Descendants of John GORDON (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fourth Generation

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54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ellen GORDON (Thomas , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born about 23 Jul 1868 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 3 Dec 1955 in 19 Herbert St., Dublin. She was buried on 5 Dec 1955 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 71, St. Bridget's).

Lizzie lived at 19 Herbert St., Dublin towards the end of her life. She died of heart failure at the age of 87.

Elizabeth married John MCDONNELL, son of Alexander MCDONNELL and Ellen KENNY, on 28 Apr 1892 in Fairymount Church. John was born about 1860 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died in Dec 1922. He was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

John and Lizzie lived in Woodlawn, Kilmovee.

John died following a hernia operation in Dublin.

Marriage Notes:

Lizzie's name was Mary Elizabeth on her marriage certificate.

Elizabeth and John had the following children.

  235 M i
Alexander (Alex) John MCDONNELL was born about 20 Apr 1893 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He was christened on 22 Apr 1893 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died on 21 Oct 1920 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He was buried in Dominican Abbey Monastery, Orlar, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Alex died of blood poisoning at the age of 27 after accidentally cutting his arm with a scythe.
  236 F ii
Anne (Annie) MCDONNELL was born about 28 Feb 1895 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 2 Mar 1895 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 10 Jun 1976 in Dublin. She was buried on 12 Jun 1976 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 70.5, St. Bridget's).

Annie was a nurse and lived in London before returning to Ireland. She lived at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin with her sisters, Eva and Emma.

Annie never married. She died of heart failure at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Dublin aged 81.
+ 237 M iii Thomas (Tom) Francis MCDONNELL was born in 17 or 18 June 1897. He died on 14 Feb 1963.
+ 238 M iv Michael George MCDONNELL was born about 3 Aug 1900. He died in Mar 1992.
  239 F v
Mary MCDONNELL was born on 22 Feb 1903 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 17 Mar 1903 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.

It is likely Mary died as an infant as another daughter named Mary was born the following year to John and Lizzie.
  240 F vi
Mary Elizabeth (Sr. Mary Walter) MCDONNELL was born on 7 Apr 1904 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 10 Apr 1904 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died in 1981.

Sr. Mary Walter was a member of the Sisters of Charity order in Dublin.
  241 F vii
Emma MCDONNELL was born on 11 May 1910 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 2 May 1982 in Dublin. She was buried on 4 May 1982 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 70.5, St. Bridget's).

Emma was a matron in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare (we know she was at Clongowes in the 1950s) and later in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin (in the 1960s and perhaps later) where there is a library named after her. she She never married. She and her sisters, Annie and Eva, shared a home for many years at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.

Emma died of heart failure at St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin aged 72.
  242 F viii
Eva MCDONNELL was born on 16 Apr 1916 in Corgarriff, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 6 Oct 2009 in Foxford, Co. Mayo. She was buried in Urlaur New Cemetery, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Eva was a caterer in Holles Street Hospital in Dublin. She never married. She and her sisters Annie and Emma lived together for many years in their home at 102 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.

In 2002 Eva moved to a nursing home in Foxford, Co. Mayo where she died seven years later.

55. Cormac GORDON (Thomas , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 26 Feb 1870 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 13 Sep 1939 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He was buried on 15 Sep 1939 in Fairymount Cemetery.

Cormac ran the Gordon family farm in Kilgarriff.

Cormac died following a stroke ("hemiplegia (14 days)" and "cardiac failure", as specified on his death certificate).

Cormac married Mary MORAHAN, daughter of Owen MORAHAN and Margaret O'HARA, on 7 Feb 1906 in Jamestown, Co. Leitrim. Mary was born about 5 Aug 1877 in Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was christened on 7 Aug 1877 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She died on 20 Jan 1932 in Dublin. She was buried in Fairymount Cemetery, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were John Morahan and Jane Murray.

Witnesses to Mary's marriage to Cormac Gordon were John Gordon and Belinda Morahan. Presumably Belinda was Mary's sister, Linda.  

Mary died in St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin following complications from a hernia operation carried out at either St. Vincents' or the hospital in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. The cause of death, according to the death certificate, was 'strangulated intestinal hernia (5 days)' and 'cardiac failure'.

They had the following children.

  243 F i
Kathleen (Sr. Teresa Mary) GORDON was born on 24 Nov 1906 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in Nov 1989 in Dublin. She was buried in Sisters of Charity convent cemetery, Donnybrook, Dublin.

Kathleen was a teacher. At the age of about 30, after she had seen to the education of her youngest siblings, she entered the convent of the Sisters of Charity.
+ 244 F ii Josephine (Jo) Margaret GORDON was born on 18 May 1908. She died in Jun 1985.
  245 F iii
Ann Emily (Emma) GORDON was born on 10 Aug 1910 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 14 Aug 1910 in Fairymount Church, Co. Roscommon. She died on 16 Jan 2012 in Dublin. She was buried on 19 Jan 2012 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin (grave OH 70.5, St. Bridget's).

