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Message started by seanorourke on 13. Nov 2007 at 02:48

Title: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by seanorourke on 13. Nov 2007 at 02:48

Hi,

Seeing what information I can find out about my grandparents: Walter and Anna O'Rourke.

I know my grandfather was a coal miner and with some of the accidents I have seen at coal mines around the US, I sometimes wonder about him. Any information would be great.

I am the son of Dennis O'Rourke. Used to go up as a kid when I was younger, but have not been there in years.

Thanks,
Sean

Title: Re: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by annapolis on 13. Nov 2007 at 14:26

This information comes from the Moss Diaries
John Joseph O'Rourke
b. June 24, 1876 d. June 12, 1951 age 75
born in Low Pt, or Victoria Mines, Cape Breton
son of John and Mary (Livingstone)
m. Margaret Amelia Hayes 1902
    b. Feb. 2, 1881 d. July 14, 1955
    she was born in Westchester, daughter of John  
    and Margaret Amelia Hayes (Brown)
children:
Walter, Margaret Amelia, Gladys, Laura, John, Vincent,
Frances

Vincent Owen O'Rourke
b. March 19, 1906, d. June 12, 1976, 70 years
m. Ann Leota Teed
he died in Parrsboro and is buried in North St. Cemetery

Laura Comeau (O'Rourke)
d. 3/1/1994 buried in North St. Cemetery
m. Joseph Comeau d. 12/3/1983
children: Jean, James
Peter b. 1946 d. 1958 12 years
Judy (Lui Veller)

Margaret Amelia O'Rourke
d. 19/12/1991 age 73 in Parrsboro, buried in Hillside Cemetery, served in WW2 in CWAC

Walter Leo O'Rourke
d. 11/04/1982, age 79 in Springhill
buried in North St. Cemetery
Son of Joseph and Amelia (Hayes) O'Rourke
occupation - coal miner
m. Anna Cecilia MacDonald, daughter of Daniel Angus and Cecilia (MacInnis)
she was born in Westville, NS  and died in Springhill in 21/07/1991, age 79. She is buried in Hillside Cemetery
children: Jean Cecile b. 1939 d. Aug. 4, 1939, 3 months, buried in Hillside Cemetery, Joseph Daniel b. Dec. 1942 d. Feb. 6, 1943, 2 months, buried in Hillside Cemetery, Gloria (J. MacPherson), Elaine (D. Laurie), Sharon (F. Fisher), Mary Lynn (L. Cahill), Dawn (T. Perino), Virginia or Marilyn, Dennis  
 

Title: Re: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by annapolis on 13. Nov 2007 at 14:39

Found information on the marriage of Walter Leo O'Rourke and Anna Cecelia McDonald

this comes from www.novascotiagenealogy.com
Item can be found in Registration year 1929, Book 57, page 424

married 30th October 1929
St. John's Church, Springhill, NS
witnesses; Roddie McDonald and Anne Carrigan

Good hunting
Val

Title: Re: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by annapolis on 13. Nov 2007 at 15:06

more from nova scotia genealogy

Mary Livingstone and John O'Rourke
Registration year 1867, book 1804, page 28, number 157
m. 10 Nov. 1867 in Low Point, Catholic Church
John age 30, bachelor, coal miner
Mary age 33, spinster

Amelia Hayes and Joseph O'Rourke
married 1902, Cumberland County
Registration year 1902, Book 1810, Page 266, number 180

Leola Teed and Vincent O'Rourke
Married 1930
Registration year 1930, book 60, page 745

Hope this helps

Title: Re: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by seanorourke on 13. Nov 2007 at 15:24

Thanks!

I appreciate the quick response.

Take Care,
Sean

Title: Re: So who can tell me about my grandfather....
Post by annapolis on 13. Nov 2007 at 16:14

Sean
If you go to the Nova Scotia Genealogy site you can actually view the documents and possibly find more information. It will also lead you to other family members.
Val

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