May 10, 2013

Today would be Frank’s 121st birthday, a fitting date for the end of his journal and this blog.

After he returned home to Picton, he married Cynthia in September 1920, worked as an auto mechanic, had three sons, and died at the age of 74 in June 1967. This picture was taken in 1966.

z Frank and Cynthia 1966

No one knows what became of Hannah.

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1919 End Pages

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1919 Address Entries

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May 10, 1919

1919-05-09B.D. [Frank’s birthday]

Saturday

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May 9, 1919

1919-05-09Home

Friday

Got into Belleville at 4.50. Took a bus down to the Crystal Hotel. Had breakfast there and got a taxi at 9 o’clock for home. Got home at 10.30.

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May 8, 1919

1919-05-07Montreal

Thursday

Got up at 7 o’clock (A.T.) [Atlantic Time]. Time put back 60 minutes at Mont-Joli at 7.25 am. Good trip through. Sent a telegram home from Levis. Got into Montreal at 9.15. Went to Khaki Club & had supper. Left G.T.R. [Grand Trunk Railway] at 11 pm. Stopped at Prescott, Brockville & Kingston. All stopped in Montreal by Pattie W. Jay & myself.

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May 7, 1919

1919-05-07Halifax, New Brunswick*

Wednesday

Clock put back 60 mintues this morning. Got into pier at 8 o’clock. Got off at 8.30. Finished discharge at 11 o’clock. Had dinner, got train for Montreal at 2.55 pm. All afternoon & night had a good sleep. Quite a lot of rain.

* I assume this means he was in Halifax and later that day in N.B. on the train, not that he thought that Halifax was in N.B.

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May 6, 1919

1919-05-05S.S. Baltic

Tuesday

Got up for breakfast. Didn’t go on deck as it was very cold. After dinner had a good sleep in afternoon. After supper went on deck and went to concert party 15th Batt. in saloon. Lookout saw land at 5 o’clock. Saw lights at 10.30. Miles up to noon 328, 199 still to go. Total 2489 miles. Clock set back 6 minutes.

Very quiet tonight & quite warm. Got anchored at 2 am. Ready to go in to pier in morning.

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May 5, 1919

1919-05-05S.S. Baltic

Monday

Got up for breakfast. Slept till noon. After dinner had parade & inspection. Got pay books. Mileage 355 today. Very quiet during day. A little rough in evening. Clock put back 32 minutes tonight.

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May 4, 1919

1919-05-03S.S. Baltic

Sunday

Got up this moring and had breakfast. Stayed on deck till noon. After dinner had a little sleep. Raining today. From yesterday noon till today noon 365 miles. Clock put back 32 minutes at midnight.

Very quiet today. Lifebelt inspection tonight. Got to bed about 10.30.

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