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) (1859-1943), was 31. Alice was baptized at Pemberton’s St. John the Divine on October 19, 1890.

Alice emigrated with her parents and several of her 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.

Ontario Marriage Registration (image via
Ontario Marriage Registry (image via

Charles (Charlie) Edmund Truscott was born on December 6, 1887, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, when his father, John Benetto Truscott (1862-1921), was 25 and his mother, Harriett Ann “Hattie” (nee Brydges)  (1864-1891), was 23. He had four brothers. Charlie is listed as a Toolmaker in his marriage certificate.

On the 1911 Canadian census, just prior to the marriage, Alice is living with her parents at 85 Wellington Street North in Hamilton. At the time, Charlie is still living with family.

Although the couple does not appear in the 1911-1913 directories (possibly they’re living with family), we find Charles listed as living at 102 Cheever Street in the 1915 Vernon’s City of Hamilton Directory. The 1916 Directory lists him at 90 Bellview Avenue, Hamilton (this address doesn’t show up on Google Maps).

I wasn’t able to identify the couple on the 1921 Canadian Census.

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

Detroit Border Crossing (image via

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

1930 American Census (image via

The couple also appears at the same address on the 1940 American Census. Charles is now a foreman at the Chevrolet plant.

1940 American Census (image via

The couple is still living at the same address in 1942 when Charles filled out draft papers.

Draft Paperwork (image via
2101 Mackin Road, Flint, Michigan (image via Google Maps)

The 1945 Directory for Flint shows the couple living at 557 Welch Avenue.

A social security claim is filed by Charles on January 2, 1953. A relative recalls that the couple maintained a house in Hamilton as well as Michigan. Possibly Alice lived mostly in Hamilton while Charles travelled. Records suggest that Charles died on November 28, 1962, at the age of 74 in Flint, Michigan and Alice died there ten years later on March 15, 1972, at the age of 81.

The couple are buried in a mausoleum in Flint Memorial Park, in Flint Michigan.

Charles and Alice Truscott – Flint Memorial Park

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