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I'm searching for Patrick Rourke born in Lisdorgan, Dingle, Co. Kerry Oct. 1, 1869.  His parents were Catherine Hanifin and Thomas Rourke.  He had a brother John who emigrated to Western Massachusetts {Hampden) sometime in the late 1800's..

Patrick followed his brother and lived with John and his family.  His name appears on the 1901 census but in 1910 he is no longer living there.  The story goes that he went out to Butte, Montana to work in the mines where he joined many more immigrants from the Dingle Peninsula like himself and that's where the story ends. I have tried to research him thru Ancestry and a few other sites. I can't find any trace of him. I have been told by older relatives that he married and had no children. He may have moved on to Idaho or California and it is said that he came back to visit Griffin relatives in Boston sometime around 1940 and then he left again and there is no trace of him.  There are a few Patrick Rourkes that can be found in the Butte city directory but I have no way of knowing if he is one of them.  I would just like to find out what happened to my granduncle Patrick Rourke.









Mike's Daughter

Tuesday 6th July 2021, 08:38PM

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  • Hi,

    Perhaps it would help to pose this question to Butte Historical Society - . They may have local history and genealogy experts that could help navigate your search!

    David Whyte, IrelandXO l Ballyhoura Development

    Tuesday 13th July 2021, 01:17PM