Hi, new to this board and am hoping for information / advice on where to look for information about the Bates family.
This is what I know :
Margaret HENRY married William Robert BATES , 17 Nov 1903, Gateshead, County Durham, England.
[William] Robert went to Canada c 1904, I have not found a passenger listing for him.
Margaret followed in 1908, on her passenger listing she says her destination is Virden, Manitoba (I think, its difficult to read)
ref: 'Empress of Ireland', Liverpool to Quebec, arrived 10 Sept 1908
Have not yet found this couple in the 1911 census
child 1 Robert Cadwell BATES, born in Saskatchewan c1912
July 1912, Margaret and baby Robert return to England to visit her family, they returned October 1912 and she stated that her destination in Canada was Osage, Saskatchewan.
refs: 'Lake Manitoba', Montreal to Liverpool, arrived 19 July 1912
'Empress of Britain', Liverpool to Montreal, arrived 11 Oct 1912
child 2 George Albert BATES born in Saskatchewan c 1914
Sydney Street, City of Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Head: [William] Robert BATES, age 35, born England, labourer
Wife: Margaret BATES, age 34, born England
Son: Robert Caldwell, age 4, born Saskatchewan
Son: George Albert, age 2, born Saskatchewan
ref: 1916 Census Place: Saskatchewan, Swift Current, 18; Roll: T-21945; Page: 22; Family No: 252.
Margaret (45) and son George Albert (14) return to England in March 1928 to visit family, they stayed for a year, returning April 1929. On return passenger list Margaret states she is a widow, she and her son are returning to Swift Current, to a friend Mrs Agar, 10th Ave West, Swift Current
refs: 'Minnedosa', New Brunswick to Liverpool, arrived 03 March 1928
'Albertic', Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, arrived 07 Apr 1929
and there I am stuck :-) Saskatchewan BMD info is not released for the period I am looking for to find out when Margaret and her husband died/ if their children married and had children of their own etc etc.
If anyone has any suggestions as to alternate sources of information I would be happy to hear them.