Genealogy of Lorne & Viola (Coveyduck) Edwards.
Catherine Chow (2001)
Joanne Brouwer (2007)
Hello folks, my name is Catherine. My birth mother's name was Viola Coveyduck, and she was married to Lorne E. Edwards (I believe sometime in the late 1940's), Lorne's parents were Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Edwards of Richmond Street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; they had eight children and I am the fifth. Viola was subsequently married to Larry Fowler, (sometime in the 1970's) also of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
I don't know much of my birth family, and I only have a few photographs which are not named or dated, but I believe there is one of my grandparents who were of the Coveyduck family. I am hoping someone may recognize the people in them and they can be useful to you in obtaining some information about my family.
I don't know my maternal grandparents (Coveyduck) first names; My mother Viola's sister Kay (married name is Augostino) who although her memory isn't quite what it used to be, was able to give me a little more information. Kay says that she and my mother, Viola, were also adopted. Viola was born April 9, 1929 and died in April of 1972. (I believe that at that time she had remarried a Larry Fowler and that she died in a car accident - Kay has the obituary and is going to send me a copy of it.)
My mother Viola's birth mother was Annie Coveyduck but Kay doesn't remember who her father was. My mother's grandfather's name was Jack Coveyduck, don't remember her grandmother's name. I understand there are several cousins/nephews in Toronto, all Coveyduck, some of which are Bob and Ethel and their children, Evelyn, Hubert (called Bert?) and another son, can't remember his name either. Kay says the family did come originally from Newfoundland.
Kay is going to go through her photos and send me some in the mail, which I will probably receive in a week or so. It seems, that there is some kind of a connection after all. It's kind of exciting discovering my own roots . . . .
This photo of Mr & Mrs H.C. Edwards taken, I believe, from The Hamilton Spectator in 1955, of my father's parents, my paternal grandparents (Edwards).
I'd better go back to your website and see if I missed something . . . . BTW, a brother who is 15 months younger than myself was adopted with me - and his birth name was William - Billy. (His name was changed to John.) My birth name was Julie (they changed it to Catherine, but I love both names). Interesting?
Photo #3 - I don't know who these people are, but I believe they are aunts (?);
Thank you so much for your interest William; I have been through your website extensively - it is the reason I decided to contact you. It is a wonderful site, one of the best I have ever seen.
Genealogy of Percy & Viola (Coveyduck) Edwards
Joanne Brouwer (2007)
everyone, my name is Joanne Brouwer my birth mother is Viola Coveyduck I
believe she was born in Newfoundland. She married my father Percy Edwards son
of Lorne Edwards in 1950's. The last time I saw my parents was in 1962 when my
siblings and I were seperated from them by the Childrens Aid Society in Hamilton Ontario, and put up for adoption. I am the 2nd youngest of those children.
only 3 years old at the time. My Birth parents Percy and Viola had 8 children,
Stella, Valerie, Percy, Rose Marie,
My mother Viola Coveyduck later remarried to a man named Lawrence Fowler. She also had a sister Kathleen. When I was growing up I used to wonder what happened to my "real" mom. So many questions, and no answers. I kept telling myself that one day I would find her. When I was old enough I started searching for her. I had my own children by this time, and When I finally got my "non id information" I found out my mom's name, my birth name and all my brothers and sisters names whom I didn't know I had. I have since been reunited with five of my brothers and sisters.
There are stil three of our siblings out there somewhere and we are still looking for them. Where are you Valerie Martha, Rose Marie and William (Billy).
I also found information that my mother Viola Coveyduck later remarried to a man named Lawrence Fowler and that she also has a sister Kathleen.
Notes From William Coveduck
Mr and Mrs H.C. Edwards of 6 Richmond Street were married in MacNab Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Donald McKay and resided in Hamilton for many years. We know they had at least two daughters Mrs. John Chaphan and Mrs Martin Nohen, as well as one son, Mr Lorne E. Edwards, all of Hamilton. They have 29 great-grand children. The newspaper article can be seen in the photo album
& Kay Coveyduck are cousins to Lily May Coveyduck daughter of
Robert James & Ethel Coveyduck; Ethel was called Ettel......sometimes
Robert would call her Ett....they never pronounced the th sound.....
I believe Viola parents were Silverton (Selby) & Annie Coveyduck but I can't confirm this fact at this time
If you have any information that can help Catherine and Joanne's family such as photos or family names to add to her branch of our family tree.
Please contact me, William Coveduck
Percy and Viola (Coveyduck) Edward's birth children are as follows
Foot Notes from William Coveduck
Many Thanks to Kathleen Coveyduck, Catherine Chow, Joanne Brouwer and Heather Evans for their contribution
1. H.C.1 Edwards He married Unknown Name.
Children of H.C. Edwards and Unknown Name are:
i. Lorne E.2
Edwards, born in Hamilton. Ontario.
ii. unknown Edwards.
She married John Chaphan.
iii. Unknown Edwards.
She married Martin Nohen.
2. Lorne E.2 Edwards (H.C.1) was born in Hamilton. Ontario.
Children of Lorne E. Edwards are:
Edwards, born Abt. 1928.
ii. Verna Edwards.
iii. Lillian Edwards.
iv. George Edwards.
v. Charlie Edwards.
5. Percy3 Edwards (Lorne E.2, H.C.1) was born Abt. 1928. He married Viola Coveyduck Abt. 1950, daughter of Unknown Covedyduck and Annie. She was born April 09, 1929 in Hamilton. Ontario, and died April 16, 1972.
Children of Percy Edwards and Viola Coveyduck are:
Patricia4 Edwards, born 1958.
Julie Edwards, born 1956.
iii. Stella Edwards, born
Valerie Martha Edwards, born September 24, 1951.
Percy Edwards, born 1953.
Rose Marie Edwards, born July 07, 1954.
William Billy Edwards, born June 18, 1957.
Steven Edwards, born 1960.
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