Did Emily Grocock go to Canada and marry George Wellington MacFarlane [closed]

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Hello, I'm researching my mother's Grocock relatives, specifically:

[[Grocock-137|Emily Grocock]] was born in Boston, Lincolnshire on 13 December 1889. She apparently died in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada having married George Wellington MacFarlane:

"British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBV-17Y : 8 November 2017), Emily Macfarlane, 1973.

On the death registration the year of birth / place of birth / father's name /mother's name match Emily exactly, but I don't have access to Canadian records on my ancestry account. Could anyone help me find a reference to her marriage and/ or emigration to Canada?

WikiTree profile: Emily MacFarlane
closed with the note: sighted original death certificate which confirmed emigration to Canada
in Genealogy Help by Julie Laxton G2G6 (7.1k points)
closed by Julie Laxton
I have access to an institutional version of Ancestry through by public library, which includes Canada.

I did a search for a marriage for Emily Grocock and George MacFarlane, as well as as for George MacFarlane and Emily Grocock. No luck either way.

I searched immigration records for Emily Grocock arrivals in Canada, and only found one Emily, but much too early to be yours.

Sorry I could not be more helpful.

Thank you very much for searching George smiley

3 Answers

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Yes, this could be him if he married again after the death of his first wife in 1960. You're right, there could be 2 George Wellington MacFarlane though

Thank you
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Here is her death record from bc. Not sure if family search had the image. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0f8d6a2a-37e7-401b-81a6-d91f87164fd8

by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (48.2k points)
This is great! Thank you Kayla. It proves that Emily emigrated to Canada 35 years before her death in 1938... I was beginning to think that the information on the family search site was wrong!
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Here is a death record of a George Macfarlane widower, passed away in Powell River in 1982. But his wife is listed as Edith http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/21dafcfc-233d-4b4e-bbc5-475445599d9a

by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (48.2k points)

Very interesting. The information for the death cert. is given by the son. Either this is a different man or Emily and George Wellington MacFarlane didn't officially marry and Emily wasn't recognised by the children.

I am happy to record her emigration and death in Canada an leave the marriage as a mystery smiley

Thank you for your help.

George MacFarlane married Edith Maple in Washington State in 1926.  https://www.ancestry.ca/sharing/21754762?h=52cefa&o_xid=61785&o_lid=61785&o_sch=Email+Programs

According to a headstone on FindaGrave, Edith died in 1960 and is buried in Powell River.

If he and Emily married, it must have been after 1960.

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