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Canadian information, Strathcona, Edmonton

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Serena Report 29 Feb 2012 09:30

Trying to obtain information on my grandfather's brother

Here's what i know ...
Percival Geroge Wilson b 1907 Wolstanton, Staffordshire to David Henry Wilson and Rose Coogan. David dissapeared and went to South Africa early 1900's Rose died 1921.
Percival [ George as we knew him ] sailed to Canada arriving Quebec 1927 listing my grandfather Stanley as his next of kin. He went to Ontario to be a farmer ? as part of the settlement act. My mum thinks he joined the Canadian army at some point. He never married and died in the 1990's . We were contacted by a probate firm trying to trace his relatives after he died, they dealt with my uncle in Hong Kong who gave the money to charity as there is a large family and not much to share ! I found this out years lated when i started reaserching the family . I contacted this firm as we know nothing of his life in Canada they won't tell me what they know unless i go on BBC Heir Hunters !!!!!

So can any one tell me where i might find his info in Canada, where he lived etc

Sorry there is a lot of info but thought it best to tell all i know :-)


Gins Report 29 Feb 2012 09:50

There wont be a lot to find on the online records side of things due to privacy laws in Canada

I would jump at the chance of someone researching my relative, even if it meant being on TV....personal choice I guess


jolee Report 29 Feb 2012 11:01

Could this be him

Burial record of veterans Erie County

George Wilson born 29/03/1907 date of death 06/07/92
Veteran of WW2
Served in (there is a cross through army so dont know if this means he was in the army or crossed through because he wasn't)
Dates of service 08/11/1842 - 03/11/1945
Rank s/sgt
Cemetery Laural Hill grave 5 section 2 lot 500
Information given by Burton Funeral Home
Address 2628, Elmwood Ave, Erie PA
Family again a cross through the word

I have kept the rimage if you think it could be him and want a copy pm me with your emails address and I will send it to you.


Serena Report 29 Feb 2012 11:13

Hi Joan
have sent my details

Thank you

Lynne From Up North !!

Lynne From Up North !! Report 29 Feb 2012 15:57

This looks as though it may be Percival's voyage to Canada:

Name: Percival Wilson
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Birth Country: England
Date of Arrival: 10 Jul 1927
Vessel: Athenia
Search Ship Database: View the 'Athenia' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: T-14735


Serena Report 22 May 2012 09:35

Still Looking ....Have all info regarding his birth and his voyage to Canada but nothing after

Mum remembers he lived in Calgary

When Mum and her brother were contacted regarding his unclaimed estate it was by 2 different companies, neither received any paperwork regarding this so was it not claimed ??? Although my uncle recieved a box of photo's !We know it was after 1998 which was when his sister died

Is there a list of unclaimed estates in Canada as there is in UK ??
This would at least help in finding out where he lived, occupation etc

Would a newspaper have published an obituary ?
Please can any one point me in the right direction, it's not the money, we as a family would love to know about uncle George

Thank you


Dea Report 22 May 2012 11:48

Look like the Funeral Home is still there Serena, have you tried contacting them to see if they have any information which might help you?

Dea x


Serena Report 7 Oct 2012 10:26

Hi again
Still no luck finding uncle George, However i have found that he lived in Strathcona, Edmonton, Alberta in 1974

Are there any newspapers which might have an obit section ??
I just want to know when he died

any info however small might help
Thank you


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Oct 2012 10:59

You could contact Edmonton Public Library - they have a branch in Stathcona although it looks as if emails go through to a central point.

No idea how the Canadian Library Service works, but they'd probably be able to suggest possible newspaper archives.

NOTE - Monday is the Canadian Thanksgiving day, so public offices will be closed


Serena Report 7 Oct 2012 11:50

Many thanks, will e-mail and hope for some info

He's the only sibling of my grandfather i haven't got info on !