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Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« on: Tuesday 07 September 21 20:03 BST (UK) »
I have recently discovered that my great-grandfather emigrated from Scotland to the United States. He is meant to have lived in Cuyahoga, Ohio and died around 1955.

At the time he moved there he was married to Martha, her surname varies - McClathie/McLatchey. They had one daughter together called Margaret Ethel Cassidy who was born in Scotland.
Although Martha had two daughters from a previous marriage - Ellen and Elizabeth Campbell.
They all emigrated from Scotland to the United States as Thomas was already over there.

We would love to find out what happened to Thomas and where he may be burried at as all we knew was that he went to the United States but now we know their was a daughter and she will have connections here in Northern Ireland through her father, if she was aware that he was married previously with sons.


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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 20:37 BST (UK) »
Cleveland Public Library Necrology Index
Thomas Samuel Cassidy

https://cpl.org/newsindex/showrecord/?record=452932&type=necrology&searchType=both

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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 21:11 BST (UK) »

Martha's Naturalization Record in 1928.

Intention: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZF-JC1M

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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 21:14 BST (UK) »
What we have found out so far is:

Thomas Samuel Cassidy was born 17th March 1886 in Kilrea, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. We know when he went to the US etc as we found the information.

He was married three times
1st was to Mary McNicol in Kirkintilloch, Scotland
2nd was to Martha McClathie which was also Scotland
3rd was Ellen Henry

Though he had one daughter with Martha who was called Margaret Ethel who we have been trying to trace as she is the one that would be directly connected to us. From what we found she married a Robert Howard Orr in 1942.

We have found when Martha went to the US to be with Thomas, and know she was previously married with children.


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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 21:22 BST (UK) »
U.S Social Security Application and Claims Index

Name:  Margaret Ethel Cassidy (Orr)
DOB:  9 Dec 1920
POB:   Glasgow, U
DOD:  25 May 2003
FA:  Thomas S Cassidy
MO:  Martha McClatchie

Notes:   
Apr 1939: Name, Margaret Ethel Cassidy
Dec 1942: Name, Margareth Ethel Orr
03 Jun 2003: Name, Margaret E Orr


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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 21:24 BST (UK) »
RJ:  she is possibly listed in an obit in

The San Francisco Examiner
3 Dec 1982

Public records have her in Sonoma, CA

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Re: Cassidy in Cuyahoga, Ohio - Links to Northern Ireland
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 21:38 BST (UK) »
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGG5-Q39

California Death Index:

Robert Howard Orr
DOB:  10 Nov 1918
POB:  Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio:  from WWII DRC)
DOD:  2 Dec 1982
POD:  Sonoma, CA
Mother's maiden name:  Layman (different name than on his marriage license--Burnett)

Findagrave memorial of his mother:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87663387/carrie-bernet-orr
Carrie Bernet Layman Orr