NameHorace George Bertram TONKS
Birth1884, Battersea, London, England
Baptism17 Sep 1884
Death1964
FatherGeorge TONKS (~1853-)
Spouses
Birthabt 1886, Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Death1968
OccupationTheatrical
MotherWilhelmina ARNOLD (~1859-1934)
Marriage3 Jan 1910, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notes for Horace George Bertram TONKS
July to September 1884 birth index, Horace George B. Tonks, Wandsworth district, London, Surrey, volume 1d page 703.

Parish Records Battersea St. Michael, Wandsworth
Baptism September 17, 1884, Horace George Bertram Tonks, parents George and Charlotte Elizabeth Tonks, 6 Wakehurst? Road, father is an agent,

In the 1891 census, civil parish Battersea, ecclesiastical parish St Mary, registration district Wandsworth, sub district West Battersea 125 Leathwaite? Rd.
George Tonks, head, married, age 36, Hardware Agent, born West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Wife Charlotte E. Tonks, age 35, born West Bromwich.
Daughter Charlotte H. Tonks age 9, scholar, born West Smethwick, Staffordshire.
Son Horace G. B. Tonks age 6, scholar, born Battersea, Surrey.

In the 1901 census civil parish Battersea, London, ecclessiatical parish St Luke Nightingale Lane, registration district Wandsworth, sub district Southwest Battersea, 48 Winslow St..
George Tonks, head age 46, married, Iron Tube agent, born West Bromwich, Staffordshire.
Wife Charlotte Elizabeth Tonks, age 45, born West Bromwich.
Daughter Charlotte H. Tonks, single age 19, born West Smethwick, Staffordshire.
Son Horace G. B. Tonks, single age 16, clerk - commercial, born Battersea, London.

Canada to US Border crossings Black Rock New York, February 1907, Horace G. Tonks, single, age 23, chauffeur,born England, residence Toronto, in transit friend John Patton Ontario, port of landing Montreal, June 2, 1906, ship Pomeranian, object of transit to England via New York. Height 5” 6” florid complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.

Michigan Passenger and Crew Lists, Port Huron, Michigan
February 16, 1910. Horace George Bertram Tonks, born London, England, age 25, automobile operator, can read, last permanent residence Toronto, Canada, next of kin father George Tonks, Sutton, Surrey, England, destination Samuel Legg, 224-21st Street, Milwaukee, Wisconson, height 5 feet 6 inches, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, landed July 25, 1909, New York on the S.S. Celtic.

Canadian passenger Lists, Horace G.B. Tonks, age 29, arrived May 4, 1914, in Quebec, aboard the Tunisian, port of Departure Liverpool. returned Canadian 1905 - 1911, Toronto,

UK incoming Passenger lists Horace Tonks, age 34, departed Montreal arrived London England October 24, 1914, on the Ascania, Cunard Line, chauffeur, address Drwkefield? Rd Battersea SW

Canadian Passenger lists Harold? George Tonks, age 35, Toronto, Motor Driver, church of England, arrived August 24, 1919 on the Carmania, arrived Halifax, Nova Scotia, departed Liverpool.

In the 1921 Canadian Census 46 Alcina Street, Toronto North,Ontario
Lodger Horace G. B. Tonks, age 38, single[it clearly says single, perhaps someone else gave the information], born England, parents born England, nationality Canada, Church of England chauffeur.
He is staying with the Sayers family.

UK incoming Passenger lists Horace Tonks, proposed address 2 Benhill Rd. Sutton Surrey, chauffeur, age 47?, last country of residence Canada, port of departure, Montreal, arrived July 9, 1928, Southampton, on the Albertic, White Star Line.

A probable listing in the July to September 1964 death index Horace G. Tonks, age 80, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey, volume 5g, page 494.
Notes for Gertrude Emily (Spouse 1)
listed in the January to March 1886 birth index Gertrude Emily Symondson, Brentford District, Middlesex volume 3a page 47.

