|Bridget (Delia) Langan and James Crowley |
Born November 9, 1879 Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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Birth 1879 Ballinrobe Co. Mayo Ireland - death 1964
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Bridget Langan was born on November 9, 1879 at Glebe Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland to Mathias Langan, labourer, and Nappy Langan, formerly, Byrne.
Bridget Langan was baptized on November 19, 1879 in Ballinrobe parish, the daughter of Mathias and Penelopa Langan. The sponsors were Pat Langan and Bridget Feerick.
Pat Langan was Mathias' brother. Bridget Feerick was Mathias' sister.
Later records almost always show Bridget listed as Delia or some variation thereof. Delia was a common Irish nickname for Bridget.
Bridget Langan immigrated to New York City with her parents, Mathias and Penelope Langan, and her brother, James Langan on April 1, 1892 on the Germanic through Ellis Island. The Ellis Islnd web site lists her under the surname "Sangan".
Marriage 1901 to James Crowley (1873 cork Ireland -1942 Little Neck L. I.)
"Delea" Langan married James Crowley of New London on October 13, 1901. Witnesses were; John Buckley and Margaret Casey. James was listed as 29 years old, born in Ireland. Delia was listed as 22 years old, born in Ireland, daughter of Matthew Langan and Mary Byrne. Her address was 406 East 24th Street. The marriage was performed by Samuel A Ludlow. His address is listed as 239 E. 21 Street. This is the address of the rectory of the Epiphany Roman Catholic Church. The original chruch was torn down. The church that now stands on the spot is a modern construction at 239 East 21st Street.
James S Crowley was born in County Cork circa 1872.
James Crowley was discharged from the Army at Ft. Trumbull, New London, Connecticut in 1899.
Delia's husband James S. Crowley was naturalized in the supreme court of New York City September 3, 1902, address 422 East 72st NYC occupation, nurse, date of arrival May 1891, born County Cork. Ireland, witness Patrick Harris Court attendent, renounced King of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Delia would have become naturalized by benefit of her husband's naturalization.
Notes from Agnes Walsh Lahiff (daughter of Joseph and Maggie Langan)
Dehlia to Jim Crowley (English)
Walter, Jack*, Mildred (Mill)*, Mary (May)
Delia lived to over 80 (widowed)
My notes: *James - ** ??? - The children were Walter (1903), James (1905), Florence (1908 died 1911), Mae (1910) and possibly Alice. Mae was the only one to marry. She had one daughter Claire (1936).
1899: Spanish American Was Military Records James S Crowley Birth abt 1873 Cork, Ireland Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1899 for 3 years, Enlistment Place: New York City, residence New Brighton, NY, Enlistment Age: 26 Military Branch or Type: Army Company: Hosp Corps Regiment: USA Military Rank: Private, discharged August 10, 1902, Ft Trumbull Conn., occupation, nurse, 5 feet 8 inches, character "very good", eyes Blue 10, hair, lt brown.
108 Prospect Street Queens, James Crowley, age 36 married 8 years, policeman, Delia wife age 27, 3 children 3 still living, Walter H, son, age 6, James _ age 4, Florence daughter age 2, can't read immigration dates
WWI Draft Registrations
James Stanislaus Crowley, 3 Laurel Hill Blvd, Winfield, Queens, age 44, born December 30, 1873, no place listed, naturalized citizen, police department, City of New York, 112 --- Bway Elmhurst Queens, wife Delia Crowly, 3 Laurel Hill etc. tall, medium build, blue eyes light chestnut hair.
Sinclaire Ave Queens
Children all born NY
Patrolman James S. Crowley attached to Manhattan headquarters lost a bronze metal that had been presented to him when he served in the US Army during the Boxer Rebellion in China. He lost the medal while participating in a parade on Decoration Day. Patrolman Crowley spent two and a half years in China and also saw service in the Philippines.
45th ave., Winfield L. I., Queens, James S Crowley 51, policeman, naturalized Sept 3, 1900 Sup Ct NY, Delia M Crowley 43, Walter H Crowley 22, bookkeeper, James S Crowley 19, bookkeeper, May Crowley 14
"Miss Mae Crowley of 74-03 Forty-fifth avenue, Elmhurst, daughter of Patrolman James S. Crowley of the Fourth Deputy Police Commissioner's office, Manhattan, has left for a two weeks' tour and plans to visit Buffalo, Lake George and Montreal, Canada. Miss Crowley will return via Calicoon, N. Y."
On 42nd Avenue in Queens
42nd ave Queens, own $7,000, Jmes Crowley 68, retired, Delia Crowley 50 Walter Crowley 33, policeman, NYC PD, Jnes Crowley 32, printer, Mary Crowley 27, Claire Bowcock 3, granddaughter,
Note: Claire A Bowcock Birth Date: 9 Aug 1936 Address: 25020 42nd Ave, Flushing, NY, 11363-1715
Death of James S. Crowley, 1942
Info from death cert: James S Crowley Little Neck Queens 250 - 20 42nd Avenue at this address 14 years, in NYC 50 years, wife, Delia, age 66, retired policeman, City of New York, born Cork Ireland, US citizen, father Florence D Crowley, born Ireland mother Catherine Wall born Ireland informant Delia Crowley wife, died December 24, 1942 8:30 chronic myorcarditis arterioscleroses buried Calvary December 28, 1942.
Obits in several papers: James S Crowley age 66 of 250-20 42nd Ave. Little Neck - retired patrolman and Army veteran of the Spanish American War (W. S. Overton Camp no. 29 [?]) and the Boxer Rebellion in China - Born county Cork and came to the US in 1892. He joined the police department in 1899 and retired in 1932. Served in Manhattan and Queens. He was survived by his widow, two sons, James (in the US Army) and Walter (in the US Navy) and two daughters, Mrs May (Mae) Bowcock and Alice Crowley. Brother Dr. Dan Crowley. Died after a short illness.
James S Crowley Birth Year: abt 1876 Age: 66 Death Date: 24 Dec 1942 Death Place: Queens, New York, USA Certificate Number: 9347
Note: Other records indicate that James Crowley was born circa 1873 which would have made him closer to 69.
The Spanish American War was a conflict between Spain and the United States which followed the sinking of the American Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898. History.com
The Boxer Rebellion of 1900 - 1901 in Beijing (Peking), China was subdued by an internation forces that included Americans. History.com
Death of Delia Langan Crowley
CROWLEY - Delia, on March 2, 1964, of Little Neck, L. 1., mother of Walter H. and James Crowley, Mrs. M. Bowcock, grandmother of Claire Bowcock. Funeral from the Doyle 8. Shaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Little Neck Pkwy., at Northern Blvd.; Little Neck, on Thursday, 9:15 A.M. Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Anastasia's R.C. Church at 9:45 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. (New York Times)
250 20 42nd street Little Neck
BUILDING FACTS 1 unit 2 stories Built in 1925 Building Class A1 District Community District 411City Council District 19 Police Precinct 111 Owned by: CLAIRE BOWCOCK
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