Canadian woman's search for her family

Thursday 31st May 2018 2:56 am
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A Canadian woman of Manx descent is trying to locate her family ahead of a trip to the island next month.

Karen Norman, who lives in British Columbia, is seeking to find some of her family in time for a trip to the island she is taking with her husband on June 9 and 10.

Mrs Norman sent a letter to the address she last held for a family member in Douglas, only to find the family member no longer lives there.

The people who now live at the address passed on her letter to the Examiner.

We subsequently contacted Mrs Norman about her search.

She explained: ’I would love to connect with any of my relatives that may still be residing there.’

Karen’s mother is Francees Ellen Norman (need Taggart) and her grandparents were Edward Henry Taggart and Elizabeth Ellen Taggart.

Following their marriage at Marown Church on May 27, 1914, the couple, who were both members of the Old Church at Baldwin, emigrated to Canada.

Her grandparents were part of the Taggart family who had Taggart Farm and she believes her grandfather had two brothers, Robert who married Minnie and Tom and who married Frances.

He also had two sisters Ada and May.

Robert Taggart, she says, had a son called Tom who had two children, Sydney and Robert, who would have been born in the mid to late 40s.

Mrs Norman says she is also related to a Barbara who married a Bert Walker and had a daughter, Jean.

More recently, her mother Frances visited the island in 1982 and in October 1992, her cousin Margaret and daughter Janice visited Vancouver where they met up with Frances.

She believes Margaret was married to Geoff and also had a son, Michael and believes that Janice may have married a man called Bruce and had a child, possibly called Jamie, in about the early to mid 90s.

If anyone believes they know Mrs Norman and/or her family members she can be contacted on [email protected]

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