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William Jackson 1930s
03. Jun 2008 at 03:52
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Hello everyone.

My great uncle William Jackson left his home in Glasgow, Scotland in about 1928. He was born about 1893 in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England but his strong accent would have cut him out as a Scot. I have a handful of letters from him to my grandfather, John Jackson, urging him to follow him out. Whether William entered the country legally, I do not know; he is not listed on the boats that left from Glasgow.
He writes in 1933/4 that he has his own home, his own car and enough land to grow vegetables for a year. I get the impression from the letters that he has a wife.  He certainly worked in the mines. His address is Box 227, Junction Road, Springhill.
I have, of course, googled myself to a standstill. Is anyone able to help me find out more? Does the PO Box number correspond to a house number? Mail, I assume was picked up, not delivered. His address is the only hook I have. Would love to know about his wife, any children and his date of death. He may have been religious. If he was, he was a Protesant.
Keep up the good work on te heritage front.
Warm regards,
Ian Cashmore, London, England.
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Reply #1 - 03. Jun 2008 at 11:06
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Hello
I was able to find some information in the Moss Diaries by the Springhill Heritage Group.
William Jackson
b. 1893, d. February 18, 1964
buried in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill
According to the Moss Diaries he immigrated around 1930 and worked in the mines for 20 years.

Mrs. Wm Sr (Catherine)
b. March 2, 1887, d. Feb 22, 1960

John David Jackson
b. Oct. 28, 1915, Glasgow, Scotland, son of William
d. Oct. 23, 1958 in the Springhill Bump (mines)
m. Dec. 1932 to Minnie Irene Tabor

         Minnie Irene Tabor
         daughter off Ernest and Mabel (Noiles) Tabor
         predeceased by husband John David
         d. Jan 23, 1985, age 70
         daughters: Gail
         sons: William, Grant, Gary, David

William Jackson
b. Glasgow,Scotland, son of William and Heleanor (Scaife) Jackson
d. May 10, 1983, age 69
occupation: Dominion Coal Co. 30 years
                employed 16 years as maintenance worker at the
                Vocational School in Springhill
wife: June Jackson
daughter: Judy (Donald Laurie)
              Crystal (Patrick Dunn)
four half sisters

Bill and June Jackson lived on McFarlane St, near the Boran's and Brown's.

As far as I know Gail Jackson and Judy(Donald) Laurie still live in Springhill. You may be able to contact them for more information.

www.canada411.ca/
may give you their phone # or addresses.

William's mother is listed as Heleanor Scaife but Mrs. Wm. Sr. above is listed as Catherine. You may need to investigate this further.

Other sites you may want to check:
www.findmypast.com/passengerlistPersonSearchStart.action

has a William Jackson listed b. 1893, married, Glasgow to Quebec in 1928

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/index-e.html
also has passenger lists. Most of the husbands came first and then the rest of the family followed some months later.

Val
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Reply #2 - 03. Jun 2008 at 11:16
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More information

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
you may be able to get the marriage certificates and birth certificates for William Sr., William Jr., John David and this will give you even more information. The marriage certificates will list the parents of the bride and groom as well as the occupations and maiden names of the females which can be very valuable.

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
will give you information from England and other UK countries

www.1901census.nationalarchves.gov.uk/
you can go back to about 1841 census on this site, start with 1901 or 1891 and work backwards.

www.ancestry.co.uk
you will be able to find more info, possibly an existing family tree

One of my favorite sites to search is

www.familysearch.org/

Lots of information on this site.

Another good site for message boards is
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php

Good luck in our search
Val
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Reply #3 - 03. Jun 2008 at 12:24
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Dear Val,

you are clearly an early riser. The first William Jackson you mention, is I would say, without doubt my great uncle. I was saddened to read that his son, John David, (possibly his only child) was killed in the 1958 disaster. I understand that few of the bodies were recovered. You have also uncovered two generations of wives and their children. I would, of course, like very much to get in touch with any one of Gail, William, Grant, Gary or David. Val, Can you say if any are still resident in Springhill? May I also ask if the PO Box number 227 equates to a house and if so, does it still exist?
I can't thank you enough for taking the trouble.
The very best regards from England,
Ian
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Reply #4 - 03. Jun 2008 at 13:00
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Val,

I have contacted Gail. I guess I can take it from here.

