Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Thomas James HUNT

Herbert “Dusty” Story was living with their family in the 1901 census, and is listed as an apprentice (Thomas was a blacksmith, and Herbert was his nephew). There family also appears in the 1906 census, but not in the 1911. I don’t believe that they moved; it appears as though they were somehow missed in the 1911 census.

They are W1, Twp 3, Rg 7 in the June 8, 1916 census.

Marriage date,place and Thomas’ middle name from Manitoba Vital Statistics marriage record.

According to Darlingford Saga II, Thomas and his brother Frank came to Manitoba in 1893, and he married in 1894. They lived in Thornhill where Thomas started a blacksmith shop which was burned, then replaced, before being sold to Matt Bissett in 1912. They came to Darlingford in 1916, where they had a house where the Pembina colony currently is.

The August 27, 1908 Morden Empire newspaper mentions that the Hunt house was on fire Aug 21st. While both parents were out, the children upset a lamp in the summer kitchen “and within a few minutes the place was ablaze”. Citizens helped put the fire out before the house was totally destroyed. Nearly all the furniture was remove,while the outside ktichen (and it’s contents) were entirely burnt. Loss was estimated at $200.00, and there was no insurance.

Sunday, June 6, 2021