Descendants of Laurence O'HARA (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fourth Generation


36. Maria O'HARA (Laurence , William , Laurence ) was born about 28 Dec 1846 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 28 Dec 1846. She died in Aug 1894 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Ardcarne, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Maria's baptism were Patrick Healy and Maria O'Hara.

Maria married Patrick KING, son of Patrick KING and Honoria LAVIN, on 17 Jun 1880 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Patrick was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Patrick and his wife, Maria, lived in Ballybane, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

+ 172 F i Sophia KING was born on 7 Jun 1883. She died in Oct 1976.

37. Jane O'HARA (Laurence , William , Laurence ) was born about 14 Jun 1848 in Cloongreahen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 14 Jun 1848. She died on 2 Jun 1922 in Kilglass, Rooskey, Co. Roscommon.

Sponsors at Jane's baptism were William O'Hara and Brigid Mulloy.

According to her death notice in The Irish Independent, Jane died at the home of her son-in-law in Kilglass, Rooskey. However, we do not know which son-in-law. It is perhaps most likely to have been Michael Gearty, who was living in Kilglass at the time. Michael's wife, Emily, was alive at this time and would have been living in the same house but in those days in Ireland the notion of a husband and wife jointly owning their home was not prevalent, hence the place of death being descibed as the property of the son-in-law.  

More detail on the descendants of Jane and her husband, Patrick Lavin, is available in "Ancestral Quest, Tracing my Ancestors in Ireland", a book published in 2008 by Patrick Lavin, a grandson of Patrick and Jane. The book also contains information on the Sligo origins of Jane's O'Hara ancestors who settled in Cootehall about 1800.

Jane married Patrick LAVIN, son of Luke LAVIN and Brigid STAPLETON, on 14 Jun 1869 in Cootehall Church. Patrick was born on 13 Mar 1843 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1912 in Kilmore, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

+ 173 M i Mary LAVIN was born on 13 Jul 1870.
+ 174 M ii Luke LAVIN was born on 18 Feb 1872. He died on 10 Apr 1955.
  175 M iii
Lawrence LAVIN was born on 12 Sep 1873 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1940 in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow.

Lawrence emigrated to the United States and lived in Queens, New York for many years and worked for the railway company. He later returned to lived in Ireland, settling in Ballyknockan, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow.
       
Lawrence married Martha Mary 'UNKNOWN' before 1911. Martha was born on 15 Aug 1875 in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. She died in 1935 in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow.
       
Lawrence also married Margaret MCDONNELL. Margaret died.
  176 F iv
Brigid Catherine (Delia) LAVIN was born on 26 Dec 1875 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1959 in Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

Delia, who never married, lived in Paris for many years, working as a music teacher. She eventually returned to Ireland.
  177 F v
Ann Jane LAVIN was born on 12 Jan 1878 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. She died about 1940 in Albany, New York. She was buried in Rochester, New York.

Ann became a nun. Her name in religion was Sr. Francis Paula and she worked in Kenya and in Rochester, New York.
  178 F vi
Elizabeth LAVIN was born on 31 Dec 1879 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. She died on 2 Jan 1958 in Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

Like her older sister Delia, Elizabeth lived in Paris for many years before returning to Ireland.
+ 179 F vii Emily Margaret LAVIN was born on 19 Dec 1881. She died on 2 Jan 1966.
+ 180 M viii Charles John LAVIN was born on 25 Dec 1883. He died in 1947.
  181 M ix
Joseph Richard LAVIN was born on 1 Jan 1886 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He died in Nov 1964 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.
       
Joseph married Margaret CONNELLY in 1914 in New York. Margaret was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She died in Oct 1964 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.
+ 182 F x Agnes LAVIN was born about 1888. She died in Aug 1969.
+ 183 M xi Francis Xavier LAVIN was born in May 1890. He died on 1 Apr 1935.
  184 M xii
Kieran Patrick (Fr. Damian) LAVIN was born on 3 May 1892 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He died on 21 Oct 1918 in Mount Argus, Dublin.

Kieran became a priest, taking the name Fr. Damian. Following his ordination he went to England where he did missionary work. He was only 26 years of age when he died of complications resulting from diabetes.

