Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside

Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside[1]

Male 1863 - 1927  (64 years)

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  • Name Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside 
    • First name mistranscribed as 'Thonas' on marriage entry in Philiadelphia for 1884 Ref. Pennsylvania Marriages 1709 - 1940. See www.familysearch.org. See copy of original here under 'Documents'.
    • Probably born John Garside Craven, eldest son of a landowning in Cheshire. Was possibly disinherited because he chose an academic career. There is a photo handed down through his daughter Hathor Elise Garside Craven which is apparently of his mother 'Lady Caroline Hamilton'. In 1921, he went to Canada with his mistress Gladys Bernice Ralston (aka 'Hathor'), where they had 2 children. Gladys Ralston is thanked especially for her contribution to the index on page 5 of War Pensions & Allowances (1918) by JM Hogge & TH Garside.
    Also called John Garside Craven 
    Residence Oct 1863  Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. Ref.'birth cert.' 
    Born 09 Oct 1863  Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Unconfirmed. His early life is obscure. With reference to the birth certificate - possibly not the right Thomas or he may have been 'adopted' by this family. His origins are apparently Scottish (ref. 'Documents'- 'Return of Marriage' cert.) & his father is referred to as a "major railway contractor" according to NY Times 23 Jun 1891 USA. Was he born in Hamilton, Scotland & his father a landed proprietor there? Ref. The Chicago Tribune 01 Feb 1889 (Supp. Sheet pg 9 & 10). Or was he born in Stockholm, Sweden? The refs. are unconfirmed. His parents' names are also unconfirmed, despite there being photographs by James Gartside & JF Beaumont, & it is unknown whether or not Thomas had any siblings. Possibly he was from a non-conformist family. Possibly related to a family with connections to the Isle of Man.
    • According to the 1901 & 1911 censuses, he was born in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Nov 1863  Leesfield, Prestwich, Oldham, Lancashire, England? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 
    Census 1871  47 Gas Street, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed Ref. Aged 7. 
    Census 1881  36 Tudor Street, Oldham, Lancshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed Ref. A draper's assistant aged 17 living with his parents. 
    Education Before 1881  Germany & Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 
    • Refs.Jackson Citizen Patriot 30 July 1890, NY Times 23 Jun 1891), & Chicago Tribune 01 Feb 1889. According to his own account he studied & later taught maths & biology.
    Immigration 1883  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. Apparently, arrived on board the 'Nevada'. A 'labourer' aged 19 (apparently born England c.1864). Ref. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving New York, New York 1820-1897. 
    Emigration 23 Nov 1883  Gothenburg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 'T.O. Garside' (aka Thomas Hamilton Garside?) born Stockholm departed aged 20 on board the SS Romeo bound for Hull. His destination was listed as New York. Ref. Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger lists, 1869-1951, page 567. 
    Immigration 08 Dec 1883  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 'T.O.Garsede' (aka Thomas Hamilton Garside?) a student aged 20 born Sweden sailed on the 'City of Chicago' from Liverpool to NY. Ref. NY Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. 
    Residence Jul 1885  62 Cornwall Street, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ref. birth cert. of daughter Bessie. 
    Occupation Jul 1885 
    Missionary. Ref. birth cert. of daughter Bessie. 
    Immigration 01 Oct 1885  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On board steamship 'Palestine' from England. 'Rev T Garside' aged 27 & born in England c.1858, with his wife Emma (21 born USA), & their daughter Bessie (4 mths). 
    Occupation About 1886  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Knights of Labor Lecturer  
    • (aged 23)-see US newspaper refs. including Jackson Citizen Patriot 30 July 1890.
    Occupation 1885-1886  YMCA, Wellington Place, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lecturer. 
    • In a series of evening lectures on Christianity ('Holiness & Divine Healing'), "the Eminent Evangelist Rev. Mr T H Garside" accompanied Mr J Wood (of Australia) & spoke mainly on Belief in The Holy Spirit. Ref. The Morning News -Belfast 12/08/1885.
    Residence Aug 1886  25 Pakenham Street, Belfast Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ref. daughter Signe's birth cert. 
    Occupation Aug 1886  25 Pakenham Street, Belfast Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Missionary & Clergyman. Ref. daughter Signe's birth cert. Apparently he was pastor of an independent church there. Ref Chicago Tribune 01 Feb 1889. 
    Immigration 01 Jun 1887  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sailed as a Scottish farmer aged 28 (apparently born Scotland c.1859) with wife & 2 daughters (Bessie & Signe Elaine) on board steamship 'Circassia' from Glasgow in Scotland & Moville in Ireland. 
    Naturalization 14 Sep 1887  Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. Apparently, a Thomas Garside of Woonsocket born c.1865 Failsworth, Lancashire, England, arrived in New York 23 Nov 1883. 
    Occupation 1890  Oldham, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Evangelist and Author of 'Consecration:No 2 of "The Inner Life"'.
    -published by W.Spencer. 
    Occupation 1888-1890  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    President & Rep. for the Cloak-Makers union during the strike of 1890.  
    • Many newspaper refs. in USA including The Wilmington Messenger, North Carolina 09 Jul 1890 - page 1- 'The Cloak Makers' Parade, New York'.
    Occupation 1890  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    US Marshall, aka 'Max Freeman' pursuing fugitive Philadelphia Keystone Bank President Gideon W Marsh- see Sun Paper 23 June 1890. Ref. News, Frederick, Maryland, USA 19 Jul 1890. 
    Immigration 1891  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 
    Occupation 1890,1891  Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lecturer - Location 2: 846 Pearl - Ref. Camden, New Jersey Directories, 1887-91. 
    Immigration 1892  Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ref. "Many-Sided Man" -Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser 16 Mar 1906. Thomas said he came from America to Manchester. Among his many occupations he had also been organizer & lecturer for the Labour Party in Lancashire. 
    Occupation 1893  Labour Press Society, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Author aka 'Jean Val Jean' of 'The Horrors of Ancoats: being An Exposure of the Eviction of the Poor by the Manchester Corporation'. 
    Occupation 1895  Music Hall London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Press Agent & General Manager for The Marvellous Steens. Ref. The Era- Music Hall Gossip - 23 Nov & 07 Dec 1895.
    Occupation 1895  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Author-TH Garside
    "Mr Nobody, Of Nowhere" (other author Jean Val Jean).Pub. 1895 Manchester.
    See LSE library.

