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Gaffey - Ouellette Family

Updated February 22, 2003

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An Irish and French Canadian family centering on Meriden, Connecticut

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  • 143 Franklin Street, Meriden, Connecticut (52 KB)
    Home of John and Ellen (Marrett) Gorman. Probable children in yard, left to right: William F. Gorman, about 11 yrs; Cuthbert G. Gorman, about 4 yrs; Joseph L. Gorman, about 6; Theresa Gorman, about 9; John T. Gorman, about 12
  • John Gorman, 1848 - 1931 (50 KB)
    John Gorman, born and died in Middletown, Connecticut, 24 June 1848 to 10 May 1931; he married Catherine Marrett.
  • Molly Ahern Gorman and John Thomas Gorman c. 1909 (36 KB)
    They were living in Meriden, Connecticut. They later moved to Boston.
  • Ellen Foley Marrett (1819 - 1903) (39 KB)
    Ellen Foley was born in Cork, Ireland, about 1819, married John Marrett, moved with him to Stourbridge, England, where she died 19 March 1903.
  • Catherine Marrett Gorman, 1853 - 1919 (32 KB)
    Catherine Marrett, daughter of Ellen Foley and John Marrett, was born in Stourbridge, England, 26 April 1853, married John Gorman and died in Meriden, Connecticut, 14 April 1919.
  • Rose (1894-1987) and Theresa Gorman (1883-1975) (26 KB)
    These daughters of John and Catherine Gorman were born in Meriden, Connecticut. Rose Gorman was a school teacher who never married. Theresa Ann Gorman married John William Gaffey, Sr. in 1908. The sisters were born and died in Meriden, Connecticut.
  • William Marrett, 1859 - 1921 (41 KB)
    The son of John Marrett and Ellen Foley, William was a glass cutter like his father. Born in Stourbridge, England, he became shop foreman at the Libbey Glass factory in Toledo, Ohio and designed the famous 1898 McKinley punch bowl, the largest piece of cut glass to that time. He lived with his sister Ellen Smyth and her family until his death in Toledo.
  • "Bowl for M'Kinley" article (59 KB)
    One of the many newspaper articles about the punch bowl William Marrett designed for Ohio's favorite son, President William McKinley
  • William Marrett's 1898 McKinley punch bowl (78 KB)
    William Marrett designed this 18-inch punch bowl, called the largest piece of cut glass up to that time, its ladle and twelve matching cups for Libbey Glass to present to the President. It was written up in newspapers across the country.
  • William Marrett's 1903 footed vase (52 KB)
    William Marrett designed this 10-inch Morello pattern vase for Libbey Glass. It was patented April 7, 1903.
  • Cuthbert Marrett, born about 1857 (29 KB)
    Cuthbert Marrett was born in Stourbridge, England, of Ellen Foley and John Marrett about 1857. By 1881, still living with his mother, he was an iron moulder.
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