Person:Ada Read (1)

Ada Tomlinson Read
m. 19 Mar 1882
  1. Alice M. Read1883 -
  2. Ada Tomlinson Read1884 - 1972
  3. Fred Read1886 - 1968
  4. William Read1889 -
  5. Arthur Read1889 -
  6. Louisa Annie Read1893 -
  7. John Read1895 -
  8. Alfred Henry Read1898 -
  9. Florence Read1900 -
  10. Jame A Read1902 -
m. 18 Apr 1908
  1. Deanna Durbin1921 - 2013
Facts and Events
Name Ada Tomlinson Read
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][6] 8 Dec 1884 Chester, Cheshire, England
Census[3] 1891 Chester, Cheshire, England9 Back Thomas Street
Census[4] 1901 Newton (near Manchester), Lancashire, England
Marriage 18 Apr 1908 Oldham, Lancashire, Englandto James Allen Durbin
Immigration[5] 11 Aug 1910 Montréal, Île-de-Montréal, Québec, CanadaVictorian from Liverpool, England
Census 1916 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadawith James Allen Durbin
Immigration[7] 24 May 1923 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Naturalization[6] 7 Dec 1925 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Census 1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Stateswith James Allen Durbin
Census 1940 Los Angeles, California, United Stateswith James Allen Durbin
Death[1][2] 10 Jun 1972 Orange, California, United States
Burial[2] Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States


Ada arrived in Canada on 11 Aug 1910 at Montreal, Quebec aboard the Victorian from Liverpool, England. Her stated destination was Peterboro, Ontario. She was accompanied by her six month old daughter Edith, husband James having arrived in Canada earlier.

In 1912, Ada and Edith returned to England, arriving in Liverpool aboard the Empress of Britain on 13 Apr 1912 from Halifax. They returned to Canada via Quebec on 20 Sep 1912 aboard the Virginian. This time they were accompanied by Ada's younger brother, Arthur Read. Their stated destination was Winnipeg, Manitoba.

On 24 May 1923, Ada, husband James and daughters Edith and Edna emigrated from Canada to the United States, having been pre-examined on 15 May 1923. At this time their nearest relative in Canada was stated to be Arthur Read, and the destination as Los Angeles, California.

Ada and James petitioned for naturalization at the Southern District, Central Division, Los Angeles, California, District Court on 7 Dec 1925. Although no evidence has been found that the petition was granted they are recorded as naturalized citizens in the 1920 census.

  1. 1.0 1.1 California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.

    Plot: Enduring Faith, Lot 4388, Space 1

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules.

    Class: RG12; Piece: 2866; Folio: 70; Page: 30; GSU Roll: 6097976.

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules.

    Class: RG13; Piece: 3758; Folio: 141; Page: 44.

  5. Canada. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935. (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada).


  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents: World Archives Project. (

    National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Serial: M1524; Microfilm Roll: 136.

  7. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc).

    National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1464; Roll: 467; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85.