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Title Document: Greek visa/passport for Demetrius Loures or Louris, traveling to America. Issued Athens, Ministre Des Affaires Etrangeres, Feb. 27, 1902.
Object Name Passport
Catalog Number 2014.021.0030
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Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Document: Greek visa/passport for Demetrius Loures or Louris, traveling to America. Issued, Athens, Ministre Des Affaires Etrangeres, Feb. 27, 1902.

Printed certificate (one side only) with text in Greek and French (duplicate forms side by side), 11-3/4" high x 15-7/8" wide folded to circa 6" x 8". PDF on file.

Holographic ink entries; inkstamps.
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greece / immigration / transportation

Notes Exhibition 2014: Hoboken, Ellis Island, and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924
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Preliminary research by Dr. Christina Ziegler-McPherson, 2014:

I didn't find an immigration record for "Louris" entering in 1902 but a Demetrios Loures, born 1878, lived in the Lowell, MA area for many years. City directories for Lowell in the 1930s also list a Demetrios Louris who owned a restaurant.

There is a reference to a passenger list from 1905 (that I can't view) that says a Demetrios Louris, born around 1879, arrived in Boston in 1905. Could be the same person (Greeks traveled back and forth a lot).

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=Demetrius&gsfn_x=NP_NN&gsln=Louris&gsln_x=XO&msady=1902&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=9d7&cp=0&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=700670&recoff=4+5&db=pili354&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

The only entry I found for a Demetrios Lowis was from the 1930 Census with an obviously confused enumerator listing an 11 year old boy as a boarder living in Providence, Rhode Island. Clearly, not our 1902 traveler!
Date 1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Caption Greek visa/passport for Demetrius Loures or Louris
Imagefile 262\20140210030.TIF
Classification Men
Immigration