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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #9 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:19 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.

Could this be him?

UK outgoing: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:68GD-P61R

Canada Passenger list: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS8-Z8L

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #10 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Several British newspaper articles reporting boxing matches involving Jim Daubney of Oldham dated in the late 1890s (big prize money, £15 & £20) and one from 1906 describing him as Jim Daubney of Oldham, late Lincoln in which he was knocked out of the ring in the first round
Newson, Steavenson, Walker, Taylor, Dobson, Gardner, Clark, Wilson, Smith, Crossland, Goldfinch, Burnett, Hebdon, Peers, Strother, Askew, Bower, Beckwith, Patton, White, Turner, Nelson, Gilpin, Tomlinson, Thompson, Spedding, Wilkes, Carr, Butterfield, Ormandy, Wilkinson, Cocking, Glover, Pennington, Bowker, Kitching, Langhorn, Haworth, Kirkham.

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #11 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Several British newspaper articles reporting boxing matches involving Jim Daubney of Oldham dated in the late 1890s (big prize money, £15 & £20) and one from 1906 describing him as Jim Daubney of Oldham, late Lincoln in which he was knocked out of the ring in the first round

Thanks for this. Are there any links to the reports containing the details/dates etc.. 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 #12 on: Monday 08 November 21 20:51 GMT (UK) »
 Argus-Leader
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sunday, October 04, 1970

Excerpts from an article-

... The mission has been in its present quarters, location of a pre-Prohibition saloon, for 24 years.

-Work Started in 1907
It's the outgrowth of a project launched in 1907, the first rescue mission in Sioux Falls. In that year James Daubney, a boxer with a circus appearing in the city, carried a payday celebration too far. When the circus pulled up stakes, it left him behind. In the throes of a severe hangover, he resolved to begin a new life. The man became disgusted with himself and someone was able to win him to accept Christ as his Saviour, said the Rev. Eric  Johnson, the mission's present superintendent. Then he wanted to help the men he saw who were in the condition that he had just been lifted from...

 - Mission Occupied Room
Daubney began his soul-saving work in a room at 119 E 10th St. One of the first recipients of his aid was a fruit store operator who came to ; work drunk and passed out. "Daubney helped him to get straightened out," the Rev. Mr. Johnson said. Delving further into the archives at his office, the super intendent continued: "The mission started out with chairs and a kitchen table, ....

...Daubney was here five years and then left for St. Paul. He had a strong, positive message against liquor." Work Continued Following the departure of the converted pugilist, other individuals carried on the work for short periods at different locations until Bernice Carlson, with the help ...

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #13 on: Monday 08 November 21 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Here is one from Bradford Daily Telegraph 16 August 1898
Newson, Steavenson, Walker, Taylor, Dobson, Gardner, Clark, Wilson, Smith, Crossland, Goldfinch, Burnett, Hebdon, Peers, Strother, Askew, Bower, Beckwith, Patton, White, Turner, Nelson, Gilpin, Tomlinson, Thompson, Spedding, Wilkes, Carr, Butterfield, Ormandy, Wilkinson, Cocking, Glover, Pennington, Bowker, Kitching, Langhorn, Haworth, Kirkham.

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Re: Boxer Jim Daubney - Emigrates to USA help request
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 06:48 GMT (UK) »
Here is one from Bradford Daily Telegraph 16 August 1898

Many thanks for this. Are there any other links to boxing reports concerning Jim Daubney. 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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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 06:50 GMT (UK) »
Argus-Leader
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sunday, October 04, 1970

Excerpts from an article-

... The mission has been in its present quarters, location of a pre-Prohibition saloon, for 24 years.

-Work Started in 1907
It's the outgrowth of a project launched in 1907, the first rescue mission in Sioux Falls. In that year James Daubney, a boxer with a circus appearing in the city, carried a payday celebration too far. When the circus pulled up stakes, it left him behind. In the throes of a severe hangover, he resolved to begin a new life. The man became disgusted with himself and someone was able to win him to accept Christ as his Saviour, said the Rev. Eric  Johnson, the mission's present superintendent. Then he wanted to help the men he saw who were in the condition that he had just been lifted from...

 - Mission Occupied Room
Daubney began his soul-saving work in a room at 119 E 10th St. One of the first recipients of his aid was a fruit store operator who came to ; work drunk and passed out. "Daubney helped him to get straightened out," the Rev. Mr. Johnson said. Delving further into the archives at his office, the super intendent continued: "The mission started out with chairs and a kitchen table, ....

...Daubney was here five years and then left for St. Paul. He had a strong, positive message against liquor." Work Continued Following the departure of the converted pugilist, other individuals carried on the work for short periods at different locations until Bernice Carlson, with the help ...

Thatís a great bit of information. Am I right in thinking he was prize fighting at a circus in the US before he started his work with the mission. 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 #16 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 07:49 GMT (UK) »
A couple more, All found on Find My Past newspapers. There is a gap from 1899 to 1906 but I only did a quick search. Also a baptism record from Lincoln. St Swithin which confirms his parents names
First one from Manchester Courier 1899, then Boston Guardian 1906. There are more articles where other boxers are offering to fight him for various prize moneys
The first image is the baptism. Census records show the family living in Lincoln and Oldham
Newson, Steavenson, Walker, Taylor, Dobson, Gardner, Clark, Wilson, Smith, Crossland, Goldfinch, Burnett, Hebdon, Peers, Strother, Askew, Bower, Beckwith, Patton, White, Turner, Nelson, Gilpin, Tomlinson, Thompson, Spedding, Wilkes, Carr, Butterfield, Ormandy, Wilkinson, Cocking, Glover, Pennington, Bowker, Kitching, Langhorn, Haworth, Kirkham.

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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 09 November 21 07:52 GMT (UK) »
Newspaper clippings
Newson, Steavenson, Walker, Taylor, Dobson, Gardner, Clark, Wilson, Smith, Crossland, Goldfinch, Burnett, Hebdon, Peers, Strother, Askew, Bower, Beckwith, Patton, White, Turner, Nelson, Gilpin, Tomlinson, Thompson, Spedding, Wilkes, Carr, Butterfield, Ormandy, Wilkinson, Cocking, Glover, Pennington, Bowker, Kitching, Langhorn, Haworth, Kirkham.