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Lawrence, MA Colonial [Theatre] Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 1905
"Booked week of 30: Yalto Duo, Pat Touhey, Cotton's Monkeys...."
New York Clipper Feb. 4, 1905 p. 1175 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1905 (104).pdf
Vaudeville Correspondence. Lawrence, Mass. Colonial [Theatre] "Week Jan. 30-4: ... Yalto Duo, Pat Touhey and Jackson Family. Good bill and business."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 11, 1905 p. 22 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1904 Jun Apr 1905 Grayscale - 0994.pdf
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Lynn, MA Gem Theatre Feb. 6-11, 1905
"Bill week of 6: ... Pat Touhey...."
New York Clipper Feb. 11, 1905 p. 1199 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1905 A (31).pdf
Theatrical Correspondence Lynn, Mass. Gem Theatre. "... Pat Touhey, Irish comedian and piper...."
New York Sunday Telegraph Feb. 12, 1905 p. 8 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 0286.pdf
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Worcester, MA Palace Theatre Feb. 13-18, 1905
'Palace [Theatre].-Week of 13, The Monte Carlo Burlesquers, in "The Marble Statue," including in the olio ... Pat Touhey....'
New York Clipper Feb. 18, 1905 p. 1223 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1905 (154).pdf
also
New York Clipper Feb. 18, 1905 p. 1227 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1905 A (61).pdf
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Boston, MA Bowdoin Square Theatre March 13-18, 1905
' "Shandon Bells" is the captivating title of the comedy drama which will be offered at the Bowdoin Square this week. ... In the heart of the story is a lively scene, into which many interesting vaudeville numbers will be introduced. There will be contributions by ... Pat Touhey...."
Boston Sunday Herald March 12, 1905 p. 18 column 3
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"A feature of the offering is the merrymaking scene in the second act. There a half a dozen clever vaudeville numbers are introduced and the merriment is great for nearly an hour."
Boston Sunday Herald March 14, 1905 p. 9 column 3
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"One more play of the green [Ireland] is at the Bowdoin Square, where Shandon Bells is given by the stock company, with vaudeville interpretations effectively given by Pearl de Gousier, Butler Haviland, Thomas Russell, Julia Heinsman, the Winsterley Brothers, Pat Touhey and James Neary."
New York Dramatic Mirror March 18, 1905 p. 14 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1904 Jun Apr 1905 Grayscale - 1123.pdf
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Jersey City, NJ Elk's Hall March 24, 1905
Ireland's Own Band "There were selections on the pipes and Irish dances.... ... cornet solo, Mr. Stephen Rooney ... Irish airs (played on the pipes) Mr. Pat Touhey ... Traditional Irish Dances, the Kelly Trio, assisted by Mr. Pat Touhey on the pipes...."
Evening Journal March 25, 1905 p. 8 column 4
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Ireland's Own Band

A "crack Irish band," brought over to play at the St. Louis World's Fair. Bandmaster George Drum. Names of some of the muscians on the S. S. Etruria passenger list.
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Perhaps the most plausible description:

'Ireland's own band comes from Dublin. It was organized in that city in 1883. In 1885 it competed for the first time for championship honors and although but two years old at that time it carried off the first prize. Since that time the band has won every prize offered in Ireland including the much coveted Freeman's Journal All Irish Challenge Cup.

'At the World's Fair at St. Louis on Concessionaires' day in competition with bands of all nations "Ireland's Own," was awarded first prize by the judges.

'... The band numbers fifty men, each one of whom has won distinction in open competition and holds a diploma from the Irish academy of music at Dublin. Major Drum, the band-master, is a famous violinist and has appeard at concerts and recitals in all the principal cities of Europe."
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 30, 1905 p. 18 column 3 ad+ column 1
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1905 - 2204.pdf
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Ireland's Own Band - Other References

Famous Irish Band Will Play at Fair.
"Ireland's Own," Composed of Sixty Men, Accepts Invitation of Reardon.
Part of Country's Display.
Every Member a Prize Winner, All Are Teetotalers, and Organization Has Won All Prizes Since 1885
Special By Cable.
'Dublin, Feb. 1.-"Ireland's own" band, the finest organization of musicians in all Ireland, to-day accepted the invitation extended by James A. Reardon of St. Louis to participate in the Irish section of the Irish Industrial Exhibition at the World's Fair.
'In many respects, "Ireland's Own," or the Dublin prize band, as they have been known, is a unique body of men. It is composed of sixty musicians, each one a prize winner.'
List of prizes; laudatory quotes from Reardon.
St. Louis Republic Feb. 2, 1904 p. 2 column 3
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1904-02-02/ed-1/seq-2/
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Described as from Dublin, with forty members.
St. Louis Republic April 28, 1904 p. 1 column 1
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1904-04-28/ed-1/seq-1/
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"The great Dublin army band of sixty pieces has been engaged to play in the village...."
St. Louis Republic May 29, 1904 part II p. 9 column 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1904-05-29/ed-1/seq-16/
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"This band, the Workmen's Club Brass and Reed Prize Band, had given a Grand Farewell Concert in Dublin on March 26...."
Lago, Mary M. "Irish Poetic Drama in St. Louis" Twentieth Century Literature Vol. 23 No. 2 May 1977 pp. 182
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"Knights of Father Mathew Receive Holy Communion"
This article says that it was the forty piece 'official band of the Total Abstinence League of Dublin,' total abstinence being a condition of membership.
St. Louis Republic June 27, 1904 p. 4 column 7
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1904-06-27/ed-1/seq-4/
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After the Fair was over the band stayed in North America at least until November 1905. Pat Touhey appeared with them in 7 known engagements, Buffalo, Rochester, etc., March 24-May 3, 1905. See entries for individual gigs between those dates.
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Note: the "Kelly Trio" also performed with "Ireland's Own Band" after the Fair was over.
see above, NY Herald, Sep. 18, 1904.
Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus Feb. 25, 1905 p. 7 column 3
Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus 1905 - 0335.pdf
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The band performed as the ' "The Shamrocks" Irish band of Dublin" in Amsterdam, NY, Nov. 2, 1905. Announcement includes names of star performers.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder Nov. 2, 1905 p. 4 announcements columns 5 and 6
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1905 Sep-1906 Mar Grayscale - 0389.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 23d Street Theatre March 27-April 1?, 1905
Ireland's Own Band Pat Touhey, etc.
New York Times March 27, 1905 p. 14 column 5 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#138|20650147
Same ad run March 28, 29
"Pat Tuohey, the famous piper, has been added, and the Kelly Trio of dancers are still the star features."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 8, 1905 p. 18 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1904 Jun Apr 1905 Grayscale - 1209.pdf
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NYC New York Theatre April 9, 1905
Ireland's Own Band New York Theatre "... special soloists, including ... Patrick Touhey ... and Stephen Rooney"
New York Press April 9, 1905 p. 6 column 7
New York NY Press 1905 - 1352.pdf
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Trenton, NJ Taylor Opera House April 11, 1905
Ireland's "Own" Band. This article has a list of prizes and competitions won by the band. Pat. Touhy plays airs on the pipes.
Trenton Sunday Advertiser April 9, 1905 p. 10 column 2
ad+ for this show, p. 13 column 5 "Pat Touhy Champion Pipe Soloist"
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Wilmington, DE Opera House April 15, 1905
Theatrical Notes
"Mr Patrick Touhy, the world's greatest Irish Piper is a great special feature of the great Irish Show given by Ireland's Own Band and Company of singers and dancers, which is booked for two concerts at the Opera House to-morrow afternoon and evening.
"Mr. Touhy has played in every civilized country on the globe and before many of the crowned heads in Europe.
"His rendition of the famous old airs of the Emerald Isle on this exceedingly difficult instrument are beautiful and his spirited playing of reel and jig music as an accompaniment to the dancing of the famous Kelly Trio sets the blood surging wildly! He was a special feature at the Blarney Castle Theatre in the Irish Village at the World's Fair, St. Louis."
Wilmington DE Evening Journal April 14, 1905 p. 4 column 4
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/159961981
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Waverly, NY Loomis Opera House April 29, 1905
Ireland's "Own" Band Coming.
'The A. O. H. of Tioga county has arranged for a unique entertainment to be given in Loomis opera house Saturday evening, April 29. The attraction will be the famous Ireland's "Own" Band and company. ...
'Major George Drum, the leader, became famous as a violinist throughout Ireland Scotland and England before he reached the age of fifteen. He appeared at concerts and recitals in all the principal cities of Europe, and later played with the leading orchestras.'
Mention of the Kelly trio.
'A special feature of the performance is the solo playing on the Irish pipes by Patrick Touhy, who is reputed to be the greatest living piper.
'The performance concludes with a forty-minute trip through Ireland on the wonderful Irishscope, showing all the famous and beautiful scenes of the Emerald Isle including the lakes of Killarney, Blarney Castle, etc. and an amusing scene of kissing the Blarney stone. The trip is accompanied by beautiful Irish melodies.
'There will be both matinee and evening performances. Prices: Matinee 25 and 50c. Evening 25, 50, 75c.'
Waverly Free Press April 21, 1905 p. 3 column 2
Waverly NY Free Press 1905-1906 - 0077.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Teck Theater April 30, City Convention Hall May 1, 1905
Music.
'... Ireland's "Own" Band from Dublin, winners of the grand prize at the World's Fair, St. Louis. Besides the band a great company of singers, dancers and pipers go to make up a most unique and entertaining performance....
'The programmes for this afternoon and evening are as folows:
'St. Patrick's Day.
'March-Faugh a Ballagh.......O'Keefe
'Scenes from Faust......Gounod
'Solo on the Irish Pipes (Selected).
'Mr. Patrick Touhy.
'Coronet Solo (Selected).
'Mr. Stephen Rooney. ...
Buffalo Courier April 30, 1905 p. 38 column 2 tu+
Buffalo Ny Courier 1905 a - 1820.pdf
Another announcement this show:
Buffalo Courier April 29, 1905 p. 7 column 6
Buffalo Ny Courier 1905 a - 1776.pdf
ads this show:
Buffalo Courier April 30, 1905 p. 36 column 5 ad+

