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Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 1:50PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Leece
Hi All, My name is Michael Armstrong, from my known family tree I am trying to hopefully locate possible Canadian relatives that I may have. My great uncle (Cyril Lonsdale Armstrong) emigrated to Ontario, Canada around 1912/1913. He married a Marvel Edna Leece in Peel, Brampton in 1917 and in the same year, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. That is all I know at present, though I believe that he may have died around 1944 and I can see a death of a Edna Armstrong, in 1972 at Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario. I do not know if they had any children and if the Armstrong line from the UK still exists today.

Any help or advise from anyone would be very much appreciated. With Christmas approaching, it would be a great present to tell my father (aged 86) that his uncle's line exists and continues today!

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 1:51PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Coates, Leece, Kent, Bailey
found a voter record for 1935
Name: Cyril L Armstrong
Location: Oxford, Ontario
Occupation: Insurancr
Electoral District: Oxford
Year: 1935

marriage record shows his wifes maiden name as coates not leece i wonder if she had been married before?

Name: Cryil Lonsdale Armstrong
[Cyril Lonsdale Armstrong]
Birth Place: England
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Father Name: Thomas George Armstrong
Mother Name: Caroline Louisa Kent Armstrong
Spouse Name: Marvel Ednar Coates
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1893
Spouse Birth Place: Brampton, Ontario
Spouse Father Name: Richard Leese
Spouse Mother Name: Eliza Bailey
Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1917
Marriage County or District: Peel

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 1:53PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong
He enlisted in January 1917 and his next of kin was given as mother in Sussex England.
They married in October 1917 in Brampton.

1940 Voter's List
Oxford Ontario
412 Dundas Street
C L Armstrong, Mrs C L Armstrong and Miss Doris Armstrong are listed.
C L is a shipper. Doris is a stenographer.

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 10:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 1:52PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Coates, Leece, Bailey, Safford
found first marriage record

ame: Morvel Edna Leese
[Marvel Edna Leese]
Birth Place: Brampton, Ontario
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Father Name: Richard Leese
Mother Name: Eliza Bailey
Spouse Name: Norman Coates
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1890
Spouse Birth Place: Brampton, Ontario
Spouse Father Name: Aaron Coates
Spouse Mother Name: Rose Ann Safford
Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1913
Marriage County or District: Peel

norman's death

Name: Norman Coates
Death Date: 24 Jul 1915
Death County or District: Peel
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birth Location: Brampton, Ontario

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 12:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Armstrong / Leese
THank you so much for the update, really helpful. It looks like they moved to Oxford from Brampton - is that far?

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 12:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Armstrong / Leese
Thank you - my father will be please to know that he has (or had) a first cousin out in Canada. Just need to keep going.

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2013 3:40PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Bailey
My name is Sharon McMann and I am from Edna's family tree. She was married to a John Armstrong that I know of, and they had one child, Doris. Edna was married three times. John was her second husband. I am not sure when she died, but could try to find out. I found it under Ann Bailey. Edna would be my great aunt.

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 8:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Mar 2013 2:32PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Bailey
Hi Sharon
Thank you for replying.
I am at a loss to know who John is, but I think Cyril and he may be one and the same, as I believe Cyril was Edna's second husband (see attached wedding cert).
My father (still alive at 86) would have been Cyril's nephew, he my great uncle, so I guess you and I may be similar in age, as he would have been my great uncle and us related by their marriage!
So many questions, as I am finding it difficult to search Canada from the UK.
Do you know if Doris married, had children, is still living (she would be my father's 1st cousin), if she has passed away, when, where. Also, do you know when / where Cyril died, my father thinks around 1944, but can't recall exactly? I have them all living at 412 Dundas Street in 1940. Doris as a stenograhper and Cyril as a shipping / insurance. And here my trace ends !!
Who and what connection is Ann Bailey?
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Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Mar 2013 2:33PM GMT
Surnames: Armstrong, Leece, Ezard
Can't be of much help but I did trace them to Woodstock, Ontario on the voters list. CL Armstrong and Mrs. CL are listed as living 412 Dundas St. CL occupation, shipper.

My connection to the family is the marriage of Marvel Edna's aunt Mary Leece to George Ezard.

Re: Cyril Armstrong (emigrated to Canada abt 1912-13) married M Edna Leece

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 12:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Mar 2013 2:35PM GMT
Surnames: Bailey, Leece,
Ann Bailey and Eliza Bailey are sisters. Eliza is my Great grand mother. Eliza married my Great Grandfather, Richard Hayes Leece, and Edna is their first child. Ann Bailey's name was the only way I found out anything about my Gramma's family. the only info I have about a John Armstrong (which I too think is Cyril), is that he was Edna's 2nd husband. I only know they had a child named Doris. I can't even tell you when she was born, but she would be around 60 somewhere, judging from my mom's age who would be her cousin. I don't know if this helps at all, as I too am trying to find out more info for mom
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