08 June 2011

Asked And Answered - A Harris / Powers Query

 I posted the query below on an Ancestry message board:

Michael and Mary (McGovern) Powers were living in Grimsby Twp. when the 1851 census was taken. Living nearby were their presumed children, John N. (my ancestor, b. ca 1834), William, b. ca 1838, and Margaret, b. ca 1841.

What happened to William after 1851? Margaret may have married a George Harris. Michael and Mary may have moved to Middlesex Co., Ontario.


Would like to correspond with anyone who is familiar with this family.

Received this response almost immediately:

Margueretta Elizabeth Harris, died 16 May 1880, aged 28, died of pernicious anemia/6mths, informant: George Harris, bookkeeper of 570 Talbot Street London Ontario, Middlesex County. Registration # 009301.

George Harris is listed as a bookkeeper on 1881 census so this may be them.
Her age is about 10 years too young from age on 1851 census.
Census are notorious for wrong information.

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