I am attempting find out what happened to my Grandmother, Mary Atkinson Young (nee: Turner), born about 1903 in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She emmigrated with her family to Canada in July 1910 and they settled in Collingwood, Ontario. She married George Henry Young (b. Sep 27, 1899 in Bethnal Green, London, England) on March 15, 1922 in Collingwood, Simcoe County, Ontario Canada. They had thee children together, George, Isobel and William.
Her parents were John A. Turner (b. 1860 England) and Isabella Constable Crawford (b. 1861 Renfrew, Scotland).
Some time in early 1928 she disappeared from their home in Collingwood, after possibly placing all three children in a closet, and had never been heard from since.
Anyone with any information that may help solve this mystery would be appreciated.
I am the granddaughter of Elizabeth Ann McCarl (nee Turner) born 1905 in Scotland. My grandmother was the youngest daughter of John and and Isabella Turner and younger sister (by two years) to Mary Atkinson Turner. A few times in my life, I heard my grandmother speak of her sister who mysteriously disappeared from her bedroom one night. It was a very upsetting time for the family, as Mae (so she was called) had young children at the time and there appeared to be no reason for her disappearance. My grandmother was especially affected because she and Mae were very close, if Mae had planned to disappear she would have confided in her younger sister. This haunted my grandmother all the rest of her life and remained a mystery to her until her death. If you find out anything at all, I too would be interested to hear.
I believe that your grandmother Mary was called Mae by her family, at least by her younger sister Elizabeth. I have an old photo which was left to me in my grandmothers belongings when she passed away in Guelph Ontario in 1987. The photo has written on the back: John and Isabella Turner, Mae and Elizabeth, who would be their youngest children. The writing was put there by my own Mother Jean Ann Close (nee McCarl), third oldest child of Elizabeth McCarl (nee Turner). There is no date on the photo but I know that Elizabeth and Mae look to be pre-teen in age. Not sure if the photo would copy well since it is so old.
Just though you might be interested to know that Mary's disappearance remained a mystery to her closest sister.
My ancestor emigrated to Queensland Australia with his family in 1874, and I have been unable to trace the name of the ship that they sailed on, searched the web but unable to find their names on the ships listed ,he was from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. I wonder if anyone can help or has some suggestions that might help.
Looking for info. on William Turner married at age 25, to Sarah ( Green ) Turner age 18, on Feb.28th,1870 recorded in: Adlington, Lancashire,England. His Father's name was James Turner and her father's name was Edward Green. William & Sarah are my gr.gr. grandparents. They came to the U.S. had 4 childeren, Jane, Alice, Seth, Nellie. Jane married a Taylor, Alice married a Pyle (my gr.grandparents), Nellie married a Brown, don't think Seth married. This line moved from PA. to Mich. then Ohio. Thanks Tammy Jones (Fockler)
If anyone has a connection to a William John Turner born 21 Nov 1878-1879 in Berridale NSW Australia, died Jul 25 1930 at Old Adaminaby NSW Australia, with father William Turner born at Woolway near Cooma, NSW and mother Jane Muir born in Cooma, NSW. With William John married to Emily Jane Roberts born 1885 at Windellema NSW Australia. With grand parents of John Turner and Mary Hennessy, with possibility of being born in England and in Ireland around 1881.
Any information that you may have would be of help to me.
Looking for any Turners, Originally from stoke on trent staffs (butt Lane), The turners also owned the picture palace on butt lane so any info or connections people may have would be welcome. trying to trace family back but only got as far as my grandad and his brothers one of whom (george Turner) was a councilor around the area for a while and had Turner Avenue in audley named after him.