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Buffalo Irish Times. (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1992-current, December 01, 2002, Image 9

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IRISH T1CDGS - DGCGCDBCR. 2003 -]ANUARg. CROSSINGS 9 Our R e tu r n P a r t 18: Disappeared! by Donna M. Shine The post (post office) is the quickest resource a strange trav­ eler may find in a small town- land. Reaching Banteer in Co. Cork by noon, I inquired at the post where 1 might locate a Mr. Con Tarrant. I was advised to seek Mr. Tarrant out by another SHINE descendant in Mt. Gambier, Australia. (Email has become the shortest distance between continents.) This advice proved to be true. Just down the street was a service station where James and I were told to ask for Con Tarrant. We pulled in and a gentleman asked if he could help us so we began to relay the path and reason our inquiries were directed to this place. To our amazement, it was himself that was standing before us stat­ ing that his mother was a Shine, her parents being William Shine and Hannah Drishlan of Mechlin. As the conversation sped around from one link to another, James and I were directed to his daughter Mary O’Callaghan who wrote an article on the sur­ vivors of the TITANIC, includ­ ing Ellen Shine who we were investigating. A quick drive around the corner found us at Mary’s store where my next set of inquiries began. James decided to wait in the car until he was sure we had the right place. He is very sen­ sitive about bothering or inter­ rupting strangers in our crazy quests for information on genealogy. When stating our mission on Ellen Shine, TITAN­ IC survivor, Mary led me through what seemed to me like a maze of hallways that were taking me further away from James, back into the depths of someone’s private home. Being a total stranger in a foreign country, how would my James find me if Mary was not on the up-and-up? But, she was! Mary began pulling out her research papers to find the TITANIC article that she had written in Vol. XI, 1997, Seanchas Duthalla, titled: TITANIC, that referred to our Ellen Shine as Nora from Lisrobin. 1 quickly pointed out that her birth name was truly Ellen, having attained a copy of her birth record in Dublin. Apparently, Ellen may have been referred to as Nora by her family and friends. I agreed to copy everything 1 had on Ellen Shine and send it on to Mary. 1 mentioned the fact that Ellen/Nora had married John O’Callaghan from Kiskeam, but Mary was unable to shed any light on that subject. As with the majority of people we have met, Mary quickly dialed the telephone to someone who might have a bit of infor­ mation for us. After several tries, she rang through, said her piece, then handed the phone over to me. (Mind you, James is still wait­ ing out in the car.) Picture this, here I am, standing in a strange woman’s back kitchen, on the phone, research papers all over her table, in a strange town, in a foreign land, with my husband outside, not knowing where I have been for the better part of an hour! I do get myself into some precarious situations, but love every minute at the same time. Well, my conversation with Michael Linehan, whose uncle Michael Linehan was on the TITANIC with Ellen, had con­ cluded with the agreement that he would make some inquiries while James and I completed our afternoon commitments then I was to ring him back at half six. By this time, James had become a bit curious as time appeared endless for him and decided to enter the store to either rescue me or find out what on earth happened. At that point, James found Mary and myself in a very excited conver­ sation that was concluding with great thanks and gratitude. After brief introductions and a good chuckle at how the mind works, we went on our way and left Mary about her business. It is absolutely amazing and heartwarming how open and sincere the people we have met in Ireland have been. Every day I give thanks for having been given the privilege of each small chance meeting and take none for granted. This is what life is all about. As they say, it’s not the goal you attain at the end of your life’s journey, it’s the journey along the road to your goal that makes it worth living...or something like that. But the meaning is the same however you choose say it and 1 am enjoying the road, potholes and all! ‘Kjiigfits of'Equity Court 5 “Buffalo’s Oldest Irish Club ” Sir Knight...........................................Gary Holzerland Vice Sir Knight .................................. Richard Bruning Treasurer .................................................... James Boyle Recording Secretary ................................... Dan Novak Financial Secretary .............................. Tom Masterson Lecturer ............................................. James McMahon Auditor........................................................Jack Hanley Warden...........................................................Tim Riedy Conductor .................................................... Dan Bonner Outer Guard ......................................... Charles Lennon For Membership Information Call Gary Holzerland 693-4859 J T he I rish C ultural & F o l k A rt A s s o c ia t io n Next Meeting Wednesday, January 12, 2003 At 8 p.m. All Are Welcome B u f f a l o I r i s h C e n t e r 245 Abbott Rd.—South Buffalo Call Charlie McSwain, 837-2082 For Details QUERIES BRADY: Seeking any info on my maternal gr-grandfather Philip BRADY, b.1837 Ireland, county unknown. Married Elizabeth WEIR and eventually resided for some 40 years in Buffalo, NY. Philip, a hotel and tavern owner, died in Buffalo, NY in 1903. Children: Elizabeth, Barney, Mary A., Rose Ann (my grandmother b. Auburn, NY 1870), and Margaret. Please contact: Larry DUNN, 66 Parkwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217, Email: LFDUNN@adelphia.net DUNN: Need any info on my gr-grandfather Lawrence DUNN, b. Abt. 1813-1816, Ireland, possibly Leix or Dublin; Arrived in USA about 1850; married Mary McINTEE (1st hus­ band Patrick EAGAN); resided Avon, NY; Children:Michael, Bridget DUNN. Were the following 2 girls of Avon, NY sisters of Lawrence DUNN? 1.) Honorah DUNN b. 1832 Leix, Ireland; d. Avon, NY 1894, married Thomas DAVIN, and 2.) Bridget DUNN b. Abt. 1840 Leix, Ireland, married Hugh Tighe. Please contact: Larry DUNN, 66 Parkwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217, Email: LFDUNN@adelphia.net EAGAN: Seeking any info on Patrick EAGAN b. circa 1811, Ireland. Married my gr-grandmother, Mary McINTEE, 23 Sept 1849 Scottsville, NY; Resided in Avon, NY; Children: Thomas & Mary Ann EAGAN. Mary became my gr-grandmother as a result of Patrick EAGAN’s death and subsequent marriage (her 2nd) to Lawrence DUNN. Please contact: Larry DUNN, 66 Parkwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217, Email: LFDUNN@adel- phia.net McINTEE: Need any info on my gr-grandmother, Mary McINTEE, b. Bet.1817-1825 Ireland; d. 1876 Avon, NY. Married her (1st husband) Patrick EAGAN 1849 in Avon, NY. Children: Thomas & Mary Ann EAGAN. Married (2nd) hus­ band Lawrence DUNN 1853 Avon, NY; Children: Bridget & Michael DUNN. Siblings: Thomas McINTEE, Owen McINTEE, James McINTEE, Edward McINTEE, Nancy McINTEE, Kathryn McINTEE. Please contact: Larry DUNN, 66 Parkwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217, Email: LFDUNN@adelphia.net TIGHE: Need any info on Hugh TIGHE b. Bet. 1828-1840, Roscommon, Ireland, d. 1914 Avon, NY; married my gr- grandaunt Bridget DUNN, who was born about 1840 Leix, Ireland. Resided in Avon, NY. Children: John, Augustin, Patrick, Charles Henry and Elizabeth. Please contact: Larry DUNN, 66 Parkwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217, Email: LFDUNN@adel- phia.net COTTER/HOLLAND/COLLINS/M ORRIS: Searching for descendant of Patrick COTTER (1811-1866) and Margaret HOLLAND (1815-?). Migrated from West Cork to Buffalo c. 1860. Children: James, William (1840-1891), Timothy, Johanna. William m. Mary COLLINS; Children: Patrick, James Joseph, Ellen, Margaret, Loretta (Lettie), and Annie. James (1869-1941) m. Katherine MORRIS; Children: James, Dolores, Katherine, Barth, Paul, Alice, and Laurens. Please contact: Paul Chestnut, 3060 South Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 or Email: chestnut- pc@aol.com COLLINS/HAGERTY: Searching for descendants of Bartholomew COLLINS (1811-1896) and Johanna HAGERTY COLLINS (1817-1904). Migrated from Ireland to Buffalo c. 1847. (See: COTTER/HOLLAND/COLLINS/MORRIS entry) Please contact: Paul Chestnut, 3060 South Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306 or Email: chestnutpc@aol.com CONWAY/CULLEN: Trying to find out when Mary CON­ WAY came to this country (USA). She was b.1838, married at St. Bridget’s Church in 1856 to Thomas CULLEN-b. 1830. Unable to trace him until mid 1880’s. Any information will be welcomed. Please contact: Eugene F. CULLEN, 13 Harvey Place, Buffalo, NY 14210 or Email: rubbemails@aol.com CONNORS/FORRESTEL: Dad and I are trying to find out aobut an Edward & Nellie CONNORS that lived on Prcnatt St. They were my Grandpa Alfred GRANT'S step-parents. We think it was Nellie’s side that was related thru a FORRESTEL sur­ name but can’t confirm. This is all circa 1910. Please contact: Tim Grant by email: Timbone52@aol.com Daniel McCaffrey, CFP™ Senior Vice President Investment Officer WACHOVIA SECURITIES 6467 Main Street, Suite 103 williamsville, n y 14221 admccaffrey@wachoviasec.com Tel 716 810-5017 Toll Free 877 822-0950 Fax 716 810-5005

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