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Descendants of Michael OGara and Ellen (Mulligan) OGara

First Generation
1. Michael OGara was born in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland in the early 1800s. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died in Glenmullynaha, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Tampel Cemetery, Tampel, Mayo, Ireland. 

Michael was deceased when son John Joseph was married on 19 Feb 1870, see Mormon microfilm #0101558. He was a farmer. His name appears on the church and civil records for the marriages and deaths of his children in Ireland and in the US.
There is a high probability that he was baptized, married and his children baptized in a chapel in Tample about two miles south of Charlestown. See note under son Thomas. It was called the Chapel of Kilbeha. Two sons Thomas (1840-1887) and John Joseph (1846-) remained in Ireland. They were farmers and raised large families. Three sons and a daughter emigrated to the US prior to 1880 and settled in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They were Edward (1848-1922), Michael (1847-1927), Patrick (1855-1914) and Helene "Nellie" (1857-1937). At the time that Michael was raising his family in Glanmullynaha East (Glann), there was a Patrick OGara in the same township also raising his children. One of Patrick's children was Dominick OGara (1846-) who married Margarita Gara and had a family of seven children in Glann. The "other" OGaras in Woonsocket, RI are descendants of this family. How is our Michael related to their Patrick or Dominick's wife Margarita Gara? Were Patrick and Dominick brothers? Earlier OGaras in Woonsocket claimed that they were related. I am not able to determine the relationship.

Michael married Ellen Mulligan in Mayo, Ireland. Ellen was born in Mayo, Ireland. She died in Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Mayo, Ireland.

The only documents, on which I have found Ellen, are the civil marriage and death records and certificates in the US for her children. We must do more research on the Mulligan family. An 1875 map of Mayo shows the "Mullaghanoe River" running a few miles to the north of Glann. A hill with the name Mullaghanoe was close to Glan so another name for the townland of Glann was "Glan Mullaghanoe". Glenmullynaha was once a large townland with over seventy households in 1850. Because of its large size it was later broken into Glenmullynaha East and Glenmullynaha West.

Michael and Ellen had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Thomas Gara was born in 1840. He died on 18 Dec 1887. 
+ 3 M ii. John Joseph OGara was born in 1846. 
+ 4 M iii. Michael OGara was born on 24 Jun 1847. He died on 24 Dec 1927. 
+ 5 M iv. Edward OGara was born in May 1848. He died on 20 Feb 1922. 
+ 6 M v. Patrick OGara was born in Apr 1855. He died on 19 Oct 1914. 
   7 F vi. Helene Nellie OGara was born in May 1857 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 21 Oct 1937 in Woonsocket, RI, USA. She was buried in St Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, MA, USA.

Ellen or Nellie resided at 201 High Street, Woonsocket, RI when she died. She entered the US in 1879. In the 1 Jun 1880 federal census she is single, aged 23, working in a cotton mill and is a boarder in her brother Michael's, age 32, home in Woonsocket, RI. Also boarding in the house are Patrick her brother, age 28; Thomas Sheridan, age 30 (her future husband?) and a Michael OConnor, age 24. All of the men are laborers. Is Michael OConnor a relative of our Glanmullynaha East OConnors? She was a rubber worker for twenty years and last worked at that occupation in 1919. The US Census of 1920 has her living as a boarder in the home of Julia Riley. She has surname of Sheridan. Thomas Flynn, age 18, also lives as boarder in same home. They are neighbors of the Beaudets. "Nellie" never bore any children. She cared for "Tommie" Flynn. She would come to Pawtucket and care for the older children, whenever Agnes Connor-McGill would give birth to a new child during the 1930's. She died from chronic myocarditis. She was widowed at the time of her death. Helen McCann, her godchild, of 21 Summer Street, Woonsocket, RI was the informant of her death. Her death certificate in 1937 gives her birth year as 1868. The 1880 census gives her birth year as 1857. Helene married Thomas Sheridan . Thomas was born in 1850 in Ireland. He died in USA. He was buried in USA. In the federal census for 1880 Thomas, age 30, is a boarder in the home of his future brother in law Michael OGara. His future wife Nellie OGara, age 23, her brother Patrick and a Michael OConnor, age 24, are also boarders.

Second Generation
2. Thomas Gara (Michael) was born in 1840 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 18 Dec 1887 in Glenmullynaha, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Tample Cemetery, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. 

Source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glanmullynaha East (Glan); Mormon microfilm #1279230 entitled "Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh" for his marriage and the baptism of his children.
Thomas was a farmer and never emigrated from Ireland. Children Redmond "Remie", Nellie and Patrick emigrated to the USA, according to John Connor, their nephew, of Leicester, England. Thomas died from Typhus Fever. His son Redmond registered the details. His civil marriage record has the name "Good " for his surname. This was an error on the part of the recording clerk. Patrick Dagherty and Mary Regan were witnesses at his wedding. His marriage was solemnized in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Kilbeha, Registrar's District of Lowpark, in the Union of Swinford. He was married in Charlestown Parish, Mayo. The townland Glan/Glann was called Mullaghanoe on an 1875 map of Ireland. His daughter Maria Gara-Connor and her family occupied his home after he died. 
"Dear Frank: The church you refer to is the Church of St James which is the principal Church in the Parish of Charlestown, Mayo. It was built about the year 1857 or 1858. Before that there was a Church in Tample which is about two miles south of Charlestown. I doubt whether any parish register exists for the old chapel in Tample. Records do exist for the Tampel Cemetery. However, after the Town of Charlestown was built in 1846 the Church moved to the town. The ancient name of the Parish of Charlestown is Kilbeha or Kilbeth. The marriage you refer to (Thomas & Bridget) would have taken place in the Church of St James. I am a native of that area though not from the Parish. Hope this is of help to you. Every good wish," Fr. John Doherty; 8 Jul 2000; www.achonrydiocese.org; re: Roman Catholic Chapel of Achonry.

Thomas married Brigida Dagherty daughter of Michael Dagherty on 4 Feb 1866 in Kilbeha Chpl, Charlestown Prsh, Mayo, Ireland. Brigida was born in 1846 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 21 Jan 1886 in Glenmullynaha, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Mayo, Ireland.

Source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, township of Glannmullynaha East. Mormon microfilm #1279230, "Catholic Church Records, Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh" for marriage and baptisms of children. Marriage church record: St James Church, Charlestown Parish, Achonry Diocese; witnesses were Patrick Daugherty and Maria Regan. Was Patrick her brother? Marriage civil record: Roman Catholic Chapel of Kilbeagh, Registra's District of Lowpark, Union of Swinford, County of Mayo. Entry has misprint of Thomas' surname. Brigida died from Typhus Fever. Her husband Thomas registered the details. The surname Dagherty is almost certainley Doherty.

Thomas and Brigida had the following children:
    8 M i. Michael Gara was born in Oct 1866 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 28 Oct 1866 in  Charlestown Parish, Achonry Dsc, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 17 Apr 1886 in Glenmullynaha East, Charlestown, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Apr 1886 in Mayo, Ireland. 
             Source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann. Mormon microfilm #1279230 "Catholic Church      Records, Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh" for baptism. Sponsors were Edmond and Mary Mulligan. Michael died at age 19. The cause of death was epilepsy, which he had for four years. His father Thomas registered the details. See Lowpark Civil Register, deaths, vol 7,  pg 60.
+  9 F ii. Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara was born in Nov 1867. She died on 10 Nov 1905. 
  10 M iii. Redmond Gara was born in Jun 1870 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 3 Jul 1870 in  Charlestown Parish, Achonry Dsc, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 30 May 1934 in Attleboro, Bristol County, MA, USA. He was buried in Jun 1934 in St John Cem, Attleboro, MA, USA. 
             Source: Mormon microfilm #1279230 for baptism record, diocese Achonry, parish Charlestown, Mayo, Ireland. Sponsors were John    Gara and Mary Phillips. On 30 May 1934 a Redmond OGara died of myocarditis at 29 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA, USA. He was 59 years of age, single and a jewelry worker. Michael OGara of Attleboro, MA was the informant. The death certificate also lists Ireland as his birthplace; Redmond as his father's given name and his mother's name as unknown. Even though there are conflicts in the data, I believe that this Redmond who died is actually the son of Thomas and is the "Uncle Ned" my mother Agnes Connor-McGill often referred to. I also believe that the informant Michael is the "Cousin Mike" my mother also often referred to. Mike was born in Fall River, MA. The death certificate also lists St John's Cemetery, Attleboro, MA; 1 Jun 1934 and William Foley as undertaker. The church records at the time of burial may shed more light on his parents names. I believe that some people referred to him as "Remie."
+ 11 F iv. Maria Gara was born in Nov 1872. She died in 1954. 
+ 12 M v.Patrick Joseph Gara was born in Apr 1877. He died on 7 Mar 1950. 
   13 F vi. Elizabeth Catherine Gara was born in Jul 1879 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 29 Jul 1879 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 30 Nov 1880 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Mayo, Ireland. 
             Charlestown Parish, Diocese of Achonry church baptism record does not show a given name. Sponsors at baptism were Michael    OGara and Catherine Phillips. Baptism source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann. Mormon microfilm #1279230 "Catholic Church Records, Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh." She died at one year of age of Bronchitis. Her mother Bridget registered the details of her death.
   14 M vii. Thomas Gara was born in Jan 1882 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 22 Jan 1882 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. 
             Baptism source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann (Glanmullynaha). Mormon microfilm          #1279230 "Catholic Church Records, Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh." Baptism sponsors Philip Mulligan and Catherine Boland. In the 1901census Thomas was 18, single and living with his married sister Maria in Glenmullynaha East.

3. John Joseph OGara (Michael) was born in 1846 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died in Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Mayo, Ireland. 

We have copies of the church and civil records for the marriage of John Joseph. We have church records for the baptisms of his children. We also have his family in the 1901 civil census for Carrebeg, Swinford, Mayo, Ireland. All of these records are on Mormon microfilm. John Joseph never emigrated from Ireland. See Roman Catholic Chapel of Kilmovee, Registrar's District of Kilkelly, Union of Swinford, County Mayo for marriage civil record. See Mormon microfilm #1279230, Diocese of Achonry, Kilmovee Parish, for church marriage record and baptism of children.See Mormon microfilm for townland Carrabeg, baroney Costello, parish Kilmovee, Poor Law Union Swinford, county Mayo for the 1901 census of Ireland for a description of his family as of Sunday, 31 Mar 1901.

John married Bridget OGrady daughter of Michael OGrady and Bridget Jordan on 19 Feb 1870 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. Bridget was born in 1851 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 14 Nov 1935 in Carabeg, Kilkelly, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Alar Abbey, Culmore, Mayo, Ireland. 

Bridget was an only child. Witnesses at Bridget's marriage were Francis O'Grady and Eliza O'Grady, see Mormon microfilm #0101558. M Finn officiated. See Mormon microfilm #1279230 for church records of marriaqge and baptism of children in Kilmovee parish. Obituary "Bridget.came of a very ancient and highly respected parish of Kilmovee stock, being descended from the OGrady family, which for generations gave of its members to the industrial and professional life of the county. She was a cousin of the late lamented Dr OGrady, a man who was an ornament to his profession, whose sterling qualities endeared him to all. She was buried in the family vault in the...ruins of the historic Alar Abby." We have copies of the church and civil records for the marriage of John Joseph and Bridget. We have church records for the baptisms of their children. We also have their family in the 1901 civil census for Carrebeg, Swinford, Mayo, Ireland. All of these records are on Mormon microfilm.

John and Bridget had the following children:
   15 M i. Francis OGara was born in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. 
                Killed or wounded in World War 1 serving with the British army?
   16 M ii. Michael James OGara was born in Jul 1873 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 26 Jul 1873 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. 
                Source for baptism, Mormon microfilm # 1279230, Parochial Registers, 1824-1925, Kilmovee Parish. Killed or wounded in World       War 1 while serving with British Army? Sponsors at baptism David Jordan and Mary O'Grady.
+ 17 F iii. Bridget Delia OGara was born in Nov 1876. She died in 1961. 
+ 18 F iv. Mary Ellen OGara was born in Jun 1878. She died on 1 Nov 1969. 
   19 M v. Patrick John OGara was born in May 1880 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 22 Mar 1880 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. 
                Source for baptism, Mormon microfilm # 1279230, Parochial Registers, 1824-1925, Kilmovee Parish. Lost leg in World War 1 while   serving with British Army? Sponsors at baptism Dominick O'Grady and Mary O'Grady.
+ 20 M vi. Thomas OGara was born in Dec 1882. 
+ 21 M vii. John OGara was born in Oct 1885. He died on 24 Apr 1973. 
+ 22 F viii. Margaret Louise OGara was born in Dec 1887. She died on 20 Aug 1978. 
+ 23 F ix.  Elizabeth A OGara was born in 1896.


4. Michael OGara (Michael) was born on 24 Jun 1847 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 24 Dec 1927 in Millville, MA, USA. He was buried in St Paul Cem, Blackstone, MA, USA. 

Michael lived and ran a saloon in Millville, MA. He looked like Ellen OGara Sheridan. He died from chronic interstitial nephritis. Rev John Kelly officiated at his wedding. He entered the US on 9 Apr 1874 through the Port of Boston, MA. He became a naturalized citizen on 4 Feb 1888. Federal census of 1880 shows brother Patrick, age 28, and sister Helena (Nellie), age 23, both single living with him and his family in Woonsocket, RI. Other boarders were Michael OConnor, age 24, (relative?) and Thomas Sheridan, age 30, (Nellie's future husband?). The federal census for 1910 has him living on Central Street, Millville, MA. He petitioned for citizenship on 25 Jan 1886 and became a citizen on 4 Feb 1888. William Wrenn and William Smith were his naturalization witnesses.

Michael married Maria Moran daughter of James Moran and Winifred on 8 Mar 1875 in Fall River, MA. Maria was born in Dec 1851 in Ireland. She died in , USA. She was buried in USA. 

Rev John Kelly officiated at her wedding. She entered the US in 1872. The 1900 federal census states that of her five children born three were still alive.

Michael and Maria had the following children:
   24 M i. Thomas OGara was born in 1876 in Woonsocket, RI. 
+ 25 M ii. James Francis OGara was born on 25 Dec 1880. 
   26 F iii. Mary OGara was born in Dec 1883 in RI. She died in Millville, MA. She was buried in MA. Mary married      Logan
+ 27 F iv. E Winifred OGara was born in Dec 1894


5. Edward OGara (Michael) was born in May 1848 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 20 Feb 1922 in Fall River, MA, USA. He was buried in Fall River, MA, USA.

Edward was apparently the first of his siblings to enter the USA. Edward OGara entered the US through the Port of Boston on 8 Jun 1865; he resided in Fall River, MA; became a citizen 22 Oct 1880, with William J Hurly & James S Cuttle as his witnesses and laborer as his occupation. His first wife Kate Mulligan gave birth to a son Michael in Fall River, MA on 8 Jan 1877. Edward married his second wife Ellen Mahoney on 20 May 1883 in Fall River, MA. He identifies a Michael and an Ellen as his parents on the civil marriage record. Rev Masterson officiated at his marriage to Ellen. The 1900 US federal census shows an Edward OGara aged 52; residing in Fall River, MA; the father of three children; working as a cloth mangler and with a wife named Ellen. Children's names Michael, Edward & Margaret. Census states that Ellen had given birth to a total of eight children with three still alive? She must have been married prior to marrying Edward. Do we have a volunteer to do more research on Edward OGara and his family in Fall River, MA? The Fall River City Directory for 1876 has him living in a house at Hart near Buffington Street.The directory for 1882 has him at 13 Lawton Street; for 1888 and 1890 he is at 6 Lawton Street; for 1895 he is a laborer living at 486 Lawton; for 1898 and 1900 he is a laborer at 517 Lawton; for 1911 he works in a bleachery and has home at 608 Lawton;for 1921 he is a laborer with the Fall River Bleachery living (with wife Ellen) at 608 Lawton. The directory for 1923 has widow Ellen at 260 Cambridge Street.

