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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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H. R. O’CONNOR, M. D., Mount Oliver, was born Dec. 27, 1852, in Pittsburgh, S. S. Grandfather Thomas O’Connor was a well-known and esteemed character in Pittsburgh, a true type of the Irish gentleman. He was implicated in the Irish insurrection, and fought bravely for the cause of liberty, but was compelled to leave for America, sending afterward for his only child. His son Thomas O’Connor, Jr., married Christiana Kinsley, and they became the parents of the following-named children: Christian I., Kinsley T., Harry R. and Catherine G. (wife of Col. S. W. Hill). Of these Harry R. was educated at the Western University, read medicine with Dr. E. A. Wood, and graduated at Jefferson Medical College, class of 1875; he located at Mount Oliver, where he built up a good practice. He is a member of the R. A. and A. O. U. W., also of the county medical society, and is assistant professor of genital and urinary diseases at the Western Pennsylvania Medical College. Dr. O’Connor is a democrat.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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