09-10-2007, 4:54 PM
Thomas Pearce (b 1841 in Staffordshire), abandoned his wife & children sometime after 1881. One story has it that he went to join his brother, Charles, in Ontario, but we can find no trace of him there. Another story is that he died in San Francisco, USA. We would love to know the truth, as the family never heard from him after he left.