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Father Martin A. Hehir of Duquesne University

Father Martin A. Hehir of Duquesne University

Posted: 15 Mar 2000 12:08PM GMT
Edited: 28 Dec 2001 4:04PM GMT
I am looking for anyfamily of Father Hehir born in County Clare Ireland in 1855.

Rev. Martin A. Hehir

Posted: 15 Mar 2000 1:50PM GMT
Edited: 6 Mar 2002 1:25PM GMT
I hope the following is helpful. Fr. Hehir used to visit my family (O'Hares - Clare to Boston in 1845). My father (deceased)mentioned him to me a few time over the years, and an uncle (now in his early 80's) remembers him. He was reportedly a first cousin of my great grandfather, Joseph O'Hare (1850-1917). Joseph was born in Boston, but his parents both emigrated from Ireland in 1845. Joseph's father was Michael O'Hare (1817-1883), son of John and Mary O'Hare of Kilfidane, Killadysaret, Co. Clare. His mother was Mary Halloran also believed to be from Clare. How the first cousin linkage occurs is unclear, but it's most likely we changed the Hehir spelling somewhere along the line. Another source of information who might provide you further Cunningham-Hehir links is a Fr. Cunningham born in Clare now stationed in Edmonton Alberta. Fr. Cunningham was born in Co. Clare.

Fr. Hehir

Posted: 15 Mar 2000 5:24PM GMT
Edited: 28 Dec 2001 4:04PM GMT
Thank you B. O'Hare for your information. I keep in touch with Fr. John Cunningham,who is the cousin of my late husband. His father and my father in law were brothers.I am in the process of researching the cunningham family tree.

Father Hehir of Duquesme University (SP)

Posted: 26 Mar 2000 7:52PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2001 3:16PM GMT
I believe that Father Hehir was a cousin of my grandmother, Margaret O'hare (O'Haire) Custy. He was President of Holy Ghost College connected to the university. I have been told that he had a very complete family genealogy. My grandmother came from County Clare Ireland. My grandmother's Mother's name was Hastings. I believe they changed the spelling somewhere along the line. Please contact me with any information you have.

Cunnigham name

Posted: 26 Mar 2000 7:57PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2001 3:16PM GMT
My sketchy records show a cousin by the name of Bill Cunningham. I think he had 10 children. I don't know any of the names but this may fit into your family. Maybe we are related.

Cunnigham name

Posted: 26 Mar 2000 7:57PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2001 3:16PM GMT
My sketchy records show a cousin by the name of Bill Cunningham. I think he had 10 children. I don't know any of the names but this may fit into your family. Maybe we are related.

Father Hehir

Posted: 27 Mar 2000 9:53AM GMT
Edited: 28 Dec 2001 4:04PM GMT
Dear Peggie, My Father in Laws mother was a Hehir, related to Father Hehir. Her name wasMargaret Hehir Cunningham married to John Cunningham both from County Clare, Ireland.Margaret and John Cunningham had 11 children. One of their children is a priest in Canada. His brother is looking into the family history for me. I hope this is some help. Please let me know as I am very interested in continuing the history search. Do you know what area of County Clare your family is from ?
Posted: 27 Mar 2000 12:30PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2001 3:16PM GMT
I believe that they were from around Ennis. Though I am not sure. Did the name Bill Cunningham mean anything to you?

FATHER HEHIR

Posted: 27 Mar 2000 3:36PM GMT
Edited: 28 Dec 2001 4:04PM GMT
PEGGIE, MY FATHER IN LAWS NAME WAS WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM. HE WAS BORNIN 1896 IN KNOCKALOUGH-KILMIHIL, COUNTY CLARE.HE CAME TO THE USA AND FIRST LIVED IN PITTSBURGH AND THEN SETTLED IN NY.
Posted: 27 Mar 2000 3:51PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2001 3:16PM GMT
Eileen,
My grandmothers, Mother was named Hastings. Other names that I have found are Jack Hinchey and Tiernan. I don't know if any of these will mean anything to you or not. My Grandmother had several siblings, Catherine Duane, Bridget, Stephen, Sommerville, Mass., Simon, from near Boston, Martin, and Joohn David. I don't know if any of these names will help you or not. Just thought I would take a chance, as I am not having much luck tracing my Dad's side of the family.

Peggie
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