VMC Patrick O'Connor Irish American February 18 1871 transcript
The attention of the country Roscommon people is specially invited to the following: – In 1847 or 1848, Patrick O'Connor, with his wife Mary (maiden name unknown), and their son John, then a boy of about four years of age, came to Canada, settling near Niagara, where he obtained work, and saved what could be fairly spared of his earnings, with the view of sending for his two daughters, who were left in charge of their uncle and his brother – supposed to be named William O’Connor. This money, saved for the children’s passage, was the ruin of both father and mother: for to possess it, they were both cruelly murdered by a brutal assassin. The little boy, only, by God’s providence, miraculously escaped sharing the same barbarous fate. This boy, arrived at manhood, now resides in this city, and wishes most earnestly to obtain such information as will enable him to find or communicate with his sisters, whose Christian names, he thinks, are Margaret and Bridget, or Elizabeth. His father lived on Major Mahon’s estate. Any such information may be sent in care of E.P. McDermott, No. 368 Third Avenue, New York.
Roscommon papers, please copy. 812