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James Foran
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 11, 1896

Supplied by Lady Annne (#46947920)
James Foran Sr. was born in Ireland in 1822. He settled in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he married Catherine. They came to Mariposa County in 1858 and engaged in mining on Sherlock Creek. Afterwards they established a home and way station about four miles from Mariposa, at a place which they named Pittsburg Landing. Freight teams were kept there over night and the meals they served were widely known. John passed away in 1896 from throat cancer at the age of 72, Catherine passed away at the age of 72 in 1902.
Catherine left three daughters and two sons.
Courtesy of Tom Phillips of Mariposa

The following Obit contributed by Row Walker #46489843

FORAN, James
December 19, 1896 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James FORAN.
On Friday evening December 11th, after a protracted illness of many months, James FORAN Sr. died at his home at Pittsburg Landing, near Mariposa. Mr. FORAN was a victim to that fell disease, cancer of the throat. For a long time before his death he was aware that death was inevitable and he was not unprepared when the summons came. Mr. FORAN was born in Ireland in 1822 and had just entered upon his seventy-fifth year a short time before his demise. The deceased came to Mariposa county when a young man and engaged in mining on Sherlocks. He afterwards built and established his home about four miles from Mariposa, at a place which he named Pittsburg Landing and with his family has there since resided. The traveling public will miss the genial good natured host of this well known stopping place, whose hearty accommodating welcome always made glad the heart of the tired traveler, whether he was an acquaintances or a passing stranger. Deceased leaves a widow and five children. The children are all grown to manhood and womanhood. His family have the deep sympathy of the community in their sad loss. The funeral took place on Sunday evening and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances of the family. Internment was made in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa.
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  Catherine A Foran (____ - 1902)*
  Annie C. Foran (____ - 1913)*
  Frances Foran Willow (1870 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Native of Ireland
Note: Children's Names: Edward F Foran, James D Foran, Annie C Foran, Mrs Lyman Johnson, Maggie B Foran and Fannie Foran.
Saint Josephs Catholic Church Cemetery
Mariposa County
California, USA
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Record added: Mar 15, 2009
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James Foran
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