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Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« on: Thursday 16 April 09 11:56 BST (UK) »
Looking for information on descendants of Joseph Fleming and his wife Ursula, m/s Ramsay.

Ursula (c.1869, Glasgow) emigrated from Barrow-in-Furness to USA in 1927 with sons John (c.1908, Barrow) and Duncan (c.1913, Barrow); son Joseph (c.1905, Barrow) had emigrated one month earlier, possibly with his brother George (c.1893, Glasgow).

Daughter Ursula (c.1891, Glasgow) had married Joshua Danks and they with two children emigrated to USA in 1929. Daughter Annie (c.1892, Glasgow) stayed in Barrow-in-Furness.

No information on remaining children Isabella (c.1898, Glasgow), Willliam (c.1901, Glasgow), Janet (c.1903, Barrow), Archibald (c.1910, Barrow).

Only other info found so far is Ursula and Joshua Danks are (probably) buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Fleming: Campsie, Glasgow, E Kilbride, Cumbria, Canada/USA, Oz (NSW)
Cant: Kilmichael, Inverness, Resoles, Moray
Stewart: Dingwall, Strathpeffer
Rankin(e): Argyll, Glasgow
Ferrier: Kinnell, Red Castle, Inverkeillor, Glasgow, Greenock
Morrell: Dundee, Oban, Perth, Rothesay
Harris: Glasgow, Dunoon
Hart: Govan
McDonell/McDonald: Knoydart, Kilmonivaig, Inverness, Paisley
(Mc)Niven: Islay, Glasgow
MacDonald: N Uist, Glasgow
MacCorquodale: N Uist
Dear: St Cyrus
Gibb: St Vigeans
Bell: Forfarshire

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Re: Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 April 09 13:15 BST (UK) »
If you're referring to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, there's a military grave locator here:  http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1  However, I don't see any likely matches for either of them.

Social Security Death Index
Ursula Danks
Last residence & last benefit:  Universal City, Bexar Co., Texas
Born 10 Dec. 1890
Died Oct. 1979
Soc. Sec. No. issued in Pennsylvania before 1951
 
Texas Death Index
Ursula Danks
Died 16 Oct 1979 in Bexar Co.
Gender:  Female 
 
Passenger list for SS United States from Southampton & Le Havre, France to New York, arriving 13 Dec. 1956
Danks, Ursula F., US Citizen passport # 118123, address c/o Ellis, 329 A Crum Lynne, Pa.


1930 Census, Haverford, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, 680 Port (?) Redding Road

Danks, Joshua, head, rents home for $40, does not live on a farm, male, white, age 42, married, age at 1st marriage - 29, able to read & write, born Eng., parents born Eng., immigrated 1929, alien, reception clerk - coal company, not a veteran

Danks, Ursula, wife, female, white, age 39, married, age at 1st marriage - 26, able to read & write, born Scotland, parents born Scotland, immigrated 1929, alien, no occupation

Danks, Eric G., son, male, white, age 12, attending school, able to read & write, born Eng., father born Eng., mother born Scotland, immigrated 1929, alien

Danks, Patricia, daughter, female, white, age 5, attending school, able to read & write, born Eng., father born Eng., mother born Scotland, immigrated 1929, alien


WWII Draft Registration Card
Joshua Danks
7250 "A" Glen Thorne Rd., Upper Darby, Del. Co., Pa.
No telephone
Age 55, born 28 Sep. 1886 in Lancashire Co., England
Person who will always know his address - Mrs. Ursula Danks
Employer - General Coal Co., 2500 Fidelity - Phila. Trust Co., Philadelphia, Penna.
Place of employment - 123 South Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Re: Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 April 09 01:54 BST (UK) »
It appears that he/she is referring to this Arlington Cemetery outside Philadelphia.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.us/Searchrecs.asp?Letter=D

(I also have relatives in an "Arlington Cemetery", but it is in Washington State.)

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Re: Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 April 09 02:24 BST (UK) »
WWII Draft Registration Card
George (no middle name) Fleming
13 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore, Lower Merion, Montg. Co., Pa.
No telephone
Age 49, born 23 Jan 1893 in Glasgrow (spelled that way), Scotland
Person who will always know his address:  Mr. Joseph Fleming, 225 Grandview Rd., Ardmore
Employer:  Mr. Wigtom (Estate owner), Gray's Lane, Ardmore, Montg. Co., Pa.

The 1930 Census has a Joseph Fleming, age 24, single, working as a butler for a family named Murray in Lower Merion, Pa.  It says he was born England & parents born England and immigrated in 1927.  Thought it might be a possibility, even if the mother's birth place was a bit off. 

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Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 May 09 12:28 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Thanks for all the information; it certainly gives me some starting points.

Sorry for the delay getting back to you, your help is much appreciated.

Fleming: Campsie, Glasgow, E Kilbride, Cumbria, Canada/USA, Oz (NSW)
Cant: Kilmichael, Inverness, Resoles, Moray
Stewart: Dingwall, Strathpeffer
Rankin(e): Argyll, Glasgow
Ferrier: Kinnell, Red Castle, Inverkeillor, Glasgow, Greenock
Morrell: Dundee, Oban, Perth, Rothesay
Harris: Glasgow, Dunoon
Hart: Govan
McDonell/McDonald: Knoydart, Kilmonivaig, Inverness, Paisley
(Mc)Niven: Islay, Glasgow
MacDonald: N Uist, Glasgow
MacCorquodale: N Uist
Dear: St Cyrus
Gibb: St Vigeans
Bell: Forfarshire

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Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 December 10 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nickgc and Shellyesq,

Thanks again for your help.  It all seems to be good.

The Arlington burial info gives same dates as Texas social security dates for Ursula.  1930 census and draft card for Danks is spot on.

Also spot on is the d of b for George on the draft card.  And the 1930 census for Joseph is probably correct too; he may not have known his mother was born in Scotland.

That leaves Archibald who I suspect may have died in Barrow, and Janet who emmigrated to PA via NY in 1923.  So I still need to keep looking for william and Isabella.

Can't imagine why Ursula F was in UK in 1956 unless her mother had come back for some reason and died here and Ursula was her to visit her or for her funeral.  Or maybe for her father's funeral, though I think he died in 1946.  Oh well, that's family history!

Thanks again.  It was a great help.  Thank goodness I wasn't looking for John and Mary Smith!!

 :) :) :)
Fleming: Campsie, Glasgow, E Kilbride, Cumbria, Canada/USA, Oz (NSW)
Cant: Kilmichael, Inverness, Resoles, Moray
Stewart: Dingwall, Strathpeffer
Rankin(e): Argyll, Glasgow
Ferrier: Kinnell, Red Castle, Inverkeillor, Glasgow, Greenock
Morrell: Dundee, Oban, Perth, Rothesay
Harris: Glasgow, Dunoon
Hart: Govan
McDonell/McDonald: Knoydart, Kilmonivaig, Inverness, Paisley
(Mc)Niven: Islay, Glasgow
MacDonald: N Uist, Glasgow
MacCorquodale: N Uist
Dear: St Cyrus
Gibb: St Vigeans
Bell: Forfarshire

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Re: Fleming: Ramsey: Danks: Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 August 20 08:16 BST (UK) »
Hi, I know this is an old post but I believe the Isabella you mention is my Great Grandmother. If you wish more information please get in touch,