Margaret, the sixth child of Bridget CONNOLLY and Thomas
GRIFFIN, was born in Widnes.
We believe she sailed from Liverpool to America on the Cunard
at the age of 17 years and, according to the Ellis
Island records, arrived on September 27th 1905. The records
also state that Margaret's sister, Mary, paid for her voyage
and she was travelling to 552, West 76th Street, Chicago,
Illinois with $10 in her possession.
The records for St Marie's Roman Catholic church in Widnes
mention that Margaret was married in Chicago in 1908 but we are unable
to decipher her husband's surname.