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What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am interested in Edwin Alexander Fairweather b 1880 Edmonton, UK.
1881 and 1891 he is with his family in Enfield, UK
1901 can't find him but I suspect he may be involved in the Boer War
1904 he marries Maude Lydia Cluse
1911 Maude and her daughter are in the UK with Maude's mother. No Edwin. Did he go to Canada ahead of her?

I have seen their deaths on an Ancestry board as Maude 1942 Penticton, BC and Edwin's as 1979 New Westminster, BC but I don't have verification of this.

I would like to know - if possible - why they left for Canada and what they did when there.

Thank you
Brie


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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

This could be Edwin on the outward passenger list -

Edwin Fairweather
Age 54
Birth Date - abt 1880
Profession - manager
Country of intended future permanent residence - England
Departure Date:   16 Aug 1934
Port of Departure - Liverpool, England
Destination Port - Montreal, Canada
Ship Name - Duchess Of Atholl

Travelling with the above Edwin is Maude Fairweather (54)

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you JJen. It certainly looks like them, an unusual combination of names so unlikely to be another couple.

It looks then as if they changed their minds about staying in the UK and went back to Canada. They had a daughter, Barbara in the UK (if I remember correctly b 1901)and may have had more children in Canada. It could be that they had left the children behind and missed them or they were visiting family when they died. The latter seems a bit of a coincidence though.

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Outward Passenger List -

Edwin A Fairweather
Age:   39
Birth Date - abt 1880
Occupation - Accountant
Country of intended future permanent residence - Argentina
Departure Date - 21 Aug 1919
Port of Departure - London
Destination Port - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ship Name - Highland Rover

Travelling with the above Edwin is Maude (41) Barbara L (10) and Mary E (6)

Looking at GRO, Barabara L has mother's maiden name as Cluse  :)

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:26 GMT (UK) »
JJ, confused myself there! I misread it as them travelling to the UK. Now I see they were off to Canada but still intending to reside in the UK.

Now wondering at what point they did take up residence in Canada and also where was Edwin in 1911?

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Gosh, I wonder what they were doing in Argentina? Perhaps accountancy is more exciting than I had previously thought :)

So Edwin was probably working away in 1911.

The Cluse family are my blood relations which is how I came to be intested in Edwin

Thanks again
Brie

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:30 GMT (UK) »
It would appear that the family travelled back and forth form Argentina -

Outward -
Edwin A Fairweather
Age - 48
Departure Date - 11 Oct 1928
Port of Departure - London, England
Destination Port - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ship Name - Avila

Again Maude, Barbara (19) and Elaina M (15)

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:34 GMT (UK) »
In 1928 when Edwin travels into England he gives his address as 15 Sunningdale Ave, Westcliff on Sea.

Does that address ring any bells?

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Re: What did Edwin Alexander Fairweather do?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you JJen - it sounds as if they had very interesting lives.

I will also find Elaina's birth and add it to my tree

Brie