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Fifth Generation

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89. Cormac GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born on 20 May 1921 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 8 Nov 2009 in Leopardstown, Dublin. He was buried on 11 Nov 2009 in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Cormac received his secondary school education at Blackrock College in Dublin, where he was a boarder. After leaving school, he joined the army and was stationed in Athlone, Co. Westmeath during 'The Emergency' (as the situation in Ireland was known during World War II). After the war, Cormac joined the civil service and was posted to the Irish Passport Office at the Irish embassy in London. While in London he met his future wife, Maureen Hussey, through Maureen's sister Sheila, who also worked at the Passport Office. Around 1948 he returned to Dublin to work in the Department of Foreign Affairs, by which time Maureen had moved to Dublin from London with her sisters. He later moved to the Department of Labour where he spent the rest of his career, mainly as a negotiator in industrial disputes.

Cormac and Maureen lived for over 40 years at 56 South Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin. In 2001, six years after Maureen's death, Cormac moved to a smaller home in Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Note: Cormac's birth date is registered as August 1921; it is actually 20 May 1921.

Cormac married Maureen HUSSEY, daughter of Stephen HUSSEY and Mary Brigid RYAN, on 4 Sep 1951 in Dundrum, Dublin. Maureen was born on 5 Jul 1924 in East Acton, London. She died on 19 Mar 1995 in Mount Merrion, Dublin. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Maureen grew up in Barnes in London. She attended school at a small French convent in Barnes and later went to the Sacred Heart Convent in Hammersmith.

By the time Maureen left school (during World War II), she had decided she wanted to be a nurse. After six months of basic training in a hospital in the Hammersmith area, she was assigned to the Navy and spent most, if not all, of her service-time at a naval base in Sherborne in Dorset.

Maureen's parents, having an Irish background, felt that their children would have a much better life if they were to settle in Ireland, so in 1947 Maureen and her sisters moved to Dublin. Within a short time, Cormac Gordon, a friend of hers whom she had first met in London when he worked in the Irish Passport Office, was back in Dublin, working in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Maureen and Cormac would later marry.

After her arrival in Dublin, Maureen began training as a medical laboratory assistant, and after qualifying, worked mainly in Trinity College and also in Dr. Steeven's Hospital. When her mother became ill, Maureen resigned from her job to care for her.

In her later years, Maureen became an active member of the Labour party; she also devoted more time to writing, a passion of hers since childhood. After her death, family members published two books of her work: a collection of poetry, 'The Tug of the Undertow', and a collection of prose and poetry, 'Into the Wind'.

They had the following children.

+ 200 M i Living.
+ 201 F ii Living.
  202 M iii Living.
  203 M iv Living.
        Living married Living.
  204 M v Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 205 M vi Living.
+ 206 M vii Living.

91. Emily Maurine (Patricia) MORAHAN (Michael Joseph MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born on 23 Jan 1914 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She died on 14 Oct 1996 in Denver, Colorado. She was buried in Fort Logan Cemetery, Sheridan, Colorado.

Emily went by the name Patricia, or Em, Patricia probably having been a Confirmation name.

Emily married Edward Heinrich KERBER on 19 Aug 1936 in Denver, Colorado. Edward was born on 15 Mar 1910 in Hannaford, North Dakota. He died on 8 Nov 1994 in Denver, Colorado. He was buried in Fort Logan Cemetery, Sheridan, Colorado.

Edward's background was German. Following the death of his father in North Dakota in 1912, Edward travelled to Rattenhaz in Germany (presumably where his father was from) and stayed 12 years. In 1924 he returned to the United States.

They had the following children.

+ 207 M i Living.
+ 208 F ii Living.
+ 209 F iii Living.
+ 210 F iv Living.
+ 211 F v Living.
+ 212 M vi Living.
  213 M vii
Robert Lawrence KERBER was born on 24 Apr 1953 in probably Denver, Colorado. He died in 1975.

93. Lawrence (Larry) Patrick MORAHAN (Michael Joseph MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born on 2 May 1921 in West Byron Place, Denver, Colorado. He died on 22 Feb 1987 in Westminster, Colorado. He was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden, Colorado.

Prior to World War II Larry worked as a clerk for Union Pacific Railroad. From 1945 to 1946 he served in the Military Police with the 3rd Infantry Division, and in 1947 he joined the Denver Police Department. In 1968 he was taken hostage in a foiled stick-up which culminated in a police chase of more than 300 miles. Larry  retired from the force in 1984 as a lieutenant.

