There is a Peter McConnell who arrived April 17, 1923 aboard the "ASSYRIA"
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Peter Mcconnell
Name: Peter Mcconnell
Arrival Date: 17 Apr 1923
Birth Date: abt 1899
Birth Location: Scotland
Birth Location Other: Glasgow, Scotland
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Assyria
Search Ship Database: Search the Assyria in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
He is shown as going to Patterson, NJ
and his contact in Scotland is
Mother - Mrs. Barbara McConnell, 10 N. Tay St. Dundee
Peter is listed as a calendar worker
He paid his own passage
and his contact in US is his friend Stuart Clark, 17 Redwood Ave., Paterson, NJ
Peter is5' 9", fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, born Glasgow
Since he had a daughter named Barbara this does seem like it could be the right fellow - arriving right year also
There is a SSDI entry for a Myrtle McConnell April 19, 1996 Barnegat, Ocean, NJ
birthdate shown as April 27, 1907
Since 1930 census showed Myrtle as born NJ I looked for any Myrtle girls in 1920, born about 1907 NJ - both parents born NJ
There are more than I would expect so will try to find a different way to find her maiden name.
The 1901 census for Scotland has only one Peter Mcconnell with mother Barbara
1901 CAMLACHIE, GLASGOW CAMLACHIE, LANARKSHIRE
26 JAMES ST.
Walter, age 36, cycle builder, born Glasgow
Barbara, age 34, wife, born Glasgow
Elizabeth, age 8, daughter, scholar, born Glasgow
Barbara, age 7, daughter, scholar, born Glasgow
Peter, age 2, son, born Glasgow
1891 BRIDGETON, GLASGOW BARONY, LANARKSHIRE
298 NUNEATON ST.
Walter, age 27, cycle fitter, born Glasgow
Barbara, age 25, wife, born Glasgow
Walter, age 10 months, son, born Glasgow
Since son Walter is not with them in 1901 he may have died young OR could be visiting relatives ?
I did not find a Walter Mcconnell in 1881 but there is a Walter Connell of right age. I'll give you the census just in case it fits. I am not seeing the image of the census, only the indexed entries and I am wondering if the M. after each name is actually part of Mconnell ?
1881 CAMLACHIE, GALSGOW BARONY, LANARKSHIRE
112 GEORGE ST.
Catherine M., age 40, head, born Glasgow
Peter M., age 20, butcher born Glasgow
Walter M., age 16, boot cutter born Glasgow
Elizabeth M., age 12, scholar born Galsgow
Mary, age 42, sister, shop keeper, born Glasgow
it does not show if Mary is single or not so cannot tell if Copeland is Catherine's maiden name or not
I have not been able to find them in 1871 but this may be them in 1861
1861 HIGH CHURCH, GLASGOW ST. JOHN, LANARKSHIRE
12 MOORE ST.
Michael, age 23, flesher employing 1 man, born Rutherglen, Lanarkshire
Catherine, age 19, wife, born Glasgow
Peter, age 8 months,son, born Glasgow
???? could the family have gone to Canada and then Catherine and children return to Scotland??
I did not find them in 1871 Scottish census but when I looked for Michael I found a man of right age in Ontario, Canada and when I looked for him in 1871 census it seems to match
1871BARTON, WENTWORTH SOUTH, ONTARIO
MCCANNELL (as indexed)
Michael, age 33, butcher, born Scotland
Catherine, age 30, born Scotland
Peter, age 10, born Scotland
George, age 8, born Scotland
Walter, age 6, born Scotland
Isabella, age 3, born Scotland
Ann, age 40, born Scotland
1891 son George is not with the family but he would be 18 so could be on his own
I looked for a death for Michael in case that would be a reason for Catherine to return to Scotland and this looks likely
Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 about Michael McConnell
Name: Michael McConnell
Death Date: Mar 1876
Death County or District: Wentworth
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Birth Location: Scotland
He must have done something pretty bad as it says:
Michael Mconnel, died March 14, 1876
cause of death: Hanged in accordance with justice pronounced
on him by Judge Moore
Informant: Thomas White, of Hamilton
I looked for the family coming into Canada and here they are:Catharine and children butMichael not there so he may have gone before them but I haven't found him in the passenger lists
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 about Catharine McConnel
Name: Catharine McConnel
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Date of Arrival: 5 May 1870
Vessel: St David
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Port of Arrival: Quebec and Montreal, Quebec
Port of Departure: Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Kingstown, Ireland
The image shows:
Catharine, age 30
Peter, age 10
George,a ge 8
Walter, age 6
Isabella age 11/12
familysearch.org has a possible marriage for Michael and Catherine
Michael Mcconnell married Cathrine Ritchie June 7, 1859 Milton, Glasgow, Lanark which would fit possibly as the couple I found above had a son Peter born 1860 and he seemed to be their first child ?
Its odd that I cannot find anything on Myrtle and Peter and their marriage.
Since you have the names of Peter and Myrtle's 3 children and since they were born from 1931 - 1939 they are most likely still living so perhaps you could find them and they should know their mother's maiden name.
However, at ancestry.com there is a death for a Peter S. McConnell, Feb. 23, 1945 Netherlands
his age is not shown but it says he inducted from New Jersey
he received the Purple Heart medal
World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas about Mcconnell
Name: Peter S Mc Connell
Inducted From: New Jersey
Combat Organization: 120th Infantry 30th Division
Death Date: 23 Feb 1945
Monument: the Netherlands
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
I don't know if this is same Peter or not.
I think this is all I can find for now.