Lizzie Trainor—Kilkeel to Cleveland

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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Trainor/Traynor/Treanor was born either in Renfrewshire, Scotland, or Corcreaghan Townland, Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland, about 1883 to 1885. She is quite possibly the daughter of John Treanor and Annie Cunningham, who are on the 1901 Census of Ireland in Corcreaghan.

Lizzie arrived in the United States aboard the SS Teutonic on March 29, 1907, accompanied by Kate Cunningham of Killowen, County Down. They may be cousins. Lizzie and Kate, or Catherine, were both working as servants in the Howell Hinds household on Overbrook Road, Cleveland, in 1910.

After that, however, I can find no trace of Lizzie in the records available to me online. Did she marry in Cleveland or elsewhere in the United States? Did she return to Ireland? I haven't found her in the marriage, census, or death records for Cuyahoga County after 1910.


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