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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:46 BST (UK) »
Interesting though, that Charles W Macrae was the executor of the will of Mary E Rogers.

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 17 Aug 1906, Fri    Page 11

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48450694/mary-e-rogers-17-august-1906/

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 25 Aug 1906, Sat    Page 11

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48450725/mary-e-rogers-25-august-1906/

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 4 Aug 1906, Sat    Page 7

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48452801/obituary-for-mary-rogers/

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:47 BST (UK) »
In 1900 census Mary Rogers (divorced) is head of household with 2 sons & 'cousin' George W. MacRae. Doesn't mean her maiden name was also MacRae but would seem MacRaes are related to her.

There are various N.S. resources than might throw up something- any idea where in N.S. Joseph & Mary might have been from?
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 11 April 20 14:15 BST (UK) »
Ernest Rogers was a book keeper for Macrae brothers in the Oakland California City Directory 1904

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 11 April 20 14:17 BST (UK) »
I havenít been able to find a trace of them on Nova Scotia, though of course I don't have Maryís surname (noting that she and Joseph married only some time after they separately arrived in San Francisco).

Maryís exact relationship to the MacRaes is at the core of the puzzle; I kind of suspect that she was not a MacRae by birth but hopefully finding her maiden name will shed light on that.

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 11 April 20 14:54 BST (UK) »
George Macrae Jnr of Schiller Divorce Case Fame........


Alameda Daily Argus Alameda, California 17 Feb 1906, Sat    Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48455035/george-macrae-schiller-case-part-1/

part 2........

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48455074/george-macrae-part-2/

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 11 April 20 15:58 BST (UK) »
Working back-

Charles Wellington McRae 1898 Voter Registration.
Born Prince Edward Island

Voter reg: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNF6-JN1

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His first wife Millicent died 1898 Alameda, California.

DEATH OF MRS McRAE -
Mrs Millicent McRae wife of Charles W McRae died last evening at 6 p.m. at her home 1109 Park avenue. Mrs McRae was born in Prince Edwards Island and had resided in Alameda for the last nine years. She has been suffering for sometime from consumption and finally succumbed She leaves no children. The funeral service will be held at the Free Methodist Church 1418 Park avenue tomorrow at 10 a. m. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

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This would be them in the 1881 census.

1881 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVNQ-2LP
Image: https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1881&op=&img&id=e008112446


This appears to be their marriage record in 1872.

Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBJ-2KSM

That's as back as I've got. Not much knowledge of Canadian genealogy.

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 12 April 20 02:18 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for your advice, information and assistance.

I called the Evergreen Cemetery this morning and they will get back to me if the maiden name information is included with the burial record of Mary E. Rogers.  If not, I will order the Marriage Certificate for her son Ernest and hopefully the information will be there.

With processing and shipping time, it is likely to be quite a few weeks before I would see a Certificate, so fingers crossed that the burial record from 1906 might do the trick.  I will post on here the outcome of my quest regardless.

And, while not essential to the information I am seeking, if anyone could solve the mystery of what became of Mary's ex-husband, the blacksmith Joseph Howe Rogers who simply disappears from history after a newspaper reference to 'making considerable money in the North' in September 1906, that would be good to know too.

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 12 April 20 04:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for your advice, information and assistance.

I called the Evergreen Cemetery this morning and they will get back to me if the maiden name information is included with the burial record of Mary E. Rogers.  If not, I will order the Marriage Certificate for her son Ernest and hopefully the information will be there.

Interesting though, that Charles W Macrae was the executor of the will of Mary E Rogers.

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 17 Aug 1906, Fri    Page 11

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48450694/mary-e-rogers-17-august-1906/

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 25 Aug 1906, Sat    Page 11

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48450725/mary-e-rogers-25-august-1906/

Oakland Tribune Oakland, California 4 Aug 1906, Sat    Page 7

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48452801/obituary-for-mary-rogers/

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Going back to the obituary for Mary Rogers, interment was stated as Mountain View Cemetery  ???

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 12 April 20 04:58 BST (UK) »


The San Francisco Examiner San Francisco, California 27 Oct 1897, Wed    Page 10

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48515878/mrs-rogers-sues-for-divorce-27/

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