http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 720 XTF Search Results (subject=Irish Americans -- Archives;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default) http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/search?subject%3DIrish%20Americans%20--%20Archives;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Irish Americans -- Archives;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT Bartley J. Kilkenny Papers. Kilkenny, Bartley J. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4855.xml Bartley J. Kilkenny (1901-1993) was involved in the Irish American community in Cleveland, Ohio, and was an active member of several Irish American Clubs. He was involved in the founding of the East Side Irish American Club and served as president for a term. He was born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. He met his wife, Winnifred L. Kilkenny, nee Padden (1899-1995) during his days at Bofield school in Ballina, County Mayo. He immigrated to the United States on June 3, 1920 and lived with his aunt, Mrs. Quigley, until he married Winnifred on June 23, 1926. They settled originally in East Cleveland, Ohio and later in Euclid, Ohio. He met the Irish president Eamon De Valera during his visit to the United States, and also during his own visit to Ireland in 1960. Bartley J. Kilkenny was the father of five children, grandfather of eighteen children, and great-grandfather of twenty-six children. Winnifred L. Kilkenny worked with the Firestone family as their nanny and friend until her wedding day. During World War ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4855.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Burke School of Irish Dance Photographs. Burke School of Irish Dance http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG532.xml The Burke School of Irish Dance was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1958. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of students from the Burke School of Irish Dance at a variety of Irish dance competitions. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG532.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Burke School of Irish Dance Records. Burke School of Irish Dance http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4901.xml The Burke School of Irish Dance (f. 1958) was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Thomas Scott, (b.1906) immigrated from County Sligo in the 1920s to the United States, and initially settled in New York. Her mother was born in County Clare and came to the U.S. a few years after Thomas. Scott was a musician and dance teacher in Cleveland. According to Theresa, he was the first person in Cleveland to teach traditional Irish dancing to a competitive standard. Sharing her father's love for Irish dance, Burke followed in his footsteps as the founder and owner of two Irish dance schools in Ohio, one in Cleveland, the other in Youngstown (f. 1965), and one out of state in Pennsylvania, (f.1971). The collection consists of an honorary achievement award, certificate of appreciation from President Ronald Reagan, certificate of appreciation from Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society, a directory of registered newspaper clippings, programs, a resolution and a scrapbook. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4901.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Burke School of Irish Dance Records, Series II. Burke School of Irish Dance http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4917.xml The Burke School of Irish Dance (f. 1958) was founded by an Irish American, Theresa Burke, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Thomas Scott, (b.1906) immigrated from County Sligo in the 1920s to the United States, and initially settled in New York. According to Theresa, he was the first person in Cleveland to teach traditional Irish dancing to a competitive standard. Sharing her father's love for Irish dance, Burke followed in his footsteps as the founder and owner of two Irish dance schools in Ohio, one in Cleveland, the other in Youngstown (f. 1965), and one out of state in Pennsylvania, (f.1971). The collection consists of a poem, newsletters, notes on the history of Irish dancing and a journal article. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4917.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Creative Irish Gifts Catalog Company Records. Creative Irish Gifts Catalog Company http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4882.xml Creative Irish Gifts Catalog Company (f. 1986) was established in Illinois by Robert and Diane O'Connor, and in later years moved to northeast Ohio. Robert (b. 1939) was born in Dublin, Ireland, growing up during a time of much strife in Northern Ireland. His childhood experience left him with an impression that has remained with him all his life. To help ease the suffering of the children in Northern Ireland, he and his wife, Diane (nee Baron) decided to set up a fund to allow Protestant and Catholic children from the most derelict areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland, to come to the United States and spend a few weeks with a host family. The goal is to foster positive relations between the two groups, and is followed with various outings, events, and retreats back in Northern Ireland. The O'Connor's established Creative Irish Gifts Catalog Company, which is based in Streetsboro, Ohio. The company provides a variety of products made in Ireland, through their catalog. Creative Irish Gifts Catalog func... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4882.