Patrick Soden1

M, b. circa 1834



  1. [S1218] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Kilnacreevy, Dublin, Line 11, Accessed September 4, 2010,
  2. [S1219] 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Kilnacreevy, Dublin, Line 8, Accessed September 4, 2010,

Rose Soden1

F, b. circa 1900


  1. [S1218] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Kilnacreevy, Dublin, Line 11, Accessed September 4, 2010,
  2. [S1219] 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Kilnacreevy, Dublin, Line 8, Accessed September 4, 2010,

Fred Sodini1


Family: Mary DeLama


  1. [S2125] Lida Nitto, Illinois medical certificate of death, Document provided by Peter Nitto, May 26, 2015.

Lida Sodini1,2

F, b. 18 November 1903, d. 18 January 2001
  • Birth*: Lida Sodini was born on 18 November 1903 at Comune de Capannori, Provincia di Lucca, Italy.2,3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Nitto.1
  • Marriage*: She married Fred Nitto.1
  • Occupation*: Lida Sodini was a seamstress in a dry cleaners.2
  • Residence*: She lived before 18 January 2001 at 7000 N. Newark Avenue, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Death*: She died on 18 January 2001 at St. Andrew Life Center, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 97.
    Lida Nitto, beloved wife of the late Fred; loving mother of Vivian (John) Mueller, the late Peter (Lois) and the late Nancy (Art) Anderson; fond grandmother of Susan, Nancy, P.J. Jr., Christopher, Matt, Christine, Karen, Gail, Debbie, Robin, John Jr., Gary, Kenneth, Carolyn, Edward, James, Jody and Perry; great-grandmother of 37. Visitation at Skaja-Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. Lying in state at St. Andrew Home, 7000 N. Newark Ave., Niles, Monday, 9 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, appreciated. Info. 847-966-7302.
    Chicago Tribune, January 20, 2001, page 21.1,2
  • Burial*: She was buried on 22 January 2001 at All Saints Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,2

Family: Fred Nitto d. b 10 Mar 1966


  1. [S1927] Chicago Tribune, January 20 2001, page 21, Accessed June 12, 2014, ProQuest.
  2. [S2125] Lida Nitto, Illinois medical certificate of death, Document provided by Peter Nitto, May 26, 2015.
  3. [S2126] Lida Sodini, Italy Capannori extract from the register of birth records Part L, office 3, no. 12F, Document provided by Peter Nitto, May 26, 2015 (1903).

Yolanda Solis1

F, d. 2013

Family: Rey Roberto Morales b. 6 Jan 1923, d. 10 May 2012


  1. [S2448] Patricia Morales Tijerino, "Facebook text Feb 28, 2017," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, February 28, 2017.

Andrew Sorahan1

M, b. 19 June 1882, d. 23 November 1923
  • Name Variation: Andrew Sorahan was also known as O'Sullivan.
  • Birth: He was born on 14 May 1882 at Denbawn, Ballinanagh, County Cavan, Ireland. There are no church records easily available for Denn Parish churchs for 1882. If available, the baptism date might be a good indication to determine whether the May or June date is more accurate.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 19 June 1882 at Denbawn, Ballinanagh, County Cavan. The birth was witnessed by Patrick Galligan.1
  • Name Variation: As of 1901, Andrew Sorahan was also known as Soroghan.3
  • (Witness) Census 1901: He appeared on the Irish census of 31 March 1901 in the household of Michael Sorahan and Mary Smith at Denbane, Denn Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.3
  • Occupation*: Andrew Sorahan was involved in agricultural education. on 2 April 1911.4
  • Census 1911*: He appeared on the 1911 census of 2 April 1911 at William O'Brien Street, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland; He was living as a boarder in the home of Mary I. Barry along with 4 other boarders and Mary's two daughters.4
  • Name Variation: As of 2 April 1911, Andrew Sorahan was also known as Andrew O'Sullivan.4
  • Occupation: He was an instructor with the Board of Agriculture before 1923.5
  • Name Variation: Andrew Sorahan was also known as Sullivan.
  • Biography: Andrew O'Sullivan/Sullivan went on a hunger strike from October 14 - November 23, 1923 at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Ireland.6,5
  • Letter*: The transcription of the letter was provided by Michele Cahill, grand niece of Captian Andrew O'Sullivan and slightly edited by Elaine Beaudoin. The date of the letter was revised to read November 7, 1923, the 25th day of the hunger strike.

