I am looking to confirm that my great grandmother Julia Adele Cavanaugh, b. 1868, was the younger sister of Esther Mary Catherine Cavanaugh, b. 1856.They were the daughters of Patrick Cavanaugh and Margaret Cullen.E. M. Catherine married Patrick Stakem, b. 1846 Wicklow, Ireland.
This note especially for Bob Thompson, who I didn't know was related to Stakems from Allegheny Co., but appreciate learning from your research the 1889 story of my great grandfather John James McGeady's tragic brawl with Barney Creegan, who I believe died in Daniel Stakem's house in Midland.
There may be other connections between my family and yours rooted in the history of Barton, Midland, Lonaconing and Ocean.
I have met Ward and Gary Stakem, OFM Cap., and I once worked in Prince George's Co., MD with a young lady by the name of Lisa Stakem, and they all agreed that our families have some connections.However, he only certain connection that I can find is that of the Cavanaugh sisters.