I am looking for information regarding the above-referenced individual, her parents, and extended family.
Ora Walker was b. abt. 1877 in Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA, the d/o John B. Walker (b. PA) and Nettie Smith (b. OH).Ora had a brother, Charles S. Walker, b. abt. 1870 in Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA, who m. a Bertha (Unknown) in 1906, probably in Rock Co., WI.
According to the 1900 Federal Census for Rock Co., WI, William Chant was b. abt. 1871 in French Canada (Quebec).His father was b. in England, and his mother was b. in French Canada.He had a brother, Joseph, who was a few years older than he, and they were living together in Rock Co., WI.
William Chant and Ora Walker had a daughter, (Wilma?) Irene Chant, b. abt. 1901 in Rock Co., WI.
In the 1910 Rock Co., WI, Census, Ora is listed as a widow living in her father's home along w/her daughter, her mother, her brother, and his wife.
In the 1910 Mojave Co., AZ, Census there is a William Chant, 38, b. in Canada, single.I am not sure if this is the same William Chant.
I know that back in this time many divorced women claimed to be widows on the census.It makes no difference to me except that I would like to keep my genealogy accurate.
I am interested in any information I can find on this couple, their daughter, or Ora's father, mother, brother, etc.I would like to add this information to my Brooks Genealogy.
Ora is a descendant of Joseph Brooks, b. 1765 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and his second wife, Martha Hubbard.
I am descended from Joseph Brooks and his first wife, Jemima Shaylor.
Wilma Irene Chant
Lynne M. Bergquist
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Lynne B. Howell