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I'Looking for Gerald McEllistrim or McIllistrim later changed to Gerald Montrio

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Re: I'Looking for Gerald McEllistrim or McIllistrim later changed to Gerald Montrio

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 12:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jul 2013 12:35AM GMT
First he dropped the BROOKS & went as ELLISTRIM, prior to or around 1930 (possibly at the time he went to sea)
Then he dropped ELLISTRIM and assumed MONTRIO from around 1936 onward after he arrived in US as an emigrant.
Though he had been to the US as a ships crewman as early as 1930, he emigrated formally the US in April 1936 on the ship, "Steel Scientist". He appeared on the Crew List as Gerald ELLISTRIM as an Able Seaman from Singapore to NY. On arrival in NY, he was formally discharged as crewman Gerald ELLISTRIM and then listed on the list of disembarking Passengers as a visa carrying Gerald McEllistrim BROOKS, Contruction Engineer. He applied for US Naturalisation later in 1936 under MONTRIO but on the petition, declared himself as having arrived in April 1936 Gerald McEllistrim BROOKS.

NOTE: The same question about Gerald was posted on Mutliple Boards! I'm linking them all up, to avoid anyone else doing what I just did - spend heaps of time on research to try help (via the Falkland Island Board) only to later find r the other posts and some duplication of effort on other boards (the ones marked **)!

Falkland Islands
** Kerry,Ireland
** Wales:
** Wales, Glamorgan

In addition - Francesca as posted a message about the parents and siblings of Gerald, here (where I am about to add some information):
USA General - re: BROOKS
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
barcons 9 May 2013 5:33AM GMT 
Merice46 9 May 2013 3:46PM GMT 
garethmorgan4... 10 May 2013 7:11AM GMT 
diane_monks 12 May 2013 5:44PM GMT 
barcons 21 May 2013 5:28PM GMT 
amblyth 20 Jul 2013 6:31AM GMT 
amblyth 20 Jul 2013 6:33AM GMT 
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