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Knaggs marriage look up request
« on: Thursday 05 April 18 12:52 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon

Would anyone be able to help me find the following marriages or point me in the right direction of how to find them.

 Francis H Knaggs br 1903 and THelma Stevens br 1909 probably 1920s Toronto

Alice Knaggs br 1907 and a Clark Willis probably 1920s Toronto

Many Thanks


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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 April 18 14:40 BST (UK) »
There is no entry on the marriage index for Ontario in the 1920 's and 1930's

FIND A GRAVE

Frank Henry Knaggs - 4 May 1903 - 4 September 1971

Saint Johns Norway Cemetery and Crematorium The Beaches, Toronto Municipality, Ontario

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62655059

and Thelma Stevens Knagg 26 November 1909 - 26 October 1987

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62655075/thelma-knaggs

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 April 18 14:46 BST (UK) »
According to ancestry tree - Alice M. Knaggs 19072002 passed away 25 December 2002  - Ontario.

Burial - St. Margaret in the Pines Cemetery in Scarborough, Ont.

Clarke Marshall Willis - 19051970
born 9 January 1905 - York, Ontario, Canada passed away 10 August 1970 - Scarborough, York.(East/est), Ontario

son Harvey Willis 19462008
born  13 May 1946 - Scarborough Township, Toronto, Ontario, Canada passed away 15 February 2008 - Scarborough Township, Toronto, Ontario.

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 April 18 14:58 BST (UK) »
1911 census with the Knaggs family - just in case you haven't seen it - 376 Jones Ave Toronto

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/jpg/e002024994.jpg

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 April 18 16:34 BST (UK) »
There is an index for Ontario marriages up to 1936 available on Ancestry (also from the Ontario Archives).  However, they do not appear in them, so the marriages likely occurred after 1936, or the names have been misspelled.  I am checking the newspaper archives to see if I can find a reference.

Did see a reference to Frank, aged 24, being struck by a car in 1929, and having his neck broken. Address given as 371 Jones Avenue.

Obit for their father, Frank Thomas Knaggs, in Toronto paper; died August 7, 1946; husband of Alice; father of Frank, Jean (Mrs. Cowan), Alice (Mrs. Willis), Jack of Owen Sound, Louise (Mrs. Sharp), and Albert.  Buried at Veterans' Plot, Prospect Cemetery.

Alice Knaggs died February 7, 1953.

Clarke Willis' father, William Harvey Willis, died June 14, 1931.  Clarke is only child noted in obit.  Buried in St. Margaret's.

Still didn't find reference to their marriages, however.


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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 April 18 12:22 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your help Sandra and the info, It as confirmed some of what I was told and thrown out a few red herrings.

The Frank you came across who broke his neck is very possibly Francis Henry Knaggs br May 1904 Fulham England (of 376 Jones Ave in 1911) who married a Thelma Stevens but I have no confirmation of this. He must of survived as he died in 1971 and both are buried in St John Norway Cem Toronto.

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 April 18 14:31 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Looking at Frank Henry Knaggs obit... (in both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail on Sept 7 1971)...no mention of how long he and Thelma were married.  It says he died at the Toronto East General Hospital on Sept 4 1971.  Husband of Thelma Stevens.  Brother of Jean (Mrs D Cowan), Jack, Alice (Mrs C Willis), Louise (Mrs R Sharpe) and Albert.  Brother in law of Bill and Verna Stevens of Toronto, Oriole and Ed Bader of Keswick.  Interment St. Johns Norway Cemetery.

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 April 18 14:41 BST (UK) »
Thelma's obit in the Toronto Star, Oct 28 1987 page D32. 

Says she died at Riverdale Hospital on Oct 26 1987.  Wife of the late Frank Knaggs.  Sister of Verna Stevens.  Predeceased by Oriole Bader and William Stevens.  Interment St. Johns Norway.

No mention of how long she and Frank were married.

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Re: Knaggs marriage look up request
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 April 18 15:01 BST (UK) »
Alice Knaggs Willis obit in the Toronto Star on Dec 29 2002, page C11.  She died Dec 25 2002 at the Midland Huronia District Hospital.  In her 95th year.  Wife of the late Clarke Willis.  Mother of Harvey.  Sister of Jean Cowan and Albert Knaggs, both of Scarborough and the late Jack Knaggs of Bancroft.  Interment St. Margaret in the Pines.

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