Thank you and you're welcome David; no we're not related and I knew nothing of your grandma's family until last night. I don't live in Essex, far from it, but have visited Halstead once ( near Braintree) a few years ago. I hope it gives you a good start now about your grandma's family and her/ your background of nearly 200 years. To add---
Queenie did indeed travel on her own to New York. At Ellis Island, their records add she was heading for 26th St. San Francisco to be with her husband, J W Turley (sic).