Birth22 May 1873, Tottenham, Middlesex, England1893
Death7 Dec 1958, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California1078 Age: 85
Cremation10 Dec 1958, Chapel of the Pines1078 Age: 85
FatherJohn CONSTANT (~1830-1905)
MotherElizabeth FREEMAN (1837-1912)
Birth14 May 1872, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England1833
Death19 Jan 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California1074 Age: 78
Cremation22 Jan 1951, Chapel of the Pines1074 Age: 78
FatherJohn Edward GRAY (1849-1915)
MotherEleanor Sophia FOSDICK (1850-1934)
Marriage9 Sep 1909, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada342
Notes for Emily CONSTANT

Family Remembrance:2 "Emily traveled with her widowed mother from England to Vancouver, British Columbia in the Fall of 1909. It was in that city George met them and Emily and George were married on 9-9-1909.They then took the boat to Victoria which was to be their home."

Family Remembrance:2 "Emily Constant was the only one of ten children born to Elizabeth and John Constant who lived. All the others died in infancy and Emily only remembered a little sister, Alice. As might be expected Emily was a cherished little girl and she grew up in London under the ever watchful eyes of her loving parents. Following completion of her college experience she went to work in the London Post Office. It was from there she traveled with her mother to the 'wilds of Canada.' She had met George earlier through her dear friend Florence, George's sister. To make such a trip in those days was quite an undertaking but the great love she had for her George made it possible."

1873 Birth Registration:1893 Registration district, Edmonton; 1873 birth in the sub-district of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex; no. 144; born 22 May 1873, Middleton Terrace; name, Emily; girl; father, John Constant; mother, Elizabeth Constant, formerly Freeman; occupation of father, Cab proprietor; informant, Elizabeth Constant, mother, Middleton Terrace, Tottenham; registered, 1 July 1873.

1881 British Census:1411
London, England (Islington)
Enumerated 3 April 1881
17 St. Thomas Rd.
John Constance •• married, age 49, male, born in Hammersmith, head of household, coal merchant
Elizabeth •• married, age 44, female, born in Alford, Hampshire, wife
Emily •• age 7, female, born in Wood Green, daughter, scholar

1891 British Census:2709
Islington, London, England (St. Marks Ecclesiastical Parish)
Enumerated 5 April 1891
52 Morey Road (one of three families)
John Constant •• head, married, 59, cab proprietor, neither employed nor employer, born Hammersmith, London
Elizabeth •• wife, married, 55, born Alresford, Hants
Emily •• daughter, single, 17, sorting clerk post office, employed, born Wood Green, London

1901 British Census:2505 (Elizabeth and Emily Constant)
Surrey, England (Wandsworth)
Enumerated 31 March 1901
76 Gaskarth Road
E. Constant •• head, widow, female, 65, living on own means, born Alresford, Hants.
Emily •• daughter, single, female, 27, sorting clerk at P.O., civil servant, born Wood Green, Middlesex.
This appears to be a two-family dwelling, with the other family being George R. Unwin, age 62, and his wife Sarah A., age 62, both born in the London area.

1901 British Census:3003 (John Constant)
London, England (Kensington; St. Clement Ecclesiastical Parish; Kensington Registration District)
Enumerated 31 March 1901
185 Walmore Terrace
John Constance •• boarder, married, 70, (no occupation given), born in Hammersmith, London
One of two boarders in the household of Thomas and Mary Wallen.

1905 Death of Father:1951 According to his death certificate, Emily Constant was present at the death of her father John Constant on 17 January 1905 in the Kensington Infirmary. John was age 75 and a cabman from 185 Walmer Road.

1909 Departure from UK: Empress of Britain, departure 27 August 1909, Port of Liverpool[ destination Port of Quebec, Miss E. Constant, age 36; Mrs. Constant, age 73. The party travelled on contract ticket 41538, held by Emily. Atlantic voyage was of five days duration.

1909 Immigration to Canada:3085,3086 Empress of Britain, landed at Quebec, 2 September 1909, 2nd Class, Emily Constant, age 36, single, to be married, not been to Canada before, fruit farmer, born in England, speaks English, destination: Victoria, was clerk in England, Church of England. Accompanied by mother Elizabeth Constant. The party travelled on contract ticket 41538, held by Emily. George Gray and Emily Constant were married in Victoria one week after Emily's arrival in Quebec.

1909 Marriage Certificate:342 When married: 9th Sep. 1909. George Gray; age 37; condition: bachelor; rank of profession: carpenter; residence: Victoria; place of birth: London, Eng.; father's name and surname: John Gray, Ellen Fosteck; rank or profession of father: mason; religious denomination of bridegroom: Congregationalist. Emily Constant; age 36; condition: spinster; residence: London, Eng.; place of birth: London; father's name and surname: John Constant, Elizabeth Freeman; rank or profession of father: [illegible; looks like Escpropman]; religious denomination of bride: Congregationalist. Married at 227 Henley Avenue, Vancouver [difficult to read] B. C., according to the rights and ceremonies of the Presbyterian Church by License. This marriage was solemnized between us: George Gray [signature], Emily Constant [signature]. In the presence of us: Elizabeth Hendry, Rush Leslie.

1911 Canadian Census:
British Columbia, Canada (Len Milas P E, Saanich, Nanaimo)
Enumeration date not given
William Tippet2993 •• male, head, married, born March 1888, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, carpenter, employer, works on own account, works on houses, worked 50 weeks in 1910, has $1,000 life insurance, can read, can write, can speak English
Florence •• female, wife, married, born March 1877, age 34, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, worked 50 weeks in 1910, can read, can write, can speak English
John G. Ortis •• male, lodger, single, born February 1873, age 38, born in England, immigrated 1911, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, carpenter, can read, can write, can speak English
Next Household, Separate Dwelling
George Gray2992 •• male, head, married, born May 1872, age 39, born in England, immigrated 1907, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English
Emily •• female, wife, married, born May 1874, age 37, born in England, immigrated 1910, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English
Vera •• female, daughter, single, born August 1910, age 9 months, born in British Columbia, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion
Eliz Constant •• female, mother-in-law, widowed, born May 1840, age 71, born in England, immigrated 1910, British heritage, Canadian nationality, Theosophist religion, can read, can write, can speak English

1930 U.S. Census:2629 Emily C. enumerated in the household of her husband George Gray at 858 West 80th Street in Los Angeles, California as a wife, female, white, 56, married, first married at age 35, can read and write, born in England, father born in England, mother born in England, mother tongue English, immigrated 1920, naturalized.

1958 Death Certificate:1078 Emily Constant Gray; date of death, December 7, 1958; female; Caucasian; birthplace, London, England; date of birth, 22 May 1873; age, 85 years; name and birthplace of father, John Constant, England; maiden name and birthplace of mother, unknown, England; citizen of the U.S.A.; Social Security Number, none; occupation, housewife for 49 years; widowed; place of death, Gardena Rest Home, 1050 W. 164th Street, Gardena, Los Angeles, California; last usual residence, 8815 Croydon Avenue; cremation, 10 December 1958, Chapel of the Pines.
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