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Great, great grandfather, John C. Hogan from Fair Haven, married Mary in 1909 (Castleton, Ireland) immigrated during Potato Famine. Come on sailing vessel from Queenstown. Came to West Castleton, lived at the head of the street, now owned by Larlin family, "Hogans Meadow" still there in back of house, had 3 boys and 3 girls, some went to Pennsylvania.
Grandfather was John, Bridgett Ellen, Mary Dynen, Dennis Patrick and John.
Sold marbelized slate mantles for family company. Went to visit home village and grave yard "beautiful spot" Grandfather did circular staircase for Slate Capital in Albany of Marbleized slate.
- Great grandfather brought process from Ireland, very secretive, did only after other workers had left, has mantel and checkerboard. As a child, age 7, he watched them "dipping"
- Grandfather John, also became ill with silicosis and died at 62.
- My father enlisted in world war 1 in the navy, still had Irish brogue, she's now the only survivor of the family, sister and brothers are dead.
- James Dolan (stone Cutter) Mary Ryan
Gave ld 1st Catholic Church, across from Ben Franklin (Called Graves home)
She visited the quarry on the Shannon River near Castleton.
Hogan Family - Why Fair Haven? Heard from others who were in West Castleton at quarries there.
Son Dennis entered the business with John Hogan.
Where located? At River street in Fair Haven (Hogan and Sons Slate Company) Lived on So. Main Street after leaving West Castleton.
-Visited slate company with grandfather. Watched rubbing and sanding, putting in ovens, used stick to make designs, had shop and shower room, made to order.
- Built home in 1898, when father was 4 years old. Had marbleized slate tile in bathroom, mantles, cellar floor, father avoided the business to health hazards.
-Irish in Fair Haven? active group. Great grandmothers father was a stone cutter, did grave stones.
No Hibernian Club, played cards ("45") for houses on Sunday entertainment (skits) at George Hall.
Irish Wake ;lasted 3 nights.
At West Castleton, new glen lake, 1st home at end of street from Castleton to Castleton, walked into Fair Haven for Mass.
|Creator||Williams, Stephen T.|
|Title||Wilma Glowinski, Oral History|