Ireland's Own Band gives Concerts at Teck
"Stephen Rooney, with a cornet solo ... Touhey had to answer four encores...."
Buffalo Express May 1, 1905 p. 8 column 4
Newspaper Buffalo NY Morning Express 1905 - 1136.PDF
Another review of this show:
Buffalo Express May 1, 1905 p. 7 column 2
Newspaper Buffalo NY Morning Express 1905 - 1147.PDF

Touhey played for the Kelly Trio, dancers, at this concert.
See mention of "Touhey and Rooney", Buffalo Courier Sunday Oct. 16, 1898 p. 16, but this is almost certainly a different Rooney.
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Rochester, NY Lyceum Theatre May 2, 1905
Ireland's Own Band "Mr. Patrick Touhey, a piper of fame, roused great enthusiasm by playing "The Minstrel Boy" and other Irish airs on the Irish pipes, which are far more agreeable to alien ears than the Scotch bagpipes. They play tunes that anybody can recognise on the Irish pipes, while nobody but a Scotchman can ever tell what is being played on the Scotch bagpipes. The Kelley Trio danced jigs and reels to Piper Touhey's music and the delight of the audience."
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle May 3, 1905 p. 11 column 4 tu+
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1905 - 2257.pdf
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Wilmington, DE Brandywine Springs Park May 28, 1905
Ireland's Own Band.
'... Ireland's "Own" includes in its perfect organization ... also, Patrick Touhy, Ireland's famous Irish piper, whose selections on the Irish bagpipe are one of the features of these popular concerts. [Also] Irish jig and reel dancing, which feature is in the most cabaple control of the Kelly trio, two brothers and their sister.'
Wilmington,DE Every Evening May 25, 1905 p. 8 column 4
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/161735531
Ad this show:
"The renowned Irish Piper, Mr. Patrick Touhy."
Wilmington,DE Every Evening May 25, 1905 p. 1 column 1
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/161735180
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Lynn, MA Sheafe's Relay House Theatre July 3-8, 1905
"Bill week of July 3 ... Patrick Touhey...."
New York Clipper July 8, 1905 p. 496 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1905-1906 - 0515.pdf
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Boston, MA Palace Theatre Aug. 7-12, 1905
Vaudeville Correspondence. Boston, Mass.
"The popularity of the Summer stock burlesque co. at the Palace [Theatre] is very greatly enhanced by the excellent olios provided by Manager C. H. Waldron. This week the strong cards are [4 acts] ... and Pat Touhey."
New York Dramatic Mirror Aug. 12, 1905 p. 20 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0377.pdf
Boston [MA] Herald Aug. 6, 1905 p. 18 column 2
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Another announcement this show:
"... Pat Twohey, an Irish comedian and piper, presents a novel specialty...."
Boston [MA] Globe Aug. 8, 1905 p. 11 column 2
Newspaperarchive.com
270131734.pdf
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Waterbury, CT Poli's Theatre Sep. 15, 1905
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." a comedy drama Poli's Theatre, Waterbury, Ct. ... produced here to-night for the first time on any stage...."
Cast list: Patrick Touhey as Patsy Burk.
This article gives a rather full plot description.
New York Morning Telegraph Sep. 15, 1905 p. 10 column 3
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 3169.pdf
Another announcement:
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 23, 1905 p. 2 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0511.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Smith's Theatre Sep. 16, 1905
"Barney Gilmore in a Rocky Road to Dublin 16."
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 16, 1905 p. 5 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0486.pdf
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Jersey City, NJ Bijou Theatre Sep. 18-23?, 1905
"The Rocky Road to Dublin" "... and Pat Touhey."
Evening Journal Sep. 19, 1905, p. 14 column 2
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Philadelphia, PA National Theatre Sep. 25-30?, 1905
"The Rocky Road to Dublin; business fair."
NY Sunday Telegraph Oct. 1, 1905 p. 11 column 4
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 3409.pdf
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Baltimore, MD Holliday Street Theatre Oct. 2-7, 1905
"The patrons of the Holliday Street are entertained by Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin, by Daniel L. Hart. The play is under the management of Havlin and Nicolai, who have provided a fair company."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 7, 1905 p. 13 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0574.pdf
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Washington, DC Academy of Music Oct. 9-14, 1905
"Oct. 9-14, A Rocky Road to Dublin; good business."
NY Sunday Telegraph Oct. 15, 1905 p. 9 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 3619.pdf
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Philadelphia, PA People's Theatre Oct. 16-21, 1905
"The Rocky Road to Dublin with Barney Gilmore week 16."
Billboard Oct. 21, 1905 p. 17 column 1
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1204.pdf
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World of Players
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." a comedy drama. Roster of the company, including Patrick Touhey.
New York Clipper Oct. 21, 1905 p. 885 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1905 (1084).pdf
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NYC Metropolis Theatre Oct. 23, 1905
At The Theatres.
Review of "A Rocky Road to Dublin" "... and Patrick Touhey as Patsy Burk made a good impression." With synopsis of plot.
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 4, 1905, p. 3 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0673.pdf
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Holyoke, MA Empire Theatre Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1905
"The Rocky Road to Dublin Oct. 30-Nov. 1; large business."
Billboard Nov. 11, 1905 p. 9 column 3
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1328.pdf
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Theatrical Roster, 1905-6
Comedy. A Rocky Road To Dublin. Patrick Touhey
NY Dramatic Mirror Nov. 4, 1905 p. 9 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0679.pdf
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South Norwalk, CT Hoyt's Theatre Nov. 6, 1905
"6, Barney Gilmore, in A Rocky Road to Dublin; very fair house."
NY Sunday Telegraph Nov. 12, 1905 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4013.pdf
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Danbury, CT Taylor's Opera House Nov. 7, 1905
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin, Nov. 7; fair business."
NY Sunday Telegraph Nov. 12, 1905 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4013.pdf
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Hartford, CT Hartford Opera House Nov. 9-10, 1905
"Nov. 9-10, Barney Gilmore & Co., in A Rocky Road to Dublin; good houses."
NY Sunday Telegraph Nov. 12, 1905 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4013.pdf
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NYC Fourteenth Street Theatre Nov. 13-18, 1905
Barney Gilmore Wins Success as a Star "A Rocky Road to Dublin" Fourteenth Street Theatre Patrick Touhey
NY Morning Telegraph Nov. 14, 1905 p. 16 column 6
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4048.pdf
Announcement this show, with line drawing caricature of Gilmore:
NY Morning Telegraph Nov. 14, 1905 p. 4 column 3
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4042.pdf
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Amusement Notes
"Ireland's Own Band from Dublin will be at Hyde and Behman's next week...."
"A Rocky Road to Dublin"
"... Patrick Touhey, who has a fine reputation as a performer on the pipes."
Brooklyn NY Daily Standard Union Nov. 17, 1905 p. 9 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1905 - 4353.pdf

Venue and dates not mentioned for "Rocky Road." Probably the Nov. 13-18 engagement, above.
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Syracuse, NY Bastable Theatre Nov. 20-22, 1905
"A Rocky Road to Dublin" Patrick Touhey
Syracuse NY Post-Standard Nov. 20, 1905 p. 4 column 5
Syracuse NY Post Standard 1905 - 3768.PDF
Another account of this show:
'The bagpipe, too, was a realistic suggestion, with its "reel" tunes and "The Wearing o' the Green." '
Syracuse NY Evening Telegram Nov. 21, 1905 p. 5? column 4 tu+
Newspapers Syracuse NY Evening Telegram 1905 - 0737.PDF
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Rochester, NY National Theatre Nov. 23-25, 1905
"Mr. Barney Gilmore In the Comedy Drama Success A Rocky Road To Dublin"
Rochester [NY] Democrat and Chronicle Nov. 19, 1905 p. 25 column 8 ad+
Announcement this show with mention of Irish bagpipe, p. 24 column 3
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1905 - 3363.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Academy Theater Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 1905
Barney Gilmore-Academy Theater
"... the offering at the Academy this week.
...
"A real Irish jaunting car, a genuine harp and Irish bag-pipe and a realistic Irish picnic are some of the attractive features...."
Buffalo [NY] Courier Nov. 26, 1905 p. 47 column 2
Buffalo Ny Courier 1905 - 3480.pdf

