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Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 20:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,
  I've found immigration records into Canada for three brothers from Northern Ireland and can only find one other thing for one of them, his grave.

They were:
Arthur Semple (Jul 1906 - 2000), arrived May 1928 in Quebec
Thomas Semple (Nov 1908), arrived May 1928 in Quebec
Charles Semple (Jul 1902), arrived Jun 1927 in Quebec

I've found Arthur on findagrave with a wife Leta May Dundas.  I don't know when or where they married or if they had any children.

I've tried familysearch and found an entry of a Charles Semple having a child with Rebecca O'Donnell and the infant died a day later.  I can't find a marriage between these two parents.

There is a record of Arthur visiting the USA in 1929 with Charles as his departure contact in Canada so they were all together at some point.

There isn't much for Canada on Ancestry.

I would like to find if they all married, had children and when they died. 

Any help much appreciated.  Thank you.
Paul
McGrath (Mitchelstown, Cork and Manchester)
Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 April 18 00:45 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Are these the passenger lists you found?

Arthur Semple, arrived on the Melita in May of 1928, aged 21.  Says he was born in Moyle, Co. Tyrone.  Father is Mr Robert Semple, Carrigans, Knockmoyle, Omagh.  Going to Mr D R Bradford, C P Building, Toronto. 

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=pgu74hjaupu9qmj7ao9j21gtb3&sqn=487&q2=12&q3=893&tt=627

Thomas Alex. Semple arrived on the Montclare in May of 1928, aged 19.  Says he was born in Larney, Co. Antrim.  Father is Mr James Semple, Headwood, Balynure.  Going to Uncle Arthur Semple in Georgetown Ontario

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=pgu74hjaupu9qmj7ao9j21gtb3&sqn=141&q2=12&q3=893&tt=627

Charles Semple arrived on the Montclare in June of 1927, aged 24.  Says he was born in Moyle, Co. Tyrone.  Father is Mr R Semple, Carrigans, "Klnokmoyle", Omagh.  Going to Agent-General for Ontario, Front Street, Ontario. 

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?q2=12&q3=884&sqn=480&tt=640&PHPSESSID=pgu74hjaupu9qmj7ao9j21gtb3

Is this the Thomas you found, or is there another one that I don't see on the Library and Archives Canada site?  Looks like Arthur and Charles are brothers.   They both say they are going to Canada to be farmers.

RK

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 April 18 03:50 BST (UK) »
I found this ... it is from a Barrie newspaper from 1954.

In a list of guests at a hotel at Minet's point... Mr and Mrs Arthur Semple of St. Catharines and Mr and Mrs Charles Semple of Toronto.

See the 3rd column...

http://137.207.184.188/barrie/09_1954/BaPL002914284pf-0453-1954-09-10-1.pdf

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 April 18 04:04 BST (UK) »
There is a burial for a Charles Semple in Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough.  He died in 1985, aged 83.  Section 12, Lot 132.

http://www.finditatmpg.com/Details.aspx?GID=R9Lzn4ZrKOujw6w6Sb5POg%3d%3d

There is also a burial for Rebecca (Ruby) Semple in the same cemetery... she died in 1983, aged 82.  Section 12, Lot 131.

http://www.finditatmpg.com/Details.aspx?GID=TkYoIYmh7YbCH1n5yzDgIw%3d%3d

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 April 18 04:11 BST (UK) »
In case this is your Charles and Rebecca...

Rebecca's obituary is in the Toronto Star 16 April 1983, page A14.

Rebecca (Ruby) Semple died on April 15, 1983.  Wife of Charles Semple.  Mother of Norman and J  Semple, both of Kingston; S (Mrs W Homer), J (Mrs J Howard), B and Ronald Semple, all of Toronto.  Grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 3.  Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. 

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 April 18 04:12 BST (UK) »
I think this is their son Norman Charles Semple of Kingston.  He passed away very recently.

http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oid=1069964

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 April 18 04:22 BST (UK) »
Charles Semple obituary in the Toronto Star, 4 Aug 1985, page H6,

He died Aug 2 1985 in Scarborough.  Husband of the late Rebecca Semple.  Father of S (Mrs W Homer), J (Mrs C Howard), B and Ronald Semple of Toronto.  Norman and J Semple of Kingston.  Brother of Arthur of St. Catharines and Thomas of Scarborough, Mary Armstrong and Lily Armstrong, both of Northern Ireland. Grandfather of 13.  Great grandfather of 5.  Interment Pine Hills Cemetery

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 April 18 07:14 BST (UK) »
Wow RK!  You've found loads.  These all seem to be very likely.  Ages at death match year of birth.  Locations are all very close too.

Pity there is no free BMD.

Thank you.  I'll see what else I can find in those locations.
McGrath (Mitchelstown, Cork and Manchester)
Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)

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Re: Semple brothers emigration from Northern Ireland to Canada 1920s
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 April 18 10:18 BST (UK) »
Odd how the immigration for Thomas says going to Uncle Arthur but the obit of Charles says

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Brother of Arthur of St. Catharines and Thomas of Scarborough, Mary Armstrong and Lily Armstrong, both of Northern Ireland.

Lily was my great grandmother so these are the correct people.  I also knew my great great aunt Mary.
McGrath (Mitchelstown, Cork and Manchester)
Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)