Re: Albert Ernest Ryan, WW11, 1941, Fort Dix
Hi, from the 1930 census that was sent to me, Albert, Jr. was age 18 born Mass. so now to a pencil and some math, my Albert should have been born in 1912, but his father lied about his age, on the lst draft notice he is correct, 1886, Pouch Cove, but then from another site he says he is born in 1902, I know it is the same fellow, as both he and his wife Gertrude died in Rye, Rockingham, N.H.Also Alfred, Sr. states on his SS# he was born 1902.I'm beginning to wonder if perhaps the dates are different as these people came from Newfoundland and most were Master Mariners, so they may have moved to Mass or other coastal places, but didn't apply for SS as they still were operating under Newfoundland registries?And so didn't apply for SS# until later on in time.I know for sure Albert,Sr. was born 1886 not 1902, perhaps he only decided to apply for SS in 1902?Something along those lines, so he is listed in the USA as being born 1902.I could be that Albert Jr. also did a little math concerning his age, especially if it didn't match his father's info.Thank you for taking the time to get back to me, it is appreciated.I will get them sorted, one way or another, it took me 8 years to find out that we Gillotts in British Columbia were actually Nfld. Gilletts, I was ready to give up, when I looked at my Uncle's and his son's middle names, Moulton, I thought perhaps a surname used as a middle name???Eugene Moulton Gillott and Robert Moulton Gillott in B.C., finally I thought to try the Moulton as a surname, bingo, I had a reply from a Bob Moulton of Nfld. who told me I was looking for the wrong surname, grandfather was actually James Gillett, b. 1868, Pouch Cove, Nfld., after that everything just took off.But it was a good lesson, gramps's surname changed in Toronto, Canada to Gillott, but if I hadn't tried the Moulton surname, I would still be looking l4 years later, and probably with no luck, even though there is a Gillott Island in Notre Dame Bay, so someone in history, used the name Gillott, and a Gillott Cove, so much for Gillett.I even have Jillett, someone asked many years ago if my name was pronounced Denise G as in gill, oot has in hoot, I was so embarrassed!!!Giloot, it's actually Frenchfor "de Gylet" French Protestants trying to escape from the French Catholics that were bent on killing off all of them, so some to England>Newfoundland.