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Just looking for when my family(s) came to Canada and from where. My husband is first generation Canadian (mom and dad born in Italy), and I've found their immigration information. Just curiousity. No question. Though I have been going crazy trying to find info on my grandfather Clark. He married my grandmother approx 1937, so the records aren't released yet in Canada.
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Hi Susan, 

I found his obituary, but you probably have that already. 

You are right, the marriage records in Ontario are only available to 1936.  I'm thinking 1937 should be available within the next year or so, so fingers crossed that his parents are named in the marriage record.  Since you have the precise date of birth, even a middle name would be a useful breadcrumb.  

Have you checked the Scottish birth records for 1902 in Aberdeenshire?  There will likely be a number of William Clarks, but I,m not sure there would be an awful lot on 23 Mar 1902.  Maybe if you tag Scotland in this question, someone who has experience with Scottish records could offer some thoughts.

Don't give up, I'm sure you'll crack it.

Yes I have the obituary, thanks.  Doesn't say much does it? Thanks so much for the help.

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Is Clark his first name or last name? There are lots of men with the Clark surname who married in 1937. If you were to provide Mr. Clark's full name and where in Canada he married in 1937, there's a good likelihood the record could be found fairly quickly.

Other information that would help, includes the name of the province, county and or city. Wife's name would also be useful. 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
selected by Susan Piccinin

All I have is William Clark (I know, might as well be John Smith).  Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  There was family talk that he went to England to work first then to Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  My Grandmother had been deserted by her first husband and they must have had to wait the 7 years to have him legally declared dead. That's part of where I got the "1937" marriage date from. (Her first husband moved to the US, changed his name and lived well into his 90s.)

Birth date: 23 Mar 1902
Death date: 10 Aug 1971
I meant to show examples of Mr. Clark's married in Canada in 1937. Here are some of them:

George W Clark

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950

birth: 1914

marriage: 28 July 1937 Victoria Corner, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

father: George A Clark

mother: Edna P Alward

spouse: Margaret D Hagerman

other: Wilson R Hagerman, Edith Tompson

 

 

Nathaniel C Clark

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950

birth: 1917

marriage: 18 August 1937 Victoria Corner, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

father: Horace L Clark

mother: Angeline D Shaw

spouse: Jean T Whitehouse

other: George H Whitehouse, Hazel M Brown    

 

   

Clinton Samuel Clark

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950

birth: 1902

marriage: 6 November 1937 East Centreville, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

father: Manzer Clark

mother: Demerize Pelkey

spouse: Dorothy Geraldine Margison

other: Anson Margison, Annie Lee    

 

 

Frank Hatheway Clark

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950

birth: 1913

marriage: 19 May 1937 Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

father: Arthur Clark

mother: Della Croft

spouse: Addie Vaughan MacDonald

other: Fred MacDonald, Blanch Ingersol

 

   

Keith Chapman Clark

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950

birth: 1915

marriage: 14 July 1937 Fredericton, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

father: Robert J Clark

mother: Sadie Chapman

spouse: Patricia Marie Norrad

other: James Victor Norrad, Elizabeth Vincent Kelley    

 

 

John Clark

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938

birth: 1897 Brandon, Manitoba

residence: Vancouver

marriage: 1 June 1937 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

father: John Clark

mother: Mary Silver

spouse: Rose Lillian More

other: Joseph Moffatt, Rose Physick    

 

 

George Watson Clark

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-193

 

birth: 1915 Victoria, British Columbia

residence: Sidney

marriage: 25 June 1937 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

father: George Clark

mother: Alice Emily Dearle

spouse: Dawn Georgette Hayward

other: Thomas Henry Hayward, Ada Marie Buckner-Leech    

 

 

Arthur Davidson Clark

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938

birth: 1915 Nanaimo, British Columbia

residence: Cumberland

marriage: 1 May 1937 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

father: James Davidson Clark

mother: Beatrice Wagstaff

spouse: Mary Dybek

other: Frank Dybek, Elizabeth

 

   

Lester Griggs Clark

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938

birth: 1916 Penticton, British Columbia

residence: Penticton

marriage: 14 May 1937 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

father: Maurice Andrew Clark

mother: Nellie Adoree Griggs

spouse: Phyllis Alexandria Wheeler

other: Owen Wheeler, Jane Chisholm    

     

 

David Paterson Clark

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938
 

birth: 1913 Vancouver, British Columbia

residence: Vancouver

marriage: 16 October 1937 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

father: Harry Clark

mother: M* Paterson

spouse: Christina Combe McAninch

other: James Mc Aninch, Isabella Bell
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William Stephen Clark

mentioned in the record of Donald Arthur Clark

Name William Stephen Clark
age 35
birth_place Peterhead Scotland
gender Male
Wife Ada Gladys Chandler
Son Donald Arthur Clark

Other information in the record of Donald Arthur Clark

from Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates

Name Donald Arthur Clark
Event Type Birth
Event Date 05 Apr 1918
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Event Place (Original) Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Registration Date 08 May 1941
Gender Male
Father's Name William Stephen Clark
Father's Birthplace Peterhead Scotland
Father's Age 35
Mother's Name Ada Gladys Chandler
Mother's Birthplace Toronto Canada
Mother's Age 29
Certificate Number 58601

Citing this Record

"Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGCF-H2GH : 30 March 2018), William Stephen Clark in entry for Donald Arthur Clark, 05 Apr 1918; Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 58601, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

William Clark

New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island)

Name William Clark
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 10 Aug 1912
Event Place Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States
Residence Place Aberdeen, Scotland
Gender Male
Age 10
Marital Status Single
Nationality Great Britain, Scottish
Birth Year 1902
Departure Port Glasgow
Ship Name Cameronia
Departure Contact Name James Murray
Departure Contact Name Relationship Grand Father
Arrival Contact Name William Clark
Arrival Contact Name Relationship Father
Page Number 45
Affiliate Line Number 0016

Citing this Record

"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ17-CJ7 : 30 January 2018), William Clark, 1912.

image

View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924

Affiliate Film Number T715-1911
GS Film Number 1400595
Digital Folder Number 007676087
Image Number 00440

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