Having trained at the Munster Institute in Cork, Emma worked for many years as a hotel housekeeper in Dublin. Emma, who never married, died at the age of 101. She is buried with her aunt Lizzie McDonnell (née Gordon) and her first cousins Annie and Emma McDonnell in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. I am told that this grave is located beside those of other relatives, including Emma's aunts Kathleen Clarke (née Gordon) and Bea O'Hara (née Gordon).
+ 246 F iv Linda GORDON was born in Jul 1912. She died on 11 Aug 1986.
+ 247 M v Thomas (Tom) GORDON was born on 9 Jul 1914. He died on 28 Apr 2001.
  248 F vi
Irene (Sr. Austin Peter) GORDON was born in 1916 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1987 in Dublin. She was buried in Sisters of Charity convent cemetery, Donnybrook, Dublin.

Irene was a member of the Sisters of Charity order.
+ 249 M vii Patrick (Paddy) GORDON was born on 6 Jul 1919. He died on 9 Jan 1984.
+ 250 M viii Cormac GORDON was born on 20 May 1921. He died on 8 Nov 2009.

59. Thomas (Tom) Francis GORDON (Thomas , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 19 Jan 1877 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 4 Jan 1948 in Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Tom was a dairy keeper (according to his marriage certificate) and later greengrocer (according to the 1911 census). His address at the time of his marriage (in 1904) was 81 New Ferry Road, New Ferry, Merseyside, and by the time of the 1911 census he was living at 54 Watson St. in Birkenhead. The 1939 Register tells us he was living at the time at 14 Euston Grove, Birkenhead, and at the time of his death in 1948 his address was 47 Clee Hill Road, Prenton, Birkenhead.

Thomas married Margaret BLAKELEY, daughter of Hezekiah BLAKELEY and Mary KENNY, on 4 Jul 1904 in Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernard's Church, Kingsley Road, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Margaret was born on 17 Nov 1885 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. She died after 4 Jan 1948.

Margaret's address at the time of her marriage in 1904 was 34 Exe St., Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were J. Kenny and Anne Sweeney.

Thomas and Margaret had the following children.

  251 M i
Thomas (Tommy) GORDON was born about 1905 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died.
  252 M ii
Joseph (Joe) GORDON was born about 1907 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died.
+ 253 F iii Winifred (Winnie) Mary GORDON was born in 1908. She died in Oct 1985.
  254 M iv
John Herbert GORDON was born in 1910 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died.
        John married Living in 1935 in Birkenhead, Cheshire.
  255 M v
Gerard J. GORDON was born in 1912 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died in 1915 in Birkenhead, Cheshire.
  256 M vi
Leonard W. GORDON was born on 17 Feb 1914 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died.

The 1939 Register tells us that Leonard was a "shop manager (greengrocer)". Could he have taken over the running of his father's shop?
  257 M vii Living.

60. John GORDON (Thomas , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born about 10 Jul 1879 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 10 Jul 1879 in Fairymount, Co. Roscommon?. He died in 1948 in California.

John emigrated to the United States and lived in California. Unfortunately, contact with the family was lost and we have no further information on John, although it is believed he married and had a son.  

There is confusion as to John's exact date of birth. According to the family, he was born on 12 June 1878. And according to records as transcribed by the Co. Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Company, he was born on 2 August 1879 and baptised on 10 July 1879. Very often, the date on a baptismal record is a more accurate indication of a date of birth than the date on an actual birth record. This is because baptisms, which usually took place a day or two after birth, were registered at the time, whereas births were often registered a couple of months after the event, by which time the exact birth date was often forgotten. Another explantion is that John Gordon who was born on 12 June 1878 died as an infant and his parents had another son on 10 July 1879 whom they named John.

John married 'UNKNOWN' in U.S.. 'UNKNOWN' died.

They had the following children.

  258 M i
'unknown' GORDON (male) died.

64. John FLANNERY (caution: not verified) (Catherine GORDON , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. He died in Deceased.

John married Sarah MCDERMOTT. Sarah was born about 1849 in Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  259 F i
Emma FLANNERY was born about 1872 in Co. Mayo.
+ 260 F ii Agnes FLANNERY was born about 1876. She died in 1904.
  261 F iii
Maud FLANNERY was born about 1879 in Co. Mayo.
  262 M iv
John FLANNERY was born about 1882 in Co. Mayo.
  263 M v
Albert (Bertie) FLANNERY was born about 1889 in Co. Mayo.

The 1911 census tells us that Bertie was a medical student. He was living or staying at the time with Michael Fitzgerald, husband of his late aunt Agnes (née Flannery), on Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Also listed on the census return were Bertie's mother, Sarah, and sister Emma, as well as Michael himslef and his six-year-old twin sons, Michael and Joseph.

72. Bernard FLANNERY (caution: not verified) (Catherine GORDON , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born about 1862 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.

According to the 1901 census, Bernard was a publican/farmer in Ballaghaderreen.

Bernard married Winifred 'UNKNOWN' about 1885. Winifred was born about 1864 in Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  264 M i
Bernard FLANNERY was born about 1893 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.
  265 M ii
Thomas FLANNERY was born about 1894 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.
  266 M iii
John FLANNERY was born about 1896 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.
  267 M iv
Patrick FLANNERY was born about 1898 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.

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