Monday, February 20, 2017

Edith Richter Cooper (1892-1981)


Married an Alien



Edith Martha Margaretha RICHTER was the eighth child of ten to Hugo RICHTER and Louise HENNICKE. Her father came from Germany in 1874 and married a local girl in New York on 13 Aug 1878. 


The Richter Family circa 1900

Edith is seen on the far left sitting in the chair. The family is found in the Bronx of New York City in the 1900 U.S. Census. 



1900 United States Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Bronx, enumeration district (ED) 986, Sheet 55-A, Family #66, Hugo Richter household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 February 2017); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T623, Roll 1125.



Dr. Richter was the minister of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 628 East 141st. St. in Bronx/Manhattan from 1882 to 1892. Edith was born on 25 Aug 1892 in Manhattan.

After the reverend's death in 1904, the family moved to New Jersey.

Edith met Edwin Irwin COOPER at work as a secretary.  Edwin and Edith were married on 13 Apr 1917. 

Edwin and Edith had two children, Doris Cooper and John "Jack" Cooper, born between 1918-1921. Edwin, with Warner Brothers brought his family out to Los Angeles, California, in 1926. See blog post on Edwin Irwin Cooper familyfilmfabricfood.blogspot.com/2017/02/edwin-irwin-cooper-1889-1935.html



Edith models the fashionable bathing suit of the 1920s as a “Bloomer Girl Out West.” I find this photo with a newspaper advertisement of the suit she is wearing. Both photo and newsprint were in possession of my dear cousin, Doris Cooper Powers.





In the 1920 U.S. Census, it states that Edwin is in the process with Pa "Papers" for his U.S. citizenship in New York. Edith's box is X out under immigration, as she was born in New York. But under Citizenship, she is marked as an Al "Alien." She lost her citizenship by marrying an alien, one who immigrated to the U. S. 

Edwin files his Declaration of Intention in New York City on the 10 July 1925, before he moves west to California.





New York State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1940. NARA NAI Number: 5700802. Record Group Number: RG 21. ancestry.com : accessed 19 Feb 2017. Edwin Irwin Cooper. 10 July 1925. Declaration of Intention File No. 95019.


Edith Gets Her US Citizenship Back

Edwin let the seven year deadline pass and did not reapply for Citizenship in California. 

By 1934, Edith filed for her lost citizenship. She signed her papers after her examination by an approved doctor on 27 Nov 1934. Her final papers were approved on 30 Nov 1934.

Edwin was gravely ill at this time and died 10 weeks later on 17 February 1935. He was buried at Forest Lawn Glendale cemetery.


Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940. NARA  NAI Number 184; Record Group Title M1524. ancestry.com  ; accessed 19 Feb 2017. Edith M. Cooper. 27 Nov 1934. Naturalization file no. 44260.

Jack Cooper, Bruce Powers, Doris Cooper Powers, & Edith Cooper in
Eagle Rock, California.

Her son, moved her to San Diego in the 1950s to be closer to him. I have precious memories of dear Aunt Edith, seeing her as a child and on a regular basis as a teen before she moved to Arizona. 

Edith in San Diego with her son.
 Aunts May and Ethel come to visit in 1972.  Aunt May, with my mother, 
Aunt Edith, & Aunt Ethel. May married Alex Cooper, Jr. Ethel is May's sister.
Edith dies 31 Dec 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona, living with her daughter. She is buried with her husband, Edwin, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. 


Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.




Friday, February 17, 2017

Sheelagh Corcoran McDowell 1901-1968

It's In the Genes
Sheelagh Corcoran 1917

As recently posted, I have connected with distant cousins. I am very familiar with my ancestors who came through Ellis Island from Ireland over a hundred years ago. I am referring to my grandfather's family, John Carrick Cooper. 

Here is a photo that one of my cousins sent me of Sheelagh around the time she wrote the letter in 1917. I have been in contact with her son. He told me that "Sheelagh was in Dublin during the 1916 rebellion and remembered the bullets striking the cobble stones." 

After I made my connection with a second cousin in St. Louis, Missouri; he sent me a photo of the "mysterious" Sheelagh Corcoran with her younger sister, Angela. Sheelagh was his aunt. Sheelagh was my grandfather's niece who wrote a letter to her Uncle Jack during World War I. See post about the letter. http://familyfilmfabricfood.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-letter-that-started-it-all_10.html


Sheelagh with her sister, Angela 1965



Here is Sheelagh in 1965, in Dublin, visiting her youngest sister, Angela. There is a 14 year time span between the two sisters. See post about their mother, Elizabeth Cooper Corcoran 

http://familyfilmfabricfood.blogspot.com/2017/02/elizabeth-cooper-corcoran-1881-1921.html




Doris & Eileen 1998



When I first glanced at this photo of sisters, I did not see them. I saw two cousins that I knew and grew to love. They were my father's cousin, Doris Cooper Powers and my father's sister, Eileen Cooper Carl.  





