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Looking for info on John Bennett
« on: Monday 06 April 15 23:32 BST (UK) »
This is my first Post, so please bear with me.

I am looking for the date, place and even cause of the death of my great grandfather born about 1850 in England: John Bennett. John came to Canada in February, 1893 with his wife Jessie and 2 children: Herbert and Doris. Another son, Edgar was born in Canada in June 1893. The 1911, Canada Census lists him as an Advertising Agent (could have been a Traveler/Salesman). They lived at 172 Christie Street in York/Toronto. He disappeared about 1902-03. My Grandfather Edgar had no recollection of what happened to him. I can't find any listing of his death. Any help in solving this family mystery would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tom

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 April 15 23:37 BST (UK) »
You have put that he disappears about 1902/1903, but then say he is listed as an advertising agent in 1911 census.    Could you explain please?
Was his wife listed as a widow when she dies?

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 April 15 23:41 BST (UK) »
Just putting the 1901 census:
John Bennett   Married  Age:   51
Birth  19 Feb  1850   Birthplace:   England   Immigration Year:   1893
Racial or Tribal Origin:   Eng (English)   Nationality:   Canadian
Religion:   Church Of England  Occupation:   Advertising Ag
Province:   Ontario   District:   York (west/ouest)   District Number:   131
Sub-District:   Toronto (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No 5
John Bennett   51
Jessie Bennett   34
Herbert Bennett   11
Dorris Bennett   10
Edgar Bennett   7

Had he been married before Jessie?

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 April 15 23:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom:

It might be a good idea to ask the moderator to move this topic to the Canada board.

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 April 15 23:47 BST (UK) »
Sorry that was a typo. I was the 1901 Canada Census. Thanks for pointing that out. Tom

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 00:01 BST (UK) »
Ok, thanks, I did think that when I found the 1901.

You have emailed me something about she is down as a widow in 1904.  Any reason to dispute this, or can we narrow the death to between 1901 and 1904?

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 00:27 BST (UK) »
If you believe he was alive in 1911, maybe he left the family and his wife tried to save face by calling herself a widow... potentially that might also account for why Edgar knows so little about the 'death' because in fact the truth of the departure was something not spoken about.

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 13:00 BST (UK) »
Marriage for Jeanette Bennett June 1904 York Ontario to George Fisher

1911 census Richmond Riding British Columbia
George Fisher age 35
Jeanette Fisher age 40 born England
Harbart ( Herbert ) Fisher b 1890 England
Dovis ( Doris ) Fisher b 1892 England
Edgar Fisher b 1893 Ontario
Emily Fisher b 1895 Ontario
James Fisher b 1897 Ontario
Gladys Fisher b 1898 Ontario

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Re: Looking for info on John Bennett
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 April 15 14:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just to add to Rosie's find of the 1904 Marriage,
Jeanette is listed as age 32, spinster, not widow  ??? parents Frederick Bennett and Jeanette Richards.

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