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The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« on: Saturday 09 May 20 14:08 BST (UK) »
I need some help finding out what happened to the Gay sisters.

George Gay and Alice (nee Short) had five children
George Stanley 1888 - 1888
Benjamin Reginald 1890 - 1959 (dies in Canada)
Kate Isabel 1891
Florence Mary Hilda 1893
Winifred Doris 1896

All births registered Chipping Sodbury district, place of birth as given on census is Bridgeyate.

In 1911 George and Benjamin, who is using his middle name, are in Wales. Alice is in Kingsdown, Bristol with Kate, Florence (using name Hilda), and Winifred (using name Doris). Kate is a nursery governess, Hilda is at home, and Doris occupation is milliner.

On ancestry I have found some passenger lists, one for a Kate Gay (this one has a middle name, transcribed as Gabel), together with a Florence Gay, a governess and shop assistant respectively, travelling to Quebec in 1912. This is where brother Benjamin/Reginald ends up.

Iíve also found a passenger list showing a George and Alice Gay, together with a Doris Gay who is a milliner, travelling to Quebec in 1913.

Iím pretty sure these are they,  could anyone tell me what became of them in Canada?

I have a possible entry for Winifred/Doris in the 1939 register, together with Alice and a couple of chaps, where they fit in I have not yet determined. So possible that these two came back home again.

Thanks
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Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 May 20 14:46 BST (UK) »
Marriage of George Stanley Gay to Annie Finch, 1926, Aberystruth

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 May 20 15:35 BST (UK) »
Doris Winifred (Gay) Rogers buried same cemetery as Reginald in Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal

Her husband was Watson John Rogers 1879-1969

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109009894/doris-winifred-rogers

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108152795/reginald-benjamin-gay


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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:13 BST (UK) »
Doris Winifred (Gay) Rogers buried same cemetery as Reginald in Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal

Her husband was Watson John Rogers 1879-1969

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109009894/doris-winifred-rogers

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108152795/reginald-benjamin-gay

Thatís wonderful, thank you so much
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:28 BST (UK) »
Hi,

From the Montreal Gazette newspaper, June 6, 1959, page 46 an obit. with photo

Reginald B. Gay......survived by wife, one son and 3 sisters Mrs. R.H. Tanner, Mrs. Watson Rogers
of Montreal, and Mrs. C.F. Pinder of Toronto.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19590606&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:31 BST (UK) »

Doris Winifred Rogers - The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
10 Aug 1989, Thu    Page 56

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/50573986/doris-w-rogers-10-august-1989/

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:31 BST (UK) »

Watson John Rogers - The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
7 Mar 1969, Fri    Page 31

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/50573737/watsion-john-rogers-7-march-1969/

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:35 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Montreal Gazette, 17 July 1963 page 32,
Tanner, Katie Isabel died at the Queen E. hospital, July 16.....survived by....
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19630717&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Same cemetery as brother Reginald and sister Doris
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108208844

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:53 BST (UK) »
Thank you all so much for finding these.
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?