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My grandmother was Marion Pettigrew from New York

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I am interested in tracing my Grandmothers family of Pettigrew. I know may of the recent names and knew some of the people in the mid 1900s. However, beyond that I am lost. I would appreciate hearing from anyone working on the New York Pettigrews. John

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by noggin on 2013-09-13 13:00:25

Marion Pettigrew is this her maiden name and what year was she born ? Who did she marry ? Is New York her place of birth ? Need more data to help.

by jgairguns on 2013-09-13 20:35:14

Marion Pettigrew was born in Scotland and married John C. Groenewold after her family arrived in New York. She lived in New York in Queens and Nassau counties. Last address was in Jamaica, NY. I knew her brothers William, David, and Tom but never met my grand parents. Her father was also born in Scotland his name was Thomas. He lived in New York, probably also in Brooklyn or Queens or Nassau. I do not know where he died or is burried. I think he married Isabella but that is about all I know. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for replying.

by noggin on 2013-09-14 04:29:48

Is this your family?

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: John C Groenewold
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Queens, Queens, New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Marion Groenewold
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Electrican

John C Groenewold 40
Marion Groenewold 39 **
Marion Groenewold 11
John C Groenewold 9
Ralph W Groenewold 4 [4 11/12]
Gerard P Groenewold 1 [1 6/12]

** birthplace Scotland arrived USA 1902

by noggin on 2013-09-14 05:00:23

I think this is the family in 1910
based on the 3 brothers Thomas David & William

1910 United States Federal
Name: Marian Pettigrew
Age in 1910: 20
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1910: Queens Ward 4, Queens, New York
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Thomas Pettigrew
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Name: Isabella Pettigrew
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland

Thomas Pettigrew 45
Isabella Pettigrew 47
Thomas Pettigrew 18
David Pettigrew 16
Janet Pettigrew 22
Marian Pettigrew 20
Isabella Pettigrew 11
William Pettigrew 8
Agnes Pettigrew 6
Jeane Pettigrew 4
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Marion Pettigrew
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Birth Date: abt 1894
Departure Date: 25 Aug 1904
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Destination Port: New York, USA
Ship Name: Furnessia
Shipping Line: Anchor Line
Master: Young

On the list is also:
David, Bella, Wllie & an Infant but no Parents
This looks like the family in Scotland:

1891 Scotland Census
Name: Marion Pettigrew
Age: 4Mo
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relationship: Daur (Daughter)
Father's Name: Thomas Pettigrew
Mother's Name: Isabella Pettigrew
Gender: Female
Where born: Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Registration number: 662/1
Registration District: Bathgate
Civil Parish: Bathgate
County: West Lothian
Address: 61 Engine St
ED: 1
Household Schedule Number: 83
Line: 11
Roll: CSSCT1891_324

Thomas Pettigrew 26 Bralhead, Lanarkshire occ raily engine driver
Isabella Pettigrew 27 Maryhill, Lanarkshire
Mary Pettigrew 4 all children born Bathgate, West Lothian
Janet Pettigrew 2
Marion Pettigrew 4Mo

by noggin on 2013-09-14 05:19:10

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: MS. Pettigrew
Arrival Date: 6 Sep 1904
Birth Date: abt 1864
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Furnessia

This is another entry
Mrs Pettigrew 40yrs
Janet 14
Marion 10
David 7
Bella 5
Willie 4

States fare paid by Husband Thomas
Address: (looks like) Bach or Beech St, Richnond, NY

So it would appear that Thomas when on his own to NY first.

by noggin on 2013-09-14 05:33:35

1920 United States Federal Census about Thomas Pettigrew
Name: Thomas Pettigrew
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Queens Assembly District 5, Queens, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1904
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Isabella Pettigrew
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland

Thomas Pettigrew 54
Isabella Pettigrew 55
William Pettigrew 19
Agnes Pettigrew 15
Jean Pettigrew 13

Not been able to find Thomas or Isabella after the 1920 census.

by noggin on 2013-09-14 05:41:26

if want to find Thomas and Isabella's wedding I would suggest you look on this site:


This is fee paying site

by noggin on 2013-09-14 05:56:49

This looks like Thomas & Isabella's wedding based on the fact that their children born in Scotland were born in Bathgate. You could get the marriage cert to find both fathers names from the site above using the details below.


I think all the data I have posted is correct but I would double check all to be sure

by jgairguns on 2013-09-14 10:26:00

Many thanks, there is some new information there for me. I have run into several Thomas Pettigrews and that has been a problem for me. I will look into this again next week when I have a chance.

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