91st PA: John [perhaps James?] Gorman

John [perhaps James?] Gorman

Before the war

He was born on 14 August 1842 (10 [Aug 1844], 14; 5 (18 in 1862), 9 [34 in 1880], 10 [55 in 1900], 11 [25 in 1870], 13 [57 at death in 1900]). He was born in Ireland (9, 10, 11, 13, 14).

He immigrated to the United States in 1850 (10). By 1900, he was a naturalized citizen (10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 29 August 1862 (1, 5, 6 [12 Aug 62]). He was a private in company D (1, 15).

He was transferred on 15 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 3, 4, 5). When he was transferred, he was a private, in company D (15). He served in F 13 VRC (8, 12, 15).

On 22 August 1863, Sinex answered a query from the brigade which was probably about him (2).

He was discharged on 24 June [?] 1865 (6).

After the war

In 1868/69, he married Mary [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had five children, three of whom were alive (10).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was a brick maker, and owned $150 in personal property (11). He was living with his wife Mary, and with Margaret Smith (11).

On 1 July 1875, Mayor Stokley appointed him to the Philadelphia police force (14).

In 1880, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Mary, his children Maggie, Mary, Genevieve, and Clara, and his mother-in-law Margaret Smith (9). He was a police officer (9).

In 1890, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was a policeman (7).

On 12 May 1897, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

In 1900, he was living at 1102 Morris Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Mary and son Lewis (10).

On 11 December 1900, he died, at Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of oedema of lungs (12, 13). He was married, and was an ex-sergeant of police (13). He lived at 1102 Morris Street (13). He was buried at the Philanthropic Cemetery Vault (13).

On 27 December [?] 1911, his widow, Mary B Gorman, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Gorman)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 22 August 1863 (James Gorman)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (James Gorman)

4 company D, register of men transferred, entry 23 (James Gorman)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 August 2004 (John Gorman)

6 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, page 1 (image 116 on Ancestry), line 12 (James Gorman)

7 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1890, transcription at Ancestry (James Gorman)

8 pension index, by name (Gorman James)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 289 A = 5 handwritten (James Gorman)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 10 B =10 handwritten (James Gorman)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 238 = 171 handwritten (James Gorman)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (James Gorman)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 December 1900 (James Gorman)

14 Howard O. Sprogle. The Philadelphia police past and present. Philadelphia, 1887. Page 617 (James Gorman)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Gorman)

Philadelphia police

[Howard O. Sprogle. The Philadelphia police past and present. Philadelphia, 1887. Page 617]

JAMES GORMAN was born in Ireland August 14, 1842. He served in the U.S. Army in the late war. Appointed to the police force July 1, 1875, by Major Stokley.

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 238 = 171 handwritten]
line151617
Dwelling-house number18  
Family number19  
NameGorman Mary- JamesSmith Margaret
Age212543
SexFMF
ColorWWW
OccupationTailoressBrick MakerTailoress
Real estate value   
Personal estate value $150 
BirthplacePennIrelandDelaware
Father foreign born 1 
Mother foreign born 1 
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old 1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 289 A = 5 handwritten]
line29303132333435
street nameMorris Street
house number1102      
dwelling visit #35      
family visit #39      
nameGorman JamesMaryMaggieMary EGenevieveClara CSmith Margaret
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFF
age3429974251
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterMother in Law
single  1111 
married11     
widowed/divorced      1
married during year       
occupationPolice OfficerKeeps HouseAt SchoolAt SchoolAt homeAt homeBoarder
months unemployed       
currently ill?      Consumption Lungs
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaIllinoisPennaPennaDelaware
father's birthplaceIrelandDelawareIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandDelaware
mother's birthplaceIrelandDelawarePennaPennaPennaPennaDelaware

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, page 1 (image 116 on Ancestry), line 12]
[line] 12
[house] 116
[family] 117
[name] Gorman James
[rank] Priv
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 12 Aug 1862
[discharge date] 24 Jun [?] 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 10 months, 12 days
[post office address] 1102 Morris St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, January 2005]
James Gorman, police, h 1102 Morris

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 10 B =10 handwritten]
line909192
streetMorris Street
house number1102  
dwelling number205  
family number217 [?]  
nameGorman James- Mary E- Lewis
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateAug 1844Feb 1850Jan 1880
age555020
married?MMS
# years married3131 
mother of how many children? 5 
# of children living 3 
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandDelawarePennsylvania
immigration year1850  
# years in USA50  
naturalized citizen?Na  
occupation  Bookbinder
# months not employed  0
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gorman, James
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R. Corps

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 December 1900, James Gorman]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]

Return of a Death in the City of Philadelphia.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
11850
1. Name of Deceased, James Gorman
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 57
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 12/11/00
7. Cause of Death, Oedema of lungs
8. Street and Number from which Patient was received. 1102 Morris St.
Frederick A. Rupp M.D.
Hospital, Methodist Hospital
Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
9. Occupation, Ex Sergent [sic] of Police
10. Place of Birth, Ireland
11. When a Minor, [blank]
12. Ward, 1st
13. Street and Number, 1102 Morris St.
14. Date of Burial, Dec. 16th 1900
15. Place of Burial, Philantropic [sic] Cem Vault
D H Bowen Son Undertaker.
Residence, 813 S. 2nd St.

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