Irish immigrant, Annie Moore, is received as the first immigrant to land at Ellis Island

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Irish immigrant, Annie Moore, is received as the first immigrant to land at Ellis Island - rlltST JFOOT OX ELLIS ISLAND. Mlsa Annie Moore...
rlltST JFOOT OX ELLIS ISLAND. Mlsa Annie Moore front Caaatjr Cork Aa. toal.hed at Iter Coralal Heaeatloa, Annlo Moore, a rod-chookod, laughing Irish girl from county Cork, onjoyod yostordfty th dlstlnctlonofbolngthoflrstlmmlgranttoland at Ellis Island and pass through thoBpaoloua. slx-towcrod building Into the land ot tha huntler. Bho came to tho Ellis Island dock with 147 other Immigrants, mostly Celtic on ,-the Blde-wheolor John i Moore. All arrived on the Gulon lino steamship Nevada. Tlio mo- mont tlio sldo-whootor liovo In sight all tha bells and vf hlstloa on tho Island woro sUrtaoi going, and tho enttro population of tho Island began choorlng. Tho discord was kept up until tho'llttle Irish lass stepped asltorc Bho found CoL John B. HVobor, Commissioner of Immigration : Assist-antCommlRslonor O'llolrno. Chief llulholland ot tho Contract Labor Bureau, -Tronsuror O, C. Manning, Johnny Htmpson, und nearly all tho other Immigration olllelals waiting; to recolvo lior. Col. Weber-, gallantly gave hor his arm nnd escorted 'her uii the wido stulrwuy. Mr. Oharlaa M. Hundley, formerly private cCrofnry to Bee- rotary Wlndom. had the privilege, ot roglster- lng Annie, lio porfonnod, tlio unfamiliar duty with neatness nnd despatch. Annlo said she was going to hor father uud mother at U- Mon- roo streot. ' Co). Weber made a llttlo sreech woleomlng Annlo to America, congratulating heron her luck in bolng tho llrst Immigrant to laud on Federal ground, and hoping that uho might nmko some young Irhdi-American happy. Then tho Colonel dazxleil Anulo by dropping a shining new American eugln Into her pnlm, Bhe had never seen any American "monoy, ana Bbont the rest of tha morning examining It. Bho got throo cheers junt lifter getting the engle, nnd bluMilngly walked aboard tho ferry- bout Brlnckerhoff and cumn over to the city. Annie's 147 follow voyngers wore regis- terod within fifteen miuutex. Tlioro were ten rogistry clerks employed on tho sides ot ton aUles thirty-two foot long. Tha work of registering can bo dbuo three time" ns expeditiously us It wus done in tho Barge Oflleo. After pausing westward through tho long aisles, tho immigrants entered two railed onelosures. Thoso who wore coming to this city wont dlroctly from ono of tho onclosuros to tho forryboat Ilrinckerhoff. und Uioro going nwuy from tho city waited until tho sldo-wheeler John E. Moora was ready to tako them to the railroad stations Ellon King of thu county Mayo was tho 11 rut Immigrant to buy a railroad ticket Hue Is going to Dorchester, Minn. Tho City of Pnria'B stecrugo pussongors. and a throng of Italians who came on tho steamship Vlotorla, wero also landed.

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  1. The Sun,
  2. 02 Jan 1892, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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