William & Elfrieda Coleridge of Trinity Bay

William J COLERIDGE, born in 1893 in USA, is the only child of Peter & Frances COLERIDGE of Catalina. He had a daughter in St. Johns and was living in Bonavista when his first two wives died as the following records illustrate:

Ida Providence COLERIDGE, age 8 months, was buried on 9th February 1916 at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery, St. Johns. Child of William & Eva.

Eva Catherine COLERIDGE, age 27, was buried on 28th November 1918 at Bonavista Old Anglican Cemetery. Wife of W. J. Coleridge.

Deborah Louise COLERIDGE, age 38, was buried on 2nd April 1921 at Bonavista United Church Cemetery (Lookout). Wife of W. J. Coleridge.

Around 1920 William married his third wife Elfrieda. These are the birthdates of William & Elfrieda’s children according to the censuses:

Meta COLERIDGE was born c1914 (to William & Eva).

Eric COLERIDGE was born c1921

Calvin K COLERIDGE was born c1924 in USA.

William G ("Pete") COLERIDGE was born c1925 in USA.

Frances M COLERIDGE was born c1926 in USA.

Clarence H COLERIDGE was born c1927 in USA.

Doris COLERIDGE was born c1934

1930 US census

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Massachusetts
Cambridge, Middlesex
William J COLERIDGE
Elfrieda COLERIDGE
Meta COLERIDGE
Calvin K COLERIDGE
William G COLERIDGE
Frances M COLERIDGE
Clarence A COLERIDGE
Sydney HICKS
36
30
16
6
5
4
2
32
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Son
Daughter
Son
Lodger







In 1930 William & Elfrieda are recorded in Massachusetts with 5 of their children.

1940 US census

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Massachusetts
Saugus, Essex
William COLERIDGE
Alfreda COLERIDGE
Meta COLERIDGE
Eric COLERIDGE
Calvin COLERIDGE
William G COLERIDGE
Frances COLERIDGE
Clarence COLERIDGE
Doris COLERIDGE
47
40
26
19
16
15
14
13
6
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Son
Son
Daughter
Son
G'Daur








In 1940 William & Elfrieda are still in Massachusetts with 6 of their children and a grandchild belonging to whom?

1945 census for Newfoundland

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Trinity Bay
North District
Catalina
William J COLERIDGE
Elfrida COLERIDGE
Calvin K COLERIDGE
William G COLERIDGE
Frances M COLERIDGE
Clarence H COLERIDGE
Peter P COLERIDGE
52
45
22
21
19
18
77
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Daug
Son
Father






In 1945 William & Elfrieda are recorded in Catalina with 4 of their children and William’s father. The census notes that William and his children were born in the USA.