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Martin SOLONs

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Rhode Island Births 1636-1930

Name Relation Parent 1 Parent 2 Birth Date Comment
John Solon   Martin Solon Maria Solon 11 Dec 1910  
Statia Solon   Martin Solon Maria Solon 24 Apr 1908  


Note: When you find that a birth date is after a baptismal date: The explanation I was given by the Heritage Center in Mayo is that most likely the baptismal date is the truer date. The reason being that there were stiff fines for not registering on time.
1872 bap. Oct. 24th Martin to Martin Solon & Catherine Walsh, spons., Thomas & Mary Carroll
1875 bap. June 13th (?) to Martin Solon & Catherine Walsh, spons., James Walsh & Catherine
A special thanks to Merril Bourne for sending this info to be posted.

1852 - Nov. 9-Thomas of Ed. Murray and Ann Solan-sp-Martin Solan, Bridget Burke--Cloonboy-
1858 - Dec.  29-- Martin of Thomas Solan and Bridget Solan-sp-John and Bridget Solan
1860 - July 1-Thomas of Martin Ruane and Catherine Solan-sp-Martin and Mary Solan--Cloonboy-
1860 - Oct. 14-Martin of John Solan and Mary Begly-sp-Patt Murphy,  Celia Connor--Clare-
1861 - Aug. 18-Mary of Martin Solan and Mary Harrison-sp-Patt Solan, Ann Stanton--Cartown-
1861 - Sept. 11-Pat of Thomas and Bridget Solan-sp-Martin and Ann Solan--Cloonboy-
1862 - Oct. 29-Bridget of (?)Martin Solan and Mary Harrison-sp-Pat Solan, Mary Richford--Cartown--
1863 - Sept. 13-Ellen of John Solan and Bridget Ford-sp-Martin and Ellen Solan--
1864 - Oct. 2-Martin of Owen Solan and Ellen Ruane-sp-Martin Ruane, Ellen Solan--Cartron-
1864 - Oct. 9-Anne of Martin Solan and Mary Harrison-sp-Martin and Catherine Harrison--Cartron-
1866 - July 29-Catherine of Martin Solan and Mary Harrison-sp-John  McDonnell, Mary  Walsh--Cartron-
(Please give credit to Janet Sandberg who has transcribed hundreds of pages from the LDS microfilm. She has done us a great service.)

Birth Registrations from the district of CLAREMORRIS in the union of Claremorris
3/10/1872 Martin John Solon (Landholder) Bridget Glynn Martin Solan Cloonagh 3/22/1872 255845 244


Transcribed by Nancy Reeb (
NOTE: These are baptismal dates and not the actual birthdates.
Microfilm No. 1279231 & 0926012 LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah
County Mayo, Ireland and also from some civil records & Chicago newspapers Kiltimagh, Church Records, Baptisms

date, parents, No., town, sponsors, child's name

1861 October 3, Thomas Solon and Catherine Carroll, 117, Killedan, James Carroll and Mary Brennan, Martin 1867 June 16, Thomas Walsh & Catherine Solon, Cleragh, Martin Solon & Bridget Walsh, Mary 1871 November 16, Pat Sweeny & Mary Carney, Killedan, Martin Solon & Margaret Sweeny, Mary 1872 October 24, Martin Solon & Catherine Walsh, Treenlaur, Thomas & Mary Carroll, Martin 1875 June 13, Martin Solon & Catherine Walsh, Treenlaur, James Walsh & Catherine, _____ 1876 January 6, Thomas Brennan & Sarah Solon, Cleragh, Martin & Sarah Solon, Patrick 1914 September 3, Anthony Browne & Mary Cunnigham, #539, 8/31 in Cultrasna, Martin & Kate Solon, Mary Kate, conf. 5/14/27

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

GROOM 			BRIDE			CNTY        DATE       VOL/PAGE      LIC
SOLON, MARTIN J		QUIGLEY, NELLIE E       COOK        11/23/1886    /       109060
This information was extracted 25 Jan 2000 from The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.

