I'm trying to find any information on my Great Uncle Bill. He was born somewhere around 1904 in Orillia, Ont, Canada, or Simcoe, Ont, Canada. I can't locate a border crossing or any kind of historical record on him. I do know he moved to New york at some point. He was married to Hazel and had 2 daughters Shirley and Sharon.
I'm also looking for any info on his parents:
William Charles Bates
1885 Seabright, Ont, Canada / ? England
Lillian Elizabeth Miller? Bates
11/20/1879 London, England / Aft 1960 Indianapolis, IN
Lillian was very poor and was sent as a servent to a family in London with the last name of Miller. When my mother asked her in 1958 she could not remember her true families last name.
William "Chas" Bates fought in WW1 and was wounded. He fell inlove with a nurse in England. After returning home from the war the family story is that he left for a loaf of bread and never came back. Rumor had it he returned to his love in England.
That is all I know of him. We just recently found a picture of him in my Great Aunts collection. My father and myself seem to resemble him a great deal.
Any info at all would be much appreciated!! Thanks!!