The Many Members of the Nall Family – Part 3
Following James and Theresa, the third of the Nall children was Gordon Edward Nall who was born in Amherstburg on June 7, 1872. He worked as a teamster and married Sarah Elizabeth Eckford, on December 25, 1895 in Windsor. Sarah was the daughter of Mary E. and Henry Eckford and was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 13, 1875. Gordon moved to Ohio, where he remained until his death on December 21, 1929. Sarah and Gordon had at least one child, a son named James A. Nall who was born circa 1905. James later married Helen E. Mueke on October 30, 1952 in Cuyahoga, Ohio. Helen was born in roughly 1907 and was the daughter of George Mueke and Ida Vaughn. On their marriage record it states that James was a maintenance man and Helen was an assembler. Both married in their 40s and this was James’s first marriage, while Helen had been married once before.
There is not very much information on the next Nall child, Elnora (Nora) Nall, but we do know that she was born on August 22, 1876 in Amherstburg. She married a marine cook, Robert L. Baker, and was a housewife. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church and does not appear to have had any children because none are mentioned in her obituary. Sadly, at the age of 44, she suffered from a stroke and passed away in Windsor.
Slightly more information was found for Alfred and Ellen’s next child, Mattie Jane Nall, who was born in Amherstburg in 1877. On January 25, 1911, she married Joseph Walter Flennory in Windsor. Joseph was born on October 14, 1872 and was the son of Squire Flennory, a farmer, and Jennie Baker. Joseph worked in several occupations including a cook and steel heater for the Studebaker Plant, while Mattie was a housekeeper. Before their marriage, Mattie was living in Windsor, while Joseph was from Detroit. The couple must have taken up residence in Detroit because Mattie’s death record states that she passed away in Detroit on December 30, 1923.
Forrest Nall was born on March 31, 1877 in Amherstburg. The only other information found on him was his immigration record from 1913. This document provides a valuable lesson when researching your family history. If you recall, earlier it was mentioned that the 1900 Census states that Forrest was living with his sister Theresa Stevens and that Forrest immigrated to the US in 1899. Additionally, the 1910 Census states that he immigrated in 1895. Each of these documents differ on the date of his immigration, so always be careful when looking at documents. Sometimes it takes more that a document or two to get the whole picture. In Forrest’s case, he must have moved several times between the US and Canada.
Hattie Nall was born in Amherstburg in 1878. She married Samuel Lambert on August 5, 1902 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Samuel was born in Virginia in 1875 and was the son of William Lambert and a woman with the last name Green. In the 1910 Census it does not list an occupation for Hattie, but Samuel worked as a waiter on a steamboat. Interestingly, Forrest is now listed as living with Samuel and Hattie, after previously living with Theresa and her husband Joseph. At this time, he is also listed as a cook on a steamboat, so it is certainly possible that Forrest and Samuel worked together. There’s still more to come next week!