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Edward Brennan Papers. Brennan, Edward http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4863.xml Edward Brennan (1898-ca. 1959) was one of the many Irish nationals who emigrated from Ireland to the United States in the early twentieth century. He married Anne (aka Annie) Carty (1892-1935) in Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland, on June 24, 1927. They arrived in New York in the late 1920s. Shortly thereafter, they traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as Annie had a sister living in Cleveland at that time. Edward was born in Boyle, County Roscommon and Anne came from Roscommon town, County Roscommon, Ireland. Prior to coming to the United States, Edward worked as a shop assistant for D.I. Finnegan in Castlerea, County Roscommon for five years. In Cleveland, he obtained employment from the Chase, Brass and Copper Company as a shipping clerk from 1935 until 1953. The family lived on East 114th Street and St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland. Edward frequented the West Side Irish American Club in Cleveland. He and Anne had three children, (Edward) Patrick, Mary Josephine and Cyril, who were born in Ireland and are currentl... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4863.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. Records. Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4915.xml Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. (1973-1995) was established to provide imported goods from Ireland to promote Irish culture and support Irish American events in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The owners, Joan Dillon Flynn and Dee Keating, who served as vice president, opened the first Irish import store in Ohio on October 13, 1973 on Old River Road in the Flats called Emerald in the Flats. The company was the first import business to participate in the Irish Cultural Festival at the Berea Fairgrounds in Ohio. A second store was opened in Akron by Flynn's son, John Flynn. It ceased operations one year later, when John Flynn moved out of sate. Emeralds Unlimited Inc. imported Irish stone and turf jewelry, sweaters, woolens, crystal, and art work. Bernadette O'Brien, native of Dublin and costume designer for the Cleveland Playhouse handmade "bainin" skirts and purses for the store. Natives of Brooklyn, New York, of Irish parents, Joan Dillon Flynn and her husband Ed moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1958. The company consisted ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4915.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Gary O'Meara Family Papers. O'Meara, Gary Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4884.xml Gary O'Meara (b. 1952) was born in Berea, Ohio, of Irish descent. He is one of eleven siblings. He married Mary Ann Emery (b. 1955) in 1975 at St. Augustine's Church in Cleveland, and together they have three children. O'Meara has traced his genealogy back to 1762, tracing nine generations, starting with his paternal great-great-grandparents, Matthew Pigman (1763-1803) and Ann Gilmore (b. 1762). Gary's maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Laughlin O'Meara (1852-1945) was born in Galway, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States, as a young girl with her family. Catherine's father died en route, leaving her mother with six children. They traveled to Harvard, Illinois, to Catherine's uncle, John Laughlin, who had a home there. This family worked primarily as farmers, and lived in Minnesota and other states in the United States as well as in Canada. Catherine's husband, James O'Meara (1848-1919) was born in Canada. His parents were born in Ireland and immigrated during the Penal Law era, escaping religious p... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4884.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT John C. Sullivan Family Papers. Sullivan, John C. Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4888.xml John J. Sullivan (b. 1942) as born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Sullivan traced his genealogy back several generations, originating in Ireland, particularly in the southern counties of Cork, Kerry, and Tipperary, and County Mayo. Sullivan family members served in the United States military in every conflict since the Civil War. Following in their footsteps, Sullivan in an army veteran. He served in the Vietnam War and in 2003 is the Commander of the American Legion Post #196 Brecksville, Ohio. Sullivan has worked as a journalist, and has published in a variety of newspapers in Ireland and the United States. He gained media expertise as a Reagan Democrat in Ohio's 14th Congressional District as a Public Policy Spokesperson for the Administration. Sullivan is an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and is a member of the Irish American Archives Society. The collection consists of a career outline of John J. Sullivan, certificates of birth marriage and naturalization, correspondenc... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4888.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT John P. Kilroy Papers. Kilroy, John P. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4899.xml John P. Kilroy, of Cleveland, Ohio, is of Irish descent. Three of his grandparents immigrated to the United States from counties Mayo, Carlow and Westmeath during the early twentieth century. They came to the United States in search of a better life, and to escape from the economic and political turmoiil present in Ireland at that time. Kilroy went to law school and represented the Padraig Pearce Center of the Irish American Club East Side, Inc. during its establishment. He was also active in the Cleveland Irish Players, a theatre group that was founded by Kevin McGinty and produces Irish plays by Irish playwrights. He was a regular contributor to the Ohio Irish Bulletin and other newsletters. Kilroy's interests also extend to Gaelic athletics and Irish current affairs, including the troubles in Northern Ireland. The collection consists of an application form, brochure, correspondence, essays, handwritten, notes, an invitation, a leaflet, a press release, newsletters, newspaper clippings, Padraic Pearce Cen... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4899.