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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #18 on: Friday 29 July 16 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I wonder if (Rene) is actually Irene. From the Calgary Directories 1931, 1615-16th St. E
address for James there is also an Irene. She stays at that address with James until 1939.
http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/2961.26/252.html?qid=peelbib%7Callan+irene%7C%28peelnum%3A002961.26%29%7Cscore

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #19 on: Friday 29 July 16 20:59 BST (UK) »
Billion Graves -  Willard J Neilson,  Calgary (Queens Park Village) Cemetery, Calgary Alberta. 1911-1990

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Willard-J-Neilson/14623851

and his wife Irene K - 1909 - 2002

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 30 July 16 11:29 BST (UK) »
Sorry that I have not been back before to say a huge "Thank you" to all you wonderful folks, my computer was converting to Windows 10, but I am back now and very thankful.  Here in England we have been looking for Lillian with 2L's, and think perhaps she and James knew each other before he went off to Canada......stay tuned!!

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 30 July 16 16:25 BST (UK) »
Excellent Sandra  :) so it is Irene.

There is an Incoming Canadian passenger list on the ship Minnedosa from Liverpool to
Quebec arriving Nov. 22, 1929.
Allan, Lilian age 43 married, b. Manchester, going to husband James Allan, 115 Dorchester
Ave., Selkirk, Man. In Canada before between 1921 -1929 Selkirk, Man.
Allan, Irene age 19, b. Manchester.

UK Outward passenger list shows their last address in UK as c/o Mrs. Knop, 34 Carlton Rd.
Ashton, Ches.

I checked to see if there were a Lilian/Irene on James' passenger list in 1921, but I didn't
spot any.

I also think there is a good possibility that they knew each other before.

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 30 July 16 17:03 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Another Incoming Canadian passenger list on the Montroyal from Liverpool to Quebec
arriving July 9, 1926. She is alone this time.
Allan, Lilian age 39, wife, b. Eccles, England, going to husband James, Dorchester Ave.
Selkirk, Man. In Canada before between 1921-1926, Dorchester Ave., Selkirk, nearest relative
from whence you came mother Mrs. Knox, 34 Carlton Road, Ashton on Mersey

UK Outward passenger list shows her last address as 34 Carlton Rd., Ashton on Mersey.

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 30 July 16 17:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,

In August 1908 Lillian Gordon Knox married Walter Dowd in the St. Silas Parish, Manchester.
Her father is William Knox.

Canadian Passenger Form 30A on the Minnedosa arriving July 1921, Lilian Gordon Dowd age 34,
widow, b. Eccles, shopkeeper, to be married, going to fiance Neepawa, Manitoba. Nearest relative
from whence you came, father William E. Knox, 34 Carlton Rd, Sale, Cheshire.

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 30 July 16 17:56 BST (UK) »
Well done DB - just ahead of me on those  ;D

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Re: Disappearing Grandfather
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 30 July 16 17:57 BST (UK) »
Birth registered as Lily Gorton Knox Sept 1886 Barton L

1891 census for Ardwick Lancashire William 28, Emily 25 and children Lily G 4 and Frederick P 1
Surname Knox

Walter Dowd died in 1918.  1911 British census for Newton Health North Manchester shows Lillian with Walter and daughter Irene (1)