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Offline stuizzy

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Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« on: Sunday 28 October 07 13:57 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to tie up all my Watters and Bow families in Stirlingshire. They seem to intermarry, and reuse the same names, so it's very confusing!

Anyway, while Googling, I found on the Veteran Affairs, Canada website, mention of a Private James Bow Watters, killed in France on 27th September, 1918. His date of birth was Oct 25, 1889 in Canada.

What I want to know is, who were his parents? I have an Alexander Bow Watters who, according to his father's will, emigrated to the US around the 1850s, so perhaps there's a link there.

There has to be some sort of connection. It's too much of a coincidence to have both Bow and Watters in a name.

Thanks
Isobel

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 October 07 14:14 GMT (UK) »
According to his attestation papers......James Bow Watters was born in Edinburgh and lived in British Columbia, Canada.
His next of kin is a George Watters, his brother.

Will send you a PM.

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 October 07 14:44 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Indi. The papers showed that he was the son of my g.g.grandmother's mother. At least all the names and dates fit in!

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 October 07 01:45 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage July 3, 1906 in Atlin,   British Columbia  ( Where James was & was, and where he signed up)) for a Charles Stuart Gairns to Christina Bow Watters... found here in B.C. Vitals stats

http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-5790C4E/gbsearch/Births


Here are images of the attestation papers for other researchers
http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc017/660627a.gif
http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc017/660627b.gif


Yukon Infantry Roll of Honour
http://www.geocities.com/hambattcef/YIC.html
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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 October 07 02:01 GMT (UK) »
Do you also have this George Bow Watters, killed in ww2, R.A.F.?
http://www.actuaries.org.uk/files/pdf/library/JIA-071/0333-0339.pdf
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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 October 07 02:06 GMT (UK) »
Now that is really interesting. Thank you.

I think that brother George was still in Edinburgh, but there was a sister, Christina Bow Watters, born  in Sep 1874. It must be her.

None of this actually joins together all my Bows and Watters, but it really opens up a new avenue. I wonder how many of them went over to Canada? I see a whole new sidetrack in my future :)

Isobel

PS Just saw your next post. Yes. Thank you. I had seen that. I haven't figured out where he fit in either. There's also an Ebenezer Bow Watters that I found - a master mariner, who died in the 1960s I think (I haven't got my notes at the moment). I need to look more into him as his name is a trifecta!! My g.g.g.grandfather was Ebenezer Watters, son of Thomas Watters and Christian Bow! This reusing of names is both a blessing and a curse :D

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 October 07 15:10 GMT (UK) »
You can search 1901, 1906 (partial) & 1911 census records at www.automatedgenealogy.com
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 October 07 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I'll take a look.

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Re: Family of James Bow Watters from Canada?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 October 07 18:53 GMT (UK) »
The 1906 is for Prairie Provinces only

Here is Christina & Husband in 1911, Atlin....She and husband came over in 1906. They have 2 children....
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/Test16.jsp?id=17368

I looked for both George and James yesterday and they must be very mistranscribed..
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