|D Smith (#46792406)|
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|A family tree enthusiast for a number of years, I have found many people to have been of assistance to me. I enjoy the opportunity to post what information I have, in the event there are others interested in the same families. I am a member of RAOGK for my home town area in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada|
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|R. G. (Bob) Dirks||Jacob & Mary Toews|
Thanks very much for transferring the memorials of Jacob and Mary Toews.
|Leslie Evans||Wm Southam & wife|
Attention D Smith; You did such a great job on the photo for William John Southam (1899 - 1918) as well as the whole entry for him.
I was wondering if there's a chance you could find his parents in the Vernon Cemetery and photograph their tombstones. Maybe nearby?
I don't see an entry for either one of them in that Cemetery in Find A Grave, but I do know that they both died in Vernon.
Father was William Southam, born 1867 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England; died 1 Feb 1948 in Vernon, BC, Canada;
Mother was Frances Lillian Southam, born 1871 Rickling, Hertfordshire, England (now in Essex); died 8 Nov 1942 Vernon, BC, Canada.
I have been unable to find a maiden name for her but it wouldn't be the first time I've had cousins marrying in my family. I'll keep looking!
Can give you other children's names if you wish to make entries for them.
Thanks so much, Leslie Evans 47239659
|Brant Gibbard||RE: Ethyl Lydia Burgess #46591563|
An update on this one. Jim has just gotten back to me and the information is not straightforward. He does have a birth registration 015563-1879 for a "Lydia Effie" born to David Burgess and Alice Vankoughnet on 27 Jul 1879. That birth date combined with a death date from the stone given as 15 Apr 1904 would indeed match up well with the age at death of 24y 8m also given on the stone. He has not found a birth registration for a Lydia child of Samuel and Mary Ann (although he has found registrations for Jay and Lana/Lena)
BUT the 1881 census also shows a "Liddia E." shown as less than one year old and born in June living with Samuel and Mary Ann. Unfortunately the 1881 census does not indicate relationships between people and the head of the household, so he says if he can find time he will check to see if he can find them in the 1891 census. There is also the possibility that there are two Lydias who are cousins, because an age of less than one year in 1881 would not match with a birth date of 27 Jul 1879. Or there might be one Lydia only staying with an aunt and uncle at the time the 1881 census took place.
The birth registration date and the death date/age at death evidence from the headstone does cause me to still lean towards the Ethel Lydia headstone being one for the daughter of David, but the census does leave open the possibility that there may also have been a second Lydia who was slightly younger and her cousin, a daughter of Samuel.
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