Joannem 'John' Joseph Sullivan, Sr (1868-1934)

Isobel 'Bella' Burrows (1875-1945)
Thomas Jocunum 'James' Sullivan (1894-abt1933)
married {19??] Loretta Perry (abt1895- )
Willis Patritium Sullivan (1896-1966)
married {19??] Kate _____ (abt1894- )

James Sullivan (abt1831-1902)
Paternal grandparents
Sarah Leah (1841-)
Maternal grandparents

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1845-1852: Ireland's Gorta Mór (the great hunger)¤
(a.k.a. Irish Potato Famine)

Birth: 1868, Sligo?, Ireland

1880: Immigration to US [according to 1900 Census]  [12]

1892: marriage  [24]
to Isobel 'Bella' (1875-1945)  [17]

1900 Census: Niagara, Niagara Co, New York, USA  (32)
residing at 1426 Elmwood Avenue¤
born in Ireland, and both parents born in Ireland
lists 1880 as immigration year [to US]
occupation silver buffer
listed as head with family
(25) wife
John J  (6) son
James T  (5) son
Willis P  (3) son

1900-1901: deserted wife and three boys  [32-33]

1905: 21 September  [37]
Sons run away from the Home for the Friendless near Lockport.
(see article below and an image at right)

Death: 1934, Niagara Falls, New York, USA  [66]

Jamestown NY Evening Journal, Thu, 21 Sept 1905
Seven small boys, Inmates of the Home for the Friendless near Lockport, ran away Wednesday morning and are supposed to be on their way to Buffalo. The boys' ages range from five to 11 years. Their names are John Sullivan [11], James Sullivan [10], Willis Sullivan [8] and Edward Nelll of Niagara Falls and Robert Waldorp, Robert Klne and Frank Rogers of Lockport.
The Niagara Falls boys have run away from the home before, and altogether have given the officials considerable trouble.

Location of Sligo in Ireland¤
Article from the Jamestown [NY} Evening Journal, Thursday, 21 September 1905
mentioning John Sullivan's three sons running away from the orphanage
where they were placed by Isobel Burrows Sullivan (see text at center).