Birch, Thomas Reginald 1a

Birth Name Birch, Thomas Reginald 2a 3a 4a
Gender male
Age at Death 95 years, 11 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth November 9, 1884 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island  
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Death October 19, 1980 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 
Residence 1891 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Residence 1901 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada  
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Residence 1911 Prince, Prince Edward Island  
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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Birch, Edmund Henry
Mother Maynard, Elizabeth Ann
    Brother     Birch, John Walter
    Brother     Birch, James Russell
    Brother     Birch, Ernest Reagh
         Birch, Thomas Reginald
    Sister     Birch, Eliza Florence
    Brother     Birch, Percy Lawrence
    Sister     Birch, Bertha Jane

Families

    Family of Birch, Thomas Reginald and Adams, Mary Kathleen
Married Wife Adams, Mary Kathleen
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 1, 1924    
 
    Family of Birch, Thomas Reginald and Yeo, Lulu Constance
Married Wife Yeo, Lulu Constance
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage September 24, 1947    
 

Media

Narrative

THOMAS REGINALD BIRCH, b. November 09, 1884, Birch Hill, Lot 13, Prince Co., P.E.I. Canada; d. October 19, 1980, Tyne Valley, Prince Co., P.E.I. Canada; m. (1) MARY KATHLEEN ADAMS, October 01, 1924; b. May 31, 1889; d. January 09, 1944, Birch Hill, Prince Co., P.E.I., Canada; m. (2) LULU CONSTANCE YEO, September 24, 1947; b. 1889; d. January 29, 1981, Tyne Valley, Prince Co., P.E.I., Canada.
Reg went to work for Senator John Yeo as a store clerk at the age of 16. He also loaded ships with oats. The hours were long and the work hard, but "I guess it didn't hurt me", said Reg.

As one of the oldest residents of Lot 13, Reg was often interviewed and quoted in local histories of the area. After marrying Mary Adams in 1924, he lived on her farm in Tyne Valley. According to Reg, he "hauled many the load of mussel mud from the river bed between Low Point and Bird Island, and spread it by hand on the fields to improve them." On a 1928 map of Lot 13, Reginald Birch is shown on 100 acres on the bank of Trout River, in roughly the same spot occupied by the Humphrey Dyment farm in 1878.

Mary died in 1944, and the farm went to her sister. Three years later, Reg married Lulu Yeo, the daughter of John Edwin Yeo and Mary Jane MacKay. Reg and Lulu lived in Northam on her father's farm, and later they moved to Tyne Valley. I remember hearing that Lulu was an old sweetheart of Reg's, but this will have to be checked. Certainly, Lulu Yeo and Reg Birch were the bridesmaid and best man at a family wedding in 1912.

Reg died at the age of 96. Other than losing his sight, he had a keen mind and memory in his later years.

Pedigree

  1. Birch, Edmund Henry
    1. Maynard, Elizabeth Ann
      1. Birch, John Walter
      2. Birch, James Russell
      3. Birch, Ernest Reagh
      4. Birch, Thomas Reginald
        1. Adams, Mary Kathleen
        2. Yeo, Lulu Constance
      5. Birch, Eliza Florence
      6. Birch, Percy Lawrence
      7. Birch, Bertha Jane

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1885 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1885 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: 1885 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 13, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. 1881 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: November 1886 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: November 1886 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: November 1886 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada