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What Happened to Earl Hyde France ?

What Happened to Earl Hyde France ?
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 May 1913, Sat  •  Page 14

Little Earl France, son of Mr. James France, had an exceedingly narrow escape from- serious injury, or as easily, sudden death, on Monday. He was playing on the streets near Mr. J. B. Illingworth’s, and not noticing Mr. John Andrews’ milk wagon, he started to cross to the opposite side, and was knocked down by the horses, and when picked up by Mr. Illingworth he was unconscious. It was at first thought he was dead, but he revived, and an examination revealed a badly lacerated right hand, a sorely bruised arm, and face scratched and bruised. It took several stitches to close, the wound in the hand, and the lad is now recovering- Almonte Gazette- May 9, 1913

So what happened to the child Earl Hyde France?


Name:Earl Hyde France
Birth Date:17 Aug 1906
Birth Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:James Hyde France
Mother:Robb Margaret McTaggart

Farm Street- almonte.com

The lived on Farm Street in Almonte with their grandmother

Name:Earl H France
Marital status:Single
Race or Tribe:English
Birth Date:Aug 1906
Birth Place:Ontario
Census Year:1911
Relation to Head of House:Son
District:Lanark North
District Number:89
Sub-District:20 – Almonte
Sub-District Number:20
Place of Habitation:Farm St
Other Occupation:NG
Can Read:No
Can Write:No
Family Number:23
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeJames H Franse32Margart J Franse29Earl H Franse4Margaret J Franse2Robert W Franse10/12Mary A Franse72

He married Mary Pearl Sterns in Carleton Place

FRANCE – STEARNS Earl Hyde France of Almonte and Mary Pearl Stearns of Carleton Place. ( Mar. 8, 1929, p. 2 )

Name:Earl Hyde France
Birth Year:abt 1907
Birth Place:Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Marriage Date:22 Feb 1929
Marriage Place:Canada, Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario[Canada Carleton Place Lanark Ontario]
Father:James Hyde Frances
Mother:Margaret Frances
Spouse:Mary Pearl Sterns

Earl and Mary had a child who was born at 24 weeks old and died before term on November 1, 1943 in Paris, Ontario and it was buried the next day on November 2, 1943 and was unnamed.

Mary died in 1951 and in the obituary etc, her husband Earl was not named. She had moved back to her parents in Carleton Place. I could find no more mention of Earl Hyde France

Name:Mary Pearl Stearns
Event Type:Death
Death Date:3 Aug 1951
Death Place:Almonte, Ontario
Father:Frank Stearns

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