|Elizabeth Ann Heritage|
|I am researching my family tree, particularly details of my Grandfather who was born in the U.S.A. Where he was born and any other details of his life in the U.S.A. His father was a fireman and we believe it was in this capacity he went to the U.S.A. We need information regarding when his father Walter went to the U.S.A. and when he returned to England.|
My mother Mary Hargreaves nee Heys, Born 17th December 1918 is the daughter of John Heys who was born in Pa U.S.A. C 1889.
In 1901 John aged 11 was living at 270 Whiteland Road Ashton-Under-Lyne Lancashire England with his father Walter Heys Born April 9th 1861. the head of the House was Frances Moore a cousin of Walter Heys.
Walter emigrated to the USA from Lancashire England with his wife Caroline nee Mercer born C1862 in Liverpool Lancashire England.
Caroline died C 1897 in the USA in a Polio epidemic with 2 of her children.
Walter returned to England with John and his 2 siblings Blanche and Harry and maybe 3 other siblings.
On the 23 September 1899 Walter remarried to a Mary Stone and was living at 140 Victoria Square Rochdale Lancashire England. We know he had at least one more child with mary Stone.
We do not know when he went to the USA though it was Prior to 1897 and he returned to England before 1899.
I would welcome any assistance relating to the times and would be quite happy to share all information I have.
Recently I have come across information they may have travelled to the U.S.A. on the ship Aurania The names on the passenger list are HAYS rather than HEYS and his wife is named Sarah So this information maybe incorrect.
any links would be appreciated Thanks for taking the time to read this Elizabeth Heritage