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”

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”

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”

The Bodyke Evictions, June 1887, County Clare, Ireland

The following are various articles published in The Evening Star newspaper, Washington DC, about the Bodyke Evictions of Bodyke, County Clare, Ireland.

The previous article about the John O’Halloran Family Eviction of June 10, 1887 was part of the Bodyke Evictions of June 1887 and is referenced in some of these newspaper articles. Continue reading “The Bodyke Evictions, June 1887, County Clare, Ireland”

Paul Tralles – Photographer

Paul Tralles

Paul Tralles was a professional photographer and took the photo of Catherine Hegarty Kane at his photo studio located at 808 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

During the U.S. Civil War, he served as a musician with the 12th Regiment of the U. S. Infantry. He enlisted on 20 September 1861 and re-enlisted on 10 February 1864, serving throughout the U. S. Civil War. Continue reading “Paul Tralles – Photographer”

The John O’Halloran Family Eviction 1887 in Ireland

Although the O’Halloran family is not related to our branch of the Kane family in Ireland, yet, we thought their story is important because it gives the sad details about the evictions of poor Irish tenant families from their homes throughout Irish history by their landlords.

the O'Halloran Girls
the O’Halloran Girls; the girl on the far right with vertical buttons and white lace around neck and collar is Sarah O’Halloran;

John O’Halloran and his family were evicted for failure to pay rent on their tenant home, which they built themselves, and their tenant farm on June 10, 1887 in Lisbarreen, near Bodyke, County Clare, Ireland, which was part of the estate of Col. John O’Callaghan. Their eviction was among many other evictions performed in June 1887 by the orders of Col. John O’Callaghan, the landlord. These evictions of June 1887, from the lands of Col. John O’Callaghan, are commonly referred to as the “Bodyke Evictions”. Many of the tenants defended their homes against these evictions, among which was the family of John O’Halloran. Listed members of the resisting John O’Halloran family was his wife, Harriet, daughters Anne, Honoria and Sarah O’Halloran, and sons Frank and Patrick O’Halloran.

The Attack on O'Halloran's Fort
The Attack on O’Halloran’s Fort

The John O’Halloran family tenant home was so well prepared against the expected eviction that it was referred to as “O’Halloran’s Fort”.

The following story of the John O’Halloran family eviction on June 10, 1887 is from the account of the son, Frank O’Halloran, as listed in The Irish Times newspaper issue of June 15, 1887, and also on file at the Clare County Library, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. Continue reading “The John O’Halloran Family Eviction 1887 in Ireland”