Storey's of Liverpool, update

July 20, 2013

(see "William Storey went down in SS Royal Charter")

An update on my Storey info. Sarah Maria Storey married an American from New York called a Mr. Kailey at Liverpool. He went out to Baltimore on the ship called the S.S. Fanny Fern, I have subsequently found out that this ship suffered a major disaster when the ships engine exploded and 15 crew members
were killed see attachment. I still have not been able to trace any of his descendants in New York, he worked for the American Shipping Lines which is interesting as a Thomas Storey believed to also be a
member of my family, aged 51 years went down on the Titanic as a third class passenger with 5 of his colleagues from the American Shipping Lines.

The group were given free tickets by their employer. Any other info about the family would still be
appreciated so I can put more flesh on the bones .

Val Palmer


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 James Kailey SS Fanny Fern boiler explosion 28th Jan 1859
off Cincinnati,
Posted by: Palmer (ID *****7373)Date: January 05, 2010 at
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Kailey James John Liverpool Volume 8b Page 37
Storey Sarah Liverpool Volume 8b Page 37 dec quarter 1858
Liverpool My
family diary says that William Storey's sister Sarah Maria
Storey C 5.4.1834
Preston St Johns who died in 1871 in The infirmary
WhitechapelLondon She
married 1858 dec quater a James Kailey of New York at St
Johns church
Liverpool, after a few weeks of marraige He went on the
ship the Fanny Fern
from Liverpool to Baltimore, and the WWI as a seaman, but
was never heard of
again. After 11 miserable years she died 26.7.1871 and was
buried on poor
ground at Ilford London aged 3531.7.1871.
The SS Fanny Fern had a boiler explosion and 15 died and
other people were
severely burned article found in the New york times 29th
Jan 1858
The steamer Fanny Fern, bound to St. Louis from Pittsburg,
with 400 tons of
produce, 15 cabin and 20 deck passengers, exploded her
boiler at 2 o'clock
this afternoon,cincinatti jan 28th 1859 18 miles below
this city. Fifteen
lives are reported to be lost, including Capt. WOODWARD,
several deck hands
and firemen, and three ladies. I am trying to find a list
of the crew etc
but presumed he died. 30 people rescued were taken by
train from ohio to
Misissippi of these 15 were injured Any info on Kailey's
in New York or
James death, inquest, ships lists etc would be gratefully

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