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Kevin Shanahan Photographs. Shanahan, Kevin http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG531.xml Kevin Shanahan immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, from Dublin, Ireland, in the 1950s. While living in Cleveland, he worked in refrigeration and taught Irish dancing at the West Side Irish American Club on Madison Avenue and West 98th Street. He was one of the main organizers of the first Cleveland Feis (competition) in the late 1950s. He taught several teachers at the Masterson School of Irish Dance, including the owner, Bobby Masterson. Shanahan and his wife Sally, have three children, Dennis, Colleen, and Erin. The family moved to New York in the 1960s. Living in New York, Shanahan concentrated on Irish drama, and performed in many Irish productions in New York. He and his family returned to Dublin, Ireland ca. 1980. The collection consists of images of Kevin Shanahan and native Clevelanders, in addition to out of state dancers participating at a number of Irish Dance competitions in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, there is an image of John F. Kennedy with Irish dancers from Cleveland. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG531.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Larry Flynn Family Genealogical Papers. Flynn, Larry Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4883.xml Larry Flynn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. His parents immigrated to the United States. His father, Patrick W. Flynn (b. 1888) came from Ballina County Mayo, and his mother, Theresa (christened Bridget) Ruane (b. 1900) grew up in the nearby town of Carantrila. They met for the first time in the United States, despite the fact that they came from neighboring towns in Ireland. Upon naturalization, Bridget officially changed her name to Theresa, as she disliked the fact that the name Bridget can refer to Irish house maids who were known as the "Irish Biddies". Patrick and Theresa were married on September 22, 1926 at St. Agnes Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick worked as a polisher, and Theresa worked in a beauty parlor. Larry was born February 17, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, and married Judy Patton in 1961. He worked as a firefighter for twenty-seven years in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. He also owned his own company, Flynn Electric. Larry was a councilman in Mayfield Village for twent... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4883.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Marie Smith Family Papers. Smith, Mary Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4897.xml The Marie Smith Family originated in County Mayo, Ireland. Smith's uncle, John Sweeney, was a hotel owner in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of the Fenian Brotherhood. Celebrating her Irish identity, Smith attended a variety of conferences and events dealing with Irish issues, in America and Ireland, focusing on matters such as stereotypes and investment opportunities. The collection consists of publications, a declaration of intention, programs, flyers, a journal article, a license for a hotel owner, MacBride Principles information, membership applications for Irish organizations, newspaper clippings, an obituary, and subscriptions to two magazines. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4897.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Martin McFadden Papers. McFadden, Martin http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4920.xml Martin McFadden (1901-1981) was a Cleveland, Ohio, police officer for thirty-eight years. His family claim ancestry to Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland. His father, also named Martin, immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in the late 1800s when he was twelve years old. The younger McFadden was a well-respected police officer and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department requested his help as a bodyguard for four presidential inaugurations. McFadden was the arresting officer in the case of John W. Terry, Richard D. Chilton, and Carl Katz that led to the United States Supreme Court case of Terry v. Ohio (1968). The result of this case gave police officers the authority to stop and search citizens on the street. The collection consists of applications, appointments, assignments, citations, correspondence, drafts, fingerprints, handwritten notes, memoranda, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, police records, programs, reports, a telegram, and transcripts. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4920.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Michael and Mary Walsh O'Neill Family Papers. O'Neill, Michael and Mary Walsh Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4896.xml Michael O'Neill (d. 1961) was born in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, and his wife, Mary Walsh (1905-2001) came from the same county. They immigrated to the United States independently of each other in the 1920s. Mary made Chicago, Illinois, her home, and Michael settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Mary met Michael while on a visit to Chicago. In the late 1930s, they relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, for employment purposes. The O'Neills raised their family in the Irish tradition, instilling in them a love of the Irish culture. The collection consists of certificates of birth, marriage, and naturalization, an essay on the life of Mary O'Neill, memorial cards, photographs, and two poems. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4896.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Michael Corcoran Papers. Corcoran, Michael http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4916.xml Michael Corcoran (1848-1919) was born in County Cork, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. A soldier in the 8th United States Cavalry in the Indian Wars, Corcoran served in 1869 in the Mojave Desert, then part of the Arizona territory. Corcoran was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in an action that took place on August 25, 1869. After leaving the army, Corcoran lived in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and later settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked on the railroad. He married Johanna Culliton, and together they raised four children. All three of his grandsons served in the military. The collection consists of a 2001 Veterans Day Memorial Day Service, biographical information, newspaper clippings, and a photograph (photocopy). http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4916.