McColes of Ballykilduff, Co. Donegal, in America

April 17, 2010

Far right: Susanna McCole McCauley O’Hara (1848-1936), a daughter of William McCole and Catherine Lyons, Ballykilduff near Ardara, Donegal. Susanna married Hugh McCauley and had six children, James, Katie, Mary, William, Hugh, and Patrick. After Hugh died in Pennsylvania, she joined her brothers Patrick and Con in Nebraska. There she married Dennis O’Hara, father of her last son, Felix O’Hara,  and lived near Hastings.

Far left: Katie McCauley Gouldie (b. 1878), Susanna’s daughter.

Center: Irene Gouldie (b. 1902).

Top: Probably Cassie McCole Herron, Susanna’s sister. Cassie taught school in Red Cloud, Nebraska, not far from her brothers’ farm. She later taught at Lincoln and then Omaha, Nebraska.

This photograph was made in Nebraska about 1905. The original is in the possession of Clarence McCauley, grandson of Susanna.


3 Responses to “McColes of Ballykilduff, Co. Donegal, in America”

  1. Dear Pat, this is a wonderful website. You may recall that Denis Cannon (1789-1867) had a brother James who lived in the town of Center, Outagamie Co. James’ wife was Mary Lyons. I wonder if she was from this Lyons family in Bally[mac]kilduff. All the best, Tom

  2. Judy Rogers Says:

    Would Clarence McCauleys family be from McHenry County in Illinois? A family member named Clarence McCauley lived in Woodstock. His mother died young and I know he moved to St. Paul and was close to relatives named Quigley. Clarence’s mother was Katie Nolan. Judy Rogers

    • moore123 Says:

      I think not. This Clarence McCauley’s family came from Pennsylvania to Nebraska with no stops, as far as is known, in Illinois.

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