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Frederick George Handley

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Frederick George Handley

Birth
Daventry, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
Death
30 Nov 1911 (aged 55)
Kings County, New York, USA
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec 135, Lot 14964, Grave#111
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Frederic George Handley

A family Bible spells his name "Frederic" without the "k" but also with the "k" on another page. Frederic immigrated from England to NYC in 1883 with his wife, Sarah, and 2 children, Annie and George. He came on a sailboat and knew no one in the U.S. He was able to get a job in a few days running an engine in a laundry. Later he went to work as a machinist. He was 5'8" which was tall for that time. He suffered from asthma, which was why he came to the U.S. He played piano and guitar a bit for fun. During the Panic of 1886 he bought a wagon and peddled goods. Frederic loved the countryside and ventured out of the city to build his own 2-story house in Windsor or Winston Terrace on East 2nd Street in Brooklyn. The 1900 U.S. Census lists them living at 322 Bergen St. in Brooklyn's 10th Ward. He died at age 56 of 'pleurisy' and a heart attack.

Two brothers married two sisters: Frederic's brother Charles Handley married Nellie Phillips, the sister of his wife, Sarah Jane Phillips. Frederic's father, George Handley, was a canal worker near Birmingham, England. He led horses alongside the canal as they pulled boats and barges down the canal. His first wife, mother of Frederic George Handley, died, and he later married a Miss Painter. Frederic used to ride with his father along the canals.

According to the US Census, the family was living at 322 Bergen Street in Brooklyn in 1900. In addition to Frederic and Sarah and seven of their children, the Census lists two 'boarders' in the household; Nellie Phillips (born April, 1874 in England) and her son Vincent (born December 1890 in New York). This Nellie emigrated to the US in 1885 at age 11, two years after Frederick and Sarah arrived here. in the 1900 Census she is listed as a 26 year old "widow" with a 9 year old son. We are not certain that this is the same Nellie who married Charles Handley.
Frederic George Handley

A family Bible spells his name "Frederic" without the "k" but also with the "k" on another page. Frederic immigrated from England to NYC in 1883 with his wife, Sarah, and 2 children, Annie and George. He came on a sailboat and knew no one in the U.S. He was able to get a job in a few days running an engine in a laundry. Later he went to work as a machinist. He was 5'8" which was tall for that time. He suffered from asthma, which was why he came to the U.S. He played piano and guitar a bit for fun. During the Panic of 1886 he bought a wagon and peddled goods. Frederic loved the countryside and ventured out of the city to build his own 2-story house in Windsor or Winston Terrace on East 2nd Street in Brooklyn. The 1900 U.S. Census lists them living at 322 Bergen St. in Brooklyn's 10th Ward. He died at age 56 of 'pleurisy' and a heart attack.

Two brothers married two sisters: Frederic's brother Charles Handley married Nellie Phillips, the sister of his wife, Sarah Jane Phillips. Frederic's father, George Handley, was a canal worker near Birmingham, England. He led horses alongside the canal as they pulled boats and barges down the canal. His first wife, mother of Frederic George Handley, died, and he later married a Miss Painter. Frederic used to ride with his father along the canals.

According to the US Census, the family was living at 322 Bergen Street in Brooklyn in 1900. In addition to Frederic and Sarah and seven of their children, the Census lists two 'boarders' in the household; Nellie Phillips (born April, 1874 in England) and her son Vincent (born December 1890 in New York). This Nellie emigrated to the US in 1885 at age 11, two years after Frederick and Sarah arrived here. in the 1900 Census she is listed as a 26 year old "widow" with a 9 year old son. We are not certain that this is the same Nellie who married Charles Handley.


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