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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #36 on: Saturday 29 May 21 17:35 BST (UK) »
This could be the parents of Thomas Leggatt and Annie Leggatt

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George Leggatt died 1864 (aged 74 years)

http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/1295101

Isabella died 1869 (aged 83 years)

http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/1295101

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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #37 on: Saturday 29 May 21 17:36 BST (UK) »
In case I didn't also miss the 1961 census, this looks like the family. It has Isabella as born U C but perhaps this is a mistranscription of L C which Q(uebec) from the 1871 census would have been written as.

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1861&op=&img&id=4391567_00240

Back to that 1871 census...

The last child is indexed as James Aikens but the ditto appears to be crossed out. I think his last name should perhaps be Leggatt and wonder if he is related to the Thomas *Sandra* has found the marriage for?

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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #38 on: Saturday 29 May 21 17:36 BST (UK) »
George L Aitken's sister Agnes Ferguson of Cowan Ave. was witness on his death record. 

Obit for Mary Agnes Aitken Ferguson, wife of Hugh Ferguson, died March 25 1939 says that her address was 115 Cowan Avenue.  Mother of Eleanor Kearns-Batchelor, Norah, and Mary Agnes Ferguson of Toronto.   Globe and Mail 28 March 1939 page 22. 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138748117/mary-agnes-ferguson

Daughter Norah Isabella is buried with her parents.

Daughter Mary Agnes Ferguson...Globe and Mail 7 Feb 1968 page 35.  Mary Agnes Ferguson of 130 Jameson Ave, formerly of Cowan Ave., died on 4 Feb 1968.   Aunt of Hugh Batchelor of England.  Interment Prospect Cemetery. 

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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #39 on: Saturday 29 May 21 17:38 BST (UK) »
In case I didn't also miss the 1961 census, this looks like the family. It has Isabella as born U C but perhaps this is a mistranscription of L C which Q(uebec) from the 1871 census would have been written as.

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1861&op=&img&id=4391567_00240

Back to that 1871 census...

The last child is indexed as Aikens but the ditto appears to be crossed out. I think his last name should perhaps be Leggatt and wonder if he is related to the Thomas *Sandra* has found the marriage for?

PB

Great find PB.   :)
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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #40 on: Saturday 29 May 21 17:48 BST (UK) »
Alexander W Aikens from the 1871 census - was a doctor.  Died in Cook County, Illinois in 1920.   Parents were John Aiken and Annie Leggatt.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3WL-SD4

Alexander in Illinois 1910
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK86-LWW

1920
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ7V-TC6

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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #41 on: Saturday 29 May 21 18:12 BST (UK) »

John H Aikens - son of John and Annie - birth 1855 Orangeville, Ontario died 16 January 1890
Dufferin, Ontario. Religion Presbyterian - Gentleman.
Cause of Death   Pneumonia.

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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #42 on: Saturday 29 May 21 18:14 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth Aikens - married David A Forrester

https://www.familysearch.org/search/ark:/61903/1:1:FMN7-GR2

Elizabeth Forrester died 4 October 1921 Clinton, Huron, Ontario.
Father's Name John Aiken - Mother's Name   Annie Leggatte.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/ark:/61903/1:1:JXC2-FRW



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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #43 on: Saturday 29 May 21 18:48 BST (UK) »
Assuming I have found the correct George...

George L Aiken appears to give his birthplace as the United States on several censuses and Ogdensburg (which I believe is in upper New York State) on his marriage to Mary Jane.

Yes,  I've noticed that too, and can't account for it. Unless he was born in Ogdensburg and brought back to Canada at a very young age, and everyone else assumed he'd been born in Canada?

Just to complicate things further, there seem to be two Ogdensburgs -one is St Lawrence County, New York and another in Sussex County, New Jersey.
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Re: George Aitken(head), son of John
« Reply #44 on: Saturday 29 May 21 19:14 BST (UK) »
Mary Agnes is quite a bit younger than George and perhaps just assumed he was born in Ontario when she gave the info on his death cert since that is where she was born? His sister Elizabeth also gave Ogdensburg as her birthplace on her marriage if I remember correctly. James and John were also born in the US but haven't seen info of where at this time.

If Isabella was born in Quebec, Ogdensburg New York would not be that far and just across  the St Lawrence River from Ontario. My vote would be for that one.

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