2nd eldest son Charles Patrick Walsh
Born Rochester Kent 22nd June 1882
Died 5th October 1936, Regina, Canada Aged 54
We know that Charles married in 1907 in the first quarter of the year (Jan/Feb/March) it is around this time that we find from his Canadian obituaries that he emigrated to Canada. In the obituary it states in was in the British Navy however the only record on the UK shows him working at the docks as a bar assistant.
Thanks to Marge Cleve in Canada for the folllowing information :
I found Charles Patrick Walsh and his family on the 1911 Census, living at 100 Fairford St. East, Moose Jaw.
He must have been running a boarding house, as they had nine lodgers living there. Charles’s wife’s name is Bessie Louisa and she was born April 1880 in England. She immigrated to Canada in 1908. They have a son Morris P. Walsh who was born January 1909 in Saskatchewan. One of the lodgers name was Morris F. Walsh (Thomas) who was single, born in August 1884 in England and immigrated in 1908. It also lists Charles as immigrating in 1907.
Charles Patrick and Maurice jnr. (Tommy) all died in Canada. The three eldest sons emigrated to Canada, the two daughters and Gerald the youngest, who was in the Royal Navy, being the only ones to stay in England. It would appear from Naval records that Gerald jumped ship in 1913 whilst anchored in Canada and joined his father and brothers. Then in 1927 Gerald returned with his wife and family, 2 boys, to the UK we believe for health reasons.
Please find below the obituaries with the option of reading a copy of the newspaper report.
Thanks to Marge also for obituaries below.
BOTH OBITUARIES FROM CANADIAN PAPERS TYPED VERBATIM.
Obituary 1 (click to see copy of the original transcript)
Obsequies for the late Charles Patrick Walsh, 55 years of age former well known resident of Moosejaw, who died in a Regina hospital Monday evening, were conducted Friday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church to Rosedale Cemetery.
The late Mr. Walsh was in the draying, feed and taxi businesses in Moosejaw before moving to Regina about 5 years ago. He is survived by one son, Maurice, residing at 2334 Albert Street, Regina. He is also survived by a brother, Gerald Walsh, Southampton, England and two sisters residing in England.
Obituary 2 (click to see copy of the original transcript)
Funeral services for the late Charles Patrick Walsh aged 55 years who died in a Regina hospital on Monday night following a long illness will be conducted Friday morning at 9:00 o’clock from the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church to Rosedale cemetery.
Born in Chatham England Mr Walsh came to Moosejaw in 1907 when he was employed at the old Canadian Pacific Railway hotel at the depot for a few years. Later he entered the draying business which he sold to Brown’s Ltd., in 1911 Mr. Walsh went into the feed business and following the war operated the Walsh Taxi until he moved to Regina about five years ago.
Mr. Walsh was predeceased by his wife two years ago and is survived by one son Maurice Walsh who resided at 2334 Albert Street with his father. Before coming to Canada Mr. Walsh was in the British Navy. He is also survived by a brother Gerald Walsh residing at Southampton England and two sisters residing in England. His brother Bill Walsh was killed overseas with the Canadian forces and another brother Tommy Walsh died in Moose Jaw in 1927. His father also died in Moose Jaw.
The remains were sent to the Bellamy Company Moose Jaw who are in charge of funeral arrangements.