Thomas Charles Rothwell

Thomas Charles Rothwell

Male 1854 - 1930  (76 years)

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  • Name Thomas Charles Rothwell 
    Born 14 Apr 1854  Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1866  New York (see notes for mother Eleanor Haliday) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assistant to a Cotton Broker (acc to 1870 US Census) 
    Residence Between 1870 and 1871  61 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Rothwell, messenger (Brooklyn city directory 1871 p. 619) 
    Occupation 1871  Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    cotton weaver (acc to 1871 Census of England) 
    Immigration 1873  New York (see notes for mother Eleanor Haliday) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1875 and 1876  130 Douglass, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Rothwell, driver (Brooklyn City Directory 1876, p. 771) 
    Residence Between 1876 and 1877  163 Douglass, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas C. Rothwell, carman (Brooklyn City Directory 1877 p. 788) 
    Naturalization 25 Sep 1876  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1877 and 1878  Imlay corner of Summit, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpet cleaner with brother Joseph (Brooklyn City Directory 1878 p. 794) 
    Residence Between 1877 and 1878  113 Dekalb (btw. Navy & Raymond), Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Rothwell, clerk, and Thomas C. Rothwell, carpetcleaner (Brooklyn Directory 1878 p. 794) 
    Residence Between 1878 and 1879  96 High Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Rothwell, painter (Brooklyn City Directory 1879 p. 844) 
    Occupation Between 1879 and 1880  90 Pearl bet. Front/York, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rothwell Bros (Thomas C. & William G.) musical instrument makers (Brooklyn Dir 1880 p. 874 & 137) 
    Occupation 1880  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    flute manufacturer (acc. to 1880 Census of US) 
    Occupation Between 1880 and 1881  90 Pearl bet. Front/York, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rothwell Bros. (William G., Thomas C.) musicalinsts. (Brooklyn City Directory 1881 p. 937) 
    Residence Between 1880 and 1881  237 Hoyt Street, btwn. Butler/Douglass, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas C. Rothwell, musicalinsts. (acc. to 1881 City Directory p. 937) 
    Residence Bef 1883  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his mother (see notes for Eleanor Haliday) 
    Occupation Between 1886 and 1887  18 Bergen St. btw. Court/Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    presumably part of "Rothwell & Co." (see notes for Joseph A. Rothwell) 
    Occupation 1887  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    flageolet manufacturer (acc. to marriage registration) 
    Occupation Between 1890 and 1898  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    letter carrier (acc to city directories and childrens' birth certs) 
    Residence Jul 1890  359 Smith St, 10th Ward, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to Emma Rothwell birth cert 
    Residence Between 1891 and 1892  166 Suydam, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thos. C. Rothwell, lettercarrier acc. to 1892 City Directory (p. 998) 
    Residence Jul 1891  86 or 186 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to Jennie Rothwell birth cert 
    Residence Between 1892 and 1894  60 Himrod bet Evergreen/Central, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thos. C. Rothwell, lettercarrier (1894 City directory p. 1102) 
    Residence Between 1893 and 1895  379 Grove bet Irving/Wyckoff, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to Nov 1893 Theresa Rothwell birth cert and 1895 city directory (p. 1153) 
    Residence Between 1895 and 1897  118 McKibbin bet. Ewan/Graham, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to 1897 city directory (p. 1264) and Thomas Rothwell birth cert 
    Residence Between 1897 and 1899  23 Troutman (corner Bushwick), Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to Mar 1897 Lucy Rothwell birth cert, 1898 city directory (p. 1329), 1899 city dir. p. 1414 
    Occupation 1900  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter (acc. to 1900 US Federal Census) 
    Residence Between 1902 and 1904  516 W. 168th, Washington Heights, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chas. Rothwell, painter (NYC Directory 1903 p. 1198, NYC Directory 1904 p. 1905) 
    Occupation 1904  Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpenter (acc. to birth cert of son Theodore) 
    Residence Between Feb 1904 and Oct 1904  Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to birth and death certs of son Theodore 
    Occupation 1905  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    laborer (acc to Rosalie Rothwell birth cert) 
    Occupation 1910  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Painter for a Department Store (1910 US Federal Census) 
    Residence 1910  295 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to 1910 US Federal Census 
    Occupation 1920  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Packer for a Mail Order Co. (1920 US Federal Census) 
    Residence 1920  406 State Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    as a lodger in a boarding house (acc. to 1920 US Census) 
    Residence 1925  109 Douglass St., Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to the 1925 NYS Census. 
    Occupation 1930  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    painter (death cert) 
    Residence 1930  28 Ashland Place bet. Dekalb/Fulton, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to death cert 
    _UID 8D3C645ADBF1BB488779624ABBD44A26013A 
    Died 23 Oct 1930  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Oct 1930  Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I95  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2012 

    Father Joseph Rothwell,   b. 14 Jan 1817, Buckley Close, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1865, Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Haliday,   b. 1818, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1883, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage License 1842  Diocese of Dublin (Church of Ireland), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1842  St. Mark's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist,   b. 29 Oct 1865, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1929, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1887  Church of the Redeemer, 327 E 58th/951 2nd Ave, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Eleanor Rothwell,   b. 12 Oct 1888, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1969, Maywood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Emma Rothwell,   b. 30 Jul 1890, 359 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1890, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jennie Beatrice Rothwell,   b. 19 Jul 1891, 186 (86?) Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1959, Titusville, Brevard, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Theresa Victoria Rothwell,   b. 23 Nov 1893, 379 Grove Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1894, 379 Grove Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Thomas Charles Haliday Rothwell,   b. 1 Jun 1895, 118 McKibbin St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1895, 118 McKibbin St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Lucy Gerda Rothwell,   b. 28 Mar 1897, 23 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1971, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Harry Edward Rothwell,   b. 19 Sep 1899, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1970, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. William George Rothwell,   b. 7 Jul 1901, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1961, Middletown, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Theodore Hollis Rothwell,   b. 14 Feb 1904, Wood-Ridge, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1904, Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Rosalie Rothwell,   b. 28 Sep 1905, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1980, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • He was also known as Charles Rothwell.

      Thomas C. Rothwell naturalization occurred on 25 September 1876 in County Court of Kings County (vol 59 pg #179). James McMahon is witness.

      New York Times October 5, 1878
      SITUATIONS WANTED (classified ad)
      "Driver-by a young man 24 y.o. as driver express or delivery wagon or any steady employment. 1st class reference. Address Thomas C. Rothwell, No 94 High Street, Bklyn."

      Married to Gerda Theresa Ljungqvist by Nicholas Bjerring. Rev. Bjerring was a Danish-American Roman Catholic Priest who was later ordained a Russian Orthodox Priest; he started the first Russian Orthodox chapel/parish out of his home (2nd Avenue and 53rd) in New York City, which closed in 1883 due to lack of support from Russia and low attendance. He then became a Presbyterian. In an 1891 newspaper article about a Republican party meeting at Cooper Union at which Rev. Bjerring spoke, he is referred to as "of the German Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer" ("Loyal Colored Electors," New York Tribune, October 20, 1891, p. 1).

      1892 NY State Census Kings County 48th ED, 18th Ward, p 44-45-46 FHL Film 1930238
      Thos Rothwell 34 born England US Citizen letter carrier
      Teresa Rothwell 26 born Sweden US Citizen
      Carrie Rothwell 3 born US
      Jennie Rothwell 1 born US

      Their 188 McKibbin Street address in Williamsburg was an eight family dwelling. They lived on the 3rd floor.

      New York Times Thursday December 1 1898 p. 12
      "Flirtation Caused Collision. Mrs. Rothwell wants $20,000 for Hurts-Blames Smitten Motorman.
      If the motorman of a Nassau trolley car had not been smitten with the charms of a pretty passenger, Mrs. Gerda T. Rothwell would not now be suing the railroad company for $20,000 damages. According to her story, she was a passenger on one of the company's cars on July 8, 1897, and another passenger was a pretty young woman who sat on the front seat and seemed to engross the motorman's entire attention. The attention of the entire car was centered upon the flirtation, until there was a sudden crash and bang, and Mrs. Rockwell [sic] was thrown down so violently that she sustained permanent injuries. Mrs. Bertha Anderson, another passenger, testified that the flirtation was one of the most idyllic affairs she had ever seen. It made the passengers oblivious to everything but the progress of love's young dream. The girl, she said, was very pretty, and looked like an Armenian. Mrs. Rockwell [sic] was very pale and spoke with difficulty. While testifying she fainted, and it was half an hour before she was able to leave the courtroom."

