I have just received the List or Manifest of Alien Passengers
containing my great-uncle's name. It indicates he was age 11 at the time
and that his passage was paid for by his older brother (who would have
been about 14 years his senior).
Looking at the rest of the names on the list, none of which I
recognize, it appears the boy was traveling alone.
How likely would that have been (in 1909)?