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John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am seeking the names of John's parents. On his marriage record he lists his father's name as Richard and his mother's name as Not Known. He was from Port Hope prior to moving to London. His last known address was 528 Horton Street, London, and he is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. John is my gg-grandfather.

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
He is on l90l Census, but couldnt find him
in l9ll census.
checked his marriage and as you say he states
mother's name unknown.
Suggest you check with various church archives,
as ancestry does not appear to have his birth,
but there should be a baptismal record.

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 2:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you dont have his Long
form death certificate then perhaps
a phone call to Woodlawn cem. might
give you his mothers name.

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Where is Richard Pierce, couldnt find
him on Census Records?

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 3:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lorelei, I know what you mean. This has been such a mystery to solve! I have searched census data, marriage records, etc. All I run into are roadblocks around this man. I need the help of you more experienced folks.

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 6:26PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 25 Mar 2012 2:00PM GMT
Surnames: Pearce, Chittick
This is what I found today

Pearce, Richard Married Jan.26,l835
wife Mary Chittick

source:Upper Cda. Marriage Records

Mary Died: l895-Feb.l4, age 89

she is on 1891 Census - Middlesex
B.l806 - Religion:Baptist

1861 Census - Middlesex
PIERSE, RICHARD - fARMER
w. Mary

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Loreli, thank you so much for your help. I never thought to vary the spelling of the name!

Regarding Richard Pierse/Pearce...he and Mary had a son named John, but John was born in 1836. The John I am seeking (John Henry) was not born until 1875. Given the accuracy of the census data, I could understand a margin of error but not the 39 years between these two Johns.

I will keep looking and will use your ideas of varying names. If you would like to keep helping I would be most appreciative. Just found out a new bit of information. My father recalled that John's mother's last name was Russell, but we don't know if that was her maiden name or the name taken in a marriage subsequent to John Henry's father. There also was some talk about John Henry's parents being co-inhabitants rather than being married. The juicy things one finds out when digging into family history!

Thank you once again! Bruce

Re: John Henry Pierce - London 1875-1954

Posted: 8 Mar 2013 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bruce, I just started searching our family tree.

John is my grandfather who I don't really remember since he was divorced from my grandmother who died at the age of 104.

I been able to track down the name of Richard but have not other name or initials. You mentioned his wife was Mary Russell and my Dad's middle name is Russell

It would be interesting to compare notes with you

Ed Pierce
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