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Owen Scanlon/Katherine Higgins/Mary Langton

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Re: Owen Scanlon/Katherine Higgins/Mary Langton

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 4:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I had to reply to this , as my Grandmother's Aunt and Uncles were Michael, Bridgette, and Frank Scanlon. She was raised in Sligo , her name was Mary Kate Higgins, born May 31, 1907, in Dublin ireland , and later moved to Sligo. Her mother was Ann Scanlon . Ann's mother was Mary Scanlon and her husband I thought was Peter Scanlon. It is stated that my grandmother's grandmother's (Mary Scanlon) maiden name was Mary Wynne. The Scanlon's had a homestead in Sligo. Ann Scanlon's sibbling are Frank, Michael, and Bridgette Scanlon DOb's estimated 1880's 1890's. Ann Scanlan came to America's in 1910 with my Grandmother who was three and her sick sister Bridgette. Bridgette was was too sick to enter into the States and was sent back to Ireland with my Grandmother, Mary Kate. My grandmother Mary Kate was raised by her grandparents named Ann Scanlan and Joseph Scanlon. They lived in a thatched cottage attached to her Uncle Frank's cottage. We think my grandmother's father 'Higgin') died in WWI when my grandmother was 3. It was also stated that he was a teacher and Protestant and that they could not be together ..so I am inquiring about Ann Scanlan's Marriage certificate. We also think Michael Scanlon was in WWI as well, then came to the states where it was said he openned up a Pub. If its the same cottage ....my grandmother stated that the church was two hours away and that she had to go to church every week, or the priest would call out your name and if you were not there humilate your family's name. She also stated that the cottage had two rooms, the kitchen had a bed in the wall, and the upstairs had a bed in the wall. So it looks like info on Michael and Bridget Scanlon is correct, but you have Owen instead of us having Peter, and Langton instead Wynne. Our stories were hard to retrieve as my grandmother had a very hard life and inquiring about her past upset her so. We unfortunatley do not have credible proof to document who her mother and siblings were other than sotries and filing for registrations of birth, deaths and marriages in ireland. My grandmother had 10 children , and was a step mother to 3 boys making 13 all together. My father was her first born, I am my father's first born.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pilgrim81 10 Feb 2011 7:15PM GMT 
McRaf 10 Feb 2011 9:56PM GMT 
1_michaelscan... 18 Aug 2011 6:10PM GMT 
pilgrim81 19 Aug 2011 8:28PM GMT 
meggaigs 17 Mar 2013 10:52PM GMT 
pilgrim81 18 Mar 2013 3:40PM GMT 
meggaigs 17 Mar 2013 10:52PM GMT 
meggaigs 17 Mar 2013 11:06PM GMT 
pilgrim81 18 Mar 2013 3:32PM GMT 
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