Found Grandpa but Not Grandma. Is it be because maybe she came over third class?

@PastorP (1174)
United States
December 15, 2010 9:50pm CST
Howdy. One of my sons recently did some research through I'm pretty sure we found my grandpa and it looks like a brother. They came over on the Patricia, landing on Ellis Island near the end of 1912. However, where is grandma? No record of her on the ship, but sure does appear with grandpa on the 1920 and 1930 census. She was married to him before 1912 because they had a son whose birth year was before that. I know it is possible they could have traveled separately. However, could it be perhaps she traveled 3rd class on the Patricia and thus did not make the manifest? From what I have seen so far this could be a possibility but can anyone verify this theory? Thanks in advance.
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@hvedra (1623)
17 Dec 10
I would think it is more likely she travelled later. However, it might simply be that because her husband was listed they didn't bother listing her just the head of the family. I'm not sure how far the idea of equality or female emancipation really went in 1912!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
16 Dec 10
Welcome to a brick wall of genealogy. She may have come later, wives often did. We do this research a lot and have found that if you cn find other family members they may have some story of what happened. This can become a real adventure and you may find many interesting people who you never knew before. Watch out this whole subject can be an addiction. Good luck and happy tracting.