Am seeking the burial place of Jean (Dinwoodie) Smith and her 3 children.  She was the widow of Archibald Smith who died in Scotland in 1832.  Jean emigrated from Scotland prior to 1845, with youngest son Archibald, born 1820, to Downie, Perth County.  What happened to him? Jean died 24 Dec 1847 in Ontario, aged 72.  Was she living in Downie prior to death?  Send help to Michael Clayton Wallace--


John Farrell (b.Birkenhead Sept.1881, killed Sept. 1916) m. Elizabeth Donnelly (b.Birkenhead 1884, m.1901)
Brother William Farrell, b. July 1890, d.Oct.1950).
We are interested to make contact with Canadian relatives. We have knowledge of existing family members here in England and the wider historical context which we are happy to share whilst that's still possible.
My wife Beryl is daughter to Jessie Farrell who was in turn cousin to John and William and met John when he visited the family on his way to France.

-Roy Darlison


Looking for any information regarding Bertha Enid Gwendolyn Russell, She was born in England on 26 march 1906 and died in 1980 in Toronto. Her parents are James Henry Russell and Mary Anne Eleanor Russell (nee: King) both are buried in Avondale Cemetery. Specifically looking for her marriage information (After 1922 presumably in Stratford.) She had two sons (names unknown to me.) The family originally lived 160 Dufferin Street Stratford. Her father was an electrician. They lived near the Flanagan family.
Thank you
Please reply to my email

ECE O'Connell

William RALPH

Looking for information on William Ralph, my Great Great Uncle, he was born Oct.14, 1854 in Ontario and died Dec.01, 1876 in Ontario. I believe he died in Perth County, as he is buried in Molesworth Cemetery, Bluevale, Ont. I would love to find an obituary or a family story from a local history book on the Ralph family.
William Ralph's parents were Richard Ralph and Eliza (Jacobs) Ralph. His parents left Ontario for Manitoba and both his parents are buried in the Neepawa, Manitoba Cemetery.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Murray Thomson

Dr. John KAY

I see that a john kay and his wife Catherine settled in perth county, milverton, mornington twp. Was he still practicing as a doctor or would that be his son. His son was john kay and was married to a Margaret monteith. I am doing our family tree, and hoping that I have the right place and family, so if you wouldn't mind, let me know any information you have on the family. 

I have dr. John Kay b-1807 Scotland and d-1863 apparently is buried at Roy's Cemetery, Fullerton Twp., Perth County, and Catherine miller his wife b- 1818 in Scotland, d- Dec 29 1872 and buried with her husband Dr. John Kay. They were married in Barony Lanark Scotland June 24 1832. I am looking for any information of Catherine, I know she had a sister that married my gggrandfather Robert Ferguson in Scotland, Barony, Lanark, April 8, 1832, that same year. Catherine's parents were Thomas Miller and Mary Patterson, that I know of. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, is there a site online where I can see the gravestone of John and Catherine. Thank you very much and I look forward to hear back from you.

Peggy Babineau

Roy Robert Burton b. 1916

I am trying to solve the mystery of where my uncle Roy Robert Burton has ended up. He was born in Stratford, Ontario on November 11, 1916. After many letters and phone calls I have found out that he was admitted Feb 2, 1938 to Hamilton Psy. under the name Leroy Robert Burton. He was then transferred to St. Thomas Psy. Oct 26, 1939. He was discharged June 19, 1973 to The Brunner Residential Home-Home Special Care. The Brunner Nursing Home is located at 6124 Ana Street Brunner Ontario. The name of the home has been changed to COUNTRY MEADOWS RETIREMENT HOME. They currently have no records from that time.
I am trying to find out if he is still living or has since deceased. If deceased , his final resting place. Any information that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

--Mark Burton


John and Elizabeth Laing died shortly after coming in 1849 with their son Duncan. I do not know exactly where they died or where they are buried,but as their son was brought up in Fullerton Twp. Perth Co. (with family named Fleming), I expect it may have been in Perth Co. If anyone comes across a gravesite for these people, please contact me. thank you.

Josephine Herndler


The following data were obtained from internet leads but (as noted below) do not provide a confirmed record. Such record may exist in the cemetery transcripts. Confirmation the such records exist and detail included would be a suitable end to (this part of) the mystery. Help, please.

