Florence Maud Peters

Florence Maud Peters

Female 1897 - 1960  (62 years)

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  • Name Florence Maud Peters  [1, 2, 3
    Address 1897  Kensington, London, Middlesex, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    3 Martin Street 
    Born 21 Nov 1897  Kensington, London, Middlesex, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Christened 16 Dec 1897  Notting Hill, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Female 
    Address 1901  Kensington, London, Middlesex, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    3 Martin Street 
    Address 1911  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    63 Bruce Road, Harlesden 
    Occupation 1911  School Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Student 
    Immigration 10 Feb 1920  Saint John, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    to Canada 
    Address 1928  Binghamton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Feb 1960  St. Thomas, , ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried Union, , ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I784  OneTree | Ancestors of Florence Maud Peters, Ancestors of Johannes Ounpuu, Descendants of John Gallson
    Last Modified 19 May 2014 

    Father Joseph Henry Peters,   b. 23 Nov 1864, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1910, Willesden, London, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Hannah Louisa Smith,   b. 1 Mar 1869, Paddington, Kensington, London, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Dec 1890  St. Helens Parish Church, Kensington, London, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johannes Eduard Ounpuu,   b. 25 Nov 1896, , Mustjala Co., Saaremaa Is., Estonia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1979, North Bay, Nipissing Dist., ON, Can Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1922  Manhattan Town, New York, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Jeanette Ellen Gallson
     2. Joan Vera Gallson,   b. 4 Jan 1925, Wauchula, Hardee Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 2017, Huntsville, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Phillip John Gallson,   b. 18 Mar 1927, Zolpho Springs, Hardee Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 2014, Lancaster, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Florence Maud Peters (passport photograph)
    Florence Maud Peters (passport photograph)
    Florence Maud Peters -passport picture
    Florence Maud Peters -passport picture

    Documents
    Binghamton, NY,USA - City Directory 1928
    Binghamton, NY,USA - City Directory 1928
    John Gallson with wife Flora, at 200 North. John is a "tanner".

    Albums  Living
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  • Notes 
    • Unfortunately, nothing is known about Florence Peters before she came to Canada and very little is known about her once she got here. It is thought that Florence had only two sisters in England. Census records show that she did have at least one sister, Ellen and one brother Joseph. No proof of a second sister has yet been found, except for my mother's memories of sending and receiving parcels from "Aunt Edie". A photograph found with "Edie in the back garden" verifies that there was an "Edie" somewhere. Her address on the Record of Marriage is Hotel Lorraine, 5th Ave & 55th W, NY, NY. After the birth of their three children, Florence and John moved to Widdifield Township, near North Bay, Ontario.

      In 1929, she suffered a mental breakdown. At this time, Florence's doctor was Dr. Campbell. It is possible that it may have been brought on by the miscarriage of a fourth child however this cannot be proven. The hospital records say that she came to Canada in 1920 and went to the United States in 1922. At the Archives of Ontario are the only surviving records of the Ontario Hospital, New Toronto. The Archivist checked in these records and the only information he could find was that Flora Gallson was committed under a warrant December 21, 1929 to Ontario Hospital, Toronto and given registration number 5358. She was transferred to St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital on "November 9, 1945 on transfer from the Ontario Hospital, New Toronto, the original date of admission being in 1929. In her admission documents, Mrs. Gallson was described as talking incessantly and threatening to kill the children and herself; thinks she is damned; dangerous. She was diagnosed as "manic despressive psychosis, manic."

      The three children were not told of their mother's true fate, but were lead to believe that she had passed away. Around 1958, a letter from St. Thomas Hospital was mistakenly delivered to Phillip Gallson (instead of John Gallson) in Mattawa, requested funds to pay for new nightgowns, etc. for Florence. Phillip attempted to visited his mother at that time, but was advised that it would have been a mistake to do so, that she was "too far gone". The hospital claimed that it would only be upsetting to both him and her. She died in 1960 and was buried in Space 4-166 (southside - back) at Union Cemetery in Union, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] 1901 British Census, on-line version, (Public Record Office, www.census.pro.gov.uk), 3 Martin Street, Kensington (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S90] Smith-Miklautsch, Joan.

    3. [S155] Curry, Jean.

    4. [S22] Birth Certificate of Florence Maud Peters.

    5. [S290] Baptism of Florence Maude Peters, All Saints (London, Middlesex, England), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . ancestry.com.), "Baptisms," Florence Maude Peters, No. 1739 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S22] Birth Certificate of Florence Maud Peters, Twenty first November 1897 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S290] Baptism of Florence Maude Peters, All Saints (London, Middlesex, England), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . ancestry.com.), Florence Maude Peters - entry No 1739; accessed 1 May 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S154] 1901 British Census, on-line version, (Public Record Office, www.census.pro.gov.uk), Florence Peters, daughter, age 3 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S278] 1911 England and Wales Census, England. London (Harlesden)., (\i 1911 UK Census\i0 . 1911census.co.uk : n.d.), (1911census.co.uk); citing RG 78, RG 14 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S278] 1911 England and Wales Census, England. London (Harlesden)., (\i 1911 UK Census\i0 . 1911census.co.uk : n.d.), Florence; (1911census.co.uk : accessed 12 Apr 2010); citing RG 78, RG 14, schedule number (SN) 267 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S288] Ocean Arrivals (Form30A) Florence Peters, Canada., (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . ancestry.com.), Paid by the Overseas Settlement Committee; accessed 29 Apr 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S156] St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.

    13. [S32] Marriage Entry, Joseph Henry Peters and Hannah Smith, (Certified Copy of An Entry of Marriage given at the General Register Office - Dec 25, 1890).

    14. [S26] Marriage Registration - John Gallson and Florence Peters, (Manhattan, New York, USA).