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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Kneeshaw/Randall
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 17:38:47 -0500
On 30 Nov 2003 at 15:57, Cathy Randall wrote:
> Does anyone know the name Kneeshaw. It seems to be an
> illusive name in Ontario. William James Kneeshaw(son of
> Richard and Amelia) a merchant of Ottawa, Pembina - Dakota
> Terr. married Susan Randall of Paris/Brantford, Ontario in
> 1877. They were supposed to have gone to North Dakota. No
> one in Dakota has seen or knows of this name. They seem to
> have disappeared.
You haven't told us when William James (or Susan) were born
- even an approximate year for each would be helpful.
Where were William and Susan born? That would also help
anyone on the list who is willing to check sources. For
instance I can search the census by first name, location of
birth, age, etc and try to find misspellings of the
surname, but I can't do it without more info from you.
I checked some of the ND census lists and found KNEESHAW,
so they do exist in that state.
Surname/ Given Name/ Age/ Sex/ Race/ Place of birth/ State/
KNEESHAW HARRY 37 M W CANA ND RAMSEY 1-WD DEVILS
LAKE 1910 Series: T624 Roll: 1146 Page: 215
There are many KNEESHAW in the census indexes for 1860,
1870, 1900, 1910, 1920 (but only the one in ND).
Have you found the family in 1880/81 census for Canada or
I see mention of the Kneeshaw name in online records for
Pembina, North Dakota -- W.J. Kneeshaw, Stanley Kneeshaw,
Start here http://mytown.koz.com/community/redriver and
click through, or search for KNEESHAW. Sources are given
for every mention of the names so you could also consult
those for the original records.
Also, the University of North Dakota has papers that
mention a WJ Kneeshaw
Also see the PEMBINA COUNTY PIONEER DAUGHTERS COLLECTION
There's a history of Mrs. William Kneeshaw - Susan Randall
among others for this surname (Kneeshaw)
Harry Kneeshaw (prehaps of the 1910 census above?) can be
found mentioined in correspondence of Agnes Bishop Jardine
Papers, 1920-1926, 1933-1939 (Mss 20) Inventory at
Also see the Pembina ND history on Rootsweb at
Did you try the Brantford Expositor (online) to search for
the family? Births, Marriages, Deaths Index for the
(1852-1916 (weekly); 1917-1937 (daily;) 1960-1982 (daily);
can be reached via
Look under BRANT CO
I did a search and found several entries, including one for
the death notice (obit) for Susan Randall Kneeshaw in 1925.
I would get this from the library (instructions are given
online as to how to order the full record), and see what
info is given. You may find the exact location where Susan
lived, whether she was a widow or not at the time of her
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* The Olive Tree Genealogy
* Naturalization Records
* USA Genealogy
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