Peter Didas NOT HUSBAND; help sorting other suitors?

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Hello all, 

earlier today I officially discovered that Peter Didas was married to a Mary Kane/Kean so I am back to square 1 with possible husbands for Maggie Maloney.

I got rid of 2 more but there are at least 6 more good possibilities in Steuben county in 1900. I decided to be a bit less specific on the criteria this time but I am most emphatic about making sure that the marriage year isn't earlier than 1890 and that she lists herself as having two Irish parents. 

I have decided to list the current six in order of marriage starting with 1890, in the event that a couple claims marriage in the same year as another, the order is closest to Hornell (including in Hornell) counting miles.

  • First up is Joseph Graham who was born in New York in 1861. He is a foreman in a railroad shop and he lives in Hornell with his wife Margaret (married in 1890) and their 3 children: Irene M who is 9, Elnore E is 7, and Harold J who who is 3.



  • Third, we have William Donegan who was born in New York in 1862 and is a shoe salesman in Addison. He lives with his wife Margaret E (wed 1890) as well as their children: Lawrence (7), Mary (5), and William J (1) and his mother Mary (77).


  • Next, we have the oldest possible husband, so far, in Herman Matthew. He was born in New York in 1843 and lives as a farmer in Rathbone Township with his wife, Margaret (wed 1891) and their 2 children: Harry (5) and Margrett (3). They also have two servants who are Orven (35) and Tina Miles (19).


  • The next one has the best possibility based on marriage year and number of children, in my opinion, as Frank Hollet married his Margaret (hopefully Maloney) in 1893. He was born in New York in 1862 and is a button turner(?) in Canisteo. The couple live alone with no children to speak of.


  • Finally, we have John Clark who was born in New York in 1865 and is a saloon keeper in Corning. He married his Margaret (again hopefully Maloney) in 1893 and the couple had a daughter, Mary, just 3 years later.

Hopefully, one of these is who I have been looking for but I have been unable to figure out any of their wives' maiden names. Any and all help, as usual, is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,




UPDATE: I unscientifically (read: am guessing) that Joseph Graham married a Margaret Garry, John Curran married a Margaret Callahan and William Donegan married a Margare Hickey. 3 down, 3 to go.

WikiTree profile: Maggie Maloney
in Genealogy Help by Michael Hruska G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)
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What a dream situation for Maggie .... so many men, so little time!!!

Wish I could provide some real help ... good luck Mike!
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
Thanks Gaile! It is a hard thing to figure out and I am thinking about spreading the search out to at least other counties surrounding Steuben but we shall see if she even married at all! It's possible she did not.

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