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William J. Pady

Reverend William J. Pady was a Baptist minister and merchant. He began immigrating children about 1889 or 1890. His children were taken from various Unions and Industrial Schools. In the beginning, Pady sent the children to Montreal, Quebec. They arrived on the Parisian on May 4, 1889 [this group from Shaftesbury Homes]; Parisian on May 12, 1890; Mongolian on Nov 27, 1891; Sardinian on Aug 13, 1892; Sardinian on May 1, 1893.

Pady had no receiving home in Canada, which was against government regulations. To cover himself he gave the address of his son in Emerson, Manitoba as his receiving home.

Children were sent to Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario. However, in 1896 the government put a stop to Pady's work. By this time over 100 children had come to Canada under Pady's auspicious.

Records:

The National Archives of Canada has files on this organization under C4732, Vol. 64, #32932 which lists the names of many children.


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