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Bregetta R Fordney

Female 1876 -



  • Name Bregetta R Fordney  [1, 2, 3
    • several spellings of 1st name: Bregatta, Brigetta, Bragetta, etc
    Birth 15 Mar 1876  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5
    • b 15 Mar 1877 in US immigration list 02 Aug 1924
    • dau of Joseph & Kate Fordney
    Marriage 16 Feb 1896  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    Robert Bristow Tatham,   b. 30 Nov 1869, Clonmel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1952, South Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jun 1900  Gratiot Place, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • with husband & son in Fordney family home: her father Joseph, b Michigan Nov 1853, lumberman; Catherine, b Canada Apr 1855; + 7 siblings; + 3 serv.
    Residence Apr 1910  1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Jan 1920  1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence 1924  1423 Gratiot Avenue, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • close to Fordney Park
    Residence Apr 1930  2223 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Notes 
    • Passengers on RMS "Arcadian" arr Southampton 16 May 1924: Robert Bristow Tatham, 54, lumberman; Bregatta Fordney Tatham, 47; perm res USA, UK address Mills University Hotel,London.
    • Passengers on Canadian Pacific Montlaurier dep Belfast 26 Jul 1924: Robert B Tatham,54, lumberman; Bregatta Tatham, 47, housewife; dest Quebec. perm res & citiz USA, UK addr Mills Hotel, Gower St, London
    • dau of Joseph Warren Fordney, lumberman, b Hartford City, Blackford, Indiana, 05 Nov 1853, parents b Pennsylvania, d 08 Jan 1932; and Catherine (Kate) Herron, b Canada Feb 1855, parents b England; marr Saginaw 28 Feb 1874
    • parents' birthplace per census returns:
      1900: father Indiana, mother Canada;
      1910: both Michigan;
      1920: father Canada, mother Ireland;
    • A very informative letter written to Herbert by Robert Bristow Tatham of Natal in 1879, was sent to Mr. Tyrone Tatham, in 1949, by Mrs, Robert Bristow Tatham of the U.S.A., a daughter-in-law of Herbert Tatham. In this letter Robert Bristow describes his life in Natal.
    • Letter from Brigetta (née Fordney) (Mrs Richard Bristow Tatham) 05 May 1949 to A T Tatham (Arthur Tyrone Tatham) of Pietermaritzburg.
      Herbert Tatham of Ontario died and effects passed to 2nd son Charles Heathcote Tatham of Detroit. On his death a few years ago the papers came to Richard Bristow Tatham II, his elder brother. These included a Power of Attorney dated 06 Oct 1852 by Richard Bristow Tatham I and Edmund Tatham to their brother Frederick concerning the estate of Charles Heathcote Tatham [d. 1842] and his wife Harriet Williams [d. 1834].
      In 1924 Mr & Mrs Richard Bristow Tatham II visited England, Scotland, Ireland, France. They called on Leonard James Tatham (1855-1926). Also saw Cecilia Richmond - Lady Kennedy - still living [1846-1928].
      Herbert Tatham married Emily Evans Springer 23 Dec 1868. Children: Richard Bristow II, Charles Heathcote (d. bef 1949); also Harriet & Dolly, died in childhood.
      Richard Bristow Tatham to be 80 on 29 Nov 1949. He was a Land Surveyor.
      [Transcr. JH abt 1978]
    • The Fordney (Fortneux) family were well-known gunsmiths in Lancaster, PA, in 1820s
    Person ID I3657  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2011 

    Family Robert Bristow Tatham,   b. 30 Nov 1869, Clonmel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1952, South Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 16 Feb 1896  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    Children 
    +1. Herbert Frederick Tatham,   b. Jun 1896, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Roy Francis Tatham,   b. abt 1900, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Warren Tatham,   b. abt 1902, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Robert Bristow Tatham,   b. abt 1907, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Tatham,   b. abt 1909, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1052  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Mar 1876 - Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 16 Feb 1896 - Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 16 Feb 1896 - Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1900 - Gratiot Place, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1910 - 1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1920 - 1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1924 - 1423 Gratiot Avenue, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1930 - 2223 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Passenger Lists, Arcadian, 16 May 1924.
      age 47

    2. [S22] IGI / BVRI, marriages batch M018069, 16 Feb 1896.
      Robt B Tatham = Bregatta R Fordney

    3. [S01] Census, USA, 1910.
      age 39 b Michigan

    4. [S01] Census, USA, 1900.
      b Mar 1876 Michigan

    5. [S22] IGI / BVRI, births batch C397468, 15 Mar 1876.

    6. [S01] Census, USA, 1900.
      marr 5 yrs

    7. [S01] Census, USA, 1920.
      age 40 b Michigan

    8. [S12] Passenger Lists, Montlaurier, 02 Aug 1924.

    9. [S01] Census, USA, 1930.
      age 54