NameMagnolia CAMP
Death1960
Spouses
Birthabt 1869, Demerara, Guyana
Death1946
FatherGeorge Beresford DEARE (1840-1907)
MotherAmy Elizabeth HOWKINS (1840-1891)
ChildrenAmy Bernice (1891-1986)
 Marguerite E. (1893-)
Notes for Magnolia CAMP
Known as Maggie.

Name and death year from Amy Rodrick.
Notes for George Philip (Spouse 1)
Middle name from Elizabeth Kerchner.

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, Antigua [Demerara is actually a region of Guyana, South America. Antigua is an island about 750 miles NNW of Georgetown, Guyana].
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.

A possible entry in the 1895 Iowa census Philip Deere, age 27, white, born South ????, residence Davenport, Scott.

In the 1900 US census Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.
Roomer George Deare, single, age 31, born November 1868 Guiana, British South America, father born in India, mother born Isle of Jersey, [If this George Deere is indeed Philip Deere then his mother was born in Harbury Warwickshire. However her family did move around to Hampshire, Devonshire, and France, perhaps the were on the Isle of Jersey for a while also.] immigrated 1894, 6 years in the US, naturalized citizen, bar tender, employed 4 months.
The head of the household is Mrs Sarah Davis. Several of the other roomers are hotel worker, pantry another bar tender, laundry.

In the 1910 US census Christian, Kentucky. The 8 people listed at this place here all mentioned as McGeach? Con. Co. hired ????.
George P. Deare, white, age 39, widower, born South America Guiana, father born East India English, mother born England, cook (construction company).
The others at this address are an engineer (railroad), electrician (railroad), blacksmith (shop), another cook, 2 labourers (construction company) and a wife of one of the laborers.

In the 1940 US census Lindberg [Street?], Buffalo, Erie, New York.
Head George P. Deare, age 73, born South America, living in the same house as 1935, number of hours worked the previous week 98, cook, private cooking.
Wife Myra Deare, age 53, born New York, same house as 1935, hours worked previous week 98, waitress, private cooking.

From Elizabeth Kerchner
Philip T. Deare He traveled all over the country as a crew cook. Construction, railroad building, and public works crews. He felt if he worked as a cook he would never go hungry. Maybe the first years after leaving home were hard in that way. 
Myra, was his 5th wife and his 7th wife. [When they broke up] She returned to her parents in Niagara Falls, NY. He married a friend but regretted it. 8 years later, divorced, he won [Myra] back. They were remarried and were together for the rest of their lives. [They] settled in Buffalo and opened a Restaurant and Inn. It was called "The Caribou Inn" There was also an Ice Cream parlor attached. 
As far as we know, [he] had only one other child with an early wife. A girl who grew up in California. I am not sure of her exact name. Margaret ?
Philip died in 1946. Myra died in her mid 50's from the complications of a serious car accident.  
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