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Help wanted

about William John Davis/Davies born May 7 1883 in or near Maidenhead

by Gaile Statkus, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

So far I have been unsuccessful in tracing my grandfather's roots in England and I would appreciate any help or advice members could give me. The information I have is that William John Davis/Davies was born on May 7,1883 - the Canadian military records show his birth date as May 7,1881. His parents were Peter Davies and Elizabeth Brown. I believe he was born in or around Maidenhead. He emigrated to Canada in 1897, however, my search of passenger ship records arriving in Canada has been unsuccessful.

He had at least two sisters, I think their names were Agnes and Mary (they were visited by my uncles during the second World War). According to my uncle one of the husbands of a sister owned a timber yard. Family stories indicate that members of the family were amongst the Titanic survivors. William married in 1900, had 12 children and died in 1945.

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