Malcolm McDowell 1919


Sheelagh married Malcolm McDowell in 1925/26 in Belfast. They had 3 children, the first son was Austin McDowell, who died as a baby in an automobile accident. Another daughter and son were born. 







Hopefully, more documents with stories will come of Sheelagh's life along with her families.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Hollywood! Visiting Uncle Edwin



While writing my last post on Edwin Irwin COOPER (1889-1935), I took a day adventure to Hollywood. I invited his grandson, my 2nd cousin, Wynn to join me. We left early in the morning for the long drive north to Hollywood Blvd.

I have mentioned in a past post that Edwin worked in many movie theaters training movie projectionists how to work with the NEW Vitaphone sound system from 1926 to the mid 1930s for "talkies." The Grauman's Egyptian Theater was one as named on the back of this photo.


The theater has monthly indoor behind the scenes tours along with giving its history. I remember reading about its renovation back in 1999.









We walked a few doors west down Hollywood Blvd. for lunch at Combo's New York Pizzaria. We both enjoyed our pastrami sandwich.

We drove onto where his father, Jack Cooper, grew up in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. We found the house on El Roble Drive. Wynn recognized it right away as he possesses a drawing that his father drew of the home he grew up in.

Wynn visiting his father's childhood home.

John Cooper's drawing of home on El Roble Drive.
Google Maps continued to lead us on to Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery where Wynn's grandparents' are buried. I had visited this cemetery back in 2008 and found them. It took us longer to find them even though I had their location written down. The road names were painted on the curb, small flat circular cement identification markers in the ground & a printed out map with locations got us to find them.




We had a terrific day reuniting with our ancestors.






Sunday, February 12, 2017

Edwin Irwin Cooper (1889-1935)


Hollywood, Here I Come

Edwin Irwin Cooper 1906
Edwin Irwin COOPER was the third son of Alexander Sisson COOPER and Laura Jane BOYD born on 9 Jan 1889 in Dublin, Ireland. I recently found his birth registration after looking for it for several years. It is listed with only his middle name Irwin. Irish birth, marriage and death records were recently placed online through Irish Genealogy.ie. 

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 5 February 2017), image, birth registration of [Edwin] Irwin Cooper  (9 January 1889, 97 Artizans Dwellings, County of Dublin, city of Dublin South), citing Group Registration ID 10438147; registration filed 5 April 1889 by G. Whiteside, in South Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 617, “First page,” stamped no. 01922640, entry 88.





In 2010, church records from Ireland were placed online which lead me to Edwin's baptism record which also listed his birthdate. Here we see first and middle names listed together as Edwin Irwin.
Birth date is 9 Jan 1889 and baptism 12 March 1889.

Irish Church Records. Irish Genealogy.ie St. Peter Parish, Dublin. 1886. No Volume listed. Page 102. Number 814.  https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-45-2-18-102 : accessed 5 October 2016.



I find twelve year old Edwin with his family in the Dublin 1901 Census.

1901 Census of Ireland, County Dublin, unpaginated, household no. 139, Alexander Cooper; digital image, National Archives of Ireland, Census of Ireland 1901/1911 (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie : accessed 29 Sep 2016)

Seventeen year old, Edwin leaves for America on 3 Nov 1906 on the S.S. Carmania and arrives in New York the following week. He meets his father, Alexander and younger brother, Alex Jr., who came to the U.S. the year before.  Another older brother, John C. Cooper (my grandfather) arrived a few months earlier.

The photo above of Edwin is taken after he arrives in New York in 1906. His physical description is listed here on the passenger list. He is 5’ 7” tall, with a light complexion, with brown hair and blue eyes. You can find him on Line 22 on this poor torn copy of the pages of the ship records. See link below for a clearer copy of the document.


Two years later, Edwin marries Bertha Raiso in Manhattan on 1 Dec 1908. They have a daughter Eileen born in March 1910. Baby Eileen is found with her parents in the 1910 US Census on East 17th Street in Manhattan. Edwin works in an office as a clerk.

