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John Miller Magee

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Astrid Report 28 Feb 2013 13:14

The above named was born in Kircubbin Northern Ireland on the 19th October 1869. He died 28th January 1893 in Santos, S. America aged 23. Can anyone help me to find out any further information on how he got to America and where was he working when he died and what did he die of. Any directions would be very welcome (or am I asking too much?).


Reggie Report 1 Mar 2013 10:57

The cause of death will be recorded on his death cert.

One assumes his occupation will also be noted.

He was a British citizen, so his death should be among the overseas records on FMP, from where you can get the GRO refs to order the cert do you know the exact date of death if you don't have the cert?

He would have travelled by ship, but, unless he went after the beginning of 1890, there will not be any on line info

Santos is a port...........perhaps he was on a vessel which was merely docked there at the time he died


Astrid Report 1 Mar 2013 13:20

The death was recorded in a family bible along with the deaths of his two brothers:-
James Magee who died on 18th July 1891 in Portland, Oregon
Willaim Magee who died on the 25th Oct 1891 in Wisconsin

So that is all I know of these three distant relations.

Thank you for taking an interest in this item and I will certainly try the sites suggested.

Thanks again Astrid