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From: "Marilyn Washington" <>
Subject: Re: [PaCambri] PATRICK DONNELLY'S DECENDENTS
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 11:04:06 -0400
I have researched in the Clearfield County Historical Society and they
have some old Houtsdale newspapers on microfilm. I cannot tell you the
dates of the papers, but perhaps you could find some details about the mine
explosion. They will answer queries there.
The Special Collections at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has
inherited a lot of mining documents and have a series of Annual Reports of
the Department of Mining [or whatever it was called at the time], published
yearly in hardback volumes. These reports give detailed explanations of
all mining accidents and the names of the miners. One down side to this is
that the mine must have been large enough to be inspected by the department.
That means that if it was a small house coal mine the data will not be in
the volumes. The second problem is that they are filed by Mining Districts,
and these have changed over the years, causing some problems. Again, I do
not know when these Volumes started or stopped printing, but IUP has them.
IUP also has the United Mine Worker's Journal on microfilm. Again, I do not
know the years. It contained some obituaries of members. It was probably
published later than your dates, but might help someone else.
I hope these resources might help you or others find out about your
ancestor. Could you let me know if you can find pertinent information.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L. Boland" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 12:12 AM
Subject: [PaCambri] PATRICK DONNELLY'S DECENDENTS
> PATRICK DONNELLY b. about 1843 PA d. Nov. 1888 in a coal mine explosion
> near Houtzdale, buried Snowshoe PA Centre county St. Mary's Catholic
> married CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN b. 1844 PA dau. of James McLaughlin /
> Barbara Strain Patrick / Catherine had 12 children; 2 died as
> James F.Donnelly b. 11 Aug. 1859
> Barbara Jane Donnelly b. 11 Sept. 1861; census 1870 8 yrs; not on 1880
> John Donnelly b. 12 March 1864; believed killed with father in mine
> Catherine Donnely b. 12 Dec. 1865
> Sarah (Sadie) Donnelley b. 01 Nov. 1868
> Richard Edward Donnelly b. 12 Mar. 1870
> Mary Alice Donnelly b. 08 Aug. 1874
> Robert Donnelly b. 1878 I have no record after 1888
> Theresa Christina Donnelly b. 12 April 1881
> Daniel E Donnelly b. 14 Aug. 1884
> After Patrick's death Catherine moved to Cambria county Carroll
> township. she married 24 Feb.1895 in Spangler PA to widower Lewis W.
> Boland (Bolan) b. 27 Jan. 1841 Juniata Township Blair (then Huntingdon)
> county. They moved to Dover DE 1909 she died in Dover DE 1916, is buried
> at Holy Cross Catholic cemetery Dover DE
> JAMES F. DONNELLY married Agnes Cecelia Crowley b. 1864 in Wales
> (a) Patrick Donnelly b.1883
> (b) Mary Ann Donnelly b. Oct. 1884
> (c) Michael Donnelly b. Aug. 1887
> (d) John Donnelly b. Jan. 1889
> (e) David Leo Donnelly b. Jan. 1890
> (f) Nora Marie Donnelly b. 29 Jan. 1892
> (g) Julia V. Donnelly b. 29 Mar. 1894
> (h) Agnes Donnelly b. Aug. 1898
> CATHERINE DONNELLY married John Houston
> (a) Frank Houston
> (b) Catherine Houston
> John Houston killed in coal mine Catherine married Alexander Houston
> (John's younger brother.)
> (c)James Houston b.1891 ?
> (d) Mary Houston b. 1895
> (e) Alan Houston b. 1897
> (f) Annie Houston b. 1998
> RICHARD DONNELLY married Alice Mary Trexler b. 06 Jan 1872 Cambria
> county dau of Thomas Trexler / Ann Sanker Children;
> (a) Ilene Donnelly b. Feb. 1897
> (b) Earl Joseph Richard Francis Donnelly b. 08 March 1899 in Beaverdale
> (c) Borgia Patrick Earl Donnelly b. 25 Aug. 1901 South Fork
> (d) Vernon F. Donnelly b. 1908.
> (e) Madeline P. Donnelly b. 1908
> (f) Kathleen M. Donnelly b. 30 Nov.1910
> (g) Orgie Donnelly b. 13 May 1913
> (h) Emeline Donnelly b. 1918
> MARRY ALICE DONNELLY m. ??
> (a) Mae Donnelly b.1892
> Married; Ira Watts b.1875
> (b) Edward Watts b. 1904
> (c) Donald Watts b. 1906
> (d) Catherine Watts b. 1908
> (e) Leo Watts b. Oct. 1909
> (f) Leroy Watts b. 1913
> (g) William Watts b. 1915
> (h) Francis Watts b. June1919
> SARAH (Sadie) DONNELLY married (Spangler PA) to Edward J. Hayes b.
> (a) Leo Hayes b. June 1888
> (b) Cathryn Hayes b. Oct. 1890
> (c) Patricia Hayes b. 1892
> (d) Edward Hayes b. May 1896
> (e) Julia Hayes b. 1903
> THERESA CHRISTINA DONNELLY Married 23 July 1895 to John Lewis Boland b.
> Sept. 04, 1875 (Her Step-brother) children;
> (a) Edmund Boland b. 04 Aug. 1898
> (b) Kathleen Boland b. 12 Feb. 1901
> (c) Louis Norbert Boland b. 09 Mar. 1902
> (d) Margaret Anne Boland b. 29 July 1904
> (e) Marie G. Boland b. 06 Dec. 1908
> (f) John Floyd Boland b. 08 Oct. 1915
> (g) Raymond Clyde Boland b. 08 April 1917
> DANIEL E. DONNELLY married 1904 to Nidah Richardson
> (a) Viola Donnelly
> (b) Leroy Donnelly
> (c) Edith Donnelly
> More info available, E-Mail me direct.
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