Crosby, Annie

Annie Crosby was born in Liverpool.  Her parents were Edward and Margaret Crosby. L

The 1881 Census shows that the family at that time lived at 13 Homer Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.   Her father was employed as a Carter to the Railway (He drove a light two wheeled carriage).  She had two brothers John Crosby and Thomas Davis Crosby and also a sister Ellen Crosby.  Annie was a Nurse.

The 1901 Census tells us that the family had moved to 418 Park Road, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

At some stage the family moved to Bagillt, Flintshire and lived at 6 Foel Gron, Bagillt.

On 13 May 1913, Annie and Ellen emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  They left Liverpool on board SS Victorian, a ship of the Allan Line Steamship Company and arrived in Quebec on 20 May 1913 and then travelled overland to Vancouver where they lived at 1025 Thurlow Street, Vancouver.  It is not known when their brother Thomas Davies Crosby travelled to Canada but he also emigrated there.

During May 1915 Annie and her sister Ellen were  passengers on the RMS Lusitania travelling to Liverpool from New York to visit family members when it was attacked by a German U Boat and was sunk off the coast of Ireland and they both drowned.   Details of the sinking of the ship appeared in the County Herald on 21 May 1915.

Flintshire Observer 13 May 1915.    Mrs Crosby, a Liverpool lady living at Voel Gron, Bagillt has suffered a double bereavement.  One son was lately killed in action in France.  Her daughter Annie, who was coming over from Canada to take up Red Cross work was amongst those lost in the dastardly sinking of the Lusitania.

Her brother Thomas Davis Crosby enlisted with the 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery and was Killed in Action in Belgium on 12 June 1916.

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