Where is Evelyn Jane McWatters in 1911 Canada Census?

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Wondering if I can get some help in finding Evelyn Jane McWatters/McWaters and her family in the 1911 Canada Census? I'm assuming there has been a wrong spelling for their last name somewhere in the transcription/index, as I can't find them.

Facts I know:

- They should likely be in Lambton County, Ontario. 1921 Canada Census noted them in Sarnia, Lambton West Sub-district.

- 1921 Canada Census noted they immigrated in 1905, so they should likely be in Canada/Ontario.

- Evelyn's mother, Lillie May/Mary Smith was still living at home with her parents in the 1900 US Census and Evelyn was born in 1902 in Michigan.

Household should contain:

- John Leander McWaters/McWatters (sometime snoted as just Leander or Len - in 1921 Census he was John L), born about 1867 in Canada

- Lillie/Lily May/Mary McWaters/McWatters, born about 1879 in Michigan

- Evelyn Jane McWaters/McWatters, born 1902 in Michigan

- George McWaters/McWatters, born about 1905 in Michigan

- likely one or 2 other kids, but currently unknown how many others there may be.

Any help is appreciated!

I am really not sure what other spelling their surname may have ended up under in the 1911 Census - I have only seen it as McWaters or McWatters.

If it helps, this is the source for them in the 1921 Canada Census.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 67; Census Place: Sarnia (City), Lambton West, Ontario; Page Number: 12. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds.
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in Genealogy Help by Kristen Louca G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)

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Looks like she was in the US in 1910:

Name: Evelyn Mcwatter
Age in 1910: 7
Birth Year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Yale Ward 2, Saint Clair, Michigan
Street: Marys Street
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Leander Mcwatter
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's name: Lillie Mcwatter
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Attended School: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Leander Mcwatter 38
Lillie Mcwatter 31
Evelyn Mcwatter 7
George Mcwatter 4


Source Citation

Year: 1910; Census Place: Yale Ward 2, Saint Clair, Michigan; Roll: T624_673; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1374686

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Mary Cole
Thanks for that! It was driving me crazy not having found them in 1910/1911.


I guess the immigration date of 1905 must have been incorrect in the 1921 Canada Census. Hm.


Thanks again!

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