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Garrett FitzGerald (#47560546)
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Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Harkins in Butte and New York!
EUREKA INDEED!! Very happy this has all worked out for your research. And remember, I posted photos of headstones at Holy Cross for Philip and James in June when you first requested them. There is also a photo showing the space between their graves in the lot and we wondered at the time if this was the grave for Martin Harkins even though I couldn't find him on the Holy Cross records....just the one who died in 1930. I'm really delighted you figured the story out for the Martin Harkins/O'Donnell burial. I thought the story of the union unrest so interesting and was actually going to ask a local historian for more information if this was your guy. Thank you for figuring it all out. So, it appears you have what you need now? I hope so but don't hesitate to write. Best wishes!
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Jul 22, 2015 5:50 PM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE:Martin Harkins
There is a Martin Harkins buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Butte - born in Ireland - but not in the same lot as James and Phillip. This Martin Harkins #113576316 died in 1930 and shares a headstone with Dominick O'Donnell - also from Ireland. Could this possibly your Martin Harkins? I also found some interesting news articles about a Martin Harkins who was involved with some mine union issues - very interesting. The block files for the lot where James and Phillip are buried has an empty line between their names with no notation of who is buried there if anyone - so I can't tell you Martin Harkins is actually there for sure. Perhaps this is your Martin is the one who died in 1930?
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Jul 22, 2015 10:38 AM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Hugh and Mary Cunningham
Garrett, Holy Cross sexton records show a Mary J. Cunningham who was born in Ireland and died 12 Apr 1944 in Butte, Silver Bow County, MT. Her arrangements were made by a Mrs. Campbell Fox and she is buried in BLOCK:3 LOT:8 GRAVE:4. I have sent those edits to Rose Bond who posted the memorial for Mary.

Hugh Cunningham, from Ireland, died on 11 May
1950 in Deer Lodge Co, MT and was buried May 12 at Holy Cross Cemetery. He is not buried next to Mary, however. He is in BLOCK:14 LOT:53 GRAVE:6. I suggest you add a memorial for Hugh Cunningham with this location to Holy Cross Cemetery. We can then look for the grave and post a photo of his headstone if one is in place. Thanks! Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Jun 15, 2015 6:21 PM
RE: Charles Higgins grave photograph
Tá tú fáilte roimh. (Hope I got that right) No one has understood yet, or at least mentioned, the meaning of the name. Take care.
Added by Roibeard on Jun 01, 2015 7:27 AM
RE: Margaret Higgins
You're welcome. From my experience, there is less than 50% chance of finding markers for people buried in the Saints' Paths section.
Added by Roibeard on Oct 14, 2014 12:37 AM
Nancy Stevens
RE: Thomas Lyman Gibbons 1834
There has to be a way to do this without me permanently publicizing my email address! On Twitter I'm litewench or if you're on Facebook send a friend request. I'm the one with Dori (a blue fish)from "Finding Nemo" for a pic. :) It's a reference to my short term memory haha! I want to see what you have for me!!
Added by Nancy Stevens on Nov 07, 2013 7:24 PM
Nancy Stevens
RE: Joseph J Byron 1918-1957
Hey, I'm happy to do it! What part of Ireland do you live in? My niece is there right now & I'm so jealous! I'd like to pick your brain a little if you could have some advice for me. I don't want you to do any work for me but if you know of a source that I could use, it would mean the world to me.

Here's my situation:
My maiden name is Gibbons. (at least I think so!) My paternal grandfather was Thomas Lyman Gibbons & the census says he was born in Ireland in 1834. His father's name might be Richard. I don't know when they came to North America but it's possible that they lived in Canada before moving to Minnesota. My aunt thought that one of them was in jail in Ireland & escaped & dressed as a woman, got on a boat & eventually came here. Since he probably used a fake name to board the boat, who knows if he even used his real name once he was free! Do you know of a place that kept prison records? I've gotten pretty far back with other lines of my heritage but this one is my name so this brick wall is really frustrating me. If you could give me a clue, I will run with it & be forever grateful!
By the way, I didn't take the photo knowing that you live in Ireland. I have a list of almost 400 photo requests & I've been taking pix as I find the plots. It really makes me feel good doing it so it's kinda fun! I want to take another one of each when the grass is green & the lighting is more favorable for photography. Minnesota doesn't always look like that:) Sincerely, Nancy
my email is
Added by Nancy Stevens on Mar 27, 2013 9:17 PM

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