gorman family biographies and obituaries
PATRICK GORMAN. was born in Ireland in 1831, and when eight years old
his father died, and two years later Patrick came to America with his mother.
They landed at Quebec and went from thence to Rouse's Point, New York, living
in or near the place four years. Our subject resided in many different places
in that State, including Binghamton, Great Bend. and New Milford, until 1855,when
he removed to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and engaged in railroad work one year.
In 1856, he came to this State, located in Eagan town, Dakota county, and
for nine seasons was engaged in boating on the Mississippi and Minnesota
rivers. He served in the late war from 1864 until June, 1865, in the Tenth
Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company K. In 1870, he bought one hundred and
sixty acres of land in this township, moved his family here and immediately
began making improvements. Mr. Gorman was married in Binghamton, New York,
to Miss Mary Mehan and the issue of the union was seven children, six of
whom are living; Elizabeth, Annie, James, Margaret, Katie, and Maria. His
wife died in Dakota county and is buried at Mendota. His present wife was
Miss Mary Flynn whom he married in 1871. They have had six children, four
now living; Cornelius, Daniel, Honora, and Mary. Susan died in 1882, aged
two years and four months, and Edward died in 1875, at the age of one year
and six months.
History of Rice County,
Perham Enterprise Bulletin 9/29/1932
Dan Gorman Passes Away
Old time resident of this community died at Wabasha where he lived with son
The funeral of Daniel Gorman, old time resident of Perham and Gorman town,
was held Wednesday morning at St. Henry's church. A large number of friends
and relatives gathered for the funeral services which were conducted by Rev.
Fr. Schirmers. Interment was made in the parish cemetery.
Daniel Gorman died at St. Elizabeth hospital in Wabasha, Minn., Sunday, Sept.
25, from cancer of the throat. He had been in failing health for several
months. Mr. Gorman had been living with his son Ray in Wabasha since the
death of his two daughter[s], Mrs. L. J. Sperry and Blanche Gorman, who were
burned to death in a gasoline explosion in Winnipeg late last April. Previous
to that time and following their removal from Perham, Mr. and Mrs. Gorman
had been making their home in the Canadian city with their daughters. After
the tragedy, they went to live with their other children.
Mr. Gorman was born in Minnesota May 22, 1855 and was one of the earliest
settlers of Gormantown, where he lived on a farm until he retired about 25
years ago and moved into Perham.
Mr. Gorman is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. The children
are Gene Gorman of St. Paul, Mrs. Tolis Brandel of Portland, Ore., Ray Gorman
of Wabasha, Minn., and Monroe Gorman of Van Couver, B. C.
Daniel Gorman, b. 21 May 1855, bap. 3 June 1855 at Mendota, f. John Gorman,
m. Mary Gorman, godf Matthew Moriarty, godm Helen Scott, Fr. A. Ravoux, p.
John Gorman, b. 1 Jun 1857, bap 21 Jun 1857 at Mendota, f. John Gorman, m.
Mary Melane, godf. Jos. Quirk, godm. Bridget Queley, Fr. A. Oster p 139
"DAVID R. GORMAN FAMILY" in East Otter Tail County
History Volume I 1977
David R. Gorman was born Aug. 6, 1864, the son of John 0. Gorman in Rosemount,
Minn. He married Katherine Bridgeman Gorman who was born in County Clare,
Ireland in 1867. They were parents of 6 children: Richard H. Gorman born
1892, died May 13, 1937 and buried in Sawtelle National Cemetery in California.
Isabel Gorman Brown was born in 1894 and died July 22, 1964 and is buried
in the Resurrection Cemetery, St. Paul., Minn.
David A. Gorman was born in 1896 and died Jan. 18, 1964 and is buried in
the Sawtelle National Cemetery in California.
Almira Gorman was born in 1898 and died June 13, 1909 and is buried near
her parents in the St. Henry's Cemetery in Perham, Minn.
William J. Gorman was born Feb. 4, 1900 and died Nov. 23, 1972 and is buried
in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
John T. Gorman, twin of William J. Gorman was born Feb. 4, 1900 and he and
his wife Lois Louise Souter were married April 17, 1926 in Pawnee, Okla.
Her parents were Lewis D. and Unie Souter. They now reside in Hominy, Okla.
They are parents of two daughters: Sue, who married R. D. Coyer who owns
and runs an insurance agency in Oklahoma City, and they have four boys. Mary
is married to Don Haskins who is head basketball coach at the University
of Texas in El Paso, Texas. They are parents of four boys.
John T. Gorman left Otter Tail County in Dec. 1918. He retired from Cities
Service Oil Company on Feb. 29, 1954 in Bartlesville, Okla. where he was
employed in their Land Department.
David R. died March 3, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Katherine died in
Minneapolis, Minn. June 12, 1903. Both are buried in St. Henry's Cemetery
at Perham, Minnesota.
It is the belief of John T. Gorman that the name should be written O' Gorman,
as that is the way his father signed it for years. They were residents of
Gorman Township when it was organized as a township in 1873.
|This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty
as of 1999 with additional information provided by Shawne FitzGerald.
Special thanks to Pam Jeans and Shirley Spidell. Mr. Geraghty
is researching the families and descendants of the Dakota County Irish.
For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please
send him e-mail at kgerag @ aol.com.
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