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looking for twin brothers john joseph and thomas mcguire of county cork

Query by markmcguire

john joseph and thomas were the twin sons of bernard mcguire and jane corcoran. the family was so poor that the parents could only keep one child so that kept thomas. john joseph was sent to live with an aunt in England. He only met his mother Jane when he was 16 years old. I believe that john, tom and older brother james settled in the brockton massachusetts in the early 1900's. John was married twice first to mary lillian ogrady simon and then to my grandmother clara mcvay. john joseph was a machine gunner during the Boer war. He died april 10 1937

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on 2013-01-21 13:16:35

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by markmcguire on 2013-01-22 07:13:34

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by markmcguire on 2013-01-22 07:28:26

his death certificate lists feb 1 1880 as his birth date. yes your note regarding the somerville mass. address is correct . that is him and his wife clara mcvay mcguire is correct. I do not know his aunt's name. I have found what I think is his parents marriage date Nov 1874. His parents Bernard Mcguire and jane corcoran were married in ballaghderreen, county mayo, which became county roscommon in 1898. His brother James married married an Annie Ransom in 1906 in Brockton/bridgewater ma. I know nothing of John's twin brother Tom. I am guessing that he came to the states between 1899 and 1905

by markmcguire on 2013-01-22 07:48:21

his parents were listed on John Josep's death certificate as Bernard Mcguire and Jane Corcoran His death location in Calvary cemetery brockton mass is correct. His daughter Lillian Sabin has confirmed that he was married before clara mcvay. However his first wife Mary Lillian Symon(first marriage) grady died before the birth of John Joseph's and clara mcvay's first child Mary Mcguire who was born in 1915. I have a copy of John and Mary Grady's marriage listing. It has her parents as Patrick Grady and Mary Monahan and John's parents as Bernard McGuire and Jane Corcoran. It was interesting to me that John and Clara first two daughters were a Mary and a Lillian.

by markmcguire on 2013-12-12 20:04:51

I've obtained a death certificate for jane Corcoran McGuire. she died in boston Massachusetts on dec. 8, 1919 from heart disease. the certificate lists her parents as james Corcoran and Elizabeth payton/peyton. any info on the parents is appreciated.

by markmcguire on 2014-03-26 14:44:27

updated info on John McGuire. John's twin was not Thomas who was an older brother (Born 1874. John's twin died shortly after childbirth). John was born Feb 7 1877 in Belanagare Roscommon as was his father Bernard. Acc to Bernard's Marriage certificate his father's name was Patrick and his wife, jean's parents were James Corcoran and Elizabeth Peyton. James and Elizabeth who married Feb 25 1835 in Tibohine Fairymount Roscommon

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