Sources and Notes
Parents: George Arthur Butcher and Florence Ruby Cox, married 1893, Bristol, Somerset, England. Between 1902 and 1904, the family were moving in and out of the Newport (Monmouthshire) workhouse "transfered from Long ashton Union" and "sent to the Beeches." [Long Ashton union was a poor house in Bristol, formerly known as Bedminster Union.] There is also a mention of the children being "sent from the Beeches to Dr Banardo's, London, 20th October 1902," but a year later they are back in the Newport Union Workhouse. The last mention found of George Arthur Butcher is in the Newport Union workhouse books in 1904. In 1920, Florence Ruby Cox (Couxe) remarried George Pernarowski in Cardiff, Wales. Florence died in 1960 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. In 1906, Randolph Butcher, 10, arrived at Quebec, Canada, in a group of 379 Barnardo children en route to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. On December 23, 1906, Randolph Butcher, 13, born in England, died at Farley Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of Pneumonia and Rheumatism.