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Robert Bristow Tatham

Male 1869 - 1952  (82 years)



  • Name Robert Bristow Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 30 Nov 1869  Clonmel Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • b 29 Nov 1869 per IGI
    • in Royal Artillery Barracks
    Emigration 1879  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 11
    • Cabin passengers on "Peruvian" arr Quebec ex Liverpool 21 Sep 1879: Mrs Tatham (lady), R B Tatham (ch), C H Tatham (ch), H Tatham (gent), Mrs Tatham (lady), Inf Tatham (inf)
    • US Passport Application Apr 1924 states he immigrated to USA from Liverpool Oct 1881 and resided continuously in Saginaw 1896 to 1924 [sic]; naturalized US citizen 13 Oct 1902
    Residence Apr 1881  London, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Residence abt 1888 - 1893  91 Wharncliffe Rd, London, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • with father & brother
    Occupation Apr 1891  Clerk in Tailor's store  [1
    Residence Apr 1891  Westminster, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Occupation 1893  Salesman  [13
    Emigration 1895  USA Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • naturalized 1895; resid 4 yrs in Jun 1900
    • per Aug 1924 immigration list, naturalized 29 Jun 1899 at Saginaw
    Marriage 16 Feb 1896  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Bregetta Roumina Fordney,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1953, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Jun 1900  Coal Dealer  [7
    • almost illegible on census form
    Residence Jun 1900  Gratiot Place, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • with wife's parents
    • The growth of Saginaw was fueled rapidly during the 1800s by the lumber industry. The city was the site of numerous sawmills and served as a port for Great Lakes vessels. Lumber production peaked by the early 1870s and had virtually disappeared by the end of the century.
    Occupation Apr 1910  Superintendent, Lumber Mill  [5
    Residence Apr 1910  1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • Located in Jones County in southeast Mississippi, southeast of Jackson on Tallahala Creek, Laurel was founded in 1882 as a lumber town
    • 2 serv.
    Occupation 1912  Superintendent of lands, Gilchrist-Fordney Co.  [14
    Occupation Jan 1920  Manager, Sawmill  [6
    Residence Jan 1920  1130 Sixth Avenue, Laurel, MS Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 14
    • house owned, no mortgage, 3 serv.
    Occupation 1924  Lumberman  [3
    Residence abt 1924 - 1927  1423 Gratiot Avenue, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [15, 16
    Occupation 1927  Bookkeeper  [16
    Occupation 1930  Standard Fuel & Supply Co  [17
    Occupation Apr 1930  Dealer - Fuel  [18
    Residence Apr 1930  2223 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [17, 18
    Residence Apr 1935  Golfside, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    Occupation Apr 1940  Farmer  [19
    Residence Apr 1940  Golfside, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    • Own house, value $12,000
    Occupation bef 1949  Land Surveyor  [8
    Death 14 Aug 1952  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [20, 21
    Notes 
    • Indirectly, the Compiler has heard that a son of this Herbert Tatham, living in America, visited England some years ago, [...] and was anxious to learn something of his family. The Editorial Committee would welcome further details as to Christian name, and present residence. [Curtis, Dec 1927]
    • Passengers on RMS "Arcadian" arr Southampton 16 May 1924: Robert Bristow Tatham, 54, lumberman; Bregatta Fordney Tatham, 47; perm res USA, UK address Mills University Hotel,London.
    • US Census 1880: Robert Thatheam age 9 resid Santa Barbara, CA - to be verified
    • Passengers on Canadian Pacific Montlaurier dep Belfast 26 Jul 1924: Robert B Tatham,54, lumberman; Bregatta Tatham, 47, housewife; dest Quebec. perm res & citiz USA, UK addr Mills Hotel, Gower St, London
    • Naturalized USA 13 Oct 1902 at Saginaw Circuit Court per passport application 05 Apr 1924; in 1895 per 1900 & 1910 census returns.
    • parents' birthplaces as stated on census returns:
      1891: father England, mother Nova Scotia;
      1900: father England, mother England;
      1910: father Canada; mother Canada;
      1920: father Canada, mother Ireland;
      1930: father England, mother Nova Scotia
    • In 1924 Mr & Mrs Richard Bristow Tatham II visited England, Scotland, Ireland, France. They called on Leonard James Tatham (1855-1926), and on Cecilia Richmond (Lady Kennedy)[1846-1928]. [Letter Bregatta Fordney (Mrs RBT2) to Arthur Tyrone Tatham 05 May 1949]
    • was the 5th owner of the Heathcote Tatham family bible - passed on from his brother Charles 01 Jan 1930
    Person ID I2928  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 04 Nov 2020 

    Father Herbert Tatham,   b. 28 Feb 1838, Middlesex Hospital, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1900, London, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Emily Evans Springer,   b. abt 1839, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1899, Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Marriage 23 Dec 1868  St Paul's Cathedral, London, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [22
    Family ID F0787  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bregetta Roumina Fordney,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1953, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 16 Feb 1896  Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location   [23, 24
    Notes 
    • In 1910 2 resid servants: butler & laundress
    Children 
    +1. Herbert Laurence Frederick Tatham,   b. 03 Jun 1896, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Roy Francis Tatham,   b. abt 1900, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Warren Fordney Tatham,   b. abt 1902, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Robert Bristow Tatham,   b. abt 1907, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Cathern Tatham,   b. 19 Apr 1909, Laurel, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1913, Laurel, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 03 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F1052  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Robert Bristow Tatham II (1869- )
    Robert Bristow Tatham II (1869- )
    Passport application

  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, Canada, 1891.
      age 21 b Ireland

    2. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa.

    3. [S12] Passenger Lists, Arcadian, 16 May 1924.
      age 54

    4. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Clonmel, 1869.

    5. [S01] Census, USA, 1910.
      age 38 b Canada

    6. [S01] Census, USA, 1920.
      age 46 b England

    7. [S01] Census, USA, 1900.
      b Feb 1872 Canada

    8. [S33] Family Letters, Bregatta Fordney, 05 May 1949.
      to Arthur Tyrone Tatham

    9. [S22] IGI / BVRI, 29 Nov 1869.

    10. [S12] Passenger Lists, Peruvian, 21 Sep 1879.

    11. [S07] Other Sources, US Passport Application, 05 Apr 1924.

    12. [S01] Census, Canada, 1881.
      age 12

    13. [S38] City & County Directories, London City and Middlesex County Directory.

    14. [S38] City & County Directories, Laurel City Directory, 1912.

    15. [S12] Passenger Lists, Montlaurier, 02 Aug 1924.

    16. [S38] City & County Directories, Polk's Saginaw Directory, 1927.

    17. [S38] City & County Directories, Polk's Saginaw Directory, 1930.

    18. [S01] Census, USA, 1930.
      age 58 b Irish Free State

    19. [S01] Census, USA, 1940.
      age 70 b Ireland

    20. [S03] Family Members, JH.

    21. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Stout _ Fordney Ancestors, Nov 2020.
      ancestry.com, James Drew

    22. [S28] Family Bible, Heathcote Tatham.

    23. [S22] IGI / BVRI, marriages batch M018069, 16 Feb 1896.
      Robt B Tatham = Bregatta R Fordney

    24. [S01] Census, USA, 1900.
      marr 5 yrs