The Gold Mine in the Closet: Crossing the Ocean in 1915

My last post needed more research. And I found myself still awake after midnight, even though the alarm was set for 5:30.  That’s A.M., people, not P.M. Ah, sadness for lack of sleep, but big happys for research.

So I was guessing the photos of Sugar’s mother crossing the ocean was probably in 1915. Did you know I have an account? Did you know I’ll sit up all night long looking for stuff? At any rate, if you’ve read the blog before, you’ll know that sometimes I’m just not right in the head.

Here’s Sugar’s mother…


“Sailing from Bordeaux to New York”




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It was midnightish when it occurred to me that there would be travel and immigration records.

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Leslie Lawton, age 41

Margaret Lawton, age 22

Emily Lawton, age 20

Leslie Lawton, age 18

Edward Lawton, age 12

William Lawton, age 10

Mary Genevieve, age 1

They live at 324 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia.

Sailing from Bordeaux on September 26, 1915, to the port of New York on October 5, 1915, on the S.S. Rochambeau.

This information explains the photos on the other side of the album page…

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I just love this stuff.


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4 Responses to “The Gold Mine in the Closet: Crossing the Ocean in 1915”

  1. Pierre Lagacé Says:

    I fully understand your excitement over these precious pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. approachingthehill Says:

    What fantastic photos!

    Liked by 1 person

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