With photo of Barney Gilmore, column 3
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"A List, Alphabetically Arranged, of All the New Productions and Important Revivals Since September 4...."
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." opened at Polis' Theatre, Waterbury, Ct. Sep. 14, 1905. Among the cast, Patrick Touhey as Patsy Burk
Billboard Dec. 2, 1905 p. 66 column 1
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1507.pdf
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Hamilton, OH Jefferson Theatre Dec. 10, 1905
"... 10, Barney Gilmore in The Rocky Road to Dublin...."
NY Sunday Telegraph Dec. 10, 1905 p. 10 column 5
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 4392.pdf
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Columbus, OH High Street Theatre Dec. 14-16, 1905
"Rocky Road to Dublin 14-16; excellent performance and good business."
Billboard Dec. 30, 1905 p. 13 column 4
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1664.pdf
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Indianapolis, IN Park Theatre Dec. 18-20, 1905
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." "... supported by the following ... Patrick Touhey...." Photo of Barney Gilmore on this page, very poor quality.
Indianapolis Sun Dec. 16, 1905 p. 8 column 2
http://newspaperarchive.com/indianapolis-sun/1905-12-16/page-8
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Paris, IL Shoaff's Opera House Dec. 21, 1905
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 21."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 30, 1905 p. 5 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0950.pdf
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Terre Haute, IN Grand [Theatre] Dec. 22-23, 1905
"A Rocky Road to Dublin 22, 23."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 30, 1905 p. 5 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0950.pdf
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St. Louis, MO Havlin's Theatre Dec. 25-30, 1905
"A Rocky Road to Dublin."
"Prominent in the cast are ... Patrick Touhey...."
St. Louis Republic Dec. 21, 1905 p. 4 column 5
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1905-12-21/ed-1/seq-4/
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Kansas City, MO Auditorium Theater Jan. 1-6, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin."
"... Patrick Touhey [etc.] ... have other roles."
Kansas City Star Jan. 1, 1906 p. 3 column 3
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Nebraska City, NE Overland Theatre Jan. 9, 1906
"Rocky Road to Dublin 9; fair business."
Billboard Jan. 27, 1906 p. 24 column 3
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1791.pdf
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Des Moines, IA Grand Opera House Jan. 11-13, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin 11-13."
Billboard Jan. 20, 1906 p. 24 column 1
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1743.pdf
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Milwaukee, WI Bijou Theatre Jan. 21-27, 1906
"21-27, Barney Gilmore in The Rocky Road to Dublin."
NY Morning Telegraph Jan. 28, 1906 p. 10 column 7
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 1454.pdf
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Chicago, IL Alhambra Theatre Feb. 5-10, 1906
"Week 5, The Rocky Road to Dublin."
Billboard Feb. 10, 1906 p. 16 column 1
Billboard 1905-1906 - 1863.pdf
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Detroit, MI Whitney Opera House Feb. 11-17, 1906
"Week Feb. 11-17, Barney Gilmore in a Rocky Road to Dublin."
NY Morning Telegraph Feb.18, 1906 p. 10 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0698.pdf
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Toledo, OH Lyceum [Theatre] Feb. 19-21, 1906
"Feb. 19-21, Barney Gilmore, in A Rocky Road to Dublin; big houses."
NY Morning Telegraph Feb. 25, 1906 p. 10 column 5
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0790.pdf
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Middletown, OH Sorg Opera House Feb. 24, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 24."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 24, 1906 p. 24 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 1162.pdf
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Cincinnati, OH Heuck's [Theatre] Feb. 25-March 3, 1906
'Tis the Harp and Stars and Stripes
'... the performance of "A Rocky Road to Dublin," which received its Cincinnati premiere at Heuck's Sunday...."
NY Morning Telegraph March 1, 1906 p. 6 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0016.pdf
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Cincinnati, OH Heuck's [Theatre] March 1, 1906
Stage Gossip.
'The various members of the different local Irish societies are getting up a gala night for this week at Heuck's in honor of Patrick Touhey, the Irish piper, who is a feature with the Gilmore Company in the Irish play, "The Rocky Road to Dublin." It is said that Touhey is the greatest piper that ever came over from Ireland. Thursday night a big number of the most prominent Irishmen in the city will attend the performance and pay their respects to Mr. Touhey afterward.'
Cincinnati OH Enquirer Feb. 25, 1906 Section Four p. 3 column 9 ad+ for show column 1
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/34162758
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Louisville, KY Hopkins [Theatre] March 4-10, 1906
"... 4-10, A Rocky Road to Dublin; good houses."
NY Morning Telegraph March 11, 1906 p. 10 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0154.pdf
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Nashville, TN Bijou Theatre March 12-17, 1906
"... March 12-17, Barney Gilmore, in A Rocky Road to Dublin; capacity all week."
NY Morning Telegraph March 25, 1906 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0359.pdf
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Memphis, TN Bijou Theatre March 19-24, 1906
"19-24, Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin; seemed to please good business."
NY Morning Telegraph March 25, 1906 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1906 - 0359.pdf
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Birmingham, AL Bijou [Theatre] March 26-31, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 26-31."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 7, 1906 p. 5 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 1307.pdf
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Atlanta, GA Bijou Theatre April 2-7, 1906
"Rocky Road to Dublin" cast member listing: Patrick Touhey
Atlanta Constitution March 31, 1906 p. 3 column 4
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#291|26842127
Announcement this show, with photo of Gilmore, and ad.
Atlanta Constitution April 1, 1906 p. 8D announcement column 3 ad+ column 4
Newspaperarchive.com
5282825.pdf
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Richmond, VA Bijou [Theatre] April 16-21?, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." cast member listing: Patrick Touhey Photo of Barney Gilmore, star of the show, on this page.
Richmond Times-Dispatch April 15, 1906 p. 39 column 2
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Norfolk, VA Academy [Theatre] April 23-28, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 23-28 pleased good business."
New York Dramatic Mirror May 5, 1906 p. 8 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0008.pdf
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Wilmington, DE Lyceum Theatre April 30-May 2, 1906
On the Road.
"Gilmore, Barnie (Havlin & Nicolai, mgrs.)-Norfolk, Va., 23-28, Wilmington, Del., 30-May 2."
New York Clipper April 28, 1906 p. 288 column 2
http://archive.org/stream/clipper54-1906-04#page/n111/mode/1up
Another announcement:
New York Clipper April 28, 1906 p. 289 column 5
http://archive.org/stream/clipper54-1906-04#page/n112/mode/1up
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Trenton, NJ State Street Theatre May 3-5, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." "... supported by ... Patrick Touhey ... and others."
Trenton Times April 28, 1906 p. 6 column 5
GenealogyBank.com
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Nahant, MA Relay [Theatre?] July 9-14, 1906
Vaudeville Route List.
"Touhey, Pat & May, Relay, Bass Pt., Nahant, Mass., 9-14."
New York Clipper July 14, 1906 p. 563 column 2
http://archive.org/stream/clipper54-1906-07#page/n38/mode/1up
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Mary Touhey
May Touhey
Mary Gillen
Mamie Tuhey

The Nahant gig, above, is the earliest mention of Mary Touhey I have found.

The Piping of Patsy Touhey, p. 5: "... Touhey's wife May, the former Mary Gillen whom he had married a short while before [1904]...."
"His wife May survived him, dying five years later." PPT, p. 11.
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The 1910 US Census shows Patrick and Mary living at East Haddam, CT. Her age is 28, or perhaps 24 or 29; writing is unclear. They had been married 5 years. Mary born in Massachusetts, her father born in "Can. Eng."? writing unclear, mother born in Vermont. Profession "actress."
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Article in Variety about the probate of Touhey's will, names her Mary G. Touhey; says she was sole beneficiary and named as executrix.
Variety April 19, 1923 p.11 column 1
http://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/variety70-1923-04_0116
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After Patrick's death Mary moved to 17 Coral Street, Lowell, Mass. In a letter to Henry Mercer, June 8, 1923, Francis O'Neill says he "Just learned the address of Patsy Touhey's widow" whom he calls "Mamie Touhey."
Excerpts from letter from Francis O'Neill to Henry Mercer June 8, 1923
"Just learned the address of Patsy Touhey's widow-
"Mrs Mamie[?] Touhey
"17 Coral Street
"Lowell Mass."
From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA.
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"[Picture caption] Coral Street Dwelling Sold - The two-tenement type house at 17 Coral street, shown above, recently was sold...."
Lowell [MA] Sunday Sun Jan. 15, 1950 p. 19 column 1
Newspaperarchive.com
55429019.pdf

email from Barry O'Neill, Dec. 3, 2015:
I visited that house in Lowell, but she wasn't home. Someone with a long memory said they thought she moved to Connecticut.

Mary Touhey is listed in Lowell, Mass. city directories 1925-36.
"Touhey Mary G widow Patrick res 17 Coral" 1926 directory; other years substantially the same.
From Ancestry.com

No references to Touhey in Lowell in the Lowell Sun or on Ancestry.com, except for city directory entries.

The 1930 US Census shows Mary Toohey (45 years) living at 17 Coral St., Lowell, Mass., Christopher Heffernan (70 years) and his wife Mary J. (64 years). Christopher is listed head of family and owner of the property. Touhey is listed as "Cousin H" which I take to mean cousin of Christopher. Touhey born in Vermont, father in Massachusetts, mother in England. Occupation "Servant" Industry "School."
Lowell City, Mass. Ward 3? Block No. 32 Enumeration District 9-97 Supervisor's District 5 Sheet No 9B. Enumerated April 8, 1930.

The 1940 US Census shows Lacey? Heffernan (79 years) and Mary Josephine (73 years) at 17 Coral St. Lacey? is listed head of family and owner of the property. His birthplace is, I think, "Irish Free State." Mary Touhey not listed.
Lowell City, Mass. Ward 3 Block No. 221 Enumeration District 18-31 Supervisor's District 5 Sheet No 12A.
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Providence, RI Rocky Point Casino July 16-21, 1906
Attleboro, MA Harrington's Talaquega Park July 23-28, 1906
Vaudeville Route List.
"Touheys, The, Rocky Point Casino, Providence, R. I., 16-21; Palaquega Park, Attleboro, Mass., 23-28."
New York Clipper July 21, 1906 p. 586 column 2
http://archive.org/stream/clipper54-1906-07#page/n61/mode/1up
Announcement for Attleboro engagement:
"... the open-air theatre.... Pat and May Touhey, comedy sketch artists, have no superiors in Rhode Island resorts, and promise something sure to take."
Pawtucket [RI] Times July 21, 1906 p. 9 column 3
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Wareham, MA Onset Bay July 30-Aug. 4, 1906
Gardner, MA Lake Wachusett Aug. 6-11, 1906
Vaudeville Route List.
"Touhey, Pat & May, Onset Bay, Mass., 30-Aug. 4; Wachusett, Gardner, 6-11."
New York Clipper Aug. 4, 1906 p. 636 column 5
http://archive.org/stream/clipper54-1906-08#page/n11/mode/1up

Clipper Vaudeville Route List from Aug. 14 says "Lake Wachusett."
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Yonkers, NY Franz's Saw Mill River Park Aug. 29, 1906
Grand Council, Catholic Mutual Benefit Association "During the evening 30 members of the Yonkers Gaelic Society gave an exhibition of reel and jig dancing. Murray's Band furnished the music, and Touhey manipulated the Irish pipes."
Yonkers Statesman Aug. 30, 1906 p. 4 column 4
Yonkers NY Statesman 1906 - 0736.pdf

This could be Pat or James Touhey.
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Peekskill, NY Colonial [Theatre] Aug. 31, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 31: good performance to fair house."
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 22, 1906, p. 23 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0510.pdf
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NYC Fourteenth Street Theatre Sep. 3-8, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in his last season's success, A Rocky Road to Dublin, was the attraction here last week. The cast was as follows: ... [as] Patsy Burke, Patrick Touhey...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 15, 1906, p. 13 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0476.pdf
Another notice, same show:
New York Clipper Sep. 8, 1906 p. 769 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1906-1907 - 0800.pdf
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Jersey City, NJ Academy of Music Sep. 10-15, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." in the cast: Patrick Touhey
Jersey City, N. J. Evening Journal Sep. 8, 1906 p. 10 column 4
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College Point [Queens?], NY Donnelly's Grove Sep. 16, 1906
Duffy's Day at College Point
A Typical Horseshoe Irish-American Outing-Much Politics.
'Over three hundred Horseshoeites attended the outing of the Wiliam F. Duffy Association Sunday. They went from Pavonia Avenue [Jersey City, NJ] dock to Donnelly's Grove, College Point, on the steamer "Glen." ...
'There was any amount of electioneering on the way up the East River and at the Grove. ...
'It was a regular Irish-American outing. ... Patrick Touhey played the Irish bagpipes.'
Jersey City NJ Evening Journal Sep. 18, 1906 p. 3 column 3
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Paterson, NJ Lyceum Theatre Sep. 24-26, 1906
Lyceum.
' "A Rocky Road to Dublin," at the Lyceum theatre, is a neat little play of its kind....
"... and neat little bits of character acting are contributed by Patrick Touhey [and others]."
Paterson [NJ] Morning Call Sep. 25, 1906 p. 9 column 5
Paterson NJ Morning Call 1906 Jul-Oct ns - 0635.pdf
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Trenton, NJ State Street [Theatre] Sep. 27, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 27; attracted well."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 13, 1906 p. 23 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0593.pdf
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Philadelphia, PA Blaney's Arch Street Theatre Oct. 1-6, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin." "The humor of the production was in the able hands of Mr. Patrick Touhey and Mr. John D. Griffin."
Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 2, 1906 p. 4 column 7
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Washington, DC Academy of Music Oct. 8-13, 1906
A Rocky Road to Dublin. "There is said to be a coherent, interesting story, well-written dialogue, and ably drawn character studies." Patrick Touhey
Washington Post Oct. 7, 1906 p. 2 column 5
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#652|28872398
Another announcement this show:
Washington Post Oct. 7, 1906 p. G2
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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York, PA Opera House Oct. 15, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in Rocky Road to Dublin 15."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 20, 1906 p. 8 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0606.pdf
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Mahanoy City, PA Kaier's Grand [Theatre] Oct. 16, 1906
"Barney Gilmore 16."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 20, 1906 p. 8 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0606.pdf
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Shenandoah, PA Oct. 17, 1906
Pottsville, PA Oct. 18, 1906
Carbondale, PA Oct. 19, 1906
"Rocky Road to Dublin, with Barney Gilmore, Havlin & Nickolai, mgrs.: Shenandoah, Pa., 17; Pottsville 18; Carbondale 19, Pittston 20; Wilkesbarre 22-24; Scranton 25-27."
Billboard Oct. 20, 1906 p. 38 column 1
Billboard 1906 - 1693.pdf
Another listing of Carbondale show:
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 3, 1906 p. 23 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0673.pdf
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Pittston, PA Broad Street Theatre Oct. 20, 1906
Amusements.
Barney Gilmore, Saturday.
'... "A Rocky Road to Dublin," Which Barney Gilmore will present at the Broad street theater next Saturday evening.... ... and the famous Touhey is to give the necessary skill on the pipes.'
Pittston [PA] Gazette Oct. 16, 1906 p. 5 announcement column 3 ad+ column 2
West Pittston Library Pittston Gazette Collection; POWER Library Pennsylvania
http://contentdm1.accesspa.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pwepp-pgazz/id/20001/rec/46
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Wilkes-Barre, PA Oct. 22-24, 1906
"Rocky Road to Dublin, with Barney Gilmore, Havlin & Nickolai, mgrs.: Shenandoah, Pa., 17; Pottsville 18; Carbondale 19, Pittston 20; Wilkesbarre 22-24; Scranton 25-27."
Billboard Oct. 20, 1906 p. 38 column 1
Billboard 1906 - 1693.pdf
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Scranton, PA Academy of Music Oct. 25-27, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin" "The dancing and bagpipe were very much appreciated." Patrick Touhey
Scranton Republican Oct. 26, 1906 p. 9 column 2
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#685|48261228
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Brooklyn, NY Grand Opera House Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin" at the Grand
"... supported by a fine company, including ... Patrick Touhey...."
Brooklyn [NY] Standard Union Oct. 30, 1906 p. 3 column 2
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1906 - 2952.pdf
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New Haven, CT New Haven [Theatre] Nov. 8-10, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin delighted four large audiences."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 24, 1906 p. 5 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0735.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Smith's [Theatre] Nov. 15, 1906
"Barney Gilmore 15 in The Rocky Road to Dublin repeated his last season's success."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 24, 1906 p. 5 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0735.pdf
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Waterbury, CT Poli's Theatre Nov. 16-17, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 16, 17."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 24, 1906 p. 5 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0735.pdf
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Boston, MA Grand Opera House Nov. 19-24?, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin" Patrick Touhey in cast list
Boston Herald Nov. 20, 1906 p. 7 column 1
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"A Few Gossipy Notes,"
being extracts from a letter of Francis O'Neill to A. P. Graves.
Chicago, November 20, 1906.
'Alfred Percival Graves, Esq.
'My Dear Friend,-. . .
[Extracts from a letter to Graves describing O'Neill's tune-collecting methods. I transcribed a few observations from the extracts.]
...
[Of the 'fellowship' of his musical informants:]
'... Patrick Tuohy, piper and comedian, follows the stage, born in Galway, came to America as a child, a truly great player: captures his audience by storm, even when composed of mixed nationalities....
... Finally "The Fox Chase," universally mentioned but known to few, is given, for the first time, I believe, in print. This came from Stephenson, a great Kerry piper, who came to America once with Ludwig through Tuohy, and later Sergt. Early to me. ...'
From the article 'Francis O'Neill's "Music of Ireland." ' by A. P. Graves, Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society vol. V 1907(?) pp. 31-36.
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Pawtucket, RI Empire Theatre Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 1906
"A Rocky Road to Dublin" Patrick Touhey in cast list
Pawtucket, R. I. Evening Times Nov. 27, 1906 section 2 p. 10 column 4
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Philadelphia, PA Girard Avenue Theatre Dec. 3-8, 1906
"Barney Gilmore is at the Girard Avenue Theatre this week, with A Rocky Road to Dublin, and attracted a crowded opening house with advance sales insuring a big week."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 8, 1906 p. 12 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0798.pdf
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Albany, NY Harmanus Bleeker Hall Dec. 10-12, 1906
Amusements
' "The Rocky Road to Dublin" at the Hall, Albany ... Patrick Touhey, the famous Irish piper....'
Amsterdam [NY] Evening Recorder Dec. 13, 1906 p. 7 column 3
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1906 Aug-1907 Feb Grayscale - 0780.pdf
Other references to this show:
Amsterdam [NY] Evening Recorder Dec. 8, 1906 p. 8 column 4
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1906 Aug-1907 Feb Grayscale - 0749.pdf
Amsterdam [NY] Evening Recorder Dec. 12, 1906 p. 7 column 2
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1906 Aug-1907 Feb Grayscale - 0772.pdf
Amsterdam [NY] Evening Recorder Dec. 15, 1906 p. 10 column 7
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1906 Aug-1907 Feb Grayscale - 0799.pdf
"Harmanus Bleeker Hall ... for the first three days of next week ... and genuine old Irish bagpipes...."
Albany [NY] Evening Journal Dec. 8, 1906 p. 13 column 1
Albany NY Evening Journal 1906 - 4058.pdf
With photo of jaunting car used in the play, lousy quality.
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Schenectady, NY Van Curler Opera House Dec. 14, 1906
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin 14."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 22, 1906 p. 57 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0893.pdf
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Syracuse, NY Bastable Theatre Dec. 24-26, 1906
"Rocky Road to Dublin" "The play has the benefit of the clever work of John D. Griffin, the jaunting car driver, and Patrick Touhey, the man who plays the pipes, both good pieces of realistic work."
Syracuse [NY] Journal Dec. 26 1906 p. 9 column 3
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1906 - 1855.PDF
Other notices of this show:
"John A. Griffen, a good Irish character, plays the driver, and Touhey is to give the necessary skill on the pipes...."
Syracuse [NY] xJournal Dec. 22, 1906 p. 12 column 4
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1906 - 1870.PDF
Syracuse NY Post-Standard Dec 24, 1906 p. 4 column 5
Syracuse NY Post Standard 1906 - 8915.PDF
"Minnie Yale as the sleepy servant and Patrick Touhey as her Irish lover are good comedy entertainers."
Syracuse NY Post-Standard Dec 25, 1906 p. 4 column 6
Syracuse NY Post Standard 1906 - 8929.PDF
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Toronto, ON Majestic [Theatre] Dec. 31, 1906-Jan.5, 1907
"Barney Gilmore in A Rocky Road to Dublin was appreciated by admirers of the Irish drama at the Majestic 31-5."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 12, 1907 p. 4 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0963.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Academy [Theatre] Jan. 7-12?, 1907
This Week at the Theaters.
'Barney Gilmore ... in his ... "A Rocky Road to Dublin." ... Mr. Gilmore's songs and music on the harp and Irish pipes is very sweet.'
Buffalo [NY] Courier Jan. 10, 1907 p. 8 column 6
Buffalo Ny Courier 1906 - 6980.pdf
Announcement this show:
Buffalo [NY] Courier Jan. 6, 1907 p. 49 column 2
Buffalo Ny Courier 1906 - 6934.pdf

Tho not mentioned by name I count this as a Touhey engagement.
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"Rocky Road to Dublin"

Unclear when Touhey left the company. The company continued to tour after January 1907; for example they were in Cleveland Jan. 14-19; Kansas City Feb. 24; Milwaukee March 10-16; Detroit April 14-20. But certainly by April 22 Touhey was working with May Touhey in their own act.

