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Hannon/Scanlon, Gurteen, Sligo

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Re: Hannon/Scanlon, Gurteen, Sligo

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2012 8:45PM GMT
Surnames: Scanlon-Roche-Geoghan
Hi: In your Scanlon research, have any of you encountered a female Scanlon (married surname or maiden name) who was born in Ireland in 1897 (+/- 2 years) and emigrated to the U.S. in about 1904? She had a child in 1933 (male) who was given up for adoption in NYC. This was likely an out-of-wedlock or bad marriage situation. She had this child by c-section, nursed him for a month at the Guild of the Infant Saviour in Manhattan, had him baptized and then gave up parental rights to the NY Foundling citing lack of money and a drinking husband (the latter may or may not be true, I'm told). She may not have lived much longer after the birth, given the rarity of c-sections back then. She likely didn't have any children after that point due to the surgery and her age. Perhaps she became a spinster or a nun? Or, maybe this child was the last of a brood of children? This child was fostered out and ultimately adopted in 1936 by Thomas Roche and Mary Lee Roche of Brooklyn, NY. There is some speculation that this child may have been somehow related to either family. BTW, there are Geoghans on the Roche side of the adoptive family. There is a sketchy note in the non-identifying information from the Foundling that she may have had relatives in New England and/or a sister nearby in NY. Does this ring a bell (even a small one) for anyone? Thanks for any input you may have.
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