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What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« on: Sunday 06 May 12 18:29 BST (UK) »
My greatgrandmother made an application to enter New York in 1920 to visit a friend. In previous applications to enter Canada her passage from Scotland is paid by herself but in the USA application it states her passage paid by LPC. Does anyone know what this stands for ?

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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 May 12 21:44 BST (UK) »
The notation LPC on a ship's passenger list is "Likely to become a Public Charge."
This usually indicated the immigrant didn't have money, didn't have a destination address in the US, or didn't have a friend or relative to meet them.


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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 May 12 02:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks for clearing that up Sandra but it seems strange to put it against her name as she's listed as carrying $200 and going to visit a friend in Yonkers, address given. I would have thought $200 was a lot of money in 1920  ?

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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 May 12 14:16 BST (UK) »
You can click on the LPC link here for the glossary of markings:

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/glossary.html


This explains the "special inquiry" regarding medical conditions

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/bsi/


This explains the "other" or amount of money in hand

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/other/
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, : Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc: John Thomas of Garthgel, Llanfyllin, and Llangyniew, Wales: James Lloyd of Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire: Rowland Charles and Rowland Wynne of Denbighshire

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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 16:35 BST (UK) »
A bairn,

 The wording you use makes me question exactly what record you are talking about. What do you mean by "made an application" and "previous applications to enter Canada"?  Is there some record of "applications" made (so I'm inferring some record of approval/rejection), or are you just referring to passenger manifests on which you have found your great grandmother? ?

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TOM

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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 17 May 12 14:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom sorry to confuse you. I used the terminology I was used to having worked in immigration.
The jewishgen site answered my question and gave more information which has been fascinating reading.

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Re: What does LPC mean in applying to enter USA in 1920
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 May 12 09:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Jewishgen for sending through all that info it makes fascinating reading