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Hannah Donagan Gorman
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1836
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1910
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

The Washington Post
Wednesday, June 22, 1910
Mrs. Gorman Is Dead
End Comes Peacefully to Widow of Statesman
Relatives At The Bedside
Body Will Rest Beside That of Distinguished Husband in Oak Hill Cemetery
Mrs. Gorman Was Known for Her Benevolence and Activity in Church Work
Lived 72 Years
Death claimed Mrs. Hannah T. Gorman, widow of Arthur Pue Gorman, former Senator from Maryland at her new and beautiful home, Vermont Avenue and L Street at 7:30 o'clock last night.

The end of this estimable woman, whose husband's career in the United States Senate was one of the most brilliant of all his compeers in that distinguished body had been expected for several days and the members of the family were assembled at her bedside when the summons came. Mrs. Gorman's illness had been of a serious nature for months, the physicians in attendance long ago having informed the family that her recovery was practically impossible.

Slow and Peaceful End
Last Saturday there was a noticeable change for the worse although several weeks previously the family was called to the Washington home in the belief that the end was close at hand. Saturday night and on Sunday it was thought her death was imminent, but she rallied slightly and then began to sink slowly and peacefully. The complete funeral arrangements will be announced today.

Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery by the side of Mrs. Gorman's distinguished husband.

About a year and a half ago Mrs. Gorman moved into the house in which she died. It stands on the southwest corner of Vermont Avenue and L Street and is one of the most attractive in that section of the city. Mrs. Gorman built it for her city home, taking great pride in its construction. It is of red brick and is set off with one of the most attractive and best kept lawns in Washington.

Relatives Hear Summons
With Mrs. Gorman at the time of her death were all her children, including Arthur P. Gorman, her son and Mrs. Gorman, her five married daughters, their families and her sisters, Mrs. Hendricks and Mrs. Salladay and Mrs. Martiati of Baltimore, a lifelong friend.

Mrs. Gorman's illness began shortly after the death of Senator Gorman on June 4, 1906. A surgical operation was performed last October in the hope of benefiting her condition, but the expected improvement did not occur. Drs. William F.M. Sowers and Sterling Muffin have been in attendance.

Mrs. Gorman was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 72 years ago, being the daughter of Dr. George P. Donnegan of that city. About 50 years ago she married Major A. Gordon Schwartz, a United States Army officer and later a business man in this city. Major Schwartz died two years after his marriage and three years later the widow became the wife of Arthur Pue Gorman, just previous to his election to the Maryland House of Representatives. [Researcher's note: According to her great-great-granddaughter, mkmcintosh, Alexander Jordan Swartz (1824-1865) was not in the Army, but served as second auditor of the Treasury and was Captain of Company K of the Treasury Guard. He was also the Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania in 1857 prior to his appointment to the Treasury. They had two daughters: Mary Agnes (1855-1859) and Kate Donagan Marriott (1857-1946).]

Leaves Six Children
Six children were the result of this union, namely Arthur P. Gorman Jr., Mrs. Wilton P. Lambert, Mrs. Stephen G. Gambrill, Mrs. Ralph W. Hills, Mrs. Richard A. Johnson and Mrs. Charles Magness. Mr. Gorman resides in the old family homestead, Fairview, near Laurel in Howard County, Maryland; Mrs. Magness is a resident of Louisville, Kentucky and the four other daughters live in Washington. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Alexander Jordan Swartz (1824 - 1865)
  Arthur Pue Gorman (1839 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Kate Donagan Swartz Marriott (1857 - 1946)*
  Haddie Gorman Gambrill (1869 - 1923)*
  Ada Gorman Magness (1870 - 1950)*
  Grace Louise Gorman Johnson (1871 - 1958)*
  Arthur Pue Gorman (1873 - 1919)*
  Mary Edna Gorman Hills (1876 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 564, Gorman Circle.
 
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Record added: May 09, 2009
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