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GILMARTIN of IRL > Pittston,PA.

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GILMARTIN of IRL > Pittston,PA.

Patricia Kelly (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jun 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query

Searching for my GILMARTIN Ancestors, from the
Co. of Mayo, IRL, c. 1850 > to Pittston,PA. USA.

My ancestor name is James J.GILMARTIN, Co.
Mayo, Ireland,1858, >emmigrated to USA, 1872,
Pittston, PA, > enl. Army, 12/20/77, Co. "C" 5th
regt., US Inf., and was Honorably discharged at
Ft. Keogh Montana Territory on 12/19/82. The 5th
regt. was commanded by Col. Miles & engaged many
exciting & bloody encounters with the Indians.
The regt. pursed Sitting Bull in his flight over
the Canadian border. One of the most desperate
conflicts GILMARTIN engaged in was the battle of
Poplar River, Mo. Col. Miles, with a handful of
men, led an attack on Chief Grulos`s band, which
it was afterwards learned, consisted of 600
warriors. Miles and his men were surrounded, and
had it not been for the high prairie grass, which
concealed them from the Indians, they would all
been massacred. At the end of his 5 year`s term
of enl., GILMARTIN was discharged with the rank
of corporal. Upon leaving the army he returned to
Pittston, PA, where he met and married, Ann SMALL
(11/16/84) of Pittston. They resided at 173
Butler St., Pittston, Luzerne Co..PA, and had 4
children; Mrs. Margaret Wm. FALLON Jr. b.6/10/58,
m.12/3/08, d. 2/28/54, ~ Thomas, b.10/27/86
d.2/6/18, ~ Mrs. Mary Ann, Wm. MORGAN, b.8/8/88
d./?, ~ Mrs. Genevere Leo FADDEN, b.8/2/90 d./?.
The entire family lived, died and was buried in
St.John`s Cemetery, Pittston. There was one
exception, Thomas was killed in France during WW
II and was shipped back and buried with his
family. Thomas was a local hero, he served with
the Pittston Battery B, 109th Field Artillery,
and gave up his life for freedom. The people of
Pittston, prepared to pay tribute to the memory
of Sergeant Thomas GILMARTIN, by dedicating a
park. (GILMARTIN PARK 5/30/18) There`s a tragic
ending to my gr-gr-grandfather`s life story, he
was murdered. This was his obituary the next day
after his death,...... "The funeral of James
GILMARTIN, who died from injuries received at the
hands of James McLoughlin, took place this
afternoon from his home on Butler street, and was
largely attended. Branch 72,E,B.A., of which the
deceased was a charter member, was in attendance.
The remains were taken to St. John`s church,
where funeral services were held. ..." Generally
he was well thought of by those who knew him, and
his death was sincerely mourned by a host of
friends. He had left a wife and 4 children, ( one
in which was my grandmother`s mother~Mrs.Margaret
FALLON.) and 2 brothers ~ Charles GILMARTIN, of
Railroad St. and Patrick GILMARTIN, of Upper
Pittston, ~ both of whom were respected and
well-to-do citizens.

Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Patricia Kelly 6 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Jeannine S> Curry 11 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT 
James Kelly 14 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT 
dj1847 27 Sep 2001 2:09AM GMT 
Gilmartin1 29 Sep 2001 5:00PM GMT 
dj1847 2 Oct 2001 9:56PM GMT 
Deirdre Gilmartin 3 Oct 2001 4:41PM GMT 
Blake Gilmartin 11 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Blake Gilmartin 11 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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