In the 1891 census 1 Rose Villa, Hounslow, Isleworth Parish, Heston and Isleworth Sanitation district.
Sidney F. Simmonds age 28 born Hounslow, occupation clerk.
Wife Wilhelmia age 28 born London, Middlesex.
Children Gertrude E. age 5,
Sydney C. age 4
Wilhelmina age 2,
Henry N. age 1 all born at Hounslow.
Brother in law Alerts? W. Arnold age 18, born at Hounslow Stonemasons apprentice.


In the 1901 census living at 58 Warleigh Road Civil Parish Preston, Ecclesiastical parish of St Saviour, Brighton Sussex. Registration District Steyning, Sub registration district Shoreham.
Sydney F. Symondson age 38, born at Hounslow, Middlesex occupation coal merchant (employer).
Wife Wilhelmina age 36, born at Bedford Square, London.
Daughter Gertrude age 15, born at Hounslow, Middlesex,
son Sidney age 13, born at Hounslow,
daughter Wilhelmina age 12 born at Hounslow,
son Henry age 11 born at Hounslow,
daughter Barbara age 9 born at Hounslow,
son Robert age 7 born at Hounslow,
son Victor age 4 born at Hounslow,
son Lionel age 2 born at Brighton, Sussex.
They have 1 domestic servant.
Visiting with them are his father Henry Symondson,
mother Barbara Symondson,
his brother Herbert and his family.

Listed in the New York Passenger lists Arrived July 26, 1909, departed Holyhead on the Celtic, Gertrude Symondson, age 23, governess, British nationality, father S. F. Symondson 10 Hastmoor? RD, Wandsworth, London, final destination St Catherines Ontario, going to join friend R. F. Robinson in St Catherines, height 5 feet 3 inches, hair mouse?, eyes grey.
The next passenger is Horace G. B. Tonks, age 25, mechanic, father S. Tonks, 4 Parkhurst Road, Sutton, destination Toronto.

Ontario marriages: January 3, 1910, Toronto, York by License
Bride Gertrude Emily Symondson, single age 24, Church of England, 339 Mutual St., father Sydney Fredk. Symondson, mother Wilhelmina Arnold. Groom Horace George Bertram Tonks, Chauffeur, bachelor, age 25, Church of England, 339 Mutual Street, Father George Tonks, mother Charlotte Elizabeth Oliver. Witnesses N. F. Pettit and E. Kissock?, Toronto. Person solemnizing marriage Fred Wilkenson.

Michigan Passenger and Crew Lists Port Huron
February 16, 1910, Gertrude Emily Tonks, accompanied by husband, born Hounslow, England, age 24, no occupation,English, last permanent residence Toronto, Canada, nearest relative from country whence came father Sidney Symondson, Wandsworth, London, England, ever in US yes, destination Samuel Legg 2211 [difficult to read]-21st Street, Milwaukee, Wisconson, height 5 feet 3 inches, complexion fair, brown hair, brown eyes, no marks, date of landing New York, July 25, 1909, SS Celtic.

US 1910 census in Summit, Waukesha Wisconsin. Horace S. B. Tonks, head, married, white, born England, father and mother born in England, chauffeur, emigrated 1910. Wife Gertrude Emily Tonks, age 24, married, 0 years married, born England, parents born in England, emigrated 1910, no occupation.

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed January 12, 1917 from Falmouth, on the Ryndham, Gertrude Emily Tonks, 1st class, theatrical, age 31, country of last permanent residence England.

In the New York Passenger lists Gertrude Emily Tonks, housewife, arrived in New York January 24, 1917, age 31, departed Falmouth, UK on the Rijndam, born Hounslow, London. Came from father Mr. Symondson, 62 Victoria Road, ???bury, London N.W.

A possible match in the October to December 1968 death index Gertrude E. Tonks, age 83, Waltham Forest, Greater London, volume 5e, page 388.
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