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From: "John Steitz" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Gordons in 1900 census, Proximity question
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:09:40 -0500
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Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese is very helpful also. It takes a little while
but they have helped me quite a bit. You can google them to get contact
info. If those are you relies I wouldn't be surprised that info to show up
from what I have seen. Often parents named in weddings, baptism sponsors,
marriage witnesses etc.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Jeanne Crews <>

> Hello, I'm new to this list. My great-grandmother was Anna Gordon, born
> 1876 in Ireland. She married Frank Burke in Allegheny Co. in 1894 and they
> had three kids. (I assume Frank Burke died because she married my
> great-grandfather, Charles E. Yorks about 1904.)
> In the 1900 census,
> Anna and Frank Burke were living on Forward Avenue.
> There is a Maria Gordon living with the W J Hammond family on South
> Negley.
> Bridget Gordon, age 70, is living on Kansas St. with seven grandchildren.
> This Maria and Bridget were both born in Ireland, too. I know from other
> sources that Anna did have a sister named Marie and her mother's name was
> Bridget. So I'm trying to figure out if the census records are for them
> because there are some discrepancies. I don't know a lot about Pittsburgh
> geography, but I looked for those streets on mapquest and they look like
> they're roughly in the same neighborhood. Can anyone give me some insight?
> Was this an Irish neighborhood? Does it have a name? Are all three of these
> streets really in the same neighborhood? (Or would they have been back in
> 1900?) Is there a Catholic Church there? Is Calvary Cemetery a Catholic
> cemetery? Are there records for it online?
> Thanks,
> Jeanne
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