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Death during immigration voyage aboard ship

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Re: Death during immigration voyage aboard ship

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
People who died at sea were usually buried at sea for the simple reason that there would be nowhere to keep the bodies, to say nothing of the cost of return to a hometown. After all, most emigrants were emigrating because they were very poor and seeking a new life so they would be unlikely to have enough money to pay all the costs of keeping the bodies and getting them back. There should however be a record of him on the ship as a passenger on leaving wherever, unless he was a stowaway - but that would have been recorded on the ship's log.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
lindatremonti... 19 Oct 2010 8:34PM GMT 
BobNY 20 Oct 2010 3:20AM GMT 
halpark 17 Dec 2010 9:33PM GMT 
junie1734 7 Jun 2013 3:06AM GMT 
Robert Jerin 8 Jun 2013 1:22AM GMT 
junie1734 8 Jun 2013 11:24AM GMT 
halpark 8 Jun 2013 1:00PM GMT 
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