|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1882|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1969|
Ada Louisa "Edith" Tomkins-Parker was born October 22, 1882 in Dixton, Wales to William Parker-Crockett and Louisa Tomkins.
Her first son, Victor Tomkins Haskins, was born in Wales on March 29, 1905. His father was Rafael Alexander, the son of a family Ada worked for in Wales.
In December 1908, Edith married William "Bill" Haskins. "The wedding took place on Wednesday of William Haskins, youngest son of Mr. J. W. Haskins, of Llananant, and Ada Louisa Tompkins, of Wyesham. The marriage was solemnized in Wyesham Church, the Rev. J. W. Richards being the officiating clergyman. The bride and bridesmaids (Misses Violet and Lily Morgan) were attired in dresses of cream cashmere, trimmed with blue, and hats to match. The bride was given away by Mr. Tom Morgan, and Mr. T. Greenwood acted as best man. After the ceremony and also on arriving at Penalt, the couple were greeted with showers of confetti. A splendid floral arch, erected by Mr. H. Morgan, spanned the roadway. About twenty sat down to the wedding breakfast, at which Mr. Harry Morgan presided, and during the day refreshments were served to all comers."
Bill and Edith's first child, Molly, was born in 1910 and died soon afterward. The following year, their daughter, Kay, was born.
Bill, Edith and Kay emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1913, leaving Victor in the care of his great-grandmother until 1920. Eventually, the family moved to the Bellingham, Washington, area and became US citizens on April 4, 1922.
Bill and Edith divorced about 1930, and Edith married Ed Dverseth. Bill moved to California and worked for the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Company.
Besides Victor, Edith and Bill were the parents of seven children together: Molly, Kay, Jack, Raymond, Reg, Janet and Helen. Molly and Raymond died in infancy.
William "Matthew" Parker-Crockett (1865 - 1936)
Louisa Tomkins Parker (1860 - 1945)
William H Haskins (1880 - 1965)
Eivend Jenson Dverseth (1902 - 1982)
Victor Baton Haskins (1905 - 1992)*
Kathleen Haskins VanVechten (1911 - 1985)*
John William Haskins (1913 - 1954)*
Reginald Haskins (1916 - 2000)*
Raymond Haskins (1918 - 1918)*
Janet Jean Haskins Barker (1920 - 2008)*
Helen Sarah Haskins McClymont (1923 - 1968)*
Ada Louise Tomkins Dverseth (1882 - 1969)
William Charles Parker (1893 - 1963)*
Elsie Parker-Crockett Howells (1898 - 1978)*
Edward George Parker-Crockett (1902 - 1978)*
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: May 17, 2003
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