Patrick J. Sorohan1,2

M, b. 11 September 1886, d. 14 July 1974

Patrick J and Mary (Finnegan) Monument
St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut
Photo courtesy: Mike Sullivan
  • Birth*: Patrick J. Sorohan was born on 11 September 1886 at Dennbane, Denn, County Cavan, Ireland.1
  • Birth: He was born on 28 November 1886 at Denbawn, Denn, County Cavan, Ireland. Maggie Sorahan, was the informant on the birth registration. Could this be his older sister, Margaret? She would have only been 14 at the time.3
  • Biography*: Pat Sullivan was secretary of the Denn Parish, County Cavan, Pioneer Society. He received a resolution from the Society expressing sorrow on his departure for America in 1912. The Pioneer Society was a group of men that swore off drinking for life. Pat never took a drink during his life time.

    Pat had left the farm in 1912 for the US. Brother James returned to the farm and took over operation. Only grandmother and James were left on the farm. Grandmother was 65 at the time.1
  • Name Variation: Patrick J. Sorohan was also known as Sullivan.4
  • Emigration*: He emigrated on 21 April 1912 from Queenstown, County, Ireland.1
  • Immigration*: He immigrated on 29 April 1912 to New York City, New York County, New York, USA.1
  • Marriage*: He married Mary A. Finnegan on 27 November 1912 at St. Mary's Church, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.1
  • Naturalization*: Patrick J. Sorohan was naturalized on 6 October 1922.1
  • Employment*: He was employed by operating a long distance moving business for 20 years which he owned. He made many moves within the state of New York. One of his customers was Paul Whiteman, "The King of Jazz." Paul Whiteman discovered Bing Crosby and his Rhythm Boys. During the 1920s they were the primary vocalists for Whiteman. Pat Sullivan was hired to move the band equipment and instruments to the various locations in New York State. Pat possessed a valuable interstate trucking license at this time. Pat was armed with a pistol at all times to ward off any robbery attempts on these trips.1
  • Biography: In his early years, Pat Sullivan was an active member in the Knights of Columbus.He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Greater New Haven Council. The Fourth Degree is the highest category of membership attainable in the Knights of Columbus. In later years his back and stomach problems caused him to be inactive and discontinue his moving business. During WWII he served as an Auxiliary Policeman.1
  • Death*: He died on 14 July 1974 at Hamden, Connecticut, USA, at age 87;

    Patrick Sullivan Dies; Retired As Trucking Contractor

    HAMDEN — Patrick J. Sullivan, husband of the late Mary Finnigan [sic] Sullivan of 215 Norton St., died Sunday, July 14, 1974, in Hamden after a lengthy illness.

    Mr. Sullivan was born in Ireland, Sept. 11, 1891 [sic], and was a retired trucking contractor in this area for many years. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Brendan's Church.

    He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth) McGreevy of this city; five sons, James J. and John W. Sullivan, both of Hamden, Edward P. and Gerald F. Sullivan both of Wallingford and Vincent A. Sullivan of this city; one sister, Sister Mary Kyran of England, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

    His funeral will be held from Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., Wednesday morning at 8:15. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Brendan's Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.
    Obituary in New Haven Register, July 17 1974.1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 19 July 1974 at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA.2

Family: Mary A. Finnegan b. 20 Apr 1884, d. 16 Oct 1973

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick J. Sullivan FAG memorial 86728164, created by Mike S, 13 Mar 2012.
  3. [S2063] Bridget Ahern Grave monument, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Accessed February, 2017.
  4. [S2587] Meriden Record-Journal, May 22, 2011, Located on Find A Grave February 3, 2018, Obituary posted with other information on Find A Grave. Memorial#70348382, maintained by Mike S.
  5. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Gerald F. Sullivan, died 2011, Memorial ID 70348382, maintained by Mike 5; added 25 May 2011.

Peter Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1809
  • Birth*: Peter Sorohan was born circa 1809 at Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Roseanne Sorohan1

F, b. 1884

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2579] Roseanne Sorahan entry, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellananagh, Cavan Page 73, line 458; e-mail address, Accessed February, 2017 (August 7, 1884).

