Clifford & Lillian Coleridge of Saskatchewan

Clifford John COLERIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1884, is the eldest son of John & Ellen COLDRIDGE. According to the 1911 census, he migrated to Canada in 1903, where he subsequently married and had at least 4 children. The following information was found in the Canadian census records:

1906 census for Manitoba

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Brandon, Manitoba Clifford COLERIDGE 23 Boarder  

In 1906 Clifford is in Brandon, Manitoba and is recorded as immigrated 1906.

1911 census for Alberta

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Medicine Hat
Lethbridge (Barracks)
Clifford J COLERIDGE 27 Corporal Corporal RNWMP

In 1911 Clifford is in the Royal Northwest Mounted Police in southern Alberta.

1916 census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
10, Weyburn
Saskatchewan
Clifford COLRIDGE
Lillian COLRIDGE
Laura COLRIDGE
Jack COLRIDGE
Kathleen COLRIDGE
32
26
4
2
0
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Sergent
08, Moose Jaw
Saskatchewan
Colin COLERIDGE 27 Lodger RNWMP

In 1916 Clifford & Lillian are recorded as COLRIDGE, and have a young family in Weyburn. Laura [Lorna] and Jack are noted as born in Alberta, Kathleen in Saskatchewan. Clifford's younger brother Colin is 100 miles away in Moose Jaw, and both are in the RNWMP.

Colin served in the RAF in Canada and I found the following record in the Canadian air force archives reporting his OBE and tragically early death in an air crash:

COLERIDGE, 2nd Lieutenant Colin Goss - Member, Order of the British Empire - awarded as per London Gazette dated 2 June 1918. British officer, home in Snetisham, Norfolk. British officer serving as instructor in RFC/RAF Canada program of 1917-1918. Awarded for "saving life at the risk of his own while in great personal suffering". The following is from Aeroplane, 23 October 1918: "When stationed at Fort Worth, Texas, last February, Mr. Coleridge had gone up with a cadet, to whom he was giving instruction. The cadet pulled the control pillar over to hard, and being too near the ground (about 500 feet) for an attempt to right the machine to succeed, it crashed and immediately caught fire. Mr. Coleridge was thrown out with four ribs broken and a severe cut on the head, but he crawled into the burning aeroplane and rescued the cadet, who was strapped in and pinned under some burning wreckage with a broken leg. Mr Coleridge, who was severely burnt about the face and hands, then dashed loose earth over the cadet 'whose legs were soaked with gasoline and burning badly', and put out the flames." Killed (age 29) in crash at Deseronto, Ontario, 23 July 1918.

Colin Goss Coleridge of Snettisham Norfolk lieutenant R.A.F. died 23 July 1918 at Rathburn Camp Deseronto Canada Administration Norwich 20 August 1918 to John Coleridge farmer. Effects £121 18s. 3d.

1921 census for Canada

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
37 2 Ave SE
Dauphin (Town)
Manitoba
Clifford J COLERIDGE
Lillian A COLERIDGE
Lorna COLERIDGE
John COLERIDGE
Kathleen COLERIDGE
Audrey COLERIDGE
Violet M MAYBERRY
Allan B LESLIE
Frank N W ALDRICH
William R BURTON
George E MCLEOD
37
29
9
8
6
2
19
21
24
21
21
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Domestic
Lodger
Lodger
Lodger
Lodger
RCMS





Servant
RCMS
RCMS
RCMS
RCMS

In 1921 Clifford & Lillian are in Dauphin, Manitoba, where Clifford is now working for the Royal Canadian Medical Service.

1940 US census

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Ferndale
Whatcom
Washington
Lillian H COLERIDGE 41    

In 1940 Lillian [Huddle] COLERIDGE, presumed to be Clifford's ex-wife, is recorded in Ferndale, Washington. The census notes her birthplace as New York and records that in 1935 she was resident in Vancouver, British Columbia.

UBC Archives and Quebec's Drouin collection have provided a number of records relating to Clifford John & Lillian and their children:

Lilian Agnes H COLERIDGE's marriage to George Forrest GORDON was recorded on 16th April 1927 in Penticton, S Vancouver. The marriage record gives her status as Divorced.

