Monday, April 4, 2016

Ann Synnot, A Native of Ireland

A cross adorns the tombstone of Ann Synnot, who was buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio, after her death in 1904. Ann was born in Ireland about 1828. In the 1860 U.S. Census,  Ann Synnot, age 32, was listed a housekeeper in the residence of Catholic clergyman Rev. R.A. Sidley. From 1880 to 1900, Miss Synnot served as Father Sidley's housekeeper while he was a resident of Sandusky, Ohio. Father R.A. Sidley was the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul parish Sandusky, from 1871 to 1900. He had been the priest at the Holy Angels Church in Sandusky for a time in the 1860s. Miss Ann Synnot died on April 4, 1904. Her funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, and burial was at the St. Joseph Cemetery. Prrobate records on file at Ancestry Library Edition indicate that Ann had a brother and two sisters still residing in Ireland, as well as a cousin, Michael J. Doyle, of Cleveland, Ohio. On the same tombstone as Ann Synnot, is the name of another member of the Synnot family. John Synnot had passed away on March 19, 1876 at the age of 33.


Magda said...

It's amazing that you found out as much as you did about her. It is always a puzzle to figure out the lone graves. I wonder what relation Joseph Synot was to her? An old Irish name.

Dorene from Ohio said...

I couldn't find a conclusive answer, but I think he was either
her brother or nephew. Thanks so much for stopping by!