38. Patrick O'HARA (Laurence , William , Laurence ) was born about 19 Mar 1849 in Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 19 Mar 1849. He died in 1928.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were William Cox and Honora Hannon.

Patrick and his wife, Mary Jane Mullany, were second cousins (through the O'Haras).

Patrick inherited the family farm at Donald's Hill in Cloongrehan (also spelled Cloongreahan and Cloongreaghan).

Patrick married Mary Jane MULLANY, daughter of Patrick MULLANY and Eleanor (Ellen) O'HARA, about 1888 in probably Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo. Mary was born on 5 Aug 1868 in Coolmurla, Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo. She died on 25 Oct 1940 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Mary Jane and her husband, Patrick O'Hara, were second cousins (through the O'Haras).

They had the following children.

  185 F i
Catherine (Katie) O'HARA was born about 1888 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1980 in Surrey.

Katie entered the convent. She was professed at the Convent of Our Lady of the Missions (Notre Dame des Missions) in Hastings in Sussex, becoming Sr. Mary St. Joseph. She served in Glasgow and then spent many years in Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex where she was Superioress and principal of the Notre Dame elementary school.
+ 186 M ii Charles John O'HARA was born on 12 May 1890. He died on 19 Mar 1978.
+ 187 F iii Imelda Mary O'HARA was born about 1892. She died on 11 May 1970.
  188 F iv
Ellen (Ellie) Anne O'HARA was born about 1894 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1978 in Saskatchewan, Canada. She was buried in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Ellie joined the order of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions, becoming Mother Laurence. She lived in Canada.
+ 189 M v Laurence Joseph (Larry Joe) O'HARA was born in 1896. He died on 8 Apr 1981.
  190 M vi
Patrick O'HARA was born about 1898 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died.

It is thought Patrick died young.
+ 191 F vii Mary (Mai) Agnes O'HARA was born on 8 May 1900. She died in 1971.
  192 F viii
Veronica O'HARA was born on 15 May 1902 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in probably East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Veronica joined the order of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions, becoming Mother Dessmond. She served in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  193 F ix
Elizabeth O'HARA was born about 1904 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died in probably Dublin.

Elizabeth joined the order of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions (Notre Dame des Missions), becoming Mother Patrick. She lived in Dundrum in Dublin.
  194 M x
Leo O'HARA was born about 1905 in Donald's Hill, Cloongrehan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1989 in possibly Florida.

Leo emigrated to the United States and settled in New York. He later moved to Florida. The 1930 census lists him as a member of the household of his brother Charles and tells us he was a collector for the railroad.

46. Patrick O'HARA (William , William , Laurence ) was born about 6 Dec 1857 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 6 Dec 1857. He died before 2 Apr 1911.

Sponsors at Patrick's baptism were Laurence O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.

Patrick was a shopkeeper and publican in Cootehall. He died young leaving behind a wife and young family. His wife, Mary Ann, was a sister of the wife of his brother Joseph.

Patrick married Mary Ann LEYLAND, daughter of Patrick LEYLAND and Joanna DALY, on 3 Feb 1879 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Mary died in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

According to a family source, Mary Anne and her husband, Patrick, had three daughters named Nan, Lizzie Kate and Catherine. However, we are told by another family source that there were four daughters, Mary Jane, Lizzie Kate, Emily and Anne (whom we are assuming to be Nan).

After Patrick died, Mary Ann took over the running of their shop in Cootehall, which became known as "Mary Ann's" while her father-in-law, William, helped in the raising of her children.

Note that I have seen Leyland spelled Leland and Layland.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Peter McLoughlin and Margaret Leland.

Patrick and Mary had the following children.

+ 195 F i Mary Jane O'HARA was born about 1882.
  196 M ii
William O'HARA was born about 1884. He died on 29 Oct 1923 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

William was a member of the Old IRA as a young man. He took over the running of his parents' shop and pub after the death of his mother. He died at the age of 39 of "acute gastritis" and "cardiac failure".

       
William married Florence (Dolly) Maud WHITNEY, daughter of James WHITNEY and Mary Jane MOLLOY, on 28 Dec 1922 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Florence was born about 1901 in England; or Ballyfermoyle, Co. Roscommon. She died about 1985 in Australia.

