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Motruna Diachun (b. 15 Nov 1876, d. 26 Dec 1970)Motruna Diachun (daughter of Cafrum Diachun and Motruna Bocyn) was born 15 Nov 1876 in Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland, and died 26 Dec 1970 in Burlington, Ontario.She married Yakiw Karman on 23 Nov 1899 in Stehnikowce, Republic of Poland, son of Andrew Karman and Tekla Dragannuk.
Notes for Motruna Diachun:
Motruna came to Canada on the S.S. Montrose which at that time was running between London - Antwerp - Quebec and Montreal.Her port of arrival was Montreal, Quebec.Herself, Martha and Tekla were apparently quaranteed on Ellis Island due to the fact that it was suspected that Tekla had smallpox (most probably was chickenpox).They were all quaranteed for a short period of time.Motruna was accompanied by her daughters Martha and Tekla and her brother George Diachun.
MONTROSE.Built 1897 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesborough for Elder Dempster & Co. 7094 gross tons, length 444.3 ft x beam 52 ft, one funnel, four masts, single screw and a speed of 12 knots.Originally built as a refrigerated cargo steamer with accommodation for 12 - 1st class passengers.Launched on 17/6/1897 and commenced her maiden voyage from Middlesborough - Quebec - Montreal in September of that year.On 29/10/1897 she commenced running between Avonmouth and Montreal until 1900 when she was chartered to the government and made 8 voyages to Capetown to carry the Dublin & Denbigh Imperial Yeomanry and their horses to the Boer War.In 1903, she was laid up at Liverpool and was taken over by Canadian Pacific and rebuilt to carry 70 - 2nd class and 1800 - 3rd class passengers.On 20/4/1903 she commenced running between Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal and on 17/4/1904 was transferred to the London - Antwerp - St. John, NB and London - Antwerp - Quebec - Montreal services.It was during this period that the infamous Dr. Crippen and his secretary Ethel Le Nerv (dressed as a boy) aroused the suspicions of the master, who radioed the Liverpool office with his suspicions and the pair were arrested for murder in the St. Lawrence.On the outbreak of the war in 1914, the "Montrose" was in Antwerp waiting to bunker and the "Montreal" was also there for engine repairs.The coal on the "Montreal" was transferred to the "Montrose" who then towed the other vessel to the UK.On 20/10/1914 she was sold to the admiralty who intended to use her as a blockship in Dover harbour, but during a gale, she broke her moorings and drifted out to sea where she went aground on the Goodwin Sands and was lost.Her mast was visible there until 1963.
More About Motruna Diachun:
Burial: Unknown, Burlington, Ontario.
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Old Age.
Naturalization: 04 Nov 1926
More About Motruna Diachun and Yakiw Karman:
Marriage: 23 Nov 1899, Stehnikowce, Republic of Poland.
Children of Motruna Diachun and Yakiw Karman are:
- +Martha Karman, b. 25 Apr 1900, Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland, d. 15 Aug 1978, Waterdown, Ontario.
- Boy Karman 2, b. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland, d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland.
- Boy Karman 1, b. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland, d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Stehnikowce, Tarnopol, Lwow, Zbaraz, Republic of Poland.
- +Tekla Karman.
- +Mary Karman, b. 12 Jan 1913, Toronto, Ontario, d. 29 Nov 1990, Dearborn, Michigan.
- Stella Karman 1, b. Bet. 1913 - 1917, Toronto, Ontario, d. Bet. 1913 - 1917, Toronto, Ontario.
- +Stella Karman.
- +Ann Karman.