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About the Early Days
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1893 - 1965
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Letterhead used by workers titled Christian Conventions

Perry, Oklahoma Conv, 1942

Arrival of Workers in North America
Sept. 23, 2017

1903 ARRIVAL OF EARLY WORKERS IN USA

Arrived September 14, 1903, aboard S.S. Columbia, Glasgow to New York, USA
       
Name Age Ethnicity Occupation
       
William Irvine 40 Scotland Preacher
George Walker 26 Ireland Preacher
Irvine Weir 25 Ireland Preacher
 
Arrived November 9, 1903, aboard S.S. Columbia to New York, USA
Jimmie Patrick
Difficult to locate entry on manifest--extremely poor handwriting.
No individual record found.
 
 
1904 ARRIVAL OF EARLY WORKERS IN USA

Arrived May 16, 1904 aboard S.S. Furnesia, Londonderry to New York, USA
       
Name Age Ethnicity  
       
John Carroll 25 Ireland (Jack Carroll)
Hugh Mathews 26 Ireland
Charlie Glen 27 Scotland
William Clelland 26 Scotland
Mary Carroll 24 Ireland (May Carroll)
Sarah Rogers 30 Ireland
 
Arrived December 8, 1904, aboard S.S. Oceanic, Liverpool, England to New York, USA
     
Name Age Ethnicity
     
Francis Scott (Frank) 20 Ireland
John Jackson (Jack) 24 Ireland
James Jardine (Jim) 20 Scotland
David Lyness (Dave) 26 Ireland
William Weir (Willie) 22 Ireland
Bella Cooke 26 Ireland
Emma Gill* 33 Ireland (*also on this ship)
Lizzie Coles* 26 England (*also on this ship)
 
Arrived August 14, 1905, aboard S.S. Numidian, Glasgow, Scotland to New York, USA
     
Name Age Ethnicity
     
William Jamieson 24 Scotland
John R. Paterson 27 Scotland
William McLeod 27 Scotland
George Beattie 28 Ireland
Charlie Mathews 19 Ireland
William Jones 21 Scotland
John Burns 17 Scotland
Joseph Gaskin 19 Ireland
Maggie Gowans 24 Scotland
Anna Taylor 24 Ireland
Maggie Stewart 20 Ireland
Agnes Hutchison 29 Scotland
 
Arrived September 16, 1906, aboard SS Caledonia, Londonderry, Ireland to New York, USA
     
Name Age Ethnicity
     
George Walker 29 British/Irish
Abraham Mayers 28 British/Irish
Herbert Reid 21 British/Irish
Thomas Noble 27 British/Irish
Robert Humphreys 26 British/Irish
James Graves 26 British/Irish
Alexander Dunn 20 British/Irish
John Byers 21 British/Irish
Annie Dougal 28 British/Irish
Anna Davis 24 British/Irish
Jane Weir 23 British/Irish (Jean Weir)
Lottie Reid 23 British/Irish
Rebecca Dane 26 British/Irish (Died July 5, 1907)
 
Arrived September 4, 1908, aboard S.S. Cedric, Liverpool, England to New York, USA
     
Name Age Ethnicity
     
Hugh Henry 24 Ireland
Walter Smith 21 England
David Sutherland 27 Scotland
David Lyness 30 Ireland
Walter Walden 22 England
Samuel H. Buchanan 27 Ireland
Jane Kelly 20 Ireland
Emma Head 28 England
Isabella Reid 24 Ireland
   
   


1904 - 1908: ARRIVAL OF EARLY WORKERS IN CANADA:

 
Arrived August 13, 1904, aboard the S.S. Parisian, Liverpool, England to Montreal;
then to Souris, Manitoba, Canada
     
Name Age Ethnicity
     
Harry Oliver 23 Hampshire
Tom Craig 22 Berwick
John Doak 25 Tyrone
George Buttimer 21 Cork
 
Arrived August 10, 1905, aboard the S.S. Virginian, Liverpool, England to Montreal, Canada
       
Name Age Ethnicity Destination
       
Ed Armstrong 24 Fermanagh USA
James Boyd 25 Armagh USA
Ralph Bullick 22 Armagh Sidney, Manitoba
Hugh Doak 23 Tyrone Sidney, Manitoba
William Jackson 25 King Co. Sidney, Manitoba
Robert Johnston 35 Scot,Berwicks (not given)
Thos. Lyness 32 Armagh Sidney, Manitoba
Tom Patterson 23 Tyrone Sidney, Manitoba
Tom Purves 17 Berwicks USA
Noble Stinson 26-36? Fermanagh Sidney, Manitoba
R.D. Watchorn 35? Queens Toronto and USA (Dick Watchorn)
Martha Cooper 30 Antrim Sidney, Manitoba.
Dora Holland 29 Galway Sidney, Manitoba.
Annie Irwin 21? Tyrone Toronto – to USA
Martha McGivern 30 Co. Cork Toronto – to USA (Mattie McGivern)
Mabel Reid 22 Derry USA
Annie Skerritt 24 Kings? Toronto and USA


* were not on this list, but are shown on ship manifest and in other documents.

Arrived August 19, 1908, aboard the S.S. Carthaginian, Liverpool, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia:


"The S.S. Carthaginian Left Liverpool Aug. 08, 1908, to Glasgow, to St. Johns, arrived Halifax Aug. 19, 1908. Manifest shows: George Johnson, Walter H. Dennison, Thos. McGivern, Wm. Armstrong, Joseph Brown, WM. IRVINE, John Baillie, Blanche H. Chappell, Janet Dougal, Rosetta (Nettie) Miller, Mary K. Wilson. In Aug. 1908, twelve workers came from the old country, docking in the St. John's Harbour.
" (Source: Coming of the Workers to Newfoundland)  

ARRIVAL OF EARLY WORKERS IN AFRICA:


Arrived September 25, 1905, aboard the S.S. Geelong, London, England to Cape Town, South Africa:
Eight

Workers disambarked at Cape Town, South Africa who were among a group of 18 workers who departed from London on August 25, 1905.  The four brothers and four sisters were sisters:  Mary Moodie (age 38), Barbara Baxter (age 24), L. Reid (age 26), M. Skerritt (age 22); and brothers Joseph Kerr (age 24), Wilson Reid (age 24), J. Cavanagh (age 27), A. Pierce (age 29).  The other ten Workers continued on to various ports in Australia.

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