Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sepia Saturday~ Annie Shirran

Annie Shirran Imlah

Ann Shirran the wife of my Great Great Uncle Peter Imlah was born In King Edward, Aberdeenshire Scotland. Peter died in 1908 leaving Annie to raise 7 children on her own. On August 25 1923 at the age of 60 she boarded the SS Megantic with 4 of her Children; Mary age 39, Alexander age 26, Isabella age 29 and Flora age 15, the sailed to America to join her two sons William and John who were now living at 2637 Munroe St. Chicago Ill. Her son Peter Reid Imlah stayed behind in Scotland,he died 8 months after her departure from pneumonia. The ship's manifest shows Annie having $1,900.00 on her, she was 5 foot 3 inches tall with fair complexion, Gray hair and Blue eyes. On the 1930 census Annie is living on Lotus St, with her 4 grown children , all the children with the exception of Mary have now married and their spouses are living with them in the home.

1923 Passenger List SS Megantic

1923 Passenger List pg. 2
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