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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 1917 (when William registered with the draft) 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: 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: 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)
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 Bridget
Immigration: circa 1885
Marriage: Not listed Brides index
Death: Julia Herbert June 8, 1903, age 33 years, married, born Ireland in US 18 years, father John O'Shaughnessy born Ireland mother Bridget O'Shaughnessy born Ireland hard to read, ruptured uterus, full term, buried in Calvary, same grave as Martin O'Shaughnessy and Julia Walsh.
O'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.
"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.
Joan Donavan, a Walsh descendant* lent me a mass card from the ordination of Martin O'Shaughnessy S. J. 1924.
The mass card and some internet research indicate that Martin and William O'Shaughnessy were the sons of Martin and Julia O'Shaughnessy. Martin O'Shaughnessy, in turn, appears to be the son of Peter O'Shaughnessy. I am at a lose as to how they were related to William O"Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh. William O'Shaughnessy appears to be the son of John O'Shaughnessy and his wife, Mary. Even if the names of William's parents are in error there does not seem to be a close relationship between William O'Shaughnessy and the two "boys" he raised.
Working backwards from the known records for the priests Martin and William shows the following connections.
Peter O'Shaughnessy, Julia ______ and Catherine Klyns (Clines)
Birth of Peter O'Shaughnessy: Circa 1820 Ireland
Marriage: Julia per 1850 immigration and death of his son Martin (1895)) Catherine per 1860 and later censuses.
1870 Census: Not listed
1900 Census: Not listed
1891-92: No listing for Martin O'Shaughnessy painter.
1894 Directory: Martin O'Shaughnessy painter 309 E 76th street
1895 New York directory: Martin J O'Shaughnessy, painter, h 309 E 70th
1896 New York directory: Martin O'Shaughnessy, painter, h 213 E 80th Note: The listings were probably paid for a year in advance. He died in 1895.
Death of Martin O'Shaughnessy: 1895, Manhattan death certificate #18347, Died May 23 about 6:00 AM, chronic diffuse nephritis, convulsions, (can't read reat), buried Calvery May 26, 1895, age 48, married, painter, born Ireland in US 45 years, father, Peter, mother, Julia, address 213 E 80th Street Apartment.
Death of "Julia" O'Shaughnessy: No listing in NYC index. Perhaps her name was not Julia.
Death of Julia O'Shaughnessy: Peter's was listed with "Julia" at the time of immigration in 1850. Julia was listed as the mother of Martin at his death in 1895.
Remarriage of Peter O'Shaughenssy: Catherine Klynes (based on later censuses)
Children of Peter O'Shaughnessy by second marriage:
Immigration of Peter, : Ship: Robert Parker, arriving form Liverpool to Philadelphia on 17 May 1850:
Peter O'Shaughnessy, age 30, baker
1860 Census 14th Ward Manhattan: Peter O'Shaughnessy, Mart (?) baker, born Ireland, age 35, Catherine, age 27, Martin J, age 14, Mary, age 3, Julia, age 1, and Michael Clines, age 24, baker
Immigrant Savings Bank: Peter O'Shaughnessy (born 1820) or his wife Catherine O'Shaughnessy (born 1830) Clinton Street Baker, born Co Galway immigrated 1850, pr R Parker Catherine immigrated 1850 on the "Fingul", nee "Clines"
1870 Census: Town of Southfields, Richmond, Staten Island, O'Shaughnessy Peter, 55, maker value of real estate 3000 born Ireland, Catherine 38, Mary 13, Julia 11, Peter 9, John 6, Michael 3, James 7 1/2 Klyns, Julius age 67 Ireland, Michael Klyns, age 40 baker born Ireland
1880 Census: Town of Southfield, Richmond Co. Staten Island, Peter O'Shaughnessy, age 60, baker, Catherine, wife age 50 keeping house, Julia age 21 daughter, Peter son age 19, John son age 15, Michael son age 13, James son age 14, Catherine daughter age 9. Peter and Catherine born ireland. Children all born NY
Death of Peter:
1900 Census Richmond: St Mary's Avenue, C O'Shaughnessy, head widow, born Aril 1830, age 70, 10 children 5 living, immigrated 1850, grocery, Julia daughter born Mar 1859, age 44, single, grocery clerk, John son born April 1864, age 36, single, baker, James son born October 1869 age 30 single, day laborer. C born Ireland, children all born NY.
Death of Catherine:
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