Dolly remarried after her first husband, William, died less than a year into their marriage. Dolly and William had no children but Dolly and her second husband, Bartley Kelly, had a family and emigrated to Australia, where all of Dolly's siblings eventually also settled.

+ 197 F iii Elizabeth (Lizzie Kate) O'HARA was born about 1886.
  198 M iv
John Joseph (Joe) O'HARA was born about 1889. He died on 10 Jun 1959. He was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Joe was a member of the Old IRA and later a member of the Civic Guard in Longford. He then joined the Garda Siochana, the Irish police force, and retired as a sergeant. He never married.
+ 199 F v Emily Theresa O'HARA was born on 19 Nov 1889. She died on 13 Mar 1967.
+ 200 F vi Anne (Annie) O'HARA was born about 1895. She died on 24 Apr 1992.

49. Mary (Mud) O'HARA (William , William , Laurence ) was born about 22 Jun 1863 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 22 Jun 1863. She died on 18 Dec 1941 in Dublin. She was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

Sponsors at Mud's baptism were James Boyde and Maria Berne.

Mary married Patrick (Pa) O'HARA, son of James O'HARA and Mary SCALES, on 5 Apr 1885 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Patrick was born on 2 Apr 1859 in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. He died on 2 Dec 1951 in Skerries, Co. Dublin. He was buried on 4 Dec 1951 in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

Pa joined the RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) on 13 December 1876 and retired from the force on 14 August 1920. From his retirement parchment we know that Pa at age 61 years and five months was 5' 11" with grey hair and grey eyes. According to his marriage certificate, Pa was living in the townland of Derreenavoggy in Boyle, Co. Roscommon at the time of his marriage in 1885.  At the time of the 1911 census, Pa and his family were living in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

Pa and Mud are believed to have been cousins. According to the 1911 census, Pa and Mud had 14 children born alive, only nine of whom were still alive at the time of the census. The family, who lived in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath at the time of the 1911 census, eventually moved Skerries, Co. Dublin.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were William [surname illegible] and Eliza Leyland.

Mary and Patrick had the following children.

  201 F i
Mary Jane (Di) O'HARA was born about 1886 in Co. Westmeath. She died on 10 May 1948 in Skerries, Co. Dublin. She was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

Di never married.
  202 F ii
Ann (Annie, Baby) O'HARA was born about 1887 in Co. Westmeath. She died on 5 Apr 1988 in Dublin. She was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

Annie worked for the Post Office. She was stationed in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath for a number of years prior to moving to the Greystones post office in Co. Wicklow. Annie retired to Dun Laoghaire. Co. Dublin.
       
Ann married Alfred (Fred) KELLY in 1919 in Dublin. Alfred was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He died after 5 Apr 1988 in probably Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
  203 iii
'unknown' O'HARA died before 2 Apr 1911 in Co. Westmeath.
  204 iv
'unknown' O'HARA died before 2 Apr 1911.
+ 205 M v Patrick (Pat, Tut) Joseph O'HARA was born about 1892. He died on 1 Feb 1974.
+ 206 F vi Ellen (Nell) O'HARA was born on 18 Jul 1893. She died on 6 Feb 1980.
+ 207 M vii William O'HARA was born on 20 Sep 1894. He died on 9 Jul 1978.
  208 F viii
Teresa Mary O'HARA was born in 1896 in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. She died on 8 Mar 1903 in Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
+ 209 F ix Maud O'HARA was born on 10 Jun 1897. She died on 17 Jun 1979.
  210 M x
Francis O'HARA was born in 1899 in Co. Westmeath. He died on 20 Feb 1901.
  211 F xi
Mabel O'HARA was born on 8 Jul 1901 in Delvin, Co. Westmeath. She died.

Mabel lived in Skerries, Co. Dublin.
  212 F xii
Eva O'HARA was born on 8 Feb 1903 in Delvin, Co. Westmeath. She died.

Eva lived in Skerries, Co. Dublin.
+ 213 F xiii Edith (Cutchie) O'HARA was born on 28 Aug 1904. She died.
  214 xiv
'unknown' O'HARA died before 2 Apr 1911.

50. Joseph O'HARA (William , William , Laurence ) was born on 21 Dec 1865 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 28 Dec 1865 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died.

