[APG Public List] "Immigrant Number One"

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer christine3cats at gmail.com
Sun May 23 19:27:17 MDT 2010

A response to the two comments I've gotten so far... The phrase "diseases of
neglect" was used by a modern person (quoted in the article) who heard the
causes of death from Annie Moore's children's death certificates. I
personally didn't see that most of them were diseases of neglect.

As for the story of a man stepping aside and letting Annie go first, there
are apparently two stories: one that a man saw how emotional she was about
getting to America and let her go first, and another, that a German man "was
shunted aside in favor of the English-speaking youngster." (quote from the

I highly recommend the article AND the comments on the web site.


Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Hyde Park, NY

Author of: Long-Distance Genealogy:
Researching Your Ancestors from Home
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