Detailed information courtesy of Ms. Ruth Edge Gerety of Medford, Oregon, U.S.A. Samuel Henry Edge (b. 1876), Kate's husband, was the brother of Ruth's grandfather, Albert Edwin Edge. Albert and family emigrated to Saskatchawan, Canada at about the same time that Samuel and Kate emigrated to America.


Thomas Tunaley


b. Derby, 1841.

Thomas' marriage (2) to:

Elizabeth Smith, St. Paul, Derby, 28/9/1863

(Elizabeth b. Derby, 1842).



Kate with 3 children emigrated 1904, Chicago Illinois, following Samuel who had travelled out earlier.






Kate Tunaley


b. Nottingham, 1879.

m. Samuel Henry Edge, 1898, Nottingham.

(Sam b. 31 March, 1876, Newcastle-under-Lyme. d. 1945, Chicago, IL).


Kate d. 10 October, 1968, Chicago, IL).


Kate Ivy Edge. b. 26/7/1899, Nottingham.
Lessel Henry Edge, b. 19 Jan 1901, Nottingham.
Florence (Nellie) Edge, b. Mar 1903, Nottingham.
Edna Edge, b. 23/12/1906, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
A. Gladys Edge, b. abt 1907, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
Samuel Henry Edge, b. 17/03/1907, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
Walter Waller Edge, b. 25/12/1912, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
Arthur George Edge, b. 30/09/1915, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
Eleanor Virginia Edge, b. 20/11/1917, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. USA.
Dorothy Jane Edge, b. 30/12/1921, Chicago, Cook County, IL. USA.
Albert Edwin Edge, b. 18/05/1924, Chicago, Cook County, IL. USA.
Albert d. 22/5/1924, Chicago, Cook County, IL. USA.





Elizabeth Smith


b. Belper, Derbyshire, 1842.

m. Thomas Tunaley, St. Paul,

Derby, 28/9/1863.



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Samuel b. Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordhire, and, as at 1891, apprenticed in the bicycle trade, Nottingham.

Author: As regards emigration 1904, it seems little coincidence that the world famous Raleigh Cycles bicycle manufacturer was founded in Nottingham 1887, (see Wikipedia here) and the iconic Sturmey Archer company for bicycle hub gear founded in Nottiingham 1902 (see Wikipedia here).

With a potentially huge export market in America, there would have been considerable demand there for Sam's skills.




The Tunaley Family History

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