Looking for info about Robert Canning born 1862 Ireland and likely died Cowlitz County Washington 1934

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There are US census records in 1900 and 1910 for Robert Canning living in De Kalb, Illinois and a FindaGrave reference ( http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24297999 ) giving a date of death 4th June 1934.

The census and FindaGrave information suggests this could be "my" Robert who was born on the 22nd November 1862 in County Londonderry, Ireland.

Can anyone find a marriage for Robert and Catherine and the birth records for their two children Annie E Canning (b 1893 Washington State) and Andrew J Canning (b 1895 Omaha, Nebraska)?
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in Genealogy Help by Simon Canning G2G6 Mach 2 (21.1k points)

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Dear Simon,

     Here is a long shot.  Do you know if children Ann or Andrew got married?  Frequently, the parents' full names are on a marriage record. For example:

"Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934", database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9G-JJZY : accessed 28 November 2015), Robt Canning in entry for Clifford Edward Morey and Anna Elizabeth Canning, 1912.

is an Ann Canning of approximately the right age.  You will need to do quite a bit of cross-checking to prove the child back to the parents, but it could help you.

Good luck! -NGP

 

by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 7 (71.8k points)
Nice find!

Many thanks for that. I had checked for additional information for Andrew and Anne, but obviously missed that one.

I am trying to discover descendants of Thomas and Margaret, so have no "insider" knowledge about Robert and Catherine or their children.

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