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Brick Wall
« on: Tuesday 02 March 21 16:14 GMT (UK) »
This is difficult as I have so little information to go on.

A great uncle of my Littlejohn family emigrated to Detroit in Michigan so I was told. He was born in Aberdeenshire in 1877 the son of James Littlejohn & Christina Ross.

He was last recorded in Scotland on the 1891 census age 14.

I thought I had found him on the 1930 census in Dearborn, Detroit but his immigration year was listed as 1889.

I think it is possible that he first arrived in Canada then crossed the border.

My parents were advised to put a claim in on his estate as he died intestate. This request came from my father's three sisters who were still living in Scotland. Unfortunately all have since died so I have no idea if one of them had previously had any contact with him and who advised them of his death. I think it would have been around 1959.

I can't find his death registered on any online resource and would love to add the information to my family tree.

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Re: Brick Wall
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 16:23 GMT (UK) »
This is difficult as I have so little information to go on.

A great uncle of my Littlejohn family emigrated to Detroit in Michigan so I was told. He was born in Aberdeenshire in 1877 the son of James Littlejohn & Christina Ross.

He was last recorded in Scotland on the 1891 census age 14.

I thought I had found him on the 1930 census in Dearborn, Detroit but his immigration year was listed as 1889.

I think it is possible that he first arrived in Canada then crossed the border.

My parents were advised to put a claim in on his estate as he died intestate. This request came from my father's three sisters who were still living in Scotland. Unfortunately all have since died so I have no idea if one of them had previously had any contact with him and who advised them of his death. I think it would have been around 1959.

I can't find his death registered on any online resource and would love to add the information to my family tree.

Poirot

Would the name of great-uncle be Alexander Littlejohn ?

1881 Garden Cottage Kini Lodge Kincardine Oneill Aberdeenshire

James Littlejohn 44   Head
Christina Littlejohn 36   Wife
Agness Littlejohn 7   Daughter
Alexander Littlejohn   4   Son
Margaret Littlejohn 1   Daughter
Mary Littlejohn 7 Weeks   Daughter

1891 census Turriff Aberdeenshire

Alexander Labban   24 Jessie Labban   38
Jessie Mertima   14 James W Mortimer   12
Helen Mortimer   9
Eliza Walker   6
Alexander Lobban   2
John Lobban   6mos
Alexander Littlejohn   14

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Re: Brick Wall
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your quick response.

Yes, you have the right person. It was after I posted my request that I realised I had not named him. Another senior moment.

Regards,

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 16:40 GMT (UK) »
lol, we all have those - more so after being in lockdown for such a long time.  :-\

Did the other sibling stay in Scotland ?

Immigration dates can often be wrong, can vary census to census, depends who is giving the information.
 
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 16:44 GMT (UK) »


No luck with him on previous thread, back in 2010.  He has been a "work in progress" for a long time.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=140111.0

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 17:18 GMT (UK) »
There's an entry in the Social Security applications database for Alexander Littlejohn b. 30 Mar. 1877 in the UK.  His claim date was 13 May 1942.  It doesn't specify what the claim was for, but that was shortly after his 65th birthday, so it may be a claim for retirement benefits.  His Social Security number was issued in Michigan.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 18:15 GMT (UK) »
Is this possible ? There is a marriage on Scotlands People for Amelia Johanna Anderson to Alexander Littlejohn in 1902.

Alexander Littlejphn to Amelia Johanna Anderson - 1902 - 168/2 84 - St Machar

Then a Vermont marriage for a daughter of that couple.

Amelia Littlejohn - aged 40 years - born 1906 - married 1946 - Hardwick Caledonia Vermont - spouse Wesley W Gifford.
Father Alexander Littlejohn - Mother Amelia Anderson

Amelia Jane Littlejohn - 1905 - 168/2 1589 - St Machar


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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 18:17 GMT (UK) »


Marriage - The Caledonian-Record St. Johnsbury, Vermont - 11 Jun 1946, Tue    Page 2

Father Mr Alexander Littlejohn of Aberdeen Scotland.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/72477560/marriage-of-littlejohn-gifford/

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 March 21 18:22 GMT (UK) »
New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island)

Amelia Jane Littlejohn born 1906 Scotland - aged 40 years - last permanent address - 12 Holborn Road. Aberdeen Scotland.
Departure Hull to Arrival Date 30 May 1946 - aircraft NCgogos
Going to fiance Wesley W Giffird. Hardwick Vermont.

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