Posted By:Randall Lee
Email:
Subject:Re: Blanche Clarke Martin - Early 1900s Newfoundland
Post Date:September 08, 2011 at 07:56:28
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/canada/newfoundland/messages/1079.html
Forum:Newfoundland, Canada Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/canada/newfoundland/

Thank you. Very Helpful. With that I was able to find a few other bits of info:

Blanche Clarke and Francis Gordon Martin were married 14 August 1912 in Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada. Attending Minister was W.H. McKirdy. Witnessed by Henry Earle and Frederick Clarke.

There is a travel record of Blanche and Francis going to Bowsmont, ND in September 1912 (could be birthplace of daughter Gwendolyn).

There is a travel record of Blanche, Francis, Gwendolyn, Dorothy, and Clarke from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia in August 1920.

Daughter Gwendolyn Martin born in the US in 1913.
Daughter Dorothy Martin born in Springdale in 1916.
Son Clarke Martin born in Springdale in 1918.

There is data from Springdale Newfoundland (Twillingate Provincial Census 1935) that indicates Blanche, Dorothy (age 20), and Clarke (age 17) were living there in 1935. I assume Francis Gordon Martin had either died or was out of the picture by 1935 (he would have been 48 years old in 1935).

Parents of Blanche Martin were George William Clarke and Rosanna Smith. She was born in Wolf Cove, Newfoundland 19 June 1890.

Francis Gordon Martin was born in London, England around 1887.