Thomas A HORAN was born abt. 1887. He married Bessie KNIBBS 1911. He died 17 October 1915 in Gary, Lake County, Indiana, USA. Bessie KNIBBS, daughter of James J KNIBBS and Edith Florence TALADA , was born June 1888 in Quebec, Canada. She died 16 October 1918 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA.

Children of Thomas A HORAN and Bessie KNIBBS are:
1. Thomas W HORAN, b. 07 July 1914
2. Dorothy HORAN
3. James HORAN

Notes for Thomas A HORAN:

From The Journal, Lackawanna N.Y., October 21, 1915:
Thomas Horan 27 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Horan of Avenue A. died suddenly Sunday night at Gary, Ind. Thomas was married four years ago to Miss Bessie Knibbs who survives him. Besides two children. Dorothy and Thomas, young Horan leaves behind his Father and Mother. sisters, Mrs. Gus Burden of Niagara Fails, Anna. Margaret and Helen Horan and two brothers, William and Francis. Thomas was employed for the past three years at the Steel Plant In Gary, Ind., he arrived home from work Sunday, went into the bathroom and his wife heard a peculiar cry, rushing into the room she found him gasping for breath and before medical aid could be summoned he had died. The doctor claimed a clot of blood in the heart that could not force its way out caused death. The funeral was held this morning from St. Patrick's Church and burial took place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sources for Thomas A HORAN:

  1. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,
  2. Obituary, Obituary of his mother-in-law, Edith. 

Notes for Bessie KNIBBS:

From the Mechanicville Mercury., May 19, 1893:
Little Bessie, infant daughter of W. Knibbs and wife, who has had a serious attack of inflammaiion of the lungs, is reported out of danger.

I'm guessing this story relates to this Bessie and they got the initial of her father wrong.

Buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York Sec J2 - Grave 3-t

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Bessie.

Died aged just 30 years.

Sources for Bessie KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census, gave us month, year and location of birth 
  3. 1891 Canadian Census, gave place of birth. 
  4. 1910 US Federal Census,

Notes for Thomas W HORAN:

Thomas' first wife's name was Elizabeth Jane Ryan. His mother was named in the register as Bessie Horan. He married a second time to a lady named Catherine Hensinger on 16 Jun 1978 at Kenmore, New York.

Sources for Thomas W HORAN:

  1. LDS - Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992,

Notes for Dorothy HORAN:

From the Buffalo Evening News, 16 Feb 1935:
HORAN - In Lackawanna, N.Y., Feb 15, 1935, Dorothy, daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Knibbs Horan; sister of Thomas and James Horan. Funeral from the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Anna McCann, 15 Colton Ave., Monday morning at 9 o'clock and from Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 9:30 o'clock.

Notes for James HORAN: