River Portal (East Portal), Colorado

I'm Irish & I'm a Mason...and I have a story to tell.

Sit By The River - Share My Journey

These entries document the stories of the men, women and children who lived at River Portal, Montrose County, Colorado while working on the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel - a historic pioneering project that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.

Please read from the first entry forwards as I tend to have my own writing style that's more like reading a book than an entry that can be read individually. Reading the posts separate from each other doesn't really convey the story properly. :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Household # 4 - David Lyall

New York Passenger List:

S.S. Etruria Sailing From Liverpool 13 Apr 1907
Arriving Port of New York April 22nd 1907

Line 10:
Name in Full: Lyall, David
Age: 30
Male
Married
Calling or Occupation: Fisherman
Able to Read & Write
Nationality (Country of Which Citizen or Subject): England
Race or People: Scotch
Last Permanent Residence: Country: Scotland
City or Town: Wick
Final Destination (State, city or town, if within the United States; country if outside the United States) Colo, Delta
Whether Having a Ticket to Such Final Destination: Yes
By Whom Was Passage Paid: Self
Whether in Possession of $50, And If Less, How Much? $300
Whether Ever Before In The United States: Blank
Whether Going to Join a Relative or Friend; and if so, What Relative or Friend, and His Name and Complete Address: Brother Alex Lyall
Cedar Edge (sic), Delta, Col
Condition of Health, Mental and Physical: Good
Deformed or Crippled: No
Height: 5'5"
Complexion: Fair
Hair: Dark
Eyes: Gray
Marks of Identification: Name Tatooed on Right Arm
Place of Birth: Wick, Scotland
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Line 11:
Name in Full: Lyall, Elsie
Age: 29
Female
Married
Calling or Occupation: Housewife
Able to Read & Write
Nationality (Country of Which Citizen or Subject): England
Race or People: Scotch
Last Permanent Residence: Country: Scotland
City or Town: Wick
Final Destination (State, city or town, if within the United States; country if outside the United States) Colo, Delta
Whether Having a Ticket to Such Final Destination: Yes
By Whom Was Passage Paid: Husb
Whether in Possession of $50, And If Less, How Much? Blank
Whether Ever Before In The United States: Blank
Whether Going to Join a Relative or Friend; and if so, What Relative or Friend, and His Name and Complete Address: Brother Alex Lyall
Cedar Edge (sic), Delta, Col
Above Info Dittoed - Added "Inlaw"
Condition of Health, Mental and Physical: Good
Deformed or Crippled: No
Height: 5'3"
Complexion: Fair
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Gray
Marks of Identification: None
Place of Birth: Balshire, Wick, Scotland
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Line 12:
Name in Full: Bremmer, Lizzie
Age: 11
Female
Single
Calling or Occupation: Child
Able to Read & Write
Nationality (Country of Which Citizen or Subject): England
Race or People: Scotch
Last Permanent Residence: Country: Scotland
City or Town: Wick
Final Destination (State, city or town, if within the United States; country if outside the United States) Colo, Delta
Whether Having a Ticket to Such Final Destination: Yes
By Whom Was Passage Paid: Uncle
Whether in Possession of $50, And If Less, How Much? Blank
Whether Ever Before In The United States: Blank
Whether Going to Join a Relative or Friend; and if so, What Relative or Friend, and His Name and Complete Address: Brother Alex Lyall
Cedar Edge (sic), Delta, Col
Above Info Dittoed - Added "Uncle"
Condition of Health, Mental and Physical: Good
Deformed or Crippled: No
Height: Blank
Complexion: Blank
Hair: Blank
Eyes: Blank
Marks of Identification: None
Place of Birth: Balshire, Wick, Scotland
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(NOTE: Alex (Alexander M.) Lyall found on the 1910 Federal Census in Cedaredge, Delta County, Colorado - Immigration Year 1901)
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(NOTE: Lizzie Bremner (sic) listed on the 1910 Federal Census as a 15 year old lodger in the Pettit family household - associated with the Salvation Army - in Greeley, Weld County, Colorado.)
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1910 Federal Census; Colorado; Montrose County;
River Portal; Precinct 17; E.D. 111; April 27; 4/4; DCH

Lyall, David Head M W 32 M1 9
                                   Scot-English Scot-English Scot-English 1907 Al
                                               Laborer Tunnel
         , Elsie Wife F W 31 M1 9 0/0
                                   Scot-English Scot-English Scot-English 1907
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Hit Brick Wall Full Force! Where Did They Go?!

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