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United States of America / Re: Chronicling America
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 15:58 BST (UK)  »

I tried to search yesterday and got the message...."Chronicling America is currently offline,
undergoing maintenance." Got the same message just now.


Canada / Re: Elder family emigrated from Scotland to Canada
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 03:19 BST (UK)  »

Andrew Irvine Elder also serves with Canadian Forces WW1 b. Nov. 15, 1883, his next of
kin is father Robert Elder, 26 Albert St. Soo,(a Canadian shortened version of Sault Ste. Marie) Ontario. 52 pages

Ontario Death Record, Steelton, Algoma Ontario
Elder, Robert, age 58, married, b. Scotland, gas operator, d. July 7, 1917, cause of death
gas poisoning, informant John Elder, 26 Albert St., Soo, Ontario

Find a Grave, Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Ontario
Elder, Robert, b. 7 Nov 1858 d. 7 Jul 1917
"Erected by his fellow employees of the blast furnace Algoma steel plant'


Canada / Re: Elder family emigrated from Scotland to Canada
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 01:18 BST (UK)  »

On the 1921 census Frank gives his year of immigration as 1913, I think this is him on the ship
Grampian from Glasgow to Quebec arriving June 13, 1913
Elder, Frank, age 22, b. Scotland, driller, destined to SS Marie (Sault Ste.Marie) Ontario (which is
mentioned in his WW1 service file).

Returning from WW1, on the troop ship Belgic from Liverpool to Halifax arriving Oct. 7, 1919
Elder, Frank, L/Cpl service #55608, place of residence Sault Ste Marie


Canada / Re: Elder family emigrated from Scotland to Canada
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 00:12 BST (UK)  »

Is it Robert Elder as opposed to William.

Ontario Death Record,
Elder, Frank Kilpatrick, b. Aug. 14, 1892 Glasgow, married, spouse Mary Isobel Dickson, d. June 10, 1944 Hamilton Ontario, occupation guard Westinghouse Co., father Robert Elder, mother Mary Jane Murdock, wife M. Elder was the informant, cause of death arterial sclerosis with occlusion, buried Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton. 

Family Search should have this death but I can't find it.

Frank served with the Canadian Forces WW1, which give his dob Aug. 17, 1892, but confirms
his death as June 10, 1944. His file is very slow to load, 78 pages.

Frank is with Mum in the 1921 Canadian Census, Hamilton/Wentworth, Ontario
Elder, Mary, head. age 58, widow
Elder, Frank, son, age 28, drill hand
Swan, Jennie, daughter, age 26, spinner
Rogers, Robina, granddaughter, age 5
Elder, Annie, daughter, age 14
Click on it to enlarge


Canada / Re: William A.R.Reid died c 1909 Canada.
« on: Saturday 27 March 21 15:52 GMT (UK)  »
Elusive. ???

I haven't spotted births, death or incoming passenger list.


Canada / Re: Cupar, Saskatchewan
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 18:18 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Sandra. :) I only trawled around his enlistment and death dates. It is a weekly paper and only
5 or so pages, so not too bad.

Things I learned..
The black collie with white markings named Poodle was found
The panama hat lost on Ashland St., sadly I think that was gone for good
You could buy a pure linen skirt for 99 cents
You could buy Robertson's Pure English Jams 90 cents a tin. Seems pricey, I could add 9 cents
and get a skirt.

 ;D ;D

Canada / Re: Cupar, Saskatchewan
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 02:21 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Sandra  :)

The load speed of that newspaper from the Sask. archives could make a person crazy. ;D

Another small tidbit, March 30, 1916, page 1 "Cupar Soldier boys guests of honor at grand banquet" 
Shamrock Hall taxed to capacity to honor the brave lads......about 30, including D.M. Taylor


Canada / Re: Cupar, Saskatchewan
« on: Wednesday 24 March 21 19:41 GMT (UK)  »

From the Cupar newspaper March 16, 1916 "Recruiting Notes" ....the following have enlisted...
D.M. Taylor

Page 1


Canada / Re: Cupar, Saskatchewan
« on: Wednesday 24 March 21 18:42 GMT (UK)  »

A possible in the Cupar newspaper July 5, 1917, war death of 3 Cupar boys.....Pte. Mac Taylor,
formerly employed by Jas. Murray.......

Page 1, and oh so slow to load


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