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

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25. Eugene Lawrence (Larry) MORAHAN (John , Owen , John ) was born on 10 Aug 1909 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 19 Mar 1974 in Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Eugene was a carpenter and furniture-maker. He lived in Galway.

Eugene married Lily 'UNKNOWN'. Lily died.

Lily and Larry may have had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

  59 M i Living.
  60 M ii Living.
  61 F iii Living.
  62 F iv Living.

26. Anne (Annie) Ellen MORAHAN (John , Owen , John ) was born on 23 Jul 1911 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. She died on 17 Jan 1981 in Galway.

Annie lived her husband, Michael, and their family in Shantalla, Galway and worked in health care.

Anne married Michael DAVOREN, son of Bartholomew (Bartley) DAVOREN and Margaret (Maggie) FOTTRELL, in 1939 in Co. Galway. Michael was born in 1917 in Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. He died in 1951 in Nottingham.

They had the following children.

  63 F i Living.
+ 64 F ii Living.

27. John Patrick Augustine (Gussie) MORAHAN (John , Owen , John ) was born on 24 Jul 1912 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 5 Feb 1992 in Galway.

Gussie was a car mechanic. He lived in Renmore, Co. Galway.

John married Rose 'UNKNOWN'. Rose died on 28 Dec 2008.

They had the following children.

  65 M i Living.
  66 F ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  67 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.

29. William (Willie) Thomas MORAHAN (John , Owen , John ) was born in 1918 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died in Jan 1986 in Enfield, Middlesex. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

William married Living in Mar 1946 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

They had the following children.

  68 M i Living.
  69 M ii Living.
  70 M iii Living.
  71 F iv Living.
  72 M v Living.
  73 F vi Living.
  74 F vii Living.

32. Josephine (Jo) Margaret GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen , John ) was born on 18 May 1908 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in Jun 1985 in Clonskeagh, Co. Dublin. She was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Jo was a domestic science teacher.

Josephine married Gerald Francis CALLEARY, son of James CALLEARY and Eleanor (Ellen) KELLY, on 26 Jul 1939 in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin. Gerald was born on 3 Aug 1909 in Ballina, Co. Mayo. He was christened on 5 Aug 1909 in Kilmoremoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo. He died on 11 Sep 1968 in Tuam, Co. Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Gerald, who was a business studies graduate, was headmaster of Tuam Vocational School.

While Gerald's family name was Calleary his own children carry the surname Colleary. The two surnames appear to be interchangeable.

They had the following children.

+ 75 M i James Gordon (Gordon) COLLEARY was born on 7 Mar 1941. He died on 17 Jun 2014.
  76 F ii Living.
  77 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 78 M iv Living.
+ 79 M v Living.

34. Linda GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen , John ) was born in Jul 1912 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 11 Aug 1986 in Dublin. She was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Linda was a domestic science teacher.

Linda married James (Jim) B. RUANE in 1942 in Dublin. James was born about 1915 in Monivea, Athenry, Co. Galway. He died in Sep 1976 in Dublin. He was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jim was a professor of agriculture at U.C.D. (University College Dublin). He was instrumental in strengthening the connection between the family of his wife, Linda (Gordon) and the New Zealand branch of her family tree. As part of his job as President of the Irish Wool Board Jim visited New Zealand - probably in the 1970s - and while there looked up Linda's cousins, resulting in many visits between the families since then. Jim may also have visited Australia on the same trip and reestablished a connection with the Australian branch of the family too as a reconnection was made with the Australian Gordons in Perth around the same time.

They had the following children.

+ 80 M i Living.
+ 81 M ii Living.
+ 82 M iii Living.
  83 F iv Living.
+ 84 F v Living.
+ 85 M vi Living.
+ 86 F vii Living.

35. Thomas (Tom) GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen , John ) was born on 9 Jul 1914 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 28 Apr 2001 in Roscommon. He was buried in Fairymount Cemetery, Co. Roscommon.

Tom ran the Gordon family farm in Kilgarriff.

Thomas married Frances MORRIS, daughter of Michael John MORRIS and Hanoria HESTER, in 1947. Frances was born in 1918 in Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 2 Jun 2001 in Dublin. She was buried in Fairymount Cemetery, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

+ 87 M i Living.
+ 88 F ii Living.
+ 89 M iii Living.
+ 90 F iv Living.
  91 M v Living.
+ 92 M vi Living.
  93 F vii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 94 M viii Living.
+ 95 F ix Living.
+ 96 M x Living.
+ 97 F xi Living.

37. Patrick (Paddy) GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen , John ) was born on 6 Jul 1919 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 9 Jan 1984 in Dublin. He was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Paddy was a bank manager in Lucan, Dublin.

Patrick married Living in 1959.

They had the following children.

  98 M i Living.
  99 M ii Living.
+ 100 F iii Living.
  101 M iv Living.
        Living married Living.
        Living also married Living.

38. Cormac GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen , John ) 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.

+ 102 M i Living.
+ 103 F ii Living.
  104 M iii Living.
  105 M iv Living.
        Living married Living.
  106 M v Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 107 M vi Living.
+ 108 M vii Living.

40. Emily Maurine (Patricia) MORAHAN (Michael Joseph , Owen , John ) 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.

+ 109 M i Living.
+ 110 F ii Living.
+ 111 F iii Living.
+ 112 F iv Living.
+ 113 F v Living.
+ 114 M vi Living.
  115 M vii
Robert Lawrence KERBER was born on 24 Apr 1953 in probably Denver, Colorado. He died in 1975.

42. Lawrence (Larry) Patrick MORAHAN (Michael Joseph , Owen , John ) 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.

+ 116 M i Living.
+ 117 M ii Living.
  118 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.
+ 119 M iv Living.
+ 120 M v Living.
+ 121 M vi Living.
+ 122 F vii Living.
  123 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.

45. Eugene MOLLOY (Bridget Linda (Linda) MORAHAN , Owen , John ) 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.

+ 124 M i Living.
  125 F ii Living.

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