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On 6/10/1920 John James Luchford, a widower, arrived at Ellis Island, New York, USA on board the “Olympic” with his sons Leonard Thomas age 11 and Kenneth John age 10.

The ship's Manifest states that John was going to join his sister Mrs Saxby (Annie Luchford), Box 158, Plymouth Connecticut. He did not intend to return home; the stay was permanent and he intended to become a US citizen. The Manifest records that John was not a “polygamist” or “anarchist” and had not been previously deported. Health said to be good; not "deformed or crippled". Height 5 feet 7 inches. Complexion sallow, hair dark brown, eyes blue. Identifying mark scar middle upper lip. Place of birth Strood, England.