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Ernest Josty
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 15:33 BST (UK) »
Hi, can anyone please help me

I'm trying to find out when Ernest Alfonz Josty born 1888, Cardiff died. I know he died in Canada after 1911, possibly in Ontario somewhere. He emigrated after both his parents died. He did work as a farm labourer in Philipsburg in about 1909 but by 1911 was working as a glove cutter in Kitchener, Ontario. After that he disappears ...

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Re: Ernest Josty
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 May 21 16:15 BST (UK) »
Are you descended from him?

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/places/Pages/ontario.aspx

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/marriage_registrations.aspx

He may of course, have changed his surname...

Josty, E A b1888  Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960  1905 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Re: Ernest Josty
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 May 21 16:54 BST (UK) »
Just to save other people searching.  I had a look on the Library and Archives Canada website for personnel records of WW1 and it does not have any JOSTY records.  However, the database does not cover Naval personnel.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website likewise has no JOSTY and a fuzzy search produced no likely results.  So, although he was of the right age to have served in the Great War, I have not found evidence.

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Re: Ernest Josty
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 May 21 17:36 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for that information. That ticks a few boxes

From what I found on some of his photos on the Philipsburg family History Centre Facebook site when he was a guest at a couple of local weddings in 1909 and what he had written on the back of them before sending them back to the UK to his sister, he mentioned about in the future of sorting out his own wedding if he met anyone. I've never found any obvious wedding record on the couple of genealogy sites I've visited.

I would have thought that he would have been married by about 32 (there were other photos around 1910 of him posing with the local ladies in his new suit!) which would make it 1920 - just after the war but nothing, so I did wonder whether he died between 1911 - 1920, which would fit with military records, returning home from France and getting married. So your findings sadly mean another tick off the list but in it itself that's a great help

The photos were sold on ebay about 15 years ago in the UK and bought by an old photograph collector who just liked them