Doris Holland Harrington
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Additional Gurney information
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I am now in need of just some information on how to trace Canadian Immigrants.Lewis Gurney b. Jan 1835 Canada d. 28 Jan 1901 Mainespouse Abbie Mason b. unk           d. 17 Nov 1921 Maineimmigration…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doris Holland Harrington Mar 23.

Holland Family Line
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I am also researching my direct family line in hopes of solving a mystery. I have a John HOLLAND born between 1795 and 1802. Died Before 1830. Lucinda (UNK) born about 1796 Mass. Died after 1850…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doris Holland Harrington Mar 12.

 

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Doris Holland Harrington replied to Doris Holland Harrington's discussion 'Additional Gurney information'
"I also have John T. which in census could be Thomas. He could be John Thomas. Not sure but John T. Gurney is listed in another bible as son of John Gurney and Sarah Kilby. John T. Gurney was born 26 Jan 1890. Lewis Gurney b. 1835 Canada d. 28…"
Mar 23
Doris Holland Harrington replied to Doris Holland Harrington's discussion 'Additional Gurney information'
"1900 census Readfield Town, Kennebec, MaineJohn Gurney b. Jan 1869 Maine age 31Fath Lewis Gurney b. Jan 1835 Canada age 65spouse Sarah Kilby b. Jun 1874 Canada age 26Fath b. Canada mother b. Canadaimmigration 1888birth 7 children - 4 livingdau…"
Mar 23
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Additional Gurney information

I am now in need of just some information on how to trace Canadian Immigrants.Lewis Gurney b. Jan 1835 Canada d. 28 Jan 1901 Mainespouse Abbie Mason b. unk           d. 17 Nov 1921 Maineimmigration 1888Lewis had a half-sister Florence I. {Gurney} Humphrey b. 1854 d. 1926See More
Mar 23
Doris Holland Harrington replied to Doris Holland Harrington's discussion 'Holland Family Line'
"Yeah he did. That was verified years ago by my grandfather. My grandfather never talked much about his family growing up as a kid. We all thought he was an only child until my uncle introduced us to one of his brothers. We were always asking but he…"
Mar 12
Doris Holland Harrington left a comment for Chris Dunham
"Thank you so much you have been a big help to me on this journey. I appreciate this and now looks like its going in an entirely different direction. I can not wait to see where this takes me. That just goes to prove that some things are not what…"
Mar 12
Chris Dunham replied to Doris Holland Harrington's discussion 'Holland Family Line'
"I can't help with Lucinda's maiden name, but it says in Brooksville town records that John Holland "died by Drowning Sept 22d 1823.""
Mar 11
Chris Dunham left a comment for Doris Holland Harrington
"John's father Lewis, who lived with him in 1900, died in Readfield in 1904, having drunk "washing fluid by mistake." The family might have lived in Augusta in 1880, though there are some discrepancies. As his father was French…"
Mar 11
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Mar 11
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Holland Family Line

I am also researching my direct family line in hopes of solving a mystery. I have a John HOLLAND born between 1795 and 1802. Died Before 1830. Lucinda (UNK) born about 1796 Mass. Died after 1850 Maine. Son Michael HOLLAND born 1819 Brooksville, Maine and John Holland born 1822 Brooksville, Maine. My mystery is Lucinda maiden name. I have found her in mass in a house as a servant but only lists her first name. I will add link later. See More
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Mar 11
Doris Holland Harrington left a comment for Rich Eastman
"The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the…"
Mar 11
Doris Holland Harrington left a comment for Chris Dunham
"Wow that is very interesting. I was not sure if that was the same thomas. That would put his parents born in canada. And take this a whole new way from what I am seeing. How do you trace canadian roots and is there a way to chase them back to mass…"
Mar 11
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"Thomas was the son of John and Sarah Gurney, born July 4, 1899 in Readfield. (His mother's maiden name is given in various records as "Lagroy" or "Langloi".) The family is shown here in 1900. His parents had moved to Chelsea…"
Mar 10
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What Maine surnames are you researching?
GURNEY - looking for Thomas J. GURNEY mother and father. He was born in 1900 in Chelsea, Maine. He died in 1959 buried in Gardiner, Maine Oak Grove Cemetery. Thomas parents are eluding me and I am not sure where to go next in finding them. possibly Thomas F. Gurney. born in 1899. Married Bradley or Brayley.
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Chelsea, Hebron, Gardiner, Augusta, Leeds, Hallowell just to name a few.

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At 5:06pm on March 11, 2018, Chris Dunham said…

John's father Lewis, who lived with him in 1900, died in Readfield in 1904, having drunk "washing fluid by mistake." The family might have lived in Augusta in 1880, though there are some discrepancies.

As his father was French Canadian, it's likely that the family name was originally something like Gagne or Gagnon. The name of John's wife was probably Sarah Langlois.

It might help if you can find John and Sarah's death records and obituaries. Sarah died in 1942, and land records show that John was still living as late as 1947. Presumably they are buried in Chelsea, or perhaps in a Catholic cemetery nearby.

At 2:33pm on March 10, 2018, Chris Dunham said…

Thomas was the son of John and Sarah Gurney, born July 4, 1899 in Readfield. (His mother's maiden name is given in various records as "Lagroy" or "Langloi".) The family is shown here in 1900. His parents had moved to Chelsea by 1920. In 1945, Thomas Gurney and wife Mary of Randolph, together with Archie Gurney (unmarried), Victoria Cloutier (widowed), Elsie Wood and her husband Plummer Wood, sold their interests in land on Mount Vernon Street in Augusta that John and Sarah Gurney had bought in 1910. The deed says that "Sarah Gurney died intestate in 1942," and that "we and one Laura Jean are the only heirs at law of our said mother." This will be found in Kennebec County deeds, book 825, page 344.

 
 
 

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