Alice Webb and Charles Edmund Truscott

When Alice Webb was born on July 14, 1890, in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, her father, William Richard Webb (1859-1942), was 31, and her mother, Elizabeth (nee Dutton) (1, was 31. Alice was baptized at Pemberton's St. John the Divine on October 19, 1890.

Alice emigrated with his parents and several of his siblings (she had five brothers and three sisters) to Canada between 1903-1904.

Alice married Charles Edmund Truscott on June 28, 1911, in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada when she was 20 years old.

Charles (Charlie) Edmund Truscott was born on December 6, 1887, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, when his father, John Benetto Truscott, was 25 and his mother, Ann "Hattie" (nee Bridges), was 15. He had four brothers. Charles is listed as a Toolmaker in his marriage certificate.

I was unable to locate Alice on the 1911 Canadian census, but we find her and Charlie in 1921 living in Flamborough, Ontario. Charles' occupation is listed as a Farmer. They have one child, Dorothy Eileen, aged 14 at the time of the census.

In 1923, Charles went to Flint, Michigan, followed by Alice in 1924. The border crossing for Charlie seems to suggest that he was missing fingers.

The couple are listed in the 1930 American census with Charlie's job, a Diemaker living at 2101 Mackin Road in Flint.

They were living at the same address in 1942 when Charles was drafted. At the time it appears he was working at the Chevrolet plant.

2101 Mackin Road, Flint, Michigan (image via Google Maps)
A social security claim is filed by Charles on January 2, 1953. This may be when he and Alice return to Hamilton, Ontario.

Alice died in Flint, Michigan on March 15, 1972 at the age of 81.

Dorothy Eileen Truscott married Wilson Oliver Wride in Nofolk, Ontario on April 14, 1926. Oliver died in unusual circumstances on March 8, 1930 at the age of 21.

An article in the Toronto Star dated March 10, 1930 suggests, "The story of the tragedy, as told to police by Mrs. Wride is that Wride started out of the house on Friday night with a loaded shotgun, expressing his intention to kill a certain neighbor. Mrs. Wride followed him and attempted to stop him. A struggle ensued and the gun exploded, the charge entering Wride's body." Wride apparently absolved his wife of any wrongdoing with his dying breath, suggesting the incident was his own fault. Further articles in the Globe and Mail suggest that there were difficulties within the marriage, and that there was an ante-mortem that absolved Dorothy of any crime. One of the articles suggests that Wride's parents, Henry A. and Rose (nee Binks) operated a chopping mill in Jarvis Ontario, and that he left behind two children. (The articles are below). It is unknown what happened to Dorothy or the children. No further information is found on Ancestry.

Globe & Mail, March 10, 1930

Globe and Mail, March 14, 1930

Hamilton Spectator, March 14, 1930

Toronto Star, March 10, 1930

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