Edward married (1) Kate Mulligan . Kate was born in Ireland. She died in Fall River, MA, USA. She was buried in Fall River, MA, USA. They had the following children:
    28 M i. Michael Joseph OGara was born on 8 Jan 1877 in Fall River, MA. He died on 21 Oct 1937 in Pawt. Ave, Pawtucket, RI. He was buried in St Patrick Cem, Fall River, MA. 
               Agnes Connor-McGill referred to Mike as "Cousin Mike". He apparently never married. At the time of his death, from a coronary oeclusion, he was working as a steward at the Eagles Home in Attleboro, MA and living at 48 Dunham Street in same city. The informant at the time of his death was his brother Edward OGara of Tiverton, RI. The federal census 15 Jan 1920 shows him as a boarder at the home of James McGinn on Atwood Street, Attleboro, MA and working as a polisher in a jewelry shop. On the night of his death he brought ice cream to the children of Agnes at 253 Glenwood Ave, Pawt., RI. The parents were shopping. The children would not answer the door. He left the ice cream. He then walked to the bar at 89 Pawtucket Avenue where he fell off the bar stool dead. His death certificate and the 1900 federal census names Ella/Ellen Mahoney as his mother, but I believe his father married twice and his birth mother was actually Kate Mulligan.

Edward married (2) Ellen Mahoney daughter of Edward Mahoney and Mary on 20 May 1883 in Sacred Heart Ch, Fall River, MA. Ellen was born in Jan 1849 in Ireland. She died in MA, USA. She was buried in MA, USA. 

There are some conflicts in Ellen's data. The 1900 federal census says married in 1880, however Fall River city clerk's record says married 20 May 1883. The census also says that she had 8 children with 3 of them still alive? I do not know which of the three children listed are hers. The clerk's record says James Masterson officiated at the wedding in a Catholic church and that this was second marriage for husband. At that time a Rev Father Masterson was a cleric at Sacred Heart Church, Fall River. The 1930 City Directory for Fall River has Ellen at 260 Cambridge Street.The research on this family needs more work.

Edward and Ellen had the following children:
   29 F ii. Mary E OGara was born in 1875 in MA. 
+ 30 M iii. Edward F OGara was born in Jul 1883. He died in 1949. 
   31 F iv. Margaret OGara was born in May 1889 in , MA. 
                In 1900 census Margaret is a student.


6. Patrick OGara (Michael) was born in Apr 1855 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Kilbeha Chapel, Tample, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 19 Oct 1914 in Pawtucket, RI, USA. He was buried in St Francis Cem, Providence, RI. 

Patrick was a liquor dealer (bar owner and operator) in Pawtucket, RI. I think that the bar was near the intersection of Pine and Main Streets in Pawtucket, RI. He resided at 36 Jefferson Avenue, Pawtucket, RI at the time of his death. He died of chronic interstitial nephritis & puoedema & uraemia. He is buried in St Francis Cemetery, Providence, RI; Grave lot 790, Section 27. In the 1880 federal census, 1 Jun 1880, Patrick is living with his brother Michael and Michael's family in Woonsocket, RI. His age is listed as twenty-eight. Both are listed as laborers. Their sister Helene (Nellie), age 23, and who works in a cotton mill, is also a boarder. A Michael OConnor, age 24 and a laborer born in Ireland, is a boarder. Is he a relative of our OConnors? Thomas Sheridan, age 30 and a laborer is also a boarder. Did "Nellie" later marry this Thomas Sheridan? On the 14 Jun 1900 US Federal Census record Patrick and his wife Mary are living at 697 Main Street in Pawtucket, RI. They have no children. He entered the US in 1875, is a naturalized citizen and is a liquor dealer.

Patrick married Mary Faulkner daughter of James Faulkner and Rose Ann Freeman in Oct 1898 in Rhode Island. Mary was born on 25 Dec 1864 in Scranton, PA. She died on 13 Jun 1926 in Pawtucket, RI. She was buried in RI. 
Mary is buried in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI; Grave #10, Lot 1247, Section N.

Patrick and Mary had the following children:
    32 M i. Redmond OGara was born on 12 Nov 1899 in RI. He died on 20 Nov 1899 in RI. He was buried in St Francis Cem, Providence, RI. Redmond is buried in St Francis Cemetery, Providence, RI; Lot 790, Section 27.
+ 33 M ii. John F OGara was born on 4 Jan 1903. He died on 6 Dec 1961. 
   34 F iii. Rose M OGara was born on 24 Feb 1905 in Pawtucket, RI. She died on 14 Oct 1976 in Charlestown, RI. She was buried in Mt St Mary Cem, Pawtucket, RI. 

In 1927, after both of her parents were deceased, Rose lived in the home of the Harold Whittaker/Mary Rigby family (MRIN 448). Her first employment was as a secretary in a textile mill on Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket, RI. Rose was employed as the executive secretary to Axelrod the Pres. of Crown Mfg. Co. (textiles) in Pawt., RI. When Axlerod sold Crown she became secretary to the director of the laboratory at Cranston Print Works, Crans., RI. She held this position at the time of her retirement. Rose married Francis Joseph McGill Sr son of James Magill and Sarah Finnegan on 4 Oct 1954. Francis was born on 1 Sep 1902 in Killaghy, Lurgan, Armagh, N Ireland. He was christened in 1902 in St Peter Ch, Lurgan, Armagh. He died on 15 Feb 1971 in Fort Neck, Charlestown, RI. He was buried in Mt St Mary Cem, Pawtucket, RI. Frank's first wife Agnes Connor-McGill, the mother of his children, died ten years before he wed Rose.  At the time of his marraige to Rose OGara, he sold the Glenwood Ave two tenement home. Hw purchased a Cape Cod styled home on Windsor Court in the Darlington section of Pawtucket. This was also home to sons Frank and Tom and daughter Patsy until they married. He and Rose were married in New York by a Dominican priest friend of his named Father Kelly. He lived in Pawtucket, RI during his working life and Charlestown, RI after retirement. After retirement he and Rose had a home built at Fort Neck in Charlestown, RI. He cultivated a large garden, had four or five fruit trees and did ocean surf fishing in retirement. He revisited his home in Ireland with his second wife Rose after retiremant. When he put in his garden at Fort Neck he had to remove many round field stone. He built a four foot high wall (no mortar) the width of his houselot with that stone. Some of the stone he removed had been positioned in rings and blackened on the inside. These fireplaces had been used by the Ninigret Indians centuries ago for heat and cooking. He was buried with his first wife Agnes in Mount St Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket RI. A stone was put on their grave after his death. After the death of Agnes and until his death the only mark on the site was a cement post with the number '222'. Later, his second wife Rose was buried with her mother in the same cemetery.
The following is a description of Frank written by his son Thomas McGill on 30 Nov 2001. It is entitled, "Head Of A Dynasty." 
"After returning from the city of brotherly love, where I met again with Paula and children, I recalled my many visits to Philidelphia with my father in the 40s. When you think of his many fine qualities, you wonder if he ran past here as a model. 
"Let us begin with the man. When I last visited with him in Charlestown, RI, he wondered aloud as to my general welfare and well being and this was in his final hours! Isn't that what it's all about, caring about others and not our own self interest? Who faced much of his life with unending pain due to an ulcer! Who came home to a cold house as we had not 'banked' the fire in the boiler!
"I recall he suffered without denigrating others or life itself! He held his pain as did he offer up these sufferings! I don't recall a swear word by the individual. 
"Do you get points for feeding your family? He cooked many a meal between 1944 and 1954! He walked with two bags of groceries from the city line! He showed us early on that other young people were welcome 'to go to the beach' in the car. 
"Sometimes, he would visit the Pawtucket Welfare Office and invite me out to lunch. Often, I would venture out to Windsor Court for a noon meal. He gave me the pick of his tie rack on my last visit!
"One admirable quality was known to many in Pawtucket. Frank McGill visited the sick, the aged and the lonely. Many were former employees of the 'gas house.' He could be counted on as he was not just a fair weather friend!
"He worked for over forty years on a swing shift which meant he was always short of sleep-he still carried on his many duties. How many today attend a mass at 6 a m as he often did at St Mary's Church? I recall also the many hours he would devote to his brother-in-law (Redmond) who ran a bar.
"My father had to take time out of his life to meet with the Christian Brothers at St Raphael Academy in 1950. We did not have a car. I was an embarassment, not only because I was failing in school, but I wore two different colored socks to the meeting! (I was ahead of my time, they are now the rage.) At the end of the night the principal suggested strongly that I enroll at another school. As my father and I walked down Walcott Street to the downtown bus, he showed me how human he was by slugging me into the bushes. I was due the punishment, but he did not belittle me and again he never swore in my presence.
"Francis McGill, who left his home in Ireland at an early age, knew his role in life. He was a faithful companion and provider to both of his wives. He raised six children on his own after the early death of his first wife. 
"Through it all, he had the Irish wit. He held appointed office as the Inside Guard at the Eire Society meetings and dances. When asked what would be his first action if a disturbance broke out, he answered, 'Tell the Outside Guard.' His third son, Tom."
(See detailed note on Frank McGill as husband of Agnes Connor-McGill) 

 

Third Generation
9. Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara (Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Nov 1867 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 23 Nov 1867 in Charlestown Parish, Achonry Dsc, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 10 Nov 1905 in Blackstone, MA. She was buried in St Charles Cem, Woonsocket, RI. 

Nellie was a niece to Nellie OGara Sheridan. Officiant at Nellie's marriage was George T Mahoney. She entered US in 1890.
Federal censos for 1900 shows her living on Chestnut Street in Millville, Blackstone Township, Worcester County, MA; as a wife with a daughter Maria; date of birth Mar 1973 and having entered US in 1890. Sponsors at her baptism were Michael and Margaret Gara. See: Diocese of Achonry, Charlestown Parish, St James Catholic Church Parish Register ; Mormon microfilm, #1279230. Name on State of Rhode Island, 19 Oct 1896, marriage certificate is Nellie Eliza O'Gara, age 23. When she died she left three very young children. Her death certificate listed her husband Patrick as "informant." A child with the name William Creamer is buried in the same plot as Nellie.

Helene married Patrick Joseph Flynn son of James Flynn and Mary on 19 Oct 1896 in Woonsocket, RI. Patrick was born in 1868 in , Ireland. He died in , USA. He was buried in USA. 

Patrick entered US in 1883. The 1900 federal census shows him as a naturalized citizen, a boxmaker and living on Chestnut Street, Millville, MA with his wife Nellie and daughter Maria.

Patrick and Helene had the following children:
+ 35 F i. Maria Mae Flynn was born in Apr 1897. 
+ 36 M ii. James Flynn was born in Jun 1899. He died in 1948. 
+ 37 M iii. Thomas Flynn was born in 1901. He died on 13 Oct 1970.

11. Maria Gara (Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Nov 1872 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 22 Nov 1872 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. She died in 1954 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Tampel Cem, Charlestown, Mayo, Ireland. 

Baptism source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glannmullynaha (Glann). Mormon microfilm #1279230, "Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh." Sponsors at baptism Thomas Connor & Eliza Doherty. She was literate. Was the National School of Glan Mullaghanoe in existance when she was a young girl? Witnesses at wedding on same microfilm Pat Gara & Bridget Gara. Source also: 1901 Census of Ireland, Mormon microfilm #0846251; townland, Glanmullynaha East; parish, Kilbeagh; electoral division, Kilbeagh; poor law union, Swinford; county, Mayo for Maria as a mother of a young family.
"Maria had long hair which she rolled into a bun at the back. She took care of the house, fed the chickens, milked the cows, churned the butter (added salt). She made soda bread in a small cast iron oven she placed in the fireplace.
"Every Sunday they walked four miles to church in Charlestown. Occasionally they would walk to church in Kilmovee. They have walked the eleven miles to church in Knock.
"Their closest neighbors were the Phillips. A peat bog for heat was on their twenty acre farm. Patrick also rented a peat bog.
"Maria cared for her brothers when her parents passed away. Once a month they would go to a fair at Ballaghaderen, Charlestown or Swinford to buy or sell cattle or livestock to the highest bidder. They would take either a horse with trap or a donkey with cart to the fair and would purchase hardware, clothes and other supplies.
"I remember my grandmother so clearly. She would sit at the window with the parafin lamp writing those letters." Bridie Sherwin, nee OConnor, Aug 1987.

Maria married Patrick Connor son of Thomas Connor and Margarita Daugherty on 11 Feb 1895 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. Patrick was born in Dec 1867 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 15 Dec 1867 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 7 Jan 1957 in , Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Jan 1957 in Tampel Cem, Mayo, Ireland. 

Source, baptism: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glannmullynaha East (Glann); Mormon microfilm, #1279230: "Catholic Church Records, Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh". Baptism sponsors: Michael Harrington & Attracta Daugherty. This microfilm contains his marriage also. His baptism and marriage would have been in St James Church, Charlestown. Source also: Census Of Ireland, 1901; county, Mayo; poor law union, Swinford; townland, Glanmullynaha East; parish, Kilbeagh, Mormon microfilm #0846251. On Sunday, 31 MAR 1901, Patrick is listed as a head of household and a farmer. Was the National School in existance in Glan Mullaghanoe when he was a boy? He and wife Maria were literate so in their youth they must have attended school nearby. 
"Patrick was a farmer. He occasionally worked in England while his family lived in Ireland. The farm contained barns and sheds, comprised about twenty acres and was about four miles from Charlestown. A stream at the rear of the farm flowed into the river Moy. All of Patrick's brothers were farmers and they too resided in Mayo. He smoked a pipe and chewed tobacco.
"Potatoes were stacked in a pile (pyramid) above the ground. Straw was placed on top of them and then soil was placed on top of the straw. During the year an opening was made in the side of the pile and potatoes were removed as needed.
"He leased a piece of land close to his own. He used this land as a source for his peat.
"Patrick was buried in Tample Cemetery by a Charlestown undertaker named Mulligan. Usually the older children in a family would emigrate and the youngest son would inherit the farm.
"On the farm near the house was an ancient fort dating from the Vikings, Danes or Normans. On a stone slab in the fort the two letters RC were carved. The family believed that the letters were carved by Redmond Connor" Bridie Sherwin, nee OConnor, Aug 1987. Bridie and her two brothers were taken care of by Patrick's wife Maria after their mother died His name is on the listing of burials in Tample Cemetery.

