Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wedding Wednesday~ Elizabeth And Alexander 1888~

That Alexander Findlay & Elizabeth Ann Imlah, both residing in the perish of New Deer, have been duly proclaimed in the parish church of New Deer in order for Marriage and no objection made is attested at New Deer the Seventieth day of November One thousand eight hundred and eighty eight years by Wm Greig, Session Clerk. The above parties were Married by me this day at Inkhorn Savoch November 23, 1888. W. Wallace Wilson, minster.

Elizabeth Imlah and Alexander Findlay
For more information about  Elizabeth Ann and Alexander see  my post on March 19, 2011
and April 13, 2011

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Travel Tuesday~ 1913 The Cocklin's Leave England for Canada~

Allan Line steamship built 1901 at Belfast, Ireland by Workman, Clark Co. Ltd. The Ionian was mainly used for the conveyance of emigrants between Liverpool and Canadian ports.

On the 26th Day of June1913 my Great Grandparents, Daniel Cocklin and Alice Allen along with their 3 children, Alice (my Nana) ,Rose and Henry boarded the S.S. Ionian for a journey to a new land. After 13 days of sailing at sea they arrived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 9th, 1913. According to the Ships manifest there where 647 Adults and 100 children on board when the Ionian sailed into port at 9:40 AM. While most of the information I found was things I already knew, the fact that my Great Grandfather had a brother already living in Canada was a surprise to me,  I have not been able to tie my Great Grandfather to a family, this gives me another place to search.

Passenger Lists, 1865–1935. Microfilm Publications T-479 to T-520, T-4689 to T-4874, T-14700 to T-14939, C-4511 to C-4542. Library and ArchivesCanada, n.d. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Canadian Passenger Lists Questions 1911-1919
1. No. of Passengers: [Line #]
2. No. of S.S. Contract Ticket: 984
3. Amount of Cash: ?
4. Name in Full: DANIEL COCKLIN
5. Age of Adults/Male: 30
6. Age of Adults/Female:
7. Children Under 14 Years/Male:
8. Children Under 14 Years/Female:
9. Married, Single, or Widowed: M
10. Have you ever been in Canada before? No
11. If So/When:
13. If So/How Long:
14. Do You Intend To Permanently Reside in Canada? YES
15. Are You Able to Read? YES
16. Are You Able to Write? YES
17. Country of Birth: ENGLAND
18. No. of Passengers: [Line #]
19. Race of People: ENGLISH
20. Destination/Post Office: CHESLEY 
21. Destination/Province:
22. What Was Your Occupation In Country From Which You Came: LABOUR
23. What Is Your Intended Occupation In Canada: LABOUR
24. Have you ever worked as farmer,farm,labourer,gardener,stableman,carter, Ry [railway] Surfaceman, or miner? NO
25. If So/Which:
26. If So/How Long:
27. If So/When:
28. Religious Denomination: ROMAN CATHOLIC
29. Travelled Inland On:
30. Initials of Civil Examiner: PAGE IS DAMAGED ,INITIALS MISSING
31. No. Of Passengers: [Line #]PAGE IS DAMAGED INFO MISSING

Monday, August 12, 2013

Military Monday~ Attestation Paper for Daniel Cocklin

Attestation Paper :Source Library and Archives of Canada
   Finding my Great Grandfathers Attestation Paper was not to hard, my Nana had memorized his regiment number when she was little girl and years ago when I asked her about him she couldn't remember his date of Birth or if he was born in England or Ireland but even in her late 80's and suffering from Alzheimer she able to recite the number to me, #651693. I went to Canada's Library and Archives and put in the number and found his papers. What a wealth of information one can learn from them! 
Attestation Paper :Source Library and Archives of Canada
   Listed on the front page was his date of birth the 2nd of October 1882,  where he was born "London, England " his Occupation at the time "Machine Operator", my Great Grandmothers name,where they lived at the time and his Signature and the date of his enlistment along with the regiment he was assigned to " The 160 Battalion".

Page 2: Gave me some insight as to what he looked like ( to date I have not found a photo of him). Height 5 ft. 2 1/4 inches (hmm I didn't get my being tall from Great Grandpa!) Complexion "Dark",  eyes "Blue", hair " Dark Brown",and he was Roman Catholic, Also his age at the time he enlisted.

**Maternal Great Grandfather**

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sundays Obituary~ 1924 Peter Ried Imlah

Source: April 07, 1924 Aberdeen Journal

IMLAH- At 65 Powis Place, Aberdeen ,on the 4th April, Peter Reid Imlah (Pat), beloved husband of Jeannie Ogilvie and second son of the late Peter Imlah, joiner, and of Mrs. Imlah, Chicago ( late of 12 Esslemont Avenue). Funeral on Tuesday, 8th inst., at 3:30 p.m. from the house of his father-in-law, James Ogilvie, 19 Summerfield Terrace, to Nellfield Cemetery. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation and invitation. 

** My 1st Cousin 3x Removed**