    Also-
    1)Crime & Criminals.
    2)Communism and Socialism.
    See International Institute of Social History. 
    Residence 15 Sep 1898  8 Grasmere Street, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Auctioneer. Ref. Masonic Records. 
    Immigration 1899  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. Thomas Garside, a US citizen & Agent aged 34 sailed on the SS Campania from New York. 
    Occupation 1899  Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nominated for a vacant seat on The Salford Board of Guardians. Proposed by GH Jones & Philip Fielden. Ref. 10/03/1899 Manchester Courier & L.G.A. 
    Census 1901  8 Grasmere Street, Broughton,Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas H Garside, age 37, auctioneer, born Lancas Oldham
    Emma M, age 36, born USA
    Bessie M H, age 15, born Lancas Oldham
    Elaine S, age 14, born Ireland
    Paul H, age 13, , born USA
    Robert T, age 10, , born USA
    Emma M, age 7. born Lancas Oldham 
    Occupation 1901  Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Auctioneer working at home -see 1901 UK census. 
    Occupation 1903  Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agent for The Lancashire & Cheshire Showmen & Stallholders Society. Also Sec. for the Showmen & Stallholders Federation of GB & Ireland - Ref. 'A Many-Sided Man' 16/03/1906 Manchester Courier & Lancs. General Advertiser. 
    Residence 1904  Blackfriars st, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ref. Masonic Records. 
    Residence 22 Feb 1904  15 Grecian Street, Lower Broughton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ref. Son Paul's military service enlistment. 
    Residence 12 Aug 1904  9 Lord Street, Lower Broughton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ref. 'The Labour Party and Protection' Letter to the Editor-Manchester Guardian(1901-59)12 Aug 1904:p.10. 
    Residence 19 Dec 1904  Blackfriars Street. Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agent. Ref. Masonic Records. 
    Occupation 1906  Salford County Court, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inspector of agents for 'The Horse owners' Insurance Co.' & employed by 'The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Insurance Co.'. Ref.'Honourable Bankruptcy'&'Many-Sided Man'- Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser 22/23 Feb 1906,16 Mar 1906,05 May 1906. 
    • Bankrupt - Insurance Superintendent - Receiving Orders. Ref. Edinburgh Gazette 27 Feb 1906 from The London Gazette.
    Immigration 22 Nov 1907  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. Thomas Garside, an Agent & US citizen aged 43, sailed from Liverpool 16 Nov 1907 on board the SS Mauretania. His destination was ?Providence Road. Ref. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. 
    Residence 14 Jan 1908  9 Lord Street, Broughton, Salford, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Insurance Superintendent & Inspector. Ref. Masonic Records. 
    Occupation 04 Sep 1909  Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Insurance Officer -see eldest daughter Bessie's marriage cert. & photo. 
    Residence 1910  Elmsford, Grecian Street, Lower Broughton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    postcard from his son Paul in Meerut. 
    Occupation 1911  15 Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Insurance Superintendent aged 47 - see 1911 census. 
    Occupation 27 Jun 1914 
    Political Speaker- Ref. marriage cert. of son Robert Taylor Garside. 
    Occupation 27 Jan 1915  Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A large crowd attracted by an RFA band to the corner of Oxford & Whitworth streets listened to a recruiting drive for The Manchester City Regiments & the special needs of the Regiments were explained by TH Garside. Ref.Manchester Evening News. 
    Occupation 1917  64 Victoria Street, & 1 Parliament St., & 95 St Stephens Hse.,Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1918  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Author - War Pensions and Allowances by JM Hogge & TH Garside (London 1918). 
    Occupation 1918  Ilford Essex England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TH Garside stood for election as Liberal Party Candidate to represent Ilford.  
    • He had always been interested in local & national politics supporting others & championing the pension rights of ex-servicemen & their families. Ref. Chelmsford Chronicle 03 Jan & 07 Feb 1919.
    • Co-wrote (as TH Garside) War pensions and Allowances (cost 6/- net.Pub.1918 by Hodder & Stoughton London EC4) with James Myles Hogge MP who led The National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors & Soldiers in 1917 of which TH Garside was Hon.Secretary.
    Occupation 22 Jun 1919  The Grand Theatre, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mr TH Garside (London), a speaker at the Mansfield Branch of The National Federation of Discharged Soldiers, referred to the disturbances at the Clipstone Camp in Mansfield the previous evening (21 June 1919). Ref. www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/ 
    Occupation 07 Oct 1920  47 Fleet Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Journalist. Ref. Masonic Records. 
    Occupation 1921  Western Morning News, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Articles on pensions (Jan - Feb). 
    • As pensions expert, he contributed a series of special articles to 'The Naval & Military Record' on pensions & unemployment of ex-servicemen in the aftermath of the war.
    Immigration 21 May 1921  St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. 
    Occupation 1898-1924  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Master Mason-various lodges in Manchester & London.Ref.United Grand Lodge of Gt Britain,Great Queen St,London WC2. 
    • Richmond Lodge No 1011, Manchester - Intiated 15 Sep 1898, Passed 20 Oct 1898, Raised 17 Nov 1898. Ceased membership 20 June 1901.

