Trying to trace William Bowman b 1859 emigrated to Canada in 1883

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He married Mary Glenridding in 1883 had a daughter in 1884 who died in 1890 (all in McGilleray Township, Canada) Believed he may then have moved to US for work.
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (220 points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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Welcome to G2G, Alan.

William Bowman was the son of James and Ann Bowman. He married Mary 26 Oct. 1883.

Name: William Bowman

Event Type: Marriage

Event Date: 26 Oct 1883

Event Place: Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Birth Year (Estimated): 1858

Father's Name: James Bowman

Mother's Name: Ann Bowman

Spouse's Name: Mary Glendinning

Spouse's Gender: Female

Spouse's Age: 27

Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1856

Spouse's Father's Name: James Glendinning

Spouse's Mother's Name: Catharine Glendinning

Citing this Record

"Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Catharine Glendinning in entry for William Bowman and Mary Glendinning, 26 Oct 1883; citing registration , Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,762.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (741k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Thanks all this has come from my research over many years. I have virtually every linked Bowman back to abt 1785 but can't find what happened to William after he left his home in Canada to work in the States. No death recorded, no return to Scotland or death in UK. (Been doing FH mainly with Ancestry for over 50 years)

Alan Bowman

Just in case you don't have this record, Alan. I found Mary in the 1891 Census (line 1, page 37. Original document here), 34, married, living in the house of her uncle Adam.

I think this Adam is the same Adam listed as informant in Ellen´s birth record (rec. no. 20 or 020801).

Yes I did have this but thank you so much for trying to tie up loose ends.
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Hi Alan, and welcome. The best way to get started is to add your parents, then their parents and so on up your tree, citing records as you go. It helps us to help you if can let us know where you have already looked. is a good free site.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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