There was a touring company performing this play and starring Barney Gilmore in 1918. Hugh McDougal was the piper.
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Rockford, IL Bijou Theatre April 22-27, 1907
"Pat and May Touhey will appear in a comedy sketch introducing Irish songs and dancing and an Irish bag-pipe solo with organ accompaniment."
Rockford Daily Register-Gazette April 20, 1907 p. 5 column 4
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Bluffton, IN Park [Theatre] May 13-18, 1907
Marion, IN Crystal [Theatre] May 20-25, 1907
Routes Ahead Performers' Dates
Touhey, Pat & May (Park): Bluffton, Ind., [May] 13-18; (Crystal) Marion [Ind., May] 20-25.
Billboard May 18, 1907 p. 36 column 4
Billboard 1907 - 1273.pdf
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Routes Ahead Performers' Dates
Touhey, Pat & May (Crystal): Marion, Ind., [May] 20-25; (Crystal): Elkhart [Ind., May] 27-June 1.
Billboard May 25, 1907 p. 35 column 4
Billboard 1907 - 1338.pdf
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Elkhart, IN Crystal Theatre May 27-June 1, 1907
"May and Pat Touhey doing a comedy sketch in which they introduce Irish songs, dances and Irish bagpipe solos. Their act is entirely new being a combination of good things cleverly put together, and very amusing." also ad+ on this page, column 7 "In a Comedy Sketch, Introducing Irish Songs, Dances and Irish Bag Pipe Solos."
Elkhart Truth May 25, 1907 p. 2 column 5
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"Pat and May Touhey next delighted the audience with a sketch that was new and original. They introduced songs, dances and Irish bagpipe solos. Miss Touhey herself is one of those bright, chic little beauties who have a charming way of doing everything that they attempt, and her dances--well they are a treat in themselves. Mr. Touhey's Irish reels made a person feel as if life were worth living. After the curtain had fallen and the picture screen was in place the insistent applause was stayed only by another bag-pipe selection and dance."
Elkhart Truth May 28, 1907 p. 4 column 5
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"America's Leading Irish Piper. A Clever Little Dancer. Pat and May Touhey In a Comedy Sketch. Open for Parks, July 1st. Week May 27, Crystal Theatre, Elkhart, Ind."
Variety May 25, 1907 p. 27 column 2 ad+
Variety 1907 - 0626.pdf
Same ad, but without the last line:
Variety May 4, 1907 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1907 - 0534.pdf
Variety May11, 1907 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1907 - 0566.pdf
Variety May 18, 1907 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1907 - 0598.pdf
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Goshen, IN Irwin Theatre June 3-8, 1907
"Pat and May Touhey ... [June] 3-8...."
Billboard June 15, 1907 p. 9 column 2
Billboard 1907 - 1504.pdf
"May and Pat Touhey received a large amount of applause for their refined Irish sketch. Good singing and dancing is introduced and some wonderful playing on genuine Irish pipes. Mr. Touhey is one of Ireland's greatest players and his selections were thoroughly appreciated by everyone last evening."
Goshen Democrat June 4, 1907 p. 8 column 5
http://newspaperarchive.com/goshen-daily-democrat/1907-06-04/page-8
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Anderson, IN Crystal [Theatre] June 10-15, 1907
"America's Leading Irish Piper. A Clever Little Dancer. Pat and May Touhey In a Comedy Sketch. Open for Parks, July 15th. Week June 10, Crystal, Anderson, Ind."
Variety June 8, 1907 p. 25 column 1 ad+
Variety 1907 - 0680.pdf
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Logansport, IN Crystal Theatre June 20-22, 1907
"May & Pat Touhey Singers, Dancer & Irish Pipers"
Logansport Chronicle June 15, 1907 p. 8 column 5
http://newspaperarchive.com/logansport-chronicle/1907-06-15/page-8
"Pat Touhey, who is playing an engagement at the Crystal Theatre this week, was a guest at the Elk's banquet Thursday night and rendered several selections on a bag-pipe. His playing was greatly appreciated and the boys of No. 66 say he can't be beat as an entertainer."
Logansport Chronicle June 22, 1907 p. 1 column 4
http://newspaperarchive.com/logansport-chronicle/1907-06-22
"America's Leading Irish Piper" ad mentions this gig:
Variety June 15, 1907 p. 25 column 1
Variety 1907 - 0715.pdf
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Worcester, MA At The Lake Sep. 2-7, 1907
"At The Lake.-Week of 2: The Touheys...."
New York Clipper Sep. 7, 1907 p. 777 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1907 - 1004.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Hyde and Behman's Olympic [Theatre] Adams St. Oct. 7-12, 1907
'Always a Dainty Show That is Suitable for Ladies. You can Safely Bring Your Wife, Mother, Sister, or Sweetheart. ... Extra Feature Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey & Co. In "The Birthday Party" '
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Oct. 6, 1907 p. 9 column 7 ad+
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1907 Grayscale - 8708.pdf
Other mentions of this show:
Review of This Week's Theatrical Attractions Burlesques.
Hyde & Behman's Olympic Theatre
'In the olio.... Charles Bourke and Pat Touhey have a sketch called "The Birthday Party." '
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Oct. 8, 1907 p. 5 column 7
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1907 Grayscale - 8807.pdf
Brooklyn Daily Standard Union Oct. 8, 1907 p. 3 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1907 - 5660.pdf
New York Press Oct. 8, 1907 p. 12 column 3
New York NY Press 1907 - 3797.pdf
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Charles Henry Burke (1870-1940)

Various NYC directories, mostly as 'Chas. Burke' all as 'actor'
1884 2024 3rd Ave
1886 2024 3rd Ave
1888 204 E. 118th
1889 2149 3rd Ave
1890 2149 3rd Ave
1915 63 W. 145th St
1916 250 W. 52nd

Seems likely these directory entries refer to our man but not 100% sure.
From Ancestry.com

Superior Court of the City of New York [bundle?] 499 record 326
Naturalization petition Application to be admitted a citizen of USA
Charles H. Burke occupation actor
is at least 21 years old; resided at 534 E. 16th St, NYC, has lived in the US [at least?] 5 years, including three years of his minority. Feb. 24, 1892.
[this implies he was born 1869 or so.]


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early references:

NYC Tony Pastor's Theatre April 9-14?, 1894
What the Actors are At.
"At Tony Pastor's the Burke brothers make the audiences laugh by their comic sketch, the "Irish Wild West." In it is a real live mule of remarkable intelligence. A gunshot is heard, and the mule is seen apparently dead upon the stage. The animal returns to life and his owner sells him, but the purchaser cannot manage him. The purchaser is bitten and kicked by the mule. There is a bout with gloves by the Burke brothers, the mule looking on and acting as referee. Finally the animal bows to the audience, shows his teeth, waves his ears, and disappears in a way that makes everybody laugh. "
New York Sun April 11, 1894 p. 7 column 2
New York NY Sun 1893 Nov- Dec 1894 Grayscale - 1625.pdf
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Butte MT The Casino Sept. 23-28?, 1895
' 'The Casino continues to draw big houses ... and the famous Burke Brothers and their donkey "Wise Mike." They are very clever.'
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 5, 1895 p. 21 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1894 Nov-Dec 1895 Grayscale - 1076.pdf
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Elmira, NY Lyceum [Theatre] Oct. 9, 1897
The Knickerbockers "The two leading comedians Charles H. Burke and John B Willis, illustrate the humorous possibilities of the Jewish character in an entirely different manner from the usual vulgar stage interpretation. Taking the real Polish Jew as he is found on the lower east side of New York as a type...."
Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press Oct. 8, 1897 p. 5 column 4
Elmira NY Star Gazette 1897 Grayscale - 2057.pdf
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Providence, RI Westminster [Theatre] Jan. 17-22, 1898
"Robie's Knickerbockers ... gave a bright show. Two funny burlesques were given in which Edna Aug, Charles H. Burke and John B. Willis figured prominently. In the olio ... Allene and La Rue ... were well received."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 22, 1898 p. 20 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 0301.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Star Theatre March 19-24?, 1900
Manager Pins His Faith to a Stage Jackass and With Good Reason
Lengthy, negative review by CHICOT of the "Wine, Women and Song" burlesque, featuring the Burke Bros.
New York Morning Telegraph March 23, 1900 p. 9 column 3
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1900 - 0553.pdf
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San Francicso, CA Orpheum Theatre May 22-27, 1905
'Charles H. Burke and Grace La Rue, with their two lively "inky boys," presented a lively sketch. Burke at once established himself as a favorite. He is a comedian of the best rank and his patent telephone, connecting with both the upper and the lower region, is one of the funniest Orpheumisms sprung for a long time. Miss La Rue sang "Billy" Brackett's new waltz song, "Dear Old Frisco," which was duly applauded.'
San Francisco Call May 22, 1905 p. 3 column 2
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#465|46548870
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c. 1904-06, Charles H Burke, Grace La Rue and the Inky Boys had a vaudeville act.

NYC Keith's Union Square Theatre Feb. 1906
"Charles H. Burke and Grace La Rue and their two ebony-hued assistants presented their new offering, The Outside Inn, which kept the entire house in a constant roar."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 24, 1906 p. 18 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 1156.pdf
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Charles H. Burke must pay his wife, Stella Gray Burke, alimony, pending the trial of her suit for divorce. Mrs. Burke & friends allege they found Burke in the apartments of a comely young woman known on the stage as Harriet Carter, now living together as husband & wife at 66 W 107th St. known as Mr & Mrs Henry. Also says Mr Burke beat her unmercifully. They were married in 1895 & have no children.
Auburn Citizen July 20, 1907 p. 11 column 3
NewspaperAuburn NY Citizen 1907 - 1456.PDF
more details:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle April 4, 1907 p. 1 column 6
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1907 Grayscale - 2891.pdf
Married to, then divorced from Grace LaRue (Stella Gray), actress, singer, Ziegfield girl. Her lawyers want him to pay support but he can't be found.
Variety Oct. 5, 1907 p. 4, column 1
Variety 1907 - 1267.pdf
Divorce final, Oct. 29
Variety Nov. 2, 1907 p. 4 column 2
Variety 1908 - 0092.pdf
Paterson, N. J. Notes. "... Charles H. Burke and Henrietta Carter, members of the Burke, Tuohey Co., playing the Empire, this city, were married by Justice of the Peace [John] Keys, [of Paterson, NJ - from a Google Books citation] [April?] 22...."
New York Clipper May 2, 1908 p. 294 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 0337.pdf
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later references:

Mr. & Mrs. Burke were apparently living at 1143 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, July 1910. The Freeport Historical Society has a postcard dated July 4, 1910 and addressed to "Mrs. Charles H. Burke" at that address.
Image at
http://cdm15281.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15281coll12/id/1133/rec/1
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Syracuse, NY Bastable [Theater] Oct. 14-16, 1912
Burlesque
Clark's Runaway Girls Company
Featuring the Funniest Comedians in Burlesque.
Reunited after 10 years.
John Burke Bros. Charley
The Men That Made Burlesque Famous.
Syracuse Herald Oct. 13, 1912 p. 8 ad+ column 3 picure column 5
Syracuse NY Herald 1912 - 2179.pdf
Image from Onandaga Historical Association, Syracuse.
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Utica, NY Lumberg Theatre Oct. 17-19, 1912
Burke Brothers
Effusive description of the Brothers and their act. "... tempted by one of the largest salaries ever paid to any comedy duo, the Burkes are reunited again.... Charles Burke is seen in the roles of Abe Epstein, a furrier, and as[?] Barney Cosgrove, a railroad man." Harriett Carter mentioned as member of the cast.
Utica Sunday Tribune Oct. 13, 1912 p. 13 photo column 2, announcement column 6
Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1912-1913 - 0175.pdf
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NYC Columbia Theatre Nov. 11-?, 1912
The Burke Brothers and the Runaway Girls.
Lengthy review of this burlesque show, description of story, list of cast members, of songs.
New York Clipper Nov. 16, 1912 p. 10 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1912-1913 - 0991.pdf
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Burke Brothers
With Clark's Runaway Girls Company, Gayety [Theatre]
Pittsburg Leader March 9, 1913
From vertical files at New York Public Library Performing Arts Library.
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"Look Who's With Us Yes, Charlie Burke"
Charles H. Burke returns to Butte, Mt., a favorite town. Stayed in Butte about 1895. Reminisces about career. Worked with his brother John, and "Wise Mike" a mule or donkey. Presently working with Charles M. McDonald. Mentions Grace La Rue, Julian Eltinge. No mention of his origins, or of Touhey.
Anaconda Standard Jan. 8, 1914 p. 14 column 1
http://newspaperarchive.com/anaconda-standard/1914-01-08/page-14
About the Burke Bros and Wise Mike:
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1902 - 3316.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Star Theatre March 3-8, 1924
At the Burlesque Houses Star Theatre "Meet the Girls" "In the cast are Charles H. Burke...."
Brooklyn Standard Union March 4, 1924 p. 11 column 5

Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1924 - 4257.pdf
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Charles and Harriet Burke buried in Northport Rural Cemetery, Sandy Hollow Road, Northport, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

Cemetery Register of Death Certificates April 1928 - Dec. 1982 p. 12 line 35
Burial Permit 95 Burke, Charles H. Freeport Male White Married Date of Birth not listed [Jan. 24?, 1870] Age 70 years 5 months 15 days
Occupation, Birthplace, Father, Mother, all not listed.
Date of Death July 8, 1940 Cause of Death Pulminary T. B. Place of Burial Section 2 Plot 48 Grave 10 Date of Burial July 10, 1940 Funeral Home Chester A. Fulton & Son.

Cemetery Register of Death Certificates April 1928 - Dec. 1982 p. 46 line 10 Burial Permit 2950 Burke, Harriet F. Date of Death 9/1/67 Female White Widowed Age 89 Physician Gowda Place of Burial Section 2 Plot 48 Grave 9 Date of Burial 9/2/67 Funeral Home Chester Fulton & Son.

On headstones:
Charles Burke 1870-1940
Harriet F. Burke 1878-1967

Buried in same plot with
Jesse A. Burke 1907-1984
Robert E. Burke 1904-1987
Mary F. Cross 1841-1920 Harriet's mother
Percy U. Cross 1868-1947 Harriet's brother

The short lapse of time between death and burial leads me to believe that the Burkes had removed to Northport shortly after their census listing in Freeport. Brief inquiries at the Northport Historical Society and Public Library turned up nothing. Burke not a common or well-known name in Northport. There is a Cross Electric Company there, "in business since 1959."
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Washington DC Gayety Theater Nov. 4-9, 1907
"Chas. H. Burke Pat. Touhey and Co. in The Birthday Party"
Washington DC Evening Star Nov. 3, 1907 p. 7 column 3
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1907-11-03/ed-1/seq-24/
ads for this show:

Washington, DC Gayety Theater Nov. 4-9, 1907
"The Greater New York Stars With Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Co. Something to Make You Talk."
Washington DC Evening Star Nov. 5, 1907 p. 16 column 7 ad+
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Washington Post Nov. 3, 1907 p. 3 column 6
http://newspaperarchive.com/washington-post/1907-11-03/page-7
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Bayonne, NJ Bayonne Theatre Dec. 2?-21?, 1907
'Bayonne (N.J.) Theatre Changes to Burlesque.
The Bayonne Theatre, Bayonne, N.J., opened Dec. 2 as a burlesque house... The olio: ... Chas. Burke, Pat Touhey and company, in "The Birthday Party;"....'
New York Clipper Dec. 7, 1907 p. 1166 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1907-1908 - 1195.pdf
Vaudeville in Bayonne. Bayonne Opera House
"Next week's bill [Dec. 16 - 21] is made up of Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company.... No announcement as to where this bill was booked, or who would be the furture agent has been made."
Variety Dec. 14, 1907 p. 6 column 4
Variety 1908 - 0323.pdf
'Prominent on this week's program are Charles Burke and company, who appear in a laughable comedy sketch called "The Birthday Party." It is full of well written dialogue and there is plenty of opportunity for the introduction of opportune specialties. Pat Touhey is a valuable member of the troupe. His playing is all right."
Jersey City Evening Journal Dec. 17, 1907 p. 5 column 2
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Worcester, MA Franklin Square [Theatre] Jan. 6-11, 1908
'... Charles H. Burke and Pat Touhey and Company, "The Birthday Party," was very good....'
Variety Jan. 11, 1908 p. 33 column 4
Variety 1908 - 0580.pdf
Worcester, Mass. Franklin Square [Theatre] "Week of 6 ... Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and co. ... business fair."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan 18, 1908 p. 18 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0951.pdf
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NYC Tony Pastor's [Theatre] Jan 13-18, 1908
At the Vaudeville and Continuous.
"Headliners at the vaudeville houses next week [Jan. 13 - 18] include the following:- ...
Tony Pastor's-Pat Touhey...."
New York Evening Telegram Jan. 11, 1908 p. 7 column 4
New York NY Evening Telegram 1908 Jan -Mar Grayscale - 0179.pdf
New Acts Next Week Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company, Pastor's.
Variety Jan. 11, 1908 p. 12 column 1
Variety 1908 - 0559.pdf
'Tony Pastor presents this week Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and company in an Irish comedy sketch, "The Birthday Party:"....'
New York Sun Jan. 12, 1908 p. 6 column 6
New York NY Sun 1908 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 0190.pdf
"This Week's Attractions. Pastor's [Theatre].-Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and company...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan 18, 1908 p. 14 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0947.pdf
also p. 15, column 2 this issue: "Pastor's, N.Y., [Jan.] 13-18."
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0948.pdf

Pastor's Chas. H. Burke Pat Touhey & Co. C.H. Burke, Pat. Touhey, Harriette Carter, May Touhey and Wilbur Browning in "The Birthday Party"
ad for this show:
New York Herald Jan. 12, 1908 third section p. 19 column 5 ad+
New York NY Herald 1908 - 0321.pdf
another, with less info:
New York Herald Jan. 17, 1908 p. 17 column 7
New York NY Herald 1908 - 0471.pdf

New Acts of the Week
review of "The Birthday Party" Pastor's Theatre, NYC

Chas.H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company (2).
"The Birthday Party" (Comedy).
25 Mins.; Full Stage.
Pastor's.
"The Birthday Party" allows of Chas. H. Burke giving a quantity of talk and business he has shown at different times with other partners. Most of the material was last seen on the Madison Square Roof last summer where he was principal comedian. There is little to the sketch itself, the act dwindling to a conversation between Pat Touhey and Burke, both first rate Irishmen of a widely different type. The talk is for the most part bright, but it is the manner in which the material is handled that brings the laughs. Mr. Touhey adds to the atmosphere through his first class playing of the Irish bagpipes. May Touhey and Marriette Carver are also in the act, but neither has anything of importance to do. The former dances an Irish reel nicely, while the latter has but to look well, which she does. The sketch was a big hit at Pastor's. Several minutes could be cut with profit. Dash.
Variety Jan. 18, 1908 p. 11 column 2
Variety 1908 - 0594.pdf

A Glance at Acts New to the Metropolis by Hank[?]
Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company.
"The Birthday Party," as played by Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey and company, at Pastor's last week, was a genuine laugh winner, with some good lines, humourous situations, and a bit of homely sentiment that struck right home. This is a capital little act, with a great deal of its success resting upon the interpretation it received.
Chas. H. Burke, well known as an Irish comedian who has few equals, was droll as the son of Erin whose daughter gives a birthday party while he receives his old friend, Pat Casey, in another room of the house. Pat tells Barney (Mr. Burke) of a number of his thrilling experiences, then Pat's daughter enters, and after a little bagpipe playing Pat is left alone, the curtain descending as he bemoans the fact that all his friends say "good-night" just when he seems to need them most.
Pat Touhey is a capital Irish comedian, and he and Mr. Burke did some work that was really fine in character drawing. A number of humorous lines kept the audience interested and amused, and the act scored a genuine success. Harriette Carter and May Touhey, as the daughters, gave good aid. The sketch ran about twenty-two minutes, on the full stage.
New York Clipper Jan. 25, 1908 p. 1337 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1907-1908 - 1366.pdf