      Coronation Lodge No 2930, Manchester - 19 Dec 1904 to Oct 1905.

      Blair Lodge No 815, Manchester- 14 Nov 1908 to 25 March 1912.

      Blair Chapter No 815, Manchester - Exalted 24 March 1908. Resigned 17 Nov 1913.

      King Edward VII Lodge No 3329, Manchester - Founder member Aug 1908 to Dec 1919. Master of Lodge 1910.

      Willing Lodge No 2893. London - 07 Oct 1920 to 03 Apr 1924.

    • Ref. Masonic Records.
    Immigration 13 Jul 1926  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Returned from Canada. Occupation listed as Litrature 'sic'. 
    Residence 1927  97 St Georges Road, Pimlico, London, SW1, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (Now St Georges Drive).
    Ref. death cert. 
    Residence 1927  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SW1
     
    Occupation Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. By his own account - Chair of Philosophy & Mathematics at Stockholm College. His philosophical views were of Kant & Schopenhauer. He later studied socialism & the work of St. Just. He says he met the Swedish socialist Jansen, the poet Runeberg (who died 1877 at Borga) & the French communist Revondeau there. Ref. Chicago Tribune 01 Feb 1889. 
    Occupation c.1880s  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Unconfirmed. By his own account - Professor in Philosophy & Natural Science. Apparently he had also taught maths & languages in Philadelphia. Ref. Indianapolis Journal 02 April 1889 page 5.  
    Buried Oct 1927  Chelsea, Middlesex, England? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Oct 1927  The Cancer Hospital, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Signature of informant on the death cert., "causing the body to be buried", was FM Napper (landlady & suffragist Florence 'Florrie' May Napper), who was the property owner who took in paying guests & lived at the same address- 97 St Georges Road, Pimlico, London SW1. Ref. Death certificate. It is not known where Thomas was buried.
    • Died aged 64. Occupation journalist.
    • Florence May Napper born 22 Feb 1880 London died Nunnery Fields Hospital in Canterbury. Her address was 4 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent. She was a daughter of Charles Samuel Napper (1891 census - auctioneer in St Paul's Deptford) & Isabella Robson Greer. On the 1911 census, Florence May Napper was listed as a Trade Union Worker & Clerk unmarried aged 31 living at 6 Ambler Road, Finsbury Park, N.London with her widowed mother Isabella, her sister Ethel (41), & nephew Charles. Apparently, Florence knew Margaret Grace Bondfield (the 1st British female Cabinet Minister) & Hewlett Johnson (aka 'The Red Dean of Canterbury'). When Florence died, probate was granted to her brother Charles William Greer Napper (1874-1961) an engineer of Colchester, Essex. Ref. www.ancestry.com.
    Notes 
    • Thomas co-wrote War pensions and Allowances (1918) with James Myles Hogge MP.
    • With reference to the birth certificate- possibly not the right Thomas or he may have been 'adopted' by this family.
    • Described as tall & slender, with a bulging forehead, a wealth of sandy hair, & light blue eyes. Ref. Chicago Tribune 01 Feb 1889.
    • According to contemporary newspaper refs.of 1890-1891, Prof. T Hamilton Garside met Lucy Parsons when she addressed a meeting in Chicago. Thomas himself had been a leading member of The Radical Social Club of New York & addressed meetings at The Waverly Hall & Twelfth Street Turner Hall. He was also one of 3 speakers (with Mr Schultz & Mr Kiloanda) on the anniversary of the deaths of the 'martyred anarchists' at the Waldheim cemetery. Ref. Chicago Tribune 23 & 24 June 1891. On 08 Jul 1890, President Garside led a parade of c.7000 locked out striking cloakmakers in New York with Chairman Dale. Ref. 09 Jul 1890 The Wilmington Messenger, North Carolina. Thomas was also interviewed along with Voltairine de Clayre ('freethought champion') on the 4th flr. of 70 State street. Ref. The Chicago Tribune ('He Repudiates Anarchy'- Prof. T. Hamilton Garside says he is only a socialist' -01 Feb 1889 supp.).
