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Canada Lookup Request / Victoria BC - Obituary look up, please
« on: Tuesday 06 September 11 22:23 BST (UK)  »
I have been able to establish the following deaths all in Victoria, British Columbia. They are nearly all buried/ commemorated in Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria.
I wonder if there is someone able to find any obituaries for the following people.

Pleasant Redding b 16 Feb 1866 Chesham, England; d. 24 June 1949 Victoria BC (Age 83)
Elsie Price b 21 Feb 1895 Chesham, England;   d. 26 Feb 1972 Victoria BC (Age77)
Rose Dorothy Violet Boyd b. 23 Dec 1913 Laura, Saskatchewan; d. 3 Feb 1983 Victoria BC (age 69)
Henry Goodliffe Price b. 9 Dec 1892 England; d. 2 July 1968 Victoria (Central Saanich) BC (age 75)


Canada / Re: Redding - Saskatchewan and Victoria BC
« on: Friday 02 September 11 23:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jeff,
Afraid I'm far from Saskatchewan here in the middle of the UK. I ordered the homestead records through the LDS and looked at them on microfilm locally. There didn't seem to be anything especially out of the ordinary, but were nevertheless interesting, as this is a new area for me, so I would be interested for any insights.

Canada / Re: Redding - Saskatchewan and Victoria BC
« on: Thursday 01 September 11 23:51 BST (UK)  »
Wow – that's fantastic! So glad to find Ralph's death, and know he stayed in that area.Many thanks.
Now, I don't think Euphemia is connected. She appears in Cheltenham on the 1901 census as a widow, and I know of no Shifnal connections at present.
I did find on the BCCFA data base an Arthur J Boyd as the possible husband of Rose Dorothy Violet Redding. It's difficult to be sure without some dates.
Rose Redding, daughter of Ralph was born in 1913 so I don't think she is the nurse.
I have stumbled across another possible connection with the family. Perhaps this could be  the link to Samuel in Ontario too?  This is an Ocean Arrival, arriving in Quebec dated 1920 listed by Ancestry as Jas. E. Redding, although on the document it looks like John E Redding aged 36 from Chesham, Bucks, which as Nathan Redding's birthplace, makes me wonder whether there is a connection.
The second document is a border Crossing from Canada to the US, on 24th Nov 1916, also John Redding aged 32, where he gives St Thomas, Ontario as his last address and his brother Henry Redding as a named relative.
There are further entries, and other Reddings with links close to Chesham back in the UK.

I am planning to now have a look at the Redding family back in Chesham to see if I can find  any connection.

Canada / Re: Redding - Saskatchewan and Victoria BC
« on: Thursday 01 September 11 14:34 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the information JJ. Sorry - this was my first posting, so will try to be a bit more precise!
I am not sure about the spelling - it is probably a bit of a red herring, but I do know that Nathan used Reading on his marriage certificate when he married Pleasant Wells in Chesham in 1886.

More importantly, the census information I have from the 1916 Prairie Census is here.

This shows:
Nathan Redding age 50
Pleasant Redding his wife age 50
Florence Redding daughter age 23
Elsie Redding daughter age 21

Ralph Redding, Nathan's son appears on the same page. He is now married to Alma with the children you mention.
Ralph Redding Age 28
Alma Redding age 31
Alma B age 3
Dorothy V age 2

Nathan and Pleasant also had a daughter Sarah Kate Redding b.1890(est) who appears as Kate Redding on the 1906 Sask. Census but then no more, so would be interested to find out what happened to her.
I believe that the family remained in the same location from their arrival through to 1916. The location is Section 34 Township 34 Range 10  W3 and this is the same in 1906 and in 1916, although the name is Loganton, Sask. In 1906, and Perdue in 1916.

The people who travelled to the US were:
Nathan Redding -51
Pleasant Redding-50            (death registered 24 Jun 1949 in Victoria BC)
Florence Daisy Redding-23
Elsie Redding-21     ( m. Henry Goodliff Price, and her death is registered 26  Feb 1972 in Victoria BC)

Ralph Redding -29
Alma Redding -32
Rose Dorothy Redding -2  (m. Joseph Arthur Boyd, and her death is registered 3 Feb 1983 in Victoria BC)
Alma Brigitia -4

They travelled on 24 Dec 1916 and crossed into the US at Noyes. Could this have been a Christmas break and did they return shortly after back to Saskatchewan, or did they settle?

Canada / Redding - Saskatchewan and Victoria BC -COMPLETED
« on: Wednesday 31 August 11 22:20 BST (UK)  »
My great aunt was Pleasant Wells born in Chesham Buckinghamshire in 1866. She married Nathan Reading in 1886 and had four children Ralph, Sarah,Florence, and Elsie.
In 1903, they emigrated to Canada. from then on they seem to have adopted the alternative Redding spelling of their surname.
I have traced them through passenger records and have seen their Homestead file. Both Nathan and his son Ralph had separate homesteads, and I have been able to trace them on the 1906, 1911, and 1916 Prairie census.
Apart from some members of the family crossing over into the US on 24th Dec 1916, I know nothing further of this branch of the family except for the deaths recorded in Victoria. Pleasant died on 24 June 1949, and her daughter Elsie Price on 26 Feb 1972, and both are buried in Royal Oak Burial Park, Falaise Drive, Victoria.
I would be grateful for any information about the family, and what happened to them after 1916.

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