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O'Leary, Indianapolis

Posted: 953294400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1083794455000
Surnames: O'Leary, Donahue, White, Shea, Scanlon, Dunlea, Long, Sullivan, Doyle, Dake, Sexton, Barry
Last June on a visit to Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN, I recorded the following marker in Section A, right along the carriage path between Sections A and B:

James O'Leary born in Parish Dromod Kerry Ireland died Feb 21 1875 aged 48 years.
On the reverse:
Daniel O'Leary 1863-1935

James and son Daniel belonged to an O'Leary family which lived on Bates Street in Indianapolis' Irish Hill from at least 1880 until after 1915. James' wife was Hanora and other children were Michael (b abt 1866) and James (b abt 1867). Son Daniel, who was the oldest, was born in Missouri, the others in Indiana.

Patrick (1832-1897) and Johanna O'Leary Donahue (1838-1926) lived at 507 E Georgia St in Indianapolis' Irish Hill from the mid to late 1860's through 1900 and beyond. Their daughter Mary G Donahue married John James White, son of Michael and Mary Shea White; daughter Catherine Donahue married William J. Scanlon, son of Pat and Evaline Long Scanlon; daughter Anna Donahue married John Dunlea, son of Charles and Elizabeth Sullivan Dunlea.

Johanna O'Leary was the daughter of Patrick and Mary Casey O'Leary.

Patrick's brother, Robert Donahue and his wife Johanna Shea Donahue were my great grandparents and I'm trying to find their County Kerry origins. Mary Shea White and Johanna Shea Donahue were sisters. Their parents, Michael and Ellen Shea, and several siblings also lived in Indianapolis on Georgia Street. Robert and Johanna's son Robert Francis Donahue married Anna Sullivan, daughter of Michael and Mary McKee Sullivan; daughter Johanna married John Doyle of Shelby County, son of James and Catherine Dake Doyle; daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Sexton, son of John and Johanna Barry Sexton.

This whole group included Casey and Shea families and lived on Georgia and Bates, some later on Deloss and Spann. Their oldest children were born in Connecticut and New York in the early to mid 1860's. They were initially members of St. John's parish, then attended St. Patrick's, and the later generations became members of Holy Cross parish when it was built.

Anything sound familiar?
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