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desperately seeking date/place of death of Grandfather...Wilfred Laurier Ratchford

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Re: desperately seeking date/place of death of Grandfather...Wilfred Laurier Ratchford

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 6:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't help you with the date/place of death but your grandfather's birth and marriage certificate is online at the NSVital Stat site
This is a free site-all you need to do is download a free viewer program available onsite to see the actual record. His death certificate isn't there which means either that he didn't die in Nova Scotia or he died after the date when privacy laws came into effect (1950 in the case of deaths) When searching I just put "Ratch" and "Wilf" in the search boxes --that way you'll pick up more possible spelling variatons.
The 1901 and 1911 Canadian Census is available at
This is also a free site where you can view the actual document.
In the 1911 Census, Wilfred was 14 living with his parents and siblings
John P - age 50
Margaret A age 43
Philomena M age 17
Wilfred – age 14
Marion I – age 12
Margaret C – age 10
Lillian F - age 8
John A – age4
Mary Teresa – age 4
You may be able to follow up/trace the family of one of the above to get more information on your grandfather. For instance the 1922 marriage of the above Marion to Sylvester Phalen a policeman in Glace Bay is recorded on the NS Stats site.
Also the Cape Breton Genealogy Genweb site has a lot or resources including a index of cemetaries

Happy Hunting
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Ratchford_Jea... 25 Jan 2010 8:06PM GMT 
BurdetteU 26 Jan 2010 1:02PM GMT 
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wmck2 1 Feb 2010 10:24AM GMT 
Ratchford_Jea... 24 Mar 2010 5:29PM GMT 
xyz207 4 Apr 2015 2:58AM GMT 
Vincent MacNe... 4 Apr 2010 9:26PM GMT 
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xyz207 15 Mar 2015 1:17AM GMT 
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