Leader, THOMAS ALLEN 1a 2

Birth Name Leader, THOMAS ALLEN
Nick Name (Grandad)/Tom
Gender male
Age at Death 63 years, 1 month, 20 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1902-08-06 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada   3a 4 5a 6a 7a
Residence 1921 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Parish Lot 36; 1921 Census 8a
Event Note

1921 Census of Canada:
Leader: Harry  41, Ella  36, Thomas 18, Olive 17 , & Ruth 5. Mother Bridget Leader  78.
Labourers? Lodgers? Someone Sheridan (M) 30, Rose Williams (F)  17.
Home: Owned
Class of House: S
Materials: B [brick?]
Rooms occupied by Family: 6

Marriage 1923-10-27 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1: Elizabeth Splan 9a
Event Note

First Marriage: Elizabeth (Betty) Clarenda Splan; three children. TAL moved children to Alberta in 1946 while Betty in the TB sanatorium and then apparently sued her for abandonment.

Residence 1935 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada R.R.4, Burnside; 1935 and 1940 Canada Voters Lists 10a 11a
Occupation 1935 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Farmer 10a
Residence 1940 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada R.R. 4, Burnside; 1940 Canada Voters Lists 11a
Occupation 1940 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Farmer 11a
Military Service 1941-10-00   Enlistment date; service: Artillery Captain , Bonded Courier, Coastal Battery - See Notes 12a 13 14a 15
Event Note

"Dad says re Granddad Leader he was  Captain of the 59th Field Artillery based at Camp Shiloh Manitoba. He was too old to be posted to active service (combat) He was promoted to Major by Colonel Bliss commander artillery at Shiloh. He still did not qualify for combat because of his age so stole the colonels car and went for a wild w/end to Winnipeg. MPs caught him and brought him back to Shiloh where he was busted back to captain and posted to a coastal artillery battery on the east coast. Dad can fill you in on lots more bits and pieces on later movements, some of which I probably haven't heard either." ref: 130814EJL

vs http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par1/art/26far-26rdc-eng.asp which says "Captain of the 59th Battalion of Brandon. Now the 26th Field Artillery Regiment" ref: 26FA

Camp Shilo os Brandon: see ECCS

Event Note

"My father kept volunteering [to go overseas] but he was too old; every promotion [eventually to Major] the age was raised! He got up to highjinks**, was demoted to Captain,  and then served in the Reserve Coastal Batteries on both coasts. The West Coast was anti-aircraft artillery against the Japanese threat, [the East Coast was anti-U-Boat]. He then acted as a Courier (briefcase handcuffed to wrist) across to the UK several times. He kept applying and near the end of the War was posted to the UK, and then on to two places in Holland." ref CWTWL

** see ref email 130814EJL

Military Service 1946-01-02 New York State, USA Return to Canada - demob leave? 16a
Emigration 1946 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada    
Residence 1949-05-20 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Rural Polling Division #87 Clearview (Rural) 17a
Occupation 1949-05-20 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Farmer; 1949 Canada Voters Lists 17b
Marriage after 1949   2: Phyllis Tarn 18
Event Note

Second Marriage - Phyllis Tarn. Phyl was originally Tom's housekeeper. Marriage after 1949, when Phyl is listed as Mrs Tarn in the 1949 Canada Voters Lists, and before 1953 when Phyl appears as Mrs Leader on 1953 Canada Voters Lists.  

After Tom died, she married  Ralph Berney and lived in Vancouver BC.  (She was a fabulous Grandmother says SJL.)

Residence 1953 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Clearview; 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958 Canada Voters Lists 19a 20a 17b 21a
Occupation 1953 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Farmer; 1949, 1953, 1957, and 1958 Canada Voters Lists 17b 21a 19a 20a
Residence 1962 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 4822 46th Street; 1962 Canada Voters Lists 22a
Occupation 1962 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Realtor [Cattle sales - CWEJL] 22a
Residence 1963 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 4822 46th Street; 1963 Canada Voters Lists 23a
Occupation 1963 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Retired Farmer 23a
Residence 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 5545 37th Street; 1965 Canada Voters Lists 24a
Occupation 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Retired 24a
Death 1965-09-26 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada EJLA 4
Burial 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Hillside, Portage la Praire: Memorial headstone 7a
Event Note

Ella LEADER
Hillside, Section 228, Portage la Prairie Cemetery
Portage La Prairie R. M., Manitoba

In Memory of
Thomas Allen
Son of
Harry & Ella
Leader
1902-1965
Interred Red Deer, Alta.

