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

Fourth Generation

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75. Elizabeth O'HARA (Roger (Rossy) , William , Laurence ) was born about 21 Jan 1878 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 21 Jan 1878.

Sponsors at Elizabeth's baptism were Andrew O'Hara and Elizabeth O'Hara.

Elizabeth married Patrick FLYNN on 22 Nov 1909 in probably Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Patrick was born about 1870 in Co. Leitrim.

Patrick and his wife, Elizabeth, lived in Cooladye, Oakport, Co. Roscommon, not far from Cootehall.

It is thought that Patrick and Elizabeth may have spent some time in the United States before settling in Cooladye.

They had the following children.

+ 247 M i Gerald FLYNN was born on 2 Aug 1911. He died.
+ 248 F ii Eileen FLYNN died.

81. Michael (Mick) MAXWELL (Maria O'HARA , Roger , Laurence ) was born about 1 May 1859 in Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 1 May 1859.

Sponsors at Mick's baptism were James Maxwell and Elizabeth Shanley.

Mick worked as a herdsman at the Woodbrook Estate in Tumna, Co. Roscommon, written about by David Thomson in his book 'Woodbrook' (published in 1974) in which the author describes his time during the 1930s tutoring Phoebe Kirkwood, daughter of the estate owners. Mick's wife, Nanny (née Feehily), is mentioned in the book.

Michael married Anne (Nanny) FEEHILY, daughter of Michael FEEHILY and Bridget SHARKETT, in 1892 in Co. Roscommon. Anne was born about 30 Sep 1864. She was christened on 2 Oct 1864 in Ardcarne, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  249 M i
William MAXWELL was born about 1893 in probably Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
       
William married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.
  250 M ii
Michael MAXWELL was born about 1895 in probably Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.

Michael emigrated to the United States and returned to Ireland with a small fortune, enough to buy Woodbrook House from the Kirkwood family in 1946. Much of the rest of the estate was sold by the Kirkwoods to the Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club.

The Kirkwoods had come to Ireland in the 17th century as Cromwellian 'planters' and were given the Kirkwood estate. It is said that the Maxwells had previously owned some or all of Woodbrook land.
  251 F iii
Ellen (Ellie) MAXWELL was born about 1897 in probably Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  252 M iv
James (Jimmy) MAXWELL was born about 1899 in probably Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon.
  253 M v
John (Johnny) MAXWELL was born about 1901 in Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He died.
  254 vi
'unknown' MAXWELL was born in probably Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911.
  255 M vii
Thomas (Tom) MAXWELL was born about 1909 in Usna, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He died.

Tom and his wife, who lived in Woodbrook House, had no children.
       
Thomas married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.

115. Joseph P. O'HARA (Roger , Roger , Laurence ) was born about 26 Jan 1877 in possibly Knockaduff, Oakport, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 26 Jan 1877. He died in probably Baltimore, Maryland.

Sponsors at Joseph's baptism were John Hanahy and Anne O'Hara.

Joseph emigrated to the United states, settling in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked as an electrical engineer.

Joseph married Ella C. MCDONNELL. Ella was born in 1877 in Baltimore, Maryland. She died in 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ella's parents were born in Ireland.

They had the following children.

  256 M i
Michael O'HARA was born about 1912 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died.
  257 F ii
Catherine O'HARA was born in 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland. She died.
  258 M iii
William O'HARA was born in 1916 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died.

119. William J. RYAN (Anne O'HARA , Roger , Laurence ) was born in 1877 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He died on 21 Jul 1940 in Saratoga, New York.

William married Hanora (Nora) O'HALLORAN in 1910 in New York. Hanora was born in 1882 in Doneraile, Co. Cork. She died in 1950 in Long Island City, Queens, New York.

They had the following children.

  259 F i
(Hanora) Nora RYAN was born in 1910 in New York. She died.
  260 M ii
William RYAN was born in 1912 in New York. He died.
  261 F iii
Anna RYAN was born in 1914 in New York. She died.
  262 M iv
John RYAN was born in 1916 in New York. He died.
  263 M v
Joseph RYAN was born in 1918 in New York. He died.

