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Thomas HORGAN died. Thomas married 'unknown' KEANE (female).

'unknown' KEANE (female) [Parents] was born in Ballygrennan, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died. 'unknown' married Thomas HORGAN.

This daughter of John and Catherine lived in Killocrim, Listowel, Co. KErry.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HORGAN died.
  F ii
Ellen (Ellie) HORGAN died.
  F iii
Catherine (Katie) HORGAN died.
  F iv
Polly HORGAN died.
  F v
Elizabeth (Lizzie) HORGAN died.
  F vi
Johanna (Hannah) HORGAN died.

Thomas (Tom) FINUCANE [Parents] was born on 13 Feb 1869 in Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 21 Feb 1869 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Oct 1930 in Piermount, Carhoona, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Thomas married Anne (Annie) MULLINS on 25 Feb 1894 in Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

Tom lived in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

Anne (Annie) MULLINS [Parents] was born about 1860 in probably Piermount, Carhoona, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died on 27 Feb 1944 in Piermount House, Carhoona, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Kilnaughtin Cemetery, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Anne married Thomas (Tom) FINUCANE on 25 Feb 1894 in Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

It is known that one of Annie and Tom's daughters entered the convent, becoming Mother Mary Finian and serving in Oklahoma.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas (Tom) FINUCANE was born in 1895.
  F ii
Margaret FINUCANE was born in 1896 in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.
  F iii
Mary FINUCANE was born on 27 Oct 1897 in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.
  F iv Ann (Annie) FINUCANE was born on 6 Jul 1899. She died on 23 Jan 1930.
  F v
Ellen FINUCANE was born in 1900 in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died on 21 Apr 1920 in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

Ellen died at the age of about 19 of tuberculosis.
  M vi Patrick FINUCANE was born on 15 Sep 1902. He died in Dec 1989.
  M vii John (Jack) FINUCANE was born on 14 Sep 1904. He died on 22 Apr 1992.
  M viii
Daniel (Danny) FINUCANE was born on 28 Feb 1907 in Piermount, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died.

Danny emigrated to the United States in 1926. He lived in New York.
  M ix
Michael (Mick) FINUCANE was born about 1908. He died.

Mick, who may have been a priest, lived in Co. Wexford.

Thomas MULLINS died after 25 Feb 1894.

He had the following children.

  F i Anne (Annie) MULLINS was born about 1860. She died on 27 Feb 1944.
  F ii
Bridget MULLINS was born about 1870 in probably Piermount, Carhoona, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

John MCGRATH [Parents] was born about 1862 in probably Culleen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. He died on 24 Dec 1936 in Lakeview House, Culleen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. John married Mary Jane O'HARA on 30 Jun 1892 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

John was a farmer and county councillor. He and his wife, Mary, lived at Lakeview House, Culleen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

Mary Jane O'HARA [Parents] was born on 15 May 1869 in probably Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in Oct 1944 in probably Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Mary married John MCGRATH on 30 Jun 1892 in Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Mary died not knowing if her son John, who had been captured by the Germans in World War I, was dead or alive. He would be freed about nine months after her death.

They had the following children.

  M i
Michael Joseph (John) MCGRATH was born about 1894 in probably Culleen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. He died on 27 Nov 1946 in 38 Merrion Square, Dublin. He was buried in Co. Roscommon.

Michael used the name as John when he joined the British Army after leaving school. I have read that this was because he did not want to be known as a Mick. The Come Here To Me website (www.comeheretome.com) tells us John saw action in France in World War I, after which he worked for a time in administration in the Gordon Hotel in London. He then returned to Ireland and in 1929 he became the first house manager of the newly opened Savoy Cinema in Dublin, staying in the post two years before being appointed manager of the new Savoy Cinema in Cork. In 1935 he returned to Dublin where he managed the Theatre Royal cinema on Hawkins St.

At the outbreak of World War II John was recalled by the British Army and landed with the Allies in Dunkirk in May 1940. He was subsequently wounded twice in battle near Rouen before being captured by the Germans. John and several hundred other prisoners of war were forced to march over 400 miles to Germany, many dying of exhaustion en route. John spent nearly a year at the officers' camp in Luckenwalde before being transferred to Friesack, a special camp set up north of Berlin to hold Irish soldiers from the British Army. Here, the Irish were continually offered their freedom in return for helping the Germans sabotage the Allies' war effort. According to John in a 1946 interview, "In not one single case did the Germans succeed”.

While in Friesack John was caught attempting to pass information about the camp to the Irish legation in Rome and in May 1942 was sent to the Sachsenhausen camp near Frankfurt where he spent several months in near-solitary confinement. Then, in February 1943, he was transferred to Dachau concentration camp where he spent nearly two years. John was its only ever Irish inmate.

In April 1945, with the U.S. Army making advances in France and Germany, the SS marched the ‘principal captives’ of Dachau, which included John, to Tyrol in Austria. There, in a hotel which had been closed for six years, John and 130 other prisoners were locked up in the bitter cold with little food. They were close to death when the U.S. Army located the group. The liberated the prisoners were transported home, and a special reception at the Theatre Royal, hosted by his employers, marked John's arrival back in Dublin in June 1945, having spent spent nearly five years as a POW. After a couple of months of recuperation, John returned to work as manager of the Theatre Royal. However, his health was very poor owing to the hardships he had endured and he died at his home just over a year later. He was aged about 52.

