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From: "Mary Robinson" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Hay, Ford families?
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:18:41 -0700
In Drouin, I found the marriage of your grandparents which I will send to
you directly. Interesting that the minister was also William Hay. I will
look for more.
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Laurel Wolfe <> wrote:
> Greetings to all Listers:
> Family on my late mother's side is shrouded in mystery, though I
> don't know why, and I'd like to learn more about them if possible.
> My mother, 12/5/1916 - June 1977, was born Jean Alison Ford Hay in,
> she said, Portneuf Quebec, where she grew up. According to her she
> and a sister, Eleanor, came to the U.S. in 1932 with their parents
> William Hay and Elizabeth (Ford) Hay. They settled in Connecticut
> and stayed there. Why they left Canada for the U.S. in the depths
> of the Depression is not known. William was, she said, an
> Episcopalian minister. One brother, Ian Hay, elected not to
> accompany them, and I can find no trace of him at all. I did meet
> Eleanor when I was a child so I know she was real but never knew my
> grandparents, and no stories or histories were passed down. Eleanor
> died circa 1965 in Florida. My grandmother Elizabeth Ford apparently
> was a cousin of some sort to the film actor Glenn Ford, and my mother
> said the Fords were of Welsh origin and the Hays Scottish, and all
> living in the same area of Quebec in and around Portneuf.
> The reason I qualify all this is because I really don't know what is
> true other than the names. I don't know why the family wasn't talked
> about, I hope there wasn't some sort of cloud over them. I'd like to
> trace things back to Wales and Scotland, if in fact they are the
> countries of origin for the families, but I can't even make a dent in
> the Canadian part of things. This is a shot in the hopeful dark.
> Thank you in advance for any help or clues to this mystery family.
> L. Wolfe
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