I have 2 young children in my family tree whose parents are unknown or not certain who is the parents.
The first is a Hazel McDougall, she is listed on the 1906 census as living in Manitoba with my Great Great Grandpa William McDougall and his family. It is stated that she is an adopted daughter of William but she doesn’t appearing on any following censuses with the family. She was born in 1898 in Manitoba. William also has a sister staying or living with his family at the time as well,her name is Isabella Tindall nee McDougall but listed as McDougall on the census(she was married and is widowed at the time). I suspected the whole household was put under the McDougall name. I am curious if she was a relative or prehaps a neighbour child or an orphaned child. It unlikely that she was a child as the sons of the house were young. I am sure she is not a grandchild of William’s sister, who is from Ontario and that’s were her children were living so I am at lost as to if she is an McDougall or not. Family members don’t recalled the name or any connection.
The 2nd is a Emily Wynne, she is listed on both the 1901 and 1911 census as a grandchild of my great great Wynne grandparents. She has to be one of their children’s child but which one is still a mystery. I am thinking she maybe one of the daughter’s children a Mary Wynne who I think married a Williams as she listed as married on the 1901 census and with the last name Williams. The question with that is why then is Emily’s last name not Williams, that then leads me to believe she was one of the son’s daughters but as to which one I am not sure.
If you have a connection or think that you know something about these 2 girls, please comment.