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William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« on: Friday 13 April 18 09:10 BST (UK) »
Hi folks

Iam trying to trace an Uncle of my grandmother

his name is William Mcdonald Samuel, born around 12 January 1883 in peterhead
his father and mother are George Samuel and Helen Samuel

we know very little of his life but know he was in Canada and I think mostly Detroit Michigan

JANUARY 1923 Williams Brother Alexander arrived in Canada and his contact is WILLIAM SAMUEL 128 MAIN STREET , HAMILTON ONTARIO

OCTOBER 1923 DETROIT BORDER CROSSING AND PASSENGER LIST - 1923

William Samuel
Male
39 years
Scotch
birth abt 1884
place of birth Peterhead Scotland
arrival date 6 OCTOBER 1923
DETROIT MICHIGAN USA
Contact - Uncle John Mcdonald, Adelaide street toronto


This contact is his mothers Brother john and he died in Toronto around 8th jan 1932 and is layed to rest in mount pleasant cemetery in Toronto




1930 CENSUS - DETRIOT HOUSE OF CORRECTION

William is listed as a prisoner and all his details are confirming its him


1942 WORLD WAR 2 DRAFT REGESTRATION CARD

WILLIAM MC SAMUEL is Listed here again and his address looks like 130 Felden?? Detriot Michigan

working for Screw Mach and Tool 3385 Gratiot ?? Detroit Michigan

various othe details on record but cant read them

signed by helen McDonald Samuel - Could be his Sister as she was in York Ontario and married to a Robert McIntosh in 1928 I cannot trace her either there are various info a  border crossing and a marriage record


12 MARCH 1947 US SOCIAL SECURITY APPLICATIONS AND CLAIMS INDEX

William Mcdonald Samuel

dob 12 jan 1882
Scotland

Claim date  12 March 1947

in notes it reads 19 AUG 1977 WILLIAM MCDONALD SAMUEL



This is the only info I have but hope it helps us find where William died or lived etc after the dates listed not sure what any of the above records really mean

could anyone explain what these are as I'm not really sure

I would love to find where William died or any other info on his life

not sure why he would have been in jail

there was 3 Samuel siblings all in Canada around 1920 onwards William Alexander and Helen

I only know alexander died in Windsor Ontario in 1962

I have no info on the death of William or helen

any help given will be greatly appreciated

ryan - Scotland

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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 April 18 09:39 BST (UK) »
On the WW2 Draft registration card it is signed by William himself, not Helen M.D. Samuel.   

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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 April 18 09:42 BST (UK) »
Ok thanks very much  for that information

Ryan

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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 April 18 09:49 BST (UK) »
This is your 3 rd thread on the same family Ryan - its always best to post on the same one. Or if you raise another thread - link the threads together so that people can see what has already been found or not as the case may be

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=791404.0

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=791324.msg6476587

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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 April 18 09:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks I thought I was doing something right by using the USA section as the records I’m asking from USA rather than Canada

Apologies for that


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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 April 18 09:59 BST (UK) »
Its not a problem because we tend to read all the threads but if you start raising others you need to link the threads so that people can see what has already been researched. It helps give a background and saves people researching what has already been found. 

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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 April 18 10:01 BST (UK) »
Many thanks I will try to help in future


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Re: William Mcdonald Samuel Mystery
« Reply #7 on: Friday 13 April 18 15:50 BST (UK) »
Would there be any contacts or places in Detroit to check deaths or cemetery’s information for Williams death ?


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« Reply #8 on: Friday 13 April 18 16:47 BST (UK) »
Would there be any contacts or places in Detroit to check deaths or cemetery’s information for Williams death ?


Ryan

Have you tried the links given in reply 56 on one of your Canadian threads.   I gave the Michigan death Index and a link to find a grave  ???

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