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Mary Ellen Sproul, 1877
« on: Wednesday 27 May 20 16:13 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am trying to find out what happened to Mary Ellen and wondering if anyone with knowledge of Canadian records might be able to help find any records for her. 

She was born in Glasgow on 16 April 1877 (but spent her early years in Coventry).

I was aware that she did ended up in Canada for a period of time from 1891 - see below 10 year old thread, having been taken into care in 1888.

She was listed as a witness on her brother's marriage in Coventry in Sept 1901, but this is the only mention I've been able to find of her as an adult.

However, I've recently discovered that she may have still been in Canada at the time of the 1901 census, as have found a record of a Nellie Sproul with the same date of birth (also stating born England / scotch ancestry) in a similar area to Quebec to the location mentioned in her care file. Although should also note that states Nellie immigrated to Canada in 1887, so chance could be someone different?

Would anyone have any advise for trying to find out more about what happened to her in Canada - it's been a long time since I searched for passenger records, but know the only ones I was ever able to find were for her 1891 trip.

Thanks

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Re: Mary Ellen Sproul, 1877
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 18:56 BST (UK) »
Could this be her?
   
Mary E Sproul
Birth   abt 1877
Death 01/1954 Coventry Warwickshire England

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Re: Mary Ellen Sproul, 1877
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 19:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Don
Thanks for the response - Iím pretty confident  the record youíve found isnít her and relates to Mary Elizabeth, wife of James Sproul (who I think would be a cousin of Mary Ellen).

As far as I am aware all of Mary Ellenís immediate family left the area.

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Re: Mary Ellen Sproul, 1877
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 19:59 BST (UK) »
Sadly, one to discount -  Although it is on ancestry as Mary E Sproule - and appears as Mary Ellen Sproule on find a grave - 1877 - 1949 Edmonton - the newspaper refers to her as Mary Frances Sproule -

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/52252287/mary-frances-sproule-18-january-1949/

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Beechmount Cemetery
Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
PLOT   317, 0

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182963432

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Re: Mary Ellen Sproul, 1877
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 June 20 06:36 BST (UK) »
We can confirm that Nellie Sproul, living in 1901 in Quebec (St Antoine) as a domestic to the Whitehead family, is your Nellie as her birth is confirmed as Apr 16 1877 which matches to her birthdate as given at christening:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS5R-RFG


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'Sproule, Mary, The Home (Gibbs'), Sherbrooke, Quebec.  Has just returned to the home in deep disgrace, charges a man named Pegg, for whose wife she was working in Richmond, Q.  with her ruin.  We are investigating the case.'

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/SherbrookeGibbsWS/
 info on the school.  Perhaps more information to be gotten here??

The wording here suggests that she was pregnant, and claiming that Mr Pegg was responsible.
There don't seem to be many Peggs in the Richmond/Sherbrooke area. :(
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