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BANKS - Richard Nightingale, 1923 onwards
Posted by: RICHARD Caville (ID *****0581) Date: August 29, 2011 at 11:24:52
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Seeking info on a Richard Nightingale BANKS born 1885 in Manchester area, England. He is listed on Immigration Form 30A as a farmer / harvester on board the ship MONTCALM to Quebec in 1923, but headed for Winnipeg, intending to settle permanently.
He apparently left a wife in England but it is not known if she travelled to Canada at a later date. However i do know she and her son are listed in an obituary for my grandfather in Stockport England in 1937. Unfortunately i do not know their full names, only the sons initial as N Banks.
There is no trace of Richard's marriage or death in the UK, or of his sons birth.

His sister was Mary BANKS, (my grandmother) who married Llewelyn and who lived till 1965. Richard served with the 9th Cyclist Battalion, Hampshire TA Regiment till 1918. He had already visited Canada in 1910 till 1913, sailing to / from St John's New Brunswick. He was the informant of his fathers death in 1922 in Stockport, UK.

As he could have lived till the 1960s or later. With a distinctive middle name I am hoping someone may be able to help in some way! We never knew he existed when my sister & I were growing up in Cheshire, and our father never mentioned any brother of our Gran - our mother died in 1963 age only 46 so was only 5 or 6 when her uncle left for Canada.

We need to know Where & how to look next....
(I have written to some Manitoba newspapers)

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