      Brooklyn Eagle March 6, 1899
      "Company Admits Negligence. Thomas C. Rothwell's Action Against the Nassau Line for the Loss of His Wife's Services.
      Trial of the action brought by Thomas C. Rothwell, a letter carrier attached to the post office in Brooklyn and living at 23 Trautman [sic] street, to recover $20,000 from the Nassau line, defendant, was begun this morning before Justice Martin J. Keough and a jury in part III of the Supreme Court. The suit is brought for loss of the services of the plaintiff's wife, Gerda T. Rothwell, who was injured in a collision of a car of the defendant road with another car, at Twenty-fifth avenue, called Nassau crossing on July 28, 1897. The plaintiff, his wife and their children were on an outing to Coney Island. It is alleged in the complaint that the motorman on the car in which the Rothwell family were riding was talking to an Armenian woman on the front seat, instead of attending to his business, when a car ahead stopped. The motorman put on the brakes but it was too late and there was a collision in which many passengers were thrown out. Mrs. Rothwell was severely hurt and after the accident developed serious troubles from internal injuries. The defendant does not deny that there was negligence and the question before the jury is as to the amount of damages sustained, and for which the defendant is liable. In a former action brought by Mrs. Rothwell against the Nassau Line to recover $ 50,000 for her injuries she recovered $ 500 in the verdict by the jury. Magner & Hughes appeared for the plaintiff and Stephen H. Baldwin for the defendant. The case was continued."

      1900 Census, NA Microfilm series T623 film 1109 p. 1A, ED 638; The Rothwells were living at 1833(?) Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem [this ED is bounded by W 152nd and Convent & W 150th and Hudson River]
      ROCKWELL[sic], Charles Feb 1860 (sic) occupation carpenter, months not employed: 2
      -------------------, Theresa Oct 1864 (sic)
      -------------------, Elenor Oct 1888 [sic?-Caroline- [Caroline and Eleanor being the grandmothers' names)
      -------------------, Beatrice Jul 1891 [aka Jennie Beatrice]
      -------------------, Lucy Mar 1897
      -------------------, Dewey Sept 1899 [Harry Edward]
      married 12 years, 7 children, 4 surviving

      1910 Census 17th Ward Brooklyn ED 395 SD 2 Sheet 10a NA Microfilm Roll T624_966
      295 Kingsland Ave (between Nassau & Norman) (2 family dwelling-the Rothwells are sharing it with a large Norwegian family)
      Thomas C. Rothwell 50 painter for a department store
      Theresa G. Rothwell 40 bore 10 children (6 surviving)
      Jennie B. Rothwell 18 wrapper, enamelware
      Lucy G. Rothwell, 13
      Harry E. Rothwell, 10
      William G. Rothwell, 8
      Rosalie Rothwell 4

      US Federal Census, 1920, AD 10, SD 9237, ED 539 sheet 9B NA Microfilm Roll 7850; Thomas C. Rothwell is a "widowed" lodger on State St. in Brooklyn.

      In 1925, "Thomas Rothwell" was enumerated on the New York State Census as a lodger at 109 Douglass St., Brooklyn, Kings County. No occupation, age "70," "alien" and in US for 60 years. (p. 25, block 2, ED 4, Ward 155, AD 8).

      1930 Census (not located)

      Thomas Charles Rothwell died at Brooklyn State Hospital (mental hospital) according to his death certificate. (death certificate # 20788)

      Surrogates Court, Kings County file no. 688-31 administration letters liber 375 p. 211, bond liber 256 p. 32; decree date 9 February 1931
      Thomas C. Rothwell estate file- daughter Rosalie Gorab of 319 Pearl St., Brooklyn petitions to be administratrix of her father's estate & is appointed administratrix. Personal property under $900, no real estate. Next of kin, Caroline Discepola (dau.) 200 Concord St Moonachie NJ, Jennie Anderson (dau.) Gold St., Valley Stream, Long Island, William Rothwell (son), 124 Henry St., NYC, Harry Rothwell (son), 124 Henry St., NYC, Lucy Dunford (dau.), Buttonwillow CA, Rosalie Gorab (dau.), 319 Pearl St. Brooklyn NY.