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Ontario divorce records.
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:39 GMT (UK) »
I started this thread on the USA site (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=783186).

I am looking for the divorce of John Edwin Bach from his first wife Elizabeth P Thompson.   They were married in Cook County, Ill. USA on 07.08.1931.   John was born in NY 1902 and Elizabeth was born in Albion, Nebraska 1903.

I believe John and Elizabeth moved to Ontario Canada (probably Toronto) in 1934 or 1935.   In Sept. 1940 there was a report in a Hastings NY paper saying that John was a flying officer in the RCAF stationed at Trenton, Ontario.

In 1948 John married his second wife in Berkshire, England. where they subsequently lived.   So the divorce must have been sometime between the late 1930's and 1948.   I suspect that John was with the RCAF in England at some point and that was when he met his second wife Kitty (Kathleen) Dyke.

Any help tracing this divorce would be very welcome.
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Ontario divorce records.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 18:04 GMT (UK) »
Divorce files are usually found in the county courthouse where the divorce took place - you really need to know when the divorce took place - have a read here

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/access/documents/research_guide_210_divorce_files_in_ontario.pdf

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Re: Ontario divorce records.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for that link Sandra.   I have emailed Archives, but unfortunately I can only guess that John and Elizabeth were living in Hamilton and that the divorce took place somewhere between 1938 and 1948.

I will let you know if anything turns up.

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Ontario divorce records.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 December 17 04:59 GMT (UK) »
Also keep in mind that they may not have gotten a divorce. It was more difficult to get one then.

Jacquie
Canada: Patterson, Brown, Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Johnston(e), Gorsuch, Kitchin/Kitchen
United States: Patterson, Smith, Brown, Vance, Bower(s), Newberry, Best, Love, Gorsuch
England (Northumberland): Brown, Whitfield, Henderson
Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian): Johnston(e), Bell, Galloway, Campbell, Robertson, Williamson, Thomson, Crawford
Germans from Russia: Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Meach, Lorenz

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Re: Ontario divorce records.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 December 17 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that thought had occurred to me, especially as John remarried in England not Canada.

Unfortunately the only record I have found of his second marriage is the 'civil' one which just gives their names, no details.

Might there be any information on his 'de-mob' papers, when he left the RCAF - presumably at the end of the war - and are they accessible ???

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Ontario divorce records.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 December 17 15:10 GMT (UK) »
You should order a copy of the 1948 marriage, that will show you if he is described as divorced or a widower. If it says he was a bachelor then it is likely to be a bigamous marriage.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.