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JOHN GERROND (1888-1959)

Post by gnstill » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:12 am

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Re: JOHN GERROND (1888-1959)

Post by gnstill » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:53 pm

Barbara’s comments: Thank you Gary, for creating this page. As to your question regarding when my grandparents, John and Dora (Irvine) Gerrond, moved their family to Ontario, I only know it was in the mid to late 1930s. I wish I had asked my Mother, Olive Gerrond, more questions when she was still living, but ...
Nonetheless, I can tell you that my mother said she first went to high school in Toronto and as she was born in 1922, that would make the earliest date of their relocation approximately 1936. My grandfather found he could no longer adequately support his family in Saskatchewan during the years of the Great Depression, and he found work in road and highway construction in Ontario. Sometime before the war, they and some of their eight children moved closer to the Kingston Ontario area, and lived for a time near Rockport (the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River). After the war, John and Dora were able to buy a home in Kingston on North Alfred Street, a new war-time housing development, which is the home I remember visiting during my grandparents' lifetime. After their deaths in 1959, their daughter Elsie Mona and her husband, Robert Gordon Clarke, lived in the house for a about two more decades.

You had also asked if I knew when their daughter, Jessie Margaret Gerrond, married Olaf Jensen. I have not yet found that information but it had to be after 1923, when he emigrated from Norway, and before 1940. As Jessie was 25 years old in 1940, it was most likely in the mid to late 1930s, about the time John and Dora moved to Ontario with their younger children. Jessie and Olaf are listed in the Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1940 as living at 3254 Vanness Ave. Vancouver, British Columbia in the 1940 census. There is also a Mrs. Marie Jensen, widow listed at the same address, but I'm not sure who she might be, as my records indicate Olaf's mother, Jakobine Mariane (Kristendatter) Jensen, died in 1928.

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Re: JOHN GERROND (1888-1959)

Post by gnstill » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:45 pm

Thanks Barbara – I have added some of your comments and updated the Page. Let me know if you find any errors.

You mention eight children, I only have seven. Who am I missing?

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Re: JOHN GERROND (1888-1959)

Post by GlengarryBarbara » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:53 pm

Gary, you are missing Dora and John Gerrond's youngest child, Douglas Keith Gerrond, born 06 December 1927 in Saskatoon SK. My Uncle Doug is still living and resides in Kingston, Ontario. He married Elaine Isobel Freeman (b. 1930, d. 2013) in Kingston on 12 July 1952 at St. James Anglican Church in Kingston. They had two children, a son Bruce (b. 1953) and a daughter Glenna Dianne (b. 1957), both in Kingston and both, still living.

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