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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #18 on: Monday 24 April 17 02:00 BST (UK) »
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Between 1901 & 1911 census Caroline was put in the Barkingside Barnado’s home in Ilford, Essex, England.

This doesn't help you find out the adult years of Caroline, but does narrow down when she went to Barkingside.

Her birth address was 11 Springfield, which is the same address used for her school admission to Grantham Spitalgate Church of England Primary School.  No father or guardian listed. Birthdate matches what you posted from her birth register.  She was there until 01 Feb 1906 when she transferred to junior (for which I don't know if records exist, or are available).

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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #19 on: Monday 24 April 17 02:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much bbart, that’s really helpful to know that she was in Grantham at least until 1906 and she likely did know her half brother for a while. Thanks again.
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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #20 on: Monday 19 October 20 20:40 BST (UK) »
I have an update of information about Caroline thanks to a letter uploaded to an Ancestry tree. The owner of the tree has given me permission to use the information on RootsChat.
He had written to Barnado's requesting information about Caroline and while they could not reveal confidential details, they said they could provide certain information for family research purposes. What they provided was very helpful.
They confirmed her date and place of birth and details of her journey to Canada. Also that she was admitted in 1910 which fits with the death of her great aunt, whose home she was born in and her address on school records.
The whereabouts of her mother was unknown at the time of her admission. Her half brother  James Willis was with his father. Her last known whereabouts was in 1962 when she was married and living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her married name was Cooke.

I wonder if her married name may help to find anything else. Hoping someone can help.
Thanks in anticipation.
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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #21 on: Monday 19 October 20 20:50 BST (UK) »
Think we need RK to see if we can find obituaries which might confirm or discount ?

Canada Voters List 1958 - Mrs Caroline Cooke (secretary) and William N Cooke (retired)

Canada Voters List 1963 - Mrs Caroline Cooke - 112 Glenforest Road. Eglington Toronto
also a William Cooke (retired at the same address)

Canada Voters List 1974 - Mrs Caroline Cooke and William Cooke - Glenforest Road. Toronto

Canada Voters List 1949 - Caroline A Cooke (secretary) and William N Cooke (salesman) 112 Glenforest Road. Toronto.  (middle initial fits with this one)

112 Glenforest Road. Toronto   

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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #22 on: Monday 19 October 20 20:56 BST (UK) »
Or this one ?

Canada Voters List 1972 - Mrs Caroline Cooke - 609 Royal York Road. Toronto. Lakeshore.

Canada Voters List 1974 - Caroline Cooke Apt 609 Royal York Road . Etobicoke Toronto (Lakeshore)


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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #23 on: Monday 19 October 20 22:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra

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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 20 October 20 05:49 BST (UK) »
Think we need RK to see if we can find obituaries which might confirm or discount ?

Canada Voters List 1958 - Mrs Caroline Cooke (secretary) and William N Cooke (retired)

Canada Voters List 1963 - Mrs Caroline Cooke - 112 Glenforest Road. Eglington Toronto
also a William Cooke (retired at the same address)

Canada Voters List 1974 - Mrs Caroline Cooke and William Cooke - Glenforest Road. Toronto

Canada Voters List 1949 - Caroline A Cooke (secretary) and William N Cooke (salesman) 112 Glenforest Road. Toronto.  (middle initial fits with this one)

112 Glenforest Road. Toronto   

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Hi,

I found a possibility for William N Cooke....short obit in Toronto papers.

He is William Naftel Cooke, Major WW1.  He died at Sunnybrook Medical Centre on April 10 1980.  Husband of Carol A Cooke.  Uncle to Elizabeth Chitty Wilson and to Michael Willes-Chitty.  A private service was held at St. James the Less.

***obit doesn't give an age for him or say where he was buried.

His military record says he was born in 1893. 

There is a William N Cooke, died 1980, buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Don't see Carol or Caroline there.
https://www.finditatmpg.com/Search.aspx

RK

PS - I looked in a few Toronto Directories online...William at 112 Glenforest has the middle initial N in all of the entries I checked. 

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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 20 October 20 05:56 BST (UK) »
Carol A Cooke died at Sunnybrook Medical Centre on Aug 30 1986.  Same niece and nephew mentioned.  A private service was held at St James the Less. 

No indication of her age, maiden name etc. 

RK

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Re: Caroline Alice Stammers British Home Child arrived 1911
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 20 October 20 07:24 BST (UK) »
As for the Willes Chittys...

1901 census has William N Cooke in Toronto with parents William and Alice Cooke (Alice Tranter Cooke is listed as next of kin on William N Cooke's military file - so I think this is the right family).  Several siblings.  One is Nora A Cook.

Parents William and Alice at the bottom of this page
https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1901&op=&img&id=z000106463
Children at the top of this page
https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1901&op=&img&id=z000106464

Nora Aileen Cooke married Robert Michael Willes Chitty in 1922. 
 http://www.thepeerage.com/p22412.htm#i224116
Daughter Norah Elizabeth (nee Wilson Chitty) Wilson...obit in the Globe and Mail 4 Jan 2000.  It mentions several family members - including her late Uncle William and Aunt Carol Cooke.  Also her late brother Michael Robert Chitty. 

RK