George and James Harman – British Home Children

George Frederick Harman (born July 6, 1883) and James (Jim) Walter Harman (born June 14, 1885) came to Canada from England in 1898 as British Home Children. They lived with Paddy Nolan at Brudenell, Ontario until 1902. That is where George (Pa Harman) learned to play the violin. In 1902 George came to Cobalt, Ontario and worked in the mines until he caught pnemonia. George and Jim bought farms at Heaslip, Ontario. Both brothers were married in Canada. They had a sister Rose that came to Canada later and an older brother Bill (born July 14, 1881) who also came to Canada but lived most of his life in USA.

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