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Riordan Family of Olean New York/PA/Western NY/NYC/Boston

Updated September 10, 2001

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Hi I am looking for the Riordan's that came to the Portville/Olean New York Area. I am interested in where they came in from, who and where and ya know! *laugh* What can I say this is an exciting adventure in to the past as I am just beginning. And I have virtually nothing to work with here.

This is what I do know:

My Grandfather was John Francis Riordan of Allegany, New York, he was born May 29th, 1909 and died April 4, 1989. He is reported to having a brother who died in one of the WW's and his name was William Robert. John is also said to have had a sister in Boston (or that area) named Alice.

I am also looking for information on my grandmother Emma Lou Lou Miller. She married John Francis Riordan, December 13th 1930 and 1931.
Emma's parents were Clarence Miller and Maude Abbott or Thayer. She was an Abbott I am sure and Thayer, Waterman, and Allmans are reported names in the lineage.
Two of Maude's relations were a Daniel Frederick and a Charlotte Thayer(?). (possibly Thayer connection)

If you have any information please email me at

My Father is Clarence Frederick Riordan of Franklinville NY he was born December 25, 1946. He is the youngest son to John Francis and Emma Lou Lou.

Clarence's children are: Christopher and Timothy, mother MaryAnn. Unknown to me. Leslie Elizabeth Riordan Hazlett of Vermont. Born 1/25/1968 (myself), Clarence Frederick Jr. of NY, Joshua James Riordan, mother Ellie. And EmmyLou Riordan born 4/8/1984 or 1985.

His other siblings are:
William Robert Riordan b. Sept. 14th married to Patty Riordan both living in Allegany, NY.
Rita Mae Riordan Tatlow of Frankliville NY.
Betty Prazeller of Portville
And Shirley of NY.

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