Patrick and Maria had the following children:
+ 38 F i. Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor was born in Nov 1895. She died on 21 Mar 1944. 
   39 M ii. Thomas Connor was born on 12 Jun 1898 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Jun 1898 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died in Philadelphia, PA. He was buried in Hly Splchr Cem, Philadelphia, PA. 
          Baptism source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann (Glanmullynaha); Mormon microfilm #1279230 "Catholic Church Records, Kilbeagh, Mayo, Ireland." Baptism sponsors Martin Connor and Maria Towey. He worked for many years as a member of the Compressed Air Union building tunnels in NY and PA. Tom was killed in a tunnel construction accident in South Philadelphia, PA in a futile attempt to save the lives of four fellow employees killed by methane gas. He was physically a very large and a very strong man. He had no children. He appears also in the 31 Mar 1901 Glanmulligan East, Mayo, Ireland census as a three year old boy; see Mormon microfilm #0846251.
     Thomas married Nora Wallace in , USA. Nora was born on 9 May 1908 in Tipperary, Ireland. She died on 24 Aug 1997 in NH, USA. She was buried in Aug 1997 in NH, USA. 
         Nora did not bear any children. After her first husband Tom was killed she worked in hotels in Florida and in New Hampshire.
+ 40 M iii. Anthony Connor was born on 18 Mar 1900. He died on 20 Jun 1986. 
   41 M iv. Martin Connor was born on 17 Jun 1903 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Jun 1903 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 3 Jul 1914 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Tampel Cem, Charlestown, Mayo, Ireland. 
         Source for baptism: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records,Charlestown Parish,village of Glann. Mormon microfilm #1279230; Catholic Church Records; Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh. Sponsors at baptism Martin Duffy and Kate Duffy. Martin had a birth defect and died while a child, after an illness of eight weeks.
+ 42 M v. Redmond Connor was born on 5 Mar 1906. He died on 20 Sep 1973. 
   43 M vi. Patrick Connor was born on 16 Jan 1909 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 23 Jan   1909 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died in 1938 in London, England. 
         Patrick lost a leg in an auto accident at a crossroads in London, England. Sponsors at baptism were Thomas Connor and Catherine Connor. Baptism info source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, Village of Glann (Glanmullynaha), Mormon microfilm #1279230, Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh. Patrick never married. In a letter, dated 22 Apr 1935, to Redmond OConnor from his mother Maria, she said, "Pat got a good sum of money, if he came home he will have money forever. He got 13 hundred pounds clear for himself." This could have been money he received because of losing his leg in the auto accident. I am not positive, but I think that Patrick's death was due to drowning in London, England. In the same letter above Maria mentions that the work is easier in their "new" house.
+ 44 M vii. John Connor was born on 16 Oct 1912. He died on 27 Jul 1993.


12. Patrick Joseph Gara (Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Apr 1877 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 7 May 1877 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 7 Mar 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He was buried in PA, USA.

Source for baptism: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann. Mormon microfilm #1279230 "Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo,Kilbeagh." Baptism sponsors John Mulligan and Margaret Boland. He sailed from Liverpool to Philadelphia circa 27 Aug 1890. He was naturalized in 1919. He sailed aboard the HMS British Prince. He was listed as coming from England. He had worked for an Englishman just outside of Liverpool. See Pennsylvania, Vol 251, E.D. 911, Sheet 5, line 18 for Patrick and his family in the 1920 Federal Census. They resided at 2602 North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA. This same address was used by daughter Ellen on 27 Nov 1936.

Patrick married Catherine Agnes Phillips daughter of Charles Phillips and Bridget Walsh in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Catherine was born in 1875 in Calvagh Lower, Carracastle, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 1 Dec 1875 in St James Church, Carracastle, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 12 Feb 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. 

John Runne and Margaret Walsh, both of Calvey, were sponsors at Catherine's baptism. She became a US citizen through the naturalization of her husband in 1919. "Phillips, eh? Phillips. She had black, black hair and pale, white skin, blue eyes and an intelligent look," Vincent Coleman, a genealogist in Carracastle, Mayo, Ireland. 

Patrick and Catherine had the following children:
+ 45 M i. John F "Lanky" Gara was born on 25 Mar 1904. 
+ 46 M ii. Francis Gara was born on 25 Mar 1904. 
   47 F iii. Marie Gara was born on 8 Feb 1906 in Philadelphia, PA. 
+ 48 F iv. Catherine M Gara was born on 19 Dec 1912. She died on 23 Feb 1998. 
+ 49 F v. Ellen Marie Gara was born on 15 Feb 1914. She died on 29 Jan 1989.

17. Bridget Delia OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in Nov 1876 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 29 Jan 1876 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. She died in 1961 in Narraganset, RI, USA. She was buried in USA. 

Bridget "Delia" took in boarders; lived in duplex next to Brennans. Did both families own the duplex? Source; baptism, Mormon microfilm #1279230, Kilmovee Parish; sponsors at baptism Thomas O'Gara and Mary Callaghan. Witnesses at wedding George Beaudet & Margaret Brennan. She entered US in 1899 and became naturalized citizen in 1910.

Bridget married Adelard George Beaudet son of George Beaudet and Eugenie Provencal in USA. Adelard was born on 7 Apr 1885 in Woonsocket, RI. He died in Woonsocket, RI. 

George was an inventor. He invented the tankless hot water heater. He played piano, smoked cigars and never drank liquor. His father and mother were born in Canada. His father donated the land in Woonsocket, RI to the Catholic diocese for the construction of two french speaking churches. His father saw the coming need in that area for lumber. He bought the land, cut the trees and made the lumber. George was the owner/operator of a plumbing business.

Adelard and Bridget had the following children:
+ 50 F i. Mary Denise Beaudet was born on 22 Aug 1911. 
   51 M ii. Francis Beaudet was born in 1913 in Woonsocket, RI. Francis married Joan Saracina
   52 M iii. Paul Beaudet was born on 7 Nov 1915 in Woonsocket, RI. He died in Nov 1971 in Woonsocket, RI.  Paul married Mary Deware
   53 F iv. Vivian Beaudet was born in 1917 in Woonsocket, RI. Vivian married Edward Maney

18. Mary Ellen OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in Jun 1878 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 23 Jun 1878 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 1 Nov 1969 in Ballyhaunis, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Nov 1969 in Mayo, Ireland. 

Source for baptism, Mormon microfilm # 1279230, Parochial Registers, 1824-1925, Kilmovee Parish; sponsors David Jordan and Maria Mc Dermot. As a very young woman Mary Ellen lived for a few years in the Woonsocket, RI area before returning to Mayo, Ireland and marriage. We have her on a US Census record. A note in the Kilmovee parish log relating to her marriage gives her birthdate as 1887. 

Mary married John Joseph Healy son of Martin Healy and Katherine on 5 Feb 1910 in Augh-, Mayo, Ireland. John was born on 23 Jun 1869 in Caloongoonagh, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 16 Feb 1956 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in Feb 1956 in Aghamore, Mayo, Ireland. 

They had the following children:
+ 54 F i. Kathleen Healy was born on 8 Jan 1914. 
+ 55 F ii. Imelda Healy was born on 6 Apr 1915. 
   56 M iii. John Patrick Healy was born on 25 Nov 1916 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. John married Josephine Duffy in Jul 1955. 
   57 F iv. Mary Healy was born on 23 Feb 1918 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. Mary married Eugene Judge on 10 Sep 1945. 
   58 F v. Margaret Healy was born on 20 Feb 1919 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. Margaret married John Donnelly on 25 Oct 1949. 
   59 M vi. Martin Healy was born on 26 Mar in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. Martin married Ann in Jul 1953. 
+ 60 F vii. Julia Healy was born on 1 Jul. 
   61 M viii. Edward Healy was born on 9 Oct in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. Edward married Marie in 1954. 

20. Thomas OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in Dec 1882 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 7 Jan 1883 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. He died in Carrabeg, Mayo, Ireland. He was buried in , Mayo, Ireland. 

Over 100 years of age at death. Source of baptism record, Mormon microfilm #1279230, Kilmovee Parish. Witnesses at wedding Charles Jordan and Margaret Connor.

Thomas married Anne Doherty daughter of John Doherty and Bridget on 22 Apr 1912 in , Mayo, Ireland. Anne was born in 1880 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She died in 1975 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She was buried in Mayo, Ireland. 

Lived over 90 years. Baptism see Mormon microfilm #1279230, Charlestown Parish Register.

Thomas and Anne had the following children:
+ 62 F i. Theresa Delia OGara was born on 3 Mar 1913. She died on 28 May 2001. 
   63 M ii. Joseph OGara was born in 1914 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. Joseph married Bridget Sullivan
   64 F iii. Margaret Mary OGara RN was born on 12 Aug 1915 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 10 Dec 1998 in Cath Mem Home, Fall River, MA, USA. She was buried on 12 Dec 1998 in St Patrick Cem, Fall River, MA, USA. 
               Madge completed her nursing studies in England. In 1944 Margaret "Madge" was a nurse in the first hospital bombed in England during World War II. She was employed at Livingston Hospital in Dartford, Kent County, England. At the time of the bombing of that hospital, she escaped injury but lost many of her friends and co-workers. She resided in Fall River, MA in 1947. In Fall River she worked at Charlton Memorial Hospital, the former Truesdale Hospital, and Truesdale Nursing Home. For many years she was a private-duty nurse. She was a communicant of St Joseph Church, Fall River, and a member of the former Women's Guild. At her death she left a brother, Michael OGara of Mayo, Ireland and three sisters Mary McDonald of County Mayo, Elizabeth Cooney of Manchester, England and Delia Theresa Lenaghan of Fall River, MA. She was a sister of the late Joseph, Thomas and Anne OGara. She was an aunt of fourteen and a great aunt of seven.

   65 F iv. Anne OGara was born in 1918 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She died in 1969 in England. Anne never married.
   66 M v. Thomas OGara was born in 1919 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. Tom, who never married, lives in England.
   67 F vi. Mary OGara was born in 1920 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. Mary married Michael McDonnell son of Charles McDonnell and Catherine Holton on 14 Sep 1953 in Kilmovee Ch, Mayo, Ireland. Michael was born in May 1912 in Upper Tavneena, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 17 May 1912 in Upper Tavneena, Mayo, Ireland. On 12 Dec 1998 Mary is a resident of Mayo, Ireland. See Mormon microfilm #1279230 for baptism. Sponsors at baptism Thomas McDonnell & Kate McDonnell.
   68 M vii. Michael OGara was born in 1922 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. Michael, who never married, raises cattle. On 12 Dec 1998 he is a resident of Mayo, Ireland.
   69 F viii. Elizabeth OGara was born in 1923 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. On 12 Dec 1998 Elizabeth is a resident of Manchester, England. Elizabeth married Patrick Cooney in 1959. 


21. John OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in Oct 1885 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 15 Oct 1885 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 24 Apr 1973 in Woonsocket, RI. He was buried in St Charles Cem, Blackstone, MA. 

Source for baptism: Mormon microfilm # 1279230, Parochial Registers,1824-1925, Kilmovee Parish; sponsors Michael Callaghan and Mary Cox. John was a firefighter in Woonsocket, RI. Source also: US Federal Census 1920. He entered the US in 1910 and became a naturalized citizen in 1919. In 1920 he resided on Arnold Street in Wooncocket and earned his living as a day laborer. His sister in law Jennie Scott lived with his family.

John married Ann "Annie" Scott daughter of James Scott and Mary Anne Fox. Ann was born in 1884 in Cashelmeehan, Roscommon, Ireland. She died on 4 Jul 1959 in Woonsocket, RI. She was buried in St Charles Cem, Blackstone, MA. 

Ann is on the 1920 US Federal Census. Her sister Jennie lives with her. Ann entred the US in 1903 and 
became a US citizen in 1919. Source also: 1901 Census of Ireland; townland Cashelmeehan, parish Kilbride, barony Ballintober South, county Roscommon. 

John and Ann had the following children:
+ 70 F i. Anne Eileen OGara was born on 11 Oct 1917. 
+ 71 F ii. Margaret Esther OGara was born on 26 Apr 1919. 
+ 72 M iii. John James OGara was born on 28 Oct 1920. 


22. Margaret Louise OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in Dec 1887 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 11 Dec 1887 in Kilmovee Parish, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 20 Aug 1978 in Woonsocket, RI, USA. She was buried in St Charles Cem, Blackstone, MA, USA. 

Source for baptism: Mormon microfilm # 1279230, Parochial Registers,1824-1925, Kilmovee Parish; 
sponsors Pat ---- and Mary -----. She entered US in 1908.

Margaret married John Henry Brennan son of Thomas Brennan and Alice McSherry on 14 May 1923 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. John was born on 25 Jul 1892 in Stafford Springs, CT. He died in Jan 1973 in RI. He was buried in St Charles Cem, Blackstone, MA. 

John worked at American Wringer Company in Woonsocket from age 12. He was a graduate of Pascoag High School, Pascoag, RI in 1906.

John and Margaret had the following children:
+ 73 F i. Alice Brennan was born in Feb 1924. She died in 1993. 
+ 74 F ii. Margaret Brennan was born in 1925. 
+ 75 M iii. John Paul Brennan was born in 1927. 

23. Elizabeth A OGara (John Joseph, Michael) was born in 1896 in Carabeg, Mayo, Ireland. She died in Woonsocket, RI, USA. She was buried in , USA. Elizabeth entered US in 1914.
Elizabeth married Thomas J Simmons Sr in 1924 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Thomas was born on 14 Oct 1894 in Leitrim, Ireland. He died in Oct 1975 in Woonsocket, RI. He was buried in St Charles Cem, Blackstone, MA. 
They had the following children:
   76 M i. Thomas J Simmons Jr was born on 18 Jun 1925 in Woonsocket, RI. He died in Feb 1985 in N Smithfield, RI. Thomas attended Mount St Charles Academy in Wooncocket, RI. He was a staff sergeant in the US Air Force during WWII and a sales representative for Petroleum Heat and Power Co. of Prov., RI. Thomas married Barbara Dioheb
+ 77 M ii. James F Simmons was born in 1931. He died in 1983. 
   78 F iii. Doris E Simmons was born in Woonsocket, RI. Doris married John Sweet.


25. James Francis OGara (Michael, Michael) was born on 25 Dec 1880 in Woonsocket, RI. James married Margaret M in 1909. Margaret was born in 1877 in , MA. Margaret's parents were born in Ireland.
James and Margaret had the following children:
   79 F i. Mary C OGara was born in Feb 1910 in , MA. 

27. E Winifred OGara (Michael, Michael) was born in Dec 1894 in , MA. She died in FL. E Winifred OGara married Edward Mitenius on 22 Jun 1919 in Millville, MA. 
They had the following children:
   80 F i. Winifred Mitenius. Winifred lives in Keene, NH. Winifred married Sullivan
   81 M ii. Edward Mitenius died in Tiverton, RI. 


30. Edward F OGara (Edward, Michael) was born in Jul 1883 in Fall River, MA. He died in 1949 in Fall River, MA. 

Fall River City Directory for 1911 has Edward boarding with father at 608 Lawton Street and a salesman at 66 Plymouth Street. Edward was a supervisor in a beefhouse in Fall River, MA. In 1923 he resided on Main Road near Riverside Drive in Tiverton. 

Edward married Florence P Clarkin. Florence was born in 1891 in Fall River, MA. 

Florence was the owner/operator of a beauty salon (The Beauty Shop) on South Main Street in Fall River, MA. Was her brother a prominent lawyer in Fall River, MA and related through marriage to my wife Eleanor Higgins-McGill?

Edward and Florence had the following children:
   82 M i. James OGara was born in 1913 in MA. James has a movie distributorship in Central and South America.
   83 F ii. Florence L OGara was born in 1914 in MA. 
   84 M iii. Edward OGara Jr was born in 1916 in MA. Edward married Shea.


33. John F OGara (Patrick, Michael) was born on 4 Jan 1903 in RI. He died on 6 Dec 1961 in Pawtucket, RI. He was buried in Mt St Mary Cem, Pawtucket, RI. 

Prior to 1932 John was very active in politics in Pawtucket, RI. During that election John parted company with Tom McCoy, his close friend, who was swept into office as mayor of Pawtucket in the FDR landslide of 1932. Just prior to the election John went public with his support for McCoy's opponet. Did John date Ada Whittaker (RIN1487) when he was a young man? She died at age twenty-one from a kidney infection.

John married Helen Healey daughter of Patrick Healey and Catherine King on 19 Nov 1931 in Providence, RI. Helen was born on 26 Nov 1908 in Providence, RI. She died on 22 Feb 1990 in Cumberland, RI. She was buried in RI. 

Helen worked as a telephone operator for AT&T in an office in downtown Providence for many years. After retirement she lived with her two daughters in Cumberland, RI.

John and Helen had the following children:
+ 85 M i. John F OGara was born on 6 May 1933. 
+ 86 M ii. Donald J OGara was born on 3 Jun 1934. He died on 3 Oct 2001. 
   87 F iii. Helen Joan OGara was born on 31 Aug 1935 in Pawtucket, RI. Joan lives in Cumberland, RI with her sister Rosalind. She worked for a few years in FL, then returned to RI.
   88 F iv. Rosalind OGara was born on 17 Oct 1937 in Pawtucket, RI. Rosalind lives in Cumberland, RI with her sister Joan. She is a school teacher.


Fourth Generation
35. Maria Mae Flynn (Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Apr 1897 in MA. 

Maria "Mae" is on the 1900 US census with her father and mother. Mae had two sons. She lived briefly in Fall River, MA. Her last known address was Baltimore, MD. "When my uncle Jim died, my father tried to reach his sister Mae, but was unsuccessful and to the best of my knowledge never had any further contact with her," Tom Flynn, 26 Nov 1997.

Maria married Robert Creamer
They had the following children:
   89 i. Robert Creamer. "Robert visited our home during World War II when he was stationed at Fort Devens, MA" Tom Flynn, 26 Nov 1997.


36. James Flynn (Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Jun 1899 in , MA. He died in 1948 in Woonsocket, RI. 

James was a US Post Office employee. He died in the late 1940's. James when young "lived with the Hunts."

James married Mae Tarmey
They had the following children:
    90 M i. Robert Flynn was born in 1925 in Woonsocket, RI. Robert is married and may be living in Blackstone or Millville, MA, (26 Nov 1997).
    91 M ii. James Flynn was born in 1927 in Woonsocket, RI. James probably lives in Conn. James married Catherine Church
    92 M iii. Donald Flynn. Donald retired with the rank of major from the Rhode Island State Police. He resides on Westwood Drive in North Smithfield, RI. 
    93 M iv. John "Jackie" Flynn was born in Woonsocket, RI. He died in Woonsocket, RI. John, who is now dead, was married and worked as a fire fighter in Woonsocket, RI.


37. Thomas Flynn (Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in 1901 in Woonsocket, RI. He died on 13 Oct 1970. 

Thomas worked for the US Post Office. Redmond "Ned" OGara and Mary Ellen OGara Healy were the godparents for Thomas at his baptism. In his early worklife he worked at a Woonsocket, RI "rubber shop". He was raised in St Vincent dePaul Orphanage in Woonsocket.
"My father was living in St Vincent dePaul orphanage in 1903 when he was two years old. He stayed in Woonsocket all of his life, worked in the Post Office and died in 1970. He married the former Margaret Egan (who had also lived in the orphanage) and had three sons; myself and two younger brothers," Thomas Flynn, 26 Nov 1997.
"My mother's closest relatives among all of the OGaras in RI and MA was Tommie Flynn and his siblings. My mother's mother Maria and Tommie's mother Nellie were sisters," Frank McGill, 6 Dec 1997.
"My father was not very close to his relatives and except for an occasional wake or funeral saw little of them. He remembered the Hunt family somewhat fondly and worked with an Eddie Humt who, I believe, was part of that family", Thomas Flynn, 26 Nov 1997.
Tom's residence was on High Street, Woonsocket, RI.

Thomas married Margaret Esther Egan daughter of William Egan and Christine McPherson on 19 Nov 1922 in Woonsocket, RI. Margaret was born on 8 Feb 1902 in Woonsocket, RI. She died on 10 Jan 1976 in Woonsocket, RI. 
They had the following children:
+ 94 M i. Thomas Flynn was born in 1924. 
   95 M ii. James Flynn was born in 1927 in Woonsocket, RI. James attended La Salle Academy in Providence, RI. On 26 Nov 1997 James is living in Macon, GA. He was married twice and had several children. 
+ 96 M iii. William Flynn was born in 1929. 


38. Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor (Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in Nov 1895 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 1 Dec 1895 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 21 Mar 1944 in 253 Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. She was buried in Mt St Mary Cem, Pawtucket, RI. 

Agnes' baptism sponsors were Pat Gara and Maria Gara, see Mormon (LDS) 16mm microfilm #1279230. This microfilm also contains the baptisms and marriage of her parents. It is a copy of the Parish Register of St James Church in Charlestown , Mayo. It also contains the baptisms and marriages of her relatives back to about 1855. Charlestown Parish is in the Diocese of Achonry.
She was baptized with the given name of Bridget. She was Bridget on the ship that carried her to New York. She was Agnes on the 1920 US Census. She was Agnes V on the 1928 Polk Directory for the City of Pawtucket. She was Agnes V. on the birth certificate of son Frank in 1929.
See also the Mayo, Ireland 1901 Census for Agnes as a five year old child with her family. This is LDS 16 mm microfilm reel #0846251. The film contains all families in the townland Glenmullynaha East at that time. Glenmullynaha East was also called "Mullaghanoe" and "Glann". Prior to the 1850s the ancestors of Agnes would have attended the Chapel of Kilbeagh. This chapel was in the townland of Tample. It was to the east and closer to Glann than St James. When St James was built the Chapel of Kilbeagh in Tample was abandoned. The Tample Cemetery is still there. The parents of Agnes and her other ancestors are buried in that cemetery. We must obtain a listing of all those interred at Tample. A record exists that contains inscriptions of the 200 approx. headstones from 1810-. Most are from 1900 onwards. The record also contains a list of all 
those buried there from 1942 to 1994. Today (2000) the chapel building is owned and used as a farm building by two Doherty brothers. Thirty-seven families lived in Glenmullynaha East in 1855. Four of these families had the surname Gara 
and ten families had the surname Connor. 
Agnes probably had no more than seven or eight years of formal schooling. She would have attended the National School in Glenmullynaha East her townland. We must find the archives for that National School. Her parents were literate so they may have attended the same school. What did she do in Ireland, from the year she finished attending the National School until the year she emigrated at the age of nineteen or twenty?
She sailed from Liverpool on 10 Jun 1916 with second cousin Kate Regan. Both were about twenty years of age. They arrived in New York on 18 Jun 1916 with the home of Agnes' second cousin Jim Regan on Rhode Island Ave, Pawt, RI as their final destination; see ship SS St Louis manifest. This multi page document is also on Mormon microfilm. Kate, a sister to Jim Regan, was detained overnight in New York by immigration authorities. What did Agnes do during that period? Kate, as a five year old with her family, is on the Glannmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland 1901 census. I believe that Kate's mother Attracta 
(Agnes) Regan, nee Daugherty is a sister to our great grandmother Margarita Connor, nee Daugherty. Katie and Agnes grew up in the same neighborhood, Glennmullynaha East. They went to the same school and were the same age. Katie's mother used the name Agnes. Katie's mother's given name was Attracta when her children were baptized. Could she be the source for the name change Bridget to Agnes. 
Two friends of Agnes' in RI were Kathleen Robinson of Dexter Street in Central Falls and Isabelle Quinn of Magill Street in Pawtucket. Kathleen was the godmother to her son Frank. 
On 10 Jan 1920 Agnes resided in the home of insurance-real estate broker Carlos Hunt, 10 Brook St, Pawtucket, RI as a twenty-four year old servant, see 1920 federal census, (Enumeration District 138). Also residing in the home were three women aged 74, 76 and 77. Two of these women were retired school teachers and aunts of Carlos, the other was a boarder. According to daughter Marie, Agnes resented having to care for these three elderly women in addition to her work as a housekeeper. She lived in Pawtucket as a single woman for nine years. What did she do with her free time during those 
nine years? Years later she told her children that prior to her courtship with Frank she had dated a Pawtucket businessman who had only one arm. William McAreavy and Rose OGara were witnesses at her marriage in St Joseph Church on Walcott Street in Pawtucket.
Her daughter Marie, Sister Madeleine, is adamant in her belief that Bridget Agnes also had a given name of Veronica. This may have been a Confirmation name, but I have never seen the name on a document. She was baptised with the name Bridget. She was identified as a five year old on the 1901 census of Ireland as Bridget. She used Bridget on the manifest for the ship SS St Louis. She then used Agnes on the 1920 federal census in the US. She would have been a communicant of closeby St Joseph's Church. It would be interesting to see how she listed herself on that church's ledger as a communicant and as a 
bride. 
She and her husband lived at 140 Anthony Avenue, in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket RI in 1925 when first wed. They then moved to 12 1/2 Kimball Avenue in same area where son Jim was born in Dec 1925. They were living on Kimball Avenue in 1926. They moved to 255/253 Glenwood Avenue in the same section of the city where their other five children were born. 
Agnes sent all of her six children to parochial grammar and high schools. She spoke with a brogue and enjoyed conversations with the friends of her children. St Raymond's the grammar school attended by her children was eight city blocks distant on Ninth Street in the city of Providence. The children walked home for lunch. She made certain that her sons were altarboys and newspaperboys. She was elated when her children were on the honor roll in high school. The family's parish church, St Raymond, was on North Main Street in Providence, a block down the hill from the school. She washed and ironed the white surplices and white cassocks worn by her altarboy sons. She said that she liked the smell of the incense that came from them. Her children wore school uniforms. Light blue shirts and dark blue ties for the boys and light blue shirts and dark blue jumpers for the girls. When her sons started grammar school in the early "thirties" they wore knickers. Long trousers came in around 1936. 
Occasionally, she would look for her lost wedding ring. She always thought that five or six year old son James had taken it from the sideboard and lost it in the yard. Her pink and black wedding dress hung in the closet in the middle bedroom during the ninteen thirties. "Our mother's wedding dress was cocoa brown and a lighter shade of a similar color of a chiffon material. 
I remember it well. l saw it many times in the trunk that we kept in the middle bedroom. It wasn't black and pink as you remember. It was a very pretty dress too." daughter, Pat Gagnon, 26 Jul 1999. 
Her most frequent expression, when upset by an action of one of her six children, was "Jesus, Mary and Joseph." She more then likely used that expression on the following occasions:
-- When an upset grocer by the name of Harrison knocked on her rear door. He owned and operated a neighborhood store next door to Agnes. Harrison stood on the steps at the side porch while they talked through the open window. He asked her to do somthing about her six year old freckle faced, red headed, bespectacled son Frankie. It seems that every time his customers sent their children to his store, Frankie would be seated on the bottom step of Agnes' front porch. As the children (boys and girls) tried to pass his house the freckle faced redhead would threaten and chase them back to their homes. 
-- When the irate Harrison asked what she planned to do about his huge plate glass store window that had been shattered. It seems that he was busy in his store when a huge rock smashed the window. When he looked out, there stood the same Frankie. As she stood at her back door with Harrison on the side porch, Agnes asked her redheaded freckled son if he broke the window. He shook his head no. He told the truth. Another kid threw the rock at him, it missed him and hit the window.
-- When the irate home builder and the stern police officer knocked on her rear door one night. They wanted to know what Agnes and her husband knew about the two story clubhouse being built by the neighborhood boys in the empty lot behind her house. Was it a coincidence that the new home being built up the hill on Progress Street and the new two story clubhouse with all new lumber and windows were only two blocks apart? Son James took the heat on that one. The freckle faced bespectacled redhead, who was an accomplice, peeked from the darkened bedroom. The adult men in the "hood" told husband Frank that they admired the quality of the construction of the clubhouse. 
-- When a concerned mother, with the surname Cote, and her frightened daughter stood on the city sidewalk at the foot of the front steps and pleaded with Agnes to do something about the family's pet dog "Rusty." Whenever the daughter walked along the sidewalk to the store Rusty would run after her. He would snap at her heels. Agnes and some of her children were standing in the front door listening to her complaint. As Agnes was telling Mrs Cote that the matter would be taken care of; the Chihuahua mongrel Rusty squeezed through their legs, ran down the steps and bit the little girl on her leg. I can hear her 
now, "Jesus, Mary and Joseph." 
She was a firm believer in the healing powers of Castor Oil and mustard plasters. Eight toothbrushes were not a common sight in the bathroom. 
A major event each grammar school year was the "play," an annual fund raiser held each spring in the basement hall of the church. Each class performed as a group. One class presented "HMS Pinafore." Each of her six children performed in eight productions during that period. The class would practice for two or three months prior to the show. All of her children would also practice their musical numbers at home. Agnes' foot operated Singer sewing machine made or altered many of her children's costumes.
When her oldest child James started high school, she purchased a used set of the Encyclopedia Americana for use by her children. The set and its bookcase were bought from a family on Loudon Street. She would often refer to son James as Seamus. She would pronounce the name as Sha'mus. 
Her grandfather's sister, Helene "Nellie" Sheridan (1857-1937), nee OGara, would live with the family for a few days to give her an assist when a couple of Agnes' children were born. All of her children were born at home. At the time Nellie would have been in her seventies and had never borne any children of her own. Nellie was very small in stature. When a couple of her youngest children were born she hired other women. They were from families that were hard hit by the economic depression of the thirties. 
Her batchelor uncle Redmond "Uncle Ned" OGara (1870-1934) a jewelry maker in Attleboro, MA would often visit her. A bachelor son of Edward OGara (1848-1922), a brother of her grandfather, would also take a bus from Attleboro to visit her family. He was Michael "Cousin Mike" OGara (1877-1937) a bartender at either the Elks or the Moose Club in Attleboro. Michael was born in Fall River, MA to Edward's first wife. 
One Saturday night in 1937 Agnes and Frank were grocery shopping at the "Challenger." The "Challenger" was an early supermarket on Pawtucket Avenue near the Prov/Pawt city line. They left the older children at home. Cousin Mike knocked on the first floor tenement rear door. The children, home alone, would not answer the door. He left ice cream for the children on the back hall steps. He walked to a bar on Pawtucket Avenue, he ordered a drink and then fell off the bar stool dead. The bar was later owned and operated by Agnes' brother Redmond. That night while the parents were shopping, the children were lighting matches under a blanket in the front bedroom. The matches were being lit at the moment that Cousin Mike was knocking on the back door. 
Agnes and her large family were always welcomed at the Woonsocket home of Margaret Brennan (1887-1978), nee OGara, and at the home of Kathleen Arruda, nee Healy, in Little Compton, RI. Both Margaret and Kathleen are descendants of John Joseph OGara (1846-). John Joseph was a brother of Agnes' grandfather Thomas (1840-1887). 
She would hand carry the family groceries the six city blocks from the supermarket "Challenger" at the city line between Providence and Pawtucket. In the thirties there was no such thing as prepackaged food. She would walk up to Oak Hill Plat to hand deliver the eight or ten dollar monthly mortgage payment on the home. The home had a coal fired hot air furnace and coal bin in the basement. She or Frank would shovel the coal into the furnace and Frank would remove the ashes. Her washing machine was in the basement. A few times she was seen crying when her fingers got caught in the wringer. During the ninteen thirties all hot water used in the home had to be heated on the pantry stove. Saturday night was bath night. The water would be heated in the pantry and carried to the tub in the bathroom. Did more than one child bathe in the same water? She had no telephone in the home. A hand wound record player sat in the south east corner of the dining room. For most of the thirties the record player was not used. On top of the record player sat the family radio.
The family never had a pet cat. The children did have their share of small chicks at Easter and rabbits in boxes in the back yard. One Easter, son Jim brought home six baby chicks and kept them in the basement. One morning Agnes found them dead in the ashes at the bottom of the furnace where they had gone for warmth. One night Redmond brought home a Chihuahua pup from his bar. This dog Rusty, a female, stayed for years and had a couple litters before being spayed. Agnes sat with Rusty in the basement when the young were whelped. 
At noon Agnes would send one of her children across an empty lot to the New England Bakery with a nickel to buy either a loaf of day old bread or a day old cake. She would occasionally send one down to Zamparinis Meat Market or to Meuniors Drug Store, both at the corner of Trenton Street and Pawtucket Avenue. Trolley cars ran on Pawtucket Avenue. On the rare occasions that she needed to use a phone the one in the booth at Meuniors was used. Her children also ran errands to "Harry" Hagopian, Gonya, Martin or the Pidge Avenue neighborhood grocery stores. She had an oak ice box in the cellar. She positioned a placard in the front window when she needed a block of ice. The position of the card (side up) alerted the iceman as to the size block that she wanted. During WWII she would have son Frank stand in line at the downtown Kennedy Dairy Store to buy a pound of butter, on the rare days that butter would be available. During the cold winter months a wooden box was positioned and braced outside of the pantry/kitchen window. The open side of the box faced the window. Food items that normally would be kept in the icebox would be placed in that box. The gas cooking stove was also in that small single aisle pantry. 
When the family drove to the beach at Ocean Grove in the summer, there was always room in the car for a couple of the neighbors' children in addition to the six of her own. All eight of the children wanted a window seat. The baby would sit on Agnes lap.
Her bachelor brother Redmond moved to RI from New York City in the early nineteen forties. She provided a bed for him in her home. On the bureau, in his bedroom, he kept a bundle of love letters. They were tied with a ribbon. She found it very difficult not to read those letters. Later, when Redmond married, he purchased a home on Glenwood Avenue a block from her home. 
On rare occasions Agnes would smoke. This would occur late at night after her six children were in bed. She would go into the small front hallway and close the door or the bathroom at the rear of the tenement and close the door. I remember her using a small white clay pipe.
The only time that the children were allowed in the parlor at the front of the tenement was when the family had visitors. They were also allowed in the parlor at Christmas. The tree sat to the left of the French doors. The doors were kept shut while she was alive. A framed photo on the parlor front wall was of her with infant daughter Dorothy on her lap. In the same photo was blond son James standing to her right and dark haired daughter Marie standing to her left. Her husband Frank was seated to her right with son Frank on his lap. Another framed photo on the east wall of the same room was of her brother Thomas, his bride and their witnesses. It was taken in New York City. For many years a framed saying hung in the dining room, outside of the bathroom. The saying was "Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you will die." Was this paraphrase of Ecclesiastes, viii really a wedding gift? It was not looked on with enthusiasm. "I always thought the framed verse was 'Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise'," daughter Pat Gagnon, 26 Jul 1999. On a wall in the rear bedroom was a framed picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
She was very interested in politics. One of her downstairs tenants was an English immigrant named Gordon Parry. During the depression Gordon, who had no children, was unemployed. He would come up to the second floor during the day and talk with Agnes. They would often discuss the "Troubles" in Ireland, while Agnes did her ironing and Gordon's wife was working. A standing joke at the time was that Gordon would hurry down just before his wife arrived home. He would then push the furniture around, so as to look like he had been doing housework. Another bit of humor regarding Gordon and his wife... they 
would be heard arguing during the night as to who had the most space on their bed. They would rise and measure the space occupied. Agnes would pressure her husband to vote for her candidates or yes on issues that she favored prior to 
his going to the poll. 
When the controversial radio commentator Father Coughlin was "on" on Sunday afternoons none of her six children could let out a peep. She also subscribed to his publication "Social Justice." Two other favorites of hers were " Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour" on Saturday night and "Mr Anthony", a marriage counseler on Sunday night. As to famous personages her attitude was "I would not walk down to the corner drugstore to see --------."
Her husband Frank became a United States citizen in 1933. I believe that during her early years in the US her mother was pressuring her to return to Mayo. Agnes never became a citizen of the United States. By law, if she was wed to Frank prior to September 1922, she would have become a US citizen the day that he was naturalized. They were wed in 1925. During the allout war in the nineteen forties, the pressure was on her to become a US citizen. Ireland had remained a neutral nation. She would ask son Frank questions regarding civics and American history in anticipation of the naturalization oral exam. She was still an alien when she died. 
"She was ever so thrifty. She could make jam from {blue} grapes, pies from blueberries and chowder from quohaugs {all picked by the family}. She liked a new dress in the summer and a new hat too. She bought those brown and white spectators every summer. She looked very classy. Never did she have a permanent. She would not spend the money on herself. She worked seven days a week and on Sunday afternoon she would take a nap. Never did she buy glasses. She used whatever was there whenever she wanted to read the paper. She was interested in politics. We walked when we went shopping in the 
{downtown} stores in Pawtucket: the Boston Store, Shartenbergs and the New York Lace Store. After all of the buying and with the heavy bundles, we walked home, too. We saved the fifteen cents needed for the trolley. Our mother was hospitable. She put out her best when company came. From the auctions on the East Side she purchased linen tablecloths and quilts for the beds. The sisters told me that at Christmas time a large basket of fruit would arrive at the convent sent by her. At Christmas I was sent to the Post Office in Pawtucket to purchase two pound notes {which were sent to her parents in Mayo}. She corresponded with them regularly. When she died in 1944, they were still alive", Sister Madeleine, 22 Jun 1999. 
When her children began to attend parochial high schools, she worked at night. She was a cleaning woman in an office building in downtown Providence. She did this to earn money for their school tuition. She would walk the five blocks to Hope Street in Providence and use the streetcar/bus each night. One night a neighbor, with the surname of Paradise, made a pass at her. He was the Hope Street bus/streetcar conductor.
"I had my "15 minutes of fame." It actually came early on as I would accompany my mother to her office job in Providence. She would introduce me to other help as "This is my youngest son." I also recall walking to the Memorial Hospital to tell her of some slight at home, and being introduced to her nurses. Even today I take note when a little one is given 'some presence.' Was I her protector on those long trolley rides thru the tunnel? I was not there to protect her when she fell on the side walkway ice! (She fell at the downtown end of the Eastside Tunnel in Providence.) I recall the back of her head had blood 
for a few days. Was this the finish to her long distance job?" Son Tom McGill, 22 Jul 1999 
She died at home in the rear first floor bedroom at 253 Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket. It was shortly after a goiter operation at Memorial Hospital in the same city. Doctor Henry of Pawtucket was her physician. A few hours before her death another physician was called in. The new physician, a Jewish fellow, put her on oxygen immediately. A few hours prior to her death she requested that Jim, her oldest son, sit with her. Earlier, when her son Frank visited her in the hospital, on his way home from high school, she said that she could hear the cry of the "Banshee." She was buried from the McAloon Funeral Home in Pawtucket. After a mass at St Raymond's, she was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. The only stone on her 
grave, until the death of her husband Frank twenty seven years later, was a four inch by six inch bar of concrete with the number '222" in the center. She was badly in need of prescription glasses, but for some reason would not obtain them. Before she took sick, she would often kid with her children. She would ask them if they would bury her in the backyard after she died. 
Her brothers Thomas, Anthony and Redmond made her home their destination when emigrating from Ireland. For years Carl Ortelt (1906-1991), the future husband of sister in law Mary Ellen, or his brother would deliver a dozen or so of eggs to Agnes on a Saturday evening. They would talk with her as she ironed clothes. Agnes introduced Carl to Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen felt that Agnes did not properly consider Frank's diet (ulcers) when preparing meals for her family. As a result during the last few years of Agnes' life they had a falling out.
On 16 Apr 1999 Agnes' son Tom purchased, for the sum of $158, an engraved memorial brick. The brick will be a part of the Irish Famine Memorial, at the soon to be built Heritage Harbor Museum in downtown Providence. This brick will be engraved with the following three lines: FRANK McGILL ARMAGH - AGNES O'CONNOR MAYO - WED 1925 PAWTUCKET. Each of Agnes' children are expected to bear his or her share of the brick's cost. Tommy, has everyone paid up?
Agnes lived as an alien in the United States for twenty eight years. For nine of those years she was a servant in another's home. Yet, she left her mark on the United States. She and her husband Frank left six children, twenty-eight grandchildren and sixty-two grandchildren as of 1 Oct 2000.

Bridget married Francis Joseph McGill Sr son of James Magill and Sarah Finnegan on 19 Feb 1925 in St Joseph Church, Pawtucket, RI. Francis was born on 1 Sep 1902 in Killaghy, Lurgan, Armagh, N. Ireland. He was christened in 1902 in St Peter Ch, Lurgan, Armagh. He died on 15 Feb 1971 in Fort Neck, Charlestown, RI. He was buried in Mt St Mary Cem, Pawtucket, RI. 

Frank worked for the Blackstone Valley Gas And Electric Company in Pawtucket, RI for forty-six years. He worked primarily as a pipefitter. He also held many small part time jobs to augment his income for raising a family with six children. His Social Security number was 036-10-0554.
He probably had, at the most, seven/eight years of formal education. He and his siblings attended the one room, Halftown School in Tullydagan. He then worked on a nearby farm that belonged to the O'Neill family. Many of the O"Neill sons and daughters entered the Catholic clergy. 
He arrived in New York aboard the liner SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria on 9 Sep 1920 at the age of eighteen and became a US citizen in Sep 1933. He accompanied his father's sister, Mary Donnally (aged 40), who had been visiting in Ireland and her two daughters, Margaret (8) and Mary (12). On board also were two relatives of his mother. They were Joseph Lavery (48) and Joseph McAreavey (24). He returned for visits to N Ireland circa 1950, 1964 and 1970. He lived with his aunt Mary Donnally's family on Pine Street in Pawtucket for a short period after arrival. Early on, Frank and Mary had a falling out. However, he maintained friendship with her many children through the years. His aunt Mary had no grandchildren. For a short period after arrival he worked at Swanpoint Cemetery in Providence.
According to the Polk Directory for the City of Pawtucket Frank and Agnes McGill lived at 140 Anthony Avenue in 1925; Frank and Agnes McGill at 12 1/2 Kimball Avenue in 1926; and Frank and Agnes V at 255 Glenwood Avenue in 1928. In the US Census for 1930, he, his wife and their three children reside at 255 Glenwood Avenue. These addresses are in the South Woodlawn Section of the city. An empty lot was at 253/255 Glenwood Avenue in 1925. He purchased the two family tenement house at 253/255 Glenwood Ave in the South Woodlawn section of Pawtucket in the early 1930's. The house was across the street from the German Club and next door to a neighborhood grocery store. Probably, daughter Marie, son Frank and daughter Dorothy were born on second floor at 255 and remaining two children on first floor at 253. The gas cooking stove in the kitchen pantry was used to heat all water for the family. A hot water heater was installed in the basement 
around 1944. For Frank and his family in the 1930 US Federal Census see microfilm roll #2173, Providence County, 
Enumeration District 4-261. 
All of his children attended the eight year St Raymond Parochial Grammar School on Ninth Street in Providence. The school had no lay teachers. This school was an eight city block walk each way from their home. All six children walked to and from school and walked home for lunch. The family also attended St Raymond's Church, which was on North Main Street one block down the hill from the school. Both school teachers and church priests were of the Dominican Order.
When grammar school let out for the summer break, he would give his three sons their summer haircut. He would take his hand powered clippers and cut every bit of hair from their heads. The haircut was referred to as a "Baldy Sour."
His tenants were the Parrys, McElroys and Gomes. During the depression his tenants, the McElroys, ran up a large rental bill, which they never did pay. 
He drove his young family to Ocean Grove in Swansea, MA for a swim in the summer; cultivated a victory garden in Cumberland, RI during WWII and made his own elderberry wine for a few years. The bottles of wine sat on a shelf in the basement. On a winter night, when the house was quiet, we would hear a "Pop" as a cork flew out of a bottle and hit the ceiling. He quit making elderberry wine after he saw a large snake under an elderberry bush in the filter beds down off North Main Street in Providence. He, his wife and children would drive up into Cumberland or down into South County and pick grapes in the fall and blueberries in the summer for Agnes to preserve. Some of his preowned autos were bought at auctions held each spring at the Frank Crook Auto Co on Main Street in Pawtucket. One of his autos was a tan colored Essex.
His wife Agnes would prod her young children to kid him by calling him a "Far Down." She would also tell her children that her ship the "St Louis" was much nicer than his ship the "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria" even though his ship had a more impressive sounding name.
A favorite place for his family to visit was the Maxbie farm in Cumberland, RI. The widow Maxbie always had the welcome mat out for this family with six children to run among her cows, goats, chickens, barns and pastures. This trip always included a stop at a Trappist monastery in Cumberland. Another stop would be to buy fresh vegerables at the Angel farm on Angel Road on Cumberland Hill. One day his family was aghast as Angel wrung the neck of a chicken for them to take home. Angel would say to Agnes "My name may be Angel, but I am not an angel."
When his wife Agnes died in the rear bedroom of the first floor tenement at 253 Glenwood Avenue, he had six children. Their ages ranged from seven years to ninteen years. He kept his family together with the strong help of daughter Marie and her younger sister Dorothy. He had worked a swing shift at BVG&E for many years and continued after her death.
He often said to his sons, "Show me your friends and I will tell you what you are." An admonition to his sons was that if they got themselves in trouble with the "law", they will have to get themselves out of it. 
He was a member of a social group known as the Eire Society. The group was composed primarily of people born in Ireland. This group held an Irish dance every Saturday night in a rented hall in downtown Pawtucket. At different periods during his life Frank socialized with this group. It was here that he most likely met his wife Agnes. It was here also that his son Jim met his wife Ann Winters. For a short period he dated a niece of his father's second wife Mary Jane McConaghy. This occured 
about four years after the death of Agnes.
At the time of his marraige to Rose OGara, he sold the Glenwood Ave two tenement home. He purchased a Cape Cod styled home on Windsor Court in the Darlington section of Pawtucket. This was also home to sons Frank and Tom and daughter Patsy until they married. He and Rose were married in New York by a Dominican priest friend of his named Father Kelly. 
He lived in Pawtucket, RI during his working life and Charlestown, RI after retirement. After retirement he and Rose had a home built at Fort Neck in Charlestown, RI. He cultivated a large garden, had four or five fruit trees and did ocean surf fishing in retirement. He revisited his home in Ireland with his second wife Rose after retirement. When he put in his garden at Fort Neck he had to remove many round field stone. He built a four foot high wall (no mortar) the width of his houselot with that stone. Some of the stone he removed had been positioned in rings and blackened on the inside. These fireplaces had been used by the Ninigret Indians centuries ago for heat and cooking. 
"Dad went to Ireland, the first time, before his father died. He dreamt that his father was ill or had died. The very next day (circa 1950) he went down and got his airplane ticket. We had rented a house at Matunuck (ocean front). Nora OConnor came to RI on a plane from Philadelphia to Hillsgrove. We had to wait for her because of some delay and then we went to the beach. Dorothy, Marie, Tommy and I were there, too. Tom Duffy came down to visit. While we were there, Daddy came home from Ireland with a "Willy John" cap on and a pipe in his mouth. I can still remember when he came up the stairs with 
a tweed jacket on. In other words, Dad made a trip home to Ireland before his trip with Rose and Sr Madeleine in July 1964. They went to Ireland again in 1970 in late summer. He first felt a pain in his side when he got into his car after mass on December 8, 1970," daughter Pat Gagnon, 26 Jul 1999.
He suffered from ulcers for many years and died at home from a cancer of organ/organs in his abdomen. He wanted to die at home and not in the Westerly Hospital. The illness came on in the fall when he and Rose were traveling in Ireland. His doctor asked Rose if she or he should be the one to tell him the seriousness of his illness. After consultation with son Jim, Rose told the doctor to be the one. The doctor told Frank in the Westerly Hospital room that he had cancer and would live for a month or two. With him when he died were his wife Rose and son Frank. Frank had replaced Sister Madeleine. She was exhausted after two weeks of helping Rose care for him. The morning that he died, he was asked if he wanted the shade raised so that he could view the beautiful sunrise. He said no, that he did not want to see the sun come up that day. His last words, about two minutes before dying, was the question, "Am I Dying?" Within a few minutes of dying Rose tied a piece of cloth from under his chin up over the top of his head to hold his chin in place. She closed his eyelids. She also placed his arms along his sides and 
wrapped him in a sheet. Rose and son Frank then said the Lords Prayer before the undertaker arrived.
"As you mentioned we are invited to share our thoughts and as I remember that morning, February 15 1971, we received the call at Avondale Rd, around 7 AM that Daddy had taken a turn for the worse and come quickly. Sr Madeleine was with us and it was our Johnny's 12th birthday. I think the school February vacation had started. Sr M went down to the garage and got my white Rambler station wagon while I got ready. Jack was home with the kids and Sr and I went over to Fort Neck. We were there around his bed when he took his last breath. I thought we said the rosary afterwards and Rose said those short ejaculations with the name of Jesus in them just as he died. We were there until afternoon because others (Dorothy, Jimmy and perhaps Tommy) came down and we decided with Rose where he would be waked. Fr Carr, pastor of St Mary Church and also their (Rose and Frank) St James Chapel, told Rose about Forbes Funeral Home in Wakefield. He was buried from St Mary Church in Carolina, RI. I remember going to Forbes the night of the wake. When I saw him he looked just like the pictures of him when he was a young man. I felt so much better because I remember how the illness took so much from 
him," daughter Pat Gagnon, 26 Jul 1999. 
He was buried with his first wife Agnes in Mount St Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket RI. A stone was put on their grave after his death. After the death of Agnes and until his death the only mark on the site was a cement post with the number '222'. Later, his second wife Rose was buried with her mother in the same cemetery.
The following is a description of Frank written by his son Thomas McGill on 30 Nov 2001. It is entitled, "Head Of A Dynasty." 
"After returning from the city of brotherly love, where I met again with Paula and children, I recalled my many visits to Philidelphia with my father in the 40s. When you think of his many fine qualities, you wonder if he ran past here as a model. 
"Let us begin with the man. When I last visited with him in Charlestown, RI, he wondered aloud as to my general welfare and well being and this was in his final hours! Isn't that what it's all about, caring about others and not our own self interest? Who faced much of his life with unending pain due to an ulcer! Who came home to a cold house as we had not 'banked' the fire in the boiler!
"I recall he suffered without denigrating others or life itself! He held his pain as did he offer up these sufferings! I don't recall a swear word by the individual. 
"Do you get points for feeding your family? He cooked many a meal between 1944 and 1954! He walked with two bags of groceries from the city line! He showed us early on that other young people were welcome 'to go to the beach' in the car. 
"Sometimes, he would visit the Pawtucket Welfare Office and invite me out to lunch. Often, I would venture out to Windsor Court for a noon meal. He gave me the pick of his tie rack on my last visit!
"One admirable quality was known to many in Pawtucket. Frank McGill visited the sick, the aged and the lonely. Many were former employees of the 'gas house.' He could be counted on as he was not just a fair weather friend!
"He worked for over forty years on a swing shift which meant he was always short of sleep-he still carried on his many duties. How many today attend a mass at 6 a m as he often did at St Mary's Church? I recall also the many hours he would devote to his brother-in-law (Redmond) who ran a bar.
"My father had to take time out of his life to meet with the Christian Brothers at St Raphael Academy in 1950. We did not have a car. I was an embarassment, not only because I was failing in school, but I wore two different colored socks to the meeting! ( I was ahead of my time, they are now the rage.) At the end of the night the principal suggested strongly that I enroll at another school. As my father and I walked down Walcott Street to the downtown bus, he showed me how human he was by slugging me into the bushes. I was due the punishment, but he did not belittle me and again he never swore in my 
presence.
"Francis McGill, who left his home in Ireland at an early age, knew his role in life. He was a faithful companion and provider to both of his wives. He raised six children on his own after the early death of his first wife. 
"Through it all, he had the Irish wit. He held appointed office as the Inside Guard at the Eire Society meetings and dances. When asked what would be his first action if a disturbance broke out, he answered, 'Tell the Outside Guard.' His third son, Tom."

