Percy Struthers: Birth: 8 MAY 1886. Death: 23 AUG 1887 in of Frelighsburg, Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Title: Canadian Census of 1891
Title: Canadian Census of 1901
Title: Rhicard, Lorna, compiler, Missisquoi Co., Births & Deaths, Extracts from Reel No. 124.9 (Brome County Historical Society, April 2003)
Title: Quebec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Title: Birch, Brenda Wilson, Frelighsburg Twp. Cemeteries, Missisquoi County, Quebec (Private Publication, July 2003)
Note: Colleen King <email@example.com> to Barbara.Trees4u@gmail.com date Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 5:16 PM subject Alexander Douglas Struthers Hi Barbara, My name is Colleen King, I live in Burke Va. I have been searching for information about my maternal grandmother. My grandmother and four of her siblings were part of Home Children. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~britishhomechildren/ In doing research I found that my grandmother (Georgina Gibson age 7) came from Liverpool England to Knowlton Quebec in May 1892. She was given to one of your decedents, as a domestic servant in May 1892. His name was Alexander Douglas Struthers; his wifes name was Anne Westover. Georgina worked as a domestic for Alexandra Struthers until the age of 18 in Bedford Quebec. I am looking any information you might have. Thank you for taking the time to read this. _______________ Barbara Poole to Colleen show details 6:46 PM (16 hours ago) Hi, I have nothing on your grandmother, but saw her name in the 1901 as a 17 yr. old in the Struther's household. She was fortunate in that he was a physician and he and his wife had no children. Hopefully, she was treated well. I can't wait to hear about the outcome of your grandmother. Where did she marry and to whom. I couldn't find any other information. However, with the Struthers, I found their death dates and know exactly where they were buried, as I've been to the cemetery. I am so glad you wrote and I look forward in learning about her life. So sad, hopefully there are good stories with her siblings. _________________ Barbara Poole <firstname.lastname@example.org> date Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:36 PM subject Re: Alexander Douglas Struthers Hi Barbara, Thank you for replying so quickly. I contacted the Barnado House in England, (the children were sent to Canada from the Barnado House) this week I received a form to fill out to attest that I am the nearest direct descendant of Georgina Gibson. The knowledge I have is that the parent(s) of the children being sent to Canada or Australia had to sign a contract agreeing to their placement with families in the colonies. However, with all that has come to light lately, we are finding out that many of the children were just taken from the streets and put onboard a ship without any consent from family members. The receiving families apparently had to pay the Barnardo House for the costs of their passage and, in exchange, were able to employ them until they reached the age of majority. I am hoping to find some information about my grandmothers sister and brothers. Her sister was four years old and the brothers were ten and eleven. I have the Canada Archive records stating when and where they arrived in Canada and on what ship. However, I cannot find any record of where they were sent beyond the Knowlton Distributing House in what is now called Lac Brome. I am not very skilled in genealogy. I am learning as I go along. I find it very interesting and at the same time very frustrating. Once again thank you for your interest. _____________________ email@example.com> to Colleen King <firstname.lastname@example.org> date Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM subject Re: Alexander Douglas Struthers Hi Colleen, Your information is interesting, but I am also interested in your grandmother's life, like did she ever mention her past, meet her real parents again, where and when did she marry. And, regarding her siblings, what are their names, dates and such? I might be able to help, but I need more information. Also, you might be interested in my blog: http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/ ____________________
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