Many thanks.
Ian
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Reply #5 - 03. Jun 2008 at 13:16
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That is great. If I can be of any further help, please contact me.

I lived on the same street as Bill and June Jackson when I was growing up and still living in Springhill.
The address for their daughter Judy Laurie (Jackson) is
16 Morris St.
Springhill, NS Canada
B0M 1X0

Just for your info in case it helps. All of the miners were recovered from the mines including my grandfather's. Protestant graves are in Hillside cemetery and Catholic are in North St. cemetery.

I believe that William and John David were brothers but Gail can probably confirm this. They may have had different mothers. Scotland's people have very good records so consider that site.

As far as I know June and Bill were Baptist.

Cheers and good luck
Val (Hannah) Campbell
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Reply #6 - 11. Jun 2008 at 23:33
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Ian if you read this please e-mail me......thanks Gary Jackson
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Ian Cashmore wrote on 03. Jun 2008 at 03:52:
Hello everyone.

My great uncle William Jackson left his home in Glasgow, Scotland in about 1928. He was born about 1893 in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England but his strong accent would have cut him out as a Scot. I have a handful of letters from him to my grandfather, John Jackson, urging him to follow him out. Whether William entered the country legally, I do not know; he is not listed on the boats that left from Glasgow.
He writes in 1933/4 that he has his own home, his own car and enough land to grow vegetables for a year. I get the impression from the letters that he has a wife.  He certainly worked in the mines. His address is Box 227, Junction Road, Springhill.
I have, of course, googled myself to a standstill. Is anyone able to help me find out more? Does the PO Box number correspond to a house number? Mail, I assume was picked up, not delivered. His address is the only hook I have. Would love to know about his wife, any children and his date of death. He may have been religious. If he was, he was a Protesant.
Keep up the good work on te heritage front.
Warm regards,
Ian Cashmore, London, England.


Hi Ian,

You have no idea how happy I am I stumbled onto this message...or, maybe you do...I, too, have spent a lot of time trying to figure out William Jackson & have googled myself to a standstill several times... but, today it paid off...I found your message.

William Jackson is my great grandfather or possibly stepgrandfather; his wife Catherine is my great grandmother.  I am 100% positive your William Jackson and mine are the same.  I have been researching this part of my tree for a couple of years now.  There are some twists and turns.

Please, get in touch.

Kindest regards,
Jessica Bailey
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Reply #8 - 20. Mar 2015 at 16:33
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Jessica Bailey wrote on 20. Mar 2015 at 16:27:
Ian Cashmore wrote on 03. Jun 2008 at 03:52:
Hello everyone.

My great uncle William Jackson left his home in Glasgow, Scotland in about 1928. He was born about 1893 in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England but his strong accent would have cut him out as a Scot. I have a handful of letters from him to my grandfather, John Jackson, urging him to follow him out. Whether William entered the country legally, I do not know; he is not listed on the boats that left from Glasgow.
He writes in 1933/4 that he has his own home, his own car and enough land to grow vegetables for a year. I get the impression from the letters that he has a wife.  He certainly worked in the mines. His address is Box 227, Junction Road, Springhill.
I have, of course, googled myself to a standstill. Is anyone able to help me find out more? Does the PO Box number correspond to a house number? Mail, I assume was picked up, not delivered. His address is the only hook I have. Would love to know about his wife, any children and his date of death. He may have been religious. If he was, he was a Protesant.
Keep up the good work on te heritage front.
Warm regards,
Ian Cashmore, London, England.


Hi Ian,

You have no idea how happy I am I stumbled onto this message...or, maybe you do...I, too, have spent a lot of time trying to figure out William Jackson & have googled myself to a standstill several times... but, today it paid off...I found your message.

William Jackson is my great grandfather or possibly stepgrandfather; his wife Catherine is my great grandmother.  I am 100% positive your William Jackson and mine are the same.  I have been researching this part of my tree for a couple of years now.  There are some twists and turns.

Please, get in touch.

Kindest regards,
Jessica Bailey


Ian,

my email:  jessinmuskoka247@gmail.com

Jess

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