Jessie Evans

ID # 12, (1864-1945)
FatherIsrael Evans (1822-1900)
MotherMinerva Jane Moe (1827-1886)
BirthJessie Evans was born in August 1864 at Chatham, Ontario. 
MarriageShe married Samuel Egbert Lockwood on 23 June 1886 at Chatham; 005498-86 Samuel Egbert Lockwood, 24, residence Chatham, born Middlesex County, bachelor, accountant, parents Harry and Eliza Lockwood. Jessie Evans, age 21, born and residing Chatham, spinster, parents Israeland Jane Evans. Witnesses: Charles and Eliza Lockwood, Caradoc Twp., Middlesex.

At least one record gives Samuel's middle name as Elliott. 
DeathShe died on 23 October 1945 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, at age 81. 
BurialShe was buried at Oakland Cemetery, Delaware, Ontario. 
NoteThere is a grave transcription for Jessie Evans in Maple Leaf Cemetery in Chatham which says that she was aged 27 years, 7 Months, and 25days when she died on June 25, 1889. It is clear from available documentation, especially her sworn statement for her niece, Eva Roche, dated 1940, that this cannot be Jessie, daughter of Israel and Minerva Jane.

We find the family in Detroit at the time of the 1900 census with two children born in Michigan. The census form states that they came to the U.S. in 1895. They were living at 128 Columbia Street East. Here, as in other records, Samuel is shown as a book keeper.

The family was still in Detroit in 1910. Jessie is said to have born 4 children and that all 4 are living. All children were at home at this time. Mona is a stenographer. Errol's occupation is illegible. The family has moved, but the street name is unreadable.

It is evident from the sworn statement for birth information for Eva Roche, signed by Jessie Lockwood, that Jessie was in Detroit in 1940 and this is confirmed by the 1940 U.S. census. Jessie is in Detroit with her daughter Minerva and son-in-law, Joseph Trent. The death registration for Samuel in 1914 would seem to place the family back in Caradoc Township in Canada, at least for a time.

Seeking Michigan has an index-only record of Jessie's death. It states that Jessie E. Lockwood died 23 Oct., 1945, in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. It shows her parents as being Israel Evans and Jane 'Mae'.

Jessie is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Delaware with Samuel. Just years of birth and death are given. It appears that daughter Minerva and son Harry are buried with them. 

Children of Jessie Evans and Samuel Egbert Lockwood

Last Edited11 Apr 2016