William James Featherstone – Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 – MyHeritage

My father never knew his grandmother, Fanny Featherstone (1884-1943), had a brother William James Featherstone, who died in 1917 in WWI (and was buried in Belgium).

That’s why she named her son, William James Mac Kay who was born in 1920. He ended up dying in World War II, in 1942, which is why Donald Mac Kay (his younger brother, my grandfather, who died of colon cancer in 1968), named my father William James in his memory.

I’ve been trying to research Fanny Featherstone’s siblings, to see if there was any chance that any of her siblings or their descendants have/had this immune deficiency as well, and I was surprised when I stumbled upon this…

It’s looking more and more like Fanny Featherstone (who died of Leukemia) was the first one who had this mutation. I believe her family were railroaders, who knows what chemicals they were exposed to…

https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10409-385229/william-james-featherstone-in-canada-soldiers-of-the-first-world-war

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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