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Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« on: Wednesday 13 August 14 14:11 BST (UK) »
Looking for family info, my gr grandfather was William John O'Kane, born Dec 31 1864, emigrated to US in 1885, lived in Boston, was a fireman. What I understand is his parents were Bernard "Barney" O'Kane and Elizabeth Quig, who lived in Garvagh area, their church was in Glenullin. They had 3 sons - James, Hugh, William J. and 5 daughters - Kate, Elizabeth, Sarah, Martha, Mary. Their farm was later taken over by a neighbor named Nickels. Any info on Barney and his parents etc. This is my first post. Thank you.

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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 August 14 14:19 BST (UK) »
Marriage for Hugh on the familysearch site - as Hugh Kane: -

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N488-VGT
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 August 14 14:22 BST (UK) »
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL


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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 August 14 15:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you, there was no knowledge in my generation that William's siblings had also come to Boston.

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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 November 16 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'm also trying to find information on William o'kane from garvagh, on what i can find he was a solicitor and died aged 84 born in 1870 and died in 1954 and he had a brother  called Rev. DR. Bernard. o'kane, who died in 1939. William o'kane was survived by his wife who was a well-known figure in  the amateur drama world as a play wright and has 4 daughters.

Could any one help me?

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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 November 16 17:06 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 November 16 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'm also trying to find information on William o'kane from garvagh, on what i can find he was a solicitor and died aged 84 born in 1870 and died in 1954 and he had a brother  called Rev. DR. Bernard. o'kane, who died in 1939. William o'kane was survived by his wife who was a well-known figure in  the amateur drama world as a play wright and has 4 daughters.

Could any one help me?

Yes, what would you like to know?

William O'Kane, solicitor, lived at "The Hermitage" in Garvagh. He married Sarah Kerr (born 2 Sept.1876 at "Millfield" Glenkeen outside Garvagh), daughter of John Kerr & Annie Glenn. I think there were possibly 6 daughters.
Marriage: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1903/10237/5725614.pdf

www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Londonderry/Garvagh/Meeting_House/591145
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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 November 16 08:37 GMT (UK) »
That is so helpful thank you have you any idea if the daughters are still alive or how I could find out?  :)

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Re: Barney O'Kane of Garvagh
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 November 16 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!