Unknown (?)1

Last EditedMar 25, 2005

Family

Edmund Patrick Corrigan b. 10 Sep 1921, d. 22 Mar 2005
Marriage Principal=Edmund Patrick Corrigan1 
Married Name Corrigan1 
Marriage Principal=Edmund Patrick Corrigan1 

Citations

  1. [S435] E-mail Message. From Mary Handley (e-mail address) to Patricia Balkcom, 24 March 2005.

William (?)1

(1915 - 1916)
Last EditedFeb 9, 2016
Parent(?) Byrne1
Birth1915 1 
Burial1916 St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; With John J. and Annie O'Rourke is William:

...their grandson
William
1915 - 19161 
Death1916 Witness=John J. Byrne, Witness=Annie Dillon1 

Citations

  1. [S343] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. Peter's Cemetery, London, Ont., Row 23, Section AA, Plot 15.

Margaret Edna Aldred1

(7 October 1926 - 5 November 1979)
Last EditedFeb 9, 2018

Family

Allen William MacDonell b. 21 Jan 1915, d. 26 Sep 1976
Marriage16 February 1945 Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada; Principal=Allen William MacDonell1 
Birth7 October 1926 Nova Scotia, Canada1 
Married Name16 February 1945 MacDonell1 
Marriage16 February 1945 Kentville, King's County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Principal=Allen William MacDonell1 
(Witness) Death26 September 1976 Greenwood, King's County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Principal=Allen William MacDonell2 
Death5 November 1979 Nova Scotia, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ancestry Tree of "pegemac" at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/34585965/family. I share DNA with her and Allen William MacDonell is her grandfather.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ancestry Tree of "pegemac" at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/34585965/family. I share DNA with her and Allen William MacDonell is her father.

(?) Aldrich1

Last EditedMay 30, 2019

Family

Margaret Claire Syron b. 1927, d. 16 Oct 2007
Marriage Principal=Margaret Claire Syron1 
Marriage Principal=Margaret Claire Syron1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Social Security Claim for Margaret Claire Syron (Aldrich, Corcoran, McGinnis) born 12 Sept. 1927, Boston, Mass. to Joseph M. Syron and Catherine E. Slowe. Died 16 Oct. 2007.

John Alpaugh

( - 9 October 1993)
Last EditedNov 29, 2019
Death9 October 1993 at home - Clarendon Drive, Ancaster, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; Johnny died of liver cancer after a short illness. 

Sophia Appleton1

Last EditedJul 15, 2000

Family

Joseph Comiskey
Marriage Principal=Joseph Comiskey1 
Child
Married Name Comiskey1 
Marriage Principal=Joseph Comiskey1 

Citations

  1. [S394] Sacred Heart, Ingersoll (published), Marriage record of daughter, Jenny.

Paul Surge Archambault1

Last EditedNov 12, 2016

Family

Yvonne Marie Emery
Marriage Principal=Yvonne Marie Emery 
Child
  • Mary Jeanne Grace Archambault1
Marriage Principal=Yvonne Marie Emery 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics. Marriage record for Earl Joseph Barry and Mary Jeanne Grace Archambault, 26 June 1948; County File #736704, State File #413245; Film #356 (82 Wayne 410260-413559.

Grace Archer1

Last EditedMar 7, 2017

Family

Amos Jury
Marriage Principal=Amos Jury 
Child
  • Louis E. Jury1
Marriage Principal=Amos Jury 
Married Name Jury 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics. Description : Macomb (1933 - 1937). Listing for Marriage of Frances Harvey and Louis Jury, 19 June 1937.