Two Old Favorites Score.
When two comedians of the caliber of Charles H. Burke and Pat Touhey come together in a sketch it is safe to say that good hearty laughs will result, therefore the admirers of these two men were not disappointed when they went to see them at Pastor's in a new skit called The Birthday Party. Mr. Burke plays a wealthy contractor with a pretty daughter, who is celebrating her birthday, and Mr. Touhey is an old chum with a fancy for the bagpipes, who drops in during the evening to have a chat. The two men exchange repartee, and the result is a quarter of an hour of genuine fun. Mr. Burke has turned over a new leaf, or, rather, two new leaves, for in his make-up and acting he has toned down to an astonishing degree. The result is a performance that is entirely praiseworthy, and at the finish he held the audience with a few lines of semi pathos, admirably delivered. Mr. Touhey, both as a dialectician and bag-piper, filled the bill splendedly. May Touhey danced an Irish reel very neatly, and Harriette Carter was acceptable in the small part of the contractor's daughter. Mr. Burke's "trade-mark," the bench that tips up unexpectedly, was used with the usual amusing results.
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan 25, 1908, p. 13 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0970.pdf
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Boston, MA Majestic Theatre Jan. 19, 1908
All Star Concert Tonight Benefit No. End Dispensary
'Extra Feature Chas. Burke-Touhy Pat. and Company in "The Birthday Party" '
Boston Herald Jan. 19, 1908 p. 15 column 5
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same page, column 1 Globe [Theatre] [Jan. 19!] Tonight Grand Concert Benefit Kingston Dispensary. 'Tonight's Big All-Feature Bill Chas. Burke-Touhy Pat. and Company in "The Birthday Party" ' In this ad they have top billing.
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Springfield, MA Nelson Theater Jan. 20-25, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates
"Burke, Chas. H., and Pat Touhey--Nelson, Springfield, Mass., [Jan.] 20-25."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 25, 1908 p. 15 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0972.pdf

This gig was cancelled. see Variety Jan 25, 1908 p. 10 column 4, below

ad for Nelson Theater Burke & Touhey to play. also comment in ad "Why Did the Vaudeville Trust offer William Morris $300,000 To Quit Vaudeville?"
On the same page, columns 1, 2: 'Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and company is a team which has been in vaudeville since the old days of Tony Pastor supremacy, and in their sketch "The Birthday Party," they portray the old-time Irish characters of the period when Harlem was all shanties and goats."
Springfield Sunday Republican Jan. 19, 1908 p. 16 column 5 ad+
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"Cancels Morris For United.
Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company, who were to have appeared at the Nelson Theatre, Springfield, Mass., this week, failed to play.
It is said that a contract for fourteen weeks issued by the United Offices was the persuader which induced the act to break its Morris agreement.
The case was laid before R. C. Mudge, president of the White Rats. The outcome has not been made public. Mr. Burke is a White Rat; Touhey is not.
Archie Boyd and Company were secured to replace the cancelled act."
Variety Jan 25, 1908 p. 10 column 4
Variety 1908 - 0629.pdf
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Fall River, MA Sheedy's Theatre Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 1908
'... Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company, "The Birthday Party," excellent....'
Variety Feb. 1, 1908 p. 29 column 1
Variety 1908 - 0686.pdf
Other references to this show:
New York Clipper Feb. 1, 1908 p. 1376 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1907-1908 - 1405.pdf
Fall River, Mass. Sheedy's [Theatre] "A strong bill was offered week [Jan] 27-1, headed by Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and co. in The Birthday Party ... to the usual large attendance."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb 8, 1908 p. 18 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1027.pdf
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Waterbury, CT Jacques [Theatre] Feb. 3-8, 1908
"... Charles Burke and Pat Tohey in The Birthday Party ... [Feb.] 3-8 are pleasing large audiences."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb 15, 1908 p. 17 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1050.pdf
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Lawrence, MA Colonial [Theatre] Feb. 17-22, 1908
"... Chas H. Burke and Pat Touhey, good...."
Variety Feb. 22,1908 p. 29 column 4
Variety 1908 - 0798.pdf
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Scranton, PA Poli's [Theatre] Feb. 24-29, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates
Burke and Touhey-Poli's [Theatre], Scranton, Pa., [Feb.] 24-29.
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb 29, 1908 p. 16 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1099.pdf
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NYC The Gotham [Theatre] March 1, 1908
"Burke, Touhey & Co."
New York Sun March 1, 1908 p. 7 column 4 ad+
New York NY Sun 1908 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 0923.pdf
"Rivalry in the Gotham This afternoon and this evening Burke Touhey and his company head the card for the concerts in the Gotham Theatre. Another company, Charlotte Parry's, will play in rivalry with the Touhey outfit, and a long list of performers leads up to the Gothamscope...."
New York Press March 1, 1908 p. 5 column 3
New York NY Press 1908 - 0818.pdf
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New Haven, CT Poli's Theatre March 2-7?, 1908
'... Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company offered "The Birthday Party," which lacked spirit.'
Variety March 7,1908 p. 33 column 2
Variety 1908 - 0877.pdf
another notice of this bill, which included Will Rogers:
New York Clipper March 7, 1908 p. 84 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 0127.pdf
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Letters [letter forwarding service?]
"Touhey, Mrs. P."
Variety March 21,1908 p. 25 column 4
Variety 1908 - 0951.pdf
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Lowell, MA Hathaway's [Theatre] March 23-28, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates
Burke and Touhey-Hathaway's, Lowell, Mass., [March] 23-28.
New York Dramatic Mirror March 28, 1908 p. 15 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1194.pdf
also:
Lowell, Mass. Hathaway [Theatre] "... Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and co. and pictures of Burns-Moir fight [March] 23-28; good, to capacity."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 4, 1908 p. 18 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1221.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Poli's [Theatre] March 30-April 4, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates.
"Burke and Touhey-Poli's, Bridgeport, Conn., [March] 30-April 4."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 4, 1908 p. 15 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1218.pdf
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Springfield, MA Poli's [Theatre] April 6-11, 1908
'... Chas. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company made a hit ... [in "The Birthday Party"]'
Variety April 11, 1908 p. 35 column 4
Variety 1908 - 1085.pdf
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Paterson, NJ Empire [Theatre] April 20-25, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates
"Burke and Touhey-Empire [Theatre], Paterson, N. J., [Apr.] 20-25."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 25, 1908 p. 19 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1294.pdf
Announcement for this show says Empire Theatre, Hoboken.
Jersey City Evening Journal April 28, 1908 p. 5 column 2
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Another announcement this show:
Billboard May 2, 1908 p. 10 column 2
Billboard 1908 - 2189.pdf
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Hoboken, NJ Empire Theatre April 27-May 2, 1908
Paterson, NJ Notes.
"... Charles H. Burke and Henrietta Carter, members of the Burke, Tuohey Co., playing the Empire, this city, were married by Justice of the Peace Keys, [April?] 22...."
Hoboken, NJ Empire Theatre Week of April 27 "... Chas. H Burke, Pat Touhey and company...."
New York Clipper May 2, 1908 p. 294 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 0337.pdf
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Trenton, NJ Trent [Theatre] May 4-9, 1908
Additional Routes
"Burke & Touhey (Trent): Trenton, N. J. [May] 4-9."
Billboard May 9, 1908 p. 48 column 2
Billboard 1908 - 2293.pdf
Announcements this show:
Presenting "The Birthday Party"
Trenton Evening Times May 2, 1908 p. 11 column 7
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"Good houses were pleased because the co. was good: ... Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and co. in The Birthday Party...."
New York Dramatic Mirror May 16, 1908 p. 13 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1362.pdf
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Syracuse, NY "Grand-Keith's Vaudeville" [Theatre] May 11-16, 1908
"Another comedy sketch will be presented by the Burk-Touhey company. The piece is embellished with music and singing and is replete with genuine Celtic with and humor. It is believe that it will win its way to the hears of all who enjoy comedy and humor of its attractive character."
From the ad: "Burke, Touhey Co. A Pleasing Celtic Comedy"
Syracuse Herald May 10, 1908 p. 15 picture column 1, announcement column 4, ad+ column 6
Syracuse NY Herald 1908 - 2324.pdf
Another source for this page:
http://newspaperarchive.com/syracuse-herald/1908-05-10/page-15

Keith's Vaudeville. "Another sketch which made a decided impression...."
Syracuse Herald May 12, 1908 p. 4 column 7
Syracuse NY Herald 1908 - 2364.pdf

In the Spotlight News and Gossip of the Stage Grand [Theatre] Keith Vaudeville Laughter Goes With This. 'These two acts would hold up many a bill, but this week's arrangement has other pins to stand on. Burke and Touhey, with graceful May Touhey and another young woman, bring their new sketch, "The Birthday Party," and it is gem-like in some of its Celtic qualities and expressions, especially Burke's looks when Touhey plays the bagpipe.'
Syracuse Journal May 12, 1908 p. 2 column 2
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1433.pdf
other announcements this show:
Syracuse Journal May 11, 1908 p. 5 column 1
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1420.pdf
In the Spotlight News and Gossip of the Stage
'... at the Grand this week ... and Burke and Touhey, the "ould sod" exploiters.'
Syracuse Journal May 13, 1908 p. 6 column 2
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1447.pdf
ad+ this show column 4, announcements columns 2, 3
Syracuse Journal May 9, 1908 p. 6
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1409.pdf

Fine Celtic Comedy.
Keith's Grand Theatre Charles H. Burke Pat Touhey May Touhey Harriette Carter "The Birthday Party"
Syracuse Journal May 14, 1908 p. 6 column 1
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1461.pdf
Other references to this show:
New York Dramatic Mirror May 16, 1908 p. 18, column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1367.pdf
"... Burke, Touhey and co. ... to good sized houses [May] 11-16."
New York Dramatic Mirror May 23, 1908 p. 14 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 1389.pdf

Keith's Grand Theatre Burke Touhey Co.
Syracuse Journal May 14, 1908 p. 6 column 6 ad+
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1461.pdf
Syracuse Journal May 13, 1908 p. 9 column 7
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1908 - 1450.pdf
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Auburn, NY Burtis Opera House May 18-23, 1908
In the Playhouses. Burtis Opera House.
[third on bill] "Charles H. Burke and Pat Touhey are big favorites in all the larger cities where vaudeville has flourished longer than it has in Auburn. They captured Auburn at once and with the assistance of Henrietta Carter, May Touhey and Wilbur Browning give a most interesting sketch, The Birthday Party, in which Celtic wit, the music of the bagpipes and dancing predominate. They have an act that may be seen not once but many times and be thoroughtly enjoyed."
Auburn Citizen May 19, 1908 p. 5 column 5
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1908 - 3057.PDF

