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Mrs. Margaret DONEGAN O'CONNOR d Scranton, PA
Posted by: Walton J. Sullivan (ID *****2165) Date: October 05, 2004 at 15:14:49
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Obituary in Scranton Pennsylvania Times Mon Feb 22, 1915 reports that Mrs. Margaret DONEGAN O'CONNOR 82 died at 442 New St. Scranton. She was born in County Sligo, Ireland 1833 daughter of Edward and Ann DONNEGAN. Came to the US in 1851 joining her father who preceded her and had established a home in Hawley, PA. On March 3, 1856 she married John O'CONNOR who owned a farm at Plane Nr 18 of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad in Salem (now Lake) Township in Wayne County. Mr. O'CONNOR was born c 1827 in County Armagh died in February 1863 leaving 3 children. Mrs. O'CONNOR remained at Plane 18 until April 1868 when she sold the farm and moved to Scranton where she had once lived. She made her home on Eynon St until 1889 when she moved to New St. She was a very active member of St. Peter's Cathedral organizations. She left two sons- James O'CONNOR telegraph editor of the Scranton Times and Edward O'CONNOR a boilermaker of New York. a daughter Sarah O'CONNOR a teacher at Williard School also a brother James DONEGANof Scranton. Services conducted at St. Peter's Cathedral. Her body was then transported by train for burial with her husband in Hawley Catholic cemetery (Queen of Peace-formerly St. Philomenia).Looking for information/connections please contact Walton J. SULLIVAN at

Queen of Peace Cemetery Tombstone states Margaret DONEGAN wife of John O'CONNOR was from Co. Sligo died February 22, 1915 she was 82.
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