I am writing from Runcorn, near Liverpool in England. We are trying to trace anything of a great aunt of my wife's, named Charlotte Langley (formerly Blanchard).
Charlotte was born in England in 1887. In 1914 at the age of 26, she left the UK on a ship from Bristol to Quebec , she was listed as a domestic and was travelling alone. She spent time in Findlater, eventually dying in Weyburn, on Sept. 2, 1965.
She married Charles Henry Holdsworth Ensley at St Paul’s in Regina. Charles H.H.E. Langley had been married before to a Louisa Slinger, who died in Regina in 1912.
We are told that Charles Langley travelled back to Rochdale in 1912 where he may have met Charlotte, and persuaded her that it was a great life in Canada. Charles already had three children with Louisa, Harold (born in 1904), Lillian (born in 1906) and Robert J (born on July 20, 1910).
With Charles, Charlotte had four children, including Irene, Willie, Leonard (born in 1919) and Gwendoline (born in 1920). Charlotte is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, seehttp://sites.rootsweb.com/~cansacem/hillcrest_JKL.html
As we are so far away, any info you can provide will be greatly appreciated. As none of the family have a single photo of Charlotte it would be amazing if you could find one.
Fingers crossed that you can do something for the family here in the UK.
Brian and Mo’ Cross,
Runcorn, Cheshire, England