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Family History - 5 MAR 2005
Information Supplied MICHELLE NICOLE HARMAN
 
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(1) 1. ROWLAND HARMAN
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Birth Date: 17 JUL 1881
Birth Place: 2 GARTMORE TERRACE, CROYDON
Death Date: 1967
Death Place: AGE 85
Occupation: MOTORMAN 1907,
Information: IN 1916 EMIGRATED TO CANADA
Notes:
ROWLAND HARMAN, B. JULY 17, 1881, 2 GARTMORE TERRACE.,CROYDON, ENGLAND;FATHER LISTED AS A CARPENTER  AT ROWLAND'S BIRTH. DIED CANADA . 1967.
HE MARRIED ALICE RANDALL NOVEMBER23, 1907 IN HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, SISSINGHURST, KENT ENGLAND,
WAS A PRIVATE IN VOL. SERVICE COY, ROY FUS. , 5 FT 7 1/2 IN. DARK COMPLEXION WITH BROWN EYES & BROWN HAIR. HIS TRADE IS LISTED AS COMPOSITOR.
HIS INTENDED RESIDENT ON DISCHARGE IS 7 CAIRO RD. CROYDON. DISCHARGED AT HOUNSLOW 17 JUNE 1902 FOR TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT. SERVED 1 YR 123 DAYS AND OF THAT 1 YR 71 DAYS OVERSEAS IN SOUTH AFRICA. SERVED IN BOER WAR
AT TIME OF MARRIAGE ROWLAND 26 YRS LIVING IN ST LEONARD'S ON SEA AND ALICE 29 YRS LIVING SISSINGHURST. FATHERS LISTED AS ARTHUR HARMAN & FREDERICK RANDALL BOTH DECEASED. MARRIED BY WILLIAM BOWELL VICAR OF SISSINGHURST.
Spouse: ALICE RANDELL
Birth Date: 16 OCT 1878
Birth Place: LAVENDER HILL, TONBRIDGE, KENT, ENGLAND
Death Date: 1955
Death Place: AGE 76
Information: PARENTS:FREDERICK  & ROSE RANDELL (NEE TERRY )
Spouse Notes:
DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK RANDALL AND ROSE TERRY. SHE WAS BORN OCTOBER 16, 1878 IN LAVENDER HILL, TONBRIDGE, KENT, ENGLAND, AND DIED 1955.
Marriage Date: 23 NOV 1907
Marriage Place: HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, SISSINGHURST, KENT.
Children: ERNEST ARTHUR
 DOROTHY
(2) 1.1 ERNEST ARTHUR HARMAN
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Birth Date: 25 AUG 1908
Birth Place: SUSSEX ENG
Death Date: 21 JUN 1992
Death Place: EAST YORK AGE 83
Occupation: WORKED AT BANK OF MONTREAL
Notes:
ERNEST ARTHUR WAS B AUGUST 25, 1908.SUSSEX, ENGLAND;WENT TO CANADA ABOUT THE AGE OF FOUR.WITH PARENTS ROWLAND & ALICE
ERNEST ARTHUR WORKED  IN A BANK IN TORONTO. BANK OF MONTREAL .
Spouse: ILLA BERNICE FERGUSON
Birth Date: 17 AUG 1907
Birth Place: PRINCE EDWARD CO., ONTARIO CANADA
Death Date: 2001
Death Place: PETERBOROUGH.
Information: PARENTS:ROBERT & FLOSSIE FERGGUSON  (nee TRIPP)
Spouse Notes:
ELLA BERNICE FERGUSON; B. AUGUST 17, PRINCE EDWARD CO., ONTARIO CANADA; D. 2001, PETERBOROUGH.
D. EAST YORK;
ILA BERNICE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN GENEALOGY AND GOT ME HOOKED. SHE WAS 5 GENERATION CANADIAN IN TWO OF HER LINES AND 4TH GENERATION ON 3. MANY OF HER ANCESTORS FOUGHT AS LOYALISTS AND SO WE ARE ABLE TO PUT UEL AFTER OUR SURNAME.
MOST OF HER ANCESTORS CAME TO US IN MID 1600'S. MOSTLY DUTCH AND FRENCH HUGUENOTS.
Children: ROLAND ARTHUR BRUCE
 ARLINE LUELLA
(3) 1.1.1a ROLAND ARTHUR BRUCE HARMAN (ROLY)*
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Birth Date: 13 JAN 1937
Birth Place: TORONTO, ONTARIO. CANADA.
