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border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for info on a George Manning who immigrated from England to Canada possibly early in 1906. He then would have crossed the border into Michigan and went to Iosco County and married on July 2, 1906. George and his wife Louisa then were back in Canada (District of York, Ontario, Canada) by 11/11/1907 when their son Presley was born. Then in 1909 they were back in Iosco County, Michigan. I can find the border crossing info for Presley but not for George or for George and Louisa.

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan (MANNING)

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 12:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Manning
Hello,

I haven't mentioned the "British Home Children" in a while. But, because of the age of George MANNING, and he first went to Canada, I guessed he might have been a "home child." I just checked one of the BHC data bases, and I find this teen:

Surname: MANNINGGiven Name: GeorgeAge: 15Sex: MShip: CarthaginianYear of Arrival: 1892Departure Port: LiverpoolDeparture Date: 1892-03-17Arrival Port: HalifaxArrival Date: 1892-03-27Party: Barnardo HomesDestination: Toronto, Ontario and Winnipeg, ManitobaComments: 303 children with Mr. OwenNotes: The child's surname was illegible or difficult to decipherSource: Library and Archives CanadaReference: RG 76 C1bMicrofilm: C-4515Type of Record: Passenger Lists

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/home-children/0...


http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/home-children/i...

The term, British Home Children, is what was used in Canada after the "over 100,000" unwanted children were shipped there from 1860's to 1940's. Back in the U.K. they were part of the UK's Child Migrant Scheme. And, that scheme took place more like 150 years, and more like 150,000 unwanted children, as thousands were sent to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, etc.

There are many web sites on-line about them. And, there is a BHC List and a BHC Board. www.rootsweb.com And, there is a "Child Migrants UK" List which is not very active.

This is one of the BHC web sites:

http://www.britishhomechildren.org/

The above George MANNING arrived in 1892 as a 15-yr-old, which puts his birth-year about 1877. And, it says he left Liverpool and went to Halifax but his destination was Ontario.

The above BHC data base is very searchable. I just checked and there were 66 children with the name, MANNING. And, if you check whether some of them also came over in the 1890's, there were a few, so possibly a sibling.

Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)

(Admin for List and Boards about CAN-USA-Migrantion)

(on Lists and Boards for 11 yrs.; now an Admin for 10 Lists and 5 Boards)


(My great-grandparents arrived in Halifax as teens in 1874 and 1875, also from Liverpool. LEWIS and CORKILL)

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 2:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
On familysearch.org there is a copy of the marriage registration for George MANNING (born 1881 in England) and Louise FERNO (born 1888 in Michigan). It shows that they were married 02 Jul 1906 in Tawas City, Michigan.

It also shows George MANNING's mother ("Don't Know") and father (Thomas G MANNING). Additionally, it shows Louise FERNO's mother as June GOODE and father as Matthew FERNO.

This is a photocopy, not a transcription.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11858-36858-90?...

HTH.

Nancy

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Additional to my recent posting about the marriage registration of George MANNING and Louisa FERNO, it indicates that - though they were married in Tawas City, MI - they resided in Siloam, MI, which no longer exists. It was not far from Tawas City.

HTH.

Nancy

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
On the film of George MANNING's death certificate, the informant is shown as Hamilton FERNO. I would expect that - since George's wife's surname was FERNO - this was a one of her relatives, although not likely her father, as his name was given as Matthew.

A search for Hamilton FERNO might give some more information.

HTH.

Nancy

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, that is My great grandfather and grandmother. It was actually Louisa Ferns. They were married in Michigan, but were soon back in Canada (I believe George immigrated from England via Canada). Then 3 years later were back in Michigan. I can't find the border crossings for them, just for their first child.

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, they lived in Reno Twp. which is just outside of Tawas. George died in 1912 and is buried in Reno Twp. Cemetary.

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, Hamilton Ferns was Louisa's brother. There was a house fire and George didn't make it out. Louisa was pregnant for my great aunt who is still living.

Re: border crossings, canada to michigan (MANNING)

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 5:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for all of the good information. We know so little about George's early years. We know he was born in London and I have sent for a long form copy of the birth certificate believed to be him. He was born in 1892 and I did find a George Manning immigrating in early 1906 (the same year he married my great grandmother). Again, I'm not sure it's him. He very well could have been an unwanted child as his marriage license lists his mother as unknown. I will search the sites you provided and I appreciate the help.
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