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Title: James and Thomas Murray
Post by: maggiemae45 on Friday 13 July 12 14:43 BST (UK)
Hi!  I'm new but here goes!
My great uncles James and Thomas Murray sailed to America in 1910.  How do I find them?
I located them on the passenger lists through Ancestry and so I know they both sailed to Boston from Cork.  They arrived in Boston on 3 April 1910. Thomas aged 22 and James aged 30. They stated that they were labourers. My Great Grandmother Margaret Murray of Main St, Wicklow was named as their contact at home.
Thomas I think returned to Wicklow town on a visit because I found his return trip to Boston in Sept 1924 and then he stated he was a 'cook' but this seemed to have been crossed out and 'clerk' written by hand on the manifest. Again my GGM Margaret was named as his contact at home but under 'Last Residence' it just stated USA.  So did he or they remain in Boston? How do you find a 'Murray' in Boston in that era?  American census records do not have enough detail of place of origin.
Any ideas out there?
Title: Re: James and Thomas Murray
Post by: ailbhe on Sunday 29 July 12 14:28 BST (UK)
Hope you got my PM re. Langrells.  Re. Murrays this is what I have found.
In 1901 Margaret Murray was 46 years old. Her husband Patrick was 58.  Patrick had no occupation while Margaret had a green grocers shop. They lived on Main Street, Wicklow Town. Living with them were children  Ellen 15 Margaret 20 Thomas 13 Christopher 11 and Annie 7. The family had 3 boarders and 2 servants. James is not listed so perhaps he was working away from home.
By 1911 Patrick had died and Margaret 57 was now living at Letrim Place, Wicklow Town. She was still a shopkeeper. Living wih her were  Margaret 29, Christopher, 20 (Car driver) and Ann 16 shop girl.
Hope this helps.  Wishing you success with your Boston search.