Farndale. Son of Martin and
Catherine Farndale (FAR00364) born, Tranmire Farm.
George Farndale registered Guisbro'
District Jan-Mar 1883
(GRO Vol 9d page 498? - 1837 Online)
George Farndale went to Canada about 1911 and
lived at Three Hills, Alberta. He
He is shown
on the passenger list of the SS Halifax (Dominion Line) sailing from Liverpool
to Halifax on 1 April 1911, with James
Farndale who wrote a diary
of the journey.
The fourth child and third son of Martin and Catherine, George,
was born on 9 January 1882 at Tranmire, where his parents had recently moved
to. He would be there for two to three years before moving to Tidkinhow,
where he lived until he went to Canada. Like the rest of his family, he went
to school at Charltons
and later to Boosbeck,
leaving in about 1896, aged 14.
Like his brothers, he started to work at Tidkinhow. He was close to his brother,
Martin, and when Martin went to Canada in 1905, Martin told George that if it
was all right, he would send for him. This he did and George went to join
Martin at Trochu
in 1906. George was a tall, broad man of few words, shy and a bit moody.
There is a story that before he left home, he was out around the farm at
Tidkinhow when they met some poachers. They threatened his father and one
went up to George and told him to take his coat off and fight. George said
"I don't need my coat off to you". He banged two of them together
and they all went off.
George took a homestead near Three Hills, not far from Trochu and lived
there all his life until he retired, when he went to live in Calgary. He
lived alone all his life, remaining reserved and shy. There are many stories
about him. Once he came to help his younger brother, Alfred, to drill corn.
He arrived and started and then, with the job only half done, he drove
himself and the drill home. Something said had annoyed him; so he left. He
was known as a very upright and honest man. His bank manager used to say he
was one hundred per cent reliable. There is also a story that he cared for a
local girl, a nurse, who also liked him. She knew he was shy and tried to
help him propose. He thought she was trying to pressurise him, so he never
spoke to her again!
It is perhaps all these stories which describe
this big, shy man best. Certainly he was alone most of his life. He had many
Farndale qualities, but his was an extreme version of them.
George died on 4 May 1954 in Calgary aged 72,
where he is buried.
emigrated to Canada in 1905, and farmed for the rest of his life at Three
Hills. He never married and remained alone and independent although well
known in the District. He spent the last years of his life in Calgary where
he died in 1954, and where he was buried (Our Huxley
The Canadian Farndales
at the Kinseys in about 1931
Kate Grace George Alfred
George Farndale of Calgary Alberta, Canada, died
4 May 1954 aged 72 years, (ie born 1882). He is
buried in Calgary, Alberta.
The boys of
Tidkinhow in about 1910.
Alfred, William, George and inset Martin
and Farndales in about 1931
Martin Farndale George
Farndale Ruth Farndale Will Kinsey Alfred Farndale Jim Farndale
Alfred Kinsey Edna Farndale Jimmy Farndale Martin Farndale Grace Farndale
(Mary Farndale, Anne