British Home Children – The Clark Boys From Quarrier’s to Eastern Ontario
Presented by Gloria Tubman
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ottawa Public Library – Stittsville Branch – 1:30 pm
Join researcher and genealogist Gloria Tubman for her presentation on British Home Children and the techniques and resources used to unravel the life of Scottish home children, including brothers Archibald and George Clark.
On April 14, 1908, 14-year old George Clark and his 11-year-old brother Archibald, both from Orphan Homes of Scotland, founded by William Quarrier, located in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, arrived in Canada. They then travelled to Brockville (Fairknowne House – also owned by Quarrier) on April 16, 1908 but were shortly separated by being placed in different farms to work in Ontario. A few years later, both would go to fight in WWI. One brother came back to Canada . . . one did not.
Gloria Tubman, a descendant of a British Home Child, has spent the past 20 years researching family histories and British Home Children. An interest in genealogy and local history led to authoring “Genealogy Gleanings” in The Equity, Shawville’s weekly newspaper. She volunteers at the Ottawa Family History Centre and is a member of BIFHSGO, the Ontario Genealogy Society, the Irish Research Group, and the Ontario East British Home Child Family. She was the co-chair of the 2013 and 2014 BIFHSGO conferences.
We are pleased to have Gloria Tubman on this date as September 28th is commemorated provincially as British Home Child Day in Ontario. Come and hear this interesting topic at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Saturday September 28, 2019 starting at 1:30 PM. As usual this presentation is free to the public. Join us for an enlightening afternoon. Parking and refreshments are free.