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Offline elizabethh

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Where to start.....Sydeny James Wilson
« on: Saturday 05 May 18 09:52 BST (UK) »
I Have found, much to my surprise that the youngest child of William Wilson and Barbara Crawford from County Durham left for New York in 1911.  He was accompanied by his brother-in-law john Watson.  They were sponserd by his brother-in-law Clement Minto Bird .
John left behind a wife, who in 1916 remarried - widowed.
I haven't researched American records before so dont really know where to start,

any help appreciated.
Regards Elizabeth 

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Re: Where to start.....Sydeny James Wilson
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 May 18 12:03 BST (UK) »
Many records are available on https://www.familysearch.org/search

Sydney James Wilson was born 1891 - arrived New York 15 October 1911 - Glasgow to New York on the Cameronia.  Stephen was a blacksmith striker.
going to  Clement Minto Bird and sister Mary Bird Scarbro W. VA.
John Watson was 26 years old. Engine Man.


FIND A GRAVE


Clement Minto Bird -    28 Oct 1884 - 26 Mar 1963

   
Rock Springs Cemetery Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
PLOT   WATAHA_4_D_1

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49541943

wife Mary Elizabeth Wilson Bird - 30 March 1884 - 30 July 1970 - with obituary

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49541962/mary-elizabeth-bird

Son - George Bird - 14 January 1907 - 22 June 1986

Rock Springs Cemetery Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
PLOT   WATAHA_4_61_1

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17620345/george-w.-bird

Frieda Louise Peterson Bird - wife of George
9 January 1903 - 12 August 1974

   
Rock Springs Cemetery Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
PLOT   WATAHA_4_61_1

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74675564/frieda-louise-bird

Daughter - Gertrude Elizabeth Bird Kalinowski - 10 January 1914 - 9 June 1977

   
Rock Springs Cemetery Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
PLOT   WATAHA_4_63_1

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74675732/gertrude-elizabeth-kalinowski

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Re: Where to start.....Sydeny James Wilson
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 11:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra, After burning a bit of midnight oil - I think John Watson ( who was in the company of Sydney James Wilson) died in West Virginia in 1914 and is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery - find a grave memorial 65495798.  I am assuming that he went to the area where the Birds were living after arriving in New York.  John married Edith - Minto Clemont Birds wife's sister.  I also think that Sydney would go with him.  Sorry that this sounds a bit confusing, but would there be any other record do you think locally at the time of John's death to give a bit more information.?
Thank you for your help so far it has answered a few questions for me.
Elizabeth