Arthur Armstrong1

(17 June 1873 - circa 1950)
Last EditedJan 10, 2009
FatherJohn B. Armstrong2
MotherHannah Maria Yenney

Family

Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons b. 21 Oct 1877, d. 2 Feb 1943
Marriagebefore 17 April 1901 Principal=Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons1,3 
Birth17 June 1873 Hamilton, Wentworth county, Ontario, Canada2 
Marriagebefore 17 April 1901 Principal=Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons1,3 
(Witness) Census17 April 1901 Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; "Ellizabeth Quiglay", HH #127, white, female, widowed, born 16 October 1842, aged 58, born Ontario, Irish descent, R. Catholic, Canadian, worked as a nurse, and could read and write. Living with her:
John Gibbons, son, single, born 22 March 1875, born Ont., Catholic, can read and write, appears to say he worked as a music teacher.
Arthur Armstrong, son-in-law, aged 27, married, born 15 June 1873 in Ont., working as a grocery clerk, Catholic.
Elizabeth, daughter, married, born 21 October 1877, in Ontario, aged 23, Catholic, can read and write.; Principal=Elizabeth O'Callaghan3 
Census6 June 1911 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; "Arthur Armstrong" HH # 22, at 211 Emerald St., born June 1873, in Ontario, married, aged 37, of English descent, Methodist, store clerk, worked 52 weeks in 1910, 70 hours per week, earned $670 in 1910, $1000 of life insurance. Living with him:
Elizabeth, wife, born Oct. 1877, born Ontario, aged 33, Canadian, Catholic, not working.
John Gibbons, brother-in-law, born March 1876, aged 35, Factory stocker, worked 52 weeks, 55 hours a week and earned $480 in 1910, $250 life insurance.
Elizabeth Quigley, mother-in-law, born Oct. 1842, in Quebec, aged 68, Irish descent, Canadian, Catholic , not working.; Witness=Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons, Witness=John Patrick Gibbons, Witness=Elizabeth O'Callaghan4 
Occupation King Street, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; Uncle Arthur and Aunt Lizzie owned a grocery store on King street. Dad (Patrick T. Monogue) worked for him in the store shortly after he was married.; Principal=Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons1 
Deathcirca 1950 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Uncle Arthur died of a stroke in the late 1940's - early 1950s. 
Burialcirca 1950 According to his nephew, Pat Monogue, Uncle Arthur was not a Catholic, so he was not buried with Aunt Lizzie. Instead he was buried in the Protesant cemetery at the end of York Street. When he died, he left Aunt Mary (Monogue Liss) as executor of his estate. Somehow though his sister Ada manipulated the situation and ended up with "everything". 

Citations

  1. [S153] Bridget Elizabeth Gibbons, Burial Record and Gravestone, Holy Sepluchre Catholic Cemetery, Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington, Halton County, Ontario, Canada.
  2. [S391] Ontario Vital Statistics: Birth Registration. Wentworth County, 1873, No. 025050., Archives of Ontario.
  3. [S387] 1901 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Hamilton City, District 69, Sub-district 9, Ward 7, p. 13.
  4. [S387] 1901 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Ontario, East Hamilton, District 77, Sub-district 1, Ward 7, p. 2.

John B. Armstrong1

Last EditedDec 4, 2001

Family

Hannah Maria Yenney
Marriage Principal=Hannah Maria Yenney1 
Child
Marriage Principal=Hannah Maria Yenney1 

Citations

  1. [S391] Ontario Vital Statistics: Birth Registration. Wentworth County, 1873, No. 025050., Archives of Ontario.

Alfred Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(circa 1872 - )
Last EditedJun 24, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Aslett1 b. c 1829
MotherSarah Winter1 b. c 1833, d. 1882
Birthcirca 1872 Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 

Citations

  1. [S375] 1881 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, p. 15.

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Aslett1,2

(circa 1821 - )
Last EditedMar 5, 2016
FatherJohn Aslett3 b. s 1785
MotherAnn (?)3 b. s 1790

Family

James Winter b. s 1810
Marriage18 July 1836 Portsea, South East England, England; Principal=James Winter1,2 
Child
Birthcirca 1821 Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Date based on baptismal date.3 
Baptism23 December 1821 Durley, South East England, England; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Aslett, daugher of John and Ann, baptized on this date, residing in Durley.3 
Married Name18 July 1836 Winter1,2 
Marriage18 July 1836 St. Mary's Church, Portsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Principal=James Winter1,2 

Citations

  1. [S435] E-mail Message. From Durley History Society (Durley, Hampshire, England) - their transcriptions of Holy Cross Church records of Durley.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, published 2014. Listing for marriage of James Winter & Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Aslett, July 18, 1836.
  3. [S1009] Durley, online www.durley.hampshire.org.uk, Parish Records, Baptisms for Durley, Hampshire, England 1800 - 1824 by Sharon Abbot, 2003. Listing for Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Aslett, 23 December 1821. Site accessed March, 2016.

George Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(circa 1868 - )
Last EditedJun 24, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Aslett1 b. c 1829
MotherSarah Winter1 b. c 1833, d. 1882
Birthcirca 1868 Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 

Citations

  1. [S512] 1871 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, p. 13.

Grace Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(circa 1883 - )
Last EditedNov 15, 2016
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherWilliam Henry Aslett1 b. c 1857, d. 27 Apr 1926
MotherEliza Foot1 b. c 1849
Birthcirca 1883 Southsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 
(Witness) Census1891 Portsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England; "William H. Aslett" of 74 St. Vincent Street (between the Dorset Ale House and the Shoemaker's shop). He is the head of the family, married, 36, coal proprieter, born in Durley.
Eliza, wife, 42, born Portsea.
William H., son, 5, born Southsea.
Grace, dau., 8, born Portsea.
Andrew J., boarder, single, 29, skilled labourer, born Durley. (possibly this is William's brother, since he is listed with the same last name.); Principal=William Henry Aslett1 
(Witness) Census1911 74 St. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Census Transcription:
Family #23, of 74 S. Vincent Street - William H. Aslett, head, married, 46, cab proprietor and stable, own account, born Durley, Hants.
Eliza, wife, 32, born Portsmouth.
Grace, Daughter, single, 18, dressmaker, worker, born Portsmouth.
William H., son, single, 15, born Portsmouth.; Principal=William Henry Aslett2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Class: RG12; Piece: 870; Folio: 127; Page: 4; GSU roll: 6095980. Enumeration District 33. Listing for William H. Aslett and family. Ancestry Image #5 of 39.
  2. [S516] 1901 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Class: RG13; Piece: 1004; Folio: 115; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 24. Listing for the family of William H. Aslett of 74 S. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

James Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(circa 1862 - )
Last EditedJun 24, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Aslett1 b. c 1829
MotherSarah Winter1 b. c 1833, d. 1882
Birthcirca 1862 Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 

Citations

  1. [S512] 1871 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, p. 13.

John Aslett1

(circa 1829 - )
Last EditedMar 5, 2016
FatherWilliam Aslett2

Family

Sarah Winter b. c 1833, d. 1882
Marriage4 February 1856 Durley, South East England, England; Both were from Durley.; Principal=Sarah Winter1 
Children
Birthcirca 1829 Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England3 
Marriage4 February 1856 Holy Cross Anglican Church, Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Both were from Durley.; Principal=Sarah Winter1 

Citations

  1. [S431] Web site: Marriage records online of Durley Village History Society website at http://www.durleyvillage.com/
  2. [S435] E-mail Message. From Durley History Society (Durley, Hampshire, England) - their transcriptions of Holy Cross Church records of Durley.
  3. [S512] 1871 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, p. 13.
  4. [S431] Web site: Baptismal records online of Durley Village History Society website at http://www.durleyvillage.com/
  5. [S375] 1881 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, p. 15.

John Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(1859 - )
Last EditedMay 16, 2006
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Aslett1 b. c 1829
MotherSarah Winter1 b. c 1833, d. 1882
Birth1859 Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 
Baptism9 September 1859 Holy Cross Anglican Church, Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 

Citations

  1. [S431] Web site: Baptismal records online of Durley Village History Society website at http://www.durleyvillage.com/

John Aslett1

(say 1785 - )
Last EditedMar 5, 2016

Family

Ann (?) b. s 1790
Marriagesay 1808 Principal=Ann (?)1 
Child
Birthsay 1785 1 
Marriagesay 1808 Principal=Ann (?)1 

Citations

  1. [S1009] Durley, online www.durley.hampshire.org.uk, Parish Records, Baptisms for Durley, Hampshire, England 1800 - 1824 by Sharon Abbot, 2003. Listing for Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Aslett, 23 December 1821. Site accessed March, 2016.

William Aslett1

Last EditedMar 5, 2016

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S435] E-mail Message. From Durley History Society (Durley, Hampshire, England) - their transcriptions of Holy Cross Church records of Durley.

William Henry Aslett1

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(circa 1857 - 27 April 1926)
Last EditedSep 20, 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJohn Aslett1 b. c 1829
MotherSarah Winter1 b. c 1833, d. 1882

Family

Eliza Foot b. c 1849
Marriage1880 South East England, England; Principal=Eliza Foot2,3 
Children
Birthcirca 1857 Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 
Baptism8 March 1857 Holy Cross Anglican Church, Durley, Hampshire County, South East England, England1 
Marriage1880 Hampshire County, South East England, England; Principal=Eliza Foot2,3 
Census1891 Portsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England; "William H. Aslett" of 74 St. Vincent Street (between the Dorset Ale House and the Shoemaker's shop). He is the head of the family, married, 36, coal proprieter, born in Durley.
Eliza, wife, 42, born Portsea.
William H., son, 5, born Southsea.
Grace, dau., 8, born Portsea.
Andrew J., boarder, single, 29, skilled labourer, born Durley. (possibly this is William's brother, since he is listed with the same last name.); Witness=Eliza Foot, Witness=Grace Aslett, Witness=William Henry Aslett4 
Census1911 74 St. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Census Transcription:
Family #23, of 74 S. Vincent Street - William H. Aslett, head, married, 46, cab proprietor and stable, own account, born Durley, Hants.
Eliza, wife, 32, born Portsmouth.
Grace, Daughter, single, 18, dressmaker, worker, born Portsmouth.
William H., son, single, 15, born Portsmouth.; Witness=Eliza Foot, Witness=Grace Aslett, Witness=William Henry Aslett5 
Death27 April 1926 74 St. Vincent Street, Southsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England6 

Citations

  1. [S431] Web site: Baptismal records online of Durley Village History Society website at http://www.durleyvillage.com/
  2. [S375] 1881 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Hampshire Co., Portsea, Landport, District 29, p. 15.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Marriage Registration for William Henry Aslett and Eliza Foot, registered in Portsea Island District, Hampshire County, England in the 4th Quarter of 1880, Volume 2b, page 840.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Class: RG12; Piece: 870; Folio: 127; Page: 4; GSU roll: 6095980. Enumeration District 33. Listing for William H. Aslett and family. Ancestry Image #5 of 39.
  5. [S516] 1901 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Class: RG13; Piece: 1004; Folio: 115; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 24. Listing for the family of William H. Aslett of 74 S. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
  6. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Probate Index for William Henry Aslett of 74 St. Vincent, Southsea, Portsmouth, died 27 April 1926 in Hampshire, England. Probated in Chester 28 July to William Henry Aslett admiralty overseer. Efects 215 pounds 3s 4d.

William Henry Aslett1,2

ChartsDescendants of James Winter
(1885 - 3 June 1939)
Last EditedSep 20, 2018
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherWilliam Henry Aslett1 b. c 1857, d. 27 Apr 1926
MotherEliza Foot1 b. c 1849

