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James (1862-1914) was the son of James McGoldrick (1819-1903) and Bridget Kimmet (1834-c1879), who were married 25 Jul 1853 in the Killenummery R.C. Church near Dromahair, County Leitrim. The elder James was a farmer in the Fawn townland of Dromahair.
James emigrated to America around 1885. In South Philadelphia, James lived among many family from the old village in Ireland, including at least four siblings (Anna, Owen, Thomas, and Bridget), as well as a large number of aunts, uncles, and cousins from his mother's side. James worked as a general laborer and at one point was employed in a coal yard.
James married Margaret Hart (1872-1956) in 1892. They perhaps became acquainted through her older brother, John, who lived with James at the time of the 1890 Philadelphia city directory. Though Margaret was born in Glasgow, her family came from Dromahair - she being the second of five children, with only her aforementioned brother, John, having been born in Ireland.
James, as well as his sisters Bridget and Anna (m. Mulligan), fell ill and died during the early half of the 1910s.
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