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immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 6 Apr 2012 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Edited: 6 Apr 2012 1:48PM GMT
Surnames: Shinall
I am trying to find when my aunty went to the US and how.
She was a war bride and as far as I know she arrived around 1946..Her name was Vera Ruth Shinall. She married an American sailor..Franklin Shinall..I have searched but don't seem to be able to find any records...Any help would be great...

Re: immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 12:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shinall
Do you know the birth dates (or approx. birth years) of either Franklin Shinall and/or Vera? What was Vera's maiden name? Was she ever heard from again after she left Australia?
I'm thinking maybe she sent a letter after arrival which might have an old address.

Re: immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ruth was born 1925 Australia( maiden name Horwood ) Franklin was born 1921 Peoria U.S. I think she went to U.S in 1946.. She was a war bride married in Australia 1944..They had 3 children in U.S. before coming back to Australia..Frank was in the navy...

Re: immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2012 3:43AM GMT
Surnames: Horwood, Shinall
Hi genehunter61,

I have been unable to locate records for Vera Ruth Horwood Shinall for her time spent in the U.S. I searched with both Vera and Ruth as a 1st name. The 1950 census will not be out to the public until year 2022.

It's possible she came to the U.S. by way of Hawaii and then to California, or somewhere along the west coast. If she came here with Franklin, they may have shipped to San Diego, CA and he may have been discharged from service there. It's impossible to say. I don't see their names on any ship lists which have been indexed so far.


1800-1959 List of U. S. Ports:
http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arriv...


There were these two Australian records - one indicating 1941 and another, 1947.

Australia Marriage Index:

Name: Franklin J Shinall
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1947
Registration number: 2165

Name: Vera R Horwood
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1941
Registration number: 2165


I searched for his name ...

1952 & 1954 California Voter Registration Index:

-Franklin J. Shinall 12440 E. 224th St., Los Angeles, CA
-Thomas L. Shinall 12440 E. 224th St., Los Angeles, CA


and this might be him in the census based on the birth year you gave ...


1930 U.S. Federal Census
Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois

Wall Street

-Thomas Shinall 42, Head, b. IL, Parents b. IL; Occupation: laborer - common
-Dorothy Shinall 43, Wife, b. Iowa, Father b. IL, Mother born Virginia
-Robert Shinall 18, Son
-Grace Shinall 14, Daughter
-Alberta Shinall 11, Daughter
-Frank Shinall 8, Son, (born c. 1922)
-Tommie Shinall 6, Son
-Charlie Shinall 4, Son
-Martha Shinall 3, Daughter

(all children b. Illinois)

& at same address ...

-Harry Shinall, Head, age 33, Married, b. IL, Parents b. IL; Occupation: laborer - coal shoveler
(no spouse listed)

Ref: NARA Series/Roll: T626_408; Page: 9B; Enum. District: 5


Sorry there wasn't any information re. Ruth.

Re: immigration to US from Australia

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 1:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
The family at the bottom is his...they were married 1944 reg no:2165 so I don't know why the dates you have are different..where did you find the info...as far as i know he went back with his ship and she went later 1946...I have searched everywhere and can't find anything..is there any births for their 3 children..marlene,teena,cynthia,,
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