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Theodore Thorne Hamilton Collection
Theodore Thorne Hamilton (1890-1959)
Birth: 10 April 1890 Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Death: 2 August 1959 Prince George, British Columbia
Burial: Verulam Cemetery, Bobcaygeon, Ontario


Theodore Thorne Hamilton, c1891
Theodore Thorne Hamilton, c1891 Details
Thorne was the third child, and second son of William Henry Hamilton and Margaret Emma Trennum. He went by the nickname Ham, at least out west.

Thorne moved west after the 1901 Canada Census. He trained as a telegraph operator, and is documented as being at Parksville, British Columbia in 1909 and at Nanaimo in 1912. It’s most likely that he met his wife, Lois Gertrude Herman [1895–1972] in Nanaimo at this time.

Theodore Thorne Hamilton's Confirmation
Theodore Thorne Hamilton's Confirmation Details
Thorne and Lois married at Calgary on December 16, 1916. It’s unknown what transpired in the marriage but, by 1926, they were separated. Lois died at a care facility in Coquitlam, BC on January 2, 1972.

Spouse: Lois Gertrude Herman
Birth: 1895
Death: 1972
Burial:


Theodore Thorne Hamilton - Certificate of Confirmation, 17 May 1904
Theodore Thorne Hamilton - Certificate of Confirmation, 17 May 1904 Details
Theodore Thorne Hamilton, Endako, British Columbia
Theodore Thorne Hamilton, Endako, British Columbia Details
In 1917, Thorne was hired by the Canadian National Railroad as a telegraph operator, and ultimately posted to Endako, BC as station master. He remained there for the rest of his life.
Theodore Thorne Hamilton
Theodore Thorne Hamilton Details
While the family became dispersed, and some of his siblings were born after he went west, they were close and appear to have kept in touch. Thorne went back to Bobcaygeon several times.

Thorne died unexpectedly of Broncho Pneumonia at Prince George (the nearest large population centre to Endako) on a trip to see his doctor. His remains were returned to Bobcaygeon for burial.
Bruce and Thorne Hamilton, July 1941
Bruce and Thorne Hamilton, July 1941 Details
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