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Wright, Yates, Garrigan, a mystery that we need help on.

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The mystery starts with my Grandmother who died in California 1940. She told her daughter that she was born in Rome New York on 31 May 1887. Her name was Agnes Wright, fathers name was Yates at the age of 4 yrs. She was put into the Notre Dame orphanage and raised by the sisters. Her memory was that she and her older sister were playing on her Grandfather tug boat, she fell and was cut on her nose and lip. Then she was put into the orphanage. At the age of 24 Agnes married Owen Garrigan (born in Ireland) were married at Church of the Resurrection, Town of Rye, County of West Chester, New York. She had a son my uncle Edward Garrigan by him in 1912. (so far no idea where he was born and no birth certificate on Edward) Owen traveled several times back to Ireland. No record of what happened to him. Agnes meets Samuel E. ODonnell in Staten Island in 1917, New York and they had two children, my mother in Staten Island and my Uncle in New Jersey. In 1922 they moved to California.
I can find nothing on her birth from the State of New York, there is no response from an inquire to Catholic Church. We have no further information on Owen Garrigan, or the Wright and Yates family. My cousins and I have been searching for many years. We are hoping for more ideas where to search.

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on 2013-02-03 12:59:48

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by noggin on 2013-02-04 06:06:11
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by Sandee on 2013-02-04 15:05:58

Did you research those names in Tn., Ga. and Al., I have those surnames in my family tree but still have not connected all the dots... good luck

by eawwms on 2013-02-10 13:31:34

I apologize for taking so long to reply to noggin and Sandee. Our lab is very sick and has been taking all of our time.

We assume her name was Wright as this is what she used for her marriage to Garrigan in 1911. We have no proof that she and Samuel were married, although they baptized their two children. All three children were raised in the Catholic Church. As Samuel was married before being with Agnes, no record of a divorce, and we have no record of what happened to Garrigan. I doubt that Samuel and Agnes were married.

I have one photo of a sweet little girl taken in St. Louis Mo,sitting on a brick pillar in an enclosed nice looking rod iron fence yard that has silos across the street marked 1922. I will do more searching in the southern area, it has been awhile since I have tried and I thank you reminding me. I appreciate any suggestions.

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