    Mountjoy, Dublin Nov 7, 23, 25th Day of Strike
    Dearest Br. Miceal
         Thanks ever so much. I really can’t find words to explain adequately my gratitude for your prompt response to my appeal for some cash. I have been very hard up for many things especially smokes and of course I would not ask anyone-besides I could never bring myself to beg. I am much cheered by the news that Cork is now with us in the fight. I always expected that and should it be a fight to a finish I shall die happy in the thought that my bones will moulder in its confines. I asked you for to arrange that I should be buried by my old chief’s side in Fermoy. My heart is so set on the Freedom of my Poblact that my spare moments are always devoted to devising ways and means to expedite that Glorious Dawn. With that object in view I have decided that if Mallow Republicans provide a Republican Plot in the new Cemetery near the Railway. I shall order my interment there instead of at Fermoy, as the latter place has enough in L. Lynch’s and Fitz Gerald’s graves to keep aflame the burning torch of Freedom. Matter wants something in its midst to counter the awful shoneenism that permeates its walls and I came to the conclusion that if I can no longer alive take the same active part in the battle I may at least in my mouldering grave do still some little to help those who come after me with that object in view. I ordered that nothing should be inscribed besides my name etc. by way of epitaph. Over my remains but the simple motto of my late life work in Poblact stri (sic) when the Republic so estated functioning and duly recognized then, but not till then let men dare to eulogise my name in cold press over my grave. Then too will Lynch’s & Emmet’s blazon forth. This is rather gruesome but one so often thinks of the apparent inevitable in this struggle that it becomes quite secondary is thoughts of the spiritual world. In the latter line I am quite at peace, prepared and content. There will be no swerving from the straight rugged path to the goal. I set the motto for the strike, ‘Freedom or Death’. I am Prison Adjutant now and by long ways the strongest man on the strike even though judging by the looseness of my clothes I must have dropped at least 3 Stone weight.. There are 124 of us on strike now. A large number were shifted to the various camps and many of the leaders were taken from here to Kilmainham. It is all alike to us we carry on. Of course some weak ones have given in. About Go out of the total here have gone off and taken food on a promise of release. Immediately they were strong enough in hospital they were thrown back into C wing just as they were before the strike and told they could not be released until a big batch was ready. Fr. James McCabe came up when they heard of my being on Hunger Strike and with his friend went to G.H.L and found they have me held on suspicion only but have no evidence and would release me if I went off strike and signed the usual form Of course Fr. James asked me to do this and I sent him out the definite reply NEVER. At the same time my profuse thanks for his trouble in my behalf. Well I must close this long winded letter. Remember the change Mallow instead of Fermoy in case I do. Undying Love,
    Your Aff Br. Andy
    Note: The Poblacht Na H Eireann = The Peoples Republic of Ireland, although there is not a strict translation.7
  • Biography: Many of the newspapers of the time reported Captain Andrew O'Sullivan died on November 22, 1923. That may have been the date he was removed from Mountjoy Prison and brought to St. Bricin's Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead on November 23, 1923.8
  • Death*: He died on 23 November 1923 at St. Bricin Military Hospital, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland, at age 41.5
  • Biography: The information on the death record was provided by Louis A. Burns, coroner for the City of Dublin. Inquest held 24 November 1923.5
  • Biography*: At the inquest on Saturday on Andrew Sullivan, a hunger-striker, who after removal from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, died on Friday afternoon in a military hospital, a doctor stated that Sullivan went on 41 hunger-strike on October 14, and about a week ago he lost his sight.
    The jury found that death was due to pneumonia.
    The Scotsman, November 26, 1923.6
  • Biography: ANGLO-CELT ‘BOY’ DEAD
    The death of Mr. Andrew O’Sullivan on Friday, after a 40 days’ hunger-strike in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, is announced on page 2 of this issue, but we write of him to-day as an Anglo-Celt, Scholarship Boy. Our first acquaintance with the deceased was when, as honorary secretary of Denn, County Cavan, Branch of the United Irish League, he forwarded resolutions for insertion in this paper. At that period of twenty years ago, there was a good deal of annoyance in that parish in connection with the action of a person who had given a considerable amount of unnecessary trouble to the farmers of the district, and bearing on this man’s doings, the resolutions from the local branch of the U. I. L. came in regularly with the name of Andrew O’Sullivan attached.
    After the insertions of these resolutions for some months we met Mr. O’Sullivan when he came personally to deliver a further missive on the subject, and we then discovered that the secretary of this branch was a youngster of about eighteen years of age. His diction and calligraphy were so excellent that the young man impressed us, and we inquired if he intended doing anything in the immediate future beyond helping on his father’s small farm in Denbawn, and acting as secretary of the Denn Branch of the United Irish League. He said that he had no plans thought out, and that his present concern was to have the trouble mentioned in the various resolutions brought to an end.
    We suggested that no more resolutions should be sent to this paper, that an entirely different course of action should be adopted, that there was not to be an angry word, or any word said, that there was not to be the smallest violence, that there was to be no insult or harm, but that a week’s picketing by silent people should be tried, and that at the termination of a fortnight we would ask for a verbal report. At the end of ten days he called at our office and intimated that the principal grievance has ended.
    We then advised young O’Sullivan, to attend one of the evening classes which the National Teachers were holding in the rural districts, and for which the Anglo-Celt had offered several prizes open to Cavan and surrounding counties for (1) the best pupil attending each, (2) for the youngest pupil, (3) for the oldest pupil, (4) and for the best essay on a subject to be named. Young O’Sullivan said that although he had “gone as far as he could” at school, he would attend the night classes, the result being that he was an easy winner of the first prize for the essay.
    At that period, in addition to having the iron ore from Redhill and Smeare, together with the brick clay near Cavan, exhibit at the Cork Exhibition and the Imperial Institution in London, and samples of the former sent to Germany, the editor of the Anglo-Celt had just established a Free Scholarship in Monaghan Agricultural College for the sons of small farmers or labourers who had been regularly kept to the National schools, in the hope of giving them such an education in Agriculture as would enable them to work up to the position of Agricultural Instructors. The Monaghan est6ablishment, which had been called into being through the wonderful exertions of Rev. Brother Higgins, of the Christian Brothers’ Order, was doing splendid work, and this was the place we selected for “our boys.” We had made a rare find the previous year in the first selection for the Anglo-Celt Scholarship – which included the payment of all fees in the institution, maintenance in lodgings in the town of Monaghan, rail fare there and back, and pocket money during the period.
    For the second year’s Scholarship, young O’Sullivan was one of the 26 to appear for the examination which we held in the Male National School, Cavan, through the courtesy of the late Mr. Edward Morgan, the then Principal. The question paper was arranged by Rev. Brother Higgins, copies printed here, and distribution to the youths when the examination opened, to be afterwards forwarded to Brother Higgins for his decision. When his report came to us it was accompanied by a letter which stated that the winner, Andrew O’Sullivan, was evidently a remarkably clever boy, his answering being far ahead of anything he (Brother Higgins) had expected. As an indication of what Brother Higgins meant, it may be said that one of the many questions asked was “to give a description of the Gulf Stream,” and instead of answering with a few lines, young O’Sullivan produced a reply which would more than fill half a column of the Anglo-Celt, and all most interesting matter.
    AT the Monahgan Agricultural College he was one of the most studious, and in the course of time he went to the Model Farm at Glasnevin, and the, on a scholarship into the College of Science, Dublin, concluding his career there by being appointed Agricultural Instructor for Cork. From his first entry to that county he became most popular, discharging his duties as effectively as might be expected.
    The decease possessed a most marvelous memory, and could, without the smallest difficulty, repeat almost verbatim, any speech he had heard delivered. An indication of his thoroughness may be gauged from the fact that on receiving a circular from the Department with a request that they would be pleased to know of the destination of certain animals then being sent out of Ireland, Mr. O’Sullivan travelled 153 miles in the same train with a man whom he observed entering a carriage at a railway station, and who, although possessing the information, was in no way communicative. But at the end of the journey young O’Sullivan had found out all he wanted to know.
    His passing away is regarded by us as a personal lose, and his mother and other relatives will know that the condolence which we not tender is genuinely sincere.

    The Anglo-Celt
    Saturday, December 1, 1923
    Page 1, column 8.9
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at Sullivan/Corcoran Genealogy Blog on 19 February 2017.10


  1. [S2458] James Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Ballinaugh, Birth record no. 215, Record provided by Eileen Sullivan, March, 2017 (June 26, 1882).
  2. [S2472] Dumavaddy School Reunion Committee, Denbawn & Drumavaddy Old Schools, Page 56.
  3. [S2459] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Denbane, Dublin, Form A, page 3, Accessed March, 2017.
  4. [S2468] 1911 Irish Census, County Cork, Mallow, Dublin, Form A, Accessed February 2017.
  5. [S2473] Andrew O'Sullivan, Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin City, death record, Accessed March 17, 2017.
  6. [S2474] The Scotsman, November 26, 1923, digital, Accessed February 19, 2017.
  7. [S2475] Letter, Andrew O'Sullivan to Michael Sullivan, November 7, 1923, Copy of letter and transcription provided by Michele Cahill, grand niece of Andrew O'Sullivan, on March 10, 2017.
  8. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files, The particulars are outlined on the post in the Sullivan/Corcoran Blog at
  9. [S2509] The Anglo-Celt, December 1, 1923, Page 1, column 8, Article provided by Mike Smith, July 11, 2017.
  10. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files, The Sullivan-Corcoran blog was created September 2, 2010.

