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William O'Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh|
William O'Shaughnessy born in Ireland circa 1864 immigrated to the USA circa 1887. He married Mary Walsh, born Ballinrobe, Ireland in 1865 the daughter of John Walsh and Fanny Feeny.
Several of Mary Walshes' siblings also immigrated to New York. See Walshes in New York City
William O'Shaughnessy (circa 1864-1932) and Mary Walsh (1865-1928)
Birth: circa 1864, Ireland, father John O'Shaughnessy* mother Mary Healy* (*From death record)
Note: Death record are notoriously unreliable for birth informant.Immigration: Unknown, circa 1887 (Per death record).
Marriage: William O'Shaughnessy, circa 1890 and place unknown (presumably NYC) - not listed in Grooms Index for New York City marriages - Catholic Church marriage vastly underreported.
Naturalization of William O'Shaughnessy:
Did not find.
Emigrant's Saving Bank:
Indexes only for William O'Shaughnessy. Information too vague to be sure it is the right William O'Shaughnessy.
1900 Census: W. 53rd Street, Manhattan: William, head, born Aug 1865, Ireland, naturalized, married 10 years, immigrated 1889, Na, laborer, Mary, wife, born June 1871, 4 children 3 still living, Ireland, immigrated 1889 John born June 1891 Nellie, born November 1894 William born November 1896
Notes on the 1900 census: Mary's age is off about 6 years, this is not uncommon. Instead of the son, Harold, as listed by Agnes Walsh Lahiff, there is a son named, John.
East 19th Street Manhattan, "Shanyssy, William, age (can't read) married 19 years, laborer plastering, born Ireland, 5 children 4 living, immigrated 1875, Mary, wife, age 39, immigrated 1888, John son age 18, clerk, store, Nellie daughter age 16, William Jr age 12, Florence, age 6, O Shean, Catherine, niece, age 18 born New York, sales lady department store.
Move to Brooklyn: Sometime between the 1910 census and 1915 the family moved to Brooklyn.
1920 Census: 352 54th street, Brooklyn, O'Shaughnessy, William, head, Ireland, laborer, age 56 naturalized, Mary wife, age 49, William son age 22, clerk broker, Florence daughter age 15
Notes on the 1920 Census: Again there are some minor problems with this census but this is surely the right family. They ended up in Brooklyn. Mary died at 55th Street in Brooklyn in 1928. William and William have the right ages. Mary is off again.
Death of Mary Walsh O'Shaughnessy 1928: Mary Agnes O'Shaughnessy, 442 55th Street, Brooklyn, married, date of birth, October 11, 1869, Ireland, in US 42 years, father John Walsh, born Ireland, mother, Frances McDonald, born Ireland, died March 26, 1928 about 6 A. M.. sick from October 1, 1927 chronic myocarditis, duration of 5 months and 26 days. Buried Calvary Cemetery, March 29, 1928 (Manhattan Death Certificate #6869, 1928)
Notes on the Death of Mary Walsh O'Shaughnessy: Despite the incorrect date of birth and mother's maiden name, this is the correct death record Fanny Feeney was frequently listed by her children as Fanny or Frances McDonald. 442 55th Street is just east of 4th Ave.
Death of William O'Shaughnessy 1932: William O'Shaughnessy, Brooklyn, Caldonia Hospital, widower, age 69, retired, born Ireland, in US 45 years, father, John O'Shaughnessy, born Ireland, mother Mary Healy, born Ireland, address 249 Highland Ave, Brooklyn, cause of death, chronic mocarditis, chronic nepremia (?), uremia, died April 12, 1932 at 5:30 A. M. buried Calvery Cemetery April 15, 1932. (Brooklyn Death Certificate #8532, 1932)
1947: March 11, Brooklyn Eagle, "Father O'Shaughnessy to Return to Philippines." The Rev. Martin J O"Shaughnessy who had been a missionary for 18 years in the Philippines and a prisoner of war of the Japanese for over 3 years, was given a farewell reception at the home of his relatives Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matthews. He was due to sail for the Philippines March 28th from Los Angeles. Born in New York City, a graduate of Fordham University, he had built St. Rita's church and school at Balingasag Mindanao. The church and school were destroyed during the war. He was stationed at Ateneo de Manilla a Jesuit University when he was captured by the Japanese. He had spent several days visiting Philadelphia were he had been the prefect of St. Jsoeph's Prep school. He was honored at a dinner at Inisfada the Jesuit House of Studies in Manhassat. He was also to be honored at the hOme of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Shughnessy and at the Maryknoll Sister's Motherhouse at Maryknoll, New York. He had entered the Jesuit order at St. Andrew on the Hudson Novitiate, Poughkeepsie in 1910. He had once been on the teaching staff of St REgis High School in Manhattan. He had a brother, William B. O'Shaughnessy the retreat master ast St. Andrew's on the Hudson.
25th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G Matthews longtime Brooklyn residents at 439 68th street, was written up in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Nov 4, 1951. In celebration of the anniversary a mass was sung by the Rev. William B. O'Shaughnessy S. J. retreat master at St. Andrews on the Hudson Novitiate, Poughkeepsie.
Image courtesy of Kevin Brocker, November 2010|
Image courtesy of Kevin Brocker, November 2010|
William Francis Brocker and Joseph Brocker
Julia O'Shaughnessy Herbert
Birth: Circa 1870, Ireland father John mother BridgetO'Shaughnessy Grave, Calvery Cemetery
I wrote for the grave records of Julia Walsh. I actually was hoping to find her sister, Ellen, buried with her. Instead I found the following burials.Agnes Walsh Lahiff notes on Mary Walsh O'Shaughnessy
"Brought up 2 boys when her husband's brother's wife and he died.Martin and William O'Shaughnessy, Raised by Mary Walsh
Maria LaHiff's notes say that Mary Walsh raised the sons of her husband's brother. The "boys" were Martin and William O'Shaughnessy who became Jesuit priests.
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