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From: "Marilyn Wales" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] A tough one
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 23:21:12 -0700
Some things that come to mind ... check the local newspapers for articles
re the disappearance, discovery of the body, obituary, etc. Try city
directories and telephone books from his place of residence. Search The
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid - the site is http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/ .
Other sources of information could be coroner's records. Look for the death
registration and work back from there to census, marriage, and other
Hope this gives you some ideas - good luck!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gunson&Jones" <>
Sent: 24 January, 2003 9:59 PM
Subject: [ONT] A tough one
> Hello List
> I have a tough one here and I'm hoping someone can lead me in the right
> My paternal grandfather, Matthew WILSON was murdered in Toronto in 1943.
> The only information I have is as follows:
> Matthew stopped at the Gladstone Hotel on his way home from work at
> Dominion Bridge Company in Mt. Dennis.
> Three months later, his body washed up at the Exhibition Front.
> Matthew was married to Velma (PHILLIPS) and they resided on Bank St. at
> time of his death. The house no longer exists.
> They had 5 children, Norman, James, William Edwin (Eddie)(my father), and
> twin girls, Marion and Marilyn.
> Can someone tell me where I would begin to look for information on
> He has no surviving children, and his wife has passed also. I am unaware
> of any siblings, and have no idea where to even start searching for
> Any suggestions would be very welcomed.
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