Bob Kompf
Edmonton, AB

Christopher Fischer From Find a Grave
"Birth: Dec. 9, 1793
Death: Mar. 10, 1858
Family links:
Hanna Gebhardt Fischer (1800 - 1869)*
Louise Fischer Sander (1824 - 1902)*
Johannes Fischer (1827 - 1867)*
Heinrich Fischer (1828 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
First St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Street Address: Hwy 8 Community: Seebach's Hill Township: Ellice Township (Concession 1, Lots 25-26) - See more at:
Perth County
Ontario, Canada
Plot: No Stone

NOTE: Lacking a stone would indicate that this record exists in documentation, which is not cited. SOURCE TO BE DETERMINED!!!

Created by: Lorna McMahon
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60791813"


2nd Great Grandfather Joseph Hurley born 1834 Kilkenny, Ireland he died Dec. 1909, his parents were William John Hurley (went by John) and Margaret Cassin, Brother Michael Hurley b. 1832 Kilkenny, Ireland. I believe Michael and Joseph immigrated in 1851.
Joseph married a Catherine Wall born about 1845 Clare, Ireland., Parents were Michael Wall and Catherine O'Connor. I believe they immigrated around 1846. She died in 1890's .Joseph and Catherine are buried in the St.Columban Cemetery and Michael is buried in St. James Cemetery Seaforth, Ont with his 2 wives Ann McCarten(y) and Margaret Barry.
I have yet to find a marriage certificate for Joseph and Catherine but I believe they were married in 1861. Joseph was a laborer and lived in St.Columban up until his wife's death, then moved to Brantford,Ont.
Any details on their connection with the community would be greatly appreciated.

Erynn McGee


Sarah Marks Lewis b. 1881, Wallace, daughter of Catherine Lewis was raised by her aunt Sarah Lewis Marks and uncle John Marks. Sarah married Edward Klinck then changed her name to Sarah Eves/Eaves Marks on some documents & tombstone. Where did the Eaves name come from? Would be glad for any info re the EAVES/EVES family in the Wallace area 1865 - 1900. Was Gideon Lewis her brother or half brother? Send to Lynne Rankin, P.O. Box 927121, San Diego, CA 92192 U.S.A.(May'10)



Seeking contact with descendants of William Hollinger and his wife Martha McCartney. They had 11 children including Wesley b. 1907 in Wallace; Bonnie married Gerald Oath; Elizabeth married Charles Martin; Dorothy married Alvin Steven. Martha’s mother was Angelina Lewis and sister to Eveline Lewis Brill my gr.grandmother. I have letters between these 2 sisters to share. Send to Lynne Rankin, P.O. Box 927121, San Diego, CA 92192 U.S.A.(May'10)



Seeking obit for Susana Charlotte Endner born 15 July 1815 in Juliusburg, Prussia, died 2 Nov. 1879, wife of Ernst Pfeifer/ Feifer. Any offspring? When and through which port did she come to Canada? Who were her parents? Were Susana & Carl siblings or cousins? Also any info re Ernst Pfeifer appreciated. Contact Don Entner, 77 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, PA 19355, U.S.A.(May'10)



Looking for the family of Thomas Whittemore (1879-1960) from Nottinghamshire, England and his wife Gertrude Morrill (1882-1973). They emigrated c.1915. Known children are: Thomas William b.1903; Leslie (1907-1959); Eric b. 1911 all born in England; Jean b. 1927 born in Canada. Last known address was 447 Romeo St., Stratford. We believe that Thomas William married Doris Butterworth in 1925. Contact Paul Whittemore, 7 Pembroke St., Chaddesden, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 6ED, England.(May'10)


[We looked in the phone book and found a Whittemore listing in Mitchell and sent it to Paul. He later replied, I have made connect with the long lost family…emails are going back and forth between England and Canada…thanks for your help”]


Thomas Baker m. 13 April 1880 Martha Hawke d/o Charles Hawk & Ann Callaway in Listowel. The marriage register shows that Thomas was 25 years old, born in England (where?), a bachelor, s/o Thomas John and Mary Ann Baker, and his religion was Episcopalian. Thomas & Martha had 6 children; Mabel, Thomas Henry (Harry), Walter (my father), Alice, Albert (Bert), and Jennie. On each child’s birth record Thomas’ occupation is listed as a painter but what kind? In both the Listowel Banner and Listowel Standard newspapers of 1890 mention is made of deaths from LaGrippe. Mention is made that Thomas Baker, 39, died on January 23rd in the east part of Listowel leaving a wife and 6 children, the youngest only eleven days old. The Stratford paper in their Man on the Street column talked about more LaGrippe illness and that today they buried Thomas Baker. But where was he buried? Thanks for any help

Henry L. Baker, 1499 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105, Kingston ON K7M 9H9 Telephone: 613-634-3611 (Nov'10)