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BEST family in British Columbia.
Posted by: James BEST (ID *****6528) Date: March 17, 2005 at 17:38:27
  of 2037

I am seeking any information on a John Henry Best, always known as Harry Best, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in July 1903. He had his Wife Phillipa Annie Best nee Mellow with him, who was always known as Annie. They had two son's with them, Carlson (Carl) Arthur Best and Daulferd (Joe) Best. They came from Cornwall, England and Harry was originally a Miner. They were known to have arrived in British Columbia, late 1903 early 1904.

Annie had TB and it is believed she died around 1906-1908 ?? but her details of death I cannot find.

Carl Arthur Best went to WW1 in December 1917 and died in France June 1918.

Daulferd Best died in 1966 and buried in Burnaby,
Vancouver. He was a Seaman on the Alaska Line and was unmarried.

I am particularly seeking the death date and where died of Annie Best nee Mellow.

Descendants of Harry's family are still in Cornwall and his brother's descendants are still living in Michigan, USA. Some of another brother's descendant live in Ohio, USA.

Any information would be most welcome.
Jim Best
Australia


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