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Hannah Keogh

August 1843–12 March 1928

Born Aug. 1843 in Belleville, Hastings Co., Victoria District, Canada West, Province of Canada.[1] Daughter of Stephen Keogh and Hannah Wilkinson.[2] Married William Sylvester McCornick, Jan. 1867, in Austin, Lander Co., Nevada; ten children.[3] Moved to Salt Lake City, May 1873.[4] Active socialite and patron to community improvement associations, 1887–1904.[5] Met with EBW during many social occasions, 1893–1901.[6] Appointed by a committee presided over by EBW to represent Utah Territory in creating the Columbian Liberty Bell at the World’s Fair, 1893.[7] Appointed as temporary chair of Ladies at the Chamber of Commerce, 17 Apr. 1894; appointed to the committee to organize the Home Industry Association, 2 May 1894.[8] Served on the reception committee and participated in the “Grand March” with EBW at the Legislative Assembly Ball, 21 Feb. 1894.[9] Vice president of the Utah State Mothers’ Congress, beginning 10 May 1898; EBW spoke at the meeting.[10] Was involved in creating a free outdoor kindergarten with the Salvation Army, 1904.[11] First vice president of the auxiliary reading class for the blind organized at the Packard Public Library, 1908.[12] Elected as first vice president of the Parks and Playgrounds Association of Salt Lake City, 1909–1911.[13] Appointed by Utah governor William Spry to represent Utah at the second international Congress on the Welfare of the Child held in Washington, DC, Apr. 1911.[14] Member of the board of trustees of the Sarah Ann Daft Association, creating a home for the aged and infirm in Salt Lake City, 1913.[15] Died 12 Mar. 1928 in Salt Lake City.[16]

 

[1] Catholic Church, Saint Michael the Archangel, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Parish Registers, 1829–1920, Marriages, 1835–1870, Baptisms, 1840–1870, line no. 439, Joannah, microfilm 1298739, DGS 5070847, image 229/430, FHL. “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 13 July 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 421/265 (1029), Hannah Keogh McCornick. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Nov. 2019), Hannah Keogh (9CCG-N4Q).

[2] Catholic Church, Saint Michael the Archangel, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Parish Registers, 1829–1920, Marriages, 1835–1870, Baptisms, 1840–1870, line no. 439, Joannah, microfilm 1298739, DGS 5070847, image 229/430, FHL. 1851 Canada Census, Belleville, Hastings Co., Canada West (Ontario), p. 71, Johanna Kehoe. 

[3] Notables of the West, Press Reference Library (Western Edition) (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:243. 1910 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 127, p. 2A, Hannah McCornick. Franklin Harper, Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast (Los Angeles: Harper Publishing, 1913), 363.

[4] Notables of the West, Press Reference Library (Western Edition) (New York: International News Service, 1915), 2:243.

[5] Salt Lake Theatre Program 9, no. 95 (21 Apr. 1887). “In the Realm of Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 10 Dec. 1893, 13. “Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 29 Dec. 1895, 6. “Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 12 Dec. 1897, 21. “Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 2 Jan. 1898, 13. “Society: Elaborate Dinner,” Salt Lake Herald, 23 Sept. 1900, 13. Inaugural Ball: The Young Men’s Republican Club (https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=85728, accessed 3 July 2020).

[6] EBW, Diary, 11 Dec. 1893; 24 Mar. 1898; 30 Jan. 1900; 6 Feb. 1901. “Saltair,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 July 1894, 164.

[7] “Columbian Liberty Bell,” Sunday Herald (Salt Lake City), 19 Feb. 1893, 8.

[8] “Home Industry Movements,” Salt Lake Herald, 18 Apr. 1894, 8. “Women in Convention,” Salt Lake Herald, 3 May 1894, 5.

[9] “A Festal Night,” Salt Lake Herald, 22 Feb. 1894, 8.

[10] “In the Social Realm,” Salt Lake Herald, 11 May 1898, 8.

[11] “Helps for Children,” Salt Lake Telegram, 18 July 1904, 8.

[12] “Women Will Work to Make Blind Happier,” Evening Telegram, 1 Oct. 1908, 3.

[13] “Parks and Hills for Little Folks,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 11 Dec. 1909, 16.

[14] “With the Clubwomen,” Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Apr. 1911, 110.

[15] “To Lay Corner Stone of Sarah Daft Home for Aged and Infirm,” Evening Telegram, 1 Nov. 1911, 10.

[16] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 2 July 2020); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 421/265 (1029), Hannah Keogh McCornick.