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Thomas Calvert of Howden Reunion, Salmon Arm, BC 2002

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Re: John Calvert from Yorkshire

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 3:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Calvert
That may well be my great-grandfather. My grand-father (also named John) was born in Great Driffield Yorkshire in about 1865. His father was a tailor. He had a brother called James. John (Jnr) migrated to Australia where he was a Methodist minister all his life. He died in Sydney around the time of WW2 when my mother was still in her late teens (he was already 61 when she was born). Although he begged his brother and father to join him in Australia, they ended-up migrating to BC. I believe they first settled in Kamloops and moved to Salmon Arm later. In 1910 my grandfather paid his brother a visit in BC and we have letters (and possibly) postcards of the trip. I understand that when James retired he was active in a yacht club either at Salmon Arm or nearby. There were no offspring of James but an female adoptee or ward who used to sent my mother a "Beautiful BC" calendar every year until sometime in the 1970s. My grandfather typed letters to the BC family regularly and always kept a copy. The copies are still in the family with an aunt. I am not sure if it is the same person but that is what I know and it may help you.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Larry Calvert 15 May 2002 4:03AM GMT 
Kim Berg 15 Jul 2002 6:08PM GMT 
Larry Calvert 15 Jul 2002 7:54PM GMT 
j0n0rth 29 Jan 2012 10:10PM GMT 
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