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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 06:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the offer, bbart.

I am reasonably convinced it is the right family - my hope was that DNA might support this but with no descendants that is unfortunately not an option.

If you are going to the library anyway and it is no extra trouble it would be greatly appreciated, particularly the record for George Kidd - the record for Barbara Watson (Doig) Kidd is less important.

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 06:37 BST (UK) »
No trouble at all, and hopefully he is not on one of the very few films they are missing.

Looking at the 1921 census, I only see the two kids you know about, aged 12 and 15, so it doesn't look promising that there were any more.

Sometime in the next week or so, I will get there, and will nudge this post when I have found the registrations.

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 06:50 BST (UK) »
It's a shame his marriage certificate doesn't say whether he was a bachelor or not.  I thought given the age difference he may have remarried and had kids from another wife.
Have you seen it? It gives his parents names, and location of birth etc.

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 07:33 BST (UK) »
I don't have it with me, but I thought the marriage record did say "Not previously married".

I believe that the father's name and the mother's surname are correct, but that the mother's given name and birth location are incorrect  - the birth location is closer to that of his mother.

His mother's name on his death record as shown on familysearch.org is given as Flora McDonald - this matches his daughter's middle names, so may have been an assumption on her part.  His birth location on the death records of his children is Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.

His mother's name on his marriage record is given as Elizabeth McDonald and his birth location as Laurence, Kincardinshire.

I believe he is the George Kidd born in 1856 in Skene, Aberdeenshire, parents Andrew Kidd and Harriet McDonald.  Harriet's census and death records state she was born in Durris, Kincardineshire, although a birth or baptism for her has not been confirmed.

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 08:02 BST (UK) »
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I thought the marriage record did say "Not previously married".

You are correct!  I missed reading that part.

Thanks for the info as well.... I would have never read "Laurence" out of the scrawl for the birthplace.

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 May 19 04:21 BST (UK) »
Okay, got the documents, and of course my scanner packed it in!  So for now, I'll just type out what I see, and worry about how to get copies to you later.

The son, William George Kidd, was informant for both parents.  However, if he is correct about his father's age, it botches up the theory of the George Kidd born to Andrew and Harriet.

Starting with Barbara:

Place of Death:
If in Municipality: ---
If in City or Town:  Smithers   Street: ----   House No.:  Farm
If in hospital or institution:  ----
Name of Deceased:  Barbara Watson-Kidd
Residence: Smithers
Racial Origin: British
Married
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Date of birth: April 09, 1871
Age: 58 yrs, 0 mo, 5 days
Occupation: farming
Length of residence: At place of death: 9yrs  In province: BC  In Canada: 22 years
Name of father: William Doig
Birthplace of father: Dundee, Scotland
Maiden name of mother: Annie
Birthplace of mother: Dundee, Scotland
Informant: William G. Kidd, Smithers
Date of death: April 14, 1929
Cause of death: diabetes melitis, ascites, exhaustion
Autopsy?: no
Place of burial: Smithers Cemetery
Date of burial: April 16, 1927
Undertaker: David Jones, Smithers

George

Place of Death:
If in Municipality: Farm near Smithers, BC
If in City or Town:  Street:   House No.:
If in hospital or institution:  ----
Name of Deceased:  George Kidd
Residence: Smithers, BC
Racial Origin: Scotch
Married
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of birth:
Age: 75 yrs, 0 mo, 22 days
Occupation: farmer
Length of residence: At place of death: 13yrs 6 mos  In province:   In Canada: 26 years
Name of father: Andrew Kidd
Birthplace of father: Aberdeen, Scotland
Maiden name of mother: Flora MacDonald
Birthplace of mother: Glencoe, Scotland
Informant: William G. Kidd, Smithers
Date of death: Dec 28. 1933
Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach; stated he had stomach problems for years
Contributory cause: hemorrhage from stomach, intermittent one month
Surgery?: no
Autopsy?: no
Place of burial: Smithers Cemetery
Date of burial: Jan 1, 1934
Undertaker: David Jones, Smithers


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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 May 19 07:26 BST (UK) »
There is a family tree on Rootsweb with this family it's also part of a website called Doig net they have different parents for both Barbara and George although still not the ones you were hoping for if you contact the owner I have found him very helpful in the past he maybe able to help

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:01 BST (UK) »
I can't find them on there, Wendy!  What names did they have for parents of George?

Familysearch has a baptism index for Barbara which matches the death reg:
Name    Barbara Watson Doig
Gender    Female
Birth Date    09 Apr 1871
Birthplace    DUNDEE,ANGUS,SCOTLAND
Father's Name    William Doig
Mother's Name    Ann Fraser

Unfortunately, George is being more elusive if the death reg. has the right birthdate.  Always the case.... the one you really want to know about is never easy!

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Re: STORRINGS (nee KIDD), Barbara Flora McDonald - died 1996
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:12 BST (UK) »
They have an Andrew Kidd and Harriet McDonald a son George was born to this family in 1856 Skene Aberdeenshire the website also states George emigrated 1880
If you google Doig net this should give you the website this family tree came from and they have the same parents for Barbara as you have just posted