In about 1910 John Joseph Manning married Louise Lingham in CT USA, who had emigrated from England about 1895. When World War I broke out John joined the Canadian army (he was still a Canadian citizen) as a volunteer for the 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Montreal on the 15th day of March 1918 and served on the front line in France in the Quebec Regiment of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. After the war John became a naturalized American citizen. In both the 1920 and 1930 censuses he and his wife were living in Norwich CT. They did not have any children. Louise died in 1941.
We do not know very much about Johnâ€™s wife Louise Lingham. Nothing about her has been passed down in family records. The 1920 and 1930 Connecticut Census records her age and the number of years she had been married and from that information we conclude that (a) her marriage with John Manning occurred in about 1910 and (b) Louise was born about 1875. From the census record we learn that she emigrated to the U.S. in 1895.
The immigrant passenger records at Ellis Island show that two females, age 20 and 23, with the surname Lingham, first names not listed in the passenger manifest, arrived at Ellis Island on July 8, 1896, on the English ship Teutonic, which had sailed from Liverpool. We assume the two Lingham girls were sisters, so I searched the 1881 English Census for sisters who would have been ages 5-6 and ages 8-9 in 1881 to see if I could locate her with her family. There appears to be a match in the family of John Lingham in Manchester, England. John Lingham had two daughters of the right age, Louisa Lingham, age 9 and Rosa Lingham, age 6. The ages are right to match the immigrant children on the Teutonic, and the older sister named Louisa seems likely to be Louise. If this is the correct family, their parents were John and Elizabeth Lingham, their father was a bricklayer, and the family at that time consisted of the following individuals, as listed in the census:
John LINGHAM, age 49. b. Manchester, Lancashire, England, bricklayer
Elizabeth LINGHAM, wife, age 49, b. Manchester
John T. LINGHAM, son, age 29, b. Manchester, bricklayer
*Elizabeth A. PARKER, dau, Married, age 27, b. Manchester, cotton winder
Mary E. LINGHAM, dau, age 21, b. Manchester, cotton winder
Sarah A. LINGHAM, dau, age 18, b. Manchester, twine waller
Alfred LINGHAM, son, age 14, b. Manchester, errand boy
Harry LINGHAM, son, age 12, b. Manchester, scholar
Louisa LINGHAM, dau, age 9, b. Manchester, scholar
Rosa LINGHAM, dau, age 6, b. Manchester, scholar
Lillian LINGHAM, dau, age 3, b. Manchester
*Elizabeth Parker is probably Elizabeth Lingham. She is shown as â€œdaughterâ€ but married (rather than widow) so her husband is alive but working and/or living elsewhere.
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