Notes:
ROLAND- (NOW) GOES BY ROLY. HE WAS A BOY SCOUT AND VERY INVOLVED IN THAT GROUP. HE STILL HAS A CLOSE FRIEND WHO WAS IN THE GROUP WITH HIM AND THEY STILL CAMP ONCE OR TWICE A YR. MY DAD WENT TO RYERSON IN TORONTO FOR JOURNALISM AND ALSO WORKED AS A RANGER FOR THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES. AFTER COMPLETING SCHOOL HE JOINED THE TORONTO TELEGRAPH PAPER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ALSO WROTE FOR THE PAPER.
NEXT HE WORKED FOR GENERAL FOODS IN THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT AND WAS WITH THEM FOR MANY YEARS (?20) UNTIL THEY DOWNSIZED. AFTER THAT HE DID PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTING FROM HIS HOME OFFICE.
DAD DIVORCED MY MOM WHEN I WAS ABOUT 6. NOT SURE OF THE DATE. HE HAD CUSTODY OF US. HE MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART, JOY (CAN'T REMEMBER HER SURNAME) WHEN I WAS 12 -I THINK. SHE HAD TWO CHILDREN FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE AND DAD ADOPTED THEM MURRAY & SUSAN MITCHELL NOW LEGALLY HARMAN.
DAD IS NOW RETIRED AND LIVES IN THE COUNTRY ABOUT 3 HOURS NORTH OF ME. HE IS A GREAT OUT DOORS MAN, LOVES TO HIKE ETC AND AN EXPERT CANOEIST. HE WENT SNOW SHOEING WITH DYLAN, OUR 9 YR OLD FOR THANKSGIVING. DYLAN WAS THRILLED. DAD POINTED OUT SOME BEAVER TRACKS AND WERE THEY HAD GNAWED AT A TREE- EQUALLY THRILLING FOR A 9 YR OLD!!
Spouse: JANET MARY LEES
Birth Date: 13 MAY 1938
Birth Place: ENGLAND
Spouse Father: HARRY LEES
Spouse Mother: DOROTHY BARKER
Children: MICHELLE NICOLE
 MELANIE JILL
 MIA
Other Spouses JOY HARMAN ?
(4) 1.1.1a.1a MICHELLE NICOLE HARMAN*
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Birth Date: 16 AUG 1962
Birth Place: OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA
Notes:
Bryn May 11 84, Sarah Oct 24 85 & Evan Feb 12 87 are all from my first marriage to Hugh Williams b Feb 14 62 married Nov 1983 in Etobicoke Ontario.
I'M A STAY AT HOME MOM. I WORKED FOR A SHORT WHILE 4 YEARS WITH ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GETTING THEM JOBS AND INTEGRATING INTO THE COMMUNITY. I WENT TO COLLEGE FOR COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM 2 YR. SIMILAR TO SOCIAL WORK. I DO LOTS OF VOLUNTEERING AND MY PRESENT PROJECT IS GETTING FUNDING FOR A MOMS & TOTS PROGRAM I'VE BEEN HELPING WITH FOR 2 YRS. ALSO ORGANIZING AN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP FOR APRIL. JEFF IS LOCAL COUNCILLOR AND WE OWN OUR OWN MOVIE THEATRE.
HIS WEB SITE IS
WWW.JEFFKNOLL.ORG. I DID SOME LOCAL HISTORY INFO FOR HIS WEB SITE.
Spouse: JEFF KNOLL 2nd
Children: DYLAN
 DAVID
Other Spouses Hugh Williams 1st
(5) 1.1.1a.1a.1 DYLAN KNOLL
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Birth Date: 1993
Information: 2
(5) 1.1.1a.1a.2 DAVID KNOLL
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Birth Date: 2000
Birth Place: Oakville Ontario CANADA
(4) 1.1.1a.1b MICHELLE NICOLE HARMAN*
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(See above)
Spouse: Hugh Williams 1st
Birth Date: 14 FEB 1962
Birth Place: Etobicoke Ont
Marriage Date: NOV 1983
Children: BRYN
 SARAH
 EVAN
Other Spouses JEFF KNOLL 2nd
(5) 1.1.1a.1b.1 BRYN Williams
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Birth Date: 11 MAY 1984
Birth Place: Toronto
(5) 1.1.1a.1b.2 SARAH Williams
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Birth Date: 24 OCT 1985
Birth Place: Toronto
(5) 1.1.1a.1b.3 EVAN Williams
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Birth Date: 12 FEB 1987
Birth Place: Toronto
(4) 1.1.1a.2 MELANIE JILL HARMAN
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Birth Date: 11 SEP 1962
Notes:
MELANIE WAS A SCHOOL SECRETARY AND HAS TAKEN THIS YEAR OFF. NOT SURE IF SHE'LL GO BACK TO IT OR NOT. ED OWNS HIS OWN COMPANY. IT SELLS GAS TANKS (THE BIG ONES THAT GO UNDERGROUND) TO GAS STATIONS.
