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Marriage Cora V.C.. Spence to W.R. McFarlane

Marriage Cora V.C.. Spence to W.R. McFarlane

Posted: 1396655396000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spence/McFarlane
Cora was still single in 1916 and living in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was born in Ontario in 1895 to Robert Clarke Spence and Margaret Tosh.
Cora married W. R. McFarlane sometime after 1916. Can anyone find their marriage?
Thank you for any help.
Peggy

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE

Posted: 1396729680000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFARLANE, SPENCE
Hi - Do you know what church Cora V.C. SPENCE What church W.R. McFARLANE attended
Married in Lethbridge or ? Alberta.
There may be church records.
Provincial Archive in Edmonton - may hold some records there was a small fee [years ago]

Registration of Marriage -/ Long form Marriage Certificate - shows all personal information required at the time - includes occupation - names of both sets of parents and maiden names of mothers. From Govt of Alberta - Vital Statistics Registry office - they will search a few years either side of a given time - The fee - was $40 Cndn.

If married in Lethbridge Alberta - there may have been an announcement in the Local Newspaper - or perhaps a story in the social pages of the newspaper.

Do you know what the initials V.C. in Cora's given name - stand for
Do you know the Full name of W.R. McFARLANE?

Is it possible that Cora Went back to Ontario to be married ?
Have you searched 1921 Canada Census?

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE

Posted: 1396742231000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFarlane/Spence
Hi Stella,
I have searched the 1921 census and I did find a W.R. McFarlane who was married and seemed to be about the correct age, which I don't have. He was a lodger and no Cora with him. He always seemed to use the initials W.R. and I don't know what they stand for, although I am guessing William. I also don't know what the V.C. stands for with Cora. I don't know where they were married but most of Cora's family seems to have west. Having said that, the W.R. that I found was in Ontario in 1921 if that is him. He is Presbyterian on the census and Cora was known to be Presbyterian.
Thanks for your suggestions
Peggy

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE

Posted: 1396894689000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFarlane/Spence
Hello,
I now have a newspaper clipping of the wedding of Cora and William McFarlane on May 26, 1917 at the Knox Church in Lethbridge. I was so happy to get that.
I know that they had a granddaughter Susan so did have children.
Peggy

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE

Posted: 1396898722000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFARLANE, SPENCE
Hi, So happy that you now have some information. re the marriage of Cora V.C. SPENCE to William McFARLANE May 26 1917. at Knox Church in Lethbridge.

The Registration of Marriage - from the Govt of Alberta Vital Statistics Registry Office - Would Cost aprox $40 Canadian.
May show - Name of Bride and Groom, Age, Place of Birth, Residence, Occupation
Names of both sets of parents including maiden names of the mothers - place of birth of parents
Names and addresses of Witnesses.
Cheers Stella

It they are no longer living - and you know when/ where they passed away
Obituaries - may show names of any children - /grandchildren - and the locations.
Cheers, Stella

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE

Posted: 1396900014000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFarlane/Spence
I don't have any idea when they died, except that Cora was still alive in Sept 1956 when her brother Arthur died, as per Arthur's obit. She was living in Calgary at that time. Her husband's first name was William. They are bound to have died by now as Cora was born 1895 and usually the husband is older. Yes, I would love to get Cora's obit, or William's.
Thanks
Peggy

Re: Marriage Cora V.C.. SPENCE to W.R. McFARLANE Dcd:Cora 1973, William 1981

Posted: 1396905408000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFARLANE, SPENCE
Hi Peggy, Calgary Cemeteries -
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/cemeteries/search.php

Garden of Peace Calgary McFarlane Cora Vera 1895-1973
Garden of Peace Calgary McFarlane William R. 1889-1981

There is an area - to contact the Cemetery office. They can tell you the actual date of death / Burial.
http://www.rockyview.ca/CountyServices/CemeteriesMemorials/L...

Cheers Stella

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