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Peggy Patton Family Papers. Patton, Peggy Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4885.xml Peggy Patton (nee Calvey) (b. 1937) is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Her parents Martin Calvey (1901-1980) and Bridget Moran (1894-1987) were both born in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland, in different villages, located approximately six miles from each other. The Moran family came from the Deserted Village, in Dooagh, and the Calvey family came from Dookinella. They came from large families, ten siblings each. Both parents chose Cleveland as a place to settle, as both had relatives in this area, and because employment was ample. Martin Calvey worked at the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, while Bridget worked as a housemaid at The Union Club, located on East 12th and Euclic Avenue. It was in Cleveland that Martin and Bridget met and were married on December 10, 1929, in St. Malachi's Church. One of Patton's uncles, Michael Moran (1896-1921) was a Lieutenant in the Irish Republican Army. After participating in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Michael was arrested in imprisoned in Darm... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4885.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Peggy Patton Family Papers Series II. Patton, Peggy Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4911.xml Peggy Patton (nee Calvey) (b. 1937) is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. Her parents Martin Calvey (1901-1980) and Bridget Moran (1894-1987) were both born in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland, in different villages, located approximately six miles from each other. The Moran family came from the Deserted Village, in Dooagh, and the Calvey family came from Dookinella. One of Patton's uncles, Michael Moran (1896-1921), was a Lieutenant in the Irish Republican Army. After participating in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland, Michael was arrested and imprisoned in Darmunt in England. Patton is the last living child of the Calveys. The collection consists of a draft from a chapter about the Moran family, a map of Achill Island, a newspaper clipping, photographs, a program, and information regarding surnames associated with Achill Island. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4911.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Philip O'Brien Family Papers. O'Brien, Philip Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4918.xml The O'Brien family originally came from county Galway, Ireland, and members of this family immigrated from Ireland to the United States from 1848 to 1897. Philip O'Brien completed the family genealogy and traced his roots back to 1835. O'Brien's great grandparents, Dennis and Alice Callaghan, were born in Ireland and immigrated during the Great Famine (1845-1850) first to England, and then to the United States in 1848. They settled in the Irish neighborhood known as the Angle, on West 25th Street and Washington Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. Three generations of his family fought in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The collection consists of death records, genealogies, baptisms, cemetery records, necrology records, essays, pedigree chart and United States Federal Census records. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4918.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Philip O'Brien Family Photographs. O'Brien, Philip Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG529.xml The O'Brien family originally came from county Galway, Ireland, and members of this family immigrated from Ireland to the United States from 1848 to 1897. O'Brien completed the family genealogy and traced his roots back to 1830s. The collection consists of 26 black and white photographs of members of the O'Brien family. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/PG529.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Phoenix Peace Fountain Records. Phoenix Peace Fountain http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4887.xml The Phoenix Peace Fountain (2002) was created by Michael Whitely, president and chief executive officer of Inspirational Media International (f. 1998) located in Painesville, Ohio. This company specializes in resolving conflict and nurturing positive relationships using educational programs and other means. As a result, Inspirational Media International was approached and asked to design cross-community initiatives accenting the similarities between the Catholic and Protestant communities, after the signing of the Peace Accord in Northern Ireland in 1998. Whitely conceived the idea of a Phoenix Peace Fountain, built from weapons collected by the police forces in Ohio, that today stands in Northern Ireland as a symbol of peace and hope for the future. Individuals and organizations throughout the United States contributed to this project in donating their time, efforts and products needed for this fountain to become a reality. The Fountain was a gift from the communities of the United States to the communitie... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4887.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Robert E. Donelon Family Papers. Donelon, Robert E. Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4898.xml The Robert E. Donelon family originated in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland. The first family member to immigrate to the United States was an aunt, who chose Cleveland, Ohio, to live with her relatives. Donelon's father, John Donelon came to the United States in 1904. He too settled in Cleveland, and married Alice T. Doherty (b. 1933) in 1955. Together they had seven children. John Donelon worked as a night watchman for the Wilbur Wright Junior High School. In 2003, Robert Donelon contined to reside in Cleveland, Ohio and was a member of the West Side Irish American Club, as well as a past participant in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The collection consists of a certificate of birth, a certificate of naturalization, an Irish Christmas Yule card, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and an obituary. