Jessie Evans1

ID # 12, (1864-1945)
Jessie Evans|b. Aug 1864\nd. 1945|p12.htm|Israel Evans|b. 1822\nd. 5 Feb 1900|p10.htm|Minerva Jane Moe|b. 1827\nd. 19 Oct 1886|p4.htm|||||||Henry Moe|d. 22 Oct 1839|p1.htm|Teressa M. Coleman|b. 18 Feb 1802\nd. 16 Sep 1894|p2.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Jessie Evans was born in August 1864 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Israel Evans and Minerva Jane Moe.1 She married Samuel Egbert Lockwood on 23 June 1886 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario. (notes: 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.).1
She died in 1945.1 She was buried at Oakland Cemetery, Delaware Twp, Middlesex County, Ontario.1 There 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 twochildren 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 born4 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.I do not find them there , however, in 1920 or 1930. The death registration for Samuel in 1914 would seem to place the family back in Caradoc Township in Canada, at least for a time.

Jessie is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Delaware with Samuel. Just years of birth and death are given. Where Jessie died isn't known. It appears that daughter Minerva and son Harry are buried with them.1

Last Edited=27 Jan 2010

Children of Jessie Evans and Samuel Egbert Lockwood


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.