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Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« on: Monday 08 November 21 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,
Iím currently researching a family relative James Daubney born 15 March 1876 In Oldham, Lancashire. James aka Jim was a prize fighter who turned professional boxer. I only have brief information of some of his fights provided by helpful people on this site. I have found brief details of  Ďjim listed on American census records. Firstly Iím hoping people may assist in finding out the details of his passage to the USA and when he left the UK. He is believed to have married a Florence McKercher in 1910 in Wisconsin (not verified) Many thanks in advanceÖ. Jayhen
Daubney's of Lincoln:-:Fox's of Ringley:-:Norris's of Chorley:-:Tong's of Bolton:-:Chadwick's of Leeds

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 November 21 19:19 GMT (UK) »
His and Florence marriage 15 June 1910 -original image - is on ancestry. James is down as a cabinet maker, age 33, parents David and Anna nee Green. Florence's father, Malcolm McKercher was born in Scotland and her mother Martha nee Weatherby, in New York.
The 1920 US census says he is a Superintendent of Rescue work and emigrated in 1905 which may help in finding a record of when he arrived.

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 November 21 19:27 GMT (UK) »
His U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards gives his occupation as a carpenter for the Butler brothers and his birthday as the 14 March 1875 not the 15th.
The information I have given is for the James Daubney who married Florence but nothing that indicates he was a professional boxer as yet.
Uuum his birth reg says June 1/4 1876 so a late registration or just not sure when he was born?


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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 November 21 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 November 21 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Could this be him?

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01r1m/

Great find and Iím pretty sure that will be him!.. so when was he outcast and when did he leave the uk?.. He made quite a lot of money as a prize fighter and sounds like he squandered it!..
Daubney's of Lincoln:-:Fox's of Ringley:-:Norris's of Chorley:-:Tong's of Bolton:-:Chadwick's of Leeds

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:02 GMT (UK) »
His U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards gives his occupation as a carpenter for the Butler brothers and his birthday as the 14 March 1875 not the 15th.
The information I have given is for the James Daubney who married Florence but nothing that indicates he was a professional boxer as yet.
Uuum his birth reg says June 1/4 1876 so a late registration or just not sure when he was born?


Many thanks for this. Jim was a Ďcabinet makerí by trade and only had 1 recorded professional fight. His other fights were prize fights mainly in Oldham. Are the WW1 records accessible to read?
Thank you.
Daubney's of Lincoln:-:Fox's of Ringley:-:Norris's of Chorley:-:Tong's of Bolton:-:Chadwick's of Leeds

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:10 GMT (UK) »
ancestry has the image for WW1 draft registration card.

I don't have a sub to Findmy past but there is a transcript  in their British & Irish Roots Collection for a Jas Daubney age 30 1907 arrival at Halifax, departed Liverpool.

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:10 GMT (UK) »
.Firstly Iím hoping people may assist in finding out the details of his passage to the USA and when he left the UK. He is believed to have married a Florence McKercher in 1910 in Wisconsin (not verified)

He immigrated via Canada  15 June 1907 at Port Huron.

SD Naturalization Record: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:D6R1-PQ6Z

His daughter Ruth was born in South Dakota, in 1913.

Check for Passenger records to Canada.

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Many newspaper articles here:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01r1n/
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis