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Subject: Re: [LENNON] Lennon, thomas and Catherine Dorgan Ireland
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 06:44:55 -0000
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Here are some census records from Buffalo, Erie Co NY:
BARNEY "LINCON" 30 IRE engineer
Mary 28 IRE
James 11 IRE
Jeremiah 4 NY
Mary A. "21" NY
Eliza MATTISON 21 IRE
I suspect that "LINCON" should be Lennon, child Sarah Jane was omitted, and that Eliza's age of 21 was miscopied on the line for Mary, who should have been listed either as "1" year old or just a few months.
BARNEY "LEMON" 41 IRE engineer
Mary 38 IRE
Sarah Jane 12 NY
Mary Ann 10 NY
Martha 8 NY
Elizabeth 6 NY
"Annelatica" 5 NY
Thomas Edward 1
MICHAEL H. HURLEY 24 IRE laborer
Mary Ann 20 IRE
James H. 4 months NY (b Jan)
Sarah Jane LENNON 19 NY hoop skirt maker
Martha LENNON 18 NY dressmaker
Elizabeth LENNON 15 NY apprentice dressmaker
Anna L. LENNON 13 NY
Thomas LENNON 11 NY
Page 37, ED 115
WILLIAM SHEHAN 32 NY
Martha 32 NY IRE IRE
John 6 NY
Willie 4 NY
Frank 2 NY
Mary F. 9 months (b Sep)
THOMAS LENNON 21 NY NY NY (No relation to William shown.)
Annie LENNON 23 (William's sister-in-law.) NY NY NY
Page 34, ED 115
JAMES DOWNEY 46 IRE laborer
Dennis 19, Ann 17, Mary 14, Margaret 10, Kate 7, James 5, Eugene 3.
One of the boarders in this household was
TIMOTHY "DUNIVUN" 22. He's undoubtedly the Timothy Donovan who married Anna Leticia Lennon ("Annelatica" of the 1860 census). They were the parents of William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan, head of the OSS in WWII. Anna's brother Thomas Edward Lennon married Ann or Anna Downey.
THOMAS E. LENNON, b Feb "1862" NY IRE IRE saloonkeeper. Married 20 years.
Anna, Jun 1864 NY. Eight children living.
Sarah, Jun 1881
Frank, Oct 1882
Edward, Jul 1884
Anna, Jul 1887
Mary, Aug 1889
George, Feb 1891
Eugene, Aug 1892
Alice, Apr 1895
Thomas Edward Lennon appears on the 1860 census as one year old. WWI draft registration cards show Edward's birth date as July 4, 1885, Frank Bernard Lennon's as October 11, 1883, and Eugene Joseph Lennon's as August 7, 1894.
In 1910 Anna was a widow and the proprietor of a saloon. In her household were her children Frank, Mary, Alice and Eugene, and her brother Patrick Downey, age 26.
According to the book "Wild Bill Donovan, the Spymaster who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage", by Douglas Waller, Anna was orphaned by the age of ten. This would have been around 1865. Thomas, a watchman for a grain elevator, reportedly fell off a wharf and drowned in the Buffalo River. Her mother had died in an epidemic a year earlier. Anna went to live with cousins in Kansas City for a while, but was back in Buffalo by the time she was 18.
I'm not related to this family.
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