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SS Orbita - deserting crew member

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SS Orbita - deserting crew member

Posted: 17 Sep 2009 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Wilkes
Hi,
I have just found out an ancestor, Silas Emmanuel Wilkes was a crew member aboard the SS Orbita which was a mail ship between Hamburg - NY (via Southampton and Cherbourg).

He docked in NY on 1st December and was listed as a deserting seaman.

I can find no trace of him in the US Federal Census 1930 and no trace of him in any passenger list returning to the UK.

What would have happened to illegal immigrants in the US in the 1920's? I am guessing he maybe changed his name
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DanielleStCla... 17 Sep 2009 2:50PM GMT 
ELLinSpain 6 Nov 2009 10:42PM GMT 
anneradband 20 Dec 2012 6:55PM GMT 
infosending1 21 Dec 2012 8:29AM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 1:56PM GMT 
DanielleStCla... 21 Dec 2012 10:16AM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 4:00PM GMT 
DanielleStCla... 21 Dec 2012 6:42PM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 10:11PM GMT 
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