William Tristram

b. about 1871, d. March 24, 1950
FatherJames Tristram b. before February 15, 1832, d. October 2, 1909
MotherMaria Morris b. about 1836, d. May 18, 1905
(Child) BirthWilliam Tristram was born about 1871 at CT. 
ResidenceHe lived in the household of James Tristram and Maria Tristram, and with Richard Tristram, Thomas Tristram, John Tristram, Maria Tristram and James J. Tristram on June 5, 1880 at 10 Oak Street, Manhattan, NY. 
Newspaper ClippingThe following newspaper article appeared in New York Tribune on January 23, 1887:
BOLD BURGLARS IDENTIFIED,
UNABLE TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR ACTION.
A FATHER'S GRIEF THAT HIS SONS, SHOULD GO ASTRAY-WERE THEY KILLED?

The bodies of the t w o burglars who were killed at White Plains on Thursday night-have been identified as those of John and Thomas Tristram, of this city. They are sons of James Tristram, a wire cloth and sieve, maker living in a tenement-house.at No. 130 1/2 Monroe st, this city. Until last Tuesday they were employed by their brothers, Richard and James Tristram, jr ., who are engaged in the manufacture of sieves on the third loft-of the building No. 195 Water-st. The family, composed of the father and mother and five brothers, is in moderate circumstances- and lives comfortably. The younger brothers, Thomas, ago nineteen; John, "age sixteen, and William, age fifteen, and the father were ostensibly in- the employ of the two elder brothers, James, Jr., and Richard and business was done under the firm name of Tristram Brothers, although it was understood by those who know that all had an interest in the profits.

Early Thursday morning Thomas, John and William left their home, giving their parents and brothers the impression that that they were going to their workshop. They wore not seen again during the day and thelr absence caused much worriment. On Thursday evening at 9:30 o'clock, William, the youngest brother, returned to his home and said that he had been to Coney Island and .that he had been sent home by his brothers, who intended to return by a later train. The parents, realizing that there was little to attract people to Coney Island at this season of the year, questioned their son closely, "but were unable to elicit any more definite information from him. Late on Friday evening Mr. Tristram read a description of the young men who had been killed at White Plains. It tallied so closely with the general appearance of his missing sons that he was impelled to send James and Richard to White Plains yesterday morning. As soon as they saw the bodies of the dead men they recognized them as their brothers.

Mr. Tristram, who is past sixty years of age, was found in the afternoon at the. loft, where he assists his sons. When a reporter entered the room he sat on a pile of boxes, swaying to and fro and sobbing like a child. He seemed to be nearly beside himself with grief and it was with difficulty he told of the disappearance of his sons.

"Tom and John," he said •”were good boys and never went around with the gangs which infest the' neighborhood in which we live. They were seldom out of the house and then only with my permission to go to the theatre, ' of which they were very fond. They worked steadily, never drank and never had any firearms in their possession. What possessed them to run away and to buy revolvers and knives I am wholly at a loss to comprehend. They could always obtain enough money to meet their wants and although they worked hard, they never seemed to be dissatisfied with their condition, if they were guilty of the murder with which they are charged the only way I can account for it is that- they were insane, and as for their shooting themselves, 1 regard that as a preposterous assertion made to cloak the deeds of those who shot them down In cold blood. They were innocent, surely innocent"

The announcement that John and Thomas Tristram were the so-called desperadoes was received -with much surprise by those who had known the young men.. In the neighborhoods where they lived and worked they were generally regarded- as being young men of exceptionally good morals and character. The loft In which they worked has been rented for the last; seven years from George L. Squires, who occupies the' ground floor and who has seen thorn almost daily for that length of time.

“I looked upon those two boys," he said, "as model young men. They were always quiet and modest in their demeanor and seemed never to have a disposition to engage in boyish amusements or pranks of any kind. Their education had been necessarily limited and they were obliged to work before they had reached their teens. This tended to make them old before their time. It is apparent from the firearms they carried that they had been .reading dime novels and witnessing blood and thunder dramas, had been imbued with, the• spirit of adventure and- were going West to fight Indians.. They knew little of the geography of the country and probably thought White Plains was the place- where Indians abounded."

Mrs. Tristram, a matronly looking woman of fifty-five or thereabouts, was found at her homo last evening in the midst of-a group of women who had come in to console her. At her side was her youngest son, William, who said that he and his brothers went from: their home Thursday direct to the Grand Central Station, where they purchased tickets to Patterson,-a station on the Harlem Railroad sixty miles from this city, and went there on the train starting at 10:30 am. Upon arriving at Patterson the three alighted and walked about the village for a time and then along the railroad track to Towner's, two mile south. Here they boarded a New York and Northern train and rode to White Plains. William was told to go home at once. John and Thomas had only 40 cents between them. William: reached his home at 9:30 p. m.