Sponsors at Joseph's baptism  were Roger O'Hara and Johanna O'Hara.

Joseph's wife, Kate, was a sister of the wife of his brother Patrick.

Joseph married Catherine (Kate) LEYLAND, daughter of Patrick LEYLAND and Joanna DALY. Catherine died.

They had the following children.

  215 F i
Musetta O'HARA died.

51. Elizabeth O'HARA (Robert , William , Laurence ) was born about 23 Feb 1858 in Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 23 Feb 1858. She died on 3 Feb 1931 in Napier, New Zealand.

Matthew Blair of Wellington, New Zealand has kindly provided me with the information below on Elizabeth's family. Further information on the Jeffares family is available on Matthew's website, www.coemccashin.tribalpages.com.  

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were William O'Hara and Elizabeth Keveny.

Elizabeth emigrated to New Zealand as a young woman and settled in Napier. Elizabeth died in the Napier earthquake of 1931 which killed a total of 256 people and devastated the Hawke's Bay area.

Elizabeth married Joseph JEFFARES, son of Thomas JEFFARES and Mary MCNAMARA, on 28 Jun 1883 in St. Mary's Church, Meanee, Napier, New Zealand. Joseph was born on 11 May 1855 in Taradale, Napier, New Zealand. He died on 22 Jun 1902 in possibly Taradale, Napier, New Zealand.

Joseph's parents were born in Ireland, his mother in Co. Clare and his father in Co. Wexford. At the time of his marriage (in 1883), Joseph was a baker.

They had the following children.

+ 216 F i Annie Elizabeth JEFFARES was born in 1884. She died on 17 Apr 1942.
  217 M ii
Clarence (Thomas) JEFFARES was born in 1885 in New Zealand. He died on 31 Jan 1966.
  218 M iii
Robert JEFFARES was born on 1 Jul 1887 in Rakaunui, New Zealand. He died on 6 Oct 1974 in Napier, New Zealand.
       
Robert married Eva BLANCHE. Eva was born in 1878. She died on 9 Sep 1939 in Norsewood, New Zealand.
       
Robert also married Alice MACKENZIE.
  219 M iv
Joseph Lawrence JEFFARES was born in 1890 in New Zealand. He died in 1969.
       
Joseph married Margaret O'NEILL. Margaret was born in 1901. She died in 1973.
  220 F v
Mary JEFFARES was born in 1891 in New Zealand. She died in 1965.
+ 221 F vi Charlotte Gertrude JEFFARES was born in 1893. She died in 1976.
  222 M vii
William Leonard JEFFARES was born in 1898 in New Zealand. He died in 1900.
  223 F viii
Agnes Maud JEFFARES was born in 1899 in New Zealand. She died on 30 Oct 1974.

52. John O'HARA (Robert , William , Laurence ) was born about 22 Jan 1860. He was christened on 22 Jan 1860. He died in probably Australia.

Sponsors at John's baptism were John Keveney and Joanna O'Hara.

John emigrated to New Zealand, moving about 1896 with his family to Sydney, Australia.

John married Annie DOLAN. Annie died in probably Australia.

They had the following children.

  224 M i
Patrick O'HARA was born on 12 Jan 1880 in Innismagrath, Co. Leitrim.
  225 M ii
Lawrence Joseph O'HARA was born on 30 Apr 1889 in Taradale, New Zealand. He died on 14 Jun 1919 in Paddington, NSW. He was buried in Waverley Cemetery, Waverley, NSW.

Lawrence was elected Member for Paddington in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on 24 May 1919. He died 22 days later (probably a victim of the 1919 influenza pandemic) before he could take up his seat.

57. Patrick O'HARA (Robert , William , Laurence ) was born about 16 Mar 1869 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 16 Mar 1869. He died in 1951.

Sponsors at Parick's baptism were William McLoughlin and Eleanor Dayly.

Patrick was a farmer in the townland of Cloongreaghan in Cootehall.

Patrick married Mary Catherine (Mary Kate) GLYNN, daughter of James GLYNN and Margaret 'UNKNOWN', on 28 Oct 1897. Mary was born about 1873 in Co. Roscommon. She died on 1 Nov 1945.

