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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 11 September 13 14:51 BST (UK) »
Hello Lisa and Andy.

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #19 on: Friday 05 January 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello all. I am also a descendant of the Fountain family. My grandmother was a sister to Elfie (Fountain) Vanelli. The Toronto Star archives (July 25, 1945) had an article about Elfie murdering Vincent. She did a bit of time at 999 Queen Street psychiatric hospital for the crime!

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #20 on: Friday 05 January 18 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, I'm Lisa and the youngest grandchild of Elfie Vanelli, nee Fountain.  My grandmothers early life is a virtual mystery to me and most of my family, all we know is that she was sent to Canada at a young age.  Even her first marriage is only known by some and is a mystery as well.  Can you shed some light on the history?  Thank you very much for the response.
Sincerely,
Lisa.

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #21 on: Friday 05 January 18 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Not sure if anyone already has this... but Ellen Brown Fountain's obituary is in the Globe and Mail newspaper, 22 April 1963, page 30.

It says that she died on April 20 1963 in Toronto.  Wife of the late Joseph Fountain.  Mother of Victor, Mrs V Vanelli (Elfi), Mrs A Fraser (Edith), Mrs J Woolley (Josephine), Mrs A Owers (Edna), Mrs S Milligan (Helena), Thomas and the late Winnifred Plumtree.

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #22 on: Friday 05 January 18 20:03 GMT (UK) »
Winnifred Plumtree obituary in the Toronto Star 19 Dec 1960, page 28.
 
She died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto on Dec 18, 1960.  Wife of John Plumtree, 133 Raglan Ave.  Daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Fountain.  Sister of Mrs V Vanelli (Elfie), Mrs J Woolley (Josephine), Mrs A Fraser (Edith), Mrs A Owers (Edna), Mrs S Milligan (Helena), Victor and Thomas Fountain.

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #23 on: Friday 05 January 18 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Joseph and Ellen Fountain and their children on the 1921 census.. in York Township

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1921&op=img&id=e003053634

Parents and oldest 3 children born in England.  Joseph is a woodworker.  Says he came to Canada in 1910 and his wife and children came in 1911. 

Next two families are also Fountains...worth having a look at them too.

RK

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #24 on: Friday 05 January 18 20:26 GMT (UK) »
You can have a look for the children born in England on the GRO site...   Surname Fountain, mother's maiden name Brown.  Andy said the family was from Sunderland (see original post)

Looks like
John Victor Dunbar Fountain  - b Sunderland 1903
Elsie (likely your Elfie) - b Sunderland 1906
Edith - b Sunderland 1909
 
Other children born in Ontario

Free BMD has Joseph Fountain and Ellen Brown married in Sunderland in 1902. 

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #25 on: Friday 05 January 18 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Lisa...I will ask my mother for any info regarding Elfie. All the Fountain siblings are long gone but there are lots of children, grand kids and great grandchildren in Ontario, Canada. Will post more info when I get it.
Karen

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Re: Descendants of Fountins in Toronto, Canada
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 06 January 18 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Great finds RK -  ;D

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