Anne Sorahan1

F, b. circa 1845, d. 22 October 1923

Family: Terence Galligan b. c 1846, d. 10 Apr 1932


  1. [S2600] Matthew Galligan, Ireland, Ballinanagh, Cavan, Newtown birth registration Page 94, line 325; ID#02257890, Document provided by Eileen Sullivan, February 5, 2018 (August 5, 1968).
  2. [S2639] Ireland, County Cavan, Ballinanagh, Drumkilly marriage registration: entry for Terence Galligan and Anne Soraghan, October 24, 1867 Public Record Office, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland, Accessed at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, February 27, 2018.
  3. [S2637] Anne Galligan, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellananagh, Denbawn death registration, Accessed February 27, 2018.

Bridget Sorahan1

F, b. 14 January 1890


  1. [S2459] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Denbane, Dublin, Form A, page 3, Accessed March, 2017.
  2. [S2462] Bridget Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Ballinaugh, Denbawn birth record no. 1; code # 01907796, Accessed March 16, 2017; certificate record provided by Eileen Sullivan. (January 20, 1890).
  3. [S2466] April 2, 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Denbawn, Dublin, Form A, Accessed March 2017.
  4. [S2454] Michele Cahill, "Thomas Cahill and Kathryn Teresa Sullivan Family Group Sheet", Provided to Elaine Beaudoin on March 10, 2017, Revised: March 20, 2017.
  5. [S2478] Matthew Morgan and Maggie Soraghan marriage record, page 86, line 226: Accessed March 20, 2017.
  6. [S2523] Certificate, James Reilly and Bridget Sorahan marriage of June 9, 1921, Accessed, September 4, 2017.
  7. [S2522] Interview, Teresa Sullivan Cahill, August 22, 2017, Had lunch at Pier A, New York City with Teresa and daughter Michele.

Franci Sorahan1

  • Birth*: Franci Sorahan was born.1
  • Death*: She died.2


  1. [S2454] Michele Cahill, "Thomas Cahill and Kathryn Teresa Sullivan Family Group Sheet", Provided to Elaine Beaudoin on March 10, 2017, Received via email March 20, 2017 from Michele Cahill.
  2. [S2720] Aideen Hill, "Hill, Aideen email October 16, 2018," e-mail to Elaine Beaudoin, October 16, 2018, Included a photo of Michael, wife Elizabeth Donohoe, and three children Tony, Maureen and Virginia. Source of photo: Aideen Hill, daughter of Virginia, granddaughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Donohoe) Sullivan.

James Sorahan1

M, b. 12 December 1895, d. 2 February 1969

Family: Katie Donohoe b. 13 Jun 1901, d. 17 Mar 1960


  1. [S2438] Katie Sullivan Cemetery Marker, Drumavaddy Old Cemetery, Denn Parish, Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland.
  2. [S2454] Michele Cahill, "Thomas Cahill and Kathryn Teresa Sullivan Family Group Sheet", Provided to Elaine Beaudoin on March 10, 2017.
  3. [S2459] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Denbane, Dublin, Form A, page 3, Accessed March, 2017.
  4. [S2463] James Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Ballinaugh, Denbawn birth record no. 66; code # 01829021, Acessed March 16, 2017; birth record provided by Eileen Sullivan (December 20, 1895).
  5. [S2466] April 2, 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Denbawn, Dublin, Form A, Accessed March 2017.
  6. [S2455] James Sullivan and Katie Donohoe marriage, Cavan, County Ireland, Ireland: accessed March 15, 2017.
  7. [S2664] Multiple transcribers and multiple photographers, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, Cavan Index, Photos by Breedeen Nulty; transcription by Valerie Ackroyd. Image 151: "In loving memory of | Our dear mother | Katie Sullivan | Denbawn | Died 17th March 1960 | Age 58 years | Her husband James | Died 2nd February 1969 | Their son Andy | Died 13th December 2007 | And his wife Eileen | Died 19th Apri9l 2012. Denn Cemetery, accessed March 19, 2018.