Elizabeth Sophia Skoyles1

ID # 1060, (1854-)
Elizabeth Sophia Skoyles|b. 1854|p1060.htm|John Skoyles|b. 12 Nov 1829\nd. 11 Mar 1904|p1053.htm|Sophia Rachel Hoskins|b. 31 Jan 1829\nd. 23 Feb 1906|p1054.htm|||||||||||||
     Elizabeth Sophia Skoyles was born in 1854 at Mile End, Middlesex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Skoyles and Sophia Rachel Hoskins.1 She married Frederick Henry Dennis on 10 February 1875 at Cooksville, Toronto Twp, Peel County, Ontario. (notes: Marriage reg. 007263-75 Toronto Twp., Peel Co. Frederic Henry Denis, 20, bachelor, knitter, residing Springfield, born United States. Parents Samuel and Charlotte Denis. Elizabeth Sophia Skoyles, 20, spinster, residing Springfield, born England. Parents John and Sophia Skoyles. Witnesses Edwin Turner, Springfield, and Edway Waterhouse, Cooksville. On 10 February, 1875, at Cooksville. The bride and groom were Episcopalian. The clergyman was Andrew Cunningham.).1 Elizabeth, her husband, three children (George, Gertrude and Frederick) are in Caledonia, Haldimand County, at the time of the 1881 census. By 1900, they are in Newton City, Middlesex County, Massachessetts, and present there as well in 1910. These census state that the family came to the U.S. in 1891 and the list of living children in these two censuses agree. Apparently only the last child listed, Viola M., was born in Massachussetts. The rest were born in Canada. It would seem that this is a complete list of Elizabeth's children. The census states that she bore seven children and that there are seven of them living. There are seven children present in both 1900 and 1910.

In 1920, Frederick and Elizabeth are still in Newton, Massachessetts. With them are sons George and Frederick Jr., and daughter Viola.

I do not find the family in the 1930 U.S. census.1

Last Edited=19 Apr 2008

Children of Elizabeth Sophia Skoyles and Frederick Henry Dennis


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.