My Long Lost Relatives in Ontario,
are pictures of Adam Robb and his niece
Mary S. Rowan,
known as May Rowan. I am trying to find out what happened to
them in the 1920's while they were in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
I would love to solve these mysteries !!
solved after 12 years! Mary Sergeant Rowan married Bertrain Leonard
Rodwell, September 23, 1922 in Wentworth County, Ontario and died Dec 1,1923 in Los Angeles, CA.
at 22 years old. Now to find out why she died so young!
picture below is of Adam Robb in his CEF uniform. The second picture
is of Adam and his niece May S. Rowan taken about 1917 in Hamilton. The
third picture is May's wedding picture with her groom, Bert
are pictures of Adam and May together with the personal information
that I have been able to obtain on them. It
appears from the photo sleeves that these photos were taken at
Morgan's Studio, 64 Victoria
Ave N, Hamilton, Ontario.
Adam Robb about 1917 in
Adam Jr. ROBB
Adam Rankine ROBB
(8 Apr 1838-31 Dec 1894)
Helen MCGHEE (May 1844-17 May 1881)
Birth: 18 Jun 1880 in Coral Glen, Maybole, Ayrshire, SCT
Death: 9 Oct 1945
Immigration: abt 1909 to
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN (age 29)
Occupation: shipr. (1916) (age 36)
Residence: boarder at 11 Case, Hamilton, Ont (1916) (age 36)
Residence: 21 Keith St., Hamilton, Ont. CAN (1920-1922) (age 40)
Occupation: foreman, Dom. Lumber Co. (1922-1924) (age 42)
Residence: rms. 314 Wellington N. (bet 1923 and 1925) (age 43)
Military: 1917 WWI soldier in Hamilton,
Wentworth, Ontario, CAN
UPDATE! Adam Robb Found !
February 20, 2003 - Thanks to fellow
reseacher Linda Robb's eagle eye, the obituary of Adam Robb has been
found! If this information in it looks familiar to you, please
Robb Passes in 66th Year"
Following an illness of several months Adam Robb died Tuesday at
Christie Street hospital. He was born in 1880 at
Scotland, the son of the late
Adam and Ellen Robb,
coming to Canada 36 years ago he reside at Hamilton where he was a
shoemaker for some time. He came to
16 years ago. He was a member of the
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
and a veteran of the last war. He had been
caretaker of the church for the past 12 years.
Surviving is one sister
Mrs. Elizabeth (Robb) Rowan
The funeral service conducted by
Rev. R.S. Hirtle was held on Thursday
from the residence of his niece
Mrs. J. McGhee, of Yonge Street with
interment in Aurora Cemetery.
Jack Maaten and
Sergeant Rowan Found!!
Robb and his niece, the long lost Mary "May" Rowan about 1916 in Hamilton,
Below is May's information
while living in Hamilton, Ontario from about 1905-1922. Also below
is her wedding portrait. She may
have died very shortly after the marriage, perhaps of
AKA: May Rowan
James Kennedy ROWAN
(23 Oct 1868-2 Nov 1942)
Elizabeth Wales ROBB (16 Dec 1869-7 Jun 1963)
Birth: 29 Sep 1901 in 39 Whitehall,
Maybole, Ayrshire, SCT
Immigration: abt 1909 to Hamilton, Wentworth , Ont, CAN (age 8)
Residence: 21 Keith St. (bet 1916 and 1922) (age 15)
Occupation: Spinner (1920) (age 19)
Married: Sept 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Ontario to Bertrain Leonard
Death: Dec 1,1923 in Los Angeles, CA
September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Bride: Mary Sergeant Rowan - Groom: Bertrain
Witnesses: Thomas Cresswell Whitsed and Isabella Graham
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