Rhode Island Marriages 1636-1930

Spouse 1 Spouse 2 Marriage Date Comment
Marya Molczan Martin Solon 22 Sep 1904  
Martin Solon Marya Molczan 22 Sep 1904  

Marriages in Ireland
KILTIMAGH Marriages (civil) - - -R.C. Chapel of Killedan
Thanks to Nancy Reeb
Date, Groom, Bride, Townland, Witnesses
1865 Feb. 25th Martin Solon of Treenlaur s/o Owen to Catherine Walsh of Carrick d/o James

California Obituary

Martin "Marty" Solon  (Published in the Contra Costa Times (California) on 7/17/2003)
Solon, Martin 'Marty', 53, of Livermore. Survived by his spouse Linda Solon. 
A Service Advisor at Hayward Dodge.
Services will be private. 
Arrangements by:
	Wilson Family Funeral Chapel
	3070 East Avenue
	Livermore, CA 94550
	(925) 443-4500.

Tombstone Records of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Page: 106
Name: Anna Solon
Birth Date: 1820
Death Date: 1889
Cemetery: St. Joseph
Town: MC
Page: 106
Name: Martin Solon
Birth Date: 1806
Death Date: 1903
Cemetery: St. Joseph
Town: MC

Massachusetts Obituaries

Lynn, MA Lynn Daily Evening Item 2 Feb 1981
Mrs. Agnes L. (SOLAN) Nevins
[In the County Mayo Family History Center, I think Agnes is listed as Bridget SOLAN as the date of birthmatches.]
Agnes (Bridget SOLAN) Nevins
Born Cloonboy, Mayo, IRE 4 Feb. 1894 Died Lynn, MA Jan 1981
Mrs. Agnes L. Nevins
  Lynn, --Mrs. Agnes L. (SOLAN) Nevins, 197 Linwood St., died Saturday at Lynn Hospital after a
lengthy illness.
  Mrs. Nevins was the widow of James J. Nevins.  Born in County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter
of the late Martin and Margaret (Riley) SOLAN.  She lived in Lynn for the past 60 years.  Mrs.
Nevins was a charter member of the Infant of Prague Guild, a member of St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality
and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.
  She leaves two sons, John J. Nevins of Lynn and James F. Nevins of Oak Lawn, Ill.; a daughter,
Mrs. Marcella A. Costin of Lynn, wife of Richard Costin, former chairman of the board of assessors; 
12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was also the sister of the late John P. Solan, the
late Anna J. Solan and the late Sister Marcella, SMBV.
  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. from Landergan Funeral Home, 40 Nahant St.,
followed by a mass at St. Mary’s at 9. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
[N.B. According to information from the Mayo Family History Centre as well as notes passed on to
me, Sister Marcella, listed above as the sister of Agnes (SOLAN) Nevins and   Anna J. SOLAN, was
born in Claremorris, Mayo, IRE 28 July 1886 to Martin SOLAN and Bridget Cleary and died in Fort
Worth, TX on 4 July 1977.  She was baptized Mary Margaret SOLAN at the Kilcolman Parish on 4 Aug
1886.  Her mother died in Jan. 1886 and her father married Mary Anne  Reilly, the mother of Anna
J., Agnes (Bridget) and John Patrick SOLAN. Sister Marcella became a Sister of St. Mary of Namur in
Lockport, NY on 15 Oct 1904.] I know these two SOLAN families are related but I am not sure how.
 This is something I am still working on. (Submitted by Marianne Fisher)
John F. SOLAN [appeared in a Lynn paper near the time of their death.]
born Dorchester, MA 27 April 1904; died Lynn, MA Sept 1976
  [N.B.  This John F. Solan is NOT the brother of Anna J. SOLAN, Sister Marcella and 
Agnes (Bridget SOLAN) Nevins.  John F. SOLAN, was the son of Patrick SOLAN, my great Uncle.  
Patrick SOLAN was born in Claremorris, IRE, circa 1870 to Martin SOLAN and Mary Harrison 
and died in Dorchester, MA, on 21 April 1928. Patrick was brother to Mary, Bridget, Catherine, 
and Annie M. SOLAN.  Patrick, Delia (Bridget SOLAN) Shine, Catherine (SOLAN) Corliss and 
