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Re: Mary Jane MCMILLAN married John MCLEAN 1883, Died 1884-85? Brick Wall?

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  • tinynit
    I found the death record finally. It doesn t give much information except confirms the death date. Peggy
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 9, 2012
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      I found the death record finally. It doesn't give much information except confirms the death date.


      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "tinynit" <tinynit@...> wrote:
      > My great grandmother, Mary Jane McMillan married John McLean or McClean January 1 1883 in Keppel Twp, Ontario. Her birth date is calculated as abt 1860 from her marriage record. She was born in Ireland.
      > On her marriage record she is age 23, living with John and Margaret Smail, guardians. The only parental name given is "Mother: McMillan" so I assume she may have been born out of wedlock.
      > I found a 1871 Census of Canada record for John and Margaret Smail. In there household is "Mary," age 22, from Ireland. There was no column to record her relationship to the head of household. But it seems likely this could be my great grandmother.
      > She had one child, Robert, 26 October 1883, and she died before November 1886, when her husband remarried.
      > In the online database of the Library and Archives Canada, I found one possible death record from Keppel, for a Mary McLean, died 06 Mar 1885. There is no other information on this transcript which is from the Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947; Reference Number: cn 005625, Film Number: 1853478, Digital Folder Number: 4172575, Image Number: 298
      > I've searched ships passenger lists for hours. The only possibility was a date after 1871 when this "Mary" was the only McMillan, possibly a servant. I did not finish searching because there were several thousand pages.
      > Is this an impossible brick wall?
      > Thanks for any advice!
      > Peggy
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