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 Notes Sources
Birth 1902-08-06 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  
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Residence 1921 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Parish Lot 36; 1921 Census
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

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Marriage 1923-10-27 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1: Elizabeth Splan
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.

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

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

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Residence 1953 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Clearview; 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958 Canada Voters Lists
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Occupation 1953 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Farmer; 1949, 1953, 1957, and 1958 Canada Voters Lists
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Residence 1962 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 4822 46th Street; 1962 Canada Voters Lists
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Occupation 1962 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Realtor [Cattle sales - CWEJL]
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Residence 1963 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 4822 46th Street; 1963 Canada Voters Lists
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Occupation 1963 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Retired Farmer
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Residence 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 5545 37th Street; 1965 Canada Voters Lists
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Occupation 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Retired
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Death 1965-09-26 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada EJLA
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Burial 1965 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Hillside, Portage la Praire: Memorial headstone
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)

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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Leader, HENRY GEORGE
Mother Mcbeath, ELLA MARY
         Leader, THOMAS ALLEN
    Sister     Leader, Olive Norma
    Sister     Leader, Ruth Evelyn

Families

    Family of Leader, THOMAS ALLEN and Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA
Married Wife Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA
  Children
  1. Leader, [Living]
  2. Leader, Harry McBeth
  3. Leader, Lois Elizabeth
    Family of Leader, THOMAS ALLEN and Tarn, Phyllis Pauline
Married Wife Tarn, Phyllis Pauline
  Children
  1. Leader, [Living]
  2. Leader, Harry McBeth
  3. Leader, Lois Elizabeth

Media

Pedigree

  1. Leader, HENRY GEORGE
    1. Mcbeath, ELLA MARY
      1. Leader, THOMAS ALLEN
        1. Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA
          1. Leader, Harry McBeth
          2. Leader, Lois Elizabeth
          3. Leader, [Living]
        2. Tarn, Phyllis Pauline
          1. Leader, Harry McBeth
          2. Leader, Lois Elizabeth
          3. Leader, [Living]
      2. Leader, Olive Norma
      3. Leader, Ruth Evelyn

Ancestors

Source References

  1. William Leader 1804 & descendants
      • Page: 3/3
      • Confidence: High
  2. From Family Stories
  3. Copy of Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificate
      • Page: Certificate of Birth - Province of Manitoba; TA Leader Birth Cert left.jpg and TA Leader Birth Cert right.jpg
  4. 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
  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. 130814 email from Edna Leader re Military Service.txt
  13. 26TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, RCA
  14. Encyclopedia of Canada
      • Page: Article on Camp Shilo
  15. Winnipeg Tribune
  16. New York Passengers Lists 1820-1957
      • Date: 1946-01-02
      • Page: Sheet 1. page 266; Military District 10 NewYorkPassengerLists1820-1957ForThomasAllenLeader.jpg
  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. 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