Two Earthy families moved to Canada, an Essex family settled in the East in Brantford, Ontario in 1912, and a Suffolk family settled in the West in New Westminster, British Columbia in April 1913.
Joseph Stephen Earthy 1891
Joseph Stephen was born on the 24th of May 1891 in Little Clacton, Essex. He left Little Clacton for Brantford in Ontario in the summer of 1907. He married Margaret Ann Salter in Brantford on the 18th of October 1912, they had 4 children all born in Brantford:
Joseph Douglas Earthy, born 10/2/1914.
Frances Margaret Earthy, born 9/1/1916.
John Gordon Earthy, born 9/6/1920.
Margaret Bernice Earthy, born 12/5/1924.
Joseph's father Thomas was born in Little Clacton on the 18th of May 1844, he married Sarah Ann Bareham on the 30th of September 1882, he spent all his life in Little Clacton where he also died on the 7th of April 1917.
Joseph had five sisters:
Jessie Sarah Mary Earthy, born 6/6/1883 married 1914 Jack Parkinson.
Francis Augusta Earthy, born 10./10/1885 married (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) 9/10/1908 Clarence Wilbert Bernhardt.
Alice Florence Earthy, born 18/1/1877 married (Clacton-on-Sea) 16/1/1909 Frederick John Hume.
Caroline Emily Earthy, born 5/2/1889 married (Kings Lynn) George Plain.
Nancy Anne Earthy, born 29/5/1897.
A family photograph taken shortly before Joseph's departure to Canada.
Top row standing: Caroline Emily, Joseph Stephen, Francis Augusta.
Bottom row sitting: Alice Florence, Sarah Ann, Nancy Anne (standing), Thomas, Jessie Sarah Mary.
Joseph was part of the The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), click here to see more details.

Frederick William Earthy 1877
Frederick William was the son of William (1849-1920) and Ann Elizabeth Earthy, William was manager at the 'Earthy & Sons' Coachbuilders which was founded by his father Reuben in Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Frederick William was born in the Suffolk town of Stowmarket on the 10th of October 1877, he was the eldest of six children:
Frederick William Earthy born 1877.
Samuel Reuben Earthy, born Stowmarket 1879, married in 1915 Sarah Lake, died 1951.
Pearlie May Earthy, born in Stowmarket 1880.
Wilfrid Frank Earthy, born in Stowmarket 1881, died 1882.
Olive Ann Earthy, born in Stowmarket 1884.
Florence Helen Earthy, born in Stowmarket 1886, married on the 29th of November 1910 Robert Sydney Wood.
Charles Edward Victor born in 1891, married in Southwark 1915 Brenda O Bryan.
On the 5th of January 1902 Frederick William married Lilian Celestine White in her home town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
In April 1913 Frederick William & Lilian together with their children (6 at the time) emigrated to Canada onboard the Empress of Ireland.
The Empress of Ireland
Photograph from the RMS Empresss Of Ireland
Frederick William & Lilian had 9 children, 6 born in England and 3 born in Canada:
Edward Frank Frederick Earthy, born 5/1/1903 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 18/7/1927 in White Rock British Columbia, Ruby Irene Woods), died 8/11/1981 Port Alberni, British Columbia.
Catherine Lillian Earthy, born 15/3/1905 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 3/4/1923 in Vancouver British Columbia, Charles Lawrence Betsworth), died 6/9/2003 Vancouver, British Columbia.
William Earthy, born 6/6/1906 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 15/2/1948 Marienne Thwing, re-married 12/4/1986 Delphine Lorenz), died 19/5/1992 Seattle, Washington.
Bernard Alfred Earthy, born 9/11/1907 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 18/4/1932 in Vancouver British Columbia, Frances Augustine Browne), died 28/4/2001 Victoria, British Columbia.
Pearlie Earthy, born 14/10/1909 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 24/5/1929 in White Rock British Columbia, George Everett Root), died 8/4/2001 Hamilton, Montanna.
Phyllis Mary Earthy, born 14/10/1909 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (Married 1930 in Vancouver Island British Columbia, Robert Alexander Love, re-married abt 1945 Harold Langtrie Sangster) died 4/12/1992 Victoria, British Columbia.
Olive Celstine Earthy, born 9/8/1914 in New Westminster, British Columbia, (Married 16/6/1936 Daniel Ingemunder Danelson), died 13/8/1989 Bellingham, Washington.
Dennis Charles Earthy, born 17/4/1916 in New Westminster, British Columbia, (Married 26/12/1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Frances Isabella Welch, died 3/11/1993.
Frederick William Earthy, born 14/5/1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, (Married 15/11/1942 Mildred Ann McCall), died 30/6/2002.
Frederick William and his older brother Charles Edward were part of the The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), click here to see more details.
 
 
 
A Photograph of Frederick William and Lilian and family taken in 1916 the year before their last child Frederick was born, also the same year Frederick William joined the CEF.
 
Back Row: Frederick William, Lilian who is holding Dennis Charles, Edward Frank.
Middle Row: Pearl, Catherine.
Front Row: Bernard Alfred, Phyllis, Olive, William.


 
Thanks to Teresa Love for the photograph of Frederick William and his family.
Research by Dick Earthy, David Earthy, Margaret Masters & Mark Earthy.
Complementary research on Frederick William by Lyle Root September 2006.