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Offline aghadowey

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 11 April 20 10:11 BST (UK) »
Joseph is a blacksmith in 1880-
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PH-RJN

Did Joseph Howe Rogers marry twice?
1900 census lists a Joseph Rogers, blacksmith, born Canada, but he's divorced not widowed. Of course, if could just be enumerator was given incorrect information. Says born Apr.1849 Canada.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M95Z-NX8

Although you have Nova Scotia as place of birth you might want to widen your searches to include New Brunswick. There's at least one Joseph Howe Rogers there (not same as yours).
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 #10 on: Saturday 11 April 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra.  Great to see that photo in particular - had not seen that before.  Cheers

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:05 BST (UK) »
Yes, Joseph  - blacksmith originally from Nova Scotia - did divorce Mary E. Rogers, sometime in the 1890s.  I've seen a couple of newspapers= articles that reference him later on, but nothing past 1906.  That article notes that he has just returned from 'the North', where he is reputed to have made a lot of money.

I haven't been able to find him any time past 1906, in censuses or any other records.


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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:20 BST (UK) »
This clipping was the last mention that I have seen so far for J H Rogers

Alameda Daily Argus Alameda, California 25 Sep 1906, Tue    Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48450631/j-h-rogers-25-september-1906/

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:53 BST (UK) »
Have you investigated the cousins that were mentioned in the newspaper article on the death of brother E J Rogers ?  George and Charles Macrae (nephew/cousins) - also born in Canada.

Part 1 - Headline

Alameda Daily Argus Alameda, California 28 Jun 1907, Fri    Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48451196/e-j-rogers-28-june-1907/

Part 2

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48451158/edward-j-rogers-28-june-1907-part-2/

Part 3

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48451207/e-j-rogers-part-3/

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:55 BST (UK) »
Could this be George  ??? Not sure  ???

1920 census Park Avenue Alameda, California.

George W Mac Rae   74 born Canada. Widowed.
Margaret Reynolds   54 House-Keeper.
Stanley Reynolds   23

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHS1-83F


1910 census

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2M-KM9

George W Macrae naturalization 1896

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGG3-6KTG

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9T3-BPPK?cc=2125028&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQGG3-6KTG

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:01 BST (UK) »
1910 census Park Avenue Alameda Ward 2, Alameda, California.

Charles W Macrae 58 born Canada. House Builder.
Emeline H Macrae 45
Verdell E Jones   21
Helen L Jones   19
Harold H Jones   17

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2M-65M

1900 census ED 310 Alameda Township, Precinct 2 Alameda city, Alameda,

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2M-65M

1920 census https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHS1-XZ2

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1930 census  Alameda, California.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJF-S2H

California Marriage - Charles Wllington McRae - 14 March 1900

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H987-M7N2

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:10 BST (UK) »
I have looked at them, thanks though Sandra.  Charles was actually executor of Mary E. Rogers estate.  Remarkably, the entirety of her will is available on Ancestry.

But still no mention, in her will or anywhere else, of her maiden name, while ex-husband Joseph Rogers seems just to disappear from history after 1906!

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Re: Family History Information on a 1920s California Marriage certificate
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 11 April 20 13:21 BST (UK) »
You didn't find a link  - maybe someone here can find something.

obituary for George W MacRae - Oakland Tribune Oakland, California
23 Jun 1921, Thu   Page 17

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48451894/george-w-macrae-23-june-1921/

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