Archive for October, 2011

Immigration to America in the 1800s

For the time being, we are assuming that Francis “Frank” Freeman McCallum was born to immigrant parents, perhaps on board ship during the voyage to America. In his WWI Canadian military attestation documents he claimed to be born on October 27, 1891. The actual range may be a year on either side, approximately 1890-92.

His parents’ nationality of origin remains a mystery.

The best statistics that I have found of the country of origin of immigrants is an American Senate report from 2011. It provides a year by year breakdown by country for that period. It can be found at http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/immigration/immigration_1820-1903.pdf

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