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NEWFOUNDLAND - Rolf or Rolfe

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NEWFOUNDLAND - Rolf or Rolfe

Posted: 1311105316000
Classification: Query
Looking for ROLF researchers with family based in Newfoundland. Perhaps in Point Leamington.

I have a rather complicated family tree on my grandfathers side with lots of adoptions etc and I would really like to solve this puzzle before he passes, as he is in his late 70's and not in good health.

I have been told my grandfathers birth mothers name at birth was Gladys Rolf. I always knew of her as Gladys Randall, so perhaps she was adopted. I also know a brother named Walter Rice, who I now know was also a ROLF. I did find him in the 1921 Census. There also may be another brother for Gladys, Claude. Whether blood brother or adopted I do not know.

RICE Jonas M Head Married 1880 Nov 41 SDA Flurrie's Bight
RICE Charlotte F Wife Married 1884 Oct 37 Meth Boat Hbr
RICE George M Son Single 1912 June 9 Meth Point Leamington
ROLF Walter M Adopted Single 1918 Mar 3 Meth Point Leamington

Gladys married my great grandfather, who already had a daughter Rita, from prev relationship. My ggrandfather Andrew Saunders died when my grandfather was 11 months old of cancer. Rita went to live with her paternal family, and Gladys put my grandfather up for adoption.

Ive tried contacting Rita's descendants but seems a dead end. If anyone can shed a light on this elusive ROLF/E surname it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much

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