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William Shortman

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Re: William Shortman

Posted: 1369988313000
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No, not related. I simply picked your post at random for something to do. ....I believe William may have departed Liverpool for Halifax, aged 22, on 2nd April 1904. The ship was the SIBERIAN. If you look up Border Crossings from Canada to US, it also mentions the SIBERIAN there. It says his wife was Ellen, 68 Mebourne Avenue, Toronto, and his destination was Niagra Falls. He is said to have been 5ft 6 ins, hair red, Eyes blue, and pockmarked.

Ellen may have been on the Lake Champlain, departing Liverpool on 17th Nov 1904 going to St John, New Brunswick.

Ellen's voyage was difficult to find. The main reason is that she is listed as being as being 28 in 1904, which would mean she was born in 1876, whereas I think she was born about 1883. So if you search the Ships Lists using the birth dates 1882 or 1883 it doesn't come up. Also, she is on the ships list [if it really is her] as a Mrs E Shortman, so if you look for her under Ellen, Helen or Ann, it doesn't come up.
Brian
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