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Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:02

Hi All

I am trying to find out about William Herman Charles who was born in Toronto in 1886. Apparently he died aged 21 on 30.07.1906 by 'accidentally drowning' at Exhibition Wharf. He was living at 22 Foxley Street. His father was Richard Charles and mother Lily Graham. I would like to know where Exhibition Wharf is/was? I have contacted National Archives Canada but have had no response.

Any help, as always, greatly appreciated.

Christine :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:12

Quite a few results if you google "exhibition wharf" toronto

EDIT: Here's one result
http://www.torontoplaques.com/Pages_STU/Toronto_Sailing.html
It was at the foot of York Street.

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:13

I did that but could't find anything. Thanks anyway.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:14

Christine, I've just added a link above. That's just one of quite a few results.

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:17

Thanks Marie Celeste

Saw Exhibition Buildings and Place but obviously should have looked harder. Thanks very much. Will read up.

Kind regards :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:21

Christine, this is a link to map of Toronto at the time:
http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/images/LC/maps-r-93.jpg

If you go down to the bottom of the map you'll see the Exhibition Grounds - there is a very evident wharf jutting out from there.

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:23

One more request if possible and please feel free to point me in the right direction again. I have been trying to find information on Richard Charles born 1934 in Michigan, USA. Father was Reginald F Charles, mother was Ruby Irene Long, I have been using Family Search but cannot find anything (unless I have not looked harder again)!

Thanks.

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:24

Thanks Marie Celeste for the further information.

Much appreciated .

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:37

Christine, it may just be that the records are too recent to be on-line for Richard - I presume you have this?

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Richard Charles
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1934
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Street: Cruse Avenue
House Number: 16510
Inferred Residence in 1935: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 12B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 1st grade

Household Members:
Name Age
Reginald Charles 40 , b England - Commercial Artist. Income in 1939 = $0
Ruby Charles 29 b Rhode Island
Richard Charles 6

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:41

Thanks Mary Celeste

No i didn't find that page so thank. Maybe you are right about the time being too recent - I had wondered that.

Any suggestions as to how to look for someone in Canada (he could obviously still be alive)?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:44

Wonder if this is him?

U.S. School Yearbooks

Name: Richard Charles
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1934
Age: 20
School: Michigan State College
School Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Year: 1954
Yearbook Title: Wolverine

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 20:50

Could be. My only other avenue is that Richard had a cousin John R Charles born 1922 died 1995 and he married Eunice Juanita Killian (1928 - 1989). I cannot find any children for them else I could look for Richard this way.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 20:50

I'm not an expert on Canada by any means but I do know that there aren't a lot of records available and they have much stricter privacy laws.

There are some voters lists from 1935 to 1980 but they don't give ages or relationships.

Is this in connection with Richard Charles?

Christine

Christine Report 17 Jul 2013 21:01

Yes William and Mary had 2 children = Harold and Reginald. Harold had a son John b. 1922 and Reginald had a son Richard b. 1934. Sorry I meant that if I could track down children for John and Eunice then maybe I could find Richard. Apologies for any confusion.

Christine

Christine Report 27 Jul 2013 18:23

Hi

I am still following up on my Charles family so hope I have attached it to the right thread!

I am trying to find out when Richard Charles born 1831 in Herefordshire emigrated to Canada. My first record of him in Canada is in 1880 when he married Lillie Graham and then a second marriage in 1887 to Ellen Taylor. He died in Canada in 1915.

I have looked on GR and Family Search but cannot find his journey.

Any help, as always, greatly appreciated.

Christine

Christine

Christine Report 9 Aug 2013 20:52

Hi All

Just trying to follow up on same family - different tack.

Could someone please do look up for me (or point me in the right direction) for the marriage of Richard Charles born Michigan 1934. Parents are Reginald Charles and Ruby Long.

Many thanks.

Christine (not a new member but still need lots of help) :-)

Christine

Christine Report 11 Oct 2013 20:53

Hi

Can someone please help me find Richard Charles baptised 1831 in Hereford going to Canada. His parents were John and Mary and he married Lillie Graham in Toronto in 1880. I know what happened to him after this time hut cannot find him leaving England.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Christine

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 11 Oct 2013 23:54

Not sure on this,


All Immigration & Travel Results
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Richard Charles
Name: Richard Charles
Birth Year: abt 1833
Arrival Year: 1871
Arrival Place: Toronto, Canada
Age: 38
Source Publication Code: 1823.31
Primary Immigrant: Charles, Richard
Annotation: Date and place of census. Census films are available from the National Archives of Canada. Place of birth, religion, ethnicity, occupation, district, subdistrict, division, and page of original record are also provided.
Source Bibliography: ELLIOTT, BRUCE S. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Toronto. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1992. 193p.
Page: 29

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Oct 2013 00:02

Looks like his brother went with him,


All Immigration & Travel Results
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Charles
Name: John Charles
Birth Year: abt 1831
Arrival Year: 1871
Arrival Place: Toronto, Canada
Age: 40
Source Publication Code: 1823.31
Primary Immigrant: Charles, John
Annotation: Date and place of census. Census films are available from the National Archives of Canada. Place of birth, religion, ethnicity, occupation, district, subdistrict, division, and page of original record are also provided.
Source Bibliography: ELLIOTT, BRUCE S. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Toronto. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1992. 193p.
Page: 29

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Oct 2013 00:05

His brother?


All 1871 Census of Canada Results
1871 Census of Canada about John Charles
Name: John Charles
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birth Place: England
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Weslyan Methodist
Origin: English
Province: Ontario
District: Toronto West
District Number: 46
Division: 02
Subdistrict: St Patricks Ward
Subdistrict Number: c
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Charles 40 >> occupation, plasterer
Jennett Charles 34