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Mcgahan/Mccluskey
« on: November 07, 2020, 06:18:15 AM »
My Uncle was Born in Drohegda in 1941, Patrick Mcgahan! His Dad was Joseph Mcgahan from Belfast i am looking for information on his mother, i believe her surname was Mccluskey! I thought she died giving birth, but recently someone mentioned an accident on a bus. All help appreciated as I'm at a loss thank you

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Re: Mcgahan/Mccluskey
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 12:52:53 PM »
Hereís a marriage for Joseph McGahan to Mary McCluskey in June 1940 in Co. Monaghan that seems to fit with the information you gave, except that Joseph was in Monaghan not Belfast:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1940/08839/5196151.pdf[/font]
 
This may be Joseph and his father in 1911. That would have made him nearly 50 when he married. Does that seem right?
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Monaghan/Loughfea/Descart/798144/

Thereís a Mary McGahan death on 20.5.1941 aged 23 regd in Enniskillen. There are other deaths for older Marys but thatís the only younger one I can see in NI or the Republic post 1941.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 05:10:12 PM »
Joseph was younger than that when he married, as he moved to England and Married my nan, his 2nd wife in 1945, he was 34.
If Mary is the correct person that death is incorrect as Patrick was born in July 1941.
Sorry i don't have much information, and thank you for your help

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2020, 05:34:03 PM »
There was a Joseph McGahan marriage in Belfast on 16.3.1938 to Margaret Fahey. You could look at that on the GRONI site. Perhaps Joseph's occupation (if sufficiently unusual) might tell you whether itís right.
 
Iíd be inclined to get a copy of Patrickís birth certificate and see what his motherís name was from that. Otherwise you are really just guessing. You can order it from GRO Roscommon.
 
https://www.gov.ie/en/service/124a70-apply-for-certificates/?referrer=https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Apply-for-Certificates.aspx
 
I assume you believe Josephís wife died in NI. Is that correct? There were 9 women named McGahan who died between July 1941 and 1945. If you eliminate a child and women who were not of child bearing age, you are left with just 2. Kathleen McGahan died 21.7.1941 aged 20, in Lisnaskea and Margaret McGahan who died 8.11.1943 aged 33 regd Lisburn. (You can view either of those on the GRONI site for £2.50 each).
 
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 12:16:25 AM »
Thank you! I did believe Pats mum died in childbirth! I was told just a few months ago by a Mcgahan relative in USA that it was a accident on a bus!
But it's not 100% validated!  I have a little more information for Joseph (my grandad) he had a twin sister called Alice D O.B 10/10/1910. His Mum was also called Alice, his Dad was Henry! I vaguely remember Macaulay St being mentioned but can't say for sure if that was the Mcgahan side as My Dads biological father was also from Ireland! Thank you you have been very helpful!

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 10:33:28 AM »
Hopefully this will answer a big question for you.
The report is from the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph 24July 1958.

Due to the circumstances of the death, more than likely there may have been a Coroners Inquest.


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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 11:43:46 AM »
Stephanie, her surname was not McCloskey
It was Caulfield.  👍🏼



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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 09:42:37 PM »
Thank you for all your help, i get lost completely and that's just my Mum's side, My Dad has Irish Ancestors too.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 10:18:19 PM »
I'm not sure if these articles are right i can't find them, except the first and i don't think that is correct, as Patrick was an only child and Joseph had Moved to England and Married my nan by 1945, Patrick was 4!
I can only assume Pat either stayed in Ireland or Moved back there at some point, because he Married a woman called Roisin Obrien and they had 6 children.
Patrick was living in England when he passed away in 2007!
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2020, 11:36:04 PM »
Maybe I was led up the garden path by the USA accident account...

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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2020, 11:58:23 PM »
No problem I've been led up more than one wrong path, probably a lot more to come ha ha, you have helped me at least i know that person is wrong! Now on to my Dads biological Dad, that should be fun!   :yahoo: :yahoo: