Fanny Wills

ID # 2551, (1883-)
FatherThomas Wills (1849-)
MotherKezia Tressider (1851-)
BirthFanny Wills was born in 1883 at St. Enoder, Cornwall. 
MarriageShe married Frederick Payne, son of Joseph Payne and Georgina Polkinghorne, in 1903 at St Columb, Cornwall.
The marriage of Frederick and Fanny is based on an index that shows the registration in December of 1903.
NoteFanny Wills birth was registered at St. Columb, Cornwall, in June of 1883. Census information names her village of birth as St. Enoder.

The 1930 US census taken at Highland Park, Michigan, shows a Herbert Oats, age 20, janitor, as a roomer with Frederick and Fanny. Herbert was enumerated twice, for also in the same 1930 census he is shown in the household of Bertie and Emily Payne in Detroit. There, he is shown as age 21, a cousin, and as a janitor in the YMCA Building. Both enumerations state that he came to the US in 1929.

In September of 1929, the SS Samaria sailed from Southampton to New York. Aboard is Herbert Oates, age 20, last address St. Erith. His nearest kin in his country of origin is shown as Mr. James Oates, Primrose Cott., Primrose, St. Erith, Hayle. He is destined for Detroit and his aunt Mrs. F. Payne, 397 Eason Ave., Detroit.

He is likely the son of one of Fanny's sisters, but which one is not presently clear, however he is almost certainly the Herbert Oates whose birth was registered in St. Columb in September of 1909.

The 1911 census taken at Fraddon, St. Enoder, states that Fanny bore two living children and that both were still living as of the 1911 census. 

Children of Fanny Wills and Frederick Payne

Last Edited20 Aug 2015