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From: "Sharon Kavanagh" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1870 census
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 13:39:09 -0700
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Maureen - any family stories about family members watching for Lincoln's
funeral train?
Sharon

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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1870 census


> Bill,
>
> My great grandfather can be found nowhere in arrivals either. Yet I
> think I
> found both of his sisters arriving into New York several years before he
> came. I think the difference was that we believe, from things said in the
> family, he may have taken a cargo ship from Ireland to Canada and just
> came across
> the border to join his sisters in Chicago.
>
> I guess the ships returning empy of the cargo they carried to Europe were
> much cheaper than passenger ships - also a lot more dangerous, and people
> were
> packed in. According to the family story, many died on the ship enroute.
> He
> came about 1865 - just before Lincoln's funeral train came through
> Chicago
> enroute to Springfield for burial.
>
> Maureen
>
>
>
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