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Ann McENTEE - possible death at sea?

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Re: Ann McENTEE - possible death at sea?

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i don't spell well, but here goes. try to track down the microfisch of the ship manafest they were on. in one way you are in luck. she was traveling with family. it makes tracking down information a bit easier, sometimes. my ggrandma came over with her 3 very young daughters. The youngest was 4 months old, Marie, died, and was buried at sea. On the ship manafest they simply took a pencil, marked one thin line all across the line her name and information was on, and simply wrote 'died' to the left in the margin. You had to look carefully to even catch on to what it said. Also look for transcripts of the actual manafests, but know many errors happen. Typos. Also, sometimes if you know what names or information you are looking for it makes it easier to read once you find it. A real catch 22. But if often does work just that way. All we can do at this point is guess and wonder. I do know from reading that if a person was weak or ill to about any degree they stood a strong chance of not being allowed off the ship, and into the states. Could she have gone to Canada or South America or someplace else? Read about Ellis Island. Things like that were not just limited to Ellis Island either. "Give us your tired, your poor, your........" just read up on things like that for immigrants. Not our most shining hour, IMHO. Anyway, maybe look for your loved one in other country's ports about the time her family came here. Maybe canada or south america. read up. many countries were easier, and cheaper for immigrants to enter than the us. ALL immagrants to the us had to be strong and healthy. even babies. no kidding. read up on immigration to the us during those times. it was not easy, nice, simple, pretty, and I could go on and on... many people had to go to a 'plan b'. even if the rest of the family went with the 'plan a' My best to you and yours. Barbara
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