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Robert Percival Poore

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Carol Report 13 Nov 2021 19:58

Born 1905/6 Southampton. son of Thomas Poore,b 1870. Thomas Poore committed suicide about 1911. His wife, Elizabeth Wallace died in 1913. Thomas and Elizabeth are on the 1901 census with their children and Thomas's mother, Thirza.

After his parents died, his grand-mother , Thirza. looked after the
Thirza died around 1933, and Thomas Junior, brother of Robert, could not care for the children.

Ronald was put into a children's home . Waifs and strays Society, Kennington, London. From there he he was sent to Canada in 1924, to the Gibbs home, Sherbrooke. Quebec, Canada.

He sailed on the ship Doric in 1924. 25th April.
He then went into the Gibbs home ( as above).

I have a list of the boys in that home.

What happened to him after that we do not know. ??

I am on Ancestry World-wide. I can find no marriage.
A death of a Ronald P Poore b 1909, and died 1989. Quebec Canada.
This would have to be purchased to confirm it is him. Hopefully with some English verification.

I have been compiling trees for 17 years. How-ever this has a dead end.

I am wondering if any-one has this man as an ancestor. ?Big Gamble




ArgyllGran Report 13 Nov 2021 21:13

Ronald (not Robert as you say in your title) is not in any tree on GR, unfortunately.
Also not on anyone's tree on Ancestry.

(See "Search all member trees" under "Search" at top right of this page.)

He was born 1909 - not 1905/6:

Ronald Percival Poore
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Ronald Percival Poore
Registration Date: 1909
Quarter of the Year: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Volume: 2c
Page: 22


ArgyllGran Report 13 Nov 2021 21:19

With parents and siblings in 1911

Ronald Poore
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Ronald Poore
Age in 1911: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Civil Parish: St Mary
Country: England
Street Address: 13 Cossack Street, Southampton
Registration District Number: 99
Sub-registration District: Southampton Eastern
ED, institution, or vessel: 37
Piece: 5971
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Poore 41
Elizabeth Poore 41
Thurza Poore 66
Thomas Poore 16 [**** Thomas William Major Poore, died 1942 Southampton ]
Victor Poore 9 [ **** Victor Wallace Poore, joined the RN, died 1961 in Gosport ]
Erie Poore 6 [**** Eric Stanley Poore - patient in mental hospital in Gloucester in 1939.]
Dorothy Poore 3 [**** Dorothy Ena - died 2001 in Winchester ]
Ronald Poore 1

Possibly Thirzas death - 1939, not 1933 ?

Deaths Mar 1939 (>99%)
POORE Thurza 92 Petersfield 2c 262


ArgyllGran Report 13 Nov 2021 21:43

As he emigrated to Quebec, the death you mention does seem a good possibility - but as you say, you'd have to see the cert to be sure:

Ronald P. Poore
in the Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Ronald P. Poore
Birth Date: 1909
Death Date: 1989
Cemetery: Grace United Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Brookbury, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada

I don't see any other definite record of him after 1924 - though there are various voters' list records for men named Ronald Poore without a middle name, in Quebec.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Nov 2021 15:43

He is on the BHC registry

Birth date 9.7.1909


ErikaH Report 15 Nov 2021 13:33

Deaths Sep 1979 (>99%)

GRO Reference: 1905 M Quarter in SOUTHAMPTON Volume 02C Page 20

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Nov 2021 17:31

Ronald Percival Poore
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Birth Place: Southampton, England
Age: 14 Years 9 Months
Date of Arrival: May 1924
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: London, England
Ship Name: Doric

Going to Gibbs Homes Sherbrooke

Sending agency Waifs and Strays , Kennington

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Nov 2021 17:36

Canada is very strict with personal records which as he arrived 1924 any further records may still be closed

That death though does look a strong possibility


alviegal Report 22 Nov 2021 13:10

The death of Ronald P Poore in 1989 is on

There are 'flowers' Left by Home Children Canada on 18 Nov 2021


ArgyllGran Report 22 Nov 2021 13:37

The "flowers" were left just 5 days after Carol started this thread.

I wonder if that's coincidence, or if someone connected with the British Home Children happened to spot the thread.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 23 Nov 2021 14:24

Probate for Thomas 187

Poore Thomas of 13 Cossack Street, Southampton, Grocer. Last seen alive 6th November 1911, found dead 23rd December 1911. Administration Winchester to Elizabeth Poore widow. Effects £248.8s.5d

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 23 Nov 2021 16:32

Poor Ronald was one of a party of 47 boys travelling together on the voyage to Canada.

I also found Eric Stanley Poore dob 13/01/1905 registered in the Gibbs Home, Sherbrooke. I then lost him again as I didn't make a note of how I found him

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Dec 2021 07:43


The flowers left on the burial is a BHC badge . I have one as my aunt was a BHC which is why I am a member of that site too

They have a project going at the moment of identifying BHC children graves and adding them to their virtual cemetery and acknowledging the death / burial as a BHC child

It may be a coincidence that the badge was added as the member doing the memorials is Canadian

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Dec 2021 07:47

Eric Stanley Poore isn’t listed as a home child

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Dec 2021 07:55

He was on his own in 1940

Ronald Poore
in the Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
ViewCanada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980

Name: Ronald Poore
Residence Date: 1940
Residence Place: Compton, Québec, Canada
Street Address: R. R. No. l. Bpry
Electoral District: Compton
Occupation: Lab
Reference Number: M-4779

So doesn’t appear to have married


ErikaH Report 10 Dec 2021 09:00

Carol hasn’t added any feedback, so presumably isn’t checking for replies

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Dec 2021 11:14

Have PM,d her to say there are replies on her thread :-)


Carol Report 10 Dec 2021 13:07

Thank you for all replies. I gave most of the above. It is hard to purchase an actual death certificate. I do have fin a grave