Celtic Cowboy Company Website Newsletter

Newsletter for September, 2010


The general news this month is my brother's courageous fight against a cancer he never knew he had two and a half months ago. Now he is fighting for his very life. It has cost him a leg and in about 15 days he finds out approximately how long he has to live. The leg was the source of the cancer, and with it gone he can now concentrate and fight the cancer that has travelled to his lungs before they took the leg. His attitude, appetite and spirit are all positive. He will soon begin chemotherapy and fifteen days or so later they will look to see if it is working against the lung tumors. The success or failure of that process will determine how much longer he lives.Thanks to all who have sent their concerns and prayers, they are much appreciated.

To my Dutch friends of Crossmolina, Edmond and Aine Van Estrik- my computer crashed and one of the things lost was your e-mail address. Please contact me so I can respond and regain your address.


Nothing new in this section. But I do have some exciting news. A Civil War photo proported to be Union Guards at the Sabine Pass Battleground area in 1865 has been found on one of my old computers (I have waited for verification - which I never could secure). I have decided to post it on the website with the hope that someone else can verify it or tell us why it is not. Here is the picture :


Added to the COA section (Appendix III).

The genealogy of a James Moran family from County Mayo to Crawford County, Wisconsin has been added.

Moran website section has a few new postings

Clearly showed, with maps of Crowell Settlement, how the Morans were cut out of Ballina and Foxford and probably withdrew to family in Carrrowkeel which was on the other side of the line.


There are two sides to every story and in my direct family's case that other side of the Moran family is the Traynor family. Of course this changes as you go back or forward in generations, but in the case of my Father, his mother's maiden name is Traynor. That makes all my Father's brothers and sisters (13) and their children, and their children, etc. related as well. Kate Sullivan, daughter of my Father's sister Kae Moran (Sullivan), has built a website showing the Traynors and all the allied families. It has gotten to be quite a genealogical database and has provided many finds including the interrelationship of several of the same families over the generations and finding a large number of cousins in New Zealand. Kate Sullivan, daughter of Jim Sullivan and Kae MORAN Sullivan, who put together the TRAYNOR family genealogy. can be reached at this e-mail address:kategalway@yahoo.com That site is http://www.tribalpages.com the username is "Traynor" for the ID ( password), please e-mail Kate.


Made note of the fact Vought was bought by Triumph Industries this past month in the Vought update section.

Added some 3 - View Drawings

Added a picture of Chance Voughts grave in People Section

Some neat renderings of Xf5U, F7U and SB2Us in action were placed in applicable section


New pictures of flowers in the Garden section.

Updated Hookem.pps (Powerpoint Slideshow) with some added new graphics. If you are missing sound for the slide show be sure and download the zipped sound files for the show and include them in same directory as the .pps file.

This newsletter is for the readers of the website maintained by G. P. Moran at celticowboy.com. The website contains information on a range of subjects including Irish history, Texas history, Irish history, Moran Family genealogy, Vought Aircraft and other subjects of interest to G. P. Moran and readers of the site.


E-Mail us at: gpmoran@celticowboy.com

or use regular mail at : G. P. Moran

9715 Stonemont

LaPorte, Texas 77571

If you wish to write an article for the next newsletter, please send it to either of the above addresses.

Past Newsletters are available to read. REMEMBER WHEN READING THE OLD NEWSLETTERS TO NOT RESPOND TO THE OLD E-MAIL ADDRESSES SHOWN THERE. THE CURRENT (08/01/2010) E-MAIL ADDRESS IS = gpmoran@celticowboy.com - that is one "c" between celtic and cowboy.

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