Immigration – William Street (1908)

This is the border-crossing document showing my great grandfather’s entry into the US. The card is filled out for William Street, and indicates that his was accompanied by his wife Caroline Sarah and a daughter (known to be Florence, but not listed by name on the card). The document specifically mentions the names and addresses for two siblings (James and Eliza).:

    • This document was apparently filled out on 8 Jul 1908.
    • William Street was born in London, Middlesex, England.
    • His age at the time of entry was 28 years.
    • His occupation is listed as “laborer”.
    • The form indicates that he is able to read and write.
    • His last permanent address before coming to the US was in Toronto, Canada.
    • Nearest relative or friend in country from which he came is listed as his brother James Street, “The Milford Tavern” Park Lane, Tutton, England.
    • His destination is to meet with his sister, Eliza Foyle, 615 South 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
    • He had not been in the US previously.
    • Passage was paid by himself.
    • He arrived with $2.
    • He had not been arrested or deported.
    • He is listed as being 5′ 7″ tall, with a dark complexion, brown hair, green 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).

Source Citation

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

Source Information

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.

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