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Donohue pioneers crossed Great Plains in covered wagon to settle here

DAYTON–Patrick Francis Donohue and his two brothers arrived in New York City from Ireland circa 1870-80 while in their late twenties or early thirties, with six cents between them. According to family lore, they divided the money, wished each other well and struck out to seek their fortunes.

One brother, name lost in the mists of time, reached Galveston, Tex., where he was killed by a tidal wave c...

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