Family

Mabel Fanny Emily Hoskins b. 1885
Marriage1910 Portsmouth, South East England, England; Principal=Mabel Fanny Emily Hoskins4 
Census 13 Woodmancote Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Census Transcription:
William Aslett, head, 25, married under one year, electrical fitter at H.M. Dockyard, worker, born Hampshire, Portsmouth.
Mabel, wife, 25, married under one year, no children, born in Portmouth.
Cecil Collingwood, boarder, 16, electrical apprentice at the same dockyard, born Portsmouth. They are living in a 5 room house at 13 Woodmancote Road, Portsmouth.3 
Birth1885 Southsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England1,2 
(Witness) Census1891 Portsea, Hampshire County, South East England, England; "William H. Aslett" of 74 St. Vincent Street (between the Dorset Ale House and the Shoemaker's shop). He is the head of the family, married, 36, coal proprieter, born in Durley.
Eliza, wife, 42, born Portsea.
William H., son, 5, born Southsea.
Grace, dau., 8, born Portsea.
Andrew J., boarder, single, 29, skilled labourer, born Durley. (possibly this is William's brother, since he is listed with the same last name.); Principal=William Henry Aslett1 
Marriage1910 Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Principal=Mabel Fanny Emily Hoskins4 
(Witness) Census1911 74 St. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire County, South East England, England; Census Transcription:
Family #23, of 74 S. Vincent Street - William H. Aslett, head, married, 46, cab proprietor and stable, own account, born Durley, Hants.
Eliza, wife, 32, born Portsmouth.
Grace, Daughter, single, 18, dressmaker, worker, born Portsmouth.
William H., son, single, 15, born Portsmouth.; Principal=William Henry Aslett5 
Death3 June 1939 H.M.S. Thetis; Newspaper Account from the Daily Post on April 17, 2013 titled "Moments that shocked North Wales: The sinking of HMS Thetis in 1939"

IN 1939 the Royal Navy suffered its worst ever submarine disaster just 12 miles off the Great Orme in Llandudno. During the maiden voyage of Thetis, 99 men tragically lost their lives – not through battle, but through an unfortunate accident.

The ill-fated vessel, built in Birkenhead, sank during sea trials on June 1 carrying 103 men – twice the number she was designed to.

Only 69 of Thetis’s crew were sailors, the rest were mainly engineers from Cammell Laird, observers and two catering staff to prepare a celebratory buffet on board.

Although all of Laird’s workers were offered the opportunity to disembark prior to the dive, they all chose to stay aboard – thus sealing their fate.

Disaster struck when Lieutenant Frederick Woods, the torpedo officer, opened the test cocks on the tubes to add weight to the submarine as it was having difficulty diving.

Unfortunately, the test cock on tube number five was blocked by some enamel paint so no water flowed out even though the bow cap was open. This confusion led to the inner door of the tube being opened, without the knowledge that the outer torpedo doors were already open and the tubes full of seawater. The inrush of water caused the bow of the submarine to sink to the seabed 150ft below the surface.

It took over three and a half hours for the telegram raising the alarm to arrive at the Navy’s submarine headquarters in Portsmouth.

Operation Subsmash was put into action by Captain I McIntyre – but his efforts were beset by bad luck, bad timing and bad judgement.

The best rescue ship was hundreds of miles away, an aircraft reported inaccurate locations for Thetis, and cutting equipment was ordered late.

Meanwhile, on board, levels of carbon dioxide became dangerously high.

During the night, 60 tonnes of drinking water and fuel oil were dumped allowing Thetis to rise stern first.

Submerged for 13 hours, oxygen on board was quickly running out. The crew became very sleepy and couldn’t think straight.

Lt Woods, Stoker Walter Arnold and two other men managed to escape through a hatch – four men died attempting to escape using the same route.

A wire hawser was strung around the stricken submarine and held in place by a salvage ship. They planned to keep the stern up during the rising tide.

However, the strain on the wire was too great and the hawser snapped, leaving Thetis to sink to the bottom of the sea.

Dr G Ramsay Stark, from Holyhead, flew in a seaplane to the site of the disaster and there met with the only four men to make it out of the Thetis alive, all suffering “asphyxia and severe shock”.

The bodies of the 99 men who suffocated remained inside Thetis for a further four months until the submarine was salvaged from the bottom of Liverpool Bay.

Thetis was first beached at Traeth Bychan in Anglesey and then towed to Holyhead. Large crowds watched as the grim business of removing the corpses was carried out.

Many were buried in Holyhead with full naval honours – coffins draped with the Union Jack proceeded through the town, a firing party fired three volleys over the graves and a bugler played the Last Post and the Reveille.

A prominent figure in the cortege was survivor Leading Stoker Arnold, who reportedly “seemed in his mind to be re-enacting those grim scenes in the Thetis, when over a hundred men struggled for their existence, and when 99 of them carried themselves with calm when faced with death in its most horrible form”.

Forty-four of those lost were interred in a mass grave in the town, where a memorial was dedicated on November 7 1947.

The sinister mode of death horrified many, ahead of the approach of World War II.

The Thetis was eventually taken back to Birkenhead, and after an extensive rebuild was recommissioned as HMS Thunderbolt.

After the accident, the inquiry failed to find how, when or by who the number five bow cap was opened. But as a result a clip was fitted to all rear torpedo tube doors to prevent a similar disaster – it is still called the Thetis Clip to this day.6 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Class: RG12; Piece: 870; Folio: 127; Page: 4; GSU roll: 6095980. Enumeration District 33. Listing for William H. Aslett and family. Ancestry Image #5 of 39.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Birth Registration for William Henry Winter, Portsea Island Registration Index, 4th Quarter for 1885, Volume 2b, page 511.
  3. [S1167] 1911 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Enumeration District 18. Listing for William and Mabel Aslett.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Marriage Registration for William Henry Aslett and Mabel F. E. Hoskins, registered in Portsmouth District, Hampshire County, England in the 4th Quarter of 1910, Volume 2b, page 1070.
  5. [S516] 1901 UK Census, online www.ancestry.com, Class: RG13; Piece: 1004; Folio: 115; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 24. Listing for the family of William H. Aslett of 74 S. Vincent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
  6. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Probate Index for William Henry Aslett of 91 Prenton Road East, Birkenhead, died 03 June 1939 at sea on board H.M.S. Thetis. Probated in 07 October to Mabel Fanny Emily Aslett widow. Efects 1488 pounds 10s 7d.

Joseph Audoux1

Last EditedNov 11, 2016

Family

Veronica Quirk
Marriage Principal=Veronica Quirk1 
Child
  • Germaine Veronique Lucie Audoux1
Marriage Principal=Veronica Quirk1 

Citations

  1. [S1010] Nova Scotia VS, online www.novascotiagenealogy.com, Marriage Registration, Year: 1915, Book: 22; Page: 638. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx). Marriage of Matthew Marshall to Germen Odou on 16 September 1915, North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Accessed 11 November 2016.

Euel E. Balkcom

(14 May 1903 - 1 October 1981)
Last EditedSep 27, 2019

Family

Zela Naomi Franks b. 23 May 1908, d. 18 Jan 1995
Marriage24 December 1926 Texola, Oklahoma, United States; Principal=Zela Naomi Franks 
Children
Birth14 May 1903 Van Zandt County, Texas, United States1 
Marriage24 December 1926 Texola, Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States; Principal=Zela Naomi Franks 
Address20 August 1945 Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States; Principal=Zela Naomi Franks1 
Death1 October 1981 Sayre Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States 

Citations

  1. [S1187] Gerald Wayne Balkcom, Birth Certificate 097806-45 (August 20, 1945 issued at St. Mary's Hospital, Shamrock, Texas, USA).

Kenneth P. Balkcom

Last EditedSep 27, 2019
FatherEuel E. Balkcom b. 14 May 1903, d. 1 Oct 1981
MotherZela Naomi Franks b. 23 May 1908, d. 18 Jan 1995
Birth  

Robert Loren Balkcom

(December 1927 - )
Last EditedSep 27, 2019
FatherEuel E. Balkcom b. 14 May 1903, d. 1 Oct 1981
MotherZela Naomi Franks b. 23 May 1908, d. 18 Jan 1995
BirthDecember 1927  

Catherine Banks1,2

(September 1806 - 27 March 1882)
Last EditedMay 9, 2020
FatherJames Banks3
MotherCatherine McCormick3

