Mary Yea – emigrant to the United States

The passenger list for the SS Campania, which left Liverpool on 7 May 1898 bound for New York, includes 32-year-old Mary Yea of Newton Abbot. Her final destination is Cleveland, Ohio and the passenger list notes that her fare of $10 had been paid by her husband H. Yea of Dean Street. With Mary are her three stepdaughters, whose names are recorded as Alice Yea (age 16), Gertrude Yea (14) and Ida Yea (11).

By the time of the 1900 census the family has been reunited, and they are living in Collinwood, near Cleveland. Henry Yeo is a 40-year-old plumber and tinner, his wife Mary is 33 and their daughters are Gertrude (age 17) and Nellie (10).

Henry Widger Yea (1859–1918) was born in Torquay. He married Kezia Bathe in 1881 and they had five daughters [note 1]; Kezia died in 1889.

Henry re-married in 1896 – his second wife was Mary Angus Giles. He emigrated to the United States on his own in 1897, eight months before Mary sailed to join him. Henry and Mary had a son Henry Albert Widger Yea in 1900.

For more information on this family see Descendants of William Yeo and Agnes Savery.

1. Alice Mary Yea (born 1881), Florence Amy Gertrude Yea (born 1882 and recorded later as Gertrude), Edith Maud Yea (born 1884 and recorded later as Ida), Ethel Kate Yea (born 1888, died the same year) and Elizabeth Ellen Yea (born 1889 and recorded later as Nellie).