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Kay Report 5 Oct 2010 22:23

Hi Lorraine
Could you may be help me.
I am looking ror marrages of Linda Blakburn and Denise Blakburn round the 70s. Alberta canada . They were born over in england leeds. They have a brother Graham Blackburn he born in vancouvor British Columbia around 1955. There parents were Elsie (nee Walding ). Born england leeds 1925.

Harry Blackburn born 1920s late in england leeds. Elsie and harry moved to canada in the 50s. I am trying to find an address.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 6 Oct 2010 13:13

Dear Lorraine,

Could you see if you can find any details about one of my ancestors please. Robert Baxter, born l883 in West Ham, East London. He was a purser on a ship going to New York sometime between the lst and 2nd World Wars, and was never heard of again. Perhaps he started a new life in USA???

Will be grateful for any help,

Kind regards, Liz


David Report 6 Oct 2010 15:54

Trying to contact family who emigrated to USA (San Diego) I think around 57/58ish. Was given 'Lorraine' as a contact by Liz. Would this be you.


Val Bailey

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 6 Oct 2010 16:35

Request put on Records office by David - Liz

David Today at 16:06 Request review
Dear Lorraine,
I'm trying to trace the above family who emigrated to the US,San Diego I think, round about '58/59?
Jack joined his father in their Painting & Decorating business. They had one daughter Lynn before they left the UK and I believe one son, Craig, born there. Maureen's maiden name was Ackers and she would have been about 19 when they emigrated I Ithink,Maureen's mum Margaret, known as Peggy, was my Godmother and had a boarding house in Blackpool, UK where I was born 4/12/1945. My mother and myself lived there with my beloved Nana until we returned to Huddersfield when I was about 2. Maureen appeared for many seasons in a dance troupe in the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. My name then was Valerie Caine (now Bailey)



Lorraine Report 6 Oct 2010 22:36

for all of you waiting for look ups have just got backfrom holiday will do them now, sorry for delay


Lorraine Report 6 Oct 2010 22:58


sorry for delay have done some digging on your baker/charles family

according to a private tree on ancestry casimer charles was actually casimer charles Malachowsk

cant find him on the 1930 but have found this

1930 United States Federal Census
about Mary Malachowski
Name: Mary Malachowski
Home in 1930: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
View Map
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Malachowski 55
Arthur Baker 34

mary born england a widow occupation clerk in confectionary factory
arthur born pennsylvannia occupation labour in steel mill

i cant make out what arthurs relation to mary is as it has been overwritten

i cant find a death for mary nor casimer though


Lorraine Report 6 Oct 2010 23:03


sorry there is a 50 year rule in canada so nothing online before then.


Lorraine Report 6 Oct 2010 23:09


hi i cant find him on a passenger list to new york

nor on the 1930 usa census

was he married before he went to usa, do you know the ships name he was on.


val1963 Report 6 Oct 2010 23:12

Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for your offer, I am looking for any information on
Harriet Ulatt b1805 England living in Canada in 1881, (a Widow) and died in 1886. I have tried to find when she emigrated to Canada and who her Husband was, If its possible, the only info i have is what I've posted below.

1881 Canada Census
Name: Harriet Ulatt
Gender: Female
Age: 76y
Calulated Birth Year: 1805
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Widowed
Ethnic Origin: English
Religion: C. Metho.
Head of Household: John Parker
Born During Last Year:
Census Place: Reach, Ontario North, Ontario, Canada
District Number: 133
Sub District: B
Division: 1
Page Number: 4
House Number: 643203
Family Number: 16
Digital Folder Number: 4466327
Image Number: 00003
Film Number: 1375881
Library and Archives Canada Film Number: C-13245
Collection: Canada Census, 1881

Name: Harriet Ulyatt
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 21 Jan 1886
Estimated Death Year:
Death Age: 82 years
Death Place: Ontario
Birth Date: 1804
Estimated Birth Year: 1804
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Race (Expanded):
Race (Standardized):
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Father's Name:
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Film Number: 1853482
Digital Folder Number: 4033012
Image Number: 535
Reference Number: 9
Collection: Ontario Deaths, 1869-1947

I appreciate any help
Many Thanks


Lorraine Report 6 Oct 2010 23:49


for reference the death you referred to

Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1936 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947
about Harriett Ulyatt
Name: Harriett Ulyatt
Death Date: 21 Jan 1886
Death Location: Ontario
Age: 82
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1804
Birth Location: England
Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS935_44

cause of death paraylis for 2 weeks
occuaption farmers wife
name of informant john parker

1881 Census of Canada
about Harriet Ulatt
Name: Harriet Ulatt
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 76
Birth Year: 1805
Birthplace: England
Religion: C. Metho.
Nationality: English
Province: Ontario
District Number: 133
District: Ontario North
Sub-District Number: B
Subdistrict: Reach
Division: 1
Household Members: Name Age
John Parker 46
Frances Parker 34
Thos. Cooper 13
Harriet Ulatt 76

i cant find harriett on an earlier census but did find these who are living in the right area of ontario

