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Record #3949
Name :
: Thomas SMITH (1900 - 1965)

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Date of Birth
: 1 Apr 1900

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: May 1965   Notes : Heart Attack
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Lancashire, Liverpool
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialEngland, Bristol, Shirehampton
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 18 Aug 1910
: Canada

: Corsican

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Church of England
NotesThomas and Catherine/Katherine Smith, came from a large family in Liverpool, England. On my grandfather's marriage certificate, he states his fathers name was Samuel and he was deceased. So, possibly their mother could not cope and, sent two of her children to Canada for a better life as Home Children.

Thomas my grandfather was 10 ish when he was sent with his little sister, at the quayside in Canada where they were parted, never to meet again.

He was sent on the Alberta, to work for a farmer, who treated him no better than a dog. He was nothing more than a slave. Very little to eat, always freezing cold, and, of course, no love whatsoever.

Little Katherine/Catherine got sent we think to a family in Montreal where she might have been adopted. We hope it was to a good family.

At the age of 18, Thomas had paid his due to the Canada farmer and left, he went lumber jacking and various other jobs. And then in 1924 he got on a boat in Quebec and made his way back to England.

He met and married my grandmother Janet, and they had three children the eldest being my mum. To this very day we do not know anything about his life before Canada, only what i have managed to uncover, and we certainly know nothing of his life in Canada.

He spoke very little of his life as a Home Child, and he went to his grave not knowing what happened to his little sister.

My mum is now in her late 70's and I would love to solve the puzzle for her. Little by little, I am uncovering my grandad's past. But if I could crack Canada, that would be the cherry on top of the cake. 
ContributorsCreated : 2008-07-30 12:57:58 / From original database

Last Updated : 2009-04-11 08:44:47 /

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8170 BROOKS, George1914ENG, KEN May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8171 BURTON, Henry Morris1913ENG,    , Delwyn May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
22916 CARR, Daniel1913ENG,     Jan 1929 : Minnedosa CAN Church of England  
8168 CHERRY, Lonzo William1914ENG,    , Chatham May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
2841 COOK, Samuel1875ENG, NFK Jun 1889 : Vancouver CAN Church of England  
8167 COOTE, James Frederick1913ENG,    , Wimbish May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8172 COX, Dennis S G1915ENG, SSX May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8165 DAGG, Joseph1913ENG,    , Stockton on Tees May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8173 DAMERELL, Thomas1913ENG, DEV May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8164 DENNIS, Wallace1914ENG,    , Shelbourne May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
14660 HAIG, Harold1938ENG, HRT, Willesden Dec 1949 : Asturias AUS Church of England  
8166 HART, Stanley 1912ENG, LDN, London May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
22450 JONES, Frederick Stanley1912ENG,     Jul 1928 : Regina CAN Church of England  
8159 PRATT, Arthur A1912ENG,    , Kilburn May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
18026 RODDEN, Emily 1895ENG,     May 1905 : Bavarian CAN Church of England  
8160 SCHONEWALD, Joseph1913ENG,    , Southend on Sea May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
8161 SMITH, Sidney 1915ENG,    , High Spen May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
3949 SMITH, Thomas1900ENG, LAN, Liverpool Aug 1910 : Corsican CAN Church of England  
8162 SMITH, Williams H1914SCT,    , Peterheed May 1930 : Aurania CAN Church of England  
2842 STUBBS, William1875ENG, NFK Jun 1889 : Vancouver CAN Church of England