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I am trying to trace my ancestors and create our family tree. To begin with, the focal point being JOHN HENRY RHINE - my grandfather. Whatever information I have gathered so far is given below.

GEORGE RHINE – my great grandfather is supposed to have come to India from the U.K in the mid 1880’s. His occupation was Train Driver on the railways. He was married to one EMILIA and had the following children.
1. JOHN HENRY RHINE, born 1863, my grandfather.
2. LATETIA RHINE, born 1864, married William Josephs in 1882 at Howrah (Calcutta). They had three children, Dudley, Ruby and William. Ruby married one Ted Bellety.
3. BEATRIX RHINE, born 1874 in Calcutta,
4. WILLIAM RHINE who married Constance. They had three children – GEORGE RHINE, born 1902, MURIEL RHINE, born 1903 and GLADYS RHINE, born 1904.

JOHN HENRY RHINE – my grandfather used to mention his birthplace as Santa Cruz. Could it be the Santa Cruz of Bombay? He died on 1Jan 1930 and is buried at Saharanpur, India, where he had settled down and built his own bungalow “IVY VILLA”. He was an Ordinary Seaman between 1881 and 1884 and then Fireman and Train Driver from 1885 on the railways. He appears to have been in London from 3 Dec 1883 to 29 Sep 1884. A Mr. Falloon was the Train Guard on his train.

a) Married: ELLEN SIMKENS, born 1864, D/o Henry Simkens in Poplar district, London. They set sail for Calcutta on 29 Sep 1884.
Children: Unknown.

b) Married: ELIZABETH MALLAN, born 1872, D/o James Mallan on 25 Apr 1892 in Calcutta.
Children: KENNETH FALK MALLAN RHINE, born 29 Apr, 1893. Further details unknown.
Would like to know about his family, if any.

c) Married: EMILIA BERNARD, born1893, D/o John Bernard.
Children: IVY MURIEL RHINE, born 1911.
GERTRUDE, born1915.
JOSEPH HUBERT, born 1917. Further details unknown. Would like to know about his family, if any.

d) Married: LILIAN BLANCHE BIRD-STURGEON, died 1966, Delhi.
Children: PATRICK RHINE, born 1923, died 1925, Agra.

e). There was an ALICE MAY RHINE, born 1883, D/o John Henry Rhine, who married Edward
Bowes, S/o Henry Bowes on 14 Apr 1911 in Calcutta. Could she be an aunt of mine? What
Was her mother’s name?

There was one LAJETAN RHINE who married Matilda. They had one issue ARCHIBALD
WILLIAM RHINE, born 1877 (Bengal). Could they be related to us.

I would like to hear from the descendants of the above people and any information on any front
would be more than welcomed and acknowledged. I could be e-mailed at
Ralph Edward Rhine.

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