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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #9 on: Monday 16 October 17 23:45 BST (UK) »
1911 Victoria, BC Census
Nettie Purvis, born April 1888?, age 23, born Scotland, immigrated 1910, Presbyterian, Domestic - Boarding House.  Nationality: Canadian
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #10 on: Monday 16 October 17 23:47 BST (UK) »
I thought perhaps she may have left the boys with a close relative, just to check out their intended relocation place, but now looking at possibly all of the facts, it does seem likely that Nellie and the boys only sailed in 1911.
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #11 on: Monday 16 October 17 23:50 BST (UK) »
RK, great job finding the death certificates.   ;)
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 00:10 BST (UK) »
Great team effort :) :) :)

Here is the search page for the Royal BC Museum genealogy collection.  blacksmithy might be able to find more here.

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 00:12 BST (UK) »
blacksmithy, I would also suggest that look for obituaries for your Purse family.  You know many of their death dates.  Obits might help you to sort out descendants etc. 

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 02:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for your team effort.  So pleased to have the time of the immigration from Scotland confirmed as 1911.  I fell in to the trap of Nettie not Nellie.  I also thought maybe James had gone to sort the place before the children arrived!  Problem solved. 
The BC archives have been great and added more to my family tree.   I had tried them yesterday but couldn't seem to get in to them.

One more question raised however is who Nora Magdalene Hearne who is written on James death cert in 1965.  I have not been able to tie her in to the family.  I have found a marriage record for her in December 1907 to Allan Bye at Owen Sounds.  I have not found a death cert for him, so wonder if she really is James wife??  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Welsh: Kilbarchan;Canada; New Zealand
MacArthur:North Knapdale
 Weckesser: Germany, Netherands, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia
O'Brien: Australia, New Zealand

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Re: PURSE James & Family
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 02:41 BST (UK) »
1916, Nora Bye, her husband and daughter are in Saskatchewan

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMG1-2T8

She is working her way West :)

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