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James Illingworth (1843-1907)

This month, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of James Illingworth, Jr., born 24 April 1864 in Esholt, West Riding, England, the son of James Illingworth, Sr. (1804-1887) and Jane Hopwood (1808-1878). James learned the trade of house painting and followed it until he came to America in 1866. There is a record of a James Illingworth, “Joiner” listed on the passenger list on the “S.S. City of Manchester” that sailed from Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland that arrived in July 1866 in New York that appears to be this James Illingworth. A “Joiner” was basically a carpenter, which is certainly in the same industry as a house painter. After his arrival in this country he worked at his trade, at first in Lawrence, Massachusetts, then in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. In Kansas he also engaged in farming. In 1887, Mr. Illingworth came to California and purchased ten acres of citrus land in the San Antonio Heights tract, Ontario. Later he located at his present home in the mouth of the San Antonio canyon, where he has ten acres in citrus and deciduous fruits. August 3, 1869, Mr. Illingworth married Emaline Jacobs, a native of Springfield, Illinois. On 29 July 1888, James Illingworth became a naturalized citizen of the United States, and the Court Record was published in "The Daily Courier" newspaper in San Bernardino, California. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)

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Crowdsourcing Challenge

This month the WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge highlights two "supercentenarians" who passed away last year. A supercentenarian is someone who has reached the age of 110 years or more. Juliette Lamoureaux Hammond was an American woman who died in Connecticut. Annie Topp Rideout was a British female who died in Hampshire, England. Both were 110 years old at the time of their death this past October.

You can read more about this month's WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge and help in bringing the WeRelate pages on these two supercentenarians and their families to life. Have fun.

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