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by chris tait
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isabella Ann RICKARDS & John TAIT (1828-1871)
Replies: 6
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Re: Isabella Ann RICKARDS & John TAIT (1828-1871)

On the site "manitobia" you can search old news papers by a person's name. In the Manitoban and Northwest Herald May 27, 1871 it is noted: "Dr. Bird held a coroner's inquest on the 18th in the school house, St. James, on the body of a man named John Tait, found drowned at Long Lake. He left here thr...
by chris tait
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isabella Ann RICKARDS & John TAIT (1828-1871)
Replies: 6
Views: 21258

Re: Isabella Ann RICKARDS & John TAIT (1828-1871)

Thanks for that information. That is interesting. Norman Tait was my grandfather. Andrew Tait was my great grandfather. It appears as though some form of genetic testing was done in the Shetlands (davidfaux.org) that determined that Andrew was a descendant of John, and not of Fred Hallett. Thanks ag...
by chris tait
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: john tait
Replies: 1
Views: 4488

john tait

I am a descendant of John Tait (mentioned in the Hallett section of your site). The site says that John was murdered under mysterious circumstances. I am curious what the source of that information is. His grand daughter said that the family legend was that he left Red River in the fall of 1870 to t...