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Re: George W Welbourne married Elsie May Cox any further info ?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 17 September 17 15:01 BST (UK) »

I had been looking at a death registeration of a John Wright died as accident in the railways .. I wondered if this was John Morland Wright .. death 9th Nov 1890 ???

Had a look in the papers to see what I could find about that John Wright.  He was 25, a brakeman for the Grand Trunk Railway.  He was also single.  He boarded at 355 Queen Street West.  Funeral from his sister's home at 45 Mercer Street.  He had been working on a freight train heading for the west.  He was last seen on the top of the train.  His body was found just outside of Georgetown.  They think he fell from the train (it was a windy day).

RK

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Re: George W Welbourne married Elsie May Cox any further info ?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 17 September 17 15:33 BST (UK) »
Looks like that could be your man...

1891 Toronto Directory has Robert Brown and Charles Cowie listed under 45 Mercer street.

http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/tcd1891.pdf

Image 282 (page 278) for the Street directory listing for 45 Mercer...

Image 586 (page 597), Robert Brown, eng Hees, Anderson and Co, h (home) 45 Mercer Street.

Looks like Charles Cowie may have died in 1893
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DHHQ-NF1?i=469&cc=1307826

Charles Cowie was born in 1866, Scotland.

I have attached the sections from the directory.  If you go to the link I posted, the whole directory downloads...very slow!! 
RK

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Re: George W Welbourne married Elsie May Cox any further info ?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 17 September 17 15:49 BST (UK) »
Hoping that Mr Charles Cowie married one of the Wright sisters, I looked for him on the 1891 census.  His wife is Mary from Ireland!! So, not one of your missing girls. 

Here are Robert, Mary and Florence in the 1891 census
http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=img&id=30953_148181-00152

Perhaps they knew Mr Cowie from Scotland??

RK

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Re: George W Welbourne married Elsie May Cox any further info ?
« Reply #21 on: Monday 18 September 17 09:48 BST (UK) »
Hi RK
Yes First class again.. I could never have proved that link for John Wright .. So great detective work indeed .. Thank u for your help on this subject.. You have helped push me on a fair bit ..  :)
If u are ever heading to NZ let me know.. I owe you a few beers :)

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Re: George W Welbourne married Elsie May Cox any further info ?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 18 September 17 14:07 BST (UK) »
Hi RK
Yes First class again.. I could never have proved that link for John Wright .. So great detective work indeed .. Thank u for your help on this subject.. You have helped push me on a fair bit ..  :)
If u are ever heading to NZ let me know.. I owe you a few beers :)

Glad I could help :) :) :)

RK