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Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Rooney from Westport County Mayo area
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:17:31 EST


I am reposting a request re: Elizabeth (Bessie) Rooney who would have
emigrated from the Westport (Knockfin townland) area of County Mayo after
1880. Her maiden name would be Rooney if she married in Chicago. Can find
no record of a marriage in Westport.
There were Cleveland Ohio contacts to about the 1940s with her sister
and niece's family. Cleveland surnames would have been Fadden/Fagin/McFadden,
Friel and Giblin. She had a nephew who emigrated to first South Dakota and
then settling as a miner in Butte Montana; Thomas McFadden. He and his wife
had visited her in Chicago in the early 1900s
If any of this sounds familiar, the families both in Ireland and the
USA have information to share.

Mary Ellen Chambers
Lakewood Ohio.


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