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Samuel O'Neill (all variations) abt 1859-1935

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Samuel O'Neill (all variations) abt 1859-1935

Posted: 14 Dec 2007 5:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Neal O'Neill O'Neil Oneail
I am trying to make some progress backwards :-) to find some solid information on Samuel O'Neill. His family is listed below. I have found reliable information under the surnames Oneal/O'Neal/O'Neil/O'Neill. O'Neill is merely the standard spelling related directly to myself, but through my research I have learned not to discount other spellings. This is my Great grandfather.
If this family looks familiar to you please contact me.

Regards,
Gerald
gwoneill68@yahoo.de

Samuel O'Neill
Born: 16.Aug.1859
Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA
Died: 13.June.1935
Orchards, Clark, Washington, USA

Wife's Name: Catherine/Katherine/Katie/Kate Ward

Married in Minnesota
Raised a number of children in Glen Flora, Wisconsin.
Finally, moved to Orchards/Vancouver, Washington, where Samuel continued to raise children.
William M O'Neill
1886-?
Samuel E. O'Neill
1887-1963
James Henry O'Neill
1892-1971
Mary C E O'Neill
1894-?
Nellie A R O'Neill
1895-?
Celia
? - ?
Eva M O'Neill
1896-?
Augusta O'Neill
1897-?
Mildred Xavier Genevieve O'Neill
1901-1970
Enid T O'Neill
1905-1994
Francis Arnold O'Neill
1908-1959

Update:
Situation.Normal.All.F.U

Well, at this point I feel I can't rely on all my documentation. And family stories confound my research beyond belief.
Samuel's wife reported, on his Death Certificate, that he was born in Buffalo, New York. The death certificate information is all I have that hints that his parents were named James and Mary. I can't find a James and Mary, with son Samuel, in any census. Besides, it seems that I can only rely on census information until 1900. After that point I can't defintely say who is a relation anymore. And to make things more complicated, my family spells their name O'Neal in the 1910 census, and my greatgrandmother Catherine states that her parents were from Pennsylvania, whereas all other sources say that both Sam and Kate's parents were from Ireland.
So that's the mess I'm facing.
Any hints, however small, would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Gerald
gwoneill68@yahoo.de

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