WHITTON and RITCH -Surname Studies and people from the Island of GRAEMSAY, Orkney

Ralph Gibson Whitton

Ralph Gibson Whitton

Male 1904 - 1969  (65 years)

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  • Name Ralph Gibson Whitton 
    Born 22 May 1904  Edinburgh Adopted by Whitton family Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 1969  Dunbarton, Scotland buried Kilbowie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30169  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Unknown,   b. Abt 1880 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Wilson Gibson,   b. 1886,   d. 2 Jun 1950, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at birth called Ralph Gibson iIligitmate with a ref at edge of certificate R 102/536/2 NO father stated.
      at 1911 census at 73 Livingstone Street, Old or West Kilpatrick, Dunbarton ref 501/00-023/00-022 at School ADOPTED SON (my opinion) of Robert and Hannah Whitton.

      arrived 18 Feb 1934 on the "British Splendour" at London from Abidan, (Persia) via Antwerp. Signed on at Antwerp a Distresses British Sailor joined as Greaser for present voyage. Address c/o British Tanker Co last residence, England
      arrived at Southampton sept 1937 on the "Berengria" a "Distressed British Seaman" Ralph Whitton 34 a fireman b England address Sailors Home, Falmouth
      arrived Liverpool January 1943 on the "Llangibby Castle" a Distressed British Seaman address 739 Dunbarton Road, Glasgow embarked at Gibralter
      arrived at New York on 18th March 1943 the "Laurewood" 5 years at sea a Pumpman
      arrived in New York on 20th Dec 1943 on the "Queen Mary" from Greenock a single Donkey man Greaser last address Dalmuir
      arrived at Portland, Oregon for Port Alberni, British Columbia in 1954 on the "Gracia". 26 years at sea a Donkey Greaser

      At his death his mother is stated to be Elizabeth Wilson Gibson a Dressmaker.
      and although both names are given no mention is made of the Whitton's. This suggests that although his name was changed he was not formally adopted.