|Birth: ||1834, Wales|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1890|
The most significant and most easily mined anthracite coal fields in the world are located in Luzerne County, part of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants came from thousands of miles away, primarily from small villages spread across Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England, hoping to make a living because of the promise that coal mining offered. From about 1850 on, with the arrival of significant numbers of women, the Wyoming Valley quickly attracted the attention of factory owners in New York and Philadelphia. The newly arriving immigrant women needed jobs, and thus dozens of factories throughout the region were established to take advantage of an ever-increasing pool of available labor. These women worked in silk, cotton, and woolen mills. They sewed garments and manufactured cigars. They contributed significantly to the growth of the economy; they kept their families together during hard times in the mines, and during times of labor unrest. Fifteen million immigrants from Europe entered the United States from 1870 to 1915 to get jobs. As many as one hundred thousand ended up in the coal fields of Luzerne County. Ann was probably a child of one of those families who grew into womanhood to finally marry Edward E. Ives. Their marriage occurred prior to or around 1852. She was born in England or Wales in 1834, and it was noted in census that her Mother and Father were both of foreign birth. The couples children were Charles, Clarinda, Edward Jr., Alma, M. A. (female child), Eliza, William (Willie), Emily, Ellen, Henry and George. In the 1900 U.S. Census, Eward is shown to be 71 years of age, married 40 years to Anne Ives, who was not listed in 1900, therefore it is possible she became deceased between the 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census. The couple owned their home in Moosic, Lackawanna County, PA. Ann was one of many immagrants from Wales who came with her family because of the abundance of anthracite coal.
Edward E Ives (1828 - 1907)*
Clarinda E Ives Timblin - McDonald (1855 - 1931)*
Edward Ives (1860 - 1922)*
Henry Stark Ives (1876 - 1929)*
Created by: Michael Wood
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
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