Ada Clements (General)

by stephen spencer, Friday, April 23, 2010, 08:40 (3762 days ago)

when my Grandma was alive she said that her Aunt Ada went to live in America.
Ada Clements was born in Popes Hill East Dean, Forest of Dean in 1880. In 1901 she was living in Nottingham with her mother Louisa and brother Albert Charles. Could anyone help me find out if the story is true and Ada Clements did go to live in America.

Steve Spencer

Ada Clements

by alison2 @, Friday, April 23, 2010, 21:38 (3761 days ago) @ stephen spencer

1911 Census
Ada Clements 27 b1884 East Dean Gloucestershire Lace Curtain Maker
living with Mother Louise Clements b1841 Wesbury on Severn
at 6 Byron Street Bulwell Nottinghamshire.

Do you know if Ada was married before She went to America?

Ada Clements

by stephen spencer, Friday, April 23, 2010, 21:48 (3761 days ago) @ alison2

Hi Alison,
no I afraid I don't know if Ada was married before she went to America. The last record I have of Ada is the 1901 census when she as living in Nottingham. I have no proof she went to America, just my Grandma's story that her Aunt Ada had gone to America.
Steve Spencer

Ada Clements

by m p griffiths @, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11:57 (3761 days ago) @ stephen spencer

Marriage ?

A/M/J Qtr 1911 - Nottingham - Ada A CLEMENTS

(1881 Census, Listed as Ada A CLEMENTS)

Same page


No births registered on FreeBDM etc. of ELSTON/mother's maiden name CLEMENTS

Ada Clements

by ebbwfach @, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:36 (3761 days ago) @ stephen spencer

Births Jun 1880

CLEMENTS Ada Alice Westbury S. 6a 262

Births Dec 1883

ELSTON James William Nottingham 7b 360

Marriages Jun 1911

Clements Ada A Nottingham 7b 604

Marriages Jun 1911

Clements Ada A Nottingham 7b 604
ELSTON James W Nottingham 7b 604
Hartwell Ernest Nottingham 7b 604
Sandom Edith E Nottingham 7b 604

Ada married either James W Elston or Ernest Hartwell, but from from the Ellis Island records I have found the entries below

Name of Passenger Residence Arrived Age on Arrival
1. Ada Elston Boston 1921 40

54.James W. Elston Boston 1921 37

They sailed from Liverpool on the Carmania and arrived in the USA on the 4th of September 1921.

Ada Clements

by m p griffiths @, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:59 (3761 days ago) @ ebbwfach

James W ELSTON - age 37 in 1921 c1884


1891 Census, Nottingham - Quinton's Yard

ELSTON (all born Notts)
Edward - 35 - Railway Labourer
Mary - 35, Lace Clipper
Walter 9, James 7 - Mary 5, and Emily 3

Looking at the 1901 census, James is known by his middle name WILLIAM

54 Upper Eldon Street


Edward - 47, Platelayer on Railways
Mary - 47, Lace Cliiper at Home
Walter - 19 - Platelayer on Railways
William - 17 - Iron Turner
Mary - 15 - Machinist of Blouses
Emily - 13 - Errand girl lace warehouse
Ernest - 5
Mary - 2

Ada Clements

by nroberts, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 13:44 (3761 days ago) @ ebbwfach

I checked the entry into States Sept 4, 1921 and they are on page listed as US citizens....List citizenship granted September 1917 in District Court of Boston. At this time they lived 3304 Washington St....Boston

She also came back into Boston Feb 27, 1927, by herself this time...James was still living at 40 Vinton St. South Boston

1920 US Census has her arrival date to States as 1912

Citizenship for James....Birth Sept 7 1883 in Nottingham England....Wife Ada....Occupation - Rubber maker...September 27, 1917. I also found his passport application....His father was Edward and his occupation was butter maker....

Ada Clements

by ebbwfach @, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 13:58 (3761 days ago) @ nroberts

Well found, so I suppose that they had been back to the UK on a visit.

Ada Clements

by Dewey, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 15:22 (3761 days ago) @ ebbwfach

The 1920 US Census also indicates a seven year old son named William.

Ada Clements

by stephen spencer, Sunday, April 25, 2010, 12:14 (3760 days ago) @ Dewey

Thanks all, what you can find out from very little information is unbelievable!
Steve Spencer

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