Annie M. (SOLAN) Walsh, my grandmother, are buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.]
John F. SOLAN, 72 retired GE inspector
  LYNN - John F. SOLAN, Sr. 72, 68 Orchard St., died Saturday at Lynn Hospital after a brief
  Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Annie (Cullinane) SOLAN. He was the
husband of Mrs. Kathleen (Kitty) SOLAN.  He had lived in Lynn for 40 years.
  Mr. SOLAN was employed for many years as an inspector at the General Electric West Lynn plant,
retiring in 1969.  His wife was a clerk for many years at the Lynn office of the Registry of
Motor Vehicles. He was past exalted ruler of the Lynn Lodge of Elks; past grand knight of the
former Dorchester Council Knights of Columbus, a member of the Valladolid Council of Knights of
Columbus in Lynn and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  He also leaves four daughters, Mrs. Patricia A. Crowe of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Carol A. Nyberg of
Waldmohr, Germany, Mrs. Kathleen Burt of Cogan Station, PA and Mrs. Noreen Lazar of Nahant; two
sons John F. SOLAN Jr. of Bedford, NH and Richard J. SOLAN of Exeter, NH; nine grandchildren,
Robert, Elaine and Russell Crowe of Memphis, David, Kevin and Steven Burt of Cogan Station, Mark
and Tracy SOLAN of Bedford, NH and Aaron SOLAN of Exeter, NH and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the David J. Solimine Funeral Home, 444
Broadway, followed by a Mass at 10 in St. Patrick’s Church.
  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. [I think this cemetery is in West Roxbury, MA]
(Submitted by Marianne Fisher)
Miss Anna J. SOLAN [appeared in a Lynn paper near the time of their death.]
born Claremorris, County Mayo, IRE,  13 June 1896 died Lynn, MA Oct. 1969
  Miss Anna J. SOLAN, 35 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, died yesterday at Salem Hospital after a brief
  Born in Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mrs. Mary
(Riley) SOLAN, and was a resident of Swampscott for 42 years.
  A member of St. John the Evangelist Church Sodality, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Nevins
of Lynn and Sister Marcella of Hollister, Calif. and a brother, John SOLAN of Manchester, England.
  She also leaves a niece, Mrs. Marcella Costin, wife of Lynn board of Assessors member Richard
Costin; and three nephews.  John Nevins of Lynn, James Nevins of Oak Lawn, Ill. and Martin SOLAN of
Claremorris, Ireland.
  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. in T.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., followed
by a Solemn Requiem Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 9.
  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. (Submitted by Marianne Fisher)
Minnesota Deaths - - (
1926-MN-003761, MARTIN SOLON  		00/00/0000, 06/26/1926, not given, DODGE, 

New Jersey Obituary

Bridgewater, NJ Courier News March 13, 2002 Page: B3
Helen Shea Solan, 80, services Friday 
SCOTCH PLAINS - Helen Shea Solan, 80, died Monday (March 11, 2002) at Genesis ElderCare - The
Woodlands, in Plainfield. Born in Plainfield, she lived in South Plainfield before moving to Scotch
Plains in 1976. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Martin J. Solan, who died in 1989.
Surviving are her son, Thomas J. Solan of Bridgewater her daughter, Debra A. Welch of Scotch Plains
and five grandchildren. 
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Friday from Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood followed by a
10 a.m. funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains. Interment
will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northern New Jersey,
299 Cherry Hill Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054. (Submitted by Merril Bourne) 