Francis and Bridget had the following children:
+ 97 M i. James Patrick McGill was born on 20 Dec 1925. 
   98 F ii. Sister Madeleine McGill OP was born on 22 Sep 1927 in Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. 

She was christened in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. Sister Madeleine Marie was born at 255 Glenwood Avenue in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket, RI. Sister Madeleine was baptized Marie. She graduated from St Raymond Grammar School (1941) and St Xavier High School (1945) both in Providence. She took the secretarial course in high school. After high school she worked in the Trust Department for the Hospital Trust Bank in downtown Providence. She played the flute in the St Raymond School Band. She wore a black and white band uniform. While Marie was in high school she had part time jobs peeling apples for Lady Betty's two employee pie making and distribution shop on Trenton Street aroumd the corner from her home; a laundry at the corner of Dartmouth and Loudan Streets and at the New England Bakery. She inherited the apple peeling job from her older brother Jim. Those jobs were all prior to or at age sixteen. Marie worked in the City Treasurer's (McAloon) Office, for the City of Pawtucket for one or two years. 
Sister Madeleine OP has been in the Dominican Order (Blauvelt, New York) for fifty years. She has Masters Degree in Education (Reading) Rhode Island College, Providence, RI and was a parochial school teacher in Orlando, FL; New York, NY and Providence. RI. At this time (Nov 2000) she works in the Registra's Office, Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY. She and five others celebrated their fifty years as Dominicans on Oct 18, 2000. She, those five, plus their family and friends gathered at the chapel at the Convent of St Dominic in Orangeburg, NY for mass and a reception at the College. Sister was professed in 1952; graduated BS degree education Dominican College; 3rd grade teacher St Pious, Bronx, NY, 1958-1965; four years in new school in Ormond Beach, FL; taught St Lukes, Bronx, NY; Amenia, NY; St Raymond, Providence, RI; St 
Philip & James, Bronx, NY and finally St Paul Daytona Beach, FL. In Sep 1987 she assumed new role as Assistant to the Registra at Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY.
"Yes, it is a life of dedication and one of joyful service with many blessings. Even if I do not live to see it, I hope that God will again choose someone in my family to give their life in service to his church" Sister Madeleine McGill OP.

+ 99 M iii. Francis Joseph McGill Jr was born on 8 Mar 1929. 
+ 100 F iv. Dorothy Ellen McGill was born on 24 Nov 1930. 
+ 101 M v. Thomas Anthony Aquinas McGill was born on 25 Jul 1933. 
+ 102 F vi. Patricia Ann McGill was born on 15 Nov 1937. 



40. Anthony Connor (Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 18 Mar 1900 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened on 25 Mar 1900 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 20 Jun 1986 in Philadelphia, PA. He was buried in , Philadelphia, PA. 

Source; Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann (Glanmullynaha), Mormon microfilm #1279230, "Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh." Sponsors at baptism Anthony and Mrs O'Connor. He was a very handsome and a gregarious man. He came into the US through the port of NY. His destination being his sister Agnes' home in Pawt., RI where he lived for a short period. He then worked building tunnels in NY. He eventually settled and raised his family in Philadelphia, PA. 

Anthony married Angela Reynolds daughter of Joseph Reynolds and Margaret Etherson in May 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. Angela was born in Kilrea, Londonderry, N Ireland. She died on 2 Jul 1995 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. She was buried in PA, USA. 
They had the following children:
+ 103 M i. Joseph P Connor was born on 16 Feb 1934. He died on 8 May 1978. 
+ 104 F ii. Mary Angela Connor was born on 5 Mar 1938. 
+ 105 F iii. Margaret Connor was born on 8 Jan 1947. 


42. Redmond Connor (Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 5 Mar 1906 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in 1906 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 20 Sep 1973 in W Philadelphia, PA. He was buried in Sep 1973 in St Ptr & Pl Cem, Marple, PA. 

Redmond was shot/killed during an armed robbery in his neighborhood retail store in West Philadelphia, PA. He was an entrepreneur: a tavern owner, a distributer of bakery products, a home improvement contractor, a retail store operator and a real estate investor. He was a musician; he played the flute. He came into the US through the port of NY. In his early years in the US he worked in the construction of tunnels in NY. He lived for a few years during the 1940's and 1950's in RI. Redmond was shot and killed shortly after 10 PM in his store at 5713 Chester Avenue in the Kingsessing section of West Philadelphia, PA. Police issued a radio bulletin for two youths in their late teens or early twenties seen running north on 57th Street from Chester Avenue. Policemen found him sprawled in a pool of blood near the door of the small crowded store when they arrived. He had been operating the store since 1963 and sold tobacco, newspapers, magazines, candy, ice cream and a variety of other items. The store was open from 5 AM to 10 PM. A neighbor, James Coin, 51, of 5708 S. Alden St., described OConnor as a "good hearted, friendly guy. He would give you anything, but he would stand up for his rights."

Redmond married Eileen Rose Towey daughter of Peter Towey and Katherine Rogers on 22 Feb 1941 in Providence, RI. Eileen was born in Feb 1912 in Bellaghy, Mayo, Ireland. She was christened on 17 Feb 1912 in Bellaghy, Mayo, Ireland. She died on 21 Jan 1994 in ,PA, USA. She was buried on 24 Jan 1994 in , PA, USA. 

Baptism source Mormon microfilm #1279230. Diocese of Achonry, Charlestown Parish, Section 6.

Redmond and Eileen had the following children:
+ 106 M i. Edward Joseph OConnor was born on 31 Jan 1942. 
+ 107 F ii. Eileen Maria OConnor was born on 4 Mar 1944. 
   108 F iii. Kathleen Elizabeth OConnor was born on 12 Aug 1950 in Philadelphia, PA. She died on 27 Aug 1959 in Selings Grove, PA. 


44. John Connor (Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 16 Oct 1912 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was christened in Oct 1912 in Charlestown Prsh, Achonry Diocese, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 27 Jul 1993 in Leicester, Leicester, England. He was buried in , Leicester, England. 

Baptism source: Catholic Diocese of Achonry records, Charlestown Parish, village of Glann, Mormon microfilm #1279230 "Catholic Church Records Ireland, Mayo, Kilbeagh." Sponsors at baptism were Thomas Connor and Margaret Connor. John enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the flute and accordion. His parents helped raise his three young children in Glann after his wife died from tuberculosis and John had to work in England. He and his children eventually settled in Leicester, England. He was visiting his relatives in the US when his brother Redmond was shot and killed in Philadelphia, PA. John had just seen his brother Redmond for the first time in fifty years. He farmed in Ireland and worked in construction in England. He resided at 24 Samson Road, New Parks Estates, Leicester, England when he died. When his son Patrick turned seventeen he would travel to England with John to work. The other two children Thomas aged fifteen and Bridie aged thirteen would care for themselves in their home back in Glann.

John married Mary Katherine Towey daughter of John Towey and Bridget Dooney on 10 Dec 1940 in Cathedral, Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, Ireland. Mary was born on 12 Sep 1922 in Ballaghadereen, Roscommon, Ireland. She died in 1947 in Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland.She was buried in 1947 in Tampel Cem, Charlestown, Mayo, Ireland. Mary Catherine was married in the cathederal in Ballahaderren, Mayo.

John and Mary had the following children:
+ 109 M i. Patrick Francis OConnor was born on 9 Feb 1942. 
   110 M ii. Thomas Joseph OConnor was born on 14 Feb 1944 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He died on 7 Aug 1979 in Newcastle, England. Godmother is Ellen Battle (RIN271). Tom drowned in river Tyne in Newcastle,England.
+ 111 F iii. Bridget Mary Attracta OConnor was born on 3 Dec 1946. 


45. John F "Lanky" Gara (Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 25 Mar 1904 in Philadelphia, PA. 

John was one of twin boys. The other was Francis. "John Gara was the captain of detectives of the Philadelphia Police Department - the relative your family talked about visiting years ago. John was apparently called "Lanky" because he
was not that, but short and heavy", Kevin C McHugh.

John had the following children:
+ 112 M i. John Gara was born on 7 Feb 1930. 



46. Francis Gara (Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 25 Mar 1904 in Philadelphia, PA. Francis was a twin brother to John "Lanky" Gara.
Francis had the following children:
+ 113 M i. Francis Gara .


48. Catherine M Gara (Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 19 Dec 1912 in Philadelphia, PA. She died on 23 Feb 1998. Catherine is listed as Katherine in the 1920 Federal Census. 
Catherine married Robert Campbell MD in Philadelphia, PA. 
They had the following children:
114 M i. Robert Campbell Jr was born in 1945. Robert is a clinical psychologist.

49. Ellen Marie Gara (Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 15 Feb 1914 in Philadelphia, PA. She died on 29 Jan 1989. 

"My mother, Ellen Gara, married a doctor... after WWII and moved to a small town in Ohio where my father practiced medicine like a country "doc," having never sent out a bill in nearly thirty years of practice. We did have too much of whatever was in season - tomatoes, corn, etc. Mother was gregarious (gre-gara-ious?). When I spoke of her to genealogist Vincent Coleman of Carracastle (the home of my mother's mother Catherine Phillips), he said, Phillips, eh? Phillips. She had black, black hair and pale white skin, blue eyes and an intelligent look"- local Phillips' hallmarks" Kevin C McHugh. 
Ellen listed 2602 North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA as her address when she applied for a Social Security
Number (162-01-9663) on 27 Nov 1936. She was an employee of Sears, Roebuck & Co at 4640 Roosevelt Blvd, Phil, PA.
Her given name was Helen on 1920 US Census.

Ellen married Joseph John McHugh MD on 4 Mar 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. Joseph was born on 17 Oct 1917. He died on 4 Feb 1973 in OH. 

".... small-town Ohio where my father practiced medicine like a country "doc," having never sent out a bill in nearly thirty years of practice. We did have too much of whatever was in season - tomatoes, corn, etc. My father's family was famine Irish of a generation before - probably from Co. Donegal. On my father's mother's side (the Murrins - from Killybegs) the line can be traced to 1730 or so; it includes a Lt. William Murrin who was a PA quartermaster at Valley Forge with Washington," Kevin C McHugh, 23 May 1998.

Joseph and Ellen had the following children:
   115 M i. Joseph John McHugh Jr was born on 16 Feb 1947 in , OH. Joseph was a Jesuit and a trappist for over twenty years and then a "civilian" crisis manager of sorts for ailing Catholic schools.
+ 116 M ii. Kevin Clader McHugh was born on 6 Oct 1948. 

50. Mary Denise Beaudet (Bridget Delia OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 22 Aug 1911 in Woonsocket, RI. 
Mary married Thomas Lloyd son of George Lloyd and Bridget McGuire. Thomas was born on 9 Jul 1907 in Wrentham, MA. 
They had the following children:
117 F i. Thomas Lloyd .
118 F ii. Cynthia Lloyd .
119 M iii. Robert Jordan Lloyd .
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54. Kathleen Healy (Mary Ellen OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 8 Jan 1914 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland.

