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William Heffernan★ (c 1860-) and Elizabeth Slavin★ (c 1860-)

William Heffernan born circa 1860 Ireland married Elizabeth Slavin. They lived in Jersey City, New Jersey and were the parents of Katherine Heffernan born 1893. Katherine married Patrick J. Connolly.

Birth: William Heffernan born circa 1860 Ireland

Immigration: Unknown circa 1878 per 1900 census, 1880 per 1910 census, 1890 per 1920* census. *(Note: This is too late. They had a child in the US in 1885.)

Naturalization: Unknown.

Marriage: Elizabeth Slavin born circa 1860, Ireland - Date and place unknown

Occupation of William Heffernan: Superintendent farming 1900, superintendent real estate 1910

Addresses:

1889 City directory: William Heffernan 182 Jewett av, Foreman, Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1889

1890 City directory: William Heffernan Union n West Side av Occupation: Foreman Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1890 (Note: Near Lincoln Park)

1891 City directory: William Heffernan Union n Westside avenue foreman City: Jersey State: NJ