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Thomas O'Hara

Town/Village: Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish: Killoe
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Corneddan, Killoe, Co. Longford; Elko, Nevada; Shasta Dam, Redding, California
Census 1901: Resident at Corneddan
Census 1911:
Regiment Number:
Date of Death: 21-09-1957
Cause: Survived WW1 & WW2
Memorial: Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.

Thomas Francis O'Hara was 1890 in Corneddan, Killoe; although he gave his date of birth as 11 February 1890, he appears to have been baptised on the 19 January 1890. He was likely named after his grandfather - a blacksmith - with whom the family resided in 1901. Thomas later emigrated to the U.S., settling in Elko, Nevada where he registered for the WW1 draft. 

It is uncertain as to what his Great War service was. By 1942, it appears that Thomas was living in California*, working for the Pacific Construction Company, likely on the building of the Shasta Dam. However, he registered in Ogden, Utah, where he was likely permanently resident. His point of contact was Mrs. Mary Turner, 214, 29th Street, Ogden, Utah. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick O'Hara and Catherine (née McManus) of Corneddan.
Notes: *Thomas gave his birth date as 11 February 1890 on his draft registration. **Someone matching Thomas's details registered for the Old Man's Draft giving Corraddin as his place of birth, however the date of birth etc all correlates with this Thomas. Thomas's next-of-kin in WW1 may have been Mrs. T.H. O'Connor, 355 14th Street, San Francisco, California, close to the San Francisco Armory, but it is possible this name was associated with Thomas V. O'Hara who died in September 1918

Link to Find A Grave entry; parent's record of marriage; possible emigration shipping manifest, Ellis Island; link to obituary, Ogden Standard; 

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