Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Records and Research: Edith Elizabeth Eckard (No. 10-11)

This series began with a randomly selected document that contains genealogical information. I will then take that information and outline what we can learn from the document and what I would do next to find more information on the person involved.

Previous parts in this series can be found here: No. 1No. 2No. 3-4, and No. 5-9

Document No. 10-11: Passenger Lists
No. 10: 11 Jun 1923, Arrival from Quebec on the Ship Canada

No. 11: 27 Nov 1923, Arrival to New York on the SS. President Garfield

What These Records Tell Us: 
Edith Elizabeth Eckard and her daughter Elizabeth were traveling onward to London from Liverpool. It is possible she planned to visit her Shropshire family on the way to London. However, she states her address in the UK as 16 Southwick, Hyde Park, London (Link: Google Maps). As she lived in London during the 1901 Census with an Aunt, it may have been her she intended to visit. These documents also confirm that she was an American citizen at the time.

On her return journey, she stated she was naturalized by marriage. Since her daughter was a native of the United States, Edith gave her daughters birth as 9 Mar 1914 in St. Louis Missouri. Their address is given as 2741 Dakota Street (Link:Google Maps) in St. Louis Missouri.

Next Step: Check for her original immigration as Elizabeth Edith Brookfield and then double check for any other journeys after she was married.

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