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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 May 20 16:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you again, thatís all wrapped up nicely. These ladies have been puzzling me for some time.  :)
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 #11 on: Saturday 09 May 20 18:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,

You're welcome. :)

There is a marriage July 30, 1929 in Outremont, Montreal, Quebec
Alexander Innes Mearns, widower, carpenter marries Alice Short, widow of George Gay, both sign,
witnesses were Kate I. Tanner and James Mearns.

Mont Royal Cemetery, Outremont, Montreal
Mearns, Alice d. May 2, 1937
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108938297/alice-mearns

Montreal Gazette Newspaper, May 3, 1937 page 8, an obit.
Mearns, at her daughter's residence Mrs. DJ Rogers, 410 Sherbrooke St. W., Alice Short passed
away peacefully on May 2.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19370503&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

In the same cemetery,
Alexander Innes Mearns d. Nov. 25, 1933 with obit., husband of Alice Short.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108222191/alexander-innes-mearns

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 May 20 22:13 BST (UK) »
I donít suppose anyone would be able to dig up details of Alexanderís first marriage?
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 #13 on: Sunday 10 May 20 22:33 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I will have a look for Alexander's first marriage.

I not having much luck finding a death for Alice's George in Canada. Were George's parents
Benjamin and Rebecca Goodenough.

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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 10 May 20 22:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I will have a look for Alexander's first marriage.

I not having much luck finding a death for Alice's George in Canada. Were George's parents
Benjamin and Rebecca Goodenough.

DB

Thank you.

Mother was definitely Rebecca, father not easily readable, he was baptised Dec 3rd 1854 in Oldland common, Bristol.

I have found an incoming passenger list in 1921 for a George Gay, b 1854, leaving Quebec for Bristol, England, so he possibly returned home for some reason. Country of intended residence is given as England. There is also a death for George Gay in 1927, age is a year out, in Bristol reg district.

It looks, therefore, as though he didnít stay in Canada.

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 #15 on: Monday 11 May 20 00:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Yes,  I was thinking the following was a possible. He seems to have had a quick trip to Canada, arriving May 15 and leaving July 24, 1921.

A Canadian passenger list on the ship Megantic May 15, 1921 from Liverpool to Quebec
George Gay, age 66, b. Bristol, timekeeper, is joining family, wife Mrs. Geo. Gay, 2468 Waverley St., Montreal, nearest relative sister Mrs. F. Phipps, 36 Dougola Rd., Horfield, Bristol.
Page # 790 Microform #15036
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?q2=5&q3=591&sqn=790&tt=4969&PHPSESSID=pgu74hjaupu9qmj7ao9j21gtb3

In the 1920-21 Montreal Directories, a W.J. Rogers is listed at 2468 Waverley St., so fairly certain
that is him

And as you mentioned the UK Inward Passenger List on the same ship arriving Liverpool from Quebec on July 24, 1921.
George Gay. age 67. clerk, 36 Dougola Rd. Bristol, intended future residence England.

From the Bristol Church Burials, Feb. 25, 1927
Gay, George, age 72, 71 Ashley Down Rd. formerly of Bridge Yate.

The GRO Index has a birth Gay, George 1854 mother Goodnough in Keynsham vol 05C, page 676
Family search has marriage for George Jan 10, 1887 to Alice Short in Bedminster, his father is
Benjamin and her father is Rowland
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT37-3K4

A possible at Find A Grave, with parents Benjamin and Rebecca in Wick Gloucestershire.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150488479#

There should be a voyage for him between 1913 and 1921 back to the UK, but I'm not finding
that but they can be hit and miss sometimes.
 
DB, You're welcome :)


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Re: The Gay sisters what happened to them, possibly Canada?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 11 May 20 09:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all this. Itís a strange one - George sails to Montreal, stays a short while, leaves wife and daughter there to join other family members - and then sails back, never to return again.

I did see the grave on findagrave a while back and wondered why George wasnít buried with his wife, but I hadnít realised at that point that Alice had died in Canada after remarrying.

Did you have any luck with Alexander Mearns first marriage?
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 #17 on: Monday 11 May 20 18:23 BST (UK) »

A couple of other obits from the other day......Charles Frederick Pinder husband of Hilda Mary Gay)

The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
21 Dec 1953, Mon    Page 31

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/50576869/charles-frederick-pinder-21-december/

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