Kathleen was a homemaker after marriage. In the 1930s Agnes Connor-McGill and her six children were allways welcomed at Kathleen's home in Little Compton, RI. In July of 2001 a birthday party was held at her home at 221 Colebrook Road in Little Compton, RI. The buffet was to celebrate her 90th year. Colleen Shea was the hostess.

Kathleen married Alfred Paul Arruda Sr son of Dennis Francis Arruda and Anna Sylvia Perry on 25 Oct 1937 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Alfred was born on 29 Jun 1910 in Little Compton, RI. He died on 10 Jun 1993 in Little Compton, RI. He was buried on 12 Jun 1993 in Lady of Fatima Cm, RI. 

Alfred was a police officer in Little Compton for 17 years in the 1940s and 1950s and a building contractor for 45 years before retiring. He was a former member of the Little Compton Volunteer Fire Department and the Little Compton Game Club.

Alfred and Kathleen had the following children:
+ 121 M i. Alfred Paul Arruda Jr was born on 4 Nov 1939. 
+ 122 F ii. Maureen Ann Arruda RN was born on 16 May 1942. 
   123 F iii. Coleen Arruda was born on 3 Jan 1949 in Fall River, MA. Were Coleen's given names Kathleen Noele? Coleen married Shea


55. Imelda Healy (Mary Ellen OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 6 Apr 1915 in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. 
Imelda married Patrick J Flanagan in Aug 1936. 
They had the following children:
124 M i. Terrance Flanagan was born in Ireland. 

60. Julia Healy (Mary Ellen OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 1 Jul in Cummer, Mayo, Ireland. 
Julia married James Conboy in 1943. 
They had the following children:
125 M i. Seamus Conboy was born in Ireland. Residence for Seamus: Aughamore, Ballyhaunis, Mayo, Ireland.


62. Theresa Delia OGara (Thomas, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 3 Mar 1913 in Carabeg,Mayo, Ireland. She was christened in , Mayo, Ireland. She died on 28 May 2001 in Fall River, MA. She was buried on 1 Jun 2001 in St Patrick Cem, Fall River, MA. 

Theresa was educated in schools in Ireland. She was sixteen years of age at the time that she arrived in the US through the port of Boston, MA. She settled in Woonsocket, RI. She was baptized with the name of Delia, but changed her name to Theresa when she was emigrating to the US. She lived in Fall River since 1940. She was a homemaker, an avid reader and a dedicated gardener. She was a parishoner of St Joseph Church and a member of the Woman's Guild and Legion of Mary. She was a member of Wives of Postal Supervisors Group. A funeral Mass was held in St Joseph Church, Fall River, MA.

Theresa married James E Lenaghan II son of James E Lenaghan and Elizabeth Keenan on 27 Apr 1940 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. James was born on 19 Dec 1912 in Fall River, MA. He died in 1993 in Fall River, MA. He was buried in 1993 in Fall River, MA. 

James was in management at the US Post Office in Fall River, MA at the time of his retirement. He was an avid golfer up to the time of his death.

James and Theresa had the following children:
   126 F i. Carolyn A Lenaghan was born on 14 Mar 1941 in Fall River, MA. 
   127 F ii. Joan E Lenaghan was born on 14 Mar 1943 in Fall River, MA. Joan lives in Miami, FL. Joan married Paul Wieser MD on 7 Sep 1968. 
+ 128 M iii. James E Lenaghan III was born on 31 Mar 1948. 
   129 M iv. Thomas Lenaghan was born on 14 Oct 1949 in Fall River, MA. Thomas married Linda Lopes on 12 Jun 1970. 
   130 F v. Mary T Lenaghan was born on 17 Aug 1954 in Fall River, MA. 
   131 F vi. Patricia A Lenaghan was born in Fall River, MA. Patricia married Vanassche

70. Anne Eileen OGara (John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 11 Oct 1917 in Woonsocket, RI. 

Anne Eileen was called Anne on the US Federal census for 1920. Residence on 26 Feb 2000 is in Cape Cod, MA 

Anne married Paul Joyce son of Charles Joyce and Alice
They had the following children:
132 F i. Nancy Joyce. Nancy married Nadeau
133 M ii. Paul Joyce. Paul has two daughters.

71. Margaret Esther OGara (John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 26 Apr 1919 in Woonsocket, RI. 

Margaret Esther was called Margaret on the US Federal census for 1920. Residence on 26 Feb 2000 is Newport, RI. 

Margaret married William Gearon Atty son of Jeremiah Gearon MD and Julia Sharkey
They had the following children:
+ 134 F i. Geraldine Gearon .
+ 135 M ii. William Gearon .


72. John James OGara (John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 28 Oct 1920 in Woonsocket, RI. 

In 1999 John had a home in Narraganset, RI. I believe that he had earned his living in the wholesale candy distribution business. He was born on Arnold Street in Woonsocket. His family moved to High Street when he was quite young. He attended Woonsocket High School. 

John married Mildred Eleanor Heyman daughter of Adolph Heyman and Blanche Boissy. Mildred was born on 2 Mar 1927 in Providence, RI. 
They had the following children:
+ 136 F i. Eileen Ann OGara was born on 9 Oct 1952. 
+ 137 M ii. John Scott OGara was born on 4 May 1957. 
+ 138 M iii. Christopher J OGara was born on 16 Jul 1959. 
+ 139 F iv. Carolyn OGara was born on 2 Jun 1967. 


73. Alice Brennan (Margaret Louise OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born in Feb 1924 in Woonsocket, RI. She died in 1993 in RI. 

Alice was an employee for the state of RI.

Alice married James Bland
They had the following children:
+ 140 F i. Sheila Mary Bland .
+ 141 F ii. Barbara Ellen Bland .

74. Margaret Brennan (Margaret Louise OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born in 1925 in Woonsocket, RI. 
Margaret married Ralph LaPorta son of Eugene LaPorta and Carmela Mauklla on 3 Jul 1954 in Washington, DC. Ralph was born in 1922 in Weedville, PA. 

After WWII Ralph owned and operated a cafeteria style restaurant a few blocks from the White House in DC. He and his family now own and operate a large restaurant in Alexandria, VA. 

Ralph and Margaret had the following children:
142 M i. Eugene LaPorta was born on 22 May 1955. Eugene married Cynthia Booth in May 1987 in Alexandria, VA. 
143 F ii. Leslie Ann LaPorta was born on 28 Dec 1956. Leslie married Steven Zubrick on 5 Sep 1981 in Alexandria, VA. 
144 F iii. Mary Louise LaPorta was born on 11 Apr 1958. Mary married Steven J Polson on 7 Sep 1982 in Alexandria, VA. 
145 M iv. Philip Cooper LaPorta was born on 8 Feb 1960. 
146 M v. Douglas Edward LaPorta was born on 12 Mar 1962. Douglas married Christine Kress in Aug 1986 in Alexandria, VA. 
147 M vi. Ralph B LaPorta was born on 11 Feb 1965. 
148 F vii. Margaret LaPorta was born on 11 Feb 1965. 

75. John Paul Brennan (Margaret Louise OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born in 1927 in Woonsocket, RI. 

Paul attended Woonsocket High School in RI.

John married Monica Durand
They had the following children:
149 M i. John Brennan .
150 F ii. Gail Brennan .
151 F iii. Carol Brennan .

77. James F Simmons (Elizabeth A OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born in 1931 in Woonsocket, RI. He died in 1983 in MA Gen Hosp, Boston, MA. He was buried in Blackstone, MA. 

James was a graduate of Mount St Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War; executive director of the Woonsocket, RI Housing Authority and former public welfare director.

James married Katherine L Kennedy
They had the following children:
152 M i. James P Simmons .
153 F ii. Brenda M Simmons .

85. John F OGara (John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 6 May 1933 in Providence, RI. 

John attended St Mary Grammar School and West High School in Pawtucket, RI. He served in the US Army. He was employed by the telephone company (AT&T). He is a member of one of the committees working to develop the Heritage Harbor Museum in Providence., RI. 

John married Dorothy Fisher on 19 Feb 1970. 


86. Donald J OGara (John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 3 Jun 1934 in Providence, RI. He died on 3 Oct 2001 in Miriam Hsp, Providence, RI. He was buried on 6 Oct 2001 in St Ann Cem, Cranston, RI. 

On the day that Japan surrended, at the end of World War II, Donald and a group of his close friends were captured in a photo taken by a photographer for the Pawtucket Times newspaper. The young boys were shown parading as a group up the center of Main Street in downtown Pawtucket. He attended St Mary Grammar School and West High School in Pawtucket, RI. Donald retired after twenty years with the US Navy. He was a Chief Petty Officer (yeoman). He was in during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served aboard the aircraft carrier Wasp during the blockade of Cuba. He was a dispatcher for the Providence & Worcester Railroad for many years after retirement from the Navy. In Feb 2000 he had cancer of the lungs.

Donald married Constance Picard daughter of Bertha Barrette on 6 Feb 1958. 



Fifth Generation
94. Thomas Flynn (Thomas Flynn, Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in 1924 in Wooncocket, RI. 

Tom attended La Salle Academy in Providence.

Thomas married Jeanne Allard daughter of Lionel Allard and Ella Leclaire. Jeanne was born in 1928 in Woonsocket, RI. 



96. William Flynn (Thomas Flynn, Helene Nellie Elizabeth OGara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born in 1929 in Woonsocket, RI. 

William attended La Salle Academy in Providence, RI. He has a grandchild. He is retired and lives on Shoshoni Drive in Garner, NC.

William married Norma



97. James Patrick McGill (Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 20 Dec 1925 in Pawtucket, RI. 

Jim was born in an apartment at 12 1/2 Kimball Avenue in Pawtucket, RI. That is twelve and one half. Jim graduated St Raymond Grammar School, Providence and St Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI in 1943. He served in the US Army toward end of WWII. Most of his tour was at the military hospital in Waltham, MA. His mother Agnes called him Seamus, pronounced Sha'mus. Jim would take his younger siblings to Coles Farm near Brown Stadium where they would pick apples, ride on the hay wagon, draw water from the well and watch the cows being milked. He would also take them down across North Main Street where they would climb up through the stands and watch the Providence Steamrollers play football or Madonna ride his bicycle behind a motorcycle to the cries of "Poosha Madonna." The boys would also walk to the Providence Boys Club on Benefit Street where all of the boys would swim in the nude. This all ocurred in the nineteen thirties. Before Jim was fourteen he had aa Evening Bulletin newspaper route in Providence. In the "thirties" racetrack owner OHara published an opposition newspaper "The Star Tribune." Jim later sold copies of that also. He was delivering the "Bulletin" on the afternoon of the "38" hurricane. He also delivered on his bicycle Score Sheets (sports) at night to taverns in Pawtucket, for a fellow named Zelinski. He peeled apples (before his sister Marie) for Lady Bettys Pie Shop. When he turned sixteen he had a part time job driving a delivery truck for Morley's Market on East Avenue near Hope Street. Employment: Annaconda Wire & Cable Co, Pawt., RI (plant maintenance); Narraganset Electric Co and for more than thirty-five years he was involved with material supply for New England Tel & Tel in Providence. Jim was the treasurer for the NE TEL & TEL employees union in Providence. During his working life: he lived at 255 Glenwood Avenue, Pawtucket when first married; purchased a two family house and raised his family on Grand Avenue in Cranston and then purchased a home in Governor Francis Farms in Warwick. Since his retirement he has lived in Fort Neck in Charlestown, RI. He lives in the house originally built by his father Frank McGill. He and his wife Ann cultivate a large garden. He is an avid golfer since retirement. He plays every day. He and his wife have visited Ireland quite often since his retirement.

James married Ann Catherine Winters daughter of Thomas Joseph Winters and Catherine Flynn on 18 Nov 1950 in St Joseph CH, Providence, RI. Ann was born on 30 Aug 1920 in Cashel, Mohill, Leitrim, Ireland. She was christened in Cloonturk, Bornacoola, Leitrim, Ireland. 

Upon arrival in the US Ann resided in the city of Providence. She has been a homemaker for her husband and four children. 

 

99. Francis Joseph McGill Jr (Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 8 Mar 1929 in Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. He was christened in 1929 in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. 

Frank was born on the second floor of a two family tenement house. The address was 255 Glenwood Avenue in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket, RI. Later when his parents purchased the house they moved downstairs to 253 Glenwood. Frank: attended St Raymond Parochial Grammar School, Providence; St Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and the University Of Rhode Island (Industrial Management). When he was nine years of age he had an Evening Bulletin newspaper route (30 customers) in Providence. He was in the third grade in grammar school. He was peddling them on the afternoon of the "38" hurricane. He was able to deliver about half of them before he had to quit because of downed trees and powerlines. About 600 people were killed. He had a Pawtucket Times newspaper route in Pawtucket (100 customers) when he was in the seventh and eighth grade of grammar school. He still found time to blow the bugle in the St Raymond School band and serve as an altar boy at St Raymond's Church on North Main Street in Providence. He was on the school track and basketball team. On Sunday afternoons the neighborhood kids would attend the movies at the Hope Theater on Hope Street in Providence. The ticket cost nine cents. He and Billy Martindale were walking home from the theater one Sunday afternoon. Billy's father (a veteran of WWI) picked them up in his car. He said that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor. When he was in high school he worked part time at Riverside and then Swanpoint cemeteries. He worked at the New England Bakery until they found out that he was fifteen years of age. The management questioned him as to why there was only a four month gap between his and his sister Marie's birthdays. He worked for short periods at Royal Electric Co, Miller Electric Co, General Cable Co and Fram Corp.all in Pawtucket. He served a four year apprenticeship, as an aviation metalsmith, at Quonset Point, Naval Air Station, RI; was employed over forty years at Naval Aviation Depot Quonset Point, RI and Naval Aviation Depot Norfolk, VA; retired as a supervisor in the Production Engineering Department at Naval Aviation Depot 
Norfolk in 1993. He was first an intelligence and reconnaisance scout and then an infantryman in a rifle company in Korea 
during that war (1952). He served with the 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division in Korea. He received the Combat Infantry Badge. When first married he and wife Eleanor lived in a second floor tenament on Chestnut Avenue in Cranston. They purchased their first home for eleven thousand dollars on Brandon Road in the Friendly Community 
area of Cranston. They sold the Brandon Road Dutch Colonial style home when Frank was transferred to Virginia. 
"Frank's hobby is genealogy," said Eleanor.

Francis married Eleanor Marie Higgins RN daughter of James Joseph Higgins and Catherine Eleanor Logan on 27 Jun 1959 in Holy Name Ch, Fall River, MA. Eleanor was born on 24 Jan 1927 in St Luke Hosp, New Bedford, MA. She was christened in Feb 1927. 

Eleanor attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Academy of the Sacred Hearts in Fall River, MA graduating in 1944. She graduated from the Union Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She attended Boston University School of Nursing and the University of Rhode island. For most of her married life she has been a homemaker. She was honored with the Good Samaritan Award of Catholic Family Services of Portsmouth, VA in May 1988. She was one of the founders of the Chesapeake, Va CROP WALK FOR HUNGER and is involved in a number of other community activities. Her parents resided at 73 Carroll St, New Bedford, MA when she was born. Eleanor has written one to four newsletters per year to family and friends since 1972. Copies of these letters have been saved and are in a three ring binder at each of the homes of her four children.

 

100. Dorothy Ellen McGill (Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 24 Nov 1930 in Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. She was christened in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. 

