I forgot to mention I even found a scandal for this client. The wrestling
coach great granduncle of his had a wife who after bearing him six children
ran off with the assistant coach and remarried becoming a bigamist. She then
fled to her parents home in Scotland to escape the charges. Found through
newspapers and divorce petition.
Check newspapers in the area and court records. You never know what may turn
]On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
Sent: July 19, 2003 10:56 PM
Subject: RE: Pension Information
Did he serve in the first world war? I found amazing stuff for a client on
the ArchiviaNet database at http://www.archives.ca/02/0201_e.html
If you find a hit, it will take you to the reproduction of the pages. My
client didn't even know whether his great grandfather had served or not but
when we did the search, we found several with the right name but only one
was a match but it gave his next-of-kin as his wife and it gave the address
where she was living in Scotland at the time. Through this address we were
able to locate the birth, etc. records in Scotland as we had not known the
location prior to this. Also we found his wife's family in the same area and
his wife's brother who was a wrestling champion in Scotland, Then he came to
Canada and later went to Philadelphia and became a famous wrestling coach at
a university. When you find the right key you never know what doors may
So take a try and who knows what you may find! Good luck.
Xenia Stanford (president@...
A.G.E. Ancestree Genealogical Enterprises
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]On Behalf Of butlere@...
Sent: July 19, 2003 6:19 PM
; Robert Boynton
Subject: Re: Pension Information
Thanks to all. I am not sure where to look next. We have tried to find his
birth in Ireland and
England, and without that we can't go back any further. The old age pension
application was our
Robert Boynton <rctboynton@...
> Old Age Pension Applications and records are destroyed two years after the
> death of the individual.
> Rob Boynton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Elaine & Wayne Butler" <butlere@...>
> To: <dist-gen@...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:18 PM
> Subject: Pension Information
> > Has anyone attempted to get any information from the Federal Government
> > regarding information that would have been given at the time of
> > the social security pension? Having hit the proverbial brick wall, this
> > the last thing we can think of to find birth information on my husband'shttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> > grandfather. Also, what year was the pension introduced? Any assistance
> > will be greatly appreciated.
> > Elaine
> > http://www.afhs.ab.ca