Here’s an entry from the personals section of the July 6 1920 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:
Since Ms. Martin had a Toronto address, I looked her name up in the Toronto city directories. The first problem is that there is no “Ainda Avenue” in Toronto; I looked in the Streets section and didn’t find a name that sounded close to that.
The only Alice Martin in the 1917 directory was the widow of James Martin, so she would not have roomed on Ainda Avenue, whatever that was. In the 1918 directory, the only Alice Martin worked as a housemaid at the Asylum. I suppose that could have been the Alice E. Martin in the personals entry – or, I suppose, the poor widow of James Martin was left with no choice but to seek a job as a housemaid.
Either way, I had no more luck finding Alice E. Martin than the personals writer had. The listing didn’t appear in the next edition of the paper, so either the writer gave up or had found her.