Dorothy was born at either 255 or 253 Glenwood Avenue in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket, RI.She graduated St Raymond Grammar School and St Xavier Academy in Providence. Before marriage she was a bank employee in downtown Providence. When first married she lived in Columbus, GA. Her husband Jack was in the Army at the Infantry School. They then bought an English Tudor style single family home on Perrin Avenue in Pawtucket. Her seven children were born while the family lived in this home. After moving to Little Compton, she became a real estate agent in the Little Compton and Tiverton area of RI as well as a homemaker. Recently she has also been caring for her centenarian aunt Mary Ellen. 

Dorothy married John Peter McKinnon Sr son of John Lawrence McKinnon and Ursula Leah Womack on 15 May 1954 in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. John was born on 6 Mar 1930 in Providence, RI. 

John graduated La Salle Academy, Prov., RI and Boston College. He served in the US Army at Fort Benning, GA. He spent approximately one year as a semi pro baseball player (pitcher). He was a high school teacher, football coach and assistant principal at Tiverton High School, Tiverton, RI. After retirement from the school system he was active in local politics in Little Compton, RI. He served on the town council.

 

101. Thomas Anthony Aquinas McGill (Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 25 Jul 1933 in Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. He was christened in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. 

Tom was born at 253 Glenwood Avenue in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket, RI. Tom attended St Raymond Grammar School, Ninth Street and Highland Avenue in Providence for eight years. He attended St Raphael Academy and graduated from West High School both in Pawtucket. After serving in the US Army he graduated Providence College with a degree in education. He was a teacher for one year in the Barrington, RI school system. He served in the Military Police, US Army, on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal Zone for two years at the end of the Korean War. He was an Army cook for a portion of that tour. He was a social worker and an investigator for the State of RI. He has resided on Warwick Road in Pawtucket, RI during his work and retirement life. After retirement he enjoys a daily walk the length of the Blackstone Boulevard in Providence.
"Hold it right there! I swim three times weekly. I'm the principal driver in this household. We attend church daily. I'm an avid reader and traveler. He (referring to himself) wrote letters. He was up on current events. He had a garden. He saw good in everyone. He continues to love and serve God. He was a CCD (Catholic Christian Doctrine) teacher. He was charitable to all, not just his children. He was a Renaissance man. He was crowned 'King Of Pawtucket' at a seniors dance in 1999," Tom McGill describing himself in a 22 Jul 1999 letter.

Thomas married Anne Louise Treacy daughter of Edward Treacy and Margaret Rigby on 27 Dec 1958 in St Edward Ch, Pawtucket, RI. Anne was born on 15 Aug 1933 in North Bend Hosp,Pawtucket, RI. 

Anne was a librarian for Rhode School Of Design and for Johnson & Wales Business School both in Providence, RI. She has a masters degree in Library Science from Providence College. Anne obtained her degrees while at the same time being a homemaker for her husband and their seven children. 

 

102. Patricia Ann McGill (Bridget Agnes Veronica Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 15 Nov 1937 in Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket, RI. She was christened in St Raymond Ch, Providence, RI. 

Patsy was born in the back bedroom (northwest corner) at 253 Glenwwood Avenue (first floor) in the South Woodlawn Section of Pawtucket, RI. I believe that Dr Henry (from Lyman Hill) was the physician. Her father Frank heated water on the stove in the kitchen and carried it to the doctor in the bedroom. John OGara of Woonsocket, RI was her godfather. Patsy attended St Raymond Grammar School on Ninth Street and Highland Avenue in Providence. She graduated from a girl's parochial high school (Sacred Heart?) in Pawtucket. After graduating high school. she worked for Fram Corporation at their corporate headquarters in East Providence. Since her marriage she has been a homemaker for her husband and six children in Westerly, RI. She walks a couple of miles every day. When Patsy's sister, Marie (Sister Madeleine), first decided that she would enter the convent ;she would walk up to the convent at St Raymond's. She would the decision with one of the Sisters. I remember Marie mentioned that the young sisters at St Raymond's convent in their enthusiasm offered to help. They said that they had an empty room in their attic. They offered to help take care of Patsy there when Marie went to Blauvelt in New York State for her training. At that time Patsy would have been about twelve years of age. Of course the offer was never accepted. 
If the offer was accepted would we have a Gagnon family today? How would Jack have found her, in that attic, when he decided to go a courting? Would Patsy have sat at one end of the parlor? Would Jack sit at the other end? Would three or four of  those young Dominican sisters sit in the middle acting as chaperones? After marriage Jack's job took them to Cincinnati, OH. "In Cincinnati I worked at Meier's Winery. for a Robert Sonnerman (owner) and his assistant, Marge Rasmussen. That wine is still on the market and at that time S S Pierce carried it in the N E area. They were very good to me. While Jack took many business trips, this job was a godsend in many ways. Midwesteners are a very friendly bunch of people and they made me feel very welcome. They would always comment on my pronunciation of different words. Just before John Jr was born, they had a baby shower for me and gave many generous gifts to us. " Patsy Gagnon, 24 Nov 2001

Patricia married John William Gagnon Sr son of William A Gagnon and Margaret M Lightowler on 3 May 1958 in St Leo Ch, Pawtucket, RI. John was born on 16 Dec 1933 in Pawtucket, RI. He died on 20 May 2000 in Brghm And Wmn's Hsp, Boston, MA. He was buried on 24 May 2000 in St Sebastian Cem, Westerly, RI. 

John, after graduating Providence College, worked for the Grinnel Corp. as an industrial pipe sales rep in the midwest. He rented an apartment in Mystic, CT when he first joined Electric Boat (EB). They later bought the house on Avondale Road from a family that had been in the granite business in Westerly. After retirement he was an avid sailor. Jack was a member of the Radio Club at PC. As a member of that club he was an announcer at PC sporting events. 
Obituary for Jack in the Westerly Sun newspaper on Sunday, 21 May 2000. "John J Gagnon Sr, beloved husband, devoted father of six, expert sub builder
"John J Gagnon Sr, beloved husband of Patricia Ann (McGill) Gagnon of Avondale Road, Westerly, passed away on May 20. 2000, after a courageous battle with leukemia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. 
"Jack" was born in Pawtucket, RI, on Dec 16, 1933. He was the son of the late William and Margaret (Lightowler) Gagnon of Pawtucket.
"Mr Gagnon was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School in 1951 and of Providence College in 1956. He also attended the University of Houston in 1970 for studies in management.
"Jack had a long and distinguished career at the Electric Boat Corporation. After joining in 1959, he held a wide array of construction management positions at the shipyard in Groton, Conn. he was the general superintendent of piping trades during the construction of the Los Angeles, Trident and Seawolf submarine classes and, prior to his retirement in 1996, he was the construction manager of the Virginia (NSSN) class submarine. 
"After retirement, Jack continued as a consultant to the vice-president of programs to provide oversight and direction for the many "Design-Build" reengineering initiatives he championed in the 1990s. His tireless work ethic and his devotion to high quality inspired all those who worked with him and came in contact with him.
"Jack was an avid power boater and sailor of the Sand Pebbles (I&II) with frequent voyages to Block Island, Fisher's Island Sound and Napatree Point.
"He was a lector and eucharistic minister at the Church of St Clare, Misquamicut; treasurer of and volunteer fire fighter for the Watch Hill Fire Dept., 1962-1992; president of the Holy Name Society; a fourth-degree knight, Knights of Columbus Council 21, Westerly; member of the Management Club, Electric Boat; the Westerly Yacht Club, the YMCA, and the Providence College Alumni Assoc. 
"In addition to his wife of forty-two years, he is survived by four sons, John J Gagnon Jr of Emerald Hills, CA, Mark W Gagnon of Westerly, Andrew F Gagnon of Kingston and Paul T Gagnon of Salem, MA; two daughters Mary Elizabeth Coleman of Needham, MA, and Patricia A Gagnon Jr. of Westerly; two sisters Marie A Blakency of Orlando, FL and Marilyn A Lamoureaux of Cumberland; and seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
"Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St, Westerly. The funeral will be from the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St Pius X Church, Elm St, Westerly. Burial will be in St Sebastian Cemetery.
"Donations to Mr. Gagnon's memory may be made to Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research, PO Box 2282, Westerly, RI, 02881. (This research is being conducted at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston)." 
Celebration Of The Eucharist For The Christian Burial Of John Joseph Gagnon
First Reading: Wisdom 3: 1-9 Mark W Gagnon
Second Reading: Thessolonians 4: 13-18 Paul T Gagnon
Proclomation of Holy Gospel Rev Francis D Garrity
Prayer of the Faithful Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Presentation of Gifts Andrew F Dagnon & Patricia A Gagnon Jr
Eulogy and poem "Thank You From A Son" John J Gagnon Jr
Soloist David DeAngelis Jr
Organist Bruce Coon
Altar Server Elizabeth Coleman
Eucharistic Minister Barbara Dury

 

103. Joseph P Connor (Anthony Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 16 Feb 1934 in Philadelphia, PA. He died on 8 May 1978 in Philadelphia, PA. 

After the Korean War Joe served in the US Army. He was a police officer for the city of Philadelphia, PA for a few years.

Joseph married Marlene Rodgers on 8 Sep 1956. 


104. Mary Angela Connor (Anthony Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 5 Mar 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. 

Mary Angela, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is a real estate broker on the oceanfront in Wildwood, NJ.

Mary married Jerome Freal on 18 Apr 1959. 

Jerry is a long time central office employee of the telephone company in Philadelphia, PA.

 

105. Margaret Connor (Anthony Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 8 Jan 1947 in Philadelphia, PA. 
Margaret married Kingston Hackney on 7 Nov 1981. 



106. Edward Joseph OConnor (Redmond Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 31 Jan 1942 in Providence, RI. 

Eddy, a US Navy veteran (Nov 1960 - Oct 1963), is employed as a machinist in the aircraft building industry south of Philadelphia, PA. He was stationed at the US Guantanamo naval base during the Cuban missile crisis/blockade.

Edward married Anne Frances Waters daughter of Thomas Albert Waters and Sophie Goral on 23 Oct 1971 in Springfield, PA. Anne was born on 4 Jul 1950 in Darby, PA. 

Anne, a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in math, is a career civil service employee for the US Navy in Philadelphia, PA.

 

107. Eileen Maria OConnor (Redmond Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 4 Mar 1944 in Pawtucket, RI. 
Eileen married John Joseph McCausland son of John Leo McCausland and Anna Duffy on 30 May 1964 in Philadelphia, PA. John was born on 28 Feb 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. He died on 19 Dec 1975 in Philadelphia, PA. He was buried in Dec 1975 in Hly Crss Cem, Darby, PA. John was a police officer in Philadelphia, PA.

109. Patrick Francis OConnor (John Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 9 Feb 1942 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. 

Patrick lives in Leicester, England. Patrick operates his own business repairing roads in England. 
"As a boy he loved to hunt and fish. He, his sister Bridie and brother Thomas were raised by his grandmother Maria OConnor after his mother died when they were very young children. As a boy he would catch trout and eels in the stream at the rear of his grandfather's farm. He would catch salmon further downstream.
"At age seventeen, he would travel to England with his father John to work for six months a year. Thomas (15) and Bridie (13) remained at the farmhouse and cared for themselves. Bridie left school at 13 1/2 years and her brothers at 15 years of age" Bridie Sherwin, nee OConnor.

Patrick married Margaret Durkin daughter of Patrick Myles Durkin and Kathleen Rose McEneaney on 18 Mar 1967 in Leicester, England. Margaret was born on 1 Oct 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Margaret suffers from Rhumatoid Arthritis in her wrist and one leg. Jan, 2001.



110. Bridget Mary Attracta OConnor (John Connor, Maria Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 3 Dec 1946 in Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. 
Bridget married John Sherwin son of Leonard Sherwin and Marjorie May Cross. John was born on 29 Jun 1950 in Leicester, England. 

John is an entreprenur. He sells and services household appliances in Leicester, England.

 

112. John Gara (John F "Lanky" Gara, Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 7 Feb 1930 in Philadelphia, PA.
John married Mary OKane . Mary was born on 15 Dec 1931. Mary's parents born in Co Armagh, N Ireland.

113. Francis Gara (Francis Gara, Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael).
Francis married Terry

116. Kevin Clader McHugh (Ellen Marie Gara, Patrick Joseph Gara, Thomas Gara, Michael) was born on 6 Oct 1948 in OH. 

"I am an English teacher (high school and sometimes college).... I have a love of things Irish - imbued by my mother. I attended University College Dublin in 68-69. This past fall I planned and helped teach a continuing education series in Irish history/culture at a local college. Good "craic" as the Irish say," Kevin C McHugh, 23 May 1998.

Kevin married Christine Marie Beckman daughter of Jean on 4 Aug 1974. Christine was born on 11 Feb 1952. Christine is of Alsacine descent. She is an editor for Gibson Greeting cards. She was employed there for twenty years. 


121. Alfred Paul Arruda Jr (Kathleen Healy, Mary Ellen OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 4 Nov 1939 in Fall River, MA. 
Alfred married Susan W Plumley daughter of H Ladd Plumley and Lois on 17 Jun 1961 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Susan was born on 9 Dec 1938. 


122. Maureen Ann Arruda RN (Kathleen Healy, Mary Ellen OGara, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 16 May 1942 in Fall River, MA. 
Maureen married Patrick Emberson Wright son of Franklin E Wright and Marjory Merrick on 29 Jun 1968 in Newport, Rhode Island. Patrick was born on 23 Sep 1940 in Sioux Falls, SD. 


128. James E Lenaghan III (Theresa Delia OGara, Thomas, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 31 Mar 1948 in Fall River, MA. 
James married Thana Drugos on 16 Apr 1972. 


134. Geraldine Gearon (Margaret Esther OGara, John, John Joseph, Michael).
Geraldine married Oakley


135. William Gearon (Margaret Esther OGara, John, John Joseph, Michael).


136. Eileen Ann OGara (John James, John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 9 Oct 1952. On 26 Feb 2000 residence is in Woonsocket, RI. 
Eileen married DeAmbrose


137. John Scott OGara (John James, John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 4 May 1957. On 26 Feb 2000 residence is in Long Meadow, MA.
John married Tracy Esposito . Tracy was born on 11 Jun 1957. 


138. Christopher J OGara (John James, John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 16 Jul 1959. On 26 Feb 2000 residence is in Falls Church, VA.
Christopher married Carole McDermott . Carole was born on 1 Mar 1963. 


139. Carolyn OGara (John James, John, John Joseph, Michael) was born on 2 Jun 1967. On 26 Feb 2000 residence is in North Andover, MA.
Carolyn married Robert Dowling . Robert was born on 26 Apr 1967. 


140. Sheila Mary Bland (Alice Brennan, Margaret Louise OGara, John Joseph, Michael).
Sheila married Ronald Koback


141. Barbara Ellen Bland (Alice Brennan, Margaret Louise OGara, John Joseph, Michael).
Barbara married Donald Bamman


155. Ann Marie J OGara (Donald J, John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 9 Oct 1956 in Houston, TX. 
Ann married Gregory A Camann . Gregory was born on 16 Jun 1957 in Manchester, NH. 


156. Barbara OGara (Donald J, John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 23 Oct 1958 in Providence, RI. 
Barbara married (1) Edward Cash in Sep 1982 in Sts Ptr & Pl Cth, Providence, RI. 
Barbara married (2) Thomas Haynes . Thomas was born on 24 Jul 1949 in MI. 

157. Joan M OGara (Donald J, John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 21 Oct 1959 in Providence,RI. 
Joan married Michael G Cote . Michael was born on 3 Jan 1962 in Woonsocket, RI. 


160. Constance OGara (Donald J, John F, Patrick, Michael) was born on 21 Feb 1965 in Norfolk, VA. 
Constance married James E Rudis . James was born on 14 Dec 1960 in Warwick, RI.