Could Mary Kate have been related to Jim Glynn from Cootehall who married her husband's second cousin, Evelyn Mary O'Hara, daughter of Laurence O'Hara and Bridget Gordon? We do know that it was not Mary Kate's brother James (known as 'The Master') who married Evelyn.

They had the following children.

  226 F i
Evelyn (Eveline) Mary O'HARA was born about 1899 in Cloongreahan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died on 25 Dec 1920.

Eveline was only 21 when she died. She was unmarried.
+ 227 M ii Robert O'HARA was born on 8 Nov 1901. He died on 22 May 1971.
+ 228 M iii James Patrick O'HARA was born on 25 Sep 1903. He died on 7 Jun 1981.
  229 M iv
Laurence Edward O'HARA was born on 6 Jan 1906 in Cloongreahan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 20 Jan 1956 in U.S.. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Laurence emigrated to the United States. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Laurence died following a construction site accident.
       
Laurence married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.
  230 F v
Gertrude O'HARA was born about 1909 in Cloongreahan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died on 23 Nov 1955 in Co. Roscommon.

Gertrude was only 46 when she died.
       
Gertrude married Michael COX, son of William COX, on 6 Aug 1934 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Michael was born in probably Foxhill, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died.

Michael was from Foxhill in Cootehall. He and Gertrude had no children.
+ 231 M vi Michael Joseph O'HARA was born in Mar 1910. He died on 29 Apr 1985.
+ 232 F vii Emily (Emma) O'HARA was born on 19 Oct 1912. She died on 8 Mar 2003.
  233 F viii
Elizabeth (Lizzie Kate) O'HARA was born about 1917 in Cloongreahan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She died on 20 Jan 1937 in Co. Roscommon.

Lizzie Kate was only 20 years old when she died.

70. Joseph Andrew O'HARA (Andrew , William , Laurence ) was born on 24 Apr 1886 in Cuilbalkeen, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died in Dec 1972 in U.S..

Joseph married Katharine 'UNKNOWN'. Katharine died.

They had the following children.

  234 F i
Mary O'HARA was born on 31 Mar 1918 in Philadelphia. She died.
  235 M ii
Andrew O'HARA was born on 29 Oct 1919 in Philadelphia. He died in Deceased.
  236 F iii Living.

73. William J. O'HARA (Roger (Rossy) , William , Laurence ) was born about 9 Jul 1873 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 9 Jul 1873. He died on 26 Nov 1931 in Philadelphia. He was buried on 1 Dec 1931 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Sponsors at William's baptism were Patrick O'Hara and Joanna O'Hara.

A William James O'Hara from Cootehall, Co. Roscommon emigrated to the United States in 1897 aged 24. Our William was born in 1973 (which would have made him 24 years of age in 1897) and he had a brother named Joseph (the William who emigrated also had a brother named Joseph), so it is very likely that it was our William who arrived in Philadelphia from Ireland on 25 April 1897.

The William who emigrated was met on his arrival in Philadelphia by a "cousin" named Hugh (also known as Hubert) O'Hara. We do not know exactly how Hugh was related to William but from Hugh's death certificate we know that Hugh's parents' names were Andrew O'Hara and Margaret Gaffney and that he had been born on 29 February 1866. I have not yet been able to link Andrew to our O'Hara family. Hugh had arrived in New York on 16 February 1893 aged 25 and it is believed that he emigrated from Co. Roscommon. His occupation was given on the ship manifest as "coachman" but by 1894 Hubert was working in Philadelphia as a bartender. On 4 May 1898, in Philadelphia, he married Rose Anna Gallagher (born in Tullyillian, Co. Donegal in 1873) and they had eight children: Mary (born March 1899), Margaret (about 1900), Rosanna (about 1901), Elizabeth Regina (1903), Helen (about 1905), Teresa (1910), Hugh (lived 1912-1915) and Frances. Two of their daughters joined the Sisters of St. Joseph, becoming Sr. Ann de Lourdes and Sr. Rose Mystica (perhaps it was Rosanna who became Sr. Rose Mystica). Elizabeth married John Keffer and lived in Trenton, New Jersry. Hugh died in Philadelphia on 17 June 1943 of myocarditis. He had also been suffering from colon cancer.