    • Refs. for this family & descendants are many & I have tried to ref. individual items as far as possible & to correct some mistranscription errors. The main mysteries surround the birth & parentage of Thomas Douglas Hamilton Garside, where the name Douglas-Hamilton originated in this family & also Thomas's place of burial. The main online sites used are www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk, & www.familysearch.org (The IGI site), www.fibis.org (families in British India site), & the India Office Family History website .
    • Leigh Petty Sessions - "Thomas Hamilton Garside of Salford charged with travelling the railway without a ticket from Newton le Willows to Leigh". Ref. Leigh Chronicle & Weekly District advertiser 07 Sep 1900.
    • He is described by the Lithuanian born anarchist Emma Goldman whom he met in New York - "Next to Barondess, I noticed Professor T H Garside, a Scotchman, formerly lecturer for the Knights of Labor, now at the head of the strike. Garside was about thirty-five, tall, pale and languid-looking. His manner was gentle and ingratiating and he resembled somewhat the pictures of Christ. He was always trying to pacify conflicting elements, to smooth things over". Ref. 'Living My Life' By Emma Goldman, Vol. 1 Chapter 5, pub. 1931.
    Person ID I075717  Strausstown Roots | ~Garside
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2017 

    Father Edmund Garside,   b. 1838, Lees, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1890, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Betty Taylor,   b. 1834, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1907, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1862  Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F69941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma Marie Goldman,   b. 11 Feb 1864, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1956, Harrow, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 08 May 1884  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Detail: Thomas -age 24, born Scotland, occup., accountant 
    • Ref. Marriage Cert. & 'Return of Marriage' entry 1884. Also, see transcript on www.familysearch.org - Pennsylvania Marriages 1709-1940.
    Children 
    +1. Bessie Maria Havergal Garside,   b. 27 May 1885, 62 Cornwall Street, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1924, Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +2. Lady Handley-Bird Signe Elaine Garside,   b. 02 Aug 1886, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Paul Hamilton Douglas Garside, DSP,   b. 05 Nov 1887, Stouchsburg, Marion Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1955, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Robert Taylor Garside,   b. 1891, America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1947, Fylde, Blackpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. Emma Helen Garside,   b. 13 Aug 1893, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1984, Brent, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate
    Marriage Certificate
    Thomas D. H. & Emma M. (Goldman) Garside
    Marriage Record
    Marriage Record
    Thomas D. Hamilton Garside & Emma M. Goldman, 1884, by Samuel Laird
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F19469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gladys Bernice Ralston,   b. 1894, Northwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married
    • 1921 - Travelled to Canada as Hathor Garside (31) with her 'husband' Thomas Hamilton Garside (49).
      1921 Canadian census - They were living at 444 Georgia Street, Vancouver as Gladys Craven (aged 32 Church of England) & her 'husband' John Craven (aged 49 Free Thinker) Farmer.
    Children 
     1. Paul Maguire Garside Craven,   b. 26 Aug 1921, Vancouver, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1921, Vancouver, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Hathor Elise Garside Craven,   b. 1923, Vancouver, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 2008, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F91247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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