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Find My Past LookUp Please!

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Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 21:06

Please could someone do a look up for me, search criteria below - returns an Ethel Cartwright travelling to Halifax in 1903. I believe she is travelling with her son George P Cartwright born 1900. She may show as being married but travelling without her husband (Wallace Abraham).

Many thanks

Search criteria used:
Last name:Cartwright(including variants)
First name:Ethel(including variants)
Date of birth:
1878, plus or minus 2 years
Year of departure: 1890 to 1960
Destination country:Canada
Travelling with last name:Cartwright


Andrew Report 23 Nov 2012 21:12

Ethel is shown as wife of 'M' (could be W) with son George.

passenger transcript details
Date of departure: 25 July 1903
Port of departure: Liverpool
Passenger destination port: Halifax, Canada
Passenger destination: Halifax, Canada

Date of Birth: 1877 (calculated from age)
Age: 26
Marital status: Married
Sex: Female
Occupation: Wife
Passenger recorded on: Page 3 of 7


The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -

Geo CARTWRIGHT Page 3 of 7 View transcript
M CARTWRIGHT Page 3 of 7 View transcript


Official Number:
Master's name:
Steamship Line:
Where bound:
Square feet:
Registered tonnage:
Passengers on voyage:

H Gunson
Allan Line
Halifax, Canada



Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 21:15

Many thanks Andy

curious and curious!


Andrew Report 23 Nov 2012 21:16

1911 Census of Canada
about Ethel Cartwright
Name: Ethel Cartwright
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 32
Birth Date: Feb 1879
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Wallis Cartwright
Tribal: English
Province: Nova Scotia
District: Cape Breton North-Victoria
District Number: 39
Sub-District Number: 8
Place of Habitation: District 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Wallis Cartwright 32
Ethel Cartwright 32
George Cartwright 11



Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 21:22

Thank you Andy

Trying understand why when the immigrate to Canada they use the name of Cartwright (Ethel's maiden name)


Andrew Report 23 Nov 2012 21:26

This is correct person, date of birth mistranscribed.

Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
about Wallace Cartwright
Name: Wallace Cartwright
Residence: Sydney, Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1898
Birth Location: London, England
Relative: Ethel Mary Cartwright
Relationship: Wife
Regiment Number: 878187



Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 21:31

Births Jun 1878 (>99%)

ABRAHAM Wallace Percy Epping 4a 165
Abraham Wallace Percy Epping 4a 166


Andrew Report 23 Nov 2012 21:36

Had Ethel married before?

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Dec 1899 (>99%)

Abrahams Wallace Percival W.Ham 4a 383
Reeves Ethel Mary W. Ham 4a 383



Andrew Report 23 Nov 2012 21:40

1901 census for ref

901 England Census
about William Percy Abraham
Name: William Percy Abraham
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ethel M Abraham
Gender: Male
Where born: Chingford, Essex, England

Civil parish: Walthamstow
Ecclesiastical parish: St Michael and All Angels
Town: Walthamstow
County/Island: Essex
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: West Ham
Sub-registration district: Walthamstow
ED, institution, or vessel: 68
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 79
Piece: 1633
Folio: 82
Page Number: 13
Household Members: Name Age
William Percy Abraham 23
Ethel M Abraham 23
George P Abraham 6 Months



Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 21:49

Apologises Wallace's mother's maiden name was Cartwright (sorry found it in the early hours of this morning)

Birth cert shows Eliza Abraham formerly Cartwright


Debra Report 23 Nov 2012 22:52

Looks like the family may have been Jewish and hence a reason to change their name due to the Jewish persecution at the time.