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Helen Report 21 Aug 2010 09:12

Hi Lorraine

Thank you for the offer.

I am looking for information on Albert (Burley) Kingston b 1873 Somerset England.

I found an entry on the arrival Vancouver passenger list Albert Bert Kingston aged 56, he is entry 29, a farmer and widower, English, last residence looks like: Saak Grant Falls, listed as his nearest living relative in country as Thomas in Manitou, final destination Los Angeles. Arrival date June 1921. Seattle passenger and crew lists. Any other place that you think "Saak Grant Falls" is much appreciated.

Thomas was his brother and he lived in Manitou when he first arrived.

Emigration to Canada around 1897.

I would like to know who and when and where he married, did he have children and where he lived and died?

Any information much appreciated.



MeJoy75 Report 21 Aug 2010 09:05

Hi Lorraine,

I have found a Guiseppe Scopez arriving in New York, 17th Jan, 1921 aged 23 onboard the Belvedere.

I did not find him on the 1930 Census, can you find a death, marriage or a departure for him, possibility returning to Italy?

I found a Manuel Scopez on the 1920 Census, is he the same as on the 1930 Census, I found a Manuelo, Rosa Lorezo & Roberto can you please give me the details of where they were born, or any other details that you can find.

Thanks again


MeJoy75 Report 21 Aug 2010 00:29


Thanks for your quick response. There are severals variations in the spelling of the surname - my father in law spelt surname as Scopez, his father's birth was Skopez on his marriage was Skopec, I think there was also a spelling of Skopaz.

Also Skopas

This is why I am having trouble finding any family.

Thanks again


Lorraine Report 21 Aug 2010 00:12


there are no other skopez families in usa so i presume it is a mistake on either the census or mistranscription as i cant find anyother records for skopez

do you have a connection with this family if so can you tell me the correct spelling and i will see if i can find anything on them


MeJoy75 Report 20 Aug 2010 23:46


Thank you for the information on Annie Skopez.

Can you please tell me what country the family emigrated from in 1882?

Do you have any information on her late husband? Where he was born, when he died, etc.

Just another query, is there any Skopez' still living in the U.S., I am trying to contact them to see if there is any family connection.

Any information would be great

Thanks again


Lorraine Report 20 Aug 2010 23:15



Lorraine Report 20 Aug 2010 17:44


1900 United States Federal Census
about Annie Skopez
Name: Annie Skopez
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 9, Cook, Illinois
Age: 44
Birth Date: Oct 1855
Birthplace: Bohemia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1882
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
Mother: number of living children: 7
Mother: How many children: 9
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Annie Skopez 44
Jim Skopez 19
John Skopez 18
Joseph Skopez 15
William Skopez 14
Mika Skopez 11

annie is a widow
son jim born bohemia
all other sons born illinois

bohemia is now what is known as the czech republic


MeJoy75 Report 20 Aug 2010 05:19

Hi Lorraine,

You have helped me before, so hoping you can do the same.

Can you please find any details on a Annie Skopez, who was on the 1900 Census in Illinois. Where born, if any family listed with her, etc

Thanks again


Lorraine Report 19 Aug 2010 22:49



Yuli Report 17 Aug 2010 21:08

Sorry Lorraine, was called away, family emergency. Am back now.

Yes that is the right couple. Birth Indiana is actually British India, they were both born there. She was Mary Haller but all other documentation shows her as Marie.

This is the last sighting of them and I can't find them on any other passenger lists so assumed they died in USA but don't know what state.

Thank you so much for looking though. Now stumped.



Lorraine Report 16 Aug 2010 23:26



Lorraine Report 15 Aug 2010 23:24


to confirm right couple

1930 United States Federal Census
about John Rean
Name: John Rean
Home in 1930: Mill Valley, Marin, California
View Map
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Marie
Race: White


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Rean 52
Marie Rean 47
Frances C Bethell 38

occupation nursery man
both emigrated in 1921
frances is a boarder

sorry but i cant find a death for either of them though


Yuli Report 15 Aug 2010 11:43

Hi Lorraine

I am looking for John Henry REAN and his wife Marie (or Mary/Maria).