Family

Patrick Gibbons b. 16 Mar 1806, d. 26 Dec 1876
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Patrick Gibbons1,6,5 
Children
BirthSeptember 1806 Leitrim, County Sligo, Connacht Province, Ireland; This is the date listed on her gravestone and in her obituary. Catherine was the only daughter of Catherine and James Banks. She left Ireland by herself and her parents both lived to the age of 99 in Ireland.4,3,5 
Married Name1844 Gibbons1 
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Patrick Gibbons1,6,5 
(Resident) Census11 January 1852 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbins" (sic), a yeoman, born in Ireland, Catholic and who will be 48 years old on his next birthday. His family is living in a one story, log shanty. Neighbors are Sweeny & Daly. Listed with him:
Catherine, born Ireland, Catholic, 48 next birthday, female.
Children are listed as born in Canada, and Catholic, ages given are for next birthday.
John, 14.
James, 8.
Luke, 6.
Catherine, 4.
Ann, 2.; Principal=Patrick Gibbons7 
(Resident) Census14 January 1861 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons", farmer, born Ireland, 58 year old male, (appears to say "R" under religion for Roman Catholic), married. Top of Census Sheet states: No. 1 - Bounded on North line between King & West Gwillimbury (two words unreadable), South by Lot 17, East by the centre line of 2nd Cons., West by center line of the 4th Cons. Neighbors are Creaser, Green, Chappel and Sweeney families. Living with him:
Catherine, born Ireland, female, age 56, married, also "R" under Religion column.
John, labourer, born Ireland, 22, male, absent from family.
James, born Upper Canada, 16, male, attended school.
Luke, born UC, 14, male, attended school.
Catherine, born UC, 12, female, attended school.
Ann, born UC, 10, female, attended school.; Principal=Patrick Gibbons8 
(Resident) Census2 April 1871 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons, HH #82, male, 63 years old, born in Ireland, Catholic, Irish, farmer, married, unable to read or write. He is living on Concession 3, lot 31, 100 acres (90 improved), owned; 5 horses, 1 colt/filly, 5 cows, 5 other horned cattle, 14 sheep, 4 pigs, mixed wheat and other crops. His neighbors are Thomas Thorn & John Lloyd. Living with him:
Catherine, female, age 58, born Ireland, Catholic, Irish, married, cannot read or write.
Luke Gibbons, male, 24, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, farmer, can read & write.
Catherine, female 21, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.
Annie M., female, 18, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.; Principal=Patrick Gibbons9 
(Witness) Death26 December 1876 York County, Ontario, Canada; Death Registration states:
Patrick Gibbons, died 26 December 1876, male, aged 70, farmer, born Ireland, Roman Catholic, cause of death - natural causes, no physician present. Information given by Luke Gibbons of King Township, registered 19th January 1877.; Principal=Patrick Gibbons10 
(Resident) Census4 April 1881 King Township, Ontario, Canada; "Luke Gibbons", Head of Family #106, male, 30, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, farmer. Living next to him is his brother, James.
In Luke's household:
Catherine, 70, born Ireland, Catholic, Irish, widow.
Catherine, 29, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish.; Principal=Luke Gibbons11 
Death27 March 1882 family home, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada3,12,5 
Obituary31 March 1882 Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; "Gibbons - In King, on the 27th of March, Catharine, relict of the late Patrick Gibbons, aged 75 years and 6 months. She was a native of Leitrim, Ireland, and came to this country in 1821: married in 1844 and now leaves four children, two boys and two girls, to mourn her."5 
Burial1882 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Catherine is buried with her husband, Patrick, in Plot C5.9b.13 

Citations

  1. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published), Marriage record of son Joseph.
  3. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."
  4. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, King township, (possibly page 167).
  5. [S1389] The Newmarket Era, March 31, 1882.
  6. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published).
  7. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns for 1851; Census Place: King, York County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11760; Page: 167; Line: 2 Ancestry Image #168-9.
  8. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King Township, York Enumeration District #8, Canada West (Ontario); Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1088. Ancestry Image #1320.
  9. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King, York North, Ontario; Roll: C-9965; Page: 23-4; Family No: 82.
  10. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, Reel 17, Year 1877. (Entry for Death of Patrick Gibbons, 26 December 1876).
  11. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Year: 1881; Census Place: King, York North, Ontario; Roll: C_13249; Page: 22; Family No: 106. Listing for the household of Luke Gibbons.
  12. [S455] Biographical Record, p. 361.
  13. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysostom Cemetery, page 35.

James Banks1

Last EditedJun 17, 2002

Family

Catherine McCormick
Marriagecirca 1805 Ireland; Principal=Catherine McCormick1 
Child
Marriagecirca 1805 Ireland; Principal=Catherine McCormick1 

Citations

  1. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."

