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William John BLACKMORE[1]

Male 1880 - 1960  (80 years)


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  • Name William John BLACKMORE  [2
    Born 1 Sep 1880  St. Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1960  Masonic Temple area, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Nov 1960  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1269  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2006 

    Father Henry Charles BLACKMORE,   b. Abt 1852, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary COTTLE,   b. 21 Apr 1852, Bathwick, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jan 1872  Church of St. Luke, Old Street, Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Certified Copy of the Marriage Registration shows that both Henry andMary were of full age (21) at the time of their marriage. His professionis listed as Harness Maker, his address is 29 ?? Mitchell Street.

      Mary's address is listed as 1 Finsbury Street.

      Witness at the wedding were James Bond and Jane Davies. [1]
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane BELL,   b. 17 Aug 1888, 81 Mill Rd., Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1964, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [1
    Married 17 Sep 1910  St. Edwards Church of England, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Henry BLACKMORE,   b. 6 Aug 1911, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1987, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
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    Last Modified 30 Jun 2006 23:29:05 
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1891 Census he and his father, Henry, are visitors at the home of of EdJoyce, 39, Cabman, groom, born Bath, Wife possible Edith, 42, laundress,wash, born Bath, children Emily 13, William 7 both born Bath

      In his early teens he worked at the Palace, and helped repair and keep inorder, the Queen's carriage.
      Always thought his middle name was James until he applied for his pensionand had to order a copy of his birth certificate.

      Emigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada at age 18. Got a job working at theFry's Chocolate company.

      Enlisted in the Montreal Black Watch as an NCO during WWI, went to Francein 1914, returned 1918, fought at Vimy Ridge. A commanding officer was aMolson of the brewing family. Daughter Evelyn recalls he had lost some ofhis hearing as a result of the war.

      Attestation papers for WWI service signed Feb. 9, 1915. He lists himselfas William James, born St. Pancras, London, living at 10 Lapierre Ave.,Montreal, date of birth 1 Sept. 1880, occupation looks like cementworker, indicates he served 7 years in the 5th R Hlo?, has an old injuryof his thumb on his right hand. 5 ft 10 1/4 inches tall, fair complexion,blue eyes, brown hair, CofE.

      Moved his family to Hamilton from Montreal in 1920, lived at 177 Hess St.N., and later 26 and 30 Shaw Street. Worked at Duff's Meat Packing Plantduring the Depression, later at Hamilton General Hospital, from where heretired in 1955.

      Evelyn remembers he had a second cousin by the name of Henry Brown whowas married to Gertrude. They had 4 children, one who was very ill,possibly with cerebral palsy. She died.
      There was a daughter named Isabel, who may married a Saunders - possiblythe son of the past mayor of Toronto - in about 1928 or 1929. They alsohad two sons, Harry and Ernest.

      William died of cancer (malignant tumour on ear). Buried in the MasonicTemple area of White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Karen Adderley Research.
      Record originated in...

    2. [S214] Registration of Marriage of son George Easton.
      Date of Import: 24 Jul 2005