Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 |

lizedward_nestor_death_certificateAlthough his death certificate says that Lizzie’s oldest brother, Edward, was born on November 4th, 1860, we believe the inscription of 1861 on his baptismal record for two reasons: 1) the date comes from a chronological journal and 2) his mom, Mary (Carroll) Nestor would have been 15 years old–which is young, but not 14-years-old young!

At eighteen years old, waiter Edward Nestor married Ellen O’Brien, the daughter of James (a shipping master) & Ellen O’Brien on May 2, 1881 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Montreal. Edward would support his family as a waiter for the rest of his life.

Ten months later, daughter, Mary (Maimie), was born. The family of three then immigrated to the United States in 1883. Although we don’t know if they went straight to New York City, they show up in the 1900 United States Federal Census living in at 127 east 42nd Street in Manhattan. During this 19-year gap. they’ve added four more Nestors–all born in the United States: Clara (16), Edward (11), George (9), and Grace (4).

By 1905, the family had moved to 227 East 63rd Street, by 1910 they’d moved to 249 East 67th Street and by 1915, he lived at 302 West 112th street with his wife Ellen, daughter Mary (30) and daughter Grace (14).

Edward died of carcinoma of the esophagus the following year on September 18, 1916. He was 55 years old.

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