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Lisa

Lisa Report 7 Nov 2010 05:23

Hello I am trying to find my ANY information on my grandfather Thomas Blackburn born in 1888 in Lancaster Lancashire, UK we think in July or August. He was in the army and eventually moved to Saskatoon, Canada. We do not know if he was in the British Army and/or Canadian Army. He died in Vancouver, BC, Canada 1945. He may have a brother. We know nothing of that family line and would love to know more, if anyone may think there is a connection.

Thanks Lisa Blackburn
Vancouver, Canada

jax

jax Report 7 Nov 2010 07:03

Where have you got your infomation from? Do you have any idea of parents names? cannot see any born in Lancaster

jax

jax

jax Report 7 Nov 2010 07:09

Any of these?

Births Dec 1888 (>99%)
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BLACKBURN Thomas Cather J W. Derby 8b 292
BLACKBURN Thomas Corby S. Shields 10a 682
BLACKBURN Thomas Douglas Cockermouth 10b 545
BLACKBURN Thomas Edward Blackburn 8e 388
BLACKBURN Thomas Henry Chester 8a 396

Gins

Gins Report 7 Nov 2010 08:11

Lisa we need more info and as Jax says it would helpful if you tell us how you have got to Thomas

Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
about Thomas John Blackburn
Name: Thomas John Blackburn<<<Occ; Teamster
Residence: Saskatoon, Sask
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1887
Birth Location: Yorkshire, England <<Kirkby Fleetham
Relative: Samuel Blackburn
Relationship: Father
Regiment Number: 258921


At this stage it's a guess?

Gins

Gins Report 7 Nov 2010 08:21

This looks like a match for the WW1 records I posted


1901 England Census
about John T Blackburn
Name: John T Blackburn
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Relation: Son
Father's name: Samuel W Blackburn
Mother's name: Christina Blackburn
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish: Kirkby Fleetham
Ecclesiastical parish: Kirkby Fleetham St Mary
Town: Kirkby Fleetham
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Registration district: Bedale
Sub-registration district: Bedale
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 10
Household Members: Name Age

Samuel W Blackburn 61<<<?? on farm
Christina Blackburn 50
Samuel Blackburn 17 <<<Groom
John T Blackburn 14<<<<Page boy


Gins

Gins Report 7 Nov 2010 08:29

I dont suppose this is the death that you mention?

British Columbia Death Index: 1872 to 1979
about John Thomas Blackburn
Name: John Thomas Blackburn
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Death Date: 4 May 1947
Place of Death: Vancouver
Registration #: 1947-09-004564
bca #: B13193
gsu #: 2032477

Margee

Margee Report 7 Nov 2010 11:56

There's no death on British Columbia Vital Statistics of a Thomas Blackburn in 1945.

Lisa

Lisa Report 8 Nov 2010 14:01

Hey, this looks like it could be him! I think his middle name was John. Yorkshire sound like it could be a possibility. I am going to send this to the only relative that knows a bit more than I.
Lisa

Lisa

Lisa Report 8 Nov 2010 14:04

Well, my father told me he was 19 when he had to go identify his dad’s body. He went missing, and then was found washed up on English Bay. Is there anything a year before or afterwards?

Lisa

Margee

Margee Report 8 Nov 2010 14:10

Closest one is the John Thomas in 1947 that Ginny posted.

Lisa

Lisa Report 9 Nov 2010 04:38

I talked to me older cousin and this seems like it is him. And looking at other census, he was actually born John Thomas Blackburn, but later changed it and used Thomas.

Lisa

Lisa Report 9 Nov 2010 04:39

Yes, it is... WOW you people are fantastic!

Lisa

Lisa Report 9 Nov 2010 04:43

Yes, this is him....
thanks so much!!

Lisa

Lisa Report 6 Jan 2013 23:22

Oh my it has been ages.. but yes this helps. And yes is him. :-)

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 11:54

In case you don't have this....


Household transcription
1911 census

Person: BLACKBURN, John Thomas
Address: Kirby Fleetham Bedale

BLACKBURN, Samuel Wym Head Married M 73 1838 Farm Labourer Faceby Cleveland VIEW
BLACKBURN, Christiana Wife Married28 years F 63 1848 Moulton Yks VIEW
BLACKBURN, John Thomas Son Single M 24 1887 Yeast Merchant Kirkbby Fleetham Yks VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 29384
Reference: RG14PN29384 RG78PN1702 RD538 SD1 ED1 SN9
Registration District: Bedale
Sub District: Bedale
Enumeration District: 1
Parish: Kirkby Fleetham
Address: Kirby Fleetham Bedale
County: Yorkshire (North riding)
(2 children born and living)



Marriages Jun 1882 (>99%)
BLACKBURN Samuel Wynn Bedale 9d 937
Pratt Christiana Bedale 9d 937


Brother Samuel....

Household transcription
1911 census
Person: BLACKBURN, Samuel
Address: Kirby Fleetham Bedale

BLACKBURN, Samuel Head Married M 28 1883 Groom Chaffeur Domestic Kirkby Fleetham Yks VIEW
BLACKBURN, Lizzie Wife Married5 years F 27 1884 Kirklington Yks VIEW
BLACKBURN, Christiana Daughter F 4 1907 Kirkby Fleetham Yks VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 29384
Reference: RG14PN29384 RG78PN1702 RD538 SD1 ED1 SN17
Registration District: Bedale
Sub District: Bedale
Enumeration District: 1
Parish: Kirkby Fleetham
Address: Kirby Fleetham Bedale
County: Yorkshire (North riding)
(2 children born, 1 living, 1 had died)


Marriages Jun 1906 (>99%)
Blackburn Samuel Bedale 9d 1263
Kearton Lizzie Bedale 9d 1263


Another Daughter born to Samuel and Lizzi...

Births Sep 1914 (>99%)
Blackburn Beatrice M Kearton Bedale 9d 1376






PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 11:58

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Samuel Wynn Blackburn
Name: Samuel Wynn Blackburn
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1838
Registration district: Stokesley
Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
Volume: 24
Page: 407



England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Samuel W Blackburn
Name: Samuel W Blackburn
Birth Date: abt 1838
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1920
Age at Death: 82
Registration district: Bedale
Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 752

mgnv

mgnv Report 10 Jan 2013 04:39

I presume you have this:
Births Mar 1887 (>99%)
Blackburn John Thomas Bedale 9d 623

and have done the lookups at:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php
http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-24DB2C6/gbsearch/Births,Marriages,Deaths