Henry Hamilton Toovey, born in Jersey Channel Islands UK in about April 1900. Moved to Canada in 1920 he was Catholic.

by Cecilia Burkhalter (nee Cecilia Castro H Toovey
(Denver CO USA)

Henry was my great uncle the youngest son of Ernest and Ellen H. Toovey nee (Le Seelleur) from St. Heliers Channel Island UK.

He was the youngest of 4 boys. Ernest Villiers (1893-1980) Kennedy St. Clair (1895-1918) Hamilton my grandfather (1897-1978) and Henry born in April 30th 1900.

He attended the Victoria College in St. Heliers and after that he enrolled at the Royal Army Medical Corps and went to the First War Word (1915-1919, about 1918 he came back and stayed in England and in 1920 he decided to move to Canada. He arrives to Montreal, Quebec June 27th 1920, MV Minnedosa.

After that my great grandmother Ellen received a few letters from him and then never again. He was about 19 or 20 years old.

At the Passanger's Declaration he declared:
He has tuberculosis but was cured.
and address of a friend 300 or 800 Autremont Av. Montreal

Then at the Canadian Passenger Lists
say Farming in Calgary Alberta intention to do

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Sep 02, 2019
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Not your Henry Toovey
by: Anonymous

There is a Henry Toovey who lived in London, Ontario, born London, England who was married to a Barbara Wilson? They had two babies who died premature. The first baby of this couple was born Dec. 1919 which means that the man who had the fractured skull is likely a different Henry Toovey and not the one you are looking for as yours had not arrived in Canada by that time.

Sep 02, 2019
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Harry Toovey 1925?
by: Deborah

A search of Newspapers.com has found the following article in "The Windsor Star" dated 17 Sep 1925, Page 20:

SKULL IS FRACTURED
HAMILTON, Sept. 17. - The condition of Harry Toovey, London, Ont., C. N. R. employee, who suffered a fractured skull in a fall at the Stuart street station Tuesday, is about the same. His recovery is looked for, although his condition is serious.

I wonder if this could be the same fellow?

Feb 03, 2018
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by: Deborah

From your story it is unclear if you know whether he stayed in Montreal or went on to western Canada. Or was it weeks or months that his mother received letters?

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