Author Topic: Looking for details on Alec and Violet Waite who emigrated to Canada in 1930  (Read 638 times)

Offline spichael1964

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I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather's sister Violet May Waite (Watkins) who emigrated to Canada in 1930 with her husband Alec Waite on a ship called the Minnedosa. It is also thought that her sister Harriet Watkins joined them and that they ran a hotel at Niagara Falls.

I have two addresses for them - taken from envelopes found on letters sent to my late father.  This is the one area of my family where I have hit a brick wall.

Here are the details I have so far.

Alec William Thomas Waite
b. July 1907 Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales
Occupation 1930 - Electrical engineer
Father: Josiah Waite
Mother: Rose Waite
Sibling: Margaret Waite

Violet May Waite (Watkins)
b.1910 Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Father: Frederick Watkins
Mother: Ann Watkins
Siblings: Arthur Watkins, Gladys May Watkins, Frederick David Watkins, James Watkins, Harriett Watkins

Known Addresses.
1450 Kitchener Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (1964)
205-21387 Best Street, White Rock BC V4B 4E3 (1990s)

It is thought that they had at least two children.

Violet's sister is thought to have possibly helped run the hotel with them, but this is just heresay.
Here are the details I have about her.
Harriet Watkins
b.1906 Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Offline MaureeninNY

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Re: Looking for details on Alec and Violet Waite who emigrated to Canada in 1930
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 March 16 12:54 BST (UK) »
Violet's death cert is available here:
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/AdvancedSearch

The deaths only go up to 1993 so presumably Alec was still living.

Maureen

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Re: Looking for details on Alec and Violet Waite who emigrated to Canada in 1930
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 March 16 14:13 BST (UK) »
Spotty findings in Canadian Voters Lists
1935 & 1940 Dundas Ontario craneman (1935), machinist (1940)
1957 & 1958 Dundas machinist, wife shown as Violet
1965 Niagara Falls motel prop.
1972 Niagara Falls retired
1974 St Catherines Ontario retired.
Not found in 1945, 1949 or 1953 lists.


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Re: Looking for details on Alec and Violet Waite who emigrated to Canada in 1930
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 March 16 17:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks Maureen and manawakian.  This has been a great help.  :)

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Re: Looking for details on Alec and Violet Waite who emigrated to Canada in 1930
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 07:30 BST (UK) »
The Canadian telephone directory database at Ancestry has entries for Alec Waite in White Rock, BC as late as 1995 and 1996.

You might want to try contacting the White Rock Public Library to see if there was an obituary for Violet in a local newspaper. http://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/arts-culture/public-library.html

Jacquie
Canada: Patterson, Brown, Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Johnston(e), Gorsuch, Kitchin/Kitchen
United States: Patterson, Smith, Brown, Vance, Bower(s), Newberry, Best, Love, Gorsuch
England (Northumberland): Brown, Whitfield, Henderson
Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian): Johnston(e), Bell, Galloway, Campbell, Robertson, Williamson, Thomson, Crawford
Germans from Russia: Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Meach, Lorenz

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More death certs available since 2016 when you made your original post.............

Death Cert for Alec William Thomas Waite - informant daughter living in White Rick BC

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9e9a97d9-340b-4bdc-b4b5-04718f0da260

FIND A GRAVE

Alec William Thomas Waite - 1907 - 1998

Victory Memorial Park Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198920092

Using Canada 411 you should be able to find the daughter in White Rock BC

https://www.canada411.ca/

Sandra



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