War Widow went to Canada

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trish1
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War Widow went to Canada

Post by trish1 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:08 pm

I've a war widow who went to Canada in 1924 to stay with her sister in Toronto. Any information on where I should be looking to find out if she remarried, where she lived when she died would be appreciated.

Her married name was Martha Maud Hassett neé Henderson. I have all the family details from England, my curiosity would like to find out what happened to her after settling in Toronto.

thanks

Trish

{Just in passing - one of the questions on the immigration form:
Are any of your family mentally defective:
Can't imagine anyone answering Yes.}

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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by speleobat2 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 am

Hi Trish,

I had a look on Ancestry for her, but it is acting up tonight so I only found one entry. It is for a Martha Hassett on the 1962 Canada Voters List and shows her living in the Trinity district of Toronto at Lambert Lodge, 350 Christie St. Don't know if this is your Martha or not and couldn't search further because the site crashed!

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

trish1
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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by trish1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:16 am

Thanks Carol. I looked on ancestry and couldn't find anything - so you did better than myself. I'm busy today but will check it out later. She was born c. 1890 so would be 72 in 1962 - possible.

Trish

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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by speleobat2 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:03 am

Hi again,

If you do a search for Lambert Lodge, Toronto you should get a link to the Canadian historical plaques site. Lambert Lodge started out as a military hospital and was converted to a senior's home in 1948. The historical plaques site looks like a very nice site as a reference for future searches.

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by WilmaM » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 am

Have you had a look for her sister too, if they remained nearby it could help tracking the other down.

trish1
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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by trish1 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:39 pm

WilmaM wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:27 am
Have you had a look for her sister too, if they remained nearby it could help tracking the other down.
I can't find the sister on the rolls mentioned by Carol. She may also have married. I did find her immigration form - she emigrated a few months before Martha.

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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by nelmit » Wed May 02, 2018 5:31 pm

Fanny Henderson married William Thomas Andrews in 1926. Martha was a witness.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1784216

Regards,
Annette

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Re: War Widow went to Canada

Post by trish1 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:34 am

nelmit wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Fanny Henderson married William Thomas Andrews in 1926. Martha was a witness.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1784216

Regards,
Annette
Many thanks Annette - the new family search continues to amaze me with its records - I seem to miss finding them sometimes. I probably didn't look as closely for Fanny as I was mainly researching the family of Martha's husband who died in WWI - but I should remember to always look further afield.

much appreciated

Trish

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