The Long Road to Ellis Island

Emigration from the borders of Killererin to the USA

First published in Killererin - A Parish History (2015)

Jack Duffy and his wife Kitty (nee Costello) returning to the United States in the mid 1950s.
Out and About Magazine 2013

Emigrants to the US from just outside the parish

As it would not be possible to list all those who left from just outside the parish, only a small sample of them is listed below.

Brigid Mulry, Derheen

Bridget Mulry was from ‘Derheen’ and aged 18 years when she entered the US on 9th May 1904. She had departed from the port of Cobh aboard the Celtic.[1] Unfortunately, the original ship manifest does not name Bridget and no further information could be obtained.

Catherine Mulry, Ballyglunin

Catherine Mulry was aged 22 years when she arrived in the US on 13th October 1924. Catherine was from Ballyglunin and was single. She travelled aboard the Celtic from Cobh.[2] Catherine hoped to join her aunt, Mrs Fox at 756 10th Avenue, New York. Catherine had $25 in her possession, was 5 feet 7 inches in height, with a fresh complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.

Michael Rabbitt, Ballyglunin

Michael Rabbitt was from Ballyglunin and arrived in the US on 15th September 1911, aged 24 years. Michael was single and had left Cobh aboard the Baltic. On arrival, Michael had $10 in his possession and hoped to join his brother in law, a Mr Connolly in New York. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall and had a fair complexion with fair hair and light coloured eyes.[3]

Nellie Rabbitt

Nellie Rabbitt was aged 25 years when she arrived in the US aboard the Ivernia on 13th April 1903. Nellie left from the port of Liverpool. Nellie listed her occupation as a servant and she hoped to travel to St Louis where she hoped to meet her sister Mrs Sheehan, 4719 St Louis Avenue, St Louis. Nellie had $50 in her possession on arrival.[4]

Katie Rooney, Ballyglunin

Katie Rooney was from Ballyglunin and arrived in the US on 9th May 1909, aged 20 years. She was single and had travelled aboard the Cedric from the port of Cobh. Katie had $25 in her possession and had paid the passage herself.  She hoped to join her sister, Ellen Rooney, Prospect Avenue, New Brighton.  Katie was 5 feet 8 inches tall with a ruddy complexion fair hair and grey eyes. [5]

Margaret Shaughnessy, Ballyglunin

Margaret Shaughnessy was also from Ballyglunin. She arrived in the US on 18th June 1920, aged 20 years. Margaret was single and had arrived in the US aboard the Baltic. Margaret hoped to meet with her sister, Mrs Patrick Kennedy, 120 East 119th Street, New York. Margaret is recorded as being ‘on a visit’ and planning to stay 9 years. She was 5 feet tall with a ruddy complexion with dark brown hair and blue eyes.[6]

Mary E. Shaughnessy, Ballyglunin

Mary E. Shaughnessy was from Ballyglunin and arrived in New York on 27th April 1913, aged 19 years. Mary travelled aboard the Carmania from the port of Cobh. Mary hoped to meet up with her sister, Mrs Sheehan, 1211 Hall Street, Louisville. She was 5 feet 7 inches with a dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes and she had $5 in her possession on arrival in New York.[7]

Mary Shaughnessy, Ballyglunin

Mary Shaughnesssy, also from Ballyglunin, arrived in the US on 19th October 1924, aged 20 years, having travelled aboard the Adriatic from Cobh. Mary had paid her own passage and had $25 in her possession on arrival in the US. She hoped to meet with her sister Mrs [Fa]nnody [original writing illegible] in the Bronx, New York. Mary was 5 feet 2 inches tall with a fresh complexion, brown hair and grey eyes.[8]

Patrick Shaughnessy, Ballyglunin

Patrick Shaughnessy was from Ballyglunin and arrived in the US on 27th April 1913, aged 17 years. Patrick arrived aboard the Carmania after leaving the port of Queenstown. Patrick’s passage was paid by his sister and he had $15 in his possession on arrival in New York. He hoped to join his sister, Mrs Sheehan, at 1211 Hall Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Patrick was 5 feet 8 inches tall with a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes.[9]

Mary Delaney, Ballyglunin

Mary Delaney was aged 21 years when she arrived in the US on 8th May 1922. Mary travelled aboard the Baltic from the port of Cobh. Mary was single and from Ballyglunin. Mary’s aunt paid her passage and she hoped to stay in the US for 4 years, joining her aunt, Mrs C. Hughes, 369 West 50th Street, New York.  Mary was 5 feet 2 inches tall with a fresh complexion, brown hair and brown eyes and had $25 in her possession on arrival.[10]

John Mannion, Ballyglunin

John Mannion was also from Ballyglunin and travelled to the US aboard the Carmania. He was aged 21 years when he arrived in the US on 8th September 1911. John was not married and had paid for the passage himself.  He had $10 in his possession and hoped to join his sister, Mrs Chidders, 225 East 5th Avenue, Hampstead.  John was 5 feet 11 inches tall with a dark complexion, dark hair and brown eyes.[11]

John Mannion, Brierfield

Another John Mannion left Brierfield and arrived in the US on 22nd August 1915. John was aged 21 years when he departed the port of Liverpool aboard the Philadelphia. John was single and he planned to travel to Boston where he hoped to join his brother, M. Mannion, 16 Fisher Avenue, Roxbury.[12]

Delia McHugh, Ballyglunin

Delia McHugh arrived in the US on 9th October 1904, aged 19 years. Delia departed from the port of Cobh aboard the Cedric and was from Ballyglunin. Delia recorded her occupation as a servant and she hoped to travel to Brooklyn. She had $3 in her possession on arrival. Delia hoped to meet her brother, Mr M. McHugh, in Brooklyn.[13]

Nora McHugh, Ballyglunin

Nora McHugh was also from Ballyglunin and arrived in New York on 21st April 1909, aged 26 years. She was single and had travelled from the port of Cobh aboard the Carmania. Nora had paid the passage herself and she had $25 in her possession on arrival. She hoped to travel on to Brooklyn and join her sister, Mary McHugh, 76 Stockton Street, Brooklyn, New York. Nora was 5 feet 6 inches tall with a dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes.[14]

Patrick McHugh, Ballyglunin

Patrick McHugh was also from Ballyglunin and arrived on 27th September 1907, aged 20 years. He travelled aboard the Baltic from the port of Cobh. Patrick paid for his own passage and had $80 in his possession on arrival. He hoped to meet with his cousin, Martin Devaney, 454 West 22nd Street, New York. Patrick was 5 feet 8 inches with a dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes.[15]

Delia Howley, Ballyglunin

Delia Howley was from Ballyglunin and arrived in New York on 1st October 1923 aboard the President Polk. She was aged 20 years and was single. Delia had $32 in her possession. Unfortunately, the ship’s manifest is illegible but it seems Delia hoped to join her sister in the US.[16]

Michael Howley, Ballyglunin

Michael Howley left Ballyglunin at the age of 20 years and arrived in the US aboard the Cedric on 22nd November 1921. Michael’s brother paid for his passage and he had $35 in his possession. Michael hoped to join his brother, Martin Howley, 554 18th Street, Brooklyn, New York. Michael was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a fresh complexion, dark hair and blue eyes.[17]

Mary Forde, Ballyglunin

Mary Forde was also from Ballyglunin and arrived in the US aboard the Baltic on 18th June 1920, aged 22 years. Mary was single and had departed from the port of Queenstown. Mary paid her own passage and had $6 in her possession on arrival. She hoped to join her aunt, Mrs Hernon, 3517 Shade Lane, Hyde Park, Cincinatti, Ohio. Mary hoped to stay in the US permanently. She was 5 feet 2½ inches had a fair complexion, black hair and greyish eyes.[18]

Nora Hession, Ballyglunin

Nora Hession was aged 23 years when she arrived in the US on 3rd May 1911. She had travelled aboard the Caronia from the port of Cobh. Nora was originally from Ballyglunin. Nora paid for the passage herself and she had $25 dollars. She hoped to join her cousin, Mrs J. Kelly in New Jersey. Nora had a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes.[19]

Patrick Hession, Moyne Park

Patrick Hession was from Moyne Park and had travelled from the port of Liverpool aboard the Aquitania.  Patrick arrived on 24th July 1920, aged 24 years 9 months. Patrick hoped to meet his sister, Mrs J. Mulry, 4245 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, and wanted to stay in the US permanently. Patrick was 5 feet 7 inches tall and had a dark complexion, dark hair and dark eyes.[20]

Mary Fahy, ‘Derheen’

Mary Fahy was from ‘Derheen’ and arrived in the US on the 3rd October 1913, aged 18 years. Mary had left the port of Cobh aboard the Adriatic. Unfortunately, the ship manifest does not list any further information.[21]

Mary Fahy, Moyne

Another Mary Fahy was from Moyne and arrived in the US on 17th September 1922, aged ‘29 or 30 years’. Mary had travelled from the port of Liverpool aboard the Celtic. Unfortunately, the ship manifest does not list any further information.[22]

[1] Ellis Island, ‘Original Ship Manifest’ (http://www.ellisisland.org/search/passRecord).

[2]Ibid

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7]ibid

[8] Ibid.

[9] ibid).

[10] Ibid.

[11] Ibid.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14] Ibid.

[15] Ibid.

[16] Ibid.

[17] Ibid.

[18] Ibid

[19] Ibid

[20] Ibid

[21] Ibid

[22} Ibid

 

 

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