Wilbur Browning described as a "dialect singing comedian" in the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, Dec. 9, 1914 p. 7 column 7
Poughkeepsie NY Daily Eagle 1915 - 0220.pdf

Other announcements:
'The extra added attraction will be the Burke-Touhey Company of four. This act is the feature at the Grand, Syracuse, this week, and the hit of the bill. The following from the Post-Standard of May 12: "Good Irish character work and Celtic wit, coupled with songs, dances and bagpipe music are features of this entertaining act." '
Auburn Citizen May 16, 1908 p. 7 column 5
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1908 - 3037.PDF
"... Burke, Touhey and Company in a comedy sketch which was the hit of the bill at the Grand in Syracuse last week...."
Auburn Citizen May 18, 1908 p. 5 column 5
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1908 - 3047.PDF
Auburn Citizen May 22, 1908 p. 5 column 4
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1908 - 3089.PDF
ads for this show:
Auburn Semi-Weekly Journal May 19, 1908 p.8 column 7 ad+
Newspaper Auburn NY Semi-Weekly Journal 1907 - 1908 - 1146.PDF
Auburn Semi-Weekly Journal May 22, 1908 p.8 column 7
Newspaper Auburn NY Semi-Weekly Journal 1907 - 1908 - 1154.PDF
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Buffalo, NY Shea's Theatre May 25-30, 1908
Shea's Theatre 'Charles H. Burke and pat Touhey and a clever company are making their first appearance here in the one-act comedy "The Birthday Party." This sketch is a laughing hit and the two comedians are howlingly funny and provided with material warranted to keep the audience in one long laugh from start to finish.'
Buffalo Courier May 24, 1908 p. 41 column 1
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1879.pdf
also:
"... Mr. Touhey's Irish airs on the Irish bagpipes made a great hit."
Buffalo Courier May 26, 1908 p. 7 column 4
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1905.pdf
Routes Ahead Performers' Dates Shea's [May] 25-30
Billboard May 30, 1908 p. 34 column 2
Billboard 1908 - 2473.pdf

Shea's [Theatre, Buffalo] The House of Vaudeville Week of May 26 'Chas. H. Burke, Pat Touhey & Co. In the Screaming Comedy, "The Birthday Party." '
Buffalo Courier May 24, 1908 p. 41 column 6 ad+
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1879.pdf
other ads:
Buffalo Courier May 26, 1908 p. 4 column 7
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1902.pdf
Buffalo Courier May 27, 1908 p. 4 column 6
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1912.pdf
Other mentions of this show:
Buffalo Courier May 26, 1908 p. 7 column 4
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1905.pdf
Buffalo Courier May 28, 1908 p. 6 column 5
Buffalo Ny Courier 1908 - 1927.pdf
Shea's Theatre [Buffalo] '... this week. ... Chas. Burke and Pat Touhey have a screaming farce in "The Birthday Party"....'
Tonawanda The Evening News May 27, 1908 p. 9 column 6
North Tonawanda NY Evening News 1907 Nov-Dec 1908 Grayscale - 1167.pdf
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Detroit, MI Temple [Theatre] June 15-20, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates.
Burke and Touhey-Temple [Theatre], Detroit [June] 15-20.
New York Dramatic Mirror June 20, 1908 p. 16 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0071.pdf
Other announcements of this bill:
Variety June 13, 1908 p. 17 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1416.pdf
New York Clipper June 20, 1908 p. 474 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 0519.pdf
New York Dramatic Mirror June 27, 1908 p. 10 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0087.pdf
Routes Ahead Performers' Dates
Burke, Touhey & Co. (Temple): Detroit, Mich., [June] 15-20.
Billboard June 13, 1908 p. 34 column 2
Billboard 1909 - 0113.pdf
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Jamestown, NY Celeron [Theatre] June 1-6, 1908
'Burke, Touhey and Co., in "The Birthday Party," full of comedy....'
Variety June 6, 1908 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1381.pdf
also:
Jamestown, NY Celoron [Theatre] Burke-Touhey and co. ... [June] 1-6....
New York Dramatic Mirror June 27, 1908 p. 12 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0089.pdf
Billboard June 13, 1908 p. 42 column 2
Billboard 1909 - 0121.pdf
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Toledo, OH Farm [Theatre] June 8-13, 1908
Variety Artists' Routes for Week June 8
Burke, Touhey & Co., Farm [Theatre], Toledo.
Variety June 6, 1908 p. 18 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1368.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week June 22
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, [Bronx] N. Y."
Variety June 20, 1908 p. 18 column 4
Variety 1908 - 1453.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week June 29
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, N. Y."
Variety June 27, 1908 p. 16 column 3
Variety 1908 - 1487.pdf
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Mattapan, MA Rugby Park July 4, 1908
Kerrymen's "Pattern."
"Arrangements have been completed for the second annual field day and Irish pattern, or fair, of the Kerrymen's Association, which is to be held on Saturday from 10 A. M. to 10 P. M. at Rugby Park, Oakland street, Mattapan. A long list of games has been arranged, together with a lengthy programme of Irish music, dancing and singing.
"In the evening will be held the first Irish country dance ever attempted in America. Music will be furnished by 25 pipers and fiddlers, under the direction of Prof. Jeremiah J. Foley, Irish dancing master, and Patrick Toohey, Irish piper, of New York."
Boston [MA] Herald July 2, 1908 p. 9 column 3
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week July 6
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, N. Y."
Variety July 4, 1908 p. 17 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1520.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week July 13
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, N. Y."
Variety July 11, 1908 p. 20 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1555.pdf
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Holidays of the Players. Where the Actor Folk are Sojourning During the Summer Interval.
'Charles Young writes from Mount Clemens, Mich., under date of July 11: "... Charles Burke, of Burke-Tohey and Company, was here for a few days, but met with quite an accident in having his nose broken by a fall, and this made his stay very short...." '
New York Dramatic Mirror July 18, 1908 p. 6 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0155.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week July 27
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, N. Y."
Variety July 25, 1908 p. 18 column 1
Variety 1908 - 1625.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week August 3
"Burke-Touhey & Co., 1388 Bristow, [Bronx] N. Y."
Variety Aug. 1, 1908 p. 17 column 3
Variety 1908 - 1656.pdf
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Patrick and Mary Touhey buy house and lot in East Haddam, Conn., August 13, 1908. According to advertisements and directory listings, this becomes their permanent address until they sell it August 21, 1919 and move to Freeport, Long Island, which see below.
The house is at 4 Bonfoey Road, East Haddam, Property Map 26, Lot 89. The Touheys bought it from Birget Bratlie, Deed Book vol. 41, p. 463.
Their friends Fred and Anna Eckhoff also bought a house in East Haddam, March 1908. The houses are about two tenths of a mile apart.
East Haddam is a small village on the Connecticut River. A rural setting.

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Variety Artists' Routes for Week August 17
"Burke-Touhey & Co., East Haddam, Conn."
Variety Aug. 15, 1908 p. 17 column 3
Variety 1908 - 1727.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week August 24
"Burke-Touhey & Co., East Haddam, Conn."
Variety Aug. 22, 1908 p. 19 column 3
Variety 1908 - 1761.pdf
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Toronto, ON Shea's [Theatre] Aug. 31-Sep. 5, 1908
Vaudeville Performers' Dates.
Burke and Touhey-Shea's, Toronto, Can., [Aug.] 31-5.
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 5, 1908 p. 19 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0306.pdf
also:
Variety Sep. 5, 1908 p. 38 column 4
Variety 1908 - 1852.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week Sept. 7
"Burke-Touhey & Co., East Haddam, Conn."
Variety Sep. 5, 1908 p. 19 column 3
Variety 1908 - 1833.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for Week Sept. 14
"Burke-Touhey & Co., East Haddam, Conn."
Variety Sep. 12, 1908 p. 19 column 2
Variety 1908 - 1875.pdf
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Atlantic City, NJ Young's Pier Oct. 12-17?, 1908
'... Burke, Touhey and Co., in "The Birthday Party," well received....'
Variety Oct. 17, 1908 p. 23 column 4
Variety 1908 - 2071.pdf
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Union Hill [now Union City], NJ Hudson Theatre Nov. 23-28, 1908
'Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and Company will present a sketch called "His Birthday Party"....'
Jersey City, N. J. Evening Journal Nov. 21, 1908 p. 8 column 7
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Brooklyn, NY Star Theater Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 1908
Burlesques. 'The Broadway Celebrities are at the Star Theater this week. The headliners in the olio of this show were Charles Burke and Pat Touhey in "The Birthday Party." They are assisted by two young women singers and clog dancers.'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 1, 1908 p. 4 column 4
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 8978.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Gayety [Theatre] Dec. 7-12, 1908
Amusements-Brooklyn Gayety [Theatre] Matinees Daily Smoking Concerts
The Broadway Celebrities
Extra! Burke & Touhey
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 11, 1908 p. 5 column 6 ad+
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9247.pdf
Announcement this show:
Burlesques. 'In the olio, aside from Charles Burke and Pat Toughey, in "The Birthday Party," the biggest hit of the show was scored by Alice Jordan....'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 8, 1908 p. 5 column 3
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9189.pdf
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Chicago, IL Star and Garter Dec. 21-26, 1908
Burke-Touhey & Co. "A Birthday Party"
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec. 26, 1908 p. 9 ad+
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com
Announcement this show:
Correspondence Chicago By Frank Wiesberg
Star and Garter [in the] olio [listed last] 'Chas. Burke, Pat Touhey and Co., added, offered "The Birthday Party." It is reminiscent of the skit used by the Burke Bros. a number of years ago, and considerably revised.'
Variety Dec. 26, 1908 p. 21 column 2
Variety 1908 - 2531.pdf
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Dayton, OH Lyric [Theatre] Dec. 28, 1908-Jan. 2, 1909
"... Burke-Touhey and co. ...." week [Dec.] 28
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 9, 1909 p. 16 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0770.pdf
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