Month: July 2018

Can you help me trace my Paternal Grand Father?

I have successfully traced my paternal line back to the 1600’s. However, one piece of information I have singularly failed to find is what happened to my Paternal Grand Father Walter Reynolds.

If you follow the link you will see that he left Cornwall bound for Windsor, Ontario, Canada in July 1923. He then left there by train bound for Painesdale, Michigan, USA in August 1923.

According to the Immigration Record his passae was paid for by The Copper Range Mining Company in Painsdale. Sadly, despite getting local assistance in my search, I have not managed to find any trace of him actually arriving in Painesdale. Where he lived or worked. The trail has gone completely dead.

I would dearly love to find out what happened to him. At least where he died and is burried.

According to family rumour, he emigrated soon after my father was born but died soon after arrival in a mining accident. However, this was rumoured to have happened in Australia, a fact wich I now know to be false. So the rumour can not be relied upon for accuracy.

His wife, My Grand Mother remarried in 1930. How significant that is I don’t know. Apart from the fact that a period would have to be left before he could be declared dead to enable her to remarry.

I have searched the death records in the USA, Canada and Australia (just in case) for many years after his arrival but can’t find any that come remotely close to the data I have on Walter.

Thanks for reading this far. If you can offer any information or ideas to helpme get to the bottom of what happened to Walter after leaving Canada I would love to hear from you.



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