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Offline mwkelly

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Looking for the Kitto family of Bruce Mines Ontairo c1871
« on: Monday 08 January 18 00:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello fellow detectives

We are trying to find what happened to Edward and Keturah Kitto of Bruce Mines, Ontairo

They married there in 1871 source from Ancestry.com, but all efforts to find them have failed so far. I did manage to find siblings of Edward did go to the USA (Michigan). Keturah's family moved to New Zealand, and some went to California.

Keturah Ward born c1851 d/o John Ward and Mary Blithe married Edward Kitto b.c1848 s/o Edward and Jenifer Kitto of Cornwall, ENG. Edward and Keturah married 8 Jun 1872 at Algoma Distict, Bruce Mines.

Subsequent  research has drawn a blank to perhaps children born to this couple or Ontairo Deaths, turning up nil. Wondering if there is any local history centres that may hold some info. I take it Edward was a Miner.

Thank you
Murray
BERKS: Rance Johnson
CORNWAL: Ward
CHESHIRE: Jackson Salmon
DEVON: Bylthe Cheriton Chidley Clarke Dimond Elston Jenkins Locke Northcott Pope Radford Samson Tucker Wilson Wreford Wrayford
DURHAM: Nattrass 
HAMPSHIRE: Ford Hatherley Joyner House Hoar Tallant
KENT: Barret Benge Bones Chaney Chandler Culmer Finn Hook Jackson Merchant Miller Norris Palmer Pearce Pilcher Stonham Twiss
LONDON: Mears Brown Cazaly Coulsen Curtis De Blet Gilbert Hayes Simon Talbot Tourelle, Winkworth

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Re: Looking for the Kitto family of Bruce Mines Ontairo c1871
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 January 18 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Wow, these 2 seem to vanish from records after their marriage in 1872.  The mines in the area known as Bruce Mines all closed in 1876 due to water problems, since Edward was a miner one would expect him to find work elsewhere.  Lots of male Kittos born England working as miners at various US locations in the 1880 census, but no sign of Edward.

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Re: Looking for the Kitto family of Bruce Mines Ontairo c1871
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 January 18 19:02 GMT (UK) »
Well hidden  ::)  A few  anc tree's gave Keturah nee Ward Kitto - death 1884 Canada - no source  ???

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Re: Looking for the Kitto family of Bruce Mines Ontairo c1871
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Good day,

Have you made any contact with the museum in the Town of Bruce Mines or the public libraries in Sault Ste Marie and area? These places may have some info about your ancestors and/or industries where the miners may have shifted to in the area - ie lumbering.

Hope this helps,
JDC
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