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Where there Americans in the Philippines between 1912-1917

Where there Americans in the Philippines between 1912-1917

Posted: 13 Jan 2014 5:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gilmore
I am doing ancestry research and my great grandmother was born Manila in 1914. I am trying to figure out why. Both her parents were American. I am also trying to find out when she came to the United States. If anyone can help me that would be greatly appreciated.
Last name is Gilmore

Re: Where there Americans in the Philippines between 1912-1917

Posted: 8 Mar 2014 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
You should look into the Philippine-American War (1899-1901), which was sort of mixed up with the Spanish-American War (1898-1899). The result of it was that America basically grabbed the Philippines as a colony and ran it as a colony until 1937, I think. That meant that there were many Americans in the Philippines from the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the early ones had been soldiers and remained there, either in official governmental roles (including army and police) or as small businessmen. Others went there later as the backcountry was purged of guerillas and the country became more amenable to commercial ventures.

With good wishes, Lee

Re: Where there Americans in the Philippines between 1912-1917

Posted: 9 Mar 2014 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
...8600 (out of 244,000) in 1901, 2900 (out of 285,000) in 1918.

Lee

Re: Where there Americans in the Philippines between 1912-1917

Posted: 9 Mar 2014 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
...that's just in Manila
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