06 April 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Rev. Walsh unites Durkin and Duffy in marriage

My search for potential Durkin relatives continues. On 31 January 1871, the Evening Telegraph, based out of Philadelphia, announced the wedding of Ellen Durkin.

The announcement – as transcribed:

Duffy – Durkin. – At Pottstville, January 28th, 1871, by the Rev. J. Walsh, Mr. John Duffy, of Ashland, to Miss Ellen Durkin, of Pottsville.

The marriage announcement appeared on page five of the Evening Telegraph, a Philadelphia paper.


A John and Ellen Duffy appear in the 1880 Census as living in Butler, Schuylkill County. John, a miner, was 35; Ellen was 30. They had five children: Bernard, Thomas, John, Mary and Sarah. The 1900 Census confirms their marriage year as 1871. By then the couple had nine children, all living.
 
Wedding Wednesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.