British Home Child Information Sheet
BHC Registry ID #: 23521Name & Birth
Surname: CAVANAGHGiven Names: Alexander
Born:23 November 1884Gender:Male
Born at:Scotland
Surname Adopted: A.K.A. Surnames:CAVENAGH
Given Names Adopted: A.K.A. Given Names:
Died: 27 December 1930 Age at death: 46
Died at: Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
Cause: Hemorrhage, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Death Due to Service War Related Death: Yes  
Cemetery: Prospect Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery Plot: Veterans Grave, Section 7, Lot 2801 Find-A-Grave ID: 150975042
Sending or Escorting Organization: Quarrier's
Canadian Distribution Home Name/Address: Fairknowe Home, Brockville
Age at Emigration: 7 Ship Sailed: Sarmatian
Departure Date: 27 May 1892 Port of Departure: Glasgow
Arrival Date: 06 June 1892 Port of Arrival: Quebec
UK Boys/Girls Home Name/Address: Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland, Scotland
UK Workhouse/Union Name/Address:
Start Date End Date Placed With / Indentured To Placement Location
Surname Given Name
Year Country Prov/State Address, City Head of Household Relationship to Head
Spouse 1
Surname: AVERY Given Names: Hattie Regina
Born: 1901Born at:Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Died:04 January 1929Died at:Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Married:04 December 1920Married at:Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
Biological Parents
Biological Father
Surname: CAVANAGH Given Names: Daniel
Born: Born at:
Died: Died at:
Biological Mother
Surname: GOLDIE Given Names: Catherine
Born: Born at:
Died: Died at:
Biological Parents' Marriage Details
Married: Married at:
BHC ID Surname Given Names
BHC ID Surname Given Names
Military Service
War: WW1
Country Served: CanadaService Number: 285328
Regiment: 220th BattalionRank: Private
Attestation Date:19 May 1916Attested at:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Next of Kin:Katharine CAVANAGHNoK Relationship:Sister
Next of Kin Address:145 East 53rd Street, New York, New York, USA
Sources and Notes
In LAC BHC Index (travel) as Alexander CAVANAGH, age 7

NOTE: Alexander CAVANAGH, age 7, is also found on the Buenos Ayrean passenger list sailing March-April 1892, however he is struck off the UK Outbound Passenger List for that voyage

NOTE: 1891 Scotland Census transcription, Robert and Alexander CAVANAGH's ages are reversed [original not viewed]

NOTE: 1901 Canada Census, date of birth recorded as 23 November 1884

WW1 Canada Military Attestation / Service Record: Alexander CAVANAGH - Service Number: 285328 - Date of Birth: 23 November 1888 [sic] - Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland - Died: 27 December 1930

Record Title: U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960: Alexander CAVANAGH - Age: 29 - Record Type: Manifests - Birth Country: Scotland - Arrival Date: September 1919 - Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan, USA - Last Permanent Residence: Toronto, Canada - Nearest Relative in Canada: brother, Robert CAVANAGH, Rockville, Ontario - Destination: Detroit, Michigan

Ontario Marriage Registration: Alexander CAVANAGH - Age: 30 - Birth Place: Scotland - Marriage Date: 04 December 1920 - Groom's Residence: City of Detroit [Michigan, USA] - Marriage Place: Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada - Father: Daniel CAVANAGH - Mother: Katherine GOLDIE - Spouse: Hattie Regina AVERY, spinster, age 20

Ontario Death Registration: Alexander CAVANAGH - Age: 40 [sic] - Birth Date: (question mark) - Birth Place: Scotland - Marital Status: widowed - Residence: 56 Pembroke Street - Father: Daniel CAVANAGH - Mother: Katherine BARNETT [sic. . . error in report, informant bro-in-law's surname] - Death Date: 27 December 1930 - Death Place: 205 Roslin Avenue, Toronto, Roslin Township, York County, Ontario, Canada - Cause of Death: Haemorrhage, Pulmonary Tuberculosis - Noted: died while visiting friend at 205 Roslin Ave - Informant: son-in-law Arthur BARNETT [sic], 90 Oak Street, Brantford - Place of Burial: Prospect Cemetery - Date of Burial: 30 December 1930

Record Title: Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948: Alex CAVANAGH - Death Date: 27 December 1930 - Rank: Private - Unit: C O R - Service Number: 285328 - Cemetery: Prospect Cemetery - Burial Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Note: Death was due to Service, Auth. BPC dated 28-1-31

Record Title: Ontario, Canada, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989: Alexander CAVANAGH - Age: 40 [sic] - Birth Place: Scotland - Death Date: 27 December 1930 - Death Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Burial Date: 30 December 1930 - Burial Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Cemetery Section: Veterans Grave 7 2801 - Cemetery: Prospect Cemetery - Ground Property Owner: Katharine CAVANAGH - Relative Name: K CAVANAGH - Relative Residence Place: 543 East 87th St New York City

NOTE: BHCARA is in possesson of Alexander CANANAGH's Quarrier's home child emigration trunk, and would be interested in hearing from any direct descendants of Alexander.

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