Sunday, January 31, 2016

Daniel T. Larkins, 1838-1905

According to U.S. Census records, Daniel T. Larkins was born in the state of Vermont in 1838. In 1870 Daniel Larkins and his wife Bridget resided in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, with their children Mary and James. Mr. Larkins was employed at the spoke factory. Son Daniel P. Larkins was born in 1872.  In the 1880 U.S. Census, the Daniel Larkins family was living on Jefferson Street in Sandusky, and Daniel, the father, was employed as a gas fitter. Both of his parents were listed as natives of Ireland. According to an article from the February 1, 1905 issue of the Sandusky Register, Daniel T. Larkins died at his home at 606 Pearl Street on January 31, 1905, after a lengthy illness. He was 66 years old. Mr. Larkins left behind his wife and one daughter, Mrs. John Powers, and two sons, James Larkins, engineer on the Big Four, and Daniel P. Larkins, a steam fitter. His funeral was held at Holy Angels Church and burial was at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. I am not positive if this Larkins family is connected with my Larkins line, but both lines were of Irish Catholic descent, and had family members employed in the railroad, and all attended Holy Angels Church. Many, many members of both lines of these Larkins families are buried at St. Joseph Cemetery. 

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