Nicosia Graziano (listed as Nicasia on the ship manifest), age 15. She arrived aboard the R.M.S. Celtic of the White Star Line March 18, 1911, but was prevented from leaving Ellis Island because she was an unaccompanied minor and thus at risk of becoming a public charge. The Saint Raphael Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants interceded for her with the Labor Department’s Immigration Board, and she was allowed to depart the island March 24, 1911.

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