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William MULHOLLAND died. William married Rose DOYLE.

Rose DOYLE died. Rose married William MULHOLLAND.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward John MULHOLLAND was born in 1891. He died in 1974.


Lorraine M. MULHOLLAND [Parents] was born in 1917. She died in 2010. Lorraine married 'unknown' MORAN.

Patrick Thomas HORKAN [Parents] was born in possibly about 1852 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died on 5 Jul 1885 in Salterbridge, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. He was buried in Dublin. Patrick married Mary Kate MONAHAN in 1874 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Patrick owned a large drapery business in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. At some point he ran into financial difficulties and lost the business. He subsequently took a job as manager of the Todd, Burns & Co. drapery company which seems to have had shops in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, although we do not know which branch Patrick worked in. He was later employed as manager of the Commercial Drapery Establishment in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

Patrick was widowered young and about four years later, on 5 July 1885, he himself died in a drowning accident in the Blackwater river at Salterbridge near Cappoquin. He and his nine-year-old son, George, had been fishing that afternoon, and George was apparently sent home at about 6pm while Patrick remained at the river. When Patrick failed to return home a search was begun and his body was located early the following morning. He was only in his early thirties.

Mary Kate MONAHAN [Parents] died in 1881. She was buried in Dublin. Mary married Patrick Thomas HORKAN in 1874 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

They had the following children.

  M i George Augustus HORKAN was born on 4 Jul 1876. He died in Nov 1933.
  F ii Mary Josephine HORKAN was born in 1879. She died in 1944.

Patrick MONAHAN died.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary Kate MONAHAN died in 1881.

Joseph Elmer SULLIVAN was born about 1878. He died on 22 Mar 1917 in Butte, Montana. Joseph married Mary Josephine HORKAN.

Joseph died at the age of 38 following an accident at a diamond mine in Butte.

Mary Josephine HORKAN [Parents] was born in 1879 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. She died in 1944 in Butte, Montana. Mary married Joseph Elmer SULLIVAN.

Other marriages:

Mary emigrated to the United States, joining her brother, George, in Forsyth, Montana.

They had the following children.

  M i
Leonard W. SULLIVAN died.
'unknown' SULLIVAN died.
'unknown' SULLIVAN died.

George Augustus HORKAN [Parents] was born on 4 Jul 1876 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. He died in Nov 1933 in Veterans' Hospital, Sheridan, Wyoming. He was buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Montana. George married Marie NEWNES on 11 Sep 1906 in Forsyth, Montana.

George, who became a prominent judge in Montana, did not have the best start in life, losing his mother at the age of five and his father in a drowing accident just four years later.

It is not known who raised George and his younger sister after the death of their parents but we do know that George emigrated to the United States in 1890s. He lived initially in Montana, presumably because he had an uncle, George J. Horkan, who had settled there. In Montana the younger George worked as a ranch hand (on his uncle's farm?) for a couple of years until he had saved enough money to move to Washington, D.C. where he found employment in the government Printing and Census Department. He remained in the job for five years, during which time he attended night school, completing a preparatory course in the Flynn Preparatory and Business College. He subsequently began law studies at Georgetown University, graduating in 1902. A year later he returned to Montana where was admitted to the bar. He lived in Forsyth, Montana for many years where he practiced law and was active in the Republican party. He also had farming and other business interests in Forsyth and served as County Attorney for two terms and was appointed clerk of the Forsyth Board of Education. Between 1921 and 1925 he served as judge of the old Fifteenth Judicial District of Montana, comprising the counties of Rosebud, Musselshell, Treasure and Golden Valley. Around 1928 he moved to Bozeman, Montana where he continued to practice. He died about five years later at the age of 57.

Marie NEWNES [Parents] was born about 1880 in Canada. She died in 1949 in Montana. Marie married George Augustus HORKAN on 11 Sep 1906 in Forsyth, Montana.

Marie's parents were both born in England; she herself was born in Canada and is believed to have grown up in Montana.

They had the following children.

  F i
Miriam J. HORKAN was born about 1908 in Forsyth, Montana. She died.
  M ii George Warren HORKAN was born about 1909. He died.
  F iii
Carroll Virginia HORKAN was born about 1910 in Forsyth, Montana. She died.
  F iv Kathleen HORKAN was born in 1913. She died in 1972.
  M v
William G. HORKAN was born in 1916 in Forsyth, Montana. He died in 1975 in Virginia.

Samuel NEWNES died. Samuel married Jessie DOWLING.

Jessie DOWLING died. Jessie married Samuel NEWNES.

They had the following children.

  F i Marie NEWNES was born about 1880. She died in 1949.

George J. HORKAN [Parents] was born on 8 Sep 1851 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died on 15 Feb 1928 in probably Montana. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Miles City, Montana. George married Margaret JORDAN on 6 Feb 1889 in Miles City, Montana.

The Miles City website ( tells us that George emigrated to the United States in 1880. First he went to Wisconsin, then on to Montana Territory in 1882, spending his first year there in the Pine Hills near Miles City. He subsequently squatted on unsurveyed lands on Little Pumpkin Creek, about 60 miles from Miles City, and homesteaded the ranch when government surveys were made. He later purchased other property and at one point his holdings totalled about 18,000 acres. George was one of the first sheep ranchers in the state and one of the few to stay in the sheep business throughout his life.

George was active in organising the Wool Growers Association of Custer County (in which Miles City is located). He was also a stockholder of the Billings Packing House, director and president of Lakin Brothers Mercantile establishment and was a director of the Commercial State Bank of Miles City.

Margaret JORDAN [Parents] was born in 1855 in Illinois. She died on 21 Feb 1928 in Montana. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Miles City, Montana. Margaret married George J. HORKAN on 6 Feb 1889 in Miles City, Montana.

Margaret was from Waseca County, Minnesota, although the 1910 and 1920 censuses give her place of birth as Illinois (the 1900 census says Minnesota). Both of her parents were born in Ireland.

Margaret died just six days after her husband, George.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward (Ed) George HORKAN was born in 1890. He died in 1971.
  M ii
William HORKAN was born in 1892 in Miles City, Montana. He died on 26 Jun 1912 in Montana.

William died in a drowning accident when he slipped from his horse while moving cattle across the Tongue River in Montana. He was only about 20 years old.

Patrick's uncle Patrick Horkan had also died in a drowning incident that occurred 27 years earlier.

Edward (Ed) George HORKAN [Parents] was born in 1890 in Miles City, Montana. He died in 1971 in Minnesota. Edward married Bella BRADBURY.

Ed ran the family ranch in Montana with his father.

Bella BRADBURY [Parents] was born about 1891 in Wisconsin. She died. Bella married Edward (Ed) George HORKAN.

Belle was from Billings, Montana.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.


He had the following children.

  F i Bella BRADBURY was born about 1891. She died.

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