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I'm trying to find lost cousins for a female friend of my son. She would love to know why she's a redhead and has heard it comes from this lost side.
I don't know a lot, but maybe someone has some further hints for me! Her grandmother was G. MACK (still living, so won't use first name) born 1947, Toronto to John Edward MACK and Marcia Elizabeth TEMPLETON. I understand that John Edward MACK's mother was Dutch, possibly Jewish, with the unusual surname of VON KOVENHOVEN. Somewhere in there is the name CARPENTER too, but supposedly it was French and originally CHARPENTIER/CARPENTIER at one time.
Not much to go on, but I told her I'd try. I've got hits with less before! Thank you.
who were John E's Parents? their names and when was John born? he still living? did his mother and father Marry in Canada? not seeing anything that adds up with info you posted.
Thanks for your quick reply. I know no more than this. Very bare info. I know, but this comes from my son's 20 year old friend via her mother. They have never taken a stab at family tree before, so I'm just throwing what they have out there to see what might result.
I started genealogy with my husband's paternal side. His father was long dead and all his mother knew was that he had lived with an Aunt Susie and an Uncle Russell near Arnprior and that they had visited someone's grave in Woodlawn in that area, mother's last name was Carr. So I know the whole picture can emerge even with the smallest handful of clues, in time. I once found a cousin of my mother's known only by a nickname 'Dolly' Johnston who had married an unknown WW1 soldier and moved to New Zealand!
I wish I had more to tell you. I will let you know if any more clues for the mystery pop up. :)
Don't know if this him.. perhaps...see attached
Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967 about John Edward Mack
Name: John Edward Mack
Event Year: 1923-1968
Event: Naissance (Birth)
Place of Worship or Institution: Ottawa; Ottawa (Ste Jeanne d`Arc)
Could be G Grandfather, seems a bit old to behaving children in 1947..
Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928 about John Edward Mack
Name: John Edward Mack
Birth Place: London, Ontario
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Father Name: Hugh Mack
Mother Name: Mary Macdonald
Spouse Name: Emily Maud Nicoll
Spouse's Age: 41
Spouse Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario
Spouse Father Name: Samuel Richardson
Spouse Mother Name: Emma Moore
Marriage Date: 12 Jan 1916
Marriage County or District: York
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 369.
Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.