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George Thomas Brunton from Nottingham and His Family Go to Detroit
Posted by: Anne Reeves (ID *****8134) Date: May 15, 2011 at 14:26:10
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Hi Everyone,

On another quest for more Bruntons who emigrated to the USA, via Canada.

George Thomas Brunton (s/o Edward Brunton and Martha Burfield) born 1886 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

married 1909 to

Eleanor Haddon born 1888 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

They had three children: Eleanor May born 1910 in Nottingham; Clarence E[dward?] born Canada 1913; Irene born Canada about 1922.

George Thomas sailed first for Canada in February 1912, then Eleanor (Helen/Ellen) and daughter May (as she was known) sailed to Canada in May 1912.

In 1924 George Thomas left Toronto for Detroit Michigan, on a visit (?) to a nephew Edward Haddon/Hatton. A few days later, Eleanor arrived in Detroit and likely she brought their children although I've no evidence of when they entered.

The whole family is present in Detroit, on Hibbard Avenue, in 1930 for the census.

George Thomas died in 1971 in Howell Livingston County. Eleanor his wife died seven years later in Berkley, Oakland County. Clarence appears to have predeceased them in 1969. I have no further data on the two daughters.

If anyone out there has anything to add to this small sum of information, I should be most grateful.

An addendum: It looks as though a nephew of George Thomas, the son of his eldest brother, Geoffrey Brunton, emigrated to Michigan in 1985 when he was about 71 (his wife had just died). I can only imagine that he came to be with a known Brunton relative. But who?

Best Regards,
Anne Reeves


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