- Jan 7, 2003To: Members who attended last evening's meeting and to all other
The sad story about Mr. Snow's father, who was a Home Child and never
knew who his parents were, was an all-too-familiar one. For some
inexplicable reason, the charities in England that sponsored the Child
Emigration Scheme consistently refused to reveal family information to
those children and their descendants.
Not all is doom and gloom, however.
The late AFHS member Ruth Duncan, who is still sorely missed, was
successful in finding the forebears of her maternal grandmother Margaret
nee Sutton. Unfortunately, Ruth's mother Jean had passed on before this
information was available.
Margaret Sutton and her twin sister Harriet Sutton were brought to
Canada by the Macpherson Home. They arrived in Galt, Ontario in July
1877 at which time they were two months short of their fifth birthday.
Later that year both girls were separated and adopted by different
Canadian families. They received much love and care from their adoptive
If you would like to read more about this happy story, look in the AFHS
Journal winter 94/95 volume 15 no 2 and read my article about the two
children and Ruth's successful search for their forebears.
For those members who do not have a copy of this Journal I am sure that
our wonderful librarian Helen can produce one for you from her archives.
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