Annie Moore Makes Headlines

Over 100 years after she stepped off the boat to become the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, Annie Moore, an Irish girl from County Cork, has made headlines on the front page of the New York Times. Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak offered an $1,000 reward for anyone could determine her fate back in April and last week she announced that they had learned of Annie’s fate. You can read more in the New York Times article online.

Congratulations to Megan and everyone who helped to crack this interesting case!

3 thoughts on “Annie Moore Makes Headlines

  1. Were you able to find out if any of the descendants still had the gold coin? If she lived such a “hardscrabble” life as was described in the article, I would guess she would have felt the need to use it at some point – perhaps for doctors for her babies who died young.

    All-in-all, a very satisfying mystery and conclusion. Congrats for getting to the bottom of the story!

  2. I tried to access the NY Times articles, but in addition to registering I would have had to pay $4.95. Sorry, I’d like to read it but not enough to pay for it. If you link us to articles, please do so only to free ones.

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