This is the border-crossing document showing my great grandmother’s entry into the US. The card is filled out for Caroline Sarah Street, and indicates that she was accompanied by husband William and a daughter (known to be Florence, but not listed by name on the card). The document specifically mentions the name and address for a sister back in England:
- This document was apparently filled out on 8 Jul 1908.
- Caroline Sarah Street was born in Bow (near London), England.
- Her age at the time of entry was 29 years.
- Her occupation is listed as “housewife”.
- The form indicates that she is able to read and write.
- Her last permanent address before coming to the US was in Toronto, Canada.
- Nearest relative or friend in country from which she came is listed as her sister Clara Smith, 8 Prince Regent Lane, Plainstow, Co. of Sussex, England.
- She had not been in the US previously.
- Passage was paid by her husband.
- She had not been arrested or deported.
- She is listed as being 5′ 6″ tall, with a dark complexion, black hair, black eyes, and no distinguishing marks.
- Seaport, date of ship landing, and name of steamship is listed as Halifax, 13 Mar 1906, SS Kensington, Detroit Michigan, C.P. 3.
The original source document was obtained through Ancestry.com and is provided below (please see detailed citation information at bottom of page).
The National Archives at Washington, D.C; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Card Manifests (Alphabetical) of Individuals Entering through the Port of Detroit, Michigan, 1906-1954; NAI: 4527226; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004
Ancestry.com. Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.