Agent's Record - Glasgow to Montreal - 8 July 1914
Westbound Ticket Order from the Donaldson Line for Second Cabin Passenger Miss Ruth Immel, departing on the SS Cassandra from Glasgow to Montreal, Issued by C.V. Dasey & Son, Boston.
Summary of Agent's Record
- Date of Purchase / Voyage: 8 July 1914 / 29 August 1914
- Steamship Line: Donaldson Line
- Steamship: SS Cassandra
- Route: Glasgow to Montreal
- Ticket Type: Agent's Record
- Voyage Class: Second Cabin
- Name on Contract: Miss Ruth Immel
- Etnicity of Passenger(s): American
- Contract Terms: Not Stated
- Cost of Ticket: $47.60 / $1,270.00 USD in 2020
- Notes: A Passenger List is also availble for this voyage. See Donaldson Line Westbound Voyage for the SS Cassandra 1914-08-29
Agent's Record Details
Westbound Ticket Order
This slip is to retained by the purchaser as a memorandum of the order issued, and is subject to all the conditions thereof whether written or printed.
July 8 - 1914
For Second Cabin Ocean Passage
Glasgow to Montreal
Names of Passengers
Miss Ruth Immel (Adult)
Aug 29 1914
Total Fare $47.60
Issued by C. V. Dasey & Son, Agts. 8 Broad St., Boston
-- Reverse Side --
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Border Crossings from Canada to the United States
List of US Citizens Crossing Border from Canada to the United States, Arriving in Quebec on the SS Cassandra, 8 September 1914, p. 3. GGA Image ID # 1a1ec98935
Name: Ruth E Immel Gender: Female Age: 23 Record Type: Manifests Birth Date: 31 Aug 1891 Birth Place: Ohio Birth Country: USA Port of Departure: Glasgow Arrival Date: 8 Sep 1914 Port of Arrival: Quebec, Canada Ship Name: Cassandra Line Number: 3
The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: M1464; Roll Number: 266
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
This database contains an index of aliens and citizens crossing into the U.S. from Canada via various ports of entry along the U.S.-Canadian border between 1895 and 1960. The records contain information on name, age, birth date, birthplace, gender, ethnicity/nationality, names of individuals accompanied by, name of nearest relative or friend in former country, and name of nearest relative or friend at destination.
Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value
In 2020, the relative values of $47.60 from 1914 ranges from $923.00 to $27,000.00.
A simple Purchasing Power Calculator would say the relative value is $1,270.00. This answer is obtained by multiplying $47.60 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1914 to 2020.
This may not be the best answer.
The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity, Income or Wealth, or a Project.
If you want to compare the value of a $47.60 Commodity in 1914 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real price of that commodity is $1,270.00
- real value in consumption of that commodity is $2,600.00
- labor value of that commodity is $6,220.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,780.00 (using production worker compensation)
- income value of that commodity is $8,110.00
- economic share of that commodity is $27,000.00
If you want to compare the value of a $47.60 Income or Wealth, in 1914 there are five choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real wage or real wealth value of that income or wealth is $1,270.00
- household purchasing power value of that income or wealth is $2,600.00
- relative labor earnings of that commodity are $6,220.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,780.00 (using production worker compensation)
- relative income value of that income or wealth is $8,110.00
- relative output value of that income or wealth is $27,000.00
If you want to compare the value of a $47.60 Project in 1914 there are four choices. In 2020 the relative:
- real cost of that project is $923.00
- household cost of that project is $2,600.00
- labor cost of that project is $6,220.00 (using the unskilled wage) or $7,780.00 (using production worker compensation)
- relative cost of that project is $8,110.00
- economy cost of that project is $27,000.00
Source: www.measuringworth.com Samuel H. Williamson, "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to present," MeasuringWorth, 2022.
Per Canadian Department of Commerce and Labor, Immigration Service, Ruth E. Immel appeared on P. 179 of the Mannifest from the SS Cassandra, Sailing from Glasgow 29 August 1914, Arriving at the Port of Quebec 8 September 1914. Miss Immel was born 31 August 1891 in Columbus, Ohio. Her residence was 1350 So. High St., Columbus, OH.