Benjamin North Grimshaw

Probable Immigrant to Cleveland, OH from Shipley, Yorkshire in 1904

(Note: Webpage in preparation in collaboration with Roger Grimshaw)

Roger Grimshaw called the website author in 2001 indicating he was a descendant of Benjamin North Grimshaw, who immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, but no further information has been received. Immigration records on the Ellis Island website (see below) indicate that Benjamin arrived in the U.S. in 1904 from Shipley, which is in Yorkshire. Benjamin subsequently arrived in September 1913 (he was living in Cleveland by then) and was followed by his wife, Harriet, in November 1913.

Research on Ivan Gerould Grimshaw (see companionwebpage) indicates that Benjamin North Grimshaw was possibly Ivan’s uncle – an older brother of Miles Grimshaw (Ivan’s father) and the son of William Roundtree and Maria (Holloingworth) Grimshaw. Miles Grimshaw and family arrived in the U.S. and settled in Akron, Ohio (after passing through Cleveland) in 1907. It seems likely that Benjamin Grimshaw preceded the Miles Grimshaw family, with immigration to Cleveland, by about three years.

Examination of the 1904 ship manifest indicates that 40-year-old Benjamin arrived from Liverpool on the Oceanic on September 20, 1904 with his 16-year-old son, Joseph. His final destination was North Dover, Ohio. He had previously visited the U.S. (Rhode Island) in 1884. He was apparently untruthful about his age (which should have been 48) when he reported it at 40 years old.

The 1913 ship manifest found 57-year-old Benjamin (he was closer to the truth of his age by 4 years) arriving on the Mauretania from Liverpool on September 26. His address was Myrtle Avenue, Warrens Vale, Cleveland, Ohio. He had been naturalized by the District Court, Northern District, Cleveland on August 17, 1912. Harriet Grimshaw arrived two months later, on November 28, on the Lusitania from Liverpool. She was from Shipley and was arriving to join her husband on Myrtle Avenue in Warrensville, Ohio.

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Ellis Island Records

 

Benjamin Grimshaw

Bradford

1904

49

Benjamin North Grimshaw

Shipley

1904

40

Chas. P. Grimshaw

Bradford

1904

18

 

Ann Gremshaw

Woonsocket, R.I.

1913

64

Benjamin North Grimshaw

Cleveland, O.

1913

57

Harriet Grimshaw

Shipley, England

1913

42

Jeanette Grimshaw

Patterson, New Jersey

1913

49

Benjamin Grimshaw 1904 Arrival

Benjamin Grimshaw 1913 Arrival

Harriet Grimshaw 1913 Arrival

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Webpage posted September 2001. Updated May 2008 with Ellis Island records. Banner replaced April 2011.