Wisconsin Obituaries

Catherine (KELLEY) SOLON of Shields, Wisconsin
Death of Mrs. Solon - Another Pioneer Settler of Shields Called to Her Reward
  Last Thursday evening Aug. 24 (1906), the sad announcement of the death of Mrs. Martin Solon,
of the town of Shields, was telephoned to her relatives and friends of this city. While it was
known that she was suffering from a painful injury received by a fall Aug. 14th, no one here
thought that she was in danger of death, and the news, therefore, was both startling and distressing.
  On Aug. 14th, while visiting her sisters at Richwood, Mrs. Solon, in passing out through the
back door slipped upon the step and was very seriously, and as it now appears, fatally injured.
Help was summoned and she was carried in and placed upon the bed. Dr. Shinnick of Watertown was
telephoned for and promptly responded. He reported severe injuries on the hip and side but found
no bones broken. For several days her pain was so intense that no one could touch her. At the end
of a week, there were some indications of improvement and she was beginning to plan her removal
to her home, four miles north of Richwood. Her daughter, Mary who was summoned as soon as her
mother was hurt, and was constantly with her, as was also her sisters, and at times, other members
of her family. At times, she was subject to fainting spells, supposed to be brought on from the
effect of the pain she constantly suffered. The application of a face bath promptly revived her
from the fainting spells, which were not considered dangerous.
  About 11 o'clock Thursday, Aug. 24th and just about 10 days after she was injured, she sank into
a fainting spell, from which her daughter was unable to revive her and without a word, without a
groan, without a struggle, she passed away into that land were(where)pains and sorrows are unknown.
  Her remains were taken to her home Thursday evening and her funeral was held from St. Joseph's
church in Richwood, Sunday, Aug. 27th, at 10 o'clock A.M.  She was buried in the family lot in
St. Bernard's cemetery, Watertown beside the grave of her good husband who passed from earth
almost six years ago.
  Deceased whose maiden name was Catherine Kelley was born in County Galway, Leland, about the
year 1835 and came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kelley in 1847, the family
settling in Oneida Co. New York. In 1853 they came to Wisconsin and located in Shields. Two years
later, the subject of this sketch became the wife of Martin Solon and they began farming on 80
acres of land in the northern part of that town. By industry and good management the farm was
enlarged until it reached 510 acres. Mr. Solon whose name was a synonym for honesty, kindness and
charity was called to his final home October 21, 1899.
  This happy union was blessed with a family of eight children five sons and three daughters, all
of whom were present at the funeral of their mother last Sunday. They are Martin Solon of
Claremont, Minn., John T. Solon of Watertown, Patrick and James who reside upon the family
homestead; Peter Solon, who owns and resides on what is known as the David Barry farm in Shields,
the Misses Mary and Kate Solon, also at home and Winifred (Mrs. Abe McCarty) of Claremont, Minn.
Deceased is also survived by two brothers and five sisters, the latter being the Misses Bridget,
Sibbie and Annie Kelley of Richwood, at whose fome the fatal accident and her death ocurred;
Mrs. Mary Joyce and Mrs. Nell King, of Chicago. The two brothers are Peter Kelley of Watertown and
John Kelley, editor of this paper.
  To write an obituary of a beloved sister, the oldest of the family, who, to the younger children
has been a mother as well as a sister, is indeed a sorrowful task. Called away unexpectedly and on
the same day that the writer and his wife were celebrating their silver wedding, and who in her
suffering the evening before her death, had sent her congratulations, makes the duty a painful one.
But her mindfulness and solicitude for the welfare and happiness of others was a trait of character
so that others as well as her relatives can well bear testimony to it. She possessed to a marked
degree the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, and exemplified these attributes in a practical way
in her every-day life. She was a pious and prayerful woman and in her simple but effective way
instilled in the minds and hearts of her children the true spirit of Christianity. Her best efforts
were consecrated to the service of her Creator and next came of the interests of her family. As we
think back over her life and call to mind her many kind acts and words of earnest advice and
counsel; as we maturely pass judgment upon her motives, we are more than satisfied that she ever
