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Thomas James Keenan, son of John Keenan and Elizabeth Gamble Keenan, both parents from Portglenone, Ireland, was born on March 19, 1884, in Wheeling, West Virginia at 2811 Chapline Street. He married Mabel Bell Barr of Steubenville, Ohio on May 15, 1906 and they resided in Steubenville, Ohio. His first son, Merrill Leslie, was born on their anniversary in 1907, but died at age three. Another son, Kenneth Hannan Keenan was born September 16, 1913. Divorce followed and Thomas later married Zetta Neibling and had Howard, Mildred, and Thomas Jr. or "Bud" as he was called. Thomas James Keenan was a roller in the tin mills in Little Washington, Pa, and died April 4, 1961 from severe burns while being confined to a wheel chair. He is buried in Riverview, Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Margery Dougherty was born Aug 1801 in County Donegal, Ireland and died Oct 25, 1889 in Clearfield County, PA.
John P. McLaughlin, Sr. was born in 1800 County Donegal, Ireland, and died Nov 1, 1893 in Clearfield County, PA.
They were the parents of eleven children.
Submitted by Ann Harris Denson, great great granddaughter
Patrick O'Keane/Kane was a tailor in Rochester, PA, in the late 1870s-1880s. His shop was located next door to the First National Bank Building on Brighton Street. Patrick's father, Michael Kane had also been a Master Tailor.
Patrick was born in Mylerstown County Kildare, Ireland, in Jul 1839, son of Michael Kane and Bridget Duggan. He was the oldest of nine children, six of whom emigrated to the United States by 1871.
Patrick located to Lawrence, MA, in the mid 1860s, where he married Maria Stakem on 14 Nov 1868. Maria, daughter of Denis Stacom and Bridget Starkey, was also from County Kildare.
Both Patrick and Maria worked in the Washington Woolen Mill in Lawrence, MA, before moving to Beaver County, PA.
Patrick and Maria became the parents of five living children. The oldest was Mary Ann O'Keane/ O'Kane. Her brothers were William, John and Frank, and her little sister was Margaret. After the death of Maria Stakem O'Keane/Kane 3 May 1880, the children were place in the St. Paul's RC Orphanage in Pittsburgh.
Patrick died 12 Sept 1884. Both he and Maria are buried in Daugherty Cemetery.
Submitted by SLC, great great granddaughter of Patrick O'Keane/Kane, great granddaughter of Mary Ann O'Kane
Obituary for Catherine "Katrina" Smith Allen, wife of George Allen. They were from Sligo, Ireland and settled on Remington Ave in Scranton Pa.
Submitted by Barbara Fuess Cianfichi, great great granddaughter
From left, standing: Will, Rosie, John, possibly John's wife Mabel, Hugh "Jake" Beck
Center: Robert Cromie, seated, Milligan, Anna Beck Cromie, seated
In front: Harold (who served in the trenches in France during World War I) and Paul (who died at age 7).
Robert Cromie was born in Lisnamulligan, Rathfriland in County Down, Northern Ireland. He died in 1910.
Anna Beck Cromie was born in Kileel, Northern Ireland. She died in 1912.
Photo taken about 1900 in New Castle, PA.