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Re: William Thomas Carson and family
Posted by: Carolyn La Porte (ID *****6155) Date: February 16, 2011 at 19:27:40
In Reply to: William Thomas Carson and family by Mary Weir of 16018

Hi Mary,

I found William's passport application which shows:

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 about William Carson
Name:       William Carson
Birth Date:       1 Nov 1882
Birth Place:       Enfield, Connecticut
Age:       36
Residence:       Rhode Island
Passport Issue Date:       1 Aug 1919
Father Name:       William Carson
Father's Birth Location:       Tyrone, Ireland
Passport Includes a Photo:       Yes

The image shows
William Carson, wife Catherine Caroline, and William Andrew and Wilfred Clifford

It goes on to say William was born Enfield CT Nov. 1, 1882, his father William Carson was born Tyrone, Ireland , now residing at Head, - that he immigrated May 1, 1879 from Belfast, Ireland and lived in the US from 1879 to 1882 at Enfield.

William says he resided outside the US in Country Tyrone, Ireland from 188. ? to 1905 and then County Tyrone, Ireland August 1908 to Dec. 1908

He wants the passport to go to County Tyrone, Ireland for health of his children. He plans to leave from the port of Boston

There is a photo of him but for some reason it is covered by another paper which looks as though it was laid overtop.

There is a letter attached from the Chief of Passport control who says they are declining his request because they are only issuing passports to those with urgent necessity owing to conditions in European countries.

There is also a letter attached from the family physician in which he states he has urged the family to take the children to Ireland as son William is in need of change of climate for his health.

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I guess they managed to get passports as I found them returning from Ireland in 1920

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about William Carson
Name:       William Carson
Arrival Date:       18 Apr 1920
Birth Year:       1882
Birth Location:       Connecticut
Birth Location Other:       Enfield
Age:       37
Gender:       Male
Port of Departure:       Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival:       New York, New York
Ship Name:       Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

CARSON
William, age 37, born Enfield CT Nov. 1, 1882

Catherin, age 40

Wilfred, age 1, born Providence RI May 10, 1918

William Andrew, age 11, born Tyrone, Ireland, Sept. 30, 1909

No birth date or place shown for Catherine
Address: 543 Harris Ave. Providence, RI

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Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 about William Carson
Name:       William Carson
Arrival Date:       20 Dec 1908
Age:       26
Estimated birth year:       abt 1882
Gender:       Male
Ethnic Background:       Irish
Port of Departure:       Glasgow, Scotland
Ship Name:       Laurentian
Port of Arrival:       Boston, Massachusetts
Last Residence:       USA;Irl
Birthplace:       Eafield CT, United States of America

CARSON
William, age 26, mech. engineer
5' 7", fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes, born Enfield, USA

Catherine Caroline age 26, housewife
5' 4", fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes, born Ireland, Co. Tyrone

William Andrew, age infant
no description shown, born Ireland, Co. Tyrone

Relative in Country from whence they came is shown as: Mrs. Robert Cathers, Red Garden, Beragh, Tyrone, Ireland
They are going to Providence, RI
Passage paid by Self, Husband, Father (in order of each of them)
Home: 129 Beacon Ave. Providence, RI
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Could this be them in 1930?

1930 ATTLEBORO, BRISTOL, MA
CARSON
William, age 48, machinist, machine shop, born CT both parents born Northern Ireland, married at age 24

Cathrine C., age 50, wife, born Northern Ireland both parents born Northern Ireland, married at age 26, immigrated 1889

Caroline M., age 7, daughter, born MA father born CT mother born Northern Ireland

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1930 PAWTUCKET, PROVIDENCE, RI
CARSON
William, age 21, clerk, grocery store, born Northern Ireland father born CT mother born Northern Ireland

Mary, age 27, wife, born RI father born NY mother born CT

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I couldn't find Wilfred in 1930.

If that is the right William and Catherine in 1930 then they may have died in MA, not RI.

Carolyn L


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