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Mardi Report 5 Sep 2010 07:46

Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for the look up offer.

I wonder if you can find Edward Alfred Parker on the 1930 USA census, I have him on the shipping list arriving in New York (from Penang) on 20/05/1929, aboard the 'Bowes Castle' - his destination was Orlando, Florida.

I have letters written by him from Orlando, but they only have a post box number, the 1st one dated 21/07/1929, so no help as to exactly where he was in Orlando.

Edward was born in 1880 in Devon, UK.

I would really appreciate any help you can turn up on Edward, the 1930 USA census is the last thing I have to solve in the mystery he left behind when he left my Grandmother and children in Melbourne after returning from WW1.

Many thanks,


Lorraine Report 4 Sep 2010 23:44



ChrisofWessex Report 4 Sep 2010 17:41

Thank you Lorraine I did write to the Bramptons and another couple but not heard back as yet. Will look at those sites.


Sandra Report 4 Sep 2010 17:39

Hi Lorraine,

Thank you very much for trying, I appreciate your help.

(Sorry I haven't replied sooner but I couldn't get on Genes until now)



Lorraine Report 4 Sep 2010 17:14


found the passenger list you were referring to

its too late for a census as they only go up to 1911 and they are not a lot of records for quebec

did find his re home children going to gibbs home which may be worth a look at

*Sarge Bampton and his wife Pauline are Co-Chairs of Home Children Canada, Quebec Branch. Home Children Canada's aims are as follows: to help Home Children and their descendants discover their past; to tell the Home Children story to as many as possible and in so doing; to erase the stigma so unfairly attached to Home Children; and to replace that stigma which caused such a silent shame with justifiable pride. The Bamptons may be reached at:

The following Websites may be of interest to Home Children or their descendants:


Lorraine Report 4 Sep 2010 16:49



Lorraine Report 4 Sep 2010 10:16


found gladys with her parents and letson in 1910 and 1920 but not on the 1930 she must have married unfortuantly the massachuesetts index of marriages only goes up to 1915, she must have married as i cant find a relevant death for her .


ChrisofWessex Report 3 Sep 2010 15:07

Hi Lorraine hoping you can help. I am looking for William Henry WARREN b 1910 Eastney Portsmouth, Hants.
Was orphaned by 1920 and in 1925 left The Waifs and Strays Society Kennington (Kensington?) London to go to Quebec arriving on 17 May 1925 on SS Doric to go to
Gibb's Home, 20 Lawford Avenue, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

I would be very grateful if you can help or directions.


Sandra Report 3 Sep 2010 14:48

Hi Lorraine,
Can you please find anything on Gladys Campbell born c1907 in Massachusetts ? Her parents were James and Eliza Campbell (ms Cullen) I know she has abrother called Letson Campbell, I have a lot of info on him but I don't have anything on Gladys. I would appreciate your help.

Thank you.


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Christine in Yorkshire

Christine in Yorkshire Report 31 Aug 2010 16:06

Hi Lorraine

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been offline for a few days

Many thanks for the Mary Ann death - it could well be her

Your help is very much appreciated, thank you :)


Lorraine Report 30 Aug 2010 23:33


cant find anything for a mark tordoff do you know his mothers name
there is a mark tordoff on a tree on ancestry but the father uriah was born in 1835 and mark 1869

this is the only tordoff male i can find born in rhode island around the right year he is son in law married to elizabeth occupation of harry is carpenter

1930 United States Federal Census
about Harry Tordoff
Name: Harry Tordoff
Home in 1930: East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
View Map
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Jabez Gammon
Mother's Name: Susan Gammon
Race: White


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jabez Gammon 60
Susan Gammon 57
Robert P Gammon 20
Harry Tordoff 25
Elizabeth G Tordoff 26


MeJoy75 Report 27 Aug 2010 05:21

Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for all you help & information, much appreciated.


Lorraine Report 27 Aug 2010 00:12


possible for mary ann closest i could find for birth date

Social Security Death Index
about Mary Hughes
Name: Mary Hughes
SSN: 165-30-9983
Last Residence: 18411 Clarks Summit, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 29 Mar 1877
Died: Jun 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1953-1955

nothing for george though


Lorraine Report 27 Aug 2010 00:07


have found james brothers but nothing for him in usa or canada




Jayne Report 27 Aug 2010 00:06

Thanks for that Lorraine much appreciated .He seems to vanish after 1920.I think he had a son later named Mark but thats all I know.
Thanks again


Lorraine Report 26 Aug 2010 23:50


found him living with his mother and aunt before he goes to england

1910 United States Federal Census
about Florence Tordoff
Name: Florence Tordoff
Age in 1910: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Home in 1910: Providence Ward 2, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Year of Immigration: 1901
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry B Oneil 25
Mary L Oneil 36
Alice M Oneil 4
Edward Oneil 3
Beatrice M Oneil 10/12
Florence Tordoff 29
Wriah Tordoff

found him going back

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Uriah Tordoff
Name: Uriah Tordoff
Arrival Date: 9 Sep 1920
Birth Year: abt 1903
Birth Location: United States of America
Birth Location Other: Providence
Age: 17 Years 4 Months
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: English
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kaiserin Auguste Victoria
Search Ship Database: Search the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' databe

with his aunt mary oneil and her daughter alice m aged 14
uriahs occupation is bricklayers labourer
going to henry oneil 266 admiral st providenc

having touble finding him after that though will keep trying with different spelling combinations and get back to you