William John Carmoody

M, #75, b. 22 March 1874, d. 24 February 1960
Father*Byron Carmoody b. 17 Mar 1854, d. 28 Jul 1899
Mother*Matilda LaBallister b. 4 Jun 1855, d. 19 Oct 1931
William John Carmoody was born on Sunday, 22 March 1874 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He appeared in the household of Byron Carmoody on the census of April 1881 at St. Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He is listed as: Carmoody, William J, male age 7, born Ontario, Church of England, going to school. He appeared in the household of Byron Carmoody on the census of 11 May 1891 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He is recorded as: Carmoodie, William, male, 17, single, born Ontario, father born England, mother born Ontario, Labourer General, employee, able to read and write. William and Elizabeth Bertha Shaw, daughter of John Shaw and Hannah Marks, were married by Reverend S. S. Bates on Tuesday, 31 March 1896 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was 22, bachelor, occupation was Express Driver, religion Baptist, born and living in Toronto. She had no occupation, spinster, Baptist, born Toronto, living in Toronto. Elizabeth Mary Smith and Arthur Edward Smith witnessed the marriage. He appeared as head of the household on the census of April 1901 at 260 Borden Street, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He is listed as: Carmoody, William, male, white, head, married, born 22 March 1873, in Ontario, age 27, of English origin, Canadian nationality, Baptist, Carter, working on own account, can read, write and speak English. Bertha Carmoody, Florence Kathalene Carmoody and Bertha Matilda Margery Carmoody also appeared in the household.

William John Carmoody and Elizabeth Bertha Shaw were divorced on 20 December 1912. William deserted Bertha and the five children shortly after moving to Victoria. Images of the divorce documents can be found here. He was found on a passenger list on 8 October 1914 on board the "Prince George", Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is recorded as: Carmoody, William J., 40, male, married, Lather, able to read and write, born Canada, English, last residence Victoria, BC, nearest relative was mother Tilly Carmoody of Toronto, final destination was San Francisco and in possession of ticket, in possession of $60, was last in the US June 1910 in the State of Washington, state of health was good, 5' 6/12" tall, medium complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, no marks of identification, born Toronto, Ontario, and beside his name was stamped "Debarred." He appeared as head of the household on the census of 14 June 1921 at 1812 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He was enumerated as: Carmoody, William J, rents a 2 room wood house for $6/month, head, male, married, age 47, born Ontario, father born England, mother born Ontario, Canadian, of English origin, speaks English, does not speak French, Baptist, able to read and write, working as a contractor lather, earned $300, out of work for 39 weeks. He was found on a passenger list in March 1923 on board the "S.S. Princess Alice", Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is entered as: Carmoody, William J., 48 years, male, separated, lather, able to read and write English, Canadian, English, last permanent residence was Victoria BC, nearest friend or relative was John Boss(?), Caledonia Avenue, Victoria BC, final destination Seattle, WA, has a ticket paid by self, has $150, states he was never in the US before (!), going to daughter Florence at Seattle, intending to stay and become a citizen, in good health, 5' 7", dark complexion, brown hair and eyes, 140 lbs, no marks, born Toronto, Ontario. He was found on an alien certificate on 7 March 1923. It was issued to Mr. Wm. John Carmoody a native of Canada, age 48, 5' 7" tall, 140 lbs, dark brown hair, brown eyes, destination Seattle. He appeared in the household of Mary Tucker on the census of 24 April 1930 at Rear of 1711 Boren Ave., Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is listed as: Carmody, William J, lodger, paid $10.00/month rent, male, white, age 53, divorced, unable to read and write, born Canada, of English origin, father born England, mother born Canada, immigration date of 1923, alien citizen, occupation lather in building construction, was not employed. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 22 April 1940 at 432 Latona Ave., Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He was recorded as: Carmody, Wm, head, male, white, age 66, divorced, born California, resided at the same address April 1, 1935, no highest grade of school completed, no occupation nor earnings listed. William died on Wednesday, 24 February 1960 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA, at age 85 years, 11 months and 2 days of a Stroke. He was buried on Tuesday, 1 March 1960 at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, Section 4, Lot 439, Grave 3, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA, and the burial plot was owned by Florence and Peter Ferraro. The cost for burial was $86.40.

Family

Elizabeth Bertha Shaw b. 1 May 1878, d. 22 May 1946
Children