Thomas Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1776
  • Note*: Thomas Sorohan and Michael Sorohan On the 1821 Irish Census for County Cavan, Townland of Dennbane, there are three Sorohan/Sorahan families living in close proximity to each other. Given the ages, it has been hypothesized that the two oldest are brothers, specifically Thomas Sorohan, age 45 and Michael Sorohan, age 60. It is also believed that the third Sorohan, Thomas, age 30, is the son of the older brother, Michael. Further, a descendant of each of the believed "brothers" has tested his DNA and the Y chromosome matches exactly, proving they descend from a common Sorahan/Sullivan ancestor. Unfortunately, the match is too far back, as of yet, to find autosomal matches that might help support our hypotheses.
  • Birth*: Thomas Sorohan was born circa 1776 at Ireland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Anne (?).1

Family: Anne (?) b. c 1781

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Thomas Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1807
  • Birth*: Thomas Sorohan was born circa 1807 at Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Unknown Sorohan

M

Family:

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

William Sorohan1

M, b. 15 June 1879
  • Birth*: William Sorohan was born on 15 June 1879 at Dennbane, Denn, County Cavan, Ireland. Mary Sorahan is the informant on the birth registration.1,2
  • Note*: He William left home sometime before 1901. He was never heard from again. He may have gone to Dublin. Pat Sullivan hired an agency to look for him but he was never located. Ellis Island records show a William Sullivan, 19 years old arrived March 01, 1897 from Queenstown, Ireland. Age and date indicate this could William. Further research is required. before 1901.1

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2577] William Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellinanagh, Cavan birth registration Page 98, line 368, ID# 02068630, Accessed Feb, 2017 (June 16, 1879).

Anne E. Speck1

F

Family: George F. Stange b. 6 Mar 1855, d. 2 Mar 1926

Citations

  1. [S472] Chicago Tribune, 4 May 1926, p. 28.
  2. [S1413] Bureau of Vital Statistics entry, Cook County birth registration, Ancestry.com, accessed October 26, 2011, Anna Stange birth record.
  3. [S1413] Bureau of Vital Statistics entry, Cook County birth registration, Ancestry.com, accessed October 26, 2011.

Dorothy Mae Sprafka1

F, b. 2 June 1914, d. 27 August 1992
  • Birth*: Dorothy Mae Sprafka was born on 2 June 1914.2,3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Cutrera.
  • Residence*: She and Thomas Aloysius Sullivan lived in 1985 at Oak Brook, DuPage County, Illinois, USA.4
  • Name Change: On before 23 December 1985 her name was legally changed to Sullivan Helen McIntyre told Elaine Beaudoin that Dorothy had her last name legally changed to Sullivan from Cutrera prior to her marrying Tom Sullivan. Dorothy's husband was still alive at the time, although he had altheimizer disease She didn't want to divorce him as she was his guardian. At some date, it is Elaine Beaudoin's understanding, that Dorothy's son took over the responsibility so Dorothy could divorce her first husband and marry Tom Sullivan. The name change and divorce may have occured in DuPage County as both Dorothy and Tom lived in Oak Brook when they first got together.1
  • Married Name: As of 23 December 1985,her married name was Sullivan.1
  • Marriage*: She married Thomas Aloysius Sullivan at Sarasota County, Florida, USA, on 23 December 1985.1
  • Death*: Dorothy Mae Sprafka died on 27 August 1992 at Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA, at age 78.2,3
  • Misc*: She was waked after 27 August 1992 at Farley Funeral Home, Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA.3

Family: Thomas Aloysius Sullivan b. 7 Jul 1908, d. 11 Jul 1996

Citations

  1. [S905] Sullivan-Sullivan marriage record: Ancestry.com, accessed June 4, 2009.
  2. [S619] Dorothy C. Sullivan, no. 352-07-4491, Social Security Death Index, rootsweb.com.
  3. [S885] Dorothy Cutrera Sullivan Memorial Card, August 27, 1992 Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  4. [S464] Obituary clipping, Thomas A. Sullivan, cJuly, 1996.

Kathryn Rose Sproules1

F, b. 6 April 1886, d. April 1973

Family: James Matthew Haughey b. 10 Oct 1882, d. 18 Jul 1950

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Kathryn Rose "Kittie" Sproules Haughey, memorial ID 150975641; created by obsessive journey, 19 Aug 2015.
  2. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Marcella Loretta Haughey, memorial ID 150975722; created by obsessive journey, 19 Aug 2015. Accessed July 20, 2018.
  3. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, James Joseph Haughey, memorial ID 150976018; created by obsessive journey 19 Aug 2015. Accessed July 20, 2018.
  4. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, John M. Haughey, memorial ID 150975807; created by obsessive journey 19 Aug 2015. Accessed July 20, 2018.
  5. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Joseph Sproules Haughey, memorial ID 150976092; created by obsessive journey 19 Aug 2015. Accessed July 20, 2018.
  6. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Vincent Ambrose Haughey, memorial ID 75889254; created by Travelingal, 3 Sep 2011. Accessed July 20, 2018.