They were born and married in India and then moved to the states in the 20s. He used to be an engineer.

I have a 1930 Census record for Marin County, California which shows them living in rented accommodation and John is working as a Nurseryman, he is in his 50s.

I am looking for a date of death for them both. I believe that there were no children of the marriage. I have no way of knowing whether they remained in California or not.
Hope you can help.
Kind regards



ElizabethK Report 15 Aug 2010 10:55



Lorraine Report 14 Aug 2010 22:19


there are two william walkers on the 1891 canadian census for around birth year but they both have wives and older children

1891 Census of Canada
about William Walker
Name: William Walker
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Religion: Methodist
French Canadian: No
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Province: Ontario
District Number: 58
District: Durham East
Subdistrict: Hope
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Walker 45
Tanny Walker 43
Thomas Walker 13
Fred W Walker 17
Cecil Harriet Walker 5
Earnest E Walker 3
Frank Smith 22

1891 Census of Canada
about William Walker
Name: William Walker
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Religion: Congregationalist
French Canadian: No
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Province: Manitoba
District Number: 9
District: Selkirk
Subdistrict: Brandon
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Walker 47
Charlotte Walker 37
J J Walker 18
J M Walker 13
Edwin Walker 7
John Bennett 22
Robt Parrette 24

possibles for passenger list

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Wm Walker
Name: Wm Walker
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Date of Arrival: 10 Apr 1893
Vessel: Lake Ontario
Search Ship Database: View the 'Lake Ontario' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: C-4515

going to winnipeg
occupation mechanic
travelling with george walker aged 19
unfortunatly no info on next of kin

its the only one i could find around year of birth going after 1887

there is also this

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about William Walker
Name: William Walker
Arrival Date: 3 Oct 1889
Birth Year: abt 1847
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: English
Place of Origin: England
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Gallia

travelling alone
occupation blacksmith
again no next of kin info

on the 1901 canadian there is this one which corresponds to the canadian passenger list

1901 Census of Canada
about Wm Walker
Name: Wm Walker
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 57
Birth Day & Month: 1 Jan
Birth Year: 1845
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1893
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Methodist
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Manitoba
District: Marquette
District Number: 9
Sub-District: Birtle
Sub-District Number: B-2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Walker 57
George H Walker 27

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~Looby Loo~ Report 14 Aug 2010 18:52

Hi Lorraine,

Never mind, thanks very much for your time though, it's much apprecaited.

Regards, Lou


jusme Report 14 Aug 2010 17:00

Thanks once again for trying Lorraine, hope you did not go to any expense yourself on this search ... Looks to be too early for my George but wonder where place of birth Claremont is .. will have to Google it lol

Yes I think George has got me beat .. think I will just have to give up on that guy.

Kind Regards and thanks for your trying.



Lorraine Report 14 Aug 2010 00:35


sorry my mistake will take another look for you


Lorraine Report 14 Aug 2010 00:01


as stumped as you on this one

i noticed on your fathers birth cert it says george was a merchant seaman

national arcives has naval records you have to pay to view the records but doing a seach only one george wharram came up

Description Name Wharram, George Albert
Official Number: J75425
Place of Birth: Claremont

Date 25 October 1901
Catalogue reference ADM 188/797
Dept Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies
Series Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services
Piece 75001-75500
Image contains 1 document of many for this catalogue reference

Number of image files: 1

Image Reference Format and Version Part Number Size (KB) Number of Pages Price (£)
425 / 425 PDF 1.2 1 152 1 3.50
Total Price (£) 3.50

the link is


John Report 13 Aug 2010 22:46

Hi Lorraine
Thanks for your efforts but it is a William Walker that I am trying to trace, mistake probably due to my garbled information, sorry.
I have since found more information. birth registered as 15th March 1845, name William Walker,though his marriage cert names him as William Thomas Walker. Birthplace Cleobury Mortimer, Stottesden Shropshire.
Fathers Name William Walker.
Mothers name Elizabeth Dallow (I think, birth cert difficult to read).
Wife Ann or Annie Duce. Williams 2nd wife.
He left for Canada sometime after 1887, when his last son was born. Once again any help would be most appreciated. thanks John