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Offline JDG

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Frederick Goucher Home Child
« on: Friday 13 February 04 20:07 GMT (UK) »
When I first became aware of the Home Children website on http://www.archives.ca/02/020110_e.html
I had a quick look, not really expecting to find anything. I was surprised to find the following:

GOUCHER , Frederick
Age: 16  
Sex: M  
Year of arrival: 1916  
Microfilm reel: T-4815  
Ship: SS Sicilian  
Port of departure: Liverpool  
Departure Date: 21 Apr 1916  
Port of arrival: Quebec  
Arrival Date: 2 May 1916  
Party: Not Given  
Destination: Various Locations  

Now, as far as we know, Frederick does not connect to my husband's family, but I would like to know what happened to him. To date, I have not done much research on this Goucher, but would be interested to hear from anyone who does connect to him.
Regards,
Julie

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ORLANDO - One Name Study (everywhere & especially Sutera Sicily) - (GOONS 3925)
BUDD (Puttenham Surrey)
ELSTONE (Bramshott Hampshire)
GOUCHER (Scarcliffe Derbyshire)
MATTHEWS, Edith married Charles JELLEY 1902 Guildford. Descendants sought!
WORSHIP - One Name Study (especially Huntingdonshire)- (GOONS 3925)
BUTCHER - One Name Study (especially Wonersh Surrey) - (GOONS 3925)
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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 October 13 00:13 BST (UK) »
The shipping image says he was going to J J (J G?) Whitfield, farmer, Post office, Somerset Manitoba
as a farm labourer.


Added: No connection to this family, just thought I would take a look.

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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 October 13 00:27 BST (UK) »
This looks like him in 1916 census
11 MacDonald Manitoba
Abraham Whitfield 77 born England emigrated 1886 Farmer
Margaret Whitfield 60
James Jacob Whitfield 35
Isobell Whitfield 26
Fred Gutscher(looks like this on image) 16, Anglican, born England labourer

It says he emigrated 1900 but I think they have mixed that up with his birth date.


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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 October 13 14:48 BST (UK) »
The UK  Outward Passenger Lists has him listed as FWC Goucher,aged 16 and a farm labourer.

Looks like this birth....

Frederick William C Goucher in Dec 1899 in Croydon Surrey
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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 October 13 14:53 BST (UK) »
1901 at 105 White House Lane Croydon.


Edward J Goucher    41 Auxiliary Postman
Alice Goucher    39
Ethel M Goucher    12
Frank Goucher    10
Alfred C Goucher    8
Florence E Goucher    4
Harry R Goucher    2
Frederick W C Goucher    1

Same place 10 years later,looks like dad's not around.
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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 October 13 10:10 BST (UK) »
The Edward J. Goucher that Carol listed appears to be the son of Charles Goucher and Agnes Boyter according to a rather extensive family tree at Ancestry. Perhaps that will help with making a connection to your family.

I don't know if this is the same Frederick but there is a Frederick William Conford Goucher in the New Zealand electoral records for 1935, 1938 and 1946. He died in 1948 at the age of 48. I think you may want to pass on claiming him however as there is a 1928 newspaper article from the Evening Post that indicates this Frederick was "to 3 years reformative treatment on 5 charges of indecent assault" on boys at Pages Past.

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Canada: Patterson, Brown, Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Johnston(e), Gorsuch, Kitchin/Kitchen
United States: Patterson, Smith, Brown, Vance, Bower(s), Newberry, Best, Love, Gorsuch
England (Northumberland): Brown, Whitfield, Henderson
Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian): Johnston(e), Bell, Galloway, Campbell, Robertson, Williamson, Thomson, Crawford
Germans from Russia: Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Meach, Lorenz

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Re: Frederick Goucher Home Child
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 November 13 18:24 GMT (UK) »
awe...nobody speaks about the mental and physical abuse that may have been passed on to other generations...So many aspects of wrong from the darker corners of some Home children stories....
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