1861 Census of Canada
about John Ulyatt
Name: John Ulyatt
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Birth Year: 1780
Birthplace: Canada West
Marital Status: Married
Home in 1861: Reach, Ontario, Canada West
Religion: Ch Of England
Household Members: Name Age
John Ulyatt 81

with a mrs ulyatt

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
about John Ulyatt
Name: John Ulyatt
Province: Canada West (Ontario)
District: Ontario County
District Number: 26
Sub-District: Reach
Sub-District Number: 247
Type: Agricultural Schedule
Household Members: Name Age
John Ulyatt

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 7 Oct 2010 00:20

Dear Lorraine,
Thanks for the reply. All I know about Robert Baxter, (my Grandad's brother) is what my Dad's cousin has told me. Robert went to New York and was never heard of again. Perhaps he was there when WW1 started, and decided not to come back. Sorry to be so vague, but there is no one else I can ask now. I don't think he would have been married.
Kind regards, Liz


val1963 Report 7 Oct 2010 18:53


Thank you very much for the info on Ulatt's/Ulyatt's,
I really appreciate your help

Thanks again

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 8 Oct 2010 20:11

Hi Lorraine,

Hope you have a brilliant holiday.

Sorry I'm late in replying been having a spot of bother with computer.

That's absolutely brilliant.

Arthur was her son to her first marriage, so you were spot on. That's helped me a great deal. I wasn't too sure I was on the right trail, but your help has convinced me.

I did think Arthur married around 1925 as his children were born 1926 & 1827

Perhaps he was visiting his mother.

Could you do another look up please either his marriage or his family in 1930

Marrriage - Arthur Baker to Edna Sortman between 1920 - 1930 either Pennsylvania or Ohio.

1930 look up Pennsylvania or Ohio
Edna Baker b ? approx 1898 possibly Germany
Doris Baker daugh 1926 Dayton City Ohio
Arthur Baker son 1927 Pennsylvania

Thanks very very much again Lorraine for your brilliant help. It's much appreciated.

Regards, Lou


Karen Report 8 Oct 2010 21:05

pffft............hope no one randomly got a message from me...typed this in and it dissapeared !!

Hi Lorraine,

Im looking for Harrison family who left England in 1891 on the SS Polynesian for Halifax

John William Collins Harrison 1866 Birmingham England
Mary Ann Harrison 1869 Quebec
John William Collins Harrison 1890 Bournemouth Hampshire England
William (maybe Henry) Collins 1891 England

If you can spot any evidence of them in Canada after 1891 I would love to know
Many many thanks


Lorraine Report 8 Oct 2010 22:55


having trouble finding him in usa

do you have his parents names i will see if i can find a marriage or military record for him


Lorraine Report 8 Oct 2010 23:18


according to same tree on ancestry edna sortman was born in 1905 and died in 1966 in ohio

son arthur john baker died in 1962 he married a johnson who is living

edna on the 1930 with her father and her children

1930 United States Federal Census
about Edna Baker
Name: Edna Baker
Home in 1930: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
View Map
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Parent's Name: Edwin Sortman
Race: White


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin Sortman 58
Edna Baker 25
Doris G Baker 4 3/12
Arthur J Baker 3 8/12

edwin born ohio

cant find a marriage for edna and arthur baker

edna with her parents

1910 United States Federal Census
about Edna Sortman
Name: Edna Sortman
Age in 1910: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Edwin Sortman
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Name: Gertrude Sortman
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Home in 1910: Dayton Ward 7, Montgomery, Ohio
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin Sortman 38
Gertrude Sortman 36
Otho Sortman 17
Lonnie Sortman 17
Hezekiah Sortman 14
Mildred Sortman 13
Suella Sortman 12
Joseph Sortman 9
Edna Sortman 5


Lorraine Report 8 Oct 2010 23:27


sorry cant find a birth for her in canada


Lorraine Report 8 Oct 2010 23:56


found the passenger list for december 1891 says they were going to lyndsey ontario

not having much luck finding them on the 1901 or 1911 census

did find this

Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
about William Robert Collins Harrison
Name: William Robert Collins Harrison
Birth Date: 27 Mar 1890
Birth Location: Bournemouth, England
Relative: Mr Margarte Jean Harrison
Regiment Number: 21158

signed up september 1914
next of kin margarets address is bournemouth england


Joy Report 9 Oct 2010 09:56

Thank you for looking for her.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 9 Oct 2010 11:41

Many thanks for looking Lorraine, Robert's parents were John Baxter b l850 Scotland (carpenter/joiner) and Mary Baxter nee Adams b 1858 Scotland. John and Mary were both living in West Ham, East London, when they married in l877.
Kind regards, Liz