William Ennis born in Canada
My grandmother, Edna Winifred Ennis, was born in Chicago 21 May 1891/1892 and married my grandfather, Herbert A. Anderson in Chicago in 1913. Grandpa took grandma back to White Cloud, Mi. where they lived the remainder of their lives. We were always told that grandma's side of the family was French Canadian. According to her death certificate her father was William Ennis born in Canada and mother unknown. Her mother died when Edna was young. I found a Mary Isabel Ennis that died in Chicago on the 13th of January 1897 at St. Luke's Hospital and buried in Oakwood's Cemetery. I also found a birth of a daughter to Mary Isabel Barrett and William Ennis in Chicago on the 21 May 1891. I believe they are my grandma's parents. One of my cousin's traced William Ennis to the Anderdon Reservation in Canada. I believe William was born in Montreal, Quebec. One census states he immigrated to the U.S. in 1882. In 1920, I found William living with his sister, Emily. He never remarried and moved around after my grt-grandma died. One of my aunts remembers staying with her grandpa (William) when he lived in a boarding house. She also said his occupation was a lather which matches the census. The William I found died 17 Feb 1931 in Cook Co., Ill. His occupation was a lather and last known address was living in a boarding home. I'm looking information on Ennis families from Montreal, Canada. William was born about 1858. If Mary Isabel Barrett is my grandma's mother, she may have been born in New York or Canada.