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Looking for history on family of Parick Henry Nugent, County Cork

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Looking for history on family of Parick Henry Nugent, County Cork

Lamar Van Gunten (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 11:09PM GMT
I am a friend of an Irish-born American, William Henry Nugent, who celebrated his 92nd birthday on January 6, 2004. He lives in Menlo Park, California. He emigrated to the USA, twice actually, the second one sticking about 1929. He served in the U.S Navy in the early 1930s, and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is looking for information on his father, Patrick Henry Nugent who was a resident of Bantry, County Cork.

Mr. Patrick Henry Nugent died May 7, 1917, married Mary Teresa Gaugin (who died in 1944 or 1945). This was the second marriage for Patrick Henry Nugent who returned to Ireland after a marriage and a life in Bayone, New Jersey. In his American life he met the inventor Thomas Edison. Patrick and Mary Teresa had four children, Kathleen Jean (YOB 1908?), Greta (YOB 1910?),Willam Henry (my friend, born 1912), and Eileen (DOB June 1, 1914).

The Nugent family had an estate, Drumore (sic). near Bantry, County Cork. Patrick Henry Nugent had a mill there where the wheat was ground. Because of his meeting with Thomas Edison, and being entrepreneural, Patrick converted the mill power to generate electricity, and provided the first electrical power to the Bantry area.

Quite an interesting story, any information greatly appreciated to help us reconstruct William Henry Nugent's family history.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lamar Van Gunten 13 Jan 2004 6:09AM GMT 
LalaSal17 9 Jun 2008 10:46PM GMT 
Anonymous 9 Jan 2009 6:40AM GMT 
LalaSal17 9 Jan 2009 3:47PM GMT 
johnjnugent 4 Apr 2009 12:18PM GMT 
AnnetteCode 5 Apr 2009 5:42AM GMT 
MickiKLee 19 Apr 2009 6:54AM GMT 
rthoadley 26 Jul 2010 11:24PM GMT 
a6440 3 Feb 2013 3:35PM GMT 
rthoadley 26 Jul 2010 10:33PM GMT 
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