Harold Percy Breach1,2

#11504, (28 March 1872-after 1957)
FatherJames Child Breach1 (c Jun 1845-c May 1921)
MotherEmma Miller1 (c Sep 1844-13 Sep 1913)
ChartsFairclough Family - descendants
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
likely photograph of Harold Percy Breach
(source: M. Willson)
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Harold Percy Breach was born on 28 March 1872 at Manchester.3,2 He was the son of James Child Breach and Emma Miller.1 Harold Percy Breach was baptized at St. Mary's on Sunday, 21 April 1872 at Hulme, Manchester.3 Harold Percy Breach was also known as Percy. A photograph was taken of the Breach family circa 1880 in Sale.
the Breach family
from left unknown, unknown, Percy (Harold Percy), Emma, Leonard, unknown, James Breach (?), Charlie, James Breach (?)
(source: M. Willson)


He was recorded as living with his mother, a 16 year-old niece, an aunt and his siblings Charles, James, Leonard and Ida in the 1881 census at Marlborough Road "Woodstock", Sale, Cheshire. He was recorded as being 9 years old. It isn't known where his father was.2

Harold Percy Breach emigrated from England at about the age of eighteen.4 He arrived circa 1890 at U.S.A.4



In April 1894 he travelled to New York on the 'Umbria', after an unknown stay in England. He was to return - presumably briefly - to England just before Christmas.5,6 He was a salesman in December 1894.6 He was found on a passenger list on the 'Saxonia' on 2 August 1902 from Boston to Liverpool.7

He married Florence S. Slade, circa 1906 They were to remain childless.8 Harold (and presumably his spouse Florence) lived in 1908 at 754 7th Street, Buffalo, New York. They were to remain living here for at least 49 years.9 Harold Percy Breach was a manager for Charles F. Slade Company, a firm perhaps associated with his wife's family in July 1908.10,9

Harold returned to England with his wife Florence for about six weeks in July 1908, departing from Montreal. They undertook a similar six-week trip four years later. However, most of the voyages he was to take to England were without his wife.10,11,12

He was recorded as head of household in the 1910 census with Florence S. Slade as his spouse at Buffalo, New York. He was 38 years old. Also living in the house was Florence's brother.8

Harold's brother Frank began military service on Saturday, 3 July 1915 when he enlisted in the 19th Dragoons at Canada at age 31.13

He was recorded as head of household in the 1920 census with Florence S. Slade as his spouse at Buffalo, New York. He was 47 years old.4

Harold Percy Breach was naturalized on 3 August 1921 at Buffalo, New York.14 He and Florence S. Slade were found on a passenger list on the 'Araguaya' on 10 March 1927 from Bermuda to New York.15

In May 1927 he returned to England for nine months, returning to New York just after Christmas.16,17

He was recorded as head of household in the 1930 census with Florence S. Slade as his spouse at Buffalo, New York. He was 58 years old.18

The next year is a little unclear, except that he seems to have made at least 5 - but in all likelihood perhaps eight - transatlantic trips in the 15 months from April 1931, at least one in conjunction with his brother Charles.14,19,20,21,22 Harold Percy Breach was an office manager for Rolls Chemical Company in 1934.23 He was found on a passenger list on the Cunard White Star ship 'Samaria' on 23 February 1937 from Boston to Liverpool.24

On July 1938 he appears to have returned to England for five months, returning home just before Christmas, only to depart again four months later with his brother Charles (visiting again) to England for four months.25,26,27,28 He was a retired person in April 1940.29

He was recorded as head of household in the 1940 census with Florence S. Slade as his spouse at Buffalo, New York. He was 68 years old.29

Harold died after 1957.30

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1872BirthManchester3,2
1
1872BaptismSt. Mary's, Hulme, Manchester3
Emigratn-newEngland4
1890Immigratn-newU.S.A.4
1894Note memo only CR CR5,6
1894Occupation6
1902Passenger listLiverpool7
1906Marriage8
1908Residence754 7th Street, Buffalo, New York9
1908Occupation10,9
1908Note memo only CR CR10,11,12
1910Census (US) 1910Buffalo, New York8
1920Census (US) 1920Buffalo, New York4
1927Passenger listNew York15
1927Note memo only CR CR16,17
1930Census (US) 1930Buffalo, New York18
1931Note memo only CR CR14,19,20,21,22
1932Occupation-hide20
1934Occupation23
1937Occupation-hide24
1937Passenger listLiverpool24
1938Note memo only CR CR25,26,27,28
1940Occupation29
1940Census (US) 1940Buffalo, New York29
1957Residence-hideApartment 46 754 7th Street, Buffalo, New York30
1957Death30

Family

Florence S. Slade (8 Apr 1872-)

Citations

  1. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 13 Apr 1894 p.4 Death Notices.
  2. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) District and sub-district of Altrincham, peice 3506 folio 115 p.26.
  3. [S742] Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com) Reference Number: M321/2/1/2; Item Number: 5; Archive Roll: 822 (for place and exact date).
  4. [S745] Federal Census for United States 1920 (online image) Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 24, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1108; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 233; Image: 170.
  5. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1894; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 624; Line: 6; Page Number: 7.
  6. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 55; Item: 54.
  7. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 198; Item: 11.
  8. [S707] Federal Census for United States 1910 (online image) Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 22, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_947; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0209; FHL microfilm: 1374960.
  9. [S743] US City Directories,United States of America (various dates), Publication Title: Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1908.
  10. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 324; Item: 12.
  11. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1908; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 1142; Line: 9; Page Number: 76.
  12. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1908; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 1142; Line: 29; Page Number: 74.
  13. [S749] Library and Archives Canada, Military, 1914-1918 Name: Frank Ernest Breach; Regiment Number: 100342.
  14. [S748] Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1954 Ancestry.com, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1943; Publication Number: T938; Roll: 371.
  15. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1927; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 4018; Line: 1; Page Number: 51.
  16. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 843; Item: 22.
  17. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1927; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 4190; Line: 1; Page Number: 214.
  18. [S747] Federal Census for United States 1930 (online image) Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 1433; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0328; Image: 989.0; FHL microfilm: 2341168.
  19. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 956; Item: 13.
  20. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 984; Item: 23.
  21. [S748] Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1954 Ancestry.com, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1943; Publication Number: T938; Roll: 380.
  22. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1932; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 5196; Line: 4; Page Number: 115.
  23. [S744] New York City Directories,New York, New York, USA (various dates), Buffalo 1934.
  24. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 1116; Item: 73.
  25. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 1147; Item: 77.
  26. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1938; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6260; Line: 1; Page Number: 135.
  27. [S475] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Ancestry.com, Class: BT26; Piece: 1170; Item: 121.
  28. [S487] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Ancestry.com, Year: 1939; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6397; Line: 3; Page Number: 163.
  29. [S746] Federal Census for United States 1940 (online image) Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: T627_2840; Page: 65A; Enumeration District: 64-572.
  30. [S743] US City Directories,United States of America (various dates), Publication Title: Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1957.