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, 2018.

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, 2018.

 

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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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