Mrs. Tristram said that her son John had been sick with intermittent fever for three weeks. "Neither of the boys was-over bright." she continued, “and they certainly must have .been crazy when they killed that poor man Mead. An uncle of theirs lives at White Plain. I never will believe that my boys would steal. Sooner than do that they would kill themselves."

The two elder; brothers, James and Richard, returned to the city last evening. Like their parents, they believe that John and Thomas wore insane with fright when they killed themselves, and. not being accustomed to the use of firearms, did not realize what they were doing when they fired at William Mead. They will go again to White Plains to-morrow to attend the inquest, which has been adjourned at the request of District- Attorney Baker.

The funeral of William Mead the murdered man, will take place at the Memorial Methodist' Church In. White Plains at 2 o'clock to-day.
ResidenceHe lived in the household of James Tristram and Maria Tristram, and with Maria Tristram and James J. Tristram on February 16, 1892 at Brooklyn, NY. 
ResidenceHe lived in the household of James Tristram and Maria Tristram, and with James J. Tristram and Maria Tristram on June 11, 1900 at Rockville Centre, NY. 
1915 NY CensusHe, listed as 45, appeared on the 1915 New York State Census of Rockville Centre, NY in the household of his his sister and brother Maria Tristram, and with James J. Tristram, William and James were Wire Workers. 
1920 US CensusHe, listed as 45, appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Rockville Centre, NY in the household of his brother, James J. Tristram, and with Maria Tristram. William was a Wire Clerk and James was a Wire Importer. 
1925 NY CensusHe, listed as 55, appeared on the 1925 New York State Census of Rockville Centre, NY in the household of his brother, James J. Tristram, and with Maria Tristram, William wsa listed as a Paint Salesman. 
1930 US CensusHe, listed as 59, appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Rockville Centre, NY in the household of his brother, James J. Tristram, and with Maria Tristram, William was listed as a Clerk at a Wire Works. 
1940 US CensusWilliam, listed as 69 years old, appeared as the head of household on the 1940 Federal Census of Rockville Centre, NY, on 39 Lee Avenue, recorded April 4, 1940. William was listed as working at a Wire Works. Also living with William were his sister, Maria, 64. 
(Deceased) DeathWilliam died on March 24, 1950 at Hempstead, NY.  
(Interred) BurialHe was buried after March 24, 1950 at Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Nassau County, NY,
Plot S:42, with his sister, Maria.
Last EditedApril 15, 2021

William Samuel Tristram

b. September 5, 1863
FatherJames Tristram b. before February 15, 1832, d. October 2, 1909
MotherMaria Morris b. about 1836, d. May 18, 1905
(Child) BirthWilliam Samuel Tristram was born on September 5, 1863 at Manhattan, NY. 
(Child) BaptismHe was baptized on November 15, 1863 at St. Teresa, Manhattan, NY. 
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William Turley

b. about 1898
ChartsDescendant Chart for William Bakewell
(Child) BirthWilliam Turley was born about 1898 at NY. 
(Groom) MarriageWilliam married Catherine Bakewell, 27, daughter of James Bakewell and Katie Mattimore, on June 1, 1926 at Manhattan, NY..  

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Catherine Bakewell b. June 22, 1898
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(?) Turner

b. circa 1825
ChartsAncestors of Alfred William Fletcher
(Child) Birth(?) Turner was born circa 1825 at England Turner's wife born in Scotland. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Margaret, was born in July, 1846 at NY. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Eliza, was born in March, 1853 at NY. 

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Children
Last EditedOctober 15, 2010

E. Turner

d. before June, 1844
(Son) BirthA son, John, was born before 1823. 
(Deceased) DeathE. died before June, 1844.  

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Child
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Eliza Turner

b. March, 1853
Father(?) Turner b. circa 1825
(Child) BirthEliza Turner was born in March, 1853 at NY. 
ResidenceShe lived in the household of James Thompson and Margaret Turner, and with James Thompson, Elsie Thompson, George Thompson and Margaret Thompson on June 12, 1880 at 270 Cherry Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY. 
ResidenceShe and Margaret Turner lived on June 8, 1900 at 18th Street, Kings County, NY. 
1910 US CensusEliza, listed as 56 years old, appeared as the head of household on the 1910 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, on 51 Manhattan Avenue, recorded 1910. Eliza's sister, Margaret Thompson, listed as 63 years old and widowed, also lived with her.. Eliza was a Trimmer in a Hat Factory. 
1930 US CensusShe, listed as 79 and widowed, appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY in the household of her niece Elsie Miller, and with Gladys Livingston, Norman Miller, Gloria Miller and Margaret Turner
Last EditedApril 1, 2018

Forest Turner

b. about 1905
(Child) BirthForest Turner was born about 1905 at WV. 
(Groom) MarriageForest married Clair Clondale Wilson, daughter of Irvin Bruce Wilson and Eliza Ellen Haddox, about 1926 at WV..  

