Son of John E Leitch and Sarah Blagborough in Brantford, Ontario. He is my grandfather. I found reference to him in the 1924 Brantford City Directory, working as a salesman for Met Life Insurance. After that……..nothing. I know he and my G.mother separated shortly after that date……any suggestions on how I might find out what happened to him? Have not been able to locate him in any local cemetery or find an obit or death record for him. His sister emigrated to Mass, USA and I found her but he was not with her.Diane
|1953 Voter's List|
In 1953 his wife Nellie is listed as a widow living in Brantford with their son Harold and a Mavis Leitch who I suspect is a daughter.
Nellie may have lied about her matrimonial status but it is also possible she was telling the truth. I would look for cemetery records in and around Brantford between 1924 and 1953. Also you might check newspapers for an obituary of either his sister in Massachusetts or William Henry himself. Try death records and obituaries of his children as well.
Could this be your Nellie Leitch celebrating her 90th birthday? Brantford Expositor Index:
|Leitch Mrs Nellie 90th|
|Leitch Nellie 90th|
Perhaps this is her death?
|LEITCH, NELLIE ADA|
You can search for yourself at http://brantford.library.on.ca/localhistory/bmd/search-the-bmd/
Obituaries and death records of all family members may prove to be very helpful