Search for content in message boards

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

Replies: 6

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

Posted: 1368077625000
Classification: Query
Could anyone help me with some information?
I'm looking for information about Gerald McEllistrim. It seems he was born at Cardiff, Wales, England on Dec 21st 1908, but some papers point he was Irish.
His parents names were John McEllistrim + Julia (but she's not sure). Gerald was a merchant navy seaman and he travelled around the world. On April 1936 he asked for American Naturalization and on the papers of petition says that his name was "Gerald Montrio (formerly Gerald McEllistrim or Gerald McEllistrim Brooks). It's a mistery the reason for which he changed his paternal name McEllistrim to Montrio.
He married in USA with an Argentinian woman and had 2 children a boy (called Gerald like him) and a girl. His children brought the adopted name Montrio.
His son Gerald dissappeared with a friend (they both had 15 and 13 years old) and never had been found. Now this story is a cold case recently reopened and published in the NAMUs data base.
His daughter says her father never told them about his origins, his family. She knows very little about his father.
Why he changed his family name?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
barcons 1368077625000 
Merice46 1368114416000 
garethmorgan4... 1368169896000 
diane_monks 1368380670000 
barcons 1369157297000 
amblyth 1374301876000 
amblyth 1374302003000 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic