William Thomas GUMBLETON

Name: William Thomas GUMBLETON  Q0125 
Born: 24 Jun 1889  Brentford RD, Middlesex, England
Parents: Edward GUMBLETON Emily ESSAM
Died:6 Dec 1970 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Spouse 1Bertha May BARKER
Married 20 Apr 1920
Canada, Unspecified, Canada
Child 1 S0220 Violet Emily GUMBLETON 1922
Child 2 S0221 William Thomas Clifford GUMBLETON 1925
William was a child emigrant to Canada, 24 Mar 1904, as a Bernardo boy when he was 15, along with his younger sister, Emily, who was 12. William worked on a farm in Unionville, Ontario, a town east of Toronto, Ontario. In World War I,he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in France.

William died 6 Dec. 1970 and is buried at Spring Creek Cemetery, 1390 Clarkson Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5J 2W5 along with his wife, Bertha May nee Barker.

The year before William died, he told another relative that he had been married as a young man, to a Lusie Ryan, in Toronto, Ontario, and whom he had turned Catholic to marry. When William signed up on 15 April 1915 at age 26 years 9 months to join the Canada Expeditionary Forces to go overseas to France during WW1 (although he named his sister as his next of kin in his attestation papers), Lusie went out west to Alberta, a province in western Canada, to work as a nurse. When William returned home to Canada, he also went out to Alberta, looking for her and hoping to make a go of their marriage, and, if not, then to secure an annullment. While out west, he did find Lusie, realized their marriage was over, and soon after, met and married Bertha May Barker from Alberta.

Family of William Thomas Gumbleton:

  • 20 April 1920 William m Bertha May Baker b Alberta Canada 27 Feb 1893
  • daughter Violet Emily Gumbleton b 7 July 1922, d 24 April 1981, and also buried Spring Creek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario)
  • son William Thomas Clifford Gumbleton b 6 Sept. 1925, d 14 Nov 1925, buried at Spring Creek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario
  • 7 May 1942 Violet married Walter Boyd Hopton (b. June 10, 1917, Long Branch, Ontario) at her the home of her parents, Wm. and May Gumbleton, Port Credit, Ontario (the village of Port Credit has now been absorbed by the City of Mississauga)
  • Boyd Hopton d 25 Feb 1993 and is buried Spring Creek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Brian Walter William Hopton b 27 November 1942. m 1973. One child
  • Murray Boyd Hopton b 18 Feb. 1944. m 1970. 2 children
William Gumbleton's old age pension application gives his date and place of birth as 24 Jun 1889, Boston Road, Hanwell.


Thanks to Marilyn Hopton for biographical information

1889 Sep Qr Birth registration of William Thomas GUMBLETON Brentford RD, Middlesex, England Civil registration birth registers
5 Apr 1891 William H. (age 1y 9m) living in 40 High Street, Hanwell in 1891 census Hanwell, Middlesex, England 1891 census
31 Mar 1901 William Gumbleton (age 11) living in Balaclava Cottage, Hayes, Middlesex in 1901 census Hayes, Middlesex, England 1901 census
5 Apr 1904 Home children emigrants to Canada Canada View details
5 Apr 1904 William Thomas GUMBLETON referenced in Home children emigrants to Canada Canada View details
15 Apr 1915 Attestation papers of William T Gumbleton Toronto, Canada View details
20 Apr 1920 Marriage of William GUMBLETON and Bertha May BARKER Canada, Unspecified, Canada Marriage index
ca. 1954 William Thomas Gumbleton pension application Ontario, Canada View details
1970 Gravestone of William Thomas Gumbleton Mississauga, Ontario, Canada View details

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