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Can you tell me where in Canada did XXXXX XXXXX Staines Ager live after he arrived in 1882 and until he died?
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He lived in the Morris-Silver Plains district, The Pas and Bowsman, Manitoba, Canada. But I am really interested in his birth records and the family he left behind in Ireland.
Yes, I understand that you are interested in where he came from, was born, etc. However, usually the only way to learn that is to trace him backwards step by step.
Thanks so much for the additional information. It will take me a while to search all the records. The good news is that civil registration in Ireland was required after 1864, although not everyone complied with the law, so there should be both a civil record of his birth as well as a parish record of his baptism.
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Did he marry in Canada? Who?
I want to make sure I have the right one
He married XXXXX XXXXX in March 23,1905 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. They had 3 children: Thomas, Adelaide and Frances. Johnson is spelled in various ways but the correct way is Johnson.
That is the one I had found in the 1916 census. Oddly enough I don't find him in a census in Canada from his supposed arrival in 1882 until his marriage to Elizabeth in 1905.
Also, do you know his occupation? It said in 1916 that he was an engineer.
I am finding lots of William J. Ager/Agars born about the right time in Manitoba though.
I don't find him in any passenger list in the 1880s.
Thanks for any additional insight.
This fellow is elusive. I suspect he was from Northern Ireland as he was Protestant. I have heard that the Irish records are just starting to come on-line and searchable. Ager is not an ethnic Irish name. I believe it is of Anglo origin.
So we are giving up then?
No, I'm like a dog with a bone. I don't give up easily. I've got some more ideas I want to pursue.
For instance, I am wondering if he really was an immigrant or if his parents were. I'm also curious if he were in the country from 1882 onward how he managed to avoid the census-taker in 1891 and 1901. One census, maybe. Two in a row is unheard of. If he arrived in 1882, he would have been a boy of 12. It's very unlikely that a child that age would be traveling alone.
Have you obtained his death record? Sometimes that will list place of birth. Just grabbing at straws here
Still at it
I am intrigued by this 1901 census for Westbourne, Macdonald district, Manitoba
In the 1891 census, Magnus (age 20) was listed as Canadian with no mention of being Cree. He was a farm laborer and listed with his brother Henry (age 16) as boarders in the household of John (age 32) and Catherine (22) Ritchie in Westbourne. John Ritchie was an engineer from Ireland. In subsequent censuses, his racial/tribal origin was listed as Scottish. Magnus and Henry were the sons of Charles (b abt 1827) and Ann (b abt 1831) in Manitoba. They were also listed as Scottish.
Tracing Edward Johnston to see if he had a sister Elizabeth hasn't been fruitful. There are too many of them, and many Canadian records are not available online.
The Manitoba records database mentions that not every detail available on the record itself is listed in the database, and one needs to order the record itself to see if there is more. (There's a "gotcha" if ever I heard one!). Here are the record numbers for the two marriages of XXXXX XXXXX Ager in Manitoba:
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1905-002642
REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1927-062090
Here's the link if you're interested: http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php
I'm sorry but that is all that is available online. I did check not just Ireland, but England, Scotland and Wales for Thomas Ager and Sarah Kitney.
All the best,
thank you for your help. These are his marriages.
I don't know if ordering the marriage records themselves will provide any more information or not. I did not see a death record for him in Manitoba, but those records also don't appear to be complete.
I tried what online death records are available from all over Canada and didn't see one. Sometimes death records will list where the person was born. If that is your William Ager, 30-year-old engineer renting from the Andersons in the 1901 census (and I think he might be), he is listed as having been born in Ontario.
He really ahs been elusive.