Harriet Gilroy & Samuel Hagan, Fairbanks, Alaska 1890s - what became of them?

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Harriet Gilroy of San Francisco, California travelled 3000 miles in 1892 to marry Samuel Hagan at Fairbanks, Alaska where Hagan owned a mine at Cleary Creek. The minister officiating was Rev Franks. They were still in Fairbanks in 1920 but don't think they had any children. Don't know what became of them. Gilroy had two sisters back in San Francisco - Amelia (married to Frank Gerst but died a few years later) and Rebba who was unmarried. According to census records the Gilroy girls were born in New York of Irish parents (names not known). Any additional help appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by S Daly G2G Crew (430 points)

This census shows she was born in Ireland and immigrated in 1885

1910 United States Federal Census about Harriet Hagan

Name: Harriet Hagan
Age in 1910: 33
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1910: Fairbanks, Division 2, Alaska Territory
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1885
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Samuel Hagan
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Hagan 47
Harriet Hagan 33


Looks like they married in 12 September 1906

Gilroy, Harriet Samuel Hagan 12 Sep 1906 Fairbanks



 Fred Crewe. Sr for Samuel Hagan. On upper half of S above. C


Fairbanks Alaska Citizen: Monday, December 23, 1912 - Page 7


So he died after 1912 probably.


Many thanks Betty for your helpful comments. I thought that it was only Harriet Gilroy's parents who were from Ireland but your information indicates that the whole family emigrated from ireland to USA around 1885 when Harriet was only 8 years old. It would be a great help if I could find out the names of her parents and how she came to move from New York to San Francisco with her siblings Rebba and Amelia but without her parents. Many thanks. Selwyn

Here we have Harriet and Rebba Gilroy in 1900:

Name: Rebba Gilroy
Age: 26
Birth Date: Mar 1874
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Annie Gilleran 55
Esther B Warren  
Barnett Warren 12
Esther Warren 10
Hellen Warren 8
Charles R West 45
Marie Startzman 23
Grace B Shipley 30
David S Prince 50
Augusta Prince 39
Albert D Prince 21
Dora Sachs 34
Thaddeus Mcgowan 38
Edward H Osborne 38
Lillie V Osborne 39
Edna V Osborne 7
Harriet Gilroy 28


Name: Denis Gilroy
Naturalization Date: 17 Oct 1892
Former Nationality: English
Arrival Date: May 1885
Title and Location of Court: Common Pleas Court, New York County
Volume: 713
Record Number: 249


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