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Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« on: Wednesday 14 November 18 11:46 GMT (UK) »
Relative Harry Crompton b. 1878, emigrated to Canada in 1907 and died in 1953, being buried at Port Arthur . I know he made two trips back to the UK in 1920 and 1927 , but apart from that I know nothing of his life in Canada. I don't believe he married (at least, I have found no record), but would be piece together some picture of his life, if anyone can help.

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Michael,

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Harry Crompton born 1879 returned to Canada - Liverpool to Quebec arriving
on the Antonio  25 April 1928 - described as a single man born Widnes - had been in Canada 1906 - 1927 - 31 Machan Avenue. Port Arthur Ontario. Occupation :- labourer - destined to mrs Charles Smith at 31 Machan Avenue  Port Arthur Ontario.
Mother Mrs A Crompton, 3 Peel House Lane Widnes.

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello from me too...

You can check with the Thunder Bay library.  Perhaps they have an obituary for him - maybe some directories (listing address, occupation etc)?

http://www.tbpl.ca/localhisandgen

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Returning to Canada in 1921 - Form 30A.   See image 1055 (and 1054)

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n17/

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Returning to Canada in 1921 - Form 30A.   See image 1055 (and 1054)

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n17/

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It was sad to read on the Canada 411 form - returning 19 February 1921 - no relatives or friends  :'(

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 15:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Sandra and RunKitty for your  fabulous information. I will look now to find the name of the ship he returned on in 1921 as I can't make it out on the link. Yes, Sandra, it is sad that he doesn't name any relatives in Canada, but he did leave behind 5 sisters and four brothers in England. Maybe that's why he emigrated - just too crowded at home!
Thanks again.

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 22:54 GMT (UK) »
I think the ship is the S.S. Canada - from Liverpool to Halifax. 

Yes - I can see him on the passenger list.  The image isn't very clear on the Library and Archives Canada site.  I don't have access to Ancestry to see if the list is there as well - with a clearer picture.   There is more information on the Form 30A, but here is the full passenger list  - for your records. 

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/passenger-lists-1865-1922/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=13705&

Harry is line 15 on page 8 of this list.  It says he is going to Port Arthur.  He is a labourer.  He is returning home. 

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Michael,

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Harry Crompton born 1879 returned to Canada - Liverpool to Quebec arriving
on the Antonio  25 April 1928 - described as a single man born Widnes - had been in Canada 1906 - 1927 - 31 Machan Avenue. Port Arthur Ontario. Occupation :- labourer - destined to mrs Charles Smith at 31 Machan Avenue  Port Arthur Ontario.
Mother Mrs A Crompton, 3 Peel House Lane Widnes.

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Here is the image of the 1928 passenger list that Sandra found

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n19/

From the Library and Archives Canada site (free)

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Re: Harry Crompton (Port Arthur -Thunder Bay)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 November 18 00:44 GMT (UK) »
The image isn't very clear on the Library and Archives Canada site.  I don't have access to Ancestry to see if the list is there as well - with a clearer picture. 

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/passenger-lists-1865-1922/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=13705&

RK

No clearer on Ancestry  :P I think a tad better at Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-61XZ-BH?i=7&cc=1823240

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