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Posted by: Bill Dorgan (ID *****2171) Date: March 13, 2006 at 16:03:17
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I am looking for information about RICHARD HARTNETT of Providence, Rhode Island. Sometimes, but not often, HARTNETT is spelled HODNET.

In the RI Historical Society Library on Hope Street in Providence, there is a manuscript of a list of immigrants who decided to become citizens through classes in libraries, schools, etc for 1917-1918, the war years.

In 1917 RICHARD HARTNETT, age 48, living at 17 1/2 Peter Street, Providence, Rhode Island went to these "Citizenship" Classes".

He was accompanied by PATRICK DORGAN, age 56 and his two sons, DAVID A. DORGAN, age 22 and MICHAEL J. DORGAN, age 28.


1.       RICHARD HARTNETT is undoubtedly related to PATRICK DORGAN and his wife MARY CATHERINE HARTNETT. But how?

Patrick Dorgan's wife was Mary Catherine Hartnett.

I believe that RICHARD HARTNETT was perhaps a cousin of Mary Catherine Hartnett-Dorgan.

Family lore also says that his wife, Mary Hartnett, already had a sister, Elizabeth and other relatives (cousins?) in Rhode Island. Patrick stayed with these Hartnetts and found work in Providence as a laborer.

His wife, Mary Catherine Hartnett, and their five children: Anne Theresa, Michael Joseph, Patrick Francis, David Andrew, and William Joseph followed him eight months later in June 1896.

Any help with the HARTNETTs of Rhode Island greatly appreciated!!!

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