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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