Plaqued Houses and Buildings
230 King Street - Thomas Thomas Sr. House
The house was constructed in 1869, and bought a few years later by Thomas Thomas Sr., a shipbuilder.
Property Details:
Thomas Thomas Sr. was born in the south of Wales c1795 and first appears in Oakville in the 1850's. He was a ship's carpenter, a busy trade in Oakville at the time. HIs son, Thomas Jr., followed in his father's footsteps. The family resided at 230 King Street from c1871, which he likely built. Thomas (Sr.) died of old age in March 1882 at the age of 88.

Subsequent owners of the house included George Gerrie, a lake captain, and his son George, a gardener from c1890 - 1930, and Beatrice Kathleen Applebee, a spinster, from 1930 - 1949.

Beatrice Kathleen "Kathleen" Appelbe was the daughter of Robert Swanton Appelbe and Eliza Appelbe. She was the sister of Cecil Appelbe, Ernest Appelbe, and Violet Twigg (nee Appelbe).

The house has been added onto in recent years.
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230 King Street, 2019230 King Street, 2019
230 King Street Plaque230 King Street Plaque
230 King Street, 1940s230 King Street, 1940s
Beatrice Kathleen AppelbeBeatrice Kathleen Appelbe
Beatrice Kathleen Appelbe (on right)Beatrice Kathleen Appelbe (on right)
Beatrice's sister Amy Twigg (nee Aplelbe) in front of 230 King StreetBeatrice's sister Amy Twigg (nee Aplelbe) in front of 230 King Street