Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bartholomew and Hannah O'Toole, Natives of Ireland

According to his death record, Bartholomew O'Toole was born in Ireland. In 1851, Bartholomew O'Toole married Hannah Williams at Holy Angels Church in Sandusky, Ohio. You can see the brief marriage record at FamilySearch's collection of records from the Toledo Diocese.

In the 1860 U.S. Census, Mr. O'Toole was listed as B. Tool. Also in the record were his wife Hannah, and children Dennis, Anne and Mary. The family was living in Margaretta Township of Erie County, Ohio.  By 1870, the family had three more daughters, Mercy, Hannah, and Katy/Katie. Sadly, Katie died at the young age of 17. In the 1890s, the O'Toole family moved to Chicago, Illinois. Bartholomew O'Toole died on June 14, 1897. His remains were brought back to Sandusky by train. Funeral services of Bartholomew O'Toole were held at Holy Angels Church, and burial was at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Mrs. Hannah O'Toole remained in Chicago, until her death on March 24, 1915. She too was buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery.

A beautiful monument on which Katie O'Toole's name is inscribed is found on the family lot at the St. Joseph Cemetery.

A marker with the letters O'T mark the southern most boundary of the O'Toole family lot at the cemetery.

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