Catherine T. Forkin

19 January 1873–9 January 1954 (Age 80)

The Life of Catherine T.

When Catherine T. Forkin was born on 19 January 1873, in Ireland, her father, James Forkin, was 40 and her mother, Catherine Burke, was 43. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Patrick Carey. She lived in Moosic, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 January 1954, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Patrick Carey
Catherine T. Forkin
James Joseph Carey
Annie Carey

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    James Forkin


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    Pat Forkin






    FORKIN James


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 4

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of Gaelic Ó Gabhláin, a name from the diminutive of gabhal ‘fork’.2 North German: possibly a nickname for a hog farmer or an unkempt person, from Middle Low German verken ‘piglet’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Carey in household of Patrick Carey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catherine Carey in household of Alfred Rice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Carey in household of James Carey, "United States Census, 1940"

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