Spouse: EDWARD GIANFRANCESCO
Children: JUSTIN
 MARK
 JESSICA
(5) 1.1.1a.2.1 JUSTIN GIANFRANCESCO
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Birth Date: 1987
(5) 1.1.1a.2.2 MARK GIANFRANCESCO
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Birth Date: 1990
(5) 1.1.1a.2.3 JESSICA GIANFRANCESCO
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Birth Date: 1992
(4) 1.1.1a.3 MIA HARMAN
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Birth Date: 7 AUG 1966
Notes:
MIA WORKED AS AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IN ENGLAND FOR A COUPLE OF COMPANIES. HER HUSBAND IS A LAWYER. THEY WENT TO ENGLAND SO HE COULD GO TO LAW SCHOOL. NOT SURE IF THEY'RE EVER COMING BACK BUT THEY VISIT EVERY SUMMER & CHRISTMAS
Spouse: VICTOR FORNASIER
Children: HARRISON DANTE
(5) 1.1.1a.3.1 HARRISON DANTE FORNASIER
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Birth Date: FEB 2000
(3) 1.1.1b ROLAND ARTHUR BRUCE HARMAN (ROLY)*
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(See above)
Spouse: JOY HARMAN ?
Other Spouses JANET MARY LEES
(3) 1.1.2 ARLINE LUELLA HARMAN
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Notes:
ARLINE STAYED AT HOME AND LOOKED AFTER HER 2 BOYS. SHE DIVORCED BOB AFTER ABOUT 20 YRS OF MARRIAGE AND WENT TO COLLEGE TO BECOME A NURSES AID. SHE NOW WORKS IN A NURSING HOME. MY NANA ILA WENT THERE TO STAY A FEW MONTHS BEFORE SHE DIED. ARLINE'S CHILDREN  ARE YOUNGER THAN MIA AND I THINK ABOUT 2 YRS APART. NOT SURE OF EXACT DATES. I WOULD GUESS KEVIN B. ABOUT 70 AND JASON 72.
Spouse: ROBERT SIMSER
Children: KEVIN
 JASON
(4) 1.1.2.1 KEVIN SIMSER
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Birth Date: 1970
Notes:
KEVIN IS A TRUCKER AND LIVES IN PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO. HE IS MARRIED AND HAS ONE DAUGHTER. J
(4) 1.1.2.2 JASON SIMSER
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Birth Date: 1972
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ASON IS STILL NOT MARRIED. HE PLAYS DRUMS IN A BAND FOR FUN AND WORKS AS A MULTIMEDIA CONSULTANT IN OTTAWA
(2) 1.2 DOROTHY HARMAN
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Birth Date: ? 1912
Birth Place: SUSSEX ?
Notes:
AUNT DOROTHY IS A WONDERFUL LADY AND WAS MY GODMOTHER. SHE LIVES ALONE NOW NOT FAR FROM HER SON RON IN EAST YORK ONTARIO. HER HUSBAND WAS A LOT OF FUN. UNCLE JOHNNY WAS SCOTTISH AND SERVED IN THE WAR. I'M NOT SURE WHAT HE DID FOR A LIVING BUT AS A HOBBY HE LIKED TO PAINT. HE DIED A FEW YRS AFTER MY GRANDFATHER. RON WAS A GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER I THINK. HE HAS THREE CHILDREN SHERRY B. 62, LORI B. 63 AND JEFFREY ABOUT 66. SHERRY HAS 3 CHILDREN I THINK AND LORI HAS TWINS. JEFF HAS ONE DAUGHTER.
WE SAW THEM ALL A FEW YEARS AGO FOR MY GRANDMOTHERS BIRTHDAY.
GORDON IS A MINISTER. RIGHT NOW HE IS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN TORONTO.
Spouse: JOHN WALLS
Children: GORDON
 RON
(3) 1.2.1 GORDON WALLS
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GORDON IS A MINISTER. RIGHT NOW HE IS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN TORONTO.
(3) 1.2.2 RON WALLS
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Occupation: GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER
Information: SHERRY B. 62, LORI B. 63 AND JEFFREY ABOUT 66.
Notes:
RON WAS A GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER I THINK. HE HAS THREE CHILDREN SHERRY B. 62, LORI B. 63 AND JEFFREY ABOUT 66. SHERRY HAS 3 CHILDREN I THINK AND LORI HAS TWINS. JEFF HAS ONE DAUGHTER.
WE SAW THEM ALL A FEW YEARS AGO FOR MY GRANDMOTHERS BIRTHDAY.
 

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