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Re: Ducking immigration? False names
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Do you have a copy of the Bible? Especially if it was important to her it may have had family data.
No ideas how to proceed. PortoRico census is online -- the naming conventions there drive me batty-- but you can search.
Saw a couple of message boards for the Phillipines, but nothing else. If he was indeed a sailor then ANYTHING is impossible, as sailors were a VERY mobile group and switched ships etc etc and many crews were, and apparently still are, quite international in makeup. Looking at his picture you could believe a wide variety of origins. Were there any newspaper accouts of his death? Is it possible that the Indian was a confusion of West Indian? instead of India? ANy possible City Directories? What occupation did he follow in the US? If his wife was religious....any church records to check?
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