William Thompson Cruickshanks

William Thompson Cruickshanks

Birth
Lower Caledonia, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 18 Sep 1927 (aged 75)
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA
Burial Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA
Plot Section C
Memorial ID 79532409 · View Source
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William Thompson Cruickshanks is one of at least six children born to Petar Cruickshanks and Eleanor Lackey [Archibald] Cruckshanks.

William first arrived in California from Nova Scotia in 1877. He probably came with his older brother, John James Cruickshans. The 1881 Canada census indicates both he and John returned to Nova Scotia. In any event, William became a naturalized US citizen on September 3, 1888.

In 1890 William married Nancy Adaline Caulkins. The couple had five children:

Frederick William Cruickshanks 1890-1945
Ralph Howard Cruickshanks 1891-1977
Ellenor Cruickshanks 1893-1982
Gilbert Delos Cruickshanks 1894-1972
Mabel Luella Cruickshanks 1901-1984

William was a produce farmer in South Fork and later in Briceland in Humboldt county, CA. From at least 1900 to 1910, his brother John was living with William and his family.

In about 1923 William, his wife Nancy plus possibly one or two of their children, moved to Santa Rosa, CA.

William died in 1927. Nancy died nine years later. They are both buried in the Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Jeff Sengstack
  • Originally Created by: Josway
  • Added: 29 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79532409
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thompson Cruickshanks (17 Aug 1852–18 Sep 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79532409, citing Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Sengstack (contributor 47348062) .