Looking for John Burrows' death record (NS, CAN) born Essex, England 1831ish, went to CAN, married Margaret Murphy 1866

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Marriage took place in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS, Canada. Last place I found a record of him is in the 1891 Census of Canada, then in the 1901 Census his wife (then spelled Margret Burrus) is listed as widowed. His parents are listed as John Burrows and Martha Bibby of England.
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Is Margret Burrus actually the Margaret Burrows your hunting for.  Possibly a different person and the couple had moved elsewhere.  Do you have an updated list within the Census of the children to confirm if same family.  Just a thought...
Yep, it's the same woman. In both 1901 and 1911 census (in 1911 her name is spelled Margaret Burrows again) she is living with her daughter Rose Burrus (or Roseline MacAulay in 1911), and I found a marriage record for Rose Burrows to Laughlin MacAuley. :)
Hi i am a descendant of a Burrows from Acton London. I could look at names i have on back of a photo. I remember though that Anness & Charles (my gt gt grandparents) had 8 children up untill 1900, Ada, Charles, Henry, Sarah, William my great grandad was killed in ww1. Some of his brothers were professional golfers travelling to Australia & south Africa. I dont know if this will help as there was another Burrows family around the same time that we are not connected to, there are some more siblings i cant remember right now regards Debbie Richards, Porsmouth
He is my great grandfather. I am currently trying to look for his father John Burrows parents. I am unable to find anything in regards to him or Martha Bibby. Please let me know if you have found anything.

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So, seeking out a death record is the paper copy.  Have you found if the local people have a index of cemetary records of those in the Cape Breton?  Have you attached yourself to the local genealogical society as someone maybe able to help you?
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I have contacted the local cemeteries and am still waiting for replies from 2 of them. I will have to call them again once I am home from vacation. I have also been to the Beaton Institute, where they were helpful, but so far unable to find anything. I also have a lady looking into it who does this type of research for people, but nothing has come up as of yet! I'm hoping that posting in other places on-line will help! :)
You done a good job so far, I hope you didn't feel like I was badgering  you on your research.  Just what to give you some other angles to look at if you had not got there.  There is always so many "What if's" as we do our research.
Oh, no worries! I didn't feel that way at all! Any help is appreciated, even if it's suggesting things I've already tried! It's hard to let people know what you've already done without being long-winded! Thanks! ;)

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