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From: john mcdonald <>
Subject: Re: Where oh Where is/was Dakota?
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 18:15:03 -0400
Further to my last memo, here are the funeral homes in the Collingwood
Chatterson-Long Funeral Home
Fawcett Funeral Home
Fawcett Funeral Home
Ferguson Funeral Home-Valley
20 Alice E
Ferguson Funeral Homes
48 Boucher E
John Allen McDonald
I am researching McDonalds, Duncans, Kennedys, Brittans. Dowswells in
Duncans, Castells, Stinchcombs, and Smiths in Frontenac County,
Cliffords in Algoma, and Duncans in Hamilton, Burlington Area.
In Addition, I am researching McDonalds, Duncans, Wrights, Todds,
and Humes in Peebles and Midlothian, Scotland.
If any of these sound faniliar, please let me know.
I was born and raised in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario and spent the first
thirty years of my life there. I was in every town in Lambton and down
every road in the county during that time and I can assure you there was
no "Dakota" in Lambton County. I am now from Ottawa, Ontario, having
lived another thirty years here. I can only guess that you "Dakota" was
a "place holder" name inserted in the place of his real "unknown" name
because he had moved to Dakota in the States and that was the easiest
way to remember him.
John Allen McDonald, Ottawa, Ontario
carolyn s jackson wrote:
> In the 1898 Sarnia Newspaper obituary of my great-great-grandmother,
> Sarah Ann Smith, it lists her surviving, husband John, one daughter, and
> nine sons. Some of these sons are listed as being from "Dakota" and I
> don't think they mean South or North Dakota. On a copy of a marriage
> register, I find "Dakota, Thompson" listed as 'residence when married'
> of one of the sons in 1891.
> Can anyone help me? Where is this "Dakota". I feel it must be in
> Lambton County but I cannot find it on current maps, nor when I query
> the Ontario Locator net site for either current or historical.
> Thanks in advance. Carolyn from Missouri
> P.S. John, I think this list is great and such wonderful, helpful
> people I have encountered. Canadians appear to be a quite nice bunch of
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