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Carroll, Thomas of Phila, PA

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Re: Carroll Family

Posted: 4 May 2012 7:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandfather, William Joseph, had an older brother Richard. They also had a sister Catherine. Their parents were Valentine and Bridget (O'Reilly) Carroll from P.E.I..
Valentine was a mariner and supposedly died in some sort of accident at sea. Bridget also died supposedly of a broken heart and the children were separated.
William and Richard were sent to an orphanage and Catherine was sent to work in a boarding house in Gloucester, MA at age 9 to work. William escaped from the orphanage at age 10 and traveled to Boston to be near his mothers family. He lived in a barn and became a milk man. He located his sister and later on located his brother Richard in Cos Cob, CT. We have met Catherine's family who still reside in Gloucester. We have been unable to locate Richard's family. Richard was a writer in NYC.

Best of luck to you in your research,
Mary Carroll Cantin
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
judy 2 Apr 1999 2:03PM GMT 
Barbara Harris 9 Apr 1999 3:14PM GMT 
Pam Thomas 17 Jun 1999 11:23PM GMT 
BRonken 24 Aug 1999 9:59AM GMT 
williamcarrol... 27 Oct 2009 7:49PM GMT 
RCsech 14 Feb 2010 8:46PM GMT 
cantinM 4 May 2012 1:01PM GMT 
IvyFenske48 7 Aug 1999 9:59PM GMT 
Jeremy 25 Jan 2003 1:39AM GMT 
John Carroll 16 Apr 1999 11:56AM GMT 
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