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Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:02 BST (UK) »
Malcolm MacDonald was born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan on 29 December 1896, parents Donald MacDonald and Mary MacKay. During the First World War he served in the Army (No 2503098), giving his residence as Manitoba. On 23 April 1919, in Scotland, he married Robina Anderson, born 23 December 1900 at Garmouth, parents George Anderson and Jessie Ann Ross. I have the marriage certificate and his Army recruitment record.

Robina's father died in Scotland on 25 January 1921, and after that I cannot find any reference to her, her husband, her mother Jessie Ann Ross or Anderson, born 16 September 1871, or to her six surviving siblings, George Ross Anderson, born 4 February 1891; Jessie Isabella Anderson, born 2 June 1893; Maggie Ross Anderson, born 27 June 1895; William George Cowie Anderson, 6 May 1902; Alexander Laing Anderson, born 1 August 1904; and James Anderson, born 22 March 1907.

I wondered if perhaps the whole family had followed Robina's husband to Canada after George's death.

I have looked, so far without success, in the Manitoba online indexes, but I don't seem to be able to find any information about marriages or deaths in Saskatchewan.

Can anyone suggest a possible avenue of enquiry, please?
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:21 BST (UK) »
Manitoba - Births (more than 100 years ago)
Marriages (more than 80 years ago) Deaths (more than 70 years ago)

https://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php


Are these names just coincidence - 1921 census Saltcoats Saskatchewan


Malcolm Mac Donald   26
Robena Mac Donald   23
Linton Mac Donald   6
Grant Mac Donald   4
Janet Mac Donald   2
Helen Mac Donald   8 months.

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1921/Pages/search.aspx

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:24 BST (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Malcoln A Macdonald - 1895 - 1978

Yorkton City Cemetery Yorkton, Yorkton Census Division, Saskatchewan.
PLOT   Section C

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102130199/malcolm-a.-macdonald

Robina 1899 - 1969

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102130200/robina-m.-macdonald

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you!

Since posting, I have found in 1926 a family including Malcolm, Robina, Linton, Grant, Janet, Helen and Ross MacDonald but it says that Robina was Robina Ann and born in Ontario, and Linton, Grant and Janet were born in Saskatchewan during the war and before 'my' Robina married and left Scotland. So it would be useful if I could find the births of some of those children.

The FindAGrave record looks good.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:35 BST (UK) »
Not sure about these - quite difficult to read.  :-\

Canada Ocean Arrivals Form 30 A - William George Cowie Anderson

Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1903 - Birth Place Garmouth, Scotland (as written)
Age 17 - Date of Arrival 1920
Port of Arrival Quebec - Port of Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Ship Name Sicilian. Going to Malcolm McDonald Box 206 Roblin Manitoba.
Nearest relative in country from when ce came :_ George Anderson Father 9 Duff Street.  ???? Keith

Alexander Laing Anderson- Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1905 Birth Place Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Age 16
Date of Arrival 24 Jun 1921
Port of Arrival Quebec - Port of Departure Keith, Scotland
Ship Name Tunisian - going with mother to relatives. Roblin Manitoba. Looks like sister is Mrs John Lammie

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 October 20 19:02 BST (UK) »
Linton Alexander MacDonald
Birth Date 25 Feb 1916 - Birth Place Saltcoats, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan.
Death Date 19 Jan 2011Saskatoon, Saskatoon Census Division, Saskatchewan.
Cemetery Regina Memorial Gardens
Regina, Regina Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150229106/linton-alexander-macdonald

Spouse:   Ida Linnia MacDonald.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150229139/ida-linnia-macdonald

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
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Obituary for IDA UNNIA MacDONALD, 1921-2010 (Aged 88)

The Leader-Post Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
19 Jan 2010, Tue   Page 28

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60856556/obituary-for-ida-unnia-macdonald/

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Obituary for LINTON ALEXANDER MACDONALD, 1916-2011 (Aged 94)

The Leader-Post Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
20 Jan 2011, Thu    Page 26

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60856657/obituary-for-linton-alexander/

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Re: Malcolm MacDonald and Robina Anderson
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 October 20 19:07 BST (UK) »
1916 census Saltcoats, Saskatchewan.

Malcolm Mcdonald   21 Rubina Mcdonald   17 born Ontario
Lindon Mcdonald   1 born Sask

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1916/Pages/1916.aspx

1926 census Yorkton Saskatchewan

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=census1926&op=img&id=e011251930

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