“Saturday, June 11. .. . . Releases and Departures - -The following named missionaries have been honorably released and sailed for home June 11th, 1910, per s.s. ‘Megantic’ :From Great Britain - -Urban Johnson, Laron Andrus, J H Melville, Ezra O Smith, James W Burt, Vincent Bennion. From Scandinavia - -O.C. Guldbrandson. From the Netherlands - -James H Carstensen, Joseph S Bennion, John H Teeples. From Switzerland and Germany – Joseph Kunz. With the company were fifty-six emigrants in charge of Elders Laron Andrus, Joseph S Bennion, and J H Melville(Mill.Star, 72:379).” [BMMH,1910].
Church Transportation Agent. Incoming Correspondence, 1885-1923. (CR 256 1 Bx 3 fd 17) Presiding Bishop’s Office. June 25, 1910. President Joseph F. Smith and Counselors, Dear Brethren: The company of emigrants leaving Liverpool June 11th, on the steamer Megantic, in charge of Elder Laron Andrus of Oxford, arrived at Salt Lake City, June 24th, 1910. Company consisted of 12 elders and 48 saints. Had a fairly good trip across the ocean, good attention from stewards and steamer officers; held two meetings on board, a good number of other passengers attended; the vessel being crowded there was no room to hold special prayer meetings. Arrived at Quebec, all passed the emigration officers, no improper questions were asked, although the officers in charge called all the elders together and told them that some of the previous companies had not reported truthfully. Proceeded to Montreal, at this point the elder left because of sickness, from the previous company, joined them. From Montreal to Salt Lake good cars provided and good attention from railroad officials, an agent accompanying them all of the way, giving every attention. Those going to northern points left the train at convenient places; duly arrived at Salt Lake, train half hour later, all had their own baggage checks and a host of friends were at the depot to meet them. It would save some annoyance if the elder in charge and the emigrants generally were informed that at Chicago where they transfer to another station, a nominal charge is made for transferring them and their baggage, which is legally done as part of the Interstate Commerce Law. Respectfully submitted, CW Nibley, David A Smith.
Liverpool to Montreal 11 Jun 1910
British Mission Manuscript History Voyage Entry
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