12yr Child Jailed During Irish Great Famine

While researching various Irish records for our Daniel Kane, we located a record of a 12 year old Irish child by the name of Daniel Kane who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to prison for stealing potatoes in 1847.

This was not our Daniel Kane but we thought you would be interested in this record as it relates to the suffering of the Irish people during the height of the Irish Great Famine, which is also referred to as the Irish Great Hunger and as the Irish Potato Famine. Continue reading “12yr Child Jailed During Irish Great Famine”

Lingan Street, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Daniel and Catherine Hegarty Kane owned houses at 1419, 1421 and 1423 36th Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., among the other houses they owned in Georgetown and Washington, D.C.

36th Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. was prior known as Lingan Street, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and prior to that it was known as Gay Street, Georgetown, (Washington D.C.)

Maps of Georgetown show the following:
36th Street, Georgetown, was originally listed as the following on these year maps:
year 1796 map – 36th Street is listed as Gay Street
year 1820 map – 36th Street is listed as Gay Street
year 1830 map – 36th Street is listed as Lingan Street Continue reading “Lingan Street, Georgetown, Washington D.C.”

The House of William Daniel A. and Mary Elizabeth Kane Thorn

William D and Mary E Kane Thorn house 1412 35th St NW Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
William D and Mary E Kane Thorn house 1412 35th St NW Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

The house at 1412 35th St NW, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. was the home of Mary Elizabeth Kane Thorn, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Hegarty Kane, and her husband, William Daniel A Thorn. Mary Elizabeth Kane Thorn died there on April 17, 1908; Daniel Kane died there on May 3, 1912; William Daniel A. Thorn died there on April 28, 1927. They are all buried in Holy Rood Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

It is believed that Daniel Kane gave the money to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Kane Thorn and her husband, William Daniel A. Thorn, to pay for their house at 1412 35th St NW, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., which they purchased in November 1902. This seems to be verified by the family history as listed in “Remembrances of the Kane and allied families” which states “… Great-Grandfather Kane gave Grandaddy Thorn the brick “row house”. Nowadays, called “townhouses”.” Continue reading “The House of William Daniel A. and Mary Elizabeth Kane Thorn”

Darach Ó Catháin – Dudley Keane / Kane

Darach Ó Catháin was the stage name of Dudley Keane, who was born September 30, 1922 near Leitir Móir, region of Connemara, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland. He was also known to his family and friends as Dudley Kane. Darach Ó Catháin was a famous Irish sean-nós singer. Sean-nós is the unaccompanied singing of traditional Irish songs in the Irish language. He died on September 29, 1987 at Yorkshire, England and is buried in the Killingbeck Roman Catholic Cemetery at Killingbeck, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

YouTube video

Here is a video of Darach Ó Catháin singing the traditional Irish song “Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile”.

Houses Owned by Daniel and Catherine Hegarty Kane

The following eleven homes are listed in the Last Will and Testament of Daniel Kane, on which he signed his name with an X, and was dated the 20th day of January 1911.

1419 36th St NW Washington, D.C.
1421 36th St NW Washington, D.C.
1423 36th St NW Washington, D.C.
3533 O St NW Washington, D.C.
3535 O St NW Washington, D.C.
1413 35th St NW Washington, D.C.
3240 Q St NW Washington, D.C.
3242 Q St NW Washington, D.C.
3244 Q St NW Washington, D.C.
7 myrtle St NE Washington, D.C.
9 myrtle St NE Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Houses Owned by Daniel and Catherine Hegarty Kane”

Irish Catholic Wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane

Although the Chris and Leah O’Kane family is not related to our branch of the Kane family in Ireland, yet, we thought you would enjoy these delightful videos of part of their wedding ceremony.

Irish Catholic Wedding of Chris and Leah (Crowe) O’Kane on April 5, 2014 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland.

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The group SonLight Music Ministry performing “Be Thou My Vision” at Chris and Leah O’Kane’s Wedding on April 5, 2014 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. Continue reading “Irish Catholic Wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane”

Will of Daniel Kane

Last Will and Testament of Daniel Kane dated January 20, 1911

Filed May 7, 1912
James Tanner
Register of Wills, D. C.
Clerk of Probate Court

I, Daniel Kane, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and wishing to arrange an orderly disposition of my worldly affairs, do hereby make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former wills and codicils by me heretofore made. Continue reading “Will of Daniel Kane”

Priests and Kane Marriages

The following are a few brief stories of the priests who performed the marriages of some Kane family members. We found their stories to be of great interest about their accomplishments and couldn’t help but wonder about the positive effects they had on their church parishioners and the positive effects their church parishioners had on these priests. Continue reading “Priests and Kane Marriages”