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JOHN COOK LAING (1854-1937)

Post by gnstill » Fri May 22, 2015 8:04 am

New Family Page: JOHN COOK LAING (1854-1937)

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Re: JOHN COOK LAING (1854-1937)

Post by Blaing » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:20 pm

I have been able to further research the children of John Cook Laing.

I understood where daughters Catherine and Nettie were. Both died as spinsters and were cremated in Vancouver BC. The missing part of the equation was son William Alexander Laing (1888 - ?).

William homesteaded in the Theodore, SK area and married Verna Martha Mawson (1893 - 1976) in 1909. William and Verna had 6 daughters. Mable (1911-2010) born in Theodore, SK
Janet (1913-1980) born in Theodore, SK
Elizabeth (1915-1993) born in Insinger, SK

In 1916, the census shows William living in Insinger as a grain buyer.
In 1917 William enters the Royal Flying Corp and was resident in Winnipeg at the time

Edith (1919-2007) was born likely in Winnipeg, MB
Verna (1921-1956) was born in Moose Horn, MB
Carole (1923-1975) was born in Moose Horn, MB

The last record of William Alexander Laing that I can find is November 23, 1923, when he crossed to the US at St Albans, Vermont on the way to Vineland, NJ. There he abandoned the family leaving Verna to raise the 6 girls.

I have connected in the past year with a number of the children of the 6 "Laing Girls". A large number still reside in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

More on them later!

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Re: JOHN COOK LAING (1854-1937)

Post by gnstill » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:00 am

Thanks Brent – interesting.
Also - I have added another picture of John Cook LAING to his Page.

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Re: JOHN COOK LAING (1854-1937)

Post by gnstill » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:28 am

Brent – New Family Page for your great-great-great grandparents:
WILLIAM LAING (1816-1894)

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