123. Honoria (Nora) Jane O'HARA (Michael , Patrick , Laurence ) was born about 8 Oct 1869 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 8 Oct 1869. She died on 26 Mar 1935 in Stephen St., Sligo.

Sponsors at Honoria's baptism were James Hogg and Honora Lavin.

The information below has been kindly provided by Niall McCormick, a grandson of Nora's. Further information on the family of Nora and her husband, Michael McCormick, is available from Niall who has put his family tree on the Ancestry website, www.Ancestry.co.uk and who can be contacted at niallmccormick@talktalk.net.

Honoria married Michael MCCORMICK, son of James MCCORMICK, on 21 Jun 1900 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Michael was born on 1 Sep 1849 in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 19 Apr 1935 in Sligo.

Michael was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). He and Nora lived in Co. Sligo.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were James O'Hara and Jane Cox.

Honoria and Michael had the following children.

+ 264 M i Joseph MCCORMICK was born in 1903.
+ 265 M ii James Gerard (Gerard) MCCORMICK was born in 1904. He died in 1981.
  266 M iii
Patrick MCCORMICK was born in 1905 in Sligo. He died on 22 Nov 1946 in New York.
+ 267 M iv Thomas MCCORMICK was born in 1906. He died in 1978.
+ 268 F v Brigid Maureen (Maureen) MCCORMICK was born on 3 Aug 1907. She died on 20 Dec 1992.
  269 F vi
Angela MCCORMICK was born in 1909 in Sligo. She died about 1914 in Sligo.

124. Patrick O'HARA (Michael , Patrick , Laurence ) was born about 15 Feb 1871 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 15 Feb 1871. He died before 29 Sep 1939 in Liverpool.

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

Patrick became a constable in the RIC (Royal Irish Contabulary). He served in Belfast before being transferred to Liverpool.

Patrick married Maria Teresa SCHNEIDER in 1905 in Belfast. Maria was born about 1874 in Luxembourg. She died after 29 Sep 1939 in Liverpool.

They had the following children.

  270 F i
Nora Theresa O'HARA was born about 1905 in Belfast. She died.
       
Nora married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.
  271 F ii
Hilda Mary O'HARA was born on 11 Feb 1907 in Belfast. She died.

The 1939 Register tells us that Hilda worked at the time aa a typist and clerk at a [what looks like] "turf commission agents" and was living with her widowed mother at 101 Parthenon Drive, Liverpool.
       
Hilda married Arthur BROUGHTON in 1953 in Liverpool. Arthur died.
+ 272 F iii Eileen Bridget O'HARA was born on 20 Apr 1908. She died in 1998.
  273 M iv
Patrick Charles (Charles) O'HARA was born on 12 Oct 1909 in Belfast. He died in 1985 in Canterbury, Kent.

Charles worked as a money collector in the furniture trade (according to the 1939 Register).
  274 F v
Noël Kathleen O'HARA was born in 1911 in Belfast. She died.
  275 F vi
Sheila O'HARA was born after 2 Apr 1911 in possibly Belfast. She died.

129. William O'HARA (Michael , Patrick , Laurence ) was born about 24 May 1880 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 24 May 1880. He died.

The only sponsor recorded at William's baptism was John Hogg.

According to the 1901 census, William was a "student preparing to be a teacher".

William married Mary (May) FITZGERALD. Mary was born in Co. Limerick. She died.

They had the following children.

  276 F i
Mary Angela O'HARA was born about 1920. She died about 2006.

Mary entered the convent, taking the name Sr. Venancius. It is thought that she was a member of the Dominican order and it is known that her convent was in the Sutton area of Co. Dublin.
  277 F ii Living.
  278 F iii Living.
  279 M iv Living.

131. Joseph O'HARA (Michael , Patrick , Laurence ) was born in Apr 1884 in probably Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He died on 17 May 1967 in Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. He was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon.

Joseph married Mary SHANLEY in 1922. Mary was born in Apr 1885 in Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She died on 2 Jan 1973.

Mary and Joseph lived in Moigh in Cootehall.

They had the following children.

