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Margaret CORBIN
Husband:  Arthur CHURCHES
Birth:  1908, Toronto, ON
Occupation:  motorcycle driver
Migration:  immigrated to U.S. on 14 Dec 1909
Uncle:  John CHURCHES of East Chiltington, Plumpton, Sussex [now East Sussex], ENG
Brother:  Robert CHURCHES, b. Nov 1909, Toronto, ON
Father:  Herbert William CHURCHES, b. 1869, Somerset, ENG
Mother:  Nellie MANNING, b. 1882/3, Portis Head, Somerset [now Avon], ENG; d/o John MANNING of Bristol, Gloucester, ENG
Marriage:  1928/9
Wife:  Margaret / Marguerite CORBIN
Birth:  1909/10, MI — probably Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James Alfred CORBIN
Mother:  Elizabeth Jane HART
1.  Eugene H. CHURCHES, b. Nov 1929, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, England, SOM, SFX; Glos; GLS,AVN; CAN, Ontario; USA, US, United States, Michigan


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Herbert William CHURCHES; Birth: 1869, Somerset, England
Marriage: About 1900, England
Spouse: Nellie MONNING; Birth: 1881, England
Robert CHURCHES; Birth: 1909, Wayne, Michigan
[et al., though not including Arthur]
Source: patron submission

3a.  Detroit Border Crossing and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957 (online at Ancestry.com; images of typed cards):
William Herbert CHURCH (æ 31, b. Jarvis ON). Occupation: clerk. Last residence Windsor, ON. Nearest relative at origin: Father— William Church, Jarvis, ON. In US before? Yes: 1902 to 11/03 at Ann Arbor, MI. Destination: own home, 160 Jones St., Detroit, MI.  Arrival at Detroit, MI, on 10 Jun 1909 via D&W Ferry.
Mrs. Nellie CHURCHES and sons Arthur and Robert. Nellie born Portershead, Summershire, England (æ 28). Last residence: Toronto, ON. Nearest Relative at origin: Father—John MANNING, Crips Causeway, Westbarry, Ontrim, Bristol, England. Nearest relative at destination: Husband—Wm. CHURCHES, 1007 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI. Arrived Detroit 14 Dec 1909 on the S.S. Sarmatian, departed Halifax, NS, 1 Dec 1906 (sic).
Arthur CHURCHES (æ 1y 5m, b. Toronto, ON). Nearest relative in country of origin:  Uncle— John CHURCHES, East Chiltington, Plumpton, Sussex, England.  Nearest relative at destination: Father— Wm. CHURCHES, 1007 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI.
[Doesn't seem to be a card for Robert...]
3b.  Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956: Manifests (online at Ancestry.com; these are the actual images of the manifests): 
Shows Robert is one month old and born in Toronto.  Should do my own extraction, but I'm too busy at the moment.  Nellie was born in Portis Head, Somerset.

4.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Arthur CHURCHES (æ 11, b. Canada; im. 1908) is living in Ward 16 of Detroit City, Wayne Co., MI (p. 166B), with his parents, Herbert CHURCHES (æ 50, b. England; im. 1908 — indexed "Churcher") & Nellie (æ 37, b. England), plus siblings.  Margurite CORBIN (æ 9, b. MI) is living in Ward 12 of Detroit City, MI, with her parents (q.v.).

5.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 36):  4227 24th Street, Detroit City (Ward 12, Block No. 263, 9th Pct.), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 1045 (Book 1), p. 221B, SN 8B, ED 82-347, SD 20, enumerated 10 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
* 4227 14 15 Corbin James A Head O 1700 R M W 53 M 25 N Y England England England Eng 1903 Na Y Bricklayer Contractor W N 2 N
      ______ Elizabeth J Wife       F W 54 M 26 N Y Canada Eng Ireland England Eng 1903 Na Y None          
      ______ Helen L Dau       F W 18 S   N Y Michigan England Canada Eng       Y Operator Telephone Co W Y    
      ______ Gertrude E Dau       F W 16 S   Y Y Michigan England Canada Eng       Y None          
      ______ Raymond A Son       M W 13 S   Y Y Michigan England Canada Eng       Y None          
      ______ James F Son       M W 11 S   Y Y Michigan England Canada Eng       Y None          
      Churches Arthur S-in-law       M W 21 S 20 N Y Canada Eng England Canada Eng Eng 1910 Na Y Driver Motorcycle W Y   N
      ________ Margaret Dau       F W 20 S 19 N Y Michigan England Canada Eng       Y None          
      ________ Eugene H Grandson       M W 4/12 S   N   Michigan Canada Eng Michigan         None          
      Kime Marjorie Adopted       F W 27 S   N Y Canada Eng England England Eng 1903 NA Y Inspector Aluminum Co W N 3  
*24th Street

6.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

7.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):  not found.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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