19 July 1895 – Ben Murray born in Enniskillen, Fermanagh (Att)
 
29th January 1911 - Ben departed from Londonderry with his aunt Mary Moore on the SS Furnessia.


 
The Furnessia

Built by Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, 1880.  5,495 gross tons; 445 (bp) feet long; 44 feet wide.  Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,359 passengers (242 first class, 136 second class, 981 third class).  Built for Anchor Line, British flag, in 1880 and named Furnessia.  Glasgow-New York service.  Scrapped in England in 1911.
 
7th February 1911  - the Furnessia arrived at Ellis Island, New York
 
Manifest details :

Benjamin Murray
 • Age 15
 • Occupation : farmer
 • Last residence : Aughnacloy
 • Nearest relative : Thomas Murray (father) of Herbertville, Aughnacloy
 • Final destination : Toronto, Ontario
 • Passage paid by : father/self
 • Cash held : $10
 • Ever been in the US before ? : no
 • Contact in US : Fred Moore (uncle) of 21 Aberdeen Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
 • Health : good
 
Mary Moore
 • Age 48
 • Occupation : dressmaker
 • Last residence : Aughnacloy
 • Nearest relative : Martha Moore (sister) of Aughnacloy
 • Final destination : Paterson, New Jersey
 • Passage paid by : self
 • Cash held : $20
 • Ever been in the US before ? : yes; 1892/1905 16 years Paterson
 • Contact in US : Mrs Ella Cron (?) (sister) of 109 Manchester Avenue, Paterson
 • Health : good
 • Height : 5’ 6”
 • Complexion & Hair : fair
 • Eyes : blue
 • Place of birth : Aughnacloy, Ireland
 
1912 – Ben went to Canada to work in Benjamin Moore’s factory

15 April 1913 – Ben attempts to enter USA at Buffalo from Toronto but is rejected/debarred.