CanadianHeadstones.com (image available)

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Leader, HENRY GEORGE1879-03-101946-05-09
Mother Mcbeath, ELLA MARY1884-04-041966
         Leader, THOMAS ALLEN 1902-08-06 1965-09-26
    Sister     Leader, Olive Norma 1904-02-16 1979-10-04
    Sister     Leader, Ruth Evelyn 1915-09-06 2004-08-12

Families

Family of Leader, THOMAS ALLEN and Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA

Married Wife Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA ( * 1904-01-29 + 1973-06-09 )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Leader, Harry McBeth1926-06-132000-12-16
Leader, Lois Elizabeth1928-12-042012-11-09
Leader, THOMAS WILLIAM1931-11-082018-08-27

Family of Leader, THOMAS ALLEN and Tarn, Phyllis Pauline

Married Wife Tarn, Phyllis Pauline ( * 1911-12-03 + 1992 )

Source References

  1. ??Ruth (Leader) Burk: William Leader 1804 & descendants
      • Page: 3/3
      • Confidence: High
  2. S J Leader: From Family Stories
  3. Certificates: Originals (online & physical) & Certified Copies
      • Page: Certificate of Birth - Province of Manitoba; TA Leader Birth Cert left.jpg and TA Leader Birth Cert right.jpg
  4. E J Leader: E J Leader - Addressbook
  5. 1906 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/Manitoba/Portage la Prarie/Township 10Townships 10, 11, 12 in range 6, 7 west, the parish of Portage la Prairie and such portion of the parish of High Bluff as is situated in this district) Page 24/Line 24
  6. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/Manitoba/Portage la Prarie/Township 11 in ranges 7/pg 12/Line 14
  7. Canadian Headstones: Manitoba
      • Page: http://canadianheadstones.com/mb/view.php?id=7707; TA Leader - PlaP c080_leader_t_id7705.jpg
  8. 1921 Census of Canada
      • Page: MN/District 33 PortagelaPrairie/SubDistrict 15/Portage la Prairie/pg 2/lines 19-33; 1921CensusofCanada Leaders.jpg
  9. Manitoba: BMD online
      • Page: 1923-039414; 1923 TA Leader m EC Splan.jpg
  10. 1935 Canada Voters Lists
      • Page: Portage la Prairie, Rural Polling Division No 16, Burnside; 1935 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForHarryLeader.jpg
  11. 1940 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Portage la Prairie, Rural Polling Division No 16, Burnside; 1940 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForThomasLeader.jpg
  12. Email, Letters, & Other Communications
      • Page: 130814 email from Edna Leader re Military Service.txt
  13. Defense Canada: 26TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, RCA
  14. Encyclopedia of Canada
      • Page: Article on Camp Shilo
  15. Winnipeg Tribune
  16. No. 1 Canadian Repatriation Depot: New York Passengers Lists 1820-1957
      • Date: 1946-01-02
      • Page: Sheet 1. page 266; Military District 10 NewYorkPassengerLists1820-1957ForThomasAllenLeader.jpg
      • Citation:

        Line Serial Number: 4364; Rank: Captain RCA; Authority: MS 11545d/22 Dec 45

  17. 1949 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Rural Polling Division #87 Clearview (Rural); TAL and Harry CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForThomasLeader.jpg
      • Page: Red Deer, Rural Polling District Division 87, Clearview (Rural); Leaders and Tarn CanadaVotersLists1935-1980.jpg
  18. S J Leader: Confirmed Family Stories
  19. 1957 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Red Deer Rural Polling Division No 80, Clearview; 1957 Sissons and Leaders CanadaVotersLists1935-1980.jpg
  20. 1958 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Red Deer - Rural Polling Division #80 - Clearview;TAL 1958 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForThomasLeader.jpg
  21. 1953 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Red Deer Rural Polling Divsion #74 - Clearview;TAL 1953 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForThomasLeader.jpg
  22. 1962 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Red Deer page 2
  23. 1963 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: City of Red Deer, Urban Polling Division #122; TA & P Leader 1963 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980.jpg
  24. 1965 Canada Voters Lists 1935-1980
      • Page: Red Deer; page 2; 1965 CanadaVotersLists1935-1980ForThomasAllenLeader.jpg