Leonard & Elizabeth Coleridge of Port Arthur (married 1911)

Leonard COLERIDGE, born in Wolborough in 1883, is the second son of Alfred & Ann COLDRIDGE. He emigrated to Canada in 1908, and settled in Port Arthur, where he married and had 4 children.

1911 census for Ontario

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Port Arthur, Thunder Bay & Rainy River Leonard COLERIDGE 27 Lodger Accountant

In 1911 Leonard is unmarried and working in Port Arthur, Ontario. The census records his year of immigration as 1908, which matches a passenger entry for L COLDRIDGE travelling from Liverpool to Quebec in 1908.

Leonard COLDRIDGE's marriage to Elisabeth Mary WESTON was recorded on 25th September 1911 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

1921 census for Ontario

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
105 Pine St
Port Arthur City
Port Arthur & Kenora
Leonard COLERIDGE
Eliz. Mary COLERIDGE
Marjory COLERIDGE
Doris E COLERIDGE
Alfred S COLERIDGE
38
40
6
4
2
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Book Keeper

In 1921 Leonard is still working in Port Arthur and married with 3 young children. Leonard's grandson, Jonathan SARLO, told me that Leonard had 4 children. Leonard's youngest daughter Edith, born around 1920, was Jonathan's mother.

I found several passenger list entries for Leonard & Elizabeth Mary COLDRIDGE, born 1882, travelling from Liverpool to Canada, and a few other records relating to the family:

The Globe & Mail 1944, Air Force Casualties, has an entry for Alfred Stanley COLDRIDGE, son of Leonard COLDRIDGE, in the section Previously Missing, Now Reported Safe.

A document titled Schools & Teachers in the Province of Ontario 1946, lists Marjorie COLDRIDGE in Prospect School and Edith N COLDRIDGE in Shuniah School Port Arthur. Marjorie COLDRIDGE is also listed in Algonquin School Port Arthur in 1956 & 1958.

I found the following death notices in the Fort William Times Journal obituaries index:

COLDRIDGE, Leonard, age 81, 17 Jun 1965, PA (18 Jun 1965 p.2)

COLDRIDGE, Elizabeth (Mrs.), age 91, 22 Jun 1972, Thunder Bay (23 Jun 1972 p.19)