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Re: [CARIB] Paternal Grandfather
In Response To: [CARIB] Paternal Grandfather ()

Your original post was 5/21/2010, but Ancestry.com was having problems then. Today, I found some more records on Ancestry:

Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951
about Stanley Gourzong
Name: Stanley Gourzong
Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1917
Birth Date: abt 1894
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nationality/Race: African
Ship: Aviator
Port of Departure: Roatan, Honduras
Port of Arrival: Tampa, Florida
Last Residence: British West Indies
Birth Location: British West Indies
Birth Location Other: Grand Cayman
Microfilm Roll Number: m1844_21
Page: 207
Line Number: 2

The image includes the name os his wife, Mayella, and indicates he was a discharged seaman.

Source Citation: •Tampa, Florida. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Tampa, Florida, November 2, 1898-December 30, 1945. Micropublication M1844. RG085. 65 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C

Another passenger list:

Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951
about Stanley Gourzong
Name: Stanley Gourzong
Arrival Date: 27 Feb 1923
Birth Date: abt 1894
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Nationality/Race: African
Ship: Rubicon
Port of Departure: George Town, Cayman Islands
Port of Arrival: Tampa, Florida
Last Residence: Grd Cayman
Birth Location: Grand Cayman
Birth Location Other: Cayman Brac
Microfilm Roll Number: m1844_32
Page: 099
Line Number: 6

The image includes written notes by the Inspector(?) about "rescue in ocean".

Another passenger list:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Stanley Gourzong
Name: Stanley Gourzong
Arrival Date: 26 Sep 1919
Birth Year: abt 1895
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Black
Port of Departure: Buenos Aires
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Mary L Baxter
Search Ship Database: Search the Mary L Baxter in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

The notes on the image identifies him as a Seaman who was paid off when the ship reached New York, was able to read, nationality was B.W.I. (British West Indies), was 5'7" tall and weighed 150 lb.

Another passenger list:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Stanley E Gourzong
Name: Stanley E Gourzong
Arrival Date: 26 Oct 1918
Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Black
Port of Departure: Affle Rwer,Ns
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Anne Lord
Search Ship Database: Search the Anne Lord in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

The notes on this image identifies him as a cook, and in the last field "Physical marks or peculiarities" something illegible. Looks like "Resh?fsf??".

May have already given you this:

WWI Civilian Draft Registrations
about Stanly Gourzong
Name: Gourzong, Stanly
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1894
Birth Place: Mantogbor Jamaica
City/County: Hillsborough
State: FL
Ethnicity: B
Source Information:
Banks, Ray, comp.. WWI Civilian Draft Registrations [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1987-1988. Microfilm Publications: M1509.

The image of his WWI Draft Registration Card dated Feb 18, 1918, identifies him as a married seaman, Ethiopian, brown eyes, black hair, medium height, stout build, and nearest kin "father, wife and 2 children".


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