I am searching for information on Mattie O'Roak from Roach River.Her name was included in a newspaper article from Kingman,Me dated Novemeber 5, 1910.The article also said she was from Roach River, but she might have been from Kingman originally.
The article was about a Shannon Family reunion that was held on November 3, 1910 at the old Shannon homestead that was located about 7 miles from Kingman village.
Other family members mentioned in the article were Mrs. Lydia Tarr, Neil Shannon, John Shannon, Hugh Shannon, George Shannon, Mr. and Mrs. John Craven, Mrs. Lizzie Tarr of Milford, and Jack Stevenson.
Hugh Shannon was my husband's grandfather.I am trying to research the family history and have been told that the O'Roaks are related in some way.Does anyone have any information about Mattie and how she might be related to the family?Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I do know that Hugh Shannon, Sr., came from Ireland to Canada and then to Kingman.Hugh, Jr. as well as some of the other children were born in Canada, and the rest in Maine.Also, Mary Ann Shannon married John Craven in Maine.