Martha GORDON, from England to Almonte, Ontario, Canada in 1885
Possibly a British Home Child
April 26, 2012:
Martha Gordon, Born in 1874, came to Canada in 1885 on the SS Sarmatian.
I believe she was brought hereby Maria Rye. Martha lived in Almonte Ontario.
She married my grandfather in Saskatchewan In 1904, had 8 children and died in 1942.
... Elinor Hinds
Here is the Library and Archives Canada record for a Martha Gordon:
Given Name: Martha
Ship: SS Sarmatian
Year of Arrival: 1885
Departure Port: Liverpool
Departure Date: 1885-04-16
Arrival Port: Quebec
Arrival Date: 1885-04-27
Party: Maria Rye Homes
Destination: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Comments: Scattered entries of labourers plus Maria Rye's girls, this record is too faint to read.
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Type of Record: Passenger Lists
And here is a Martha Gordon in Almonte in the 1901 census.\
She is living as a boarder in the home of William Anderson, Scottish, and his wife who is Irish.
E-mail Elinor Hinds and Allan Lewis
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