Monday, August 4, 2014

100th Anniversary of World War 1


On the anniversary of the 100th year of the declaration of World War 1, the Hamilton Ontario Lancaster is preparing for a flight to England to join up with the only other flying Lancaster on a tour in England.
 Personal photographs August 4th, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Joseph Alfred Newman - Part 12



Joseph Alfred Newman was the son of John & Susan was born January 20, 1904. He married Isabella Russell in St Thomas, Ontario. Isabella died April 7, 1971. Joseph died December 10, 1966.



Their son was John Martin Newman was born June 08, 1921, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The “Marriage Certificate for Joseph Alfred Newman” shows the following -

            His name                   Joseph Alfred Newman

            Age                              

            Residence                  St Thomas, Ontario

            Birthplace                  Port Stanley, Ontario

            B or W                      Bachelor

            Occupation                Labourer

            Name of Parents        John & Susan Newman

            Her name                  Isabella Russell

            Age                          18

            Residence                  St Thomas, Ontario

            Birthplace                  Edinburgh, Scotland

            Name of Parents         Martin & Isabella Russell

            Date & Place of Marriage     June 6, 1920 St Thomas

            Religion Groom                  Methodist

            Religion Bride                    Methodist

            Witnesses                         Percy & Ethel Edwards





FROM THE ELGIN MILITARY MUSEUM - St Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Information Sheet - John Martin Newman Flying Officer -   J86853



Branch of Service:                     RCAF - 427 - Lion SQDN

Date & Place of Birth:                June 8, 1921, St Thomas, Ontario

Parents:                                  Joseph & Isabella Newman

Date & Place of Appointment:     April 6, 1942, London

Theatres of Service:                   Europe

Date & Place of Retirement:        September 10, 1945, Toronto

Rank on Retirement:                  F/O
Remarks:    Shot down over Stutgart, March 15, 1944. POW from March 25, 1944to May 14, 1945 in STALAG LUFT 1 Barth, Germany




ARTICLE - RELEASE FROM HUN PRISON Warrant Officer John M Newman, son of Mrs Joseph Newman of Cleveland, formerly of St Thomas, who has arrived safely in England after being a prisoner of war in Germany for a year and three months. He is the oldest grandson of Mrs A Mutch, Talbot Street and grandson of Mrs John Newman, of Park Avenue of this city. He graduated in the RCAF from Crumlin. WO Newman is a native of St Thomas and went to live in Cleveland when a small boy.



ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE This is to certify that Flying Officer CAN J 86653, John Martin Newman, served on active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. From 6th April 1942 and was retired under KR(AIR) 151 (1) on completion of a term of voluntary service during an emergency on the tenth day of September 1945. Particulars of Active Service - Service in the theatre of war - yes. Number of occasions wounded - nil. Orders, Decorations, Medals, Mentions, and commendations awarded during above service - 1939 - 45 Star Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp - Air Observer's Badge. 10th September 1945



ISSUED WAR SERVICE BADGE (General Service Class) No. 253741

Sex:                             Male

Age:                             24

Height:                          5 feet 8 inches

Complexion:                  Medium

Eyes:                            Blue

Hair:                             Brown

Visible marks or scars:   scar on left forehead and right eyebrow

Signature:                     J.M. Newman





JOHN MARTIN NEWMAN:

Discharged:                   September 10, 1945, Toronto

Enlisted:                       April 06, 1942, London, Ontario, RCAF

Residence:                    Hot Springs Valley, Arkansas



Marriage Certificate of John Martin Newman & Isabella Russell

Name                            John Martin Newman

Age                               21

Born                             June 8, 1921

Residence                      Cleveland, Ohio

Birthplace                      St Thomas, Ontario

B or W                          Bachelor

Occupation                     Communication Tech Supervisor

Name of Parents            Joseph Alfred & Isabella Newman

Her name                      Isabel Ratcliffe

Age                               19

Born                             March 7, 1923

Birthplace                      Hamilton, Ontario

Name of Parents            John Rowan Ratcliffe and Margaret Worden

Date & Place of Marriage   January 23, 1943 in St David’s Church Hamilton, Ontario

Religion Groom              Methodist

Religion Bride                Presbyterian

Witnesses                     Colin Brown & Richard Cowan


They had two sons.

The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Vendetta Newman - Part 11



Vendetta (Newman) Allen “Ven” another daughter of John and Susan was born in 1908 in Elgin County Ontario Canada and died August 28, 1988, in Florida. She married Edward Allen. Ven lived in Cleveland for many years and had two sons and two daughters. The eldest son was nicknamed “Sparky.”

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Newman Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada - Part 10 - George Newman




The Newman Family in Elgin County - Part 10 - George Newman

George S Newman a son of John and Susan (Stephens) Newman was born in Port Stanley in 1913 and died November 14, 1988. He married Lila Wallis who was born in 1917 and died in 1979. They had two children.

The following Obituary appears for George S Newman on 14 November 1988 in the London Free Press. Newman – At the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday November 13, 1988. Mr. George S Newman of Rodney in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Lila Wallis (1979). Sadly missed by sons Fred and his wife Ruth Ann Newman of London, Jim and his wife Jean Newman of Duart, grandchildren Tracey and Paula, Kirsten and Patrick and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Podfield Funeral Home, Rodney after 2PM on Tuesday where service will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 3 PM with the Rev David Clements officiating internment Rodney Cemetery.

George Newman. George S Newman of Rodney, a former member of Village Council at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, November 15, 1988. He was 75. He was born in Port Stanley. He lived most of his life in Rodney. In addition to his time on council, he served the community as a 40-year member of the Rodney Fire Department. He also was a member of the Ontario Horseman’s Association.  The widower of Lila (Wallis) Newman who died in 1979. Mr. Newman is survived by sons Fred Newman and his wife Ruth Ann of London, Jim Newman and his wife Jean of Duart and grandchildren Tracey and Paula, Kirsten and Patrick and several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney where service will be held on Wednesday at 3 pm with the Rev David Clements officiating. Burial at Rodney Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday after 2pm.


John and Susan’s youngest son came to live with his uncle Robert when he was a young lad around 14 years of age in Payne’s Mills under similar circumstances as did John Robert. Help was needed so often on the farm that he was greatly needed. He helped a lot on the farm and pretty much lived with Bob until he got married and went to live in Rodney.