+ 280 M i Michael Gerard O'HARA was born on 27 Mar 1923. He died on 15 Aug 1994.
+ 281 M ii Patrick (Paddy) Joseph O'HARA was born on 24 Dec 1924. He died on 16 Jan 2008.
+ 282 F iii Living.

142. Mary Jane MULLANY (Eleanor (Ellen) O'HARA , Laurence , Laurence ) 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).

Mary married Patrick O'HARA, son of Laurence O'HARA and Catherine MULLOY, about 1888 in probably Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo. Patrick 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).

They had the following children.

  283 F i Catherine (Katie) O'HARA is printed as #185.
+ 284 M ii Charles John O'HARA is printed as #186.
+ 285 F iii Imelda Mary O'HARA is printed as #187.
  286 F iv Ellen (Ellie) Anne O'HARA is printed as #188.
+ 287 M v Laurence Joseph (Larry Joe) O'HARA is printed as #189.
  288 M vi Patrick O'HARA is printed as #190.
+ 289 F vii Mary (Mai) Agnes O'HARA is printed as #191.
  290 F viii Veronica O'HARA is printed as #192.
  291 F ix Elizabeth O'HARA is printed as #193.
  292 M x Leo O'HARA is printed as #194.

153. John MORAHAN (Margaret O'HARA , Laurence , Laurence ) was born on 17 Nov 1875 in Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 18 Nov 1875 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 24 Jan 1953 in Barna, Co. Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Lawrence O'Hara and Mary Morahan.

John joined the RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) in 1896 and was stationed in Barna, Co. Galway. In 1916 he was awarded a bronze medal for bravery from the Royal Humane Society for swimming 100 yards out from Barna pier to save a young man who was drowning. John continued to serve in the RIC until it was disbanded in 1922 (when the Irish Free State was established).

John married Elizabeth MAGUIRE on 10 Jun 1908 in Clones registration district, Co. Monaghan. Elizabeth was born about 1885 in Co. Fermanagh. She died on 9 Dec 1950 in Barna, Co. Galway. She was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

They had the following children.

+ 293 M i Eugene Lawrence (Larry) MORAHAN was born on 10 Aug 1909. He died on 19 Mar 1974.
+ 294 F ii Anne (Annie) Ellen MORAHAN was born on 23 Jul 1911. She died on 17 Jan 1981.
+ 295 M iii John Patrick Augustine (Gussie) MORAHAN was born on 24 Jul 1912. He died on 5 Feb 1992.
  296 M iv
Michael Joseph MORAHAN was born on 18 Nov 1914 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 3 Nov 1992 in Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Fr. Michael was a Jesuit priest. He worked in Hong Kong, Alaska, Los Angeles, New York and Ireland. While in Hong Kong, he became fluent in Cantonese, and was able to use this skill with Chinese immigrants when he worked as a police force chaplain for the NYPD and LAPD. In Ireland, Michael worked at the Marian Shrine in Knock.

A book about Fr. Michael, 'Pitch my Tent in the Lord: Memories of Fr. Michael Morahan SJ', was written by Padhraic Faherty and published in 1993.
+ 297 M v William (Willie) Thomas MORAHAN was born in 1918. He died in Jan 1986.
  298 M vi
Martin Paul (Paul) MORAHAN was born in 1921 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 14 Jul 1991 in London. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Paul never married. He lived in Fort Eyre, Shantalla, Galway prior to moving to London where he worked in health care.

154. Mary MORAHAN (Margaret O'HARA , Laurence , Laurence ) 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'.

Mary married Cormac GORDON, son of Thomas GORDON and Anne FOLEY, on 7 Feb 1906 in Jamestown, Co. Leitrim. Cormac 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).

They had the following children.

  299 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.
+ 300 F ii Josephine (Jo) Margaret GORDON was born on 18 May 1908. She died in Jun 1985.
  301 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).
+ 302 F iv Linda GORDON was born in Jul 1912. She died on 11 Aug 1986.
+ 303 M v Thomas (Tom) GORDON was born on 9 Jul 1914. He died on 28 Apr 2001.
  304 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.
+ 305 M vii Patrick (Paddy) GORDON was born on 6 Jul 1919. He died on 9 Jan 1984.
+ 306 M viii Cormac GORDON was born on 20 May 1921. He died on 8 Nov 2009.