strove to obey the scriptural injunction: "Thou must love thy Lord, thy God, with thy whole soul;
with all thy strength and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself."
  She was naturally "solicitous about many things" along the line of her earthly duties, but she
did not forget to "choose the better part" which One in whose word she placed full faith promised,
"Shall not be taken from her." (Submitted by Pat Solon Rogers)
Mary SOLON of Shields, Wisconsin
Miss Mary Solon, Native of Town of Shields Dies
  Miss Mary Solon, a life long resident of this section, died this noon at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Abe McCarthy, 311 South Montgomery Street where she made her home. Her death took place at
11:30 o'clock. She suffered a fractured hip in a fall last April and had been confined to her home since.
  Born in the town of Shields on September 22, 1856, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Solon, pioneer residents of that township. For the last 23 years she had made her home in
Watertown residing in the town of Shields prior to coming to this city.
 Besides Mrs. McCarthy, she is survived by two brothers, John T. Solon ...
(I don't have the continuation of this obit but judging from the sheet I have, the other brother
has to be Patrick H. Solon who died in 1931.) 
Records indicate that she died of pneumonia. She was treated by Dr. Bowen and hot water bottles
were part of the treatment. She died September 29, 1928. (Submitted by Pat Solon Rogers)
Peter A. SOLON of Shields, Wisconsin
Death of Peter A. Solon
Well Known Resident of the Town of Shields Passed Away Monday. Funeral Held Thursday
  Last Monday forenoon the sad and wholly unexpected announcement of the death of Peter A. Solon,
of the town of Shields was telephoned from Watertown to the Juneau relatives. Mr. Solon's death 
ocurred at his home on his farm xis miles southwest of Richwood, at 9 o'clock that morning.
  It was known to his relatives and neighbors that he was in poor health since last fall, but the
advent of death so soon was wholly unexpected.
  Peter A. Solon was born in the town of Shileds, May 8, 1869, and was the youngest son of the late 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Solon, pioneer settlers of that town. He was educated in the public schools and 
has always given his time and attention to agricultural pursuits. He gave much attention to
dairying and stock raising and met with good success in his investments.
  Personally, Pete Solon was liked by all who knew him. He was candid, outspoken, straightforward
and strictly honest in all his dealings with his fellow men.
  Since his boyhood, he enjoyed the respect and confidence of his neighbors and during the past few
years was called upon to fill several local offices. At the time of his death, he was school clerk
of District No. 2 of the town of Shields and was chairman of the town, to which last named office
he was elected in April 1911.
  Her served as a member of the County Board of Supervisors at the special May session in 1911 and
attended the annual session here last November, from which he was forced to withdraw before the
final adjournment. On his way home he was obliged to remain at the home of his brother in Watertown
about one week on account of sickness. This was really the beginning of the illness that resulted
fatally last Monday, February 25. The cause of death was lung trouble resulting from a severe cold
contracted two years ago.
  On February 18, 1903, the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Johanna Barry, daughter of
Mrs. David Barry, of the town of Shields. The marriage was solemnized in St. Joseph's Church in
Richwood by Rev. Peter J. Franciscus.
  Mr. and Mrs. Solon at once located on the David Barry farm which Mr. Solon had purchased, and
have made their home their since.
  Her is survived by his loving and devoted wife and three small children, two boys and a girl. He
is also survived by three brothers, Martin Solon of Claremont, Minnesota, and John T. and Patrick
H. Solon of Watertown, and by two sisters, Miss Mary Solon of Watertown and Mrs. Abraham McCarthy
of Claremont, Minn.
  Deceased was a first cousin of former County Clerk, John Solon of this city and was a nephew of
Co. Supt. John Kelley.
  The funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Church in Richwood at 10 a.m. yesterday morning,
with interment in St. Bernard's cemetery in Watertown.
Note: (This obit was among my Grandmother's things and I believe that it was in the Juneau, WI paper)
I think my Grandfather Peter died of T.B. (Submitted by Pat Solon Rogers)

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