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Canadian4
04-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Six month old Barbara Wood was taken from her carriage on May 8 or 9, 1942 in London Ontario. Her mother had left her in front of a store and when she came out the baby was gone.
I have spent countless hours trying to find out what happened to this baby. No connection to me just curiosity.
http://news.google.ca/newspapers?id=lf8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ztsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6304,1890210&dq=ransom+for+kidnapped+child&hl=en

Cubby
04-21-2010, 09:13 AM
Here's another newspaper article indicating the mother was sent an unsigned letter requesting the grandmothers relatives names be published in the paper.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19420529&id=r38tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JpkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2914,5353918

CastlesBurning
08-11-2011, 12:04 PM
When babies this young go missing, I can only hope that someone wanting to raise a child takes them, and not some pervert wanting to kill...

The odds are very good that little Barbara grew up somewhere under a different name, with no clue that she came from someplace else. As difficult as it must've been for her parents, at least this thought might be a small comfort. IMO it's better to have your missing child have a life somewhere away from you, but still living, as opposed to being molested or murdered...

Canadian4
09-02-2011, 05:31 AM
I have spent so many hours searching for a follow up to what happened in this case. I have about 10 newspaper articles but they all stop a few weeks after.
The 70th anniversary of her abduction is coming up in May. I wonder if a newspaper would do a follow up story as to if she was ever found.

WholeLottaRosie
03-28-2013, 02:16 AM
bumping for Barbara

Robin Hood
03-28-2013, 08:50 AM
Two women sought in abduction case.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=on8tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JpkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3576,2180075&dq=barbara+wood&hl=en

WholeLottaRosie
03-29-2013, 01:48 AM
Thanks, Robin Hood. That is really interesting, I wonder if these women were ever found. Will have search some more.