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4898.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Robert O'Connor Family Papers. O'Connor, Robert Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4881.xml Robert O'Connor (b. 1939) was born in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated in 1964 to New York, as there was such high unemployment in Ireland at that time. After completing a science degree, he traveled first to the United Kingdom, and subsequently to the United States. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, as part of a job transfer, and a new career took him to Ohio in 1988. O'Connor married Diane Baron in 1967, and together they have four children. Since coming to the United States, O'Connor went back to Ireland once to seek employment, but did not find the same opportunities there as in the United States. O'Connor has traced his family history in Ireland back a number of generations, identifying relationships primarily with the Sullivan family in County Cork. Living and growing up in Ireland during the turbulent times of the 1960s and 1970s left a deep impression on O'Connor. Believing that children are the true victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland, O'Connor and his wife set up The Irish Children's Fund in 1... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4881.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Sean A. Boland Papers. Boland, Sean A. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4880.xml Sean A. Boland (1943-2000) was born in Manchester, England. At two years of age, his family moved to Gurteen, County Sligo, Ireland. After his mother Margaret Boland died, he was adopted by his uncle and his wife, James, and Bridie Boland. This family immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, when Sean was twelve years old. Sean graduated from St. Joseph High School and married Bridget Ginty, and together they had three children. Sean joined the Ohio Lottery Commission in 1974, working as an investigator, marketing director, and lastly as a fiscal officer in the purchasing department. Sean was involved in the Irish community during his short life. His uncle, Gus Boland, introduced him to Irish dancing, and together they organized an annual Cleveland Feis. In later years, Sean was president of the Greater Cleveland Feis Society, and he is credited with making it the largest such society in North America. Sean led the Cleveland Feis for seventeen years, and also served on the North American Feis Commission as President ... http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4880.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Thomas and Anna Gallagher Family Papers. Gallagher, Thomas and Anna, Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4921.xml The Thomas and Anna Gallagher family originated in County Mayo, Ireland. Members of this family immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, ca. 1870 and settled in the west side of Cleveland, where they and their descendants maintained strong connections with the Irish parishes and communities of St. Malachi on Washington Street and St. Patrick's Church on Bridge Street. Their son, Father Daniel Gallagher, participated in World War I. He traveled to Europe with the Knights of Columbus, offering his services to the troops. Father Gallagher and his mother traveled extensively in Ireland visiting relations and relaying stories in their family in Cleveland. The collection consists of correspondence, an invitation, special orders from the United States Army, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, programs, and a telegram. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4921.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Thomas P. and Margaret Campbell Family Papers. Campbell, Thomas P. and Margaret, Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4922.xml The Thomas P. and Margaret Campbell family originated in Doona, County Mayo, Ireland. All members of this family who immigrated the United States had settled in Cleveland, Ohio, by 1928. The first member of this to immigrate to Cleveland was Patrick, who came to this country in the early 1900s. He was soon followed by five siblings, all of which took typical careers such as domestic work, railroad conductor, painter, and the priesthood. The Campbell genealogy dates back to Thomas Campbell (1857-1940) and Bridget Leneghan (1857-1951), who lived in Doona, East Ballcroy, Wesport, County Mayo. The collection consists of the Campbell and Conway battle hymns which describe the history of these two families, correspondence, a crest, an examination paper, genealogies, handwritten notes on eight family members, a land record, map, medals, newspaper clippings, obituaries, pedigree chart, photographs, a poem, and typescripts. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4922.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Timothy A. Drake Family Papers. Timothy A. Drake Family http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4900.xml Timothy A. Drake is of Irish descent with ties to Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003 he resided in Virginia. Drake has completed much of his genealogy, tracing five generations of family history to his great-great-grandparents. His father, John G. Drake (1921-1945) was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as as firefighter for the city of Brooklyn, Ohio, and also served in World War II for twelve months in the Pacific Theater of Operation. John G. Drake married Margaret Mary Flanagan (1920-1993), who was also born in Cleveland and who worked as a factory worker in Norfolk, Virginia. Her grandmother Anna Noonan (1868-1952) came from Flagmount, County Clare, Ireland. Drake's maternal grandmother, Richard E. White (1859-1927) worked as a Cleveland policeman and died as a result of a motorcycle accident. The collection consists of correspondence, the Flanagan family genealogy, the White family genealogy, two newspaper articles, and three photographs. http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/view?docId=ead/MS4900.xml Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT