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Maurice Roy Edgar (1889 - 1966)

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Maurice Roy (Roy) Edgar
Born in Gorrie, Township of Howick, Ontariomap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in New Liskeard, Ontariomap
Profile last modified | Created 2 May 2017
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Categories: Valleyview Cemetery, New Liskeard, Ontario.


Roy Maurice Edgar was born in Gorrie, Township of Howick, Ontario, on 2 Apr 1889. He was the eldest son of Elizabeth Godfrey and Charles Edgar. Siblings in 1901 Howick census[1] : Lillian and Rhoda. He married#1 Emma Marie Bradley 10 May 1910 in Sault Ste Marie Michigan, but appears to have bounced back and forth between Canada and the States
Medical: Feb 1912 had Typhoid Fever and was hospitalized 8 weeks in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, then readmitted to Blind River Hospital for another 4 weeks. Maurice and Emma crossed the border to US at Detroit on 24 July 1913 with 5 year old daughter Alice M.
Residence 16 July 1915: 59 Wood St. Toronto. Accountant, wife: Emma M Edgar, on attestation #171566. 5'9" blue eyes, dk brn hair, scar under left eye and bullet wound left ankle.[2] 14 May 1917 sailed to England on SS Megantic, became Company Sgt Major (C.S.M.). Bramshott, England. He returned to Canada on SS Metagama, 24 Aug 1917, discharged medically unfit on 31 Dec 1917 with Porters Lateral Sclerosis aggravated by service. Address 353 Church St, Toronto, still married to Emma. Unknown what happened to her and daughter Alice, but a son Maurice LeRoy was born 19 May 1919 in Buffalo, NY.
He was living in Harriston, Wellington Co Ont on 30 June 1920 when he was the informant for his father George's death
At some point he married #2 Ida May (Gage) Edgar
Have not been able to locate him in the 1921 census, but Ida Edgar was married, with 2 yr-old Maurice Edgar, living 157 Pinewood, York Twp., with her sister Elena Buck and family.[3]
Service WW2, 6 Aug 1940. discharged 16 May 1944 in Haileybury, Timiskaming, Ontario, Canada.

Died 17 November 1966. [4]

Buried Valleyview Cemetery in New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada.[5]


  1. 1901 Census.
  2. Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918. Operations, Inc.
  3. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 100; Census Place: York (Township), York South, Ontario; Page Number: 24 Sub-district : 20 - York (Township); Description: Polling Subdivision no.15 - Comprising all of lots 26 and 27 concession 3, F.B., within the township lying south and west of the Vaughan Road/High, Homewood, Kenwood Avenue, Louisa Avenue, Pinewood, Rushton Road, Roach, Vaughan Road, Wellwood, Wychwood. Source Information 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2013.
  4. Source: #S805778712
  5. Maurice Roy Edgar on Find A Grave: Memorial #139826804 retrieved May 24, 2017

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On 22 May 2017 at 16:12 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

Edgar-1432 and Edgar-1439 appear to represent the same person because: same name, dates, family

Roy is 25 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 22 degrees from Burl Ives and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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