THE SAGA OF
JOHN PATRICK EGAN & NORAGORDON

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John Patrick Egan
1854- 1925

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Honora ("Nora") Gordon Egan
1865 - 194?

UNDERCONSTRUCTION 

JOHN PATRICK EGAN: ORIGINS
John Patrick Egan was the eldest of elevenchildren born to DominicJoseph Egan and Maria Hurst.  He was born in County Roscommon,Ireland on 6/16/1854.
A well researched website on John Patrick'sfamily is on line at http://wildirishrose.com/Egan/1831DJEgan.html
HONORA GORDON: ORIGINS
Honora or "Nora" was born in the town of Claremorrisin 1865.  Tradition is that she was the first-born of PatrickGordon and Kate Martin, both confirmed (via a record of marriage)to have been Irish Roman Catholics.  Much to our surprise, the preliminaryexamination of her baptism record at Claremorris yielded a "surprise" entrythat the "mother refuses to name who the father is."  Later researchtended to "undo" the original suspicion of an out-of-wedlock birth; asit was explained that Nora's father, Patrick Gordon, was probably a "wantedman" at that time, by reason of his participation of the Irish Independencemovement.
A special website is under constructionto organize and publish the available research Honora's family of origin.The site can be reached at http://www.wildirishroots.com/EGAN/PatrickGordon/PatrickGordon.html There, the reader will discover further information about Nora's father,Patrick Gordon and his involvement in the movement for Irish Independence...and the proud tradition that he spent time in prison with the movement'sbeloved and famous leader, Charles Parnell, whose statue now graces O'ConnellStreet, in Dublin.
IMMIGRATION TO THE USA
THE MARRIAGE OF JOHN PATRICK& NORA
CHILDREN BORN IN RUSHVILLE

 
A FAILED MARRIAGE ~~ ANDESTRANGEMENT

 
CONTACTS MUCH LATER: 
JOHN PATRICK EGAN VISITS HISESTRANGED DAUGHTER & GRANDCHILDREN

 
CONTACTS MUCH LATER: 
NORA GORDON EGAN RUTTLEDGE VISITEDBY HER DAUGHTER & GRANDSON, TOM

 
DEATH OF JOHN PATRICK EGAN