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Jack Lee married Florence Gertrude Boak - Toronto

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Mark Report 8 Apr 2013 19:31

Please if anyone could assist.

Jack Lee 1898-1982 married Florence Gertrude Boak 1904-1985. Having looked on ancestry I have been unable to find a marriage. Thanks


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2013 19:39

Hello Mark, where do you think the marriage may have taken place (if indeed they did marry)?

Where were they from?


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2013 19:42

Is this her going to Canada (you've got worldwide now, I think?)

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Florence G Boak
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Date of Arrival: 15 Oct 1914
Vessel: Missanabie
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England


Mark Report 8 Apr 2013 19:47

Yes I have all the info thanks
I found a picture of the grave which gave me the dates and that of her husband


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2013 19:48

Canada have different privacy laws to the UK, which differ from Province to Province. It could be that the marriage isn't allowed to be released yet.

You probably have her headstone

Mount Pleasant+, Toronto Cemetery
York (Toronto) Co./Reg./Dist., Ontario


JANUARY 25, 1904
FEB. 27, 1985
FEBRUARY 22, 1898
OCT. 10, 1982



Mark Report 8 Apr 2013 19:49

Thank you +++DetEcTive+++ yes I noticed this...


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2013 19:49

The problem with Canadian records is that they have much stricter privacy rules than we do. It varies between the different provinces but there's generally around an 80 year restriction on marriage records (about 100 years for births).


Margee Report 8 Apr 2013 20:07

When she arrived in Canada in 1914 with her mother and younger sister ,she and her mother had been in Canada from 1911-1914, her 2 year old sister was born in Canada.


mgnv Report 9 Apr 2013 18:35

Ontario has 97/82/70 y closure on BMDs, so the last year released is 1915/1930/1942, but the most recent years aren't indexed yet. Ancestry has the most up-to-date online indexes - they have 1913/1928/1938.
Strictly speaking, deaths are not closed to all but close relatives - they're unrestricted, but there's no index published for 70 y.

Have you gotten Hilda's image yet from Ancestry?

Name: Hilda Boak
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 17 Sep 1911
Event Place: Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Female
Father's Name: John Boak
Mother's Name: Eva Trickett
Registration Year: 1911
Registration Number: 9077
GS Film number: 2424647
Digital Folder Number: 004530262
Image Number: 00067

The Canadian 1911 was 1/6/1911, so new arrivals can appear on the UK and Canadian censuses if they time their travel just right. (1871-1901 censuses were within 1 day of each other - the 1906/16 prairie censuses were also in June).

There's also 3 Boak's sailing on the Doric in Feb 1926 - Eva a=40 and her daur Eva a=9, (both born in Ratcliffe, which I presume is Radcliffe 5km SW of Bury), and an "unrelated" Effie Boak a=20 born in Noylake (which I presume is Hoylake 10 km W of Birkenhead). Daur Eva was in Canada 1916-1925. Effie was in Canada 12/2/24-21/11/25. All were in Toronto.