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THOMAS URWIN THOMPSON born 1884 Northumberland, England
Posted by: John Thompson (ID *****9345) Date: January 24, 2013 at 12:44:39
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I am looking for any information on Thomas Urwin Thompson, my grandfather, who went to Canada in 1828 seeking work on what I have been told was a government farming scheme. He was born in 1884 in Northumberland, England, so would have been about 44 when he arrived in Canada.

He sailed on the SS Adriatic landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 25 Aug 1928. His intention was to find a secure job and then send for his family, Jane Thompson (nee Convey) and children to come over.

There were a few letters (initially hopeful but then increasingly despondent) and then no further news. From the copies of his letters in my possession he left Nova Scotia and went west . One letter was from Winnipeg and then a couple of later ones came from the Jasper, Alberta area.

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