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Re: immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 1340509201000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1340509421000
Surnames: Horwood, Shinall
Hi genehunter61,

I have been unable to locate records for Vera Ruth Horwood Shinall for her time spent in the U.S. I searched with both Vera and Ruth as a 1st name. The 1950 census will not be out to the public until year 2022.

It's possible she came to the U.S. by way of Hawaii and then to California, or somewhere along the west coast. If she came here with Franklin, they may have shipped to San Diego, CA and he may have been discharged from service there. It's impossible to say. I don't see their names on any ship lists which have been indexed so far.


1800-1959 List of U. S. Ports:
http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arriv...


There were these two Australian records - one indicating 1941 and another, 1947.

Australia Marriage Index:

Name: Franklin J Shinall
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1947
Registration number: 2165

Name: Vera R Horwood
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1941
Registration number: 2165


I searched for his name ...

1952 & 1954 California Voter Registration Index:

-Franklin J. Shinall 12440 E. 224th St., Los Angeles, CA
-Thomas L. Shinall 12440 E. 224th St., Los Angeles, CA


and this might be him in the census based on the birth year you gave ...


1930 U.S. Federal Census
Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois

Wall Street

-Thomas Shinall 42, Head, b. IL, Parents b. IL; Occupation: laborer - common
-Dorothy Shinall 43, Wife, b. Iowa, Father b. IL, Mother born Virginia
-Robert Shinall 18, Son
-Grace Shinall 14, Daughter
-Alberta Shinall 11, Daughter
-Frank Shinall 8, Son, (born c. 1922)
-Tommie Shinall 6, Son
-Charlie Shinall 4, Son
-Martha Shinall 3, Daughter

(all children b. Illinois)

& at same address ...

-Harry Shinall, Head, age 33, Married, b. IL, Parents b. IL; Occupation: laborer - coal shoveler
(no spouse listed)

Ref: NARA Series/Roll: T626_408; Page: 9B; Enum. District: 5


Sorry there wasn't any information re. Ruth.

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