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Looking for Lennox Family
« on: Sunday 14 January 07 19:52 GMT (UK) »
My Grandfather George Lennox born 1899 Co. Tyrone his parents Eccles & Martha were born ( I think early 1860's) .
Trying to find out all I can 1891 cencus would help.
Any idea's????
Bill

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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 January 07 20:29 GMT (UK) »
First surviving census for County Tyrone is 1901. Not indexed so you really need to know the townland or at least the parish to get census records.
Church records might be useful. Need to have an idea of religion and area where they lived.
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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 January 07 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Bill- any relation to Eccles Lennox d.1908 Canada leaving wife Martha and 5 children in Glasgow?
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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Everything fits as I know Eccles married a Martha Tombs and all the family were in Glasgow in the 1901 census. As regards the family most were born in Cookstown including my G.father George.

What else do you know????

Cheers, Bill

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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Eccles Lennox was murdered 17 Nov.1908. Had been working at Portage La Prairie for Grand Trunk Railroad and sent 500 home to wife in Scotland. Several versions of death, trial, etc. available on-line.

www.winnipeg.ca/police/history/story8.stm

winnipegsun.com/SundayFocus/2006/12/01/2576696.html

www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/35/krafchenko.shtml

www.qualityflask.com/archives/archive-04Dec2006.html
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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 20:41 GMT (UK) »
Manitoba records-
Lennox, Ecoles (this is spelling in index), died Nov. 18, 1908 Winnipeg, age 45 years, reg. #1908-003703 (can order death certificate).

Looks like certificate might gives parents' names, etc. but possibly only if person registering death there (police?, employer?) was able to provide details.

Other information might be available looking through links at Manitoba Genweb site.

Eicles Lennox died 18 Nov.1908, buried 20 Nov.1908 Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.

Thought name like "Eccles Lennox" would be easy to search but there seem to be so many variations of Eccles!
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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for all your help but how did you know about the 500 sent home? I had been told that the murder took place in Glasgow.

The big question now is why was he in Canada...    and who with?

Cheers, Bill

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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Probably went to Canada to work- suspect he could earn more money out there and send most of it home to family.
For information on history of Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad see Wikipedia.
$500 sent home (not pounds as I said earlier) was mentioned in one of the links to the murder that I posted earlier. Wife Martha and 5 children mentioned same place.
http://winnipegsun.com/SundayFocus/2006/12/01/2576696.html
Might be worthwhile to contact Bob Holliday who wrote the article (just last December) and see what additional information he might have which did not appear in his article.
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Re: Looking for Lennox Family
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 January 07 15:58 GMT (UK) »
Thank you again
regards
Bill