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CANADA/US BORDER CROSSINGS

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Marian

Marian Report 5 Dec 2012 20:20

Hello, on Ancestry on border crossings from Canada to USA 1895 to 1956 there are two Horace Bowmans listed. One to Niagra Falls and the other Black Rock. Could someone with Ancestry subs please take a look to see what information is listed, especially dates. Horace emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1913 and I have those details so please don't bother looking at those. As an adult he lost all contact with his family so I am wondering if these entries be him (long shot). Thanks.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:35

Hello Marian, just so we don't waste time on the wrong man - what was the birth year and occupation of your Horace?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:37

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Name: Horace Bowman
Arrival Date: 6 Dec 1907
Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1889
Birth Place: Sheffield
Birth Country: England
Race/Nationality: English
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

He lived Hamilton, Ontario, had arrived Quebec 1905 on the Dominion. Was headed to Buffalo, NY but no address given.
He was a core maker.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:43

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Name: Horace Bowman
Arrival Date: Dec 1907
Port of Arrival: Black Rock, New York, United States
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1889
Birth Country: England
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Record Type: Manifests

Same chap, had been living Hamilton, a core-maker, going to Buffalo.

(Why does this request sound familiar?)

Marian

Marian Report 5 Dec 2012 20:44

My Horace was born 1908 in West Hartlepool, England, parents Horatio and Ada. I have their immigration details.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:46

So basically, are you trying to find out what happened to him?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:49

Looks like he was born 1907, not 1908:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Horace Bowman
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1907
Registration district: Hartlepool
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 180

Marian

Marian Report 5 Dec 2012 20:49

Yes, I have a previous thread but that was about their emigration which was answered but apparently there is some mystery about Horace (I think black sheep) and no one seems to know anything so I am trying to find out.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Dec 2012 20:53

Should really have continued on that thread so we can see the query in context.

Marian

Marian Report 5 Dec 2012 20:58

OK, I don't suppose I will find him, because apparently his family in Canda didn't know where he had gone but thank you for checking the entries on Ancestry.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Dec 2012 04:06

Have you tried looking on US censuses????

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 6 Dec 2012 19:24

Not having see the other thread, I assume that you have this.

1916

Name: Horace Bowman
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 8
Est. Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: England
Year of Immigration: 1910
Home in 1916: 02, Regina, Saskatchewan
Address: 17, 19, 2, Regina
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Horatio Bowman
Mother's Name: Ada Bowman
Sub District Desc.: Townships 16 and 17, range 18, 19 and 20, W. 2. M., including the Villages of Pilot Butte and North Regina, and exclusive of the City of Regina
Household Members:
Name Age
Horatio Bowman 39
Ada Bowman 37
Horace Bowman 8
Ethel Bowman 6
Eric Bowman 1


Marian

Marian Report 6 Dec 2012 19:32

Just logged on. Yes I have the above, thanks. It is just Horace I am looking for. According to rumour from donkey's years ago he was last heard of in Toronto. Obviously he will be dead now. It seems there is a skeleton in the cupboard regarding Horace and I'm curious. Best wishes.