Clifford John COLERIDGE's death, aged 83, was recorded on 15th February 1966 in British Columbia. His date of birth is given as 21st March 1882, his parents as John COLERIDGE & Eleanor GOSS and his spouse as Irene RAMSAY (not Lillian HUDDLE).

 

The following records relate to Clifford & Lillian's daughter Lorna:

Lorna Joan COLERIDGE's marriage to Johannes Georg Waldemar BUCHOLTZ, Structural Engineer, aged 33, was recorded on 26th January 1938 in Vancouver.

John Richard Coleridge BUCHOLTZ's death, aged 1, was recorded on 29th April 1947 in Kelowna, BC. His parents were Johannes Georg BUCHOLTZ & Lorna Joan COLERIDGE. [†]

Johannes Georg Waldemar BUCHOLTZ's death, aged 56, was recorded on 28th September 1960 in Kelowna, BC. His birthplace is recorded as Ritan, Latvia, and his spouse as Elinor Lorna Joan COLERIDGE.

Elinor Lorna Joan BUCHOLTZ's death, aged 80, was recorded on 21st September 1992 in Vancouver. Her date of birth is given as 24th December 1911 and her parents as John COLERIDGE & Lillian GOSS.

 

The following records relate to Clifford & Lillian's son John:

John COLERIDGE's marriage to Jean McIntyre DIXON was recorded on 27th October 1932 in Montreal, Anglican St George. John is noted as s/o John COLERIDGE & Lilian HUDDLE.

[Lorna Jean] COLERIDGE's baptism was recorded in 1933 in Montreal, Anglican Saint George. Date of birth noted as 17th April 1933.

[Margaret Lilian] COLERIDGE's baptism was recorded in 1934 in Montreal, Anglican Saint Luke. Date of birth noted as 27th June 1934.

John Clifford Charles COLERIDGE's death, aged 69, was recorded on 11th November 1982 in Vancouver. His date of birth is given as 29th October 1913 in Grassy Lake, Alberta, his parents as John Clifford Charles & Lillian COLERIDGE, and his spouse as Jean Mcintyre DIXON (divorced).

Kathleen Patricia COLERIDGE's death, aged 52, was recorded on 4th July 1983 in Vancouver, BC. Her date of birth is given as 27th July 1930 and occupation as insurance, office clerk.

Jean Mcintyre COLERIDGE's death, aged 76, was recorded on 10th March 1985 in Vancouver, BC. Her date of birth is given as 15th November 1908 in Dunbarton, and her spouse as John COLERIDGE, her occupation as Maid, Hospital kitchen.

 

The following records relate to Clifford & Lillian's daughter Kathleen:

Hugh Sutherland GURNEY's death, aged 49, was recorded on 2nd September 1952 in Saanich, British Columbia. His date of birth is given as 1st March 1903 in England, and his spouse as Kathleen COLERIDGE.

Kathleen GURNEY's death, aged 1d, was recorded on 25th May 1954 in Vancouver. Her birthplace was Mission City, British Columbia and her mother was Kathleen Lillian COLERIDGE, born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. [†]

Michael MADRYGA's death, aged 66, was recorded on 23rd January 1977 in Nanaimo, BC. His birthplace is recorded as Baynes Lake, BC, and his spouse as Kathleen COLRIDGE (separated).

Gary Alexander MADRYGA's death, aged 41, was recorded on 1st May 1984 in Vancouver, BC. His birthplace is recorded as Calgary, Alberta, and his parents as Michael Alexander MADRYGA & Kathleen Lillian COLRIDGE.

 

The following records relate to Clifford & Lillian's daughter Audrey:

Peter Gregory LAKES' death, aged 62, was recorded on 9th June 1974 in Valleyfield, BC. His birthplace is recorded as Indian Head, Saskatchewan, and his spouse as Audrey Colinette Louise COLERIDGE.

Douglas Leroy HOLMES' death, aged 67, was recorded on 13 Dec 1984 in Vancouver, BC. His birthplace is recorded as Brownlee, Saskatchewan, and his spouse as Audrey Colinette Louise COLERIDGE.