Miner’s First Name:   Thomas
Miner’s Middle Name:   F.
Miner’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Miner’s Picture:   
Birth Place of Miner:   Lanark, Glasgow
Miner’s Country:   Scotland
Arrived in USA:   1875-06-30

Miner Information:
Thomas F. Cassidy worked at Loree Number 3. He is the son of Thomas Cassidy and Ann McBride, both born in Ireland, who later moved to Lanark, Scotland for work in the coal mines. I have not established where in Ireland they were born. Both parents died in Scotland, and are buried there. Ann Cassidy remarried to James Tiernan, also born in Ireland. Thomas F. married Bridget C. Murphy in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire County, Scotland. In July,1875, Thomas and Bridget traveled with their two young sons, Thomas and Felix, on the U.S.S. Utopia to New York, and settled in Plymouth Township and Larksville, PA. Thomas emigrated for employment in the coal mines. They had ten children--six daughters and four sons. Tom was well known as a musician with St. Vincent Depaul Church, Plymouth, PA. For many years Tom and Bridget belonged to the W.C.A.U., a temperance group within the Catholic Church. By 1925 Thomas at age 70 was still working in the mine. After eating his lunch he had a heart attack and was found dead at the Loree No.#3 in Larksville. His wife Bridget died on 4-17-1930, at the home of a daughter, Teresa Jones, in Collingsdale, Delaware County, PA. She is buried next to her husband. There is no tombstone on the grave.

Place & Manner of Miner’s Death:   Non-Mining-Related
Died:   6/25/1925
Birth Date:   1855-09-30

Married:   Yes
Place Miner Was Married:   Roman Catholic Church, Rutherglen, Scotland

Wife’s Name:   Bridget
Wife’s Middle Name:   Cecelia
Wife’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Place of Wife:   Campsie, Scotland
Wife’s Country:   Scotland
Arrived in USA:   
Place & Manner of Wife’s Death:   Collingsdale, Delaware County, PA.
Died:   4/17/1930
Birth Date:   1855-09-06

Number of Children:   8

Child Name 1:   Thomas
Child’s Middle Name:   Michael
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1873-01-11

Child Name 2:   Felix
Child’s Middle Name:   Bernard
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1874-11-10

Child Name 3:   John
Child’s Middle Name:   Joseph
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1876-12-14

Child Name 4:   Agnes
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1879-01-25

Child Name 5:   Catherine
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1881-11-22

Child Name 6:   Mary
Child’s Middle Name:   Agnes
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1883-06-02

Child Name 7:   Theresa
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1890-09-01

Child Name 8:   William
Child’s Middle Name:   Thomas
Child’s Last Name:   Cassidy
Birth Date:   1894-01-09

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Author’s Name:   Mary
Author’s Middle Name:   A.
Author’s Last Name:   Langdon
Relationship to Miner:   Great-granddaughter