Harry James Barkwell1

(16 October 1895 - 13 September 1974)
Last EditedJan 11, 2017

Family

Mary Angeline Dwyer b. 30 Nov 1898, d. Mar 1968
Marriage23 July 1917 Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; The Marriage Registration states:
Harry James Barkwell married Mary Angeline in the presence of H. Fallon (first name unreadable) and Madeline Fallon, both witnesses from Port Hope, Durham County, Ontario on the 23rd of July 1917 by J. O'Sullivan, Port Hope, Catholic clergyman. Harry was 22 years old, born in London, Ont. living in Port Hope, bachelor, machinest, Catholic his father's name is Harry (hard to read) and his mother's maiden name is Loydon (hard to read). Mary Angelina was 18, also born and living in London, Ont., spinster, Catholic, father's name was William and mother's maiden name was E. Callaghan.; Principal=Mary Angeline Dwyer1 
Name Variation Henry James Barkwell2 
Birth16 October 1895 London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; Although SS records indicate he was born in 1896, other records indicate 1895.1,3 
Marriage23 July 1917 Port Hope, Durham County, Ontario, Canada; The Marriage Registration states:
Harry James Barkwell married Mary Angeline in the presence of H. Fallon (first name unreadable) and Madeline Fallon, both witnesses from Port Hope, Durham County, Ontario on the 23rd of July 1917 by J. O'Sullivan, Port Hope, Catholic clergyman. Harry was 22 years old, born in London, Ont. living in Port Hope, bachelor, machinest, Catholic his father's name is Harry (hard to read) and his mother's maiden name is Loydon (hard to read). Mary Angelina was 18, also born and living in London, Ont., spinster, Catholic, father's name was William and mother's maiden name was E. Callaghan.; Principal=Mary Angeline Dwyer1 
Residence1935 3239 Gladstone Ave., Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States; Principal=Mary Angeline Dwyer2 
(Witness) DeathMarch 1968 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States; Principal=Mary Angeline Dwyer4 
Death13 September 1974 Michigan, United States3 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. Listing for Marriage of Mary Angelique Dwyer and Harry James Barkwell, Durham County, Ontario, 23 July 1917. Ancestry Image #30 of 292.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1935, p. 326. Listing for Henry J. Barkwell (Angeline) forman, house, 3239 Gladstone Av.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Listing for Harry J. Barkwell, born 16 October 1896, died 13 Sept. 1974, last Residence Detroit, MI.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Listing for Angeline Barkwell, born 30 Nov. 1898, died March 1968, last Residence Detroit, MI.

Grace Elizabeth Barrett1

Last EditedJan 29, 2017

Family

William Lee Young
Marriage Principal=William Lee Young1 
Child
Marriage Principal=William Lee Young1 
Married Name Young1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 879 Marriage of Walter Earl Young and Elizabeth Margaret Monogue, 21 January 1928, Hamilton, Ontario,. Canada. Ancestry Image #2670 of 3014.

Sara Barrett1

(say 1810 - )
Last EditedFeb 18, 2018

Family

James O'Callaghan b. s 1810
Marriage28 December 1838 Crossmolina Civil Parish, Connacht Province, Ireland; "28 Dec 1838 - James Callaghan & Sara Barrett, Residence Crossmolina, witnesses: James Leaders, Mary Mash".; Principal=James O'Callaghan1 
Birthsay 1810 Ireland1 
Married Name28 December 1838 O'Callaghan1 
Marriage28 December 1838 Crossmolina Civil Parish, County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; "28 Dec 1838 - James Callaghan & Sara Barrett, Residence Crossmolina, witnesses: James Leaders, Mary Mash".; Principal=James O'Callaghan1 

Citations

  1. [S961] NLI, online http://registers.nli.ie, "Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI". Register for Crossmolina, Diocese of Killala, County Mayo, Microfilm #04230 / 01. Marriages for December 1838 lists James O'Callaghan marrying Sara Barrett on 28 Dec 1838, both from Crossmolina.