By Mary Kate G.
Grade 5, Massachusetts
Country of Origin: Ireland

My grandfather Thomas immigrated to America from Ireland. He came on August 26, 1960. My grandfather came because he had first cousins that convinced him to come. My grandfather was 18 years old at the time.

During all this no family came with my grandfather. He came by plane. When he arrived in New York, he wanted to go right back home. Soon after he worked at a railroad center called

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