Bill, Uncle Ron, sent me the following message. I hope it helps you in your
----- Original Message -----
From: "RevRonMaryHollohan" <RMHollohan(a)shaw.ca>
To: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
The Hollohans were from Ireland, and my great- grandfather,
Andrew, immigrated to Newfoundland, and settled in Summerville. He is
buried at Open Hall, Nfld., because the Catholic church for that area was
built at Open Hall, and the cemeteries in those days ( in fact, up until
the 1950's or thereabouts ) were almost always adjoining the churches. The
wonderfully accurate baptism, marriage, and death statistics we have today
have their beginnings with Confedeartion, so the information about births,
deaths, marriages, and the dates of those of our relatives going back to
the late 1700's and early 1800's are best described as spotty and
unreliable. We have laws today that compel us to record all births,
marriages, divorces, deaths, and so on, but Newfoundland was not part of
Canada in those days so they did whatever the other Commonwealth Countries
did, and recording these statistics was not of great concern to the
government of the day, unless the person under disussion had a peerage or
was famous ( or noteworthy ) for some other reason.
My grandfather lived at Summerville, Nfld., but not in the same house as
his father ( my great grandfather ). Some of his brothers settled in Open
Hall, some in Tickle Cove Pond, and one or two at Southern Bay, but these
are all on Bonivista Bay, so the Hollohans broadly and generally speaking
are from Bonivista Bay, Nfld, and their roots are to be found in the
communities or villages of Open Hall and Summerville.
The Walshes were from Harbour Grace and Carbonear. Bill Cook could call
Richard Walsh, my nephew, and for mer Chief of Police in Sydney, NS., now
retired. Richard's father, my Uncle Ron, after whom I am called, was
married to Elizabeth Hollohan, my father's sister and sister to Sussana
Hollohan, Frank O'Rourke's seccond wife. Richard Walsh may be able to
give him some information. He would at least know where his father was
born et cetera. We lived in Whitney Pier but I don't remember an Edward
Walsh, but that doesn't mean much, there were lots of people I didn't know
or get to know, so I think he should start with Richard Walsh and see
where his journey takes him.
Hope you are well, Cathy, you and Robert, and your loved ones. We are
okay. Too busy, at times. We seem to never come up for air for very long.
God Bless. Love to you both. Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
To: "Ron & Mary Hollohan" <RMHollohan(a)shaw.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 4:38 AM
Subject: Fw: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
> Uncle Ron, Do you have an idea from where the Hollohans originated? If
> so, would you drop me a line? I'd be happy to pass it on to Bill.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Cook" <bscccook(a)eol.ca>
> To: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>> Bill C. here.
>> Do you know where in Newfoundland the Hollohans came from? Also do you
>> have any info
>> on the Walshes and the O'Rourkes mentioned in Mr. Hollohan's obituary? I
>> have an
>> uncle(by marriage) who is a Walsh originally from the Pier. I believe
>> his father was
>> an Edward Walsh. I know there were some Walshes who came over from the
>> Grace/Carbonear areas to work in the mines around 1900-1910. Possible
>> relations there
>> as well. These others may have come on or about the same time but went
>> to work at the
>> steel plant.
>> Bill C.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "The Thomas's" <bcthomas(a)tir.com>
>> To: "Maureen McNeil" <ed.mcneil(a)ns.sympatico.ca>; "C.B.
>> Cc: "John & Norene Surdu" <jnsurdu(a)comcast.net>
>> Sent: 23 October, 2006 6:49 PM
>> Subject: Re: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>>> Maureen, thank you. I may have requested these awhile back. My Aunt
>>> Doucette married Partrick's son, Ron. Aunt Mary and Uncle Ron just
>>> from a trip to Newfoundland where they were visiting relatives and
>>> more about their family. I will pass these on.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Maureen McNeil" <ed.mcneil(a)ns.sympatico.ca>
>>> To: "C.B. List" <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
>>> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 5:15 PM
>>> Subject: [NS-CB] Hollohan 1957 & 1961
>>> > Someone asked for these obits sometime ago and I can't remember who
>>> > it
>>> > was.
>>> > Patrick Hollohan - Dec. 7,1957 Cape Breton Post
>>> > Well known and esteemed resident of Whitney Pier, Patrick Hollohan
>>> > died
>>> > suddenly Friday at his work at the Steel Plant. Death was due to a
>>> > heart
>>> > seizure. A resident of the Pier district for many years, the news of
>>> > his
>>> > unexpected passing came as a great shcok to cluntless friends,
>>> > acquaintances
>>> > and steel plant associates. Surviving are his widow, five sons,
>>> > Leo,
>>> > Ronald, Leonard, Cletus and Raymond. Sisters are Mrs. Patrick
>>> > Hollohan
>>> > and
>>> > Mrs. James Brennan in Newfoundland; Mrs. Frank O'Rouke and Mrs. Ron
>>> > Walsh
>>> > in
>>> > Sydney. The late Mr. Hollohan was a long standing member of Holy
>>> > Redeemer
>>> > parish. The remains are resting at the family residence, 62 Jamieson
>>> > St.
>>> > The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, service
>>> > the
>>> > church and burial in Calvary cemetery.
>>> > Dec.16,1961
>>> > Mrs. Mary Helen Hollohan - Mrs. Mary Helen Hollohan widely known
>>> > Jamieson
>>> > Street resident died in St. Rita's Hospital Saturday. She was 67.
>>> > Mrs.
>>> > Hollohan was born in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and resided here
>>> > most of
>>> > her life. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. Her husband
>>> > Patrick
>>> > Hollohan predeceased her by four years. She is survived by five
>>> > sons,
>>> > Leo,
>>> > Sydney; Ron, Gardiner Mines; Leonard, Cletus and Raymond all of
>>> > Sydney.
>>> > The
>>> > remains are resting at the family residence 62 Jamieson St. The
>>> > funeral
>>> > will be held Tuesday with Mass of Requiem in Holy Redeemer church at
>>> > 10:30
>>> > a.m. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
>>> > Maureen
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