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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 02 August 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
I don't think this Dennis Buckley is your family. Findagrave says he was born in 1827 and his headstone is shared with a Hannah.
Dennis Buckley
Obituaries Johnstown Tribune
January 9, 1892, and January 11, 1892

He was here by 1860 when he is age 36, wife Honora age 30, married with a 1 yr old son born in PA. To me that looks like he had just arrived and married, or why not other children.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXPV-F7R

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 02 August 18 15:45 BST (UK) »
Findagrave for Rosanna's daughter Anna Murphy Kearney
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29800008/johanna-kearney
picture of Rosanna, her obit. Picture of Anna, her death record. lots more.

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:02 BST (UK) »
Talk to this lady, if she doesn't have what you are looking for, then probably nobody does. She is a descendant of Rosanna's daughter Joanna Kearney, uploaded the photos and Joanna's death record:
https://www.findagrave.com/user/profile/48076864

or get enough exact/estimated dates of birth and start going through the baptisms and marriages for Cork and hoping to find enough matches to know you at least have the right location/townland, parish in Cork City, or whatever.

Here is Joanna's death record, transcribed

Certificate of Death
Johanna Kearney     
died September 23, 1932 at 1605 Y Ave, Altoona
female white widowed,
age 92y 8m 28d
born December 25, 1839, County Cork
husband: Bernard Kearney
father: Timothy Murphy, born in Co Cork
mother: Rose Sweeney, born in Co Cork
informant: Mary Kearney, same address as her mother


note she might have picked Christmas as her birthday because she needed something for the later American records and didn't know her exact date of birth. almost as good as March 17.


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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:15 BST (UK) »
I watched FOUR documentaries about Johnstown on youtube last night, but can you believe that Rose survived the 1889 flood in Franklin borough and it just so happens that her son, my Great grandfather, Judge Micheal Edward Buckley lived with his wife, Elizabeth Jane McDonald, and his family when my Grandmother Gertrude Buckley was 11...in Galveston, Texas!??  They survive the 1900 hurricane too!!

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:21 BST (UK) »

Certificate of Death
Johanna Kearney     
died September 23, 1932 at 1605 Y Ave, Altoona
female white widowed,
age 92y 8m 28d
born December 25, 1839, County Cork
husband: Bernard Kearney
father: Timothy Murphy, born in Co Cork
mother: Rose Sweeney, born in Co Cork
informant: Mary Kearney, same address as her mother


Obit: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22427859/johanna_kearney_obit/

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:26 BST (UK) »
I watched FOUR documentaries about Johnstown on youtube last night, but can you believe that Rose survived the 1889 flood in Franklin borough and it just so happens that her son, my Great grandfather, Judge Micheal Edward Buckley lived with his wife, Elizabeth Jane McDonald, and his family when my Grandmother Gertrude Buckley was 11...in Galveston, Texas!??  They survive the 1900 hurricane too!!
The two worst disasters in US history until very recent times. My grandfather, siblings, and parents survived the Johnstown 1889 flood but lost almost everything-jobs, home, belongings. His mother saved her mother's family Bible but she lost her own.

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:27 BST (UK) »
I am on Ancestry so will add the info to her profile, but oh how I wish I could discover more of her Buckley family since that is my line!! lol

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:28 BST (UK) »
Horrible to think of. The details of it are good to know however so now I want to discover any of my own family's ordeal.

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Re: Rose Anna Sweeney
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:33 BST (UK) »
I am going to message Bridget on find a grave today!! THANKS!!!