Author Topic: James Leslie Minion Rankin  (Read 1633 times)

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 18 March 18 00:49 GMT (UK) »
AHA.... found the marriage for James Leslie Rankin and Anna Violet Best :) :)

Toronto Star, 5 Sept 1952 page 33.  They were married at Bloor Street United Church.  Anna Violet Best is the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ernest Best formerly of Simcoe Street.  James Leslie M Rankin is the son of Mrs Rankin of Glenskea, Coleraine, Northern Ireland and the late Captain James Rankin. 

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 18 March 18 01:11 GMT (UK) »
Wow........Terrific.......you little star RK - so it looks like the right guy. 

So the two children mentioned in the obit/death notice could both be from that second marriage  ???

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 18 March 18 01:17 GMT (UK) »
Gosh, I was reading something earlier and now wonder if the son is a reporter on the Toronto Star   ???  Will send you a pm RK

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 18 March 18 01:19 GMT (UK) »
This is amazing, you're all very skilled at this! Thank you all so much  :)

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 18 March 18 01:29 GMT (UK) »
Found another Canada Voters List - 1972 -  Hilldowntree Road - Etobicoke - Mrs A Violet Rankin (dietician) and the daughter - first name version of fathers middle name "L", perhaps second name "A"connected to mothers name - receptionist.

and 1974 confirms daughters names

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 18 March 18 02:04 GMT (UK) »
Anna Violet Best - (wife of James Leslie M Rankin) -
 
According to University of Toronto Yearbook 1938 - with photograph of her.........
 
Born in Thamesville - came to Varsity from Simcoe High Scool. Won grand championship in Household Science division of College Royal at Macdonald Institute, and Easton's Trophy Cup 1935 and 1936. Spent summers as a cook at Norfolk General Hospital , Simcoe; dietician at Kiwanis Camp, paradise Lake, Bamberg Ont. and as a dietician at Y M C A Camp at Norval Ont. Will possibly enter Commercial dietetics.

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 18 March 18 02:25 GMT (UK) »
Super find Sandra...

Here is the page with the photo

https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis38univ#page/174/mode/2up

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 18 March 18 11:04 GMT (UK) »
We are progressing RK.  ;)

Any possibilities to check for a death of Violet Anna nee Best Rankin -  New Liskeard, Timiskaming, Ontario ?

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 18 March 18 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Violet Best with parents and siblings 1921 census - 363 Norfolk Simcoe

Earnest Best 43 Commercial Traveller.
Agnes Best 41
Violet Best   9
Garnet Best 7
Cecil Best   6

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