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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Tuesday 13 March 18 16:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hi....

I am in the process of trying again with my search, as I ended with a run of dead ends!

Sadly my Dad died very recently on 1st March at the age of 91.  Iím now going through old folders of info to see what I can find, hence trying agin to unearth any info I can.

Sue

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Kent Lookup Offers / Re: Yalding Grave Look Ups
« on: Monday 16 May 11 16:31 BST (UK)  »
Hi BJ,

I'm sure I can fit in a stroll down there one evening after work this week.  It's quite small, so shouldn't be an arduous task to look for them.  As soon as I've got something, Ill msg you again.

Kind regards

Sue

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 23:20 BST (UK)  »
Been digging around again this evening and found more info on some living relatives.  ;D

Found an obit for David James Smith for March 20th 2008 in the Toronto Star on 23rd March 2008, and it names quite a few people.

Come up against all dead ends since tho....  :-\




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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 16:32 BST (UK)  »
Just modified my earlier post and taken out actual names.  Sorry!

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Tuesday 05 April 11 23:37 BST (UK)  »
It opens up a whole can of worms!

Was William actually my Dad's Father?.... My Grandmother returned to Scotland when she was around 4 months pregnant with my Dad.

The story was that she and William had argued about her talking to another man.  She came back home to Edinburgh, and was to return to get the girls - Claire and Margaret, but never did, due I believe to the War and lack of money.  She never remarried, and as far as Dad knew, William was his father and is named as such on his Birth Certificate.  As far as we know, there was never any contact between William and his first wife, Agnes.

I wonder what will pop up next?!

I would so love to find Dad a living relative who can tell him more.

Sue x



 

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Tuesday 05 April 11 22:46 BST (UK)  »
Wow!

I didn't expect to feel emotion like I did when I saw those pictures!

That has totally blown me away!

Mat, Thank you so much!

I really don't know how to thank you all for the amount of help you are all giving me on this thread.†

The really interesting thing now is the info RK found on Edith's obit.....†

Toronto Star - Friday, August 7, 1998

SMITH, Edith Florence-† Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital, on Thursday August 6, 1998, in her 93rd year, Edith, beloved wife of the late William, and dear mother of N and her husband H Whitmore, D and his wife B, L and his wife B, and the late Margaret Collins, Claire Gawman and William George Smith.†† Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 650 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave E.) after 12:30 pm Saturday August 8 followed by funeral service in the Chapel† at 2:30 pm Saturday.† Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.† As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

The D mentioned can't be my Dad!† He was married to Agnes, my Mum, and lived in Edinburgh.† Dad had never been in contact with William, and knew nothing of Edith.† So could that mean he has a half-brother with the same name????!!!!

D is a family name on my Dad's side. It goes a long way back, and indeed my brother, and my own son, are also called D.†

Erm... I may need to be careful what info I give my Dad now, as he's chuffed to think his Dad knew of him, when it may have been another brother!!!!!

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Sunday 03 April 11 19:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks JJ.   :)

I've only got this one thread running, I think!  (I hope!)

Just putting all the info you guys have found into the tree on Ancestry.co.uk, now I've got my internet back!

Hoping it might turn up some new links.

Sue

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Kent Lookup Offers / Offer : Yalding Grave Look Ups
« on: Sunday 03 April 11 18:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

Having received such fantastic help from the Canada board, I'd like to offer help back to anyone looking in the Yalding area of Kent.

I'm in the early stages of researching my tree, so not great on technical help, but I'm more than happy to take phographs of the area, graves etc.

Kind Regards

Sue

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: Look-up request for William Makin Smith
« on: Sunday 03 April 11 18:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

been trying to look at the PADA link you gave me
http://www.pada.ca/bdm/results/?name=23986
but I am not able to view the image, other than as a thumbnail.  It won't let me download, even tho I have Adobe.

Any idea how I obtain a login for this site... always assuming I can?!

Thanks

Sue

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