Sunday, October 5, 2014

Postcards #31 - Nellie's fateful trip to Canada

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5 comments:

  1. Something similar happened with my husbands grandmother. She was a young woman working for GE. She was ill the day she was to go on a company outing on the Eastland in Chicago in 1914. Turned out well for my husbands family line, not so much for the other passengers.

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    1. Or all the people who were sick or late for work or doing something else on September 11 when they were supposed to be in the Wold Trade Center. It really makes you think.

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  2. It doesn't even have to be such a tragic moment in time. My great-grandfather served in the Civil War....before he married and had kids. My grandfather was to have been on the next ship to Europe for WWI...before he married and had kids. My father served in WWII...before he married and had kids. Makes you wonder...did the guy standing next to any one of them take a bullet? As we research our trees, what matter of inches kept a particular branch from being snipped? Interesting, to say the least....

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  3. Is it possible the wedding was really on the 9th like the typist said, but recorded by the clerk on the 12th? Great story, and you're lucky to have such a wonderful record of it.

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    1. The true dates are derived from both the wedding certificate and the manifest for the ship. So the discrepancy does confuse me, but the ships manifest has to be seen as more accurate than a transcribed letter, I'm afraid.

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