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Clair Clondale Wilson b. April 10, 1906, d. December 14, 1944
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John Turner

b. before 1823
FatherE. Turner d. before June, 1844
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(Child) BirthJohn Turner was born before 1823. 
OccupationJohn was a Hingemaker in 1844. 
(Groom) MarriageJohn married Ellen Walker, 22, daughter of Edward Walker and Ann Selvey, on June 3, 1844 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England..  

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Ellen Walker b. February 13, 1822
Last EditedJanuary 7, 2012

Margaret Turner

b. July, 1846
Father(?) Turner b. circa 1825
ChartsAncestors of Alfred William Fletcher
(Child) BirthMargaret Turner was born in July, 1846 at NY. 
(Bride) MarriageMargaret married James Thompson about 1863..  
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Sarah, was born about 1863 at NY. 
(Son) BirthA son, James, was born about 1864 at NY. 
(Son) BirthA son, George, was born about 1867 at NY. 
ResidenceShe and James Thompson lived on July 2, 1870 at Brooklyn, Kings County, NY. James was a Clerk in a Factory. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Margaret, was born about 1872 at NY. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Elsie, was born in September, 1875 at NY. 
ResidenceShe and James Thompson lived on June 12, 1880 at 270 Cherry Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY. Also living with them was James Thompson, Elsie Thompson, George Thompson, Margaret Thompson and Eliza Turner. James was a Watchman, James (son) works in a Foundry, Geroge was an Errand Boy. 
NoteShe
Margaret listed as widow, 5 children born, 2 living
on June 8, 1900. 
ResidenceShe and Eliza Turner lived on June 8, 1900 at 18th Street, Kings County, NY. 
1910 US CensusShe appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY in the household of her sister, Eliza Turner, She is listed as having 5 children born, 2 still living. 
1930 US CensusShe, listed as 88, appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings County, NY in the household of her daughter, Elsie Miller, and with Gladys Livingston, Norman Miller, Gloria Miller and Eliza Turner

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James Thompson b. about 1835, d. before 1900
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Clara Twells

b. 1853, d. before January 27, 1922
FatherLanclett Twells
MotherAnn Poulton b. about 1825
(Child) BirthClara Twells was born in 1853 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, Jul - Sep. 
ResidenceShe lived in the household of Joseph Fellows and Ann Poulton in 1871 at 37 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Clara, was born in January, 1872 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Son) BirthA son, William, was born before March 14, 1873 at Salop Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Son) BirthA son, John, was born in 1875. 
(First) MarriageClara's first marriage was to James Careless, son of John Careless and Elizabeth (?), in 1875 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.. Oct - Dec. Clara lived next door. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Nellie, was born about 1877 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Son) BirthA son, Henry, was born about 1879 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Son) BirthA son, George, was born about 1880 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
ResidenceShe and James Careless lived in 1881 at 37 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. Also living with them was Mary Careless, James Careless, Nellie Careless, Henry Careless, George Careless and John Careless. James and James (son) were Coffin Makers. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Ann, was born in 1883 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Second) MarriageClara's second marriage was to Henry Careless on December 31, 1884 at Bilston, Staffordshire, England.  
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Mary, was born about 1885. 
(Son) BirthA son, Alfred, was born about 1890 at Bilston, Staffordshire, England. 
ResidenceShe and Henry Careless lived in 1891 at 38 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. Also living with them was John Careless, Nellie Careless, Henry Careless, George Careless, Mary E. Careless, Alfred Careless and James Careless. Cousin James (31) was a Basket Maker. Henry and John (son) were Coffin Makers. 
(Son) BirthA son, Harold, was born in May, 1895 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Daughter) BirthA daughter, Cecilia, was born in April, 1900 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. 
(Deceased) DeathClara died before January 27, 1922 at Salop Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.  
(Interred) BurialShe was buried on January 27, 1922 at Merridale Cemetery, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.
 

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James Careless b. before April 23, 1826, d. before August 13, 1883
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Henry Careless b. about 1859
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