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McInnes Strings Family History
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Thanks to Jacquie

Phoebe Alice Read [b1877] is George Reads [b1924] Auntie,
 sister to his father George Read [b1879]


Phoebe Alice Aird nee Read born  1877,Leicester, England, Parents  Philip Read & Jean Bounsley (Boardley.) Her ocupation a  wool Darner, she Immigrated to Canada in 1911 

William Aird Married Phoebe, A, Read on the  26th September 1911. Toronto , Ontario, Canada

William Aird born March 7th 1882 Ayr Scotland, Parents William Aird&Helen Murdoch McCrone. His occupation was a baptist ministerImmigrated to Canada 1910


Phoebe arrived in Quebec on the Grampian on 24 Sep 1911. It's difficult to read but the passenger list includes a note that she was to be married to Wm Aird.
The passenger list for the Duchess of Atholl which departed from Greenock, Scotland , arrived in Quebec on 16 Sep 1932 which had Phoebe Alice Aird as a passenger. According to the passenger list, she was 55, and had been in Canada from Sep 1911 to Jul 1932 in Almonte, Ontario. She indicated she was returning to her husband William Aird in Almonte.
Phoebe died 26th febuary 1966 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The passenger list for the Cassandra which arrived in Quebec on 25 Sep 1910 had William Aird onboard.I have found William on the 1911 census in Chatham, Kent East, Ontario.
Children: of Phoebe (Alice)
 William Aird

  • Janetta Bounsley Aird 
  • Helen McCrone Aird

Janetta Bounsley Aird born  in Chatham on 2 Oct 1912. In the Ontario births database at Ancestry I have found a birth for Janetta Bournsley MacCrone Aird (MacCrone is printed above Aird Janetta Bournsley on the registation)Janetta Married William Earl Simpson and had one child. Janetta died 10th May 1984 Almonte, Lanark,Ontario, Canada.
Auld Kirk Cemetry  Almonte

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Last Updated 13th February 2016