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Detroit Border Crossing Lookup

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Potty

Potty Report 29 Nov 2012 10:17

Could somebody with worldwide Ancestry please look up the following -

Flora Mackenzie

Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957

Thanks,

Potty

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 29 Nov 2012 10:29

Potty,

There appears to be 4 with that name:

Name: Miss Flora Mackenzie
Arrival Date: 27 Jun 1926
Age: 40
Birth Date: abt 1886
Birthplace: Glascow
Birth Country: Scotland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)

Port of Arrival: Port Huron, Michigan
Accompanied by: Nephew Wm Steel
Departure Contact: Brother Jas
Arrival Contact: Uncle Duncan Mackenzie

Microfilm Roll Number: M1478_52

Name: Flora Mackenzie
Arrival Date: 17 Nov 1915
Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1890
Birthplace: Stornoway
Birth Country: Scotland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)

Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan
Departure Contact: Sister Anna Mackenzie

Microfilm Roll Number: M1478_52

Name: Flora Mackenzie
Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1928
Birthplace: Montreal Qc
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: French

Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan
Accompanied by: Husband Chas

Microfilm Roll Number: M1478_52

Name: Florence Mae Mackenzie
Alias: Mae F Mackenzie
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1932
Age: 49 Years 4 Months
Birth Date: abt 1883
Birthplace: Watergrove Ont
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)

Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan
Departure Contact: Sister Lillian Mackenzie

Microfilm Roll Number: M1478_52

Name: Mae F Mackenzie
Arrival Date: 8 May 1923
Age: 39
Birth Date: abt 1884
Birthplace: Uptergrove Ont
Birth Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)

Port of Arrival: Detroit, Michigan
Departure Contact: Father Donald

Microfilm Roll Number: M1478_52

Potty

Potty Report 29 Nov 2012 10:41

Thanks, Jonesey.Unfortuneatly, don't think any of them are the one we are looking for but it helps.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 29 Nov 2012 10:46

Potty, do you have an approximate year of birth for your Flora please? There are quite a few Flora Mackenzies on Ancestry's immigration and travel lists. Perhaps we could look at some of the others for you if you know that your Flora emigrated.

Potty

Potty Report 29 Nov 2012 11:17

Hi rootgatherer

The border crossing was a long shot - it came up in general Ancestry search, so I thought I would give it a go.

Flora was born in 1890 in Ross-shire, Scotland and was last heard of in 1930 in Edinburgh. I am doing this search for somebody else and have already traced back the wrong Flora. He has now found the correct one and we are trying to go forward.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 29 Nov 2012 11:31

This maybe is a long shot too.

Name: Flora Mackenzie
Gender: Female
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Birth Country: Scotland
Date of Arrival: 19 Aug 1933
Vessel: Montrose
Search Ship Database: View the 'Montrose' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
Roll: T-14784


Image gives place of birth as Edinburgh. She was single. Was in Canada between May 1924 and June 1933. Address in Canada YWCA, Winnipeg. Employers Messers. T. Eaton & Co. Winnipeg.



Name: Flora Mackenzie
Birth Date: abt 1890
Age: 48
Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Arrival Date: 2 Jul 1938
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Montreal
Ship Name: Duchess of Atholl
Search Ship Database: View the 'Duchess of Atholl' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific
Official Number: 160505


Address: 9 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh.
Occ: Saleslady

Potty

Potty Report 30 Nov 2012 11:36

Thanks, rootgatherer. Sorry not to have replied sooner - trouble with PC.

1st one could be her -don't think the second is - wrong occupation.

Margee

Margee Report 30 Nov 2012 11:54

If you think the first one could be her, her first arrival in Canada gives her father's name as David MacKenzie, 9 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh. She's going to join friend Mrs. Janet Britton, 439 Jamieson Ave., Elmood, Winnipeg.

Got to be the same person as the second one that Rootgatherer posted going to her father's address.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 30 Nov 2012 11:58

That's interesting Margee. So both those are the same Flora (but knocked 3 years off her age in 1938). The same Edinburgh address for both of them - 9 Orwell Terrace.

Margee

Margee Report 30 Nov 2012 12:02

This one's going to same address:

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about Flora Mackenzie Name: Flora Mackenzie
Birth Date: abt 1893
Age: 34
Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Arrival Date: 21 May 1927
Port of Arrival: Glasgow, Scotland
Ship Name: Metagama
Search Ship Database: View the 'Metagama' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific Steamship Line
Official Number: 136791


Margee

Margee Report 30 Nov 2012 12:06

She did a lot of travelling, didn't she? Going to same address:

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about Flora Mackenzie Name: Flora Mackenzie
Birth Date: abt 1893
Age: 40
Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Arrival Date: 17 Jun 1933
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Montreal
[Quebec]
Ship Name: Duchess of York
Search Ship Database: View the 'Duchess of York' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific
Official Number: 161202


Potty

Potty Report 30 Nov 2012 13:19

Thanks, rootgather and Margee - not our Flora I'm afraid- wrong father!

Her going to Canada was just a long shot.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 1 Dec 2012 11:48

Oh well then back to the drawing board! At least now you can eliminate that one.

Good luck with you search Potty.