Peter Gorham 1837
Peter was born in Clifden, County Galway about 1837. Parents were Thomas Gorham and Ann M. Griffin. He emigrated to the US, arriving in New York on 4 June 1874 and came across on the HMS Kangaroo. It left from Liverpool England and Queenstown (Cork), Ireland. He was married in 1868 or 1869 to Ann Gorham (1840-1926) who was originally from Roundstone, County Galway. They had 6 (or 7 ) children inlcuding Ann Gorham (1869-1941), Danile J. Gorham (1870-1934), Anthony (ANT nee) (1872-1943), Michael Gorham (born in 1873 but nothing elese available), Patrick Alyoishus (1875-1953), Thomas Joseph Gorman (1880-1937) and Sara "Sadie" Alberta Gorham Flynn (1883-1962).
He worked at a coal mine and lived in Ashley, Pennsylvania. He died on 15 November 1886 when a piece of the coal mine ceiling fell on him. At the time he was working in the Hartford Mine. Family story was that the company carried him on a door and dumped him on the front lawn. He burried in Ashley, Lucerne County, Pennsylvania.
|Date of Birth||1837 (circa)|
|Date of Death||1st Nov 1886|