Earliest known ancestor Peter Driscoll, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
- 1. The Story: Cork, County Ireland. Clan O'Driscoll. Great Great Grandfather was from there. Don't know the name. He had a son, Peter. Trolley car operator for the PRT (philadelphia rapid transit) in Philadelphia
- 2. Great Grandfather Peter Driscoll - Siblings: Brother Francis died age 12 of blood leukemia. Sister Marie who married a Joseph O'Rourke (baseball scout for Philadelphia A's.). Lived in Kensington, Philadelphia PA. 1st born: Son Jack O'rourke lives in Marshalls Creek, 2nd Born Peter O'Rourke: Born May 1941. Peter O'rourke Married with two children, wife got sick and died. Peter's daughter married and Peter O'Rourke went into the priesthood Pastor at Holy Name of Jesus in Hazleton, diocese of Scranton, PA. Agnes O'rourke (probably the youngest - Married a Kopec and went to CA to be with her daughter after they got divorced.)
- 3. My Grandfather: Joseph Aloysius Driscoll. Born: 1924 guess: Philadelphia. Married to Verna Marland. Died: circa 1987. Older sister: Agnes Driscoll aka Sister Virginia Mercedes Order of St. Joseph. Older Brother John Driscoll died of Colon cancer in late his late 50's. Son's name: Francis Driscoll born May 1941 Philadelphia - Currently living in Virgina Beach, VA. His Son: Francis Driscoll
- 4. My Dad: Peter Joseph Driscoll. Born 11th May, 1941.
1894 marriage - Peter Jeremiah Driscoll m. Margaret Aloysisus McIntrye, Philadelphia, PA, USA . See LDS film #1322022. These are likely Peter's parents.
Peter Driscoll was a union leader. See: "Strikers' Hero is put in jail." New York Times. February 21, 1910.
The 1910 census lists the family in Philadelphia Ward 18, District 288. Peter Driscoll age 39; wife Margaret 34; son John 14; daughter Agnes 10; Marie 7; Joseph 1.
The 1920 census lists the family in Philadelphia. Peter, 48, head of household; Margaret 44, son John 24; daughter Agnes 19; Marie 17; Joseph 11; Francis 9; brother-in-law Bernard J. McIntyre 48.
The 1940 census lists Margaret Driscoll 64, widow in Philadelphia.
An obituary of Peter Driscoll (great grandfather) following is listed on the USGWarchives website:Peter DRISCOLL Rites Saturday - Funeral services will be held Saturday morning for Peter Driscoll, of 3157 Aramingto st., who died Sunday in St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. Services will be held in Nativity Church, Belgrade st. and Allegheny ave., and burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Mr. Driscoll was formerly president of the Street Carmen's Union and was a leader in the strike of 1910. For many years he was active in Democratic politics in the 25th ward. He is survived by his widow, Margaret and by two sons, John T. and Joseph A., and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph O'ROURKE, Jr
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