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    "Real" Annie Moore discovered

    By admin | September 1, 2006

    The story of the real Annie Moore has been unveiled. Annie Moore was the 15-year-old Cork girl who was the first immigrant to pass through New York’s Ellis Island in January 1892. While it had been long believed that Moore had moved west, instead, it genealogist Megan Smolenyak has discovered that Moore had actually made it no farther than the lower east side of Manhattan, where she bore eleven children, of whom only five survived; she died in 1924 at the age of 47. Although two statues of Annie Moore memorialise her story – one in New York harbour and the other in Cobh, Co Cork, her grave is unmarked. Her descendents are raising money for a headstone for the grave in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens.

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