NameEdith Oldham CRAIG
Birth22 Jul 1884, Tennesee
Birth3 May 1879, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Baptism7 Jul 1879, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Death1948, Monroe, Iowa
FatherGeorge Beresford DEARE (1840-1907)
MotherAmy Elizabeth HOWKINS (1840-1891)
Marriage26 Jan 1911, Warrington, Virginia
ChildrenCraig (1912-)
Notes for Edith Oldham CRAIG
Name and particulars provided by William Baker.

In the 1920 census Edith is listed as divorced, working as a secretary, and living with son Craig.

New York Passenger Lists
Departed Hamilton, Bermuda arrived on the Queen of Bermuda August 28, 1933, Edith C. Deare, age 49, born Nashville, Tennessee.
Edith C. Dear

In the 1940 census 43 Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, New York, New York.
Edith Deare, age 55, widow, born Tennessee.
Notes for Charles Russell (Spouse 1)
Death date and location from the Archer Rodrick Family Tree at

In the April to June 1879 birth index, Charles Russell Deare, Yarmouth district, Norfolk, volume 4b page 30

England Select Births and Christenings
Baptism July 7 1879, Charles Russell Deare, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Norfolk, England, father George Bercoford [transription error] Deare, mother Amy Elizabeth Deare

In the 1881 census civil parish of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 69 Nelson Road N.
George B. Deare age 40, Deputy Commissary Officer [Army] born East Indies.
Wife Amy E. Deare age 40, born Harbury Warwick.
Son Philip Deare age 12 born Demerara, Austria.
Son Henry J. Deare age 6 born Barbados.
Son Charles R. Deare age 1 born Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Son William Deare age 4 months born Yarmouth Norfolk. Servant Emma Ellis.

In the Washington Post September 5 1909
Warrenton Horse Show Ball
Seventy-five Prominent Couples Among Dancers in Town Hall
... Miss Elsie [as spelled] Sublett and Mr Charles R. Deare . . .

[Note Warrenton Virginia is the county seat of Fauquier County]
In the Washington Post 13 October 1909
Miss Sublett A Bride
Wedded at Warrenton to Son of Capt. Deare, of British Army
Warrenton Va., Oct. 12 - Miss Elise Lawrison Sublett, formerly of St. Louis and well known in society there and in Baltimore and Washington, was married this evening to Charles Russell Deare, son of Capt, Deare, of the British Army, of Sussex, England, at St James Episcopal Church here. . . . She was given in marriage by her brother E. H. Sublett, jr. She was attended by Mrs. E. H. Sublett, jr. as matron of honour and Misses Sadie Sublett, sister of the bride . . .

Also from the New York Times 1909
Warrenton, Virginia, October 12, Miss Elise Lawrison Sublett, formerly, of St. Louis and well known in society there and in Baltimore and Washington, was married this evening to Charles Russell Deare, son of Captain Deare of the British Army, of Sussex, England at St. James Episcopal Church here. The Rev. E. S. Hinks officiated. Mr. Deare is manager of Airlie, the estate of H. C. Groome of Philidelphia.

In the 1910 US census center, Fauguier, Virginia.
Charles Russell Deare, roomer, male, white, married, born in England, mother and father born in England, proprietor hardware store, 3 farm animals.
Elise Laurisen? Deare, roomer, female, white, age 29 married, no children, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born Louisiana.
[The next address is her widowed mother and family Sarah B. Sublett]

Charles Russell Deare in a WW I Draft Registration Cards, born May 3, 1879, naturalized citizen, home Warrenton Virginia, employed Fauguier Virginia, farm manager, wife Mrs. Elize Deare

In the 1920 US census Centre Magisterial district, Fauguier county, Virginia.
Charles R. Deare, married, age 40, farm superintendent (his wife is not listed).
Also in the same district Elise Deare, married, daughter, age 39, born Missouri, father born in Virginia, mother in Louisiana.
Head [mother] Sarah B Sublett, age 64, widow, born Louisiana, father born in Maine, mother born in Louisiana.
Sister V. S. Sublett age 79, born Virginia, mother and father born in Virginia [Sisters but parents born in different states?]
Daughter [must be of Sarah B. Sublett] F. M. Sublett, age 25, single, born Missouri, clerk in gov’t office, father born Virginia, mother born Louisiana.
Son in Law Edward C. Thorton, age 35, born Virginia, clerk in gov’t office,parents born in Virginia.
Could Charles R. Deare remarried and moved and Elise claimed to be a widow instead of separated? [The answer is yes, information provided by William Baker]

Virginia Divorce Records
Divorce granted February 6, 1925 Elise S. Deare, residence Warrenton, Virginia, age 44, born St. Louis, Missouri, no occupation and Charles R. Deare, residence Warrenton, age 46, birthplace Yarmouth, England, farm superintendent, date of marriage August 12, 1909, Warrenton, time lived together 7 years, cause desertion, no children, duration of marriage 15 years 2 months
clerk of Fauquier, Virginia.

In the 1930 census Millstone, Monmouth, New Jersey.
Head Charles R. Deare age 51, married at age 45, born in England, parents born in England, immigrated in 1881, poultry farmer.
Wife Edith C. Deare, age 45, born Tennessee, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Massachusetts.
Stepson Craig McCabe, born 1913 Maryland, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee.
Notes for William (Spouse 2)
Name and particulars provided by William Baker.
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