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Kate Mitchell Verney

Birth
Greater London, England
Death 9 Dec 1917 (aged 28–29)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial East Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. 10 Row 10 Gr. 5
Memorial ID 5560883 · View Source
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Kate came to America on the S/S Umbria in 1907 & processed thru Ellis Island with her mother, Mary Ann (Palmer)& adopted sister Hilda. They joined their father, who was living in Jersey City, NJ. Aboard the same ship was Alick Verney, whom she married that same year. They lived in NJ & NY, where she gave birth to 3 sons. Unfortunately, Kate died at age 29, when Dad was only 8 years old. How trying that must have been for all the family. I never spoke to my father about his mother or father, or how they survived those times, because I didn't take to genealogy until after Dad's death. Kate would never know how much her coming to America would mean to our family and her descendants. She is in a single grave, not far from her mother & father, but far from where her husband is buried in Jersey City. She has no headstone, probably because of the cost then, but a tree is growing, where the stone would have been. A tree of hope and life, I like to think of it. Thank you Kate, for your coming here and for contributing so much to us, and allowing us, your descendants, to be born in the United States of America, with all the opportunity available to us, which you never lived to see.


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  • Created by: Robert E. Verney, Sr.
  • Added: 21 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5560883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kate Mitchell Verney (1888–9 Dec 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5560883, citing Saint Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robert E. Verney, Sr. (contributor 26879140) .