Troy, My grandfather, David Petrie Hutcheon, was William K's brother. He was sent to Canada by Quarriers with his brother William on April 1, 1911, on board the SS Hesperus. I have a copy of the passenger list which lists their names.
Their brother George followed in 1913 and their brother James in 1916. Their brother Thomas died at Quarriers on September 24, 1911. Grandpa said that James died of poisoning in 1931.
Their parents' names were William Keith Hutcheon, died January 1910, and Ann M.S. Reaper, died February 1909. I have a copy of a photograph of them.
Grandpa and William were separated once their reached the Fairknowe Home in Brockville, Ontario. William went to a place called Enterprise and Grandpa went to Tamworth.
As a child, I remember meeting their sister Annie and visiting them at their home in Brockville, Ontario. I also remember travelling to Depauville, New York to visit George and his family.If I ever met William, I don't recall as he died in 1956 and I was only born in 1952. I know my Dad, Harry Hutcheon, has fond memories of him.
According to Grandpa, William started farming in February 1920. Grandpa invested his savings into William's farm and in their sister Annie came over from Scotland to keep house for William. In May 1926 my Grandfather married and he says that shortly after he and William had a falling out because Grandpa chose to move to Oshawa, Ontario where there was more work.
Grandpa married Mary Irene Gifford and they had seven children, Clarence (deceased), Harry (my Dad), Alan, Albert (Bert), Manfred (Manny), Ron (deceased), Shirley, and Bruce. With the exception of my Aunt Shirley, who lives in Truro, N.S., and me (I live in Cold Lake, Alberta), all the family still lives in Oshawa.
The only reason I know most of this is because in 1981 Grandpa was contacted by Quarriers who were trying to compile a history of the lives of the children they had sent to Canada. As I was the Secretary in the family, Grandpa dictated it to me and I got to type it up. One of my Uncles later made it into a small booklet. For everything that must have happened to him and his siblings, it is a very brief history.
You may have already known most of this but, if not, I hope it helps. Anyway, it was a pleasure finding another member of the family. If you want more information about my branch of the family, please don't hesitate to email me. I would be interested in learning more about your side of the family.