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 1||Bertha May BARKER
Married 20 Apr 1920
Canada, Unspecified, Canada
|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:
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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