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.
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”
Last Will and Testament of Daniel Kane dated January 20, 1911
Filed May 7, 1912
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”
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”
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”
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.
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 John O’Halloran family tenant home was so well prepared against the expected eviction that it was referred to as “O’Halloran’s Fort”.