In 1917, Edwin fills out the World War I Draft Registration Card with no new information or so I think. He signed the card on June 5 stating that he is married with an unnamed wife listed. I assume it is Bertha. He is living at 459 West 22nd St.

In the 1920 census, Edwin is found with wife, Edith, the one I know about. It is interesting to see that he is going through his Pa (papers) for naturalization. He has another daughter, Doris, born 25 Feb 1918. Edwin and Edith were married 13 Apr 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. Doris was born in Englewood, New Jersey. 


Edwin Cooper, Doris Cooper, Alexander Sisson Cooper
As Doris states  in her short biography, “I was born in 1918 in the Englewood Hospital, N.J., because my mother had trained there and her older sister was Head Nurse. But my parents were living in Brooklyn, N.Y. and she and I returned there as soon as we could.”

Edwin and Edith have a son, John “Jack” David Cooper, born 13 Dec 1921, in Brooklyn, New York.

Edwin’s occupation during this time is a “moving picture operator” in New York City, with silent movies. He was promoted working for Warner Brothers from 1926 to 1935. He was moved to Hollywood in 1926 with stops on the way in major cities across the United States as he instructed motion picture projectionists in the new SOUND movie technology, “which he helped develop” according to his son, Jack Cooper. Is this a family story that needs more research?

The movie Don Juan premiered in New York City on 26 August 1926, produced by the Vitaphone Corporation along with Warner Brothers.   Don Juan was such a success that the film was sent on the road across the country to Boston, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Los Angeles. 1 

How were "out-dated" movie theaters able to keep up with this new sound phenomena? Was this the movie that brought Edwin across the country to Los Angeles? 

The movie The Jazz Singer was a hit the following year, winning a first honorary Academy Award for technical achievement to Warner Brothers for the production of an outstanding pioneer talking picture, which revolutionized the industry. 2

Edwin continued to instruct movie theater projectionists the Vitaphone system throughout the southwestern states.

Edwin and family are found in Los Angeles in 1930. His occupation is listed as an “instructing operator for Vitaphone” in the 1930 U. S. Census. This occupation sent me on a research project.

Photo to the left shows a Vitaphone projection setup at a 1926 demonstration. Engineer E. B. Craft is holding a soundtrack disc. The turntable, on a massive tripod base, is at lower center. 3





This sound system lasted about 5 years and is displayed in the humorous film Singing in the Rain (1952) 



The photo to the right shows Edwin taking a break on the roof of the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. as written on back of photo and verified by daughter, Doris Cooper.



Edwin Irwin Cooper 1930s.



























Edith is listed as a Widow with her 19 year old son, David or known as "Jack," in the 1940 U. S. Census. I hunt down Edwin’s death certificate. I find him in the California Death Index and order a copy from the Department of Health Services in Sacramento, California. He dies on 17 Feb 1935 in Los Angeles, CA. He is buried on 20 Feb at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.  I also find  his obituary in The Los Angeles Times on 19 Feb 1935, from Ancestry.com.


Photo taken by author



Edwin Irwin Cooper obituary, The Los Angeles Times, 
19 February 1935, p. 18, col. 8.Newspapers.com on
Ancestry.comAccessed 12 Jul 2016.
I started researching my father’s side of the family in 2000 after my maternal side had a family reunion. My father’s cousin, Jack, was many of the first Cooper cousins I connected with who helped with photos and family stories. His sister, Doris, was also a great help as she was excited over our family history. Doris also met me in Salt Lake City for family research in 2003. I even took two trips to visit them in         Arizona.

Growing up, I remember visiting my grandaunt, Edith Richter Cooper, 
with my parents whenever we were in California. 
In 2005, both Jack and Doris came to visit me and my mother, 
along with my aunt Eileen, their cousin. 
We lost Jack in 2011 and Doris in 2012. I miss them both. I treasure the opportunity I had connecting with them and renewing our “adult” family relationships.

I recently made a trip to Hollywood to find out more about Uncle Edwin. This adventure continues in my next blog post. 

Sources:
1. Filmmaker IQ. The History of Sound at the Movies. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5IryUt9SM. 
2. The Jazz Singer. Wikipedia. 
3. Auto Engineering Society. Motion Picture Sound Part 1. http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/recording.technology.history/motionpicture1.html






Thursday, February 2, 2017

Elizabeth Cooper Corcoran 1881-1921


Photo in possession of cousin, Dolores Keenan
Elizabeth Cooper was the second living daughter of Alexander Sisson COOPER and Laura Jane BOYD. I originally found an Elizabeth COOPER born on 4 April 1878, in Dublin, Ireland, to above parents.


"Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRHM-MPX : 8 December 2014), Elizabeth Cooper, 04 Apr 1878; citing Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, reference ; FHL microfilm 256,003. accessed 26 July 2003.

When Irish church baptism records were available online at www.irishgenealogy.ie, I found Elizabeth’s baptism record.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Church Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 9 Dec 2010), image, baptism registration of Elizabeth Cooper (29 June 1881, Church of Ireland’s “Parish of St. George,” County Dublin), citing Registration filed by T. S. Berry, Clergyman, page 48.
I found this Elizabeth COOPER, of same parents, with a different birthdate of 30 April 1881, three years later. Does this mean the first Elizabeth died before 1881? This is a known child naming tradition. See details of Laura Jane Cooper’s records from Rotunda Hospital with birth of unnamed daughter on 30th April 1881, mentioned in husband’s post Alexander Sisson Cooper (1854-1927) Part 1 at
http://familyfilmfabricfood.blogspot.com/2017/01/alexander-sisson-cooper-1854-1927-part-1.html

Going directly to The Irish Records website, I find an Elizabeth COOPER who died in Dublin North at the age of 0. The image was not available on the website as of yet. I will have to write for a copy of the document from Roscommon to verify if this is the correct Elizabeth. I will post about this document in the future.

The Coopers are living at two different addresses, which is seen in all of their children’s birth registrations or baptisms. Alexander seems to move around as his family grows.


Elizabeth COOPER marries George CORCORAN on 30 Nov 1900, in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Chapel.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 25 January 2017), image, marriage registration of George Corcoran and Elizabeth Cooper (30 November 1900, Roman Catholic Church Chapel St. Joseph Buckley Road, County of city of Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 2451938; registration filed 6 December 1900 by Laurence Keogh, Clergyman, in North Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 489, “First page,” stamped no. 05772778, entry 57.
The following year, Elizabeth gives birth to their first daughter, "Shiela" CORCORAN, in Dublin, Ireland. See blog post The Letter that Started it All, about a letter that "Sheelagh" wrote to her uncle, John Carrick Cooper “Jack”, who was my my grandfather.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, birth registration of Sheila Corcoran (31 March 1901, Holles Street Hospital, County of Dublin, city of South Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 167682; registration filed 8 July 1901 by John R. Condon, in South Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 678, “Second page,” stamped no. 01754923, entry 280.
Notice the date Sheila is born, 31 March 1901, the same day the Ireland Census was taken nationally by the country. While Elizabeth and Sheila were in the Holles Street Hospital, I find George later that evening visiting his brother, Thomas Corcoran at 49 Upper Dorset St. in Dublin. I am sure he is upgrading his family that this wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Sheila, are doing just fine. Another thought, where were George and Elizabeth living  when Sheila was born; 49 Upper Dorset St. or 34 Carlingford Road?


1901 Census of Ireland, County Dublin, North Dublin, District Electoral Division (DED) Rotunda, unpaginated, Upper Dorset Street, household no. 49, Thomas Wm Corcoran; digital image, National Archives of Ireland, Census of Ireland 1901/1911 (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie : accessed 25 January 2017).
Their second daughter, Dorothy was born two years later on 20 Feb 1903. My only clue that this unnamed child is Dorothy, is an 8 year old girl named Dorothy with the George and Elizabeth Corcoran family in the Dublin 1911 Census posted below.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, birth registration of Unknown Corcoran (12 February 1903, Holles Street Hospital, County of Dublin, city of South Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 4532233; registration filed 4 April 1903 by John R. Condon, in South Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 687, “First page,” stamped no. 01754923, entry144.


I find out later that Thomas Dowling, Dorothy’s brother-in-law was married to her younger sister, Angela. Dorothy never married. She died 1 Aug 1952 in Clontarf, a suburb of Dublin.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, death registration of Dorothy Corcoran (1 August 1952, 26 Victoria Villas, Clontarf CB,  County of Dublin, city of Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 1921834; registration filed 4 April 1903 by John R. Condon, in South Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 185, “First page,” stamped no. 04176483, entry 208.
A son, Alexander George Corcoran arrived on 13 Nov 1905. 


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, birth registration of Alexander Corcoran (13 November 1905, 49 Upper Dorset Street, County of Dublin, city of South Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 493199; registration filed 29 January 1906 by John O’Mill, in North Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 453, “First page,” stamped no. 01694330, entry 484.
In 1933, Alexander married Kathleen, Dowling, daughter of Thomas Dowling. 


