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Biography - Michael Halloran
July, 1836 ~ November 16, 1909

Michael Holloran was born in Mayo Co., Ireland, in 1837. He moved to Yorkshire, England, in 1850, and there worked on a farm five years, and then joined the militia, serving one year in the British army in the Crimean war, Charles Napier commanding general. He sailed from one port to another and, finally, on the 10th of March, 1857, he landed at New York, where he learned the plumber and gas fitter's trade on Staten Island, under Thomas McNight. From there he moved to Belvidere, Boone Co., Ill. Here he learned the stone cutter and mason's trade, and soon after removed to Scotland Co., Mo., where he remained a year, thence back to DeKalb Co., Ill., where he farmed until 1870, at which time he came to Franklin county, settling on section 30, Osceola township, where he owns 400 acres of land.

He was married to Ann Carroll in [February 15] 1859. By this union there are eleven children : Mary, Kate, Martin J., Julia, Frank P., Annie Maggie, John W., Michael Edward, Thomas Joseph, and Robert Henry. Mary was married to Thomas Fahey in 1880. Mr. Holloran is a democrat in politics and a member of the Catholic Church.

NOTE: Michael died at Swaledale, Iowa, on November 16, 1909. Anna C. (Carroll) Hallogran was born January 4, 1839 in Ireland, and died on January 6, 1913 at Park Hospital in Mason City, Iowa. They were interred at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell, Iowa.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. Pp. 507-08. Union Publ. Co. Chicago. 1883.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2016



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