Peter & Frances Coleridge of Trinity Bay

Peter Percy COLERIDGE, born in 1868, is the third son of William & Susannah COLERIDGE of Catalina. There is a record of his marriage in Pittsburg to Frances Amelia:

Peter P COLERIDGE's marriage to Mary F LANDER, age 25, was recorded on 30th January 1893 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

This is the date of birth of Peter & Frances’s son according to the Catalina census:

William COLERIDGE was born in July 1893 in Catalina.

The following records from Catalina Anglican Cemetery may be Peter & Frances’s children:

John COLERIDGE, age 3 months, was buried on 18th September 1895. [†]

Peter COLERIDGE, age 3 months, was buried on 24th September 1895. [†]

The following entries for Peter appeared in McAlpine's 1904 Directories:

Trinity Bay District Directory: Peter COLERIDGE – Genl Dealer and Hotel, Catalina

City of St. John's Directory: Peter COLERIDGE – Prop. Victoria House, Catalina.

1921 census for Newfoundland

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Trinity Bay
Catalina
Peter COLERIDGE
Frances COLERIDGE
William COLERIDGE
52
54
28
Head
Wife
Son


In 1921 Peter & Frances are recorded in Catalina with their son. Frances’s birthplace is given as Bonavista.

1935 census for Newfoundland

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
District of Trinity Peter Percy COLERIDGE
Frances Amelia COLERIDGE
66
67
Head
Wife

In 1935 Peter & Frances appear on the census for District of Trinity, Section from Melrose to East Point.

There is a record of Frances's burial in Catalina Anglican Cemetery:

Frances COLERIDGE, age 71, was buried on 15th February 1939. Wife of Peter Coleridge.

The following extract is from Frances’s obituary in The Fisherman's Advocate 17 February 1936, note that the year is different to the burial record transcript:

The community was deeply shocked to learn of the passing of Francis Amelia Coleridge, wife of the well-known business man, Mr. Peter Coleridge, J.P., of this town. ... The late Mrs. Coleridge was Miss Lander before her marriage to Mr. Peter Coleridge in Pittsburg, U.S.A. To them were born three sons, two of whom predeceased her. The surviving son, William, resides in Saugus, Mass., U.S.A.

Peter was living with his son in 1945 but I have not found a record of his death.