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 25 January 2017), image, marriage registration of Alexander Corcoran and Kathleen Dowling (16 August 1933, Roman Catholic Church St. Paul, County of city of Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 1202838; registration filed 23 September 1933 by William J. Byrne, Clergyman, in North Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 348, “Second page,” stamped no. 05251773, entry 237.











Eleanor Laura Corcoran came on 26 Jan 1908; she died of acute meningitis four years later on 26 Feb 1912.


“Quarterly returns of births in Ireland 1864-1955,” database, FamilySearch., Ireland. General Register Office; Ireland. Custom House. Eleanor Laura Corcoran, 26 January 1908; First Quarter 1908 Volume 2, page 436. FHL microfilm 258,052. Accessed 26 September 2009.



Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, death registration of Eleanor Laura Corcoran (26 February 1912, 12 Poplar Row, County of Dublin, city of Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 5221366; registration filed 26 April 1912 by Thomas Donnelly, in South Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 391, “First page,” stamped no. 04499047, entry 240.

I find the Corcoran family in Dublin in the Ireland 1911 Census at 12 Poplar Row.


1911 Census of Ireland, County Dublin, North Dublin, District Electoral Division (DED) Mt. Joy, unpaginated, Poplar Road, household no. 12, George Corcoran; digital image, National Archives of Ireland, Census of Ireland 1901/1911 (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie : accessed 25 January 2017).
Finally, Angela Corcoran was born on 19 Aug 1915. Notice the address of 12 Annesley Place from Sheelagh's letter dated 1917.


Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, birth registration of Angela Corcoran (19 August 1905, 12 Annesley Place, County of Dublin, city of North Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 1443525; registration filed 27 October 1915 by John O’Mill, in North Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 406, “Second page,” stamped no. 01564117, entry 34.
I later find out that Angela Corcoran married Thomas Dowling, Jr., the brother of Kathleen Dowling. Alexander and sister, Angela, married two other siblings, Kathleen and brother Thomas Dowling. In genealogy terms, their children are called "double cousins." Interesting how this family tree intertwines!

I will have to order Angela and Thomas's Marriage Registration from Roscommon. They were married on 19 Aug 1945, as told by one of their granddaughters.


I do not know much about Elizabeth COOPER Corcoran and her family as to what is shared here in my blog. I hope to find more answers with these clues found here by hearing from descendants of George and Elizabeth CORCORAN


POST SCRIPT: 

I wrote this blog several months ago, waiting for the proper place to add Elizabeth’s story. This past month, I found a connection on Ancestry.com with a possible second cousin here in the United States. I gave him a call. He was a match! He also connected me with more of his family who could fill me in with answers to the questions filling my head as I researched my grandfather’s older sister.

I have been in touch with several Corcoran cousins from Ireland and Canada with phone calls and e-mails sharing photos and stories that confirmed with me what I already had discovered, but with no verification. The information now all makes sense. Elizabeth's photo above is from one of these cousins.


I was told that Elizabeth died in 1921. That was the same year her mother, Laura Jane, died. I found her death registration on www.irishgenealogy.ie as well as most of the above images.



Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 29 January 2017), image, death registration of Elizabeth Corcoran (11 September 1921, 12 Annesley Place, County of Dublin, city of Dublin), citing Group Registration ID 3388444; registration filed 7 October 1921 by John P. Condon, in North East Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 322, “Second page,” stamped no. 04397782, entry 389.
She died on the 11 Sept 1921, two months before her mother. The cause of her death was Disseminated Sclerosis which she dealt with for 3 years. Today it is called Multiple Sclerosis.  Her children: Sheelagh (Irish spelling) was age 20, Dorothy age 18, Alexander age 16, and Angela age 6. Angela shared her memories with her children of sitting with her mother on her wheelchair. Both Alex and Angela were sent to live with a Corcoran uncle and aunt. Their father, George Corcoran, remarried six years later in 1927. George died on 13 Sep 1937. 



Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, "Civil Records," database with images, IrishGenealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ : accessed 30 January 2017), image, death registration of George Corcoran (13 September 1937, Hardwicke Hospital, County of Dublin, city of Dublin North), citing Group Registration ID 1296027; registration filed 12 October 1937 by J. Condon, in North East Dublin Registration District, unidentified register, folio 243, “First page,” stamped no. 04283008, entry 177.
I will share more about this family as their stories come to life!