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Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday's Photo: Queenstown

I saw this postcard, along with many others at Maggie Land Blanck's Population and Emigration webpage. Although I knew nothing about Queenstown, I found it of interest as some of the Quinn and Murray family ancestors came to the United States from the port of Queenstown.  

The main ports from Ireland were Liverpool, Queenstown (Cobh), and Glasgow. Queenstown was originally called Cobh until Queen Victoria visited in 1849. The name was then changed to Queenstown, but in 1921 changed back to Cobh. Over two million Irish people immigrated to the United States from the port of Queenstown. 

The following Quinn and Murray family members came to the United States from Queenstown:

Mary Ann Quinn Meany 1905

Mary Margaret Quinn Dawson 1910

Sarah Murray Meehan 1903

Ellen Agnes Murray (Sister Mary Columbkill) 1908

Catherine "Kate" Murray McGing 1911

William Joseph Quinn (1921), Susan Murray Quinn (1921), and Celia Quinn Houlihan (1920) came to the United States from Liverpool. 


Blanck, Maggie Land. Population and EmigrationRetrieved February 15, 2013, from


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