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SWEENY, Charles
(About 1825-)
McGUNNIGAL, James (DNA Linked)
HARKEN, Margaret (DNA Linked)
(About 1854-)
McGUNNIGAL, Sarah Ann (DNA Link)
(About 1855-1924)
SWEENEY, Edward Joseph (DNA Link)


Family Links

1. DODSON, Margaret Arvella

SWEENEY, Edward Joseph (DNA Link) 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 24 October 1883, Chapelhall, Holytown district, Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): DODSON, Margaret Arvella on 18 October 1910 in Sebastian county, Arkansa, USA 1
  • Died: 1962
  • Buried: 1962, Bokoshe, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States of America 6

   Other names for Edward were SWEENEY, Edward,1 7 8 SWEENEY, Edward J. 6 9 and SWEENY, Edward.10 11

  General Notes:

Edward Sweeney emigrated to the USA after the 1 April 1901 when the 1901 UK census was taken, in which he is recorded living with his parents in Chapelhall. Initially he worked as a coal miner. In the 1910 US census he was a boarder. By the 1920 census of the USA he was married, but continued to work in the coal industry. Later, by 1930 he owned his own farm in Milton township in Le Flore county on the eastern border of Oklahoma, where he lived with his wife and their thirteen children. By 1940 he had returned to mining. The four eldest sons living with him were also miners. They lived and worked in McCurtain, a town in Haskell county in the south-east of Oklahoma, where the US census recorded they had lived since at least 1935. Edward was a wage earner but owned his home.

On 27 April 1942, when he registered for the World war II draft, Edward Joseph Sweeney was resident in McCurtain, Haskell, Oklahoma, USA. He was married and worked as a self-employed coal operator in Milton, Oklahoma. he was 6 feet 1inch, and weighed about 178 pounds. He had a light complexion; his eyes were hazel and his hair was red. 4 7 8 12

Edward married Margaret Arvella DODSON on 18 October 1910 in Sebastian county, Arkansa, USA.1 (Margaret Arvella DODSON was born on 29 December 1890 in Niangua, Webster County, Missouri, United States of America,6 died on 18 December 1988 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, United States of America 6 and was buried in 1988 in Bokoshe, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States of America 6.)


1, Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.

2 1891 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 14; Page: 11.

3 GRO Scotland, Index of Births.

4, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.

5, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 1948 02294-02642.

6 Internet Site,

7 1930 US Census, Milton, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2341644.

8 1940 US Census, McCurtain, Haskell, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03297; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 31-11.

9, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

10 1901 UK Census, Bothwell parish Lanarkshire; ED: 16; Page: 19;.

11 1920 US Census, Bokoshe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1468; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 97.

12 1910 US Census, Bokoshe Ward 2, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1258; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0146; FHL microfilm: 1375271.

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