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Author:  Joelle [ Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Hello, I'm new!


My name is Joelle and I am in Mississauga (just west of Toronto) but I am originally from the Montreal area. For the most part, I have been pretty lucky with my research and have found a few gems in the research but I also have a few brick walls. (Don't we all?!)

I am stuck on my maternal grandmother's grandparents. They are William Hope (1842-1904) and Jane (or Jean - possibly Mary Jane/Jean) Fowler (b. 1851-ish). I'm not sure of the birth dates because I am doing the math backwards from the census info but it seems that whoever spoke to the census taker was never quite sure how old everyone was. ;-)

Anyhow, according to the census, they had most of their kids in Newfoundland - Henry (1874), William (1877), James (1879), Mary Ann (1881) and John Patrick (1883). My gr-grandmother (Lizzie) and her other sisters came along after they moved to Montreal.

Finally, I can't find a death record for Jane Fowler in Montreal so I am also wondering if she went back to Newfoundland after her kids were older to live with maybe a sister or something.

I suspect one or more of them may have come from St. John's but then I got a DNA hit with someone who has Fowler in their family tree and their Fowler comes from Brigus...?

Any and all help with figuring this out and maybe taking it a bit further back is most welcome!!

Thanks and I'm happy to connect with this community!

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