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leonard minikin

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Jacky Report 14 Jun 2013 11:50

good morning all
i wonder if someone can help i,m looking for infomation on leonard minikins after 1907 after he went to america ie spouse children e,t.c
here is his departure details i have all his infomation up untill he left england

First Name: Leonard
Last Name: Minikin
Ethnicity: England, English
Last Place of Residence: England
Date of Arrival: Dec 15, 1907
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Lucania
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Manifest Line Number: 0027

i know he died in 1966 as found a registration on line but did,t give me details apart from this below

Leonard Minikin
dd mm year
mm 1966 in city, Sussex, New Jersey, United States of America
New Jersey

i have checked the ellis island & he travelled on his own but can,t make out what it says at side of his name apart from he was from horsforth england & that he paid his own fare

many thanks in advance for any help & time given


Adeline Report 14 Jun 2013 11:53

Have a look on
There are several records for him there.

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Jacky Report 14 Jun 2013 11:54

thank you i.ll do that now thanks for your time :-)


MargaretM Report 14 Jun 2013 12:52

I know that you've markedthis as answered but I wanted to add that on his arrival in USA in 1907 he gives the name of nearest relative at home as brother-in-law Mr. D.H. Brier/Brian?, Woodside, Horsforth, W. Leeds. He's going to join friend F?. Nood/Wood?, (very hard to decipher, can't make out address)


MargaretM Report 14 Jun 2013 12:56

1910 United States Federal Census
about Leonard Minikin Name: Leonard Minikin
Age in 1910: 26
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: England
Home in 1910: Newton, Sussex, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1907
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Caroline C Minikin
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Leonard Minikin 26
Caroline C Minikin 26

Caroline was born in New York.


PricklyHolly Report 14 Jun 2013 12:56

United States, World War One (WWI) Draft Registration Cards,1917-1918 Transcription
First Name: Leonard Last Name: Minikin
Place: Sussex County, New Jersey, United States
Registration Date Year Range: 1917
Gender: Male Birth Date: 27 Jan 1885
Birth Place: Country Of Citizenship: England
Record set: World War I Draft Registration Cards Nara Series: M1509 Digital Folder Number: 5224377 Collections from: United States Category: Military Service & Conflict Record collection: First World War

Permanant Residence: 75 Woodside Avenue, Horton Sussex.
Present Occupation: Chemist
Nearest Realtive: Caroline Campbell Minikin....75 Woodside Ave, Horton Sussex.
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Grey
Color of Hair: Light


MargaretM Report 14 Jun 2013 12:59

This gives his birthdate:

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Leonard Minikin Name: Leonard Minikin
Birth Date: 27 Jan 1885
Birth Place: England
Residence: Sussex, New Jersey
Race: White


MaureeninNY Report 14 Jun 2013 13:34

Few other "bits":
1920 census

1930 census

1940 (haven;t found Leonard yet)

Daughter Lucille:



MarieCeleste Report 14 Jun 2013 20:33

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Leonard Minikin
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1959
Street Address: 80 Main
Residence Place: Newton, New Jersey
Occupation: Chemist
Spouse: Carol B Minikin
Publication Title: Newton, New Jersey, City Directory, 1959

He was in that area from 1926, with Carol B showing with him from 1931.


MarieCeleste Report 14 Jun 2013 20:41

Looks like Leonard was away from home when the 1940 census was taken:

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Carol B Minikin
Respondent: Yes
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Newton, Sussex, New Jersey

Street: Main Street
House Number: 180
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Newton, Sussex, New Jersey
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 9A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 205
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 4000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
Carol B Minikin 57
Michael Shenban 26 - son in law
Corettine B Shenban 28 (Might be Constance on image) - daughter


MarieCeleste Report 14 Jun 2013 20:50

His marriage record: