James’ sisters

Note

Another draft post written before I found out who Bill Doe really was.

This shows you not to make hypothesis.


CAMPBELL – James Campbell, 39, returned soldier, of 844 Bannatyne avenue, died Sunday in General hospital after a short illness.  The funeral will be held at 1.30 p.m. Wednesday from Mordue Bros.’ funeral home to Elmwood cemetery. Besides his mother, with whom he lived, Mr. Campbell is survived by a brother, Alex, and a sister, Kathleen, also at home.  Four other sisters also survive:  Mrs. D.R. Gilchrist, Camp Borden, Ont.; Mrs. James Moorcroft, Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. R. Toole and Mrs. J. Jones, both of Winnipeg.

Four other sisters also survive:

Mrs. D.R. Gilchrist, Camp Borden, Ont.;

Mrs. James Moorcroft, Vancouver, B.C.,

and Mrs. R. Toole and Mrs. J. Jones, both of Winnipeg.

Who were James’ sisters?

According to the ship’s manifest…

Tina 23 (Christina?)

Charlotte 13

Margaret 12

Jessie 6

Kathleen 1

Now according to the 1921 census

Tina is not listed so she was probably married to D.R. Gilchrist. Usually siblings  are listed by age in obituaries.

Charlotte who is next in James’ obituary could have been married  to James Moorcroft.

Just plausible…


How I met Anna Campbell? Update

This is a short intermission. It’s about Anna not Charlotte M. Campbell. 


This post has received lots of comments since I posted it. The last comment is most interesting.

http://wp.me/pExNc-5jP

This is the comment Jeffrey Campbell wrote.

I have undisputable proof, with documentation, of some very important details with regards to William Campbell and his wife, Marie.

First, I have paperwork which proves William Campbell was a member of the 78th Regiment of Foot, or Fraser’s Highlanders. This paperwork places William together with Major James Abercrombie of the 78th.
Secondly, I also have paperwork which will prove Marie Josephte Chartier (b. 1732) to be the daughter of Louis Chartier and Marie Madeleine Lefebvre dit Boulanger. This will finally put to rest any theories about Marie being the daughter of anyone else.
Finally, I have definitive paperwork which lists William’s full name as Alexander William Campbell. I find this quite compelling, because this is the first instance where we see a different forename for him.
All documentation is archived on the LDS website, http://www.familysearch.org, located on William’s personal ‘Memories’ page. William’s PID# is: KP3R-TZJ.
Or, you can contact me directly and I’ll be happy to email anyone these recently discovered documents from the Quebec National Archives.
Best,

Jeffrey

This is the proof he sent me in a PDF form.

Campbell & Chartier Inheritence 1793

To contact me so I can contact Jeffrey…

Charlotte Campbell, 13

Note

I wrote this draft post before I found this picture last night.


 

I don’t know much more about Bill, but I know much much more about Charlotte and her two brothers James and Alexander.

Both were World War One soldiers.

Charlotte came to Canada in 1911 with her siblings. James is there but not her parents who had emigrated before according to the 1921 Canadian census.

Census information are often wrong. Census takers rely on what people tell them… Names, age, occupation, when they immigrated.

I know for a fact that Charlotte emigrated to Canada from Scotland not in 1910 but in August 1911. She arrived in Quebec City aboard  S.S. Grampian.


Both her parents came to Canada in 1907.

Too be continued…


James Campbell 1896-1935

Bill isn’t Bill Campbell.  This is Charlotte’s brother James. I found his file on Archives Canada. You can read it here…

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=84802

The  search for Bill is still going on. Questions still remain unanswered. One is why Charlotte mounted this album?

She was a stenographer in 1921 according to the 1921 census.

She emigrated from Scotland in August 1911 arriving on the Grampian.  In 1927 she was 28 years-old which would fit the pictures we have of this mysterious smiling woman in 1928 or 1929.

Bill and Charlotte seemed pretty close…


Were Bill and Charlotte married? Or just very good friends? 

I will look into it next week. 
Stay tuned…

G-CASL

Nice shot of a floatplane!

G-CASL was a Fokker Super Universal.

Click here.

Charlotte pasted it in the album with these other photos.

The year is 1927 if it’s true of course.

It was on this page.

I am not right now able to identify the other aircraft. I think the one at the top is a Vickers Vedette. At the bottom it’s a floatplane.

I know it’s  not an Avro 552A.

So I might need some help.

Maybe I can find something here.

Fokker Super Universal floatplane, G-CASL of Western Canada Airways Co., Rottenstone Lake, Saskatchewan, 1929.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390454)

 

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth on floats.  (RCAF Photo)

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth (89) Reg. Nos. G-CYWV, WW, WY (later 212), G-CYXE-G-CYXI, G-CYYG-G-CYYS, G-CYYW-G-CYYY, 55-58, 64-91, 102-107, 117-122, 151-168, 223, A113 (ex CF-CCV), A114 (ex CF-ADA), DH 60M Gipsy Moth (2), (Serial Nos. 27, 28), DH 60GM Genet Moth for a total of 91 aircraft.


Mystery solved!


Now could this picture had been taken in 1929 at Rottenstone Lake, Saskatchewan?

With this one?