Alcoholics Anonymous history topics: Sister Ignatia Gavin, Angel of A.A., St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, with Dr. Bob Smith. Correct date of birth, sailing from Ireland to America on the SS Indiana in 1896.


Sister Ignatia: baptismal record (birth certificate)
and the passenger manifest for the SS Indiana


from Fiona D. (County Mayo)



12 April 2009

Sister Ignatia's date of birth, as given in some of the older historical sources, needs to be corrected. Born Bridget Gavin, the baptismal record states that she was born on 1 January 1889. This is the date which should be used.

Sister Ignatia, baptismal record, birth certificate



Passenger manifest for
the SS Indiana




Passenger manifest for the SS Indiana sailing from Queenstown (now Cobh), County Cork, Ireland, on 2 April 1896, bound for Philadelphia, shows Briget Gavin (Sister Ignatia) with her father and mother and her brother Pat.

FIRST PAGE

First page of passenger manifest for the SS Indiana carrying Sister Ignatia from Ireland to America on 2 April 1896

First page of the passenger manifest


First page of passenger manifest for the SS Indiana carrying Sister Ignatia from Ireland to America on 2 April 1896, detail

First page, detail


SECOND PAGE

Second page of passenger manifest for the SS Indiana carrying Sister Ignatia from Ireland to America on 2 April 1896

Second page of the passenger manifest


THIRD PAGE

Third page of passenger manifest for the SS Indiana showing Briget Gavin (Sister Ignatia) sailing from Ireland to Americal

Third page of the passenger manifest


Third page of passenger manifest for the SS Indiana showing Briget Gavin (Sister Ignatia) sailing from Ireland to America, detail

Third page, detail


We can see Sister Ignatia (born Briget Gavin) and her father and mother and brother listed here:  Pat Gavin, Laborer;  Barbara Gavin, wife;  Pat Gavin, Son;  Bgt Gavin, Child. As can be seen, their names are part of a roster of the good Irish names (Mullins, Hennessy, Dunne, Murphy, and so on) of the many other men, women, and children who were making the long voyage across the Atlantic during this period of history.


 
 
 
 


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