Thanks go to 'Sam', author of the the Come Here To Me piece above on John.
  M ii
Augustine (Austin) MCGRATH was born about 1898 in probably Culleen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. He died on 3 Jan 1973 in St. Patrick's Hospital, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Austin lived in Culleen West, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.


Patrick FLYNN [Parents] was born about 1870 in Co. Leitrim. Patrick married Elizabeth O'HARA on 22 Nov 1909 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Patrick and his wife, Elizabeth, lived in Cooladye, Oakport, Co. Roscommon, not far from Cootehall.

It is thought that Patrick and Elizabeth may have spent some time in the United States before settling in Cooladye.

Elizabeth O'HARA [Parents] was born on 21 Jan 1878 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 21 Jan 1878. Elizabeth married Patrick FLYNN on 22 Nov 1909 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were Andrew O'Hara and Elizabeth O'Hara.

They had the following children.

  M i Gerald FLYNN was born on 2 Aug 1911. He died.
  F ii Eileen FLYNN died.

Cornelius (Con) DOWER [Parents] was born in 1877 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died in Australia. Cornelius married 'unknown' GREELY.

Con emigrated to Australia. He and his wife had 11 children.

'unknown' GREELY died in Australia. 'unknown' married Cornelius (Con) DOWER.

They had the following children.

  i
'unknown' DOWER died.
  ii
'unknown' DOWER died.
  iii
'unknown' DOWER died.
  iv
'unknown' DOWER died.
  v
'unknown' DOWER died.
  vi
'unknown' DOWER died.
  vii
'unknown' DOWER died.
  viii
'unknown' DOWER died.
  ix
'unknown' DOWER died.
  x
'unknown' DOWER died.
  xi
'unknown' DOWER died.

Jeremiah HICKEY [Parents] was born on 6 Dec 1888 in Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry. He died in Deceased. Jeremiah married Bridget DOWER about 1921.

Bridget DOWER [Parents] was born on 24 Jun 1886 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died on 15 Jan 1947. Bridget married Jeremiah HICKEY about 1921.

Bridget was the only one of William and Nora's children who remained in Ireland. Her siblings all emigrated to the United States or Australia.

They had the following children.

  M i
James (Jimmy) HICKEY was born on 3 Jan 1923 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 Apr 2001. He was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

James, who never married, ran the family farm in Rathoran. He was a keen genealogist and passed on all his family history information to his niece Joanne Schwind.
  M ii
William HICKEY was born in 1925 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 May 1998. He was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

William worked on farms near his home in Rathoran. He never married.
  M iii
Cornelius (Neilly) HICKEY was born on 8 May 1926 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 13 May 2003. He was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

Neilly, who never married, lived in London.
  F iv Annie Rose (Nancy) HICKEY was born on 14 Jun 1927. She died on 9 Mar 1996.
  F v Living.

James HICKEY died on 21 Feb 1976. James married Ellen LYONS.

Ellen LYONS died on 21 Feb 1976. Ellen married James HICKEY.

They had the following children.

  M i Jeremiah HICKEY was born on 6 Dec 1888. He died in Deceased.

John Patrick GALVIN [Parents] was born on 16 Dec 1906 in Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon. He died on 19 Mar 1996 in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. John married Antoinette Marie GASSAUER on 5 Apr 1948 in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Nassau, Bahamas.

John, worked in the Munster & Leinster Bank in Callan, Co. Kilkenny after completing his schooling. This does not tie in with a story of him starting a medical degree but leaving to help his father run the family nursey business (according to an article about John's father in the Irish Examiner of 25 April 1936).

By the time of the death of his father in 1941 he had moved to London, and by 1948 he appears to have been living in the Bahamas as he married there in that year. In 1949 he was appointed manager of the Portmarnock Country Club hotel in Dublin, and it is known that he served as a director of the hotel, along with his brother, Seamus. Around 1953 John left Portmarnock when he became director of a flour milling company in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Later, in the late 1950s, he moved to Co. Wexford where he worked initially as a creamery manager before being appointed managing director. He retired in the early 1970s. In 1977 John and his wife, Antoinette, settled in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, presumably to be nearer their daughter who lived in south-east England.

Antoinette Marie GASSAUER [Parents] was born on 1 Dec 1919 in Austria. She died on 23 Apr 1996 in England. Antoinette married John Patrick GALVIN on 5 Apr 1948 in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Nassau, Bahamas.

Antoinette may have been known as Annette. She and her husband, John, appear to have been living in the Bahamas prior to their 1948 marriage. Their marriage certificate tells us that Antoinette was a hotel manager with an address at Village Road, Eastern District, Nassau. John is described as a businessman and his address was Pilot House East, Bay St., Eastern District, Nassau. Witnesses to the marriage were William T. Moloney and Mary Alice Hagarty.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

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