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Alice Edith Latham ( 1900.09.22 - 1991.03.17 ) UK flag -->> in 1913, 13 years old Canadian flag
Alice Latham, 1909Alice LathamAlice Latham, 1983

Daughter of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England)

1900 SEP 22 : Alice celebrated her birthday on this date. She was born in England. I haven't found her record of birth yet and there are several Alice Lathams to choose from. I hope I can track these down someday. Barnardo's says her step father told them she was born at Southfields (Wandsworth, London) which would be in v.1d.
A list of Latham girls born in Surrey, 1898-1902
A list of Alice Lathams born anywhere, 1898-1902
Information gathered so far indicates that Alice was the oldest of five children, some of which were half-siblings.

1901 MAR 31 : census day : still looking for Alice in 1901

1904 DEC 09 : Alice's brother Edward Latham was born in Epsom, Surrey

1905 SEP 02 : Alice's mother married Edward Pallant in Epsom, Surrey

1906 JUN 24 : Alice's brother Albert Pallant was born in Epsom, Surrey

1908 APR 14 : Alice's sister Violet Pallant was born in Springfield, Wandsworth, London

1909 JUL 14 : Alice's brother William Pallant was born in London. William's birth certificate has not yet been located. In 1914 his father gave William's birthdate as 1908 JUL 14 to Barnardo's as well as 1908 SEP for his mother's death - which we know to be incorrect.

1909 SEP 13 : When Alice was 8 her 29 year old mother died in the Union Infirmary, St. Johns Hill, London, England. Her mother's death certificate indicates the cause of death was Bright's Disease (a kidney problem) - parturition (child birth)

1909 OCT 29 : Not long after her mother's death Alice was admitted to Dr. Barnardo's Girl's Village Home on Horns Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex and boarded out at Soham, Cambridge; Isleham, Cambridge and Harrowden, Bedfordshire.

1911 APR 02 : census, Church Street, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England

1911 England Census : Church Street, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England (five rooms)
Name Relation Age Last Birthday Condition
Years Children born alive Children still living Children who have died Occupation Where Born
Mary Johnson Head 70 Widow 50 3 1 2 Farmer Cambs Isleham
May Frances Butler Boarder 10 - - - - - School London Daleton
Ethel Smith Boarder 8 - - - - - School London Hackney
Alice Latham Boarder 10 - - - - - School Surrey Southfields
Henry Pledger Brother-in-law 71 Married - - - - Railway Pensioner ?? Barton Mills
Elizabeth Pledger Sister 68 Married 43 6 3 3 - Cambs Isleham
Mary Johnson and Elizabeth Pledger were born Pamments : Pamment Family History

1913 MAR 13 : Alice's brother Edward Latham, age 8, emigrated to Canada, he was boarded out with Mr. Love of Hiawatha, Ontario

1913 SEP 25 : Alice emigrated to Canada when she was 13. She sailed on the Allen Line Steamship Co.'s Royal Mail Steamer "Corinthian" from London with Dr. Barnardo's group of 119 girl domestics with Mrs Lloyd as matron. They were bound for Montreal, Que. and Quebec, Que. There was a stop in Plymouth, England on Sept.26, 1913. They arrived in Quebec at 9 pm on Oct.5th, 1913. Their final destination was Peterborough, Ont. There were also 150 boys with a final destination of Toronto, Ont. From Library and Archives Canada, Reference: RG 76, MicroFHL Call No: T-4805: ship's passenger list, she is on page 13. Number of Souls: Adults: 230, Children: 280. Passengers: Saloon: 0, 2nd Cabin: 147, Steerage: 363. In Fall 1914 this ship was part of the 1st Canadian Troop Convoy.

1913 OCT 05 : Alice arrived in Quebec, destination the Hazelbrae home in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

While working at Woolworth's in Toronto, Alice met Thomas Newbury. They met because his brother married one of the other girls Alice worked with. He used to sing "I found a million dollar baby in the five and ten". Thomas and Alice were married in Toronto on September 22, 1921 - that was Alice's 21st birthday. She was about 2 weeks older than Tom and there was a fair bit of teasing about him being "just a kid". Before they left Toronto they had seven children, George (1922), Raymond (1923), William (1925), Thomas (1927), Shirley (1928), Elizabeth (1930) and Connie (1933).

