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Death during immigration voyage aboard ship

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Re: Death during immigration voyage aboard ship

Posted: 1292621618000
Classification: Query
People who died at sea were usually buried at sea for the simple reason that there would be nowhere to keep the bodies, to say nothing of the cost of return to a hometown. After all, most emigrants were emigrating because they were very poor and seeking a new life so they would be unlikely to have enough money to pay all the costs of keeping the bodies and getting them back. There should however be a record of him on the ship as a passenger on leaving wherever, unless he was a stowaway - but that would have been recorded on the ship's log.
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