William Henry Chapple - family notes
William’s daughter Clara Florence Chapple died from Tabes Mesenterica - TB of the lymph glands inside the abdomen. This is an illness of children caused by drinking milk from cows infected with TB. Now uncommon as milk is pasteurised.
Passenger lists record that Albert George Chapple, age 24, a wiremaker from England, left Liverpool 2/5/1901 aboard RMS Tunisian & arrived 10/5/1901 into Montreal, Quebec, bound for Ottawa, Ontario. He travelled with his brother William Thomas Chapple, age 32, a bookbinder from England also headed for Ottawa.
The Tunisian’s maiden voyage was from Liverpool to Canada in April 1900. It transferred
to Canadian Pacific Line during World War 2. Renamed Marburn in 1922, it was scrapped
in 1928. Sister ship: The Bavarian.