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Looking for Gerald McEllistrim or McIllistrim later Gerald Montrio

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Re: Looking for Gerald McEllistrim or McIllistrim later Gerald Montrio

Posted: 1374300543000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1374302344000
He was born Gerald McEllistrim BROOKS on 21 Dec 1908 Cardiff, Glamorgan Wales
Parents: Isaiah BROOKS and Julia McELLISTRIM who married 10 Jan 1895 in Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland.
He was the 7th born and 6th surviving, of 8 children born to his parents.
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 **)!

Malaysia
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.asia.malaysia.general/...
Falkland Islands
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.britishovers...
** Kerry,Ireland
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.ireland.ker....
** Wales:
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.wales.genera...
** Wales, Glamorgan
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.wales.genera...

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
http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.general/29...
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