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James Leslie Minion Rankin
« on: Friday 16 March 18 22:47 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for more information on the man above. I know he was born in Belfast in 1905, he moved to Toronto, Ontario permanently in 1934. He married Germaine Mary Lanoue in August 1935, and as far as I know they had two children.

If anyone out there has any other information on this family I'd appreciate the input.

Thanks.

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 March 18 23:14 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat

Canadian Passenger List shows a Leslie Rankin born 1906 Northern Ireland and aged 32 years - travelling Glasgow Scotland to St Johns New Brunswick - 23 January 1938 - also travelling Jermaine Mary Rankin aged 22 year.  A son B. J. Rankin aged 2 years - a daughter "J.A" Rankin aged 11 months - had been in Canada previously 32 Earl Street Toronto. Home - Lyon Street Ottawa.
Perhaps this is where you discovered the information on the 2 children. James had been in Canada from 1/3/1928 - 29 October 1937

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 March 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that!

Yes that is where I found the information regarding his two children. I know information is harder to get after the 1930s. On another ancestral site I found James Leslie Rankin to still be alive in 2003. I'm just trying to track down his relatives or at least know when he may have died.


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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 March 18 23:35 GMT (UK) »
RootsChat has a no living person policy - unless the 2 children are deceased - you would need to remove there names - that's why I used initials which doesn't positively identify them.

1911 Ireland census -

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Londonderry/Garvagh/Main_Street/591021/

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 18 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Apologies for that and thanks again. It would be interesting to find a common connection with James Leslie Rankin. I suppose I wont know anymore until the 1941 census returns for Canada are released.

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 18 23:51 GMT (UK) »
Run Kitty is the obituary expert on here, hopefully these can be found. Were there any other family members of the Rankin family in Canada that you know of ?

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 March 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Not that I know off, however, James Leslie Minion Rankin had two aunts (Rankin by birth) living in Pennsylvania during the same time. I've been able to trace his wife's Lanoue family back to original French settlers in North America. An obituary expert is certainly what I'm in need of I think!

Thank you very much.

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 March 18 00:05 GMT (UK) »
U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 - James Leslie Rankin - aged 26 years - 8 September 1905 Belfast - Port of Arrival: Buffalo, New York.  Mrs Johnson 29 Linden Street Toronto Ontario - going to Aunt Sarah Downing 541 W Sedgwick Place Philadlephia. Visit for 10 days.
Last residence 83 Gloucester Street Toronto. Had arrived Halifax  - 1 March 1929 - Cameronia. Occupation Shoe Salesman.

Port of Niagara Falls 4 May 1934 - James Rankin - Clerk. last permanent address 29 linden Street Toronto. Cousin Lillian Johnson - Had previously made occasional visits to USA.
Father James Rankin - Port Bush Road. Coleraine. Derry Northern Ireland.

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 17 March 18 00:12 GMT (UK) »
1930 census shows the Aunt Sarah Downing - Sedgwick Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thos Downing   58
Sarah Downing   57 born  1873 Northern Ireland. Imm 1894. NA.
Helen F Downing 25 Daughter.
Sarah Hollock   30 Daughter. Widowed.
Doris J Hollock   5 Grandaughter

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Sarah Downing

burial - Ivy Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

More info available on this family if you haven't got it covered.

Parents - Leslie Rankin Mother:   Jennie Gresham
Spouse Thomas Downing
Abdominal Carcinoma
Sarah Hollock was the informant.
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