Geting back to William, shortly after his arrival in Philadelphia, he also found work as a bartender. He eventually ran his own saloon in Philadelphia and his cousin Hugh became a liquor dealer. Both were very successful businessmen and their families lived comfortable lives. Even during Prohibition (1920-1933) William was able to continue in business by making his own liquor in the basement of his home which his daughters would transport to the saloon a few blocks away. It is not known how Hubert managed during this period.     

William's grandson Jerry Dallahan tells us that William had a cousin, Rev. Robert E. McKeon, living in St. Louis, Missouri. William did have a cousin (who was actually both a first cousin once removed and a second cousin once removed) named Mai O'Hara (1900-1971) who was married to a Joe McKeon of Edenmore, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Could William and Fr. Robert McKeon have been connected (perhaps not a blood connection) through Joe? A search of US Federal Census records shows that 35-year-old Robert was living in Missouri in 1930.

William married Susan (Susie) MCMENAMIN, daughter of Patrick MCMENAMIN, on 29 Apr 1903 in St. Charles Boromeo Church, Kellyville, Pennsylvania. Susan was born on 7 May 1876 in Kellyville, Pennsylvania. She died on 21 Oct 1959 in 323 Long Lane, Stonehurst, Pennsylvania. She was buried on 24 Oct 1959 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Susie's parents were both born in Ireland. She and William had eight grandchildren, including a grandson who was a Christian Brother and whose name in religion was Br. Manus Borromeo.

They had the following children.

  237 F i
Elizabeth M. O'HARA was born about 1904 in Philadelphia. She died before 21 Oct 1959.

Elizabeth entered the convent, taking the name Sr. Regina Josephine.
  238 F ii
Margaret G. O'HARA was born on 3 Aug 1905 in Philadelphia. She died on 17 Nov 1985 in Pennsylvania. She was buried on 21 Nov 1985 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The 1930 census tells us that Margaret was working at the time as a typist in a civic office.
       
Margaret married Joseph RAINIER in Oct 1945 in St. Alice Church, Upper Derby, Pennsylvania. Joseph was born on 3 Nov 1911 in Philadelphia. He died on 29 Mar 1976 in Pennsylvania. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Margaret and Joseph lived in Millbourne, Pennsylvania.
  239 F iii
Mary Jane B. O'HARA was born on 3 Aug 1906 in Philadelphia. She died on 20 Apr 1984 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The 1930 census tells us that Mary was working at the time as a stenographer in an insurance company.

Mary never married.
  240 F iv
Regina Teresa O'HARA was born on 27 Jan 1908 in Philadelphia. She died on 22 Nov 1997 in Pennsylvania.

Regina may have also been known as Jean.

The 1930 census tells us that Regina was working at the time as a stenographer in an insurance company.
       
Regina married Karl J. SCHOLL. Karl was born on 21 Apr 1906 in Delaware. He died in May 1963 in Pennsylvania.

Jean and Karl lived in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
  241 M v
William R. O'HARA was born in 1909 in Philadelphia. He died.

William may have died as a child.
+ 242 F vi Anna Catherine O'HARA was born on 14 Nov 1910. She died on 22 Oct 1997.
  243 M vii
Joseph W. O'HARA was born in Apr 1912 in Philadelphia. He died on 18 Dec 1972 in Pennsylvania. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The 1930 census tells us that Joseph was working at the time as a chauffeur in an auto sales company.

Joseph never married.

  244 F viii
Rita F. O'HARA was born on 6 Mar 1914 in Philadelphia. She died in Sep 1977 in Pennsylvania. She was buried on 17 Sep 1977 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.
       
Rita married Edward SWEENEY. Edward died.

Rita and Edward lived in Phildadelphia.
  245 M ix
Hugh Andrew O'HARA was born on 20 Apr 1916 in Philadelphia. He died on 18 Sep 1916 in Philadelphia. He was buried on 20 Sep 1916 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Hugh died of acute ileo-colitis aged five months.

74. Ellen O'HARA (Roger (Rossy) , William , Laurence ) was born about 1877.

Ellen married John MCGRATH in 1913 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. John died.

John and Ellen lived in Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  246 M i Living.

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