155. Michael Joseph MORAHAN (Margaret O'HARA , Laurence , Laurence ) was born on 13 Jul 1879 in Cloonfeacle, Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He was christened on 14 Jul 1879 in Kiltoghert, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 7 Mar 1959 in Denver, Colorado.

I AM INDEBTED TO DAN MORAHAN OF PINE, COLORADO FOR ALL HIS HELP WITH MY MORAHAN RESEARCH.

Sponsors at Michael's baptism were William O'Hara and Mary Ellen Doyle.

Michael worked on the railroads in Ireland and England prior to emigrating to the United States where from 1903 to 1948 he worked as an locomotive engineer with Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in Lincoln, Nebraska. Michael returned to Ireland in 1910 in Ireland to marry Emily Logan. The following month Michael returned to Lincoln and Emily lived with her in-laws until she joined her husband in the United States a year later. According to the ship manifest, Michael lived at the time at 33 S. 10th St., Lincoln.

Michael and Emily later moved to Denver, Colorado, where Michael worked for Colorado Southern. He was engineer on the first diesel engine used by Colorado Southern in Colorado.

Note: Michael had a cousin named Patrick Mullany who lived in New York City in 1910. According to Ellis Island records Michael was going to join Patrick in New York prior to his return to Nebraska. It is possible that Michael may have been related to Patrick through his aunt, Ellen O'Hara, who was married to a Patrick MULLEANY. Perhaps Ellen and Patrick had a son named Patrick who emigrated to the United States. There is another MULLEANY connection in that Patrick O'Hara who was Ellen's first cousin once removed was married to a Mary Jane Mulleany.

Michael married Emily Marion LOGAN, daughter of John Joseph LOGAN and Anne (Annie) Josephine MCPARTLAND, on 7 Sep 1910 in St. Patrick's Church, Galway. Emily was born on 22 May 1884 in Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 1 Jun 1884 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She died on 7 Jul 1966 in Denver, Colorado. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden, Colorado.

Sponsors at Emily's baptism were John McHugh and and Honora Connaughton.

It is known that Emily and Joseph were somehow related. The connection seems to be through the Meehans: Emily's grandfather on her father's side married a Winifred Meehan who, it is thought, was closely related to (perhaps a sister of) Ellen Meehan who was Michael's grandmother on his mother's side. If Winifred and Ellen were indeed sisters, this would have made Emily and Michael second cousins.

Emily used to sign her name as Emily Maurine Morahan so it is possible that her middle name may have been Maurine rather than Marion.  

Emily died in the Mercy Hospital in Denver.

They had the following children.

  307 F i
Florence Camilla MORAHAN was born on 18 Jul 1912 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She died on 9 Feb 2003 in Westminster, Colorado. She was buried on 15 Feb 2003 in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden, Colorado.

Florence worked as an industrial nurse for the Denver Tramway Company.
+ 308 F ii Emily Maurine (Patricia) MORAHAN was born on 23 Jan 1914. She died on 14 Oct 1996.
  309 M iii
Frances (Frank) Joseph MORAHAN was born on 26 Nov 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died on 9 Nov 1995 in Denver, Colorado. He was buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Sheridan, Colorado.

Frank was a master electrician and served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II.
+ 310 M iv Lawrence (Larry) Patrick MORAHAN was born on 2 May 1921. He died on 22 Feb 1987.
  311 M v
Gerald Thomas MORAHAN was born on 15 Sep 1926 in West Byron Place, Denver, Colorado. He died on 4 Jun 1998 in Michigan. He was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden, Colorado (Dominican plot).

Gerald  was ordained a priest  in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. His religious name was Bertrand and he spent his entire ministry working in parishes, beginning at St. Margaret Parish, Boyce, Louisiana. In 1956 he was assigned to St. Vincent Ferrer parish, River Forest, Illinois, and in 1958 he was sent to Holy Name parish, Kansas City, Missouri. In 1970 he returned to St. Vincent Ferrer parish, where he spent the next 13 years, after which he began ministry at a new parish, St. Gertrude's, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He served there as an associate pastor until his death 15 years later.

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