Ida Manetta Coleman

ID # 140, (1870-1937)
FatherGeorge W. Coleman (1841-1922)
MotherHarriet Church (1848-1930)
BirthIda Manetta Coleman was born on 7 September 1870 at Beverly Township. 
MarriageShe married George Davidson on 10 July 1891 at Brantford, Ontario.

Source: Marriage reg. 001343-1891 Brantford, Brant Co.
George Davidson, 33, knitter, born Scotland, residing Paris, s/o Thomas and Janet.
Ida Manetta Coleman, 20, Canada, Paris, d/o George and Harriet, witn: Alven Coleman of Galt & Jessie Flanagan of Paris On 1 Jul 1891 at Brantford.
 
DeathShe died on 5 December 1937 at age 67. 
BurialShe was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. 
NoteIda Coleman at one time worked in a textile mill in Paris where she met George Davidson. George was a worker in the mill, but also an inventor and patented designs related to textile equipment. At some point the family moved to Indiana. They returned to Galt on numerous occasions to visit. Frank Church was a first cousin of Ida's and he managed a hotel in Preston. On occasion, when the Davidsons came to visit, he would throw family dinners at the hotel which were remembered by older family members as great affairs.

George and Ida were in Fort Wayne City, Indiana, in the 1930 U.S. census. He is 72 and she 59. They have lodgers, but none of the lodgers appear to be a family connection. He is said to be a foreman in a hosiery mill. Agewise, Ida's age as stated is close to correct.

They likely died in Fort Wayne.

In the 1920 census, her age is written illegibly, but 49 would be right. He is said to be 62 and foreman in a knitting mill. Two of their children are with them: Gladys A. and Earl G. She is said to be 20 and he 25. She is a stenographer in a ? store and he is a machinist in a knitting mill. In 1930 he is a lodger in South Bend City, St. Joseph Co., Portage Twp. and a machinist in a hosiery mill. No evidence there of a family.

Ida's Ontario birth registration number is 014051-70

Ida was residing in Paris, Ontario, with her sister Villa, at the time of the 1891 census, taken April 6. She was said to be 20 and Villa 17. They were boarding with a Catherine Crawford. a widow. See D2. page 6, T-6326.

We find dates of birth, death, and place burial for George and Ida on Find-a-Grave (transcription only). Ida's date of birth as shown on the transcription of her gravestone agrees with her date of birth as it appears on her birth registration. 

Children of Ida Manetta Coleman and George Davidson

Last Edited14 Jun 2016