Lawrence married Rae Marie GIESLER, daughter of Raymond Richard GIESLER and Marta Mae DURAND, on 14 Aug 1940 in Denver, Colorado. Rae was born on 16 Feb 1922 in Laramie, Wyoming. She died on 26 Oct 1982 in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden, Colorado.

Rae's family background was German, French, Irish and English. The Giesler branch of the family orginated in Oberschopfheim in Germany from where Rae's great-grandfather emigrated in the mid-19th century.

They had the following children.

+ 214 M i Living.
+ 215 M ii Living.
  216 F iii
Shirley Marie MORAHAN was born on 27 Jul 1945 in Denver, Colorado. She died on 7 Oct 2011 in Colorado.

Shirley was a professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
+ 217 M iv Living.
+ 218 M v Living.
+ 219 M vi Living.
+ 220 F vii Living.
  221 F viii
Sharon Louise MORAHAN was born in 1956. She died in 1991 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Lawrence also married Rita Anne CORESSEL, daughter of Carl A. CORESSEL and Clara J. 'UNKNOWN', in May 1983 in Arvada, Colorado. Rita was born on 3 Feb 1923 in Denver, Colorado. She died on 15 Jun 1996 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

96. Eugene MOLLOY (Bridget Linda (Linda) MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born on 20 Apr 1919 in Co. Roscommon. He died on 24 Aug 2004 in Roscommon. He was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Martin and Eugene were twins.

Eugene married Brigid MCHUGH in 1952 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Brigid was born about 1919 in Co. Roscommon. She died on 28 Feb 2015.

Brigid was from Kingsland, near Boyle, in Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

+ 222 M i Living.
  223 F ii Living.

100. Augustine (Gus) MOLLOY (Bridget Linda (Linda) MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born on 1 Oct 1925 in Co. Roscommon. He died on 10 Feb 2013. He was buried in Solihull, West Midlands.

Gus lived in England. He and his wife, Nancy, had 12 grandchildren.

Augustine married Living in 1956 in Birmingham.

They had the following children.

  224 M i Living.
  225 F ii Living.
  226 F iii Living.
  227 M iv Living.

102. Living (Bridget Linda (Linda) MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ).

Living married Living.

They had the following children.

  228 M i Living.
  229 M ii Living.

103. Kevin MORAHAN (Thomas (Tom) J. MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born about 1919. He died.

Kevin worked in the insurance business and lived in England.

Kevin married Living.

They had the following children.

  230 F i Living.

104. Veronica (Vera) MORAHAN (Thomas (Tom) J. MORAHAN , Margaret O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born in 1921 in possibly Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon. She died in Jul 1998 in Dublin. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Veronica married Patrick (Paddy) HANLEY about 1946 in Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough St. Dublin. Patrick died before Jul 1998.

Paddy, who was from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, was an engineer with Dublin County Council. He and Vera lived on Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin before moving to Cherrygarth, Mount Merrion, Dublin. After Vera was widowed she moved to Donnybrook, Dublin.

They had the following children.

+ 231 F i Margaret HANLEY was born on 5 Jun 1948. She died on 2 Jul 1980.
+ 232 F ii Living.

107. Anne GLYNN (Evelyn Mary O'HARA , Laurence O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born in Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She died in Jan 2004.

Anne married Living about 1954 in probably Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  233 F i Living.
  234 F ii Living.
  235 M iii Living.

108. Patrick (Paddy) GLYNN (Evelyn Mary O'HARA , Laurence O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born in Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He died on 5 Jun 2005.

Patrick married Living on 8 Sep 1958.

They had the following children.

+ 236 F i Living.
+ 237 M ii Living.
+ 238 M iii Living.
+ 239 F iv Living.
  240 M v Living.
        Living married Living.

109. Joseph (Joe) P. GLYNN (Evelyn Mary O'HARA , Laurence O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ) was born in Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He died in mid-1990s.

Joe worked for the Irish Revenue Department.

Joseph married Living about 1953 in probably Dublin.

They had the following children.

  241 F i Living.
        Living married Living.
  242 M ii Living.
+ 243 M iii Maurice GLYNN died in 2002.
+ 244 F iv Living.

111. Living (Evelyn Mary O'HARA , Laurence O'HARA , Eleanor (Ellen) MEEHAN , 'unknown' ).

Living married Living.

They had the following children.

  245 F i Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 246 F ii Living.
  247 M iii Living.
  248 F iv Living.
  249 F v Living.

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