Thursday, 24 August 2017
Leonard and Grace Parker
In the Canadian census Ontario
Grace Ellen Parker daughter of John Parker and Maria Heath Vlieland. and Leonard Parker son of Edward Parker and Lucy Kesson
Leonard and Grace had at least two children
Hereward Parker and Earle E Parker who was born 24 December 1894 in Boston Mass.
Born in Birmingham, England - Barnardo took him into care in 1902, and he was sent to Canada on 20th Mar 1903, on the "Canada", destination Toronto. On arrival he was placed with a Mr Leonard Parker at Newbliss, Ontario. He stayed with that family until about 1908 (15 yrs) and is then supposed to have gone working on the Railroads.Thereafter I do not know what happened to him, the last report from Barnardo was dated 1909 saying he re visited Leonard Parker in the winter of 1908/9 and was working as a "Firer" on the railways. Family lore says he joined the CEF during WW1 and died in France, but this is not proven.
Gilmore, Thomas Barnardo
born 23 Sept 1893