I was re-looking at a ship manifest that had my Great-grandmothers and her
Daughters trip to America back in 1901. They never stayed here.
In the column labeled number there was a handwritten notation of some kind.
It is the letter "S" and something that looks like a diamond with the lower
right portion of the diamond missing. This did not look like an omission but
a symbol of some kind. I saw it further down the page again but the diamond
was a bit on its side still missing the lower right line that would have
completed the diamond shape.
It was hard to line up the last column with the first so I am not sure if
the notation is for the child or not but it had a completed diamond and
appears to read "defru (defiu) Boil none". Diamonds may have been used in
place of asterisks.
Any ideas what this is all about.
Errol Schneegurt ESLVIV@... LI NY