1921 : Alice was living in Toronto ( from the 1921 Toronto City Directory, Latham Alice, slsldy, lvs 203 Mutual )

1921 SEP 22 : Alice was married in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Saint George's church, Islington. Affidavit says: Bridegroom: Thomas Henry Newbury, a Printer, a Bachelor, Age: 21; C. of E.; Residence: 739 Bathurst St., Toronto; Place of Birth: London, England; Father: George Newbury, born Bedfordshire, England; Mother: Caroline Bester; Bridegroom can read and write; Bride: Alice Latham, a Clerk, a Spinster, Age: 21; C. of E.; Residence: 739 Bathurst St., Toronto; Place of Birth: London, England; Father: Mr. ___ Latham, birthplace unknown; Mother: not known; Bride can read and write. Witnesses: Walter Bingley, Toronto and Fred Bingley, Toronto at Islington, County of York, on the 22 day of Sept 1921.:

Thomas Henry George Newbury

1900 OCT 05 : Thomas was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England

1948 AUG 22 : Thomas died near Bath, Ontario, Canada

Alice (Latham) Newbury, 1934, all seven children, near Barriefield Alice (Latham) Newbury, 1934, all seven children, near Barriefield

1922 : from 1922 Toronto City Directory: Newbury Thos, with Saturday Night, bds 1060 Dufferin

1922 : Alice's first child George is born in Women's Hospital, Toronto

1923 OCT 14 : Alice's brother, Albert Pallant age 17, leaves England and emmigrates to Australia.

1923 : Alice's second child Raymond born at home in Toronto

1925 : Alice's third child William born at home in Toronto

1927 : Alice's fourth child Thomas born at home in Toronto

1928 : Alice's fifth child Shirley born at home in Toronto

1930 : Alice's sixth child Elizabeth born at home in Toronto

1933 : Alice's seventh child Connie born at home in Toronto

1933 : The family moves to Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Tom had come ahead first to take a job as a linotype operator at Hanson and Edgar Limited. Hanson and Edgar's was located near the Queen's Inn - Brock Street near Bagot. He lived in a house on University Ave. where a Mrs. Bruton looked after the house for the man who owned it. When the rest of the family arrived they rented a house around the corner on Earl St. - it may have been called the "Stone Jug". When they moved in it was so cold that the pipes had frozen. The boys were always into things - like the coal yards and the lake

1934 : The family moved to Barriefield, Ontario, Canada (Green Bay Point)

After six months Alice and Tom decided it would be better to move the kids to the 'country', which at that time meant "The Point" at Barriefield. Tom could walk to work from there and Alice raised chickens and geese to sell. Their nearest neighbours were Dollar Bill and Duncan Stewart's family. Dollar Bill lived in a steel hanger suitable for water planes. Well known for his bootlegging, he also had a store in there with candy for the kids. Shirley remembers sitting on his couch with a cup of Oxo that he insisted she stir until it was completely dissolved.

1935 MAY 12 : Alice's youngest daughter Connie, age 2, dies in Barriefield, Ontario, Canada ( from the Toronto Star, May 22-23, 1935 : Newbury - Suddenly, on May 12, 1935, beloved baby girl, Constance Sylvia Newbury, age 1 year and 9 months )

1935 MAY 14 : Alice's youngest daughter Connie, age 2, is buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery ( from the Registration of death, COD: convulsions (5 mins), contributory cause: bronchitis, bronchial pneumonia )

1936 JUN 02 : mother-in-law Caroline age 70 dies in Orillia, Ontario, Canada

1936 : The family moves to a farm on Hwy 15 near Barriefield

1939 : The family is living at RR1 Kingston ( from 1939 Kingston City Directory: Newbury Thos H lino opr Hanson & Edgar h R R No 1 Kingston ph 2361-R-4 )

