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New York

By Miles S.
Grade 5, New York
Country of Origin: Ireland

In 1927, John Spillane was on an ocean liner for seven days, coming to America from Ireland. Before John came to America, he had to have a chest x-ray. He had to carry it in big package. When he came to America he got married and had 4 kids. He moved to the United States to make money and to get a better life. He was 22 years old when he came. He said that Ireland begs ''come back John, come back.'' And every year he goes back to Ireland, his home country.


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