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William George Cowling. Where in the world?

brentor boy

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William George Cowling was born in Devon on 27 Sept 1877. His parents were Henry and Mary Ann (Doidge).

He emigrated to Canada in 1904, heading for Toronto. He was then single and a stone mason/bricklayer by occupation.

I have not found him on the 1911 census, either in Canada or Britain, nor found any evidence that he returned Britain at a later date. There is no record of him crossing into America or arriving at Ellis Island, and no entry on Family Search later than 1904.

He had an uncle in N Z until his death in 1912. Might he have travelled "down under"?

My cousin has a photograph endorsed "William's wife". Unfortunately the bottom margin where the photographer's details would normally be found is damaged and nothing can be discerned. She appears to be 30ish.

Not be confused with other Canadian of the same name. I have no great expectations but have exhausted nearly all other avenues. Any suggestions will be carefully considered.

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