Saturday, July 10, 2010

Surname Saturday-FITZPATRICK

Cecila Fitzpatrick was one of my great grandmothers. She was the 5th child born to James Fitzpatrick and Ellen Tracy. Cecilia was born 10 Jan 1873 in Ebervale, PA. She was the first of James and Ellen's children to be born in the United States. James was born about 1831 in Nova Scotia and Ellen Tracy was born in December of 1831. According to the Nova Scotia Historical Vitals, they were married 7 July 1856 in New Glasgow. Their other children were David, Jane, Margaret Ellen, John Taylor, Robert Patrick, and Elizabeth. In the Nova Scotia Historical Vitals I was able to find the birth records for only Margaret Ellen, born 23 June 1868 in Albion Mines where James is a Miner. And I found John Taylor's record also. He was born 3 June 1870 in Acadia Mines with James being a Miner there.
Cecilia married Cornelius (Condy) O'Donnell in Hazleton, PA on 24 July 1892, in St Gabriel Roman Catholic Church. Cornelius was a miner and died of "Miner's Lung" 12 July 1909 at age 39. Cecilia died 11 July 1936 at age 63. They are both buried at St Gabriel Cemetery in Hazleton, PA

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