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Migrant Miners working in America
« on: Thursday 23 March 17 10:10 GMT (UK) »

Whilst  searching the Cornish censuses for my ancestors, I sometimes come across the words..... Supported By Husband In America.

This has made me wonder, how this worked, as they didn't have online banking, as we do today.  Also, many families lived in small villages, miles from main towns.




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AUGER, BALL, BRAY, BROAD, COLMAN, COON, EDE, GLASSON, HICKS, INCH, LEMIN, RUNNALLS, PEARCE, PRATER, PROUT, TRUDGIAN, TREVAINS, VIVIAN, WELLINGTON, YELLAND

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 March 17 20:02 GMT (UK) »

Could have been through Western Union  ???

1871 - Western Union's famous Money Transfer service first became available.

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 March 17 20:08 GMT (UK) »
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...and then there is good old Royal Mail via a Mail Steamer?

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 March 17 07:43 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible, if they went to America working for a mining company with branches (? ) in Cornwall, arrangements were made via the company for a weekly allowance to be paid to the wife ?

Paternal line, ALL CORNISH ...
AUGER, BALL, BRAY, BROAD, COLMAN, COON, EDE, GLASSON, HICKS, INCH, LEMIN, RUNNALLS, PEARCE, PRATER, PROUT, TRUDGIAN, TREVAINS, VIVIAN, WELLINGTON, YELLAND

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 March 17 07:45 GMT (UK) »

Could have been through Western Union  ???

1871 - Western Union's famous Money Transfer service first became available.

Sandra

I don't know anything about this, I will have to Google it in the future.
Paternal line, ALL CORNISH ...
AUGER, BALL, BRAY, BROAD, COLMAN, COON, EDE, GLASSON, HICKS, INCH, LEMIN, RUNNALLS, PEARCE, PRATER, PROUT, TRUDGIAN, TREVAINS, VIVIAN, WELLINGTON, YELLAND

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 March 17 07:47 GMT (UK) »
Junket

...and then there is good old Royal Mail via a Mail Steamer?

Giggsy

Will have to google this too.

( I do hope, it was more reliable than the service we get nowadays )
Paternal line, ALL CORNISH ...
AUGER, BALL, BRAY, BROAD, COLMAN, COON, EDE, GLASSON, HICKS, INCH, LEMIN, RUNNALLS, PEARCE, PRATER, PROUT, TRUDGIAN, TREVAINS, VIVIAN, WELLINGTON, YELLAND

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Re: Migrant Miners working in America
« Reply #7 on: Friday 24 March 17 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Paternal line, ALL CORNISH ...
AUGER, BALL, BRAY, BROAD, COLMAN, COON, EDE, GLASSON, HICKS, INCH, LEMIN, RUNNALLS, PEARCE, PRATER, PROUT, TRUDGIAN, TREVAINS, VIVIAN, WELLINGTON, YELLAND