1939 : Alice's sons George and Raymond enlist

1941 : The family is living at RR1 Kingston ( from 1941 Kingston City Directory: Newbury Thos H lino opr Whig-Standard res Kingston R R No 1 ph 2361-R-4 )

1941 NOV 18 : Alice's son Thomas, age 15, dies

1943 : The family is living at RR1 Kingston ( from 1943 Kingston City Directory: Newbury Thos H lino opr Whig-Standard res R R 1 Kingston ph 2-0890 )

1943 : The family moves to a farm near Sydenham, Ontario, Canada

In 1943 they moved to a house owned by Mrs. Rett Brawley somewhere around Harrowsmith/Sydenham. It's hard to imagine today, but the cows had to walk from one farm to the next! This would have been around 20 miles and the path would have been through Kingston. Shirley remembers the farmer across the road helping them burn some brush - it ended up getting out of control and the fence posts burned as well. Mrs Brawley, who lived in part of the house, probably though this was a wild bunch.

1944 : Alice's son George marries in Lewes in East Sussex, England

1945 : The family moves to a farm near Railton, Ontario, Canada

Alice and Tom, around 1945, near Railton Alice and Tom, around 1945, near Railton

1946 : Alice's daughters Shirley and Betty leave home to work as housekeeping staff at Kingston General Hospital for the next three years

1947 : The family moves to the farm on Hwy 33, about three miles west of Bath, Ontario, Canada

The Farm house on Highway 33 The Farm house on Highway 33 (1975)

1948 AUG 22 : Alice's husband Thomas dies in Bath, Ontario

1949 : Daughter Betty is married in Toronto, Ontario

1950 : Daughter Shirley is living on Alfred Street ( from 1950 Kingston City Directory: Newbury Shirley wtrs Kresge's r 367 Alfred ph 8940 )

1951 : Daughter Shirley is married in Kingston, Ontario

Alice worked on the farm with Billy and Raymond for many years. There was often a grandchild visiting at the farm in the summertime, sometimes for several weeks at a time. -- this would be a good place to add some stories from you people that have them.

1988 : Alice's son Raymond dies in Bath, Ontario

1991 MAR 17 : Alice died in Kingston, she was 90 years old


Alice (Latham) Newbury with her 5 grown-up children Alice (Latham) Newbury with her 5 grown-up children (1948-1953 ?)

Alice's Children:

  1. George William Thomas Henry Newbury ( 1922 - 1992 ) Canadian flag

    1922 George was born in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1944.01.28 George married Irene Phyllis Gander

    1992 (70) George dies in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  2. Raymond Albert Newbury ( 1923 - 1988 ) Canadian flag

    1923 Raymond was born at home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    1988 (65) Raymond dies near Bath/Napanee, Ontario, Canada

  3. William Charles Newbury ( 1925 - 1993 ) Canadian flag

    1925 William was born at home in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1993 (68) William died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  4. Thomas Henry Newbury ( 1927 - 1941 ) Canadian flag

    1926.11.05 Thomas was born at home in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1941.11.18 (15) died in near Barriefield, Ontario, Canada

  5. Shirley Alice Newbury ( born in 1928 ) Canadian flag

    1928 Shirley was born at home in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1951.07.09 Shirley married William John Young ( 1927 - 2001 )

  6. The Farm house on Highway 33 Youngs at The Farm on Highway 33 (1969)
  7. Elizabeth Caroline Newbury ( 1930 - 2010 ) Canadian flag

    1930 Elizabeth was born at home in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1949.04.28 Elizabeth married Robert Donald Kirkpatrick ( 1925 - 2002 )

    2010.03.31 Elizabeth died in Kingston, Ontario Canada

  8. Connie Sylvia Newbury ( 1933 - 1935 ) Canadian flag

    1933 Connie was born at home in Toronto, Ontario. Canada

    1935.05.12 (2) Connie dies in near Barriefield, Ontario, Canada

Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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