James Fea was on born 2nd August, 1857, in Rousay. He was a Bookkeeper. He migrated to USA in 1881 where he married Jemima Johnston Ross on 6th January, 1886 in Cook Co. Illinois. Jemima was born 6th January, 1867, Rosshire, Scotland, daughter of Donald Ross & Magaret Leslie. She had arrived in USA in 1880.
They lived at 416 Park Avenue, Chicago in 1900.
|Alice, Mary and Dorothy Fea|
Their Children were
James died on 22th January 1901 by suicide at the Northern Hospital for Insane and was buried 24th January, at Forest Hills, Chicago. Jemima died 30th April, 1925 at 651 North Lockwood, Chicago (degeneration of the brain) and was buried 5th April, 1925 Forest Hills.
|Note: James' wife Jemima is listed as the mother of 7
children three of which are living. This means that the two
Fea children found on that death index most likely belonged to James and
Jemima. The census record lists James as a bookkeeper, that
he immigrated to the U.S. in 1881 and is an alien. Jemima is listed
as born in Scotland as are her parents, immigrated in 1880 but it doesn't
say if she's naturalized or an alien that they are renting their home.
Their daughters Mary and Alice are listed as being in school.
All can read, write and speak English.
State IL.Census Vol. 74, Enumeration District 1133, Sheet 4, Line 61
FEA - Jemima Ross, beloved mother of Mary P., Alice R., and Mrs. Dorothy F. Gibbs, daughter of the late Donald Ross, absent from the body, present with the Lord, April 30, at 651 N. Lockwood-av, Funeral Saturday 2.30 p.m. from Austin Gospel Hall, 748 N. Leamington-av: interment Forest Home. Please omit flowers
The Chicago Daily News, May 1, 1925 - pp 46
FEA - Mary Patricia, Dec. 9, 1958, daughter of the late James Fea and Jemima Ross Fea, beloved sister of Mrs. Dorothy Fea Gibbs and Alice Ross Fea. 'Absent from the body, present with the Lord.'
At funeral home, 318 N. Central-av., Austin. Funeral Thursday 2.30 p.m. Interment Forest Home
The Chicago Daily News, Wednesday, December 10, 1958, pp62