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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #45 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
There is a family tree on familysearch that you might want to look at...

It says
Benjamin Boothroyd (1846-1907), son of Michael Boothroyd and Nancy Beavers
Ellen Jane Dickson Boothroyd (1847-1885), daughter of James Dickson and Agnes Finlayson
Charlotte Amanda Grainger (1854-1908) - second wife of Benjamin Boothroyd

The tree lists the Boothroyd children and their spouses
John Andrew Boothroyd (1868-1922) m Bertha Mae Alexander
William Allen Boothroyd (1868-1937) m Ruby Leila Whitcroft
Millicent Pollock Boothroyd (1873-1892)
George Archibald Boothroyd (1877-1947) m Adah Burel Heald Angell
Agnes Jane Boothroyd (1882-1933) m Ernest Fancy Best (your great grandparents)
Minnie Pearl Boothroyd (1885-1919) m Herbert Roy Miller

You might want to have a look at this tree - and perhaps research these Boothroyds.  There could be lots of relatives here :) :)

RK


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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #46 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:35 BST (UK) »
Ernest Fancy Best with his family in 1891...Simcoe County

James F Best - born England, age 46, cabinet maker
Anna M Best - born England, age 45.
Kids born in Ontario, except for George
Ernest F - 13
Kate M - 12
George H - 6 (born Manitoba ???)
Mary A - 4

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=img&id=30953_148158-00320

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #47 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:40 BST (UK) »
1901 - Anna M Best (transcribed as June here!!) is a widow.  With daughters Kate M and Mary A.  Also with nephew George W Brown.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/ViewFrame.jsp?id=95881&highlight=41

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« Reply #48 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:46 BST (UK) »
From Findagrave...Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe

James F Best born Dorset England .. June 3 1844- Jan 27 1895
Anna M. Best born Poole England..July 6 1845 - Jan 31 1911 (in Thamesville)

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69462835/james-f_-best

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« Reply #49 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:55 BST (UK) »
1881 census in Paris, Brant

James Best - born England, age 36, furniture dealer (typical for undertakers to be cabinet makers/furniture dealers too...is listed as undertaker on Ernest's marriage cert)
Anna Best - born England, age 35
Lydia Best - born England, age 23 (not sure how she fits...no relationship is given here)
Ernest Best - born Ontario, age 3
Kate Best - born Ontario, age 2

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008196101.jpg
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008196102.jpg

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Re: James Leslie Minion Rankin
« Reply #50 on: Monday 01 July 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
It would be nice to find obits for Violet Anna Best's brothers Cecil and Garnet.  I am not having any luck with that.

Sandra found that
Cecil Best died in 1996 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  His wife was Sarah M Jackson who died in 1990 (see Reply #36)

Garnet Royd Best had been a teacher in Norfolk and he died in Monterey California in 1996.  (See Reply #38)

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« Reply #51 on: Monday 01 July 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
There is a certificate of marriage for Garnet Royd Best of 31 N Sutter St, Stockton, San Joaquin (California), age 31, born Canada, bachelor...son of Ernest F Best and Agnes Jane Boothroyd

to

A* Butcher of Brentwood, Contra Costa (California), age 20, born California.  Parents Harold Arthur Butcher (b California) and Edna May Root (b Oregon)

Married in San Jose California on May 19, 1951. 

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93H-BYFV?i=374&cc=1804002

*Didn't put full name of wife...she may still be living :) :)

You may have cousins in California :)

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« Reply #52 on: Monday 01 July 19 16:12 BST (UK) »
Found a little note in a Texas newspaper, December 1946, about a ship arriving, carrying people who had been working for UNRRA in Germany.  One of the people mentioned was Garnet Royd Best.  He was said to be on his way home to Toronto.

So, Garnet was a teacher in 1935 (voters list that Sandra found), then worked for UNRRA after the war. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Relief_and_Rehabilitation_Administration

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« Reply #53 on: Monday 01 July 19 16:22 BST (UK) »
Here is Garnet's entry into the USA in 1945.  Going to UNRRA headquarters in Washington DC

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-6D9D-CS?i=4830&cc=1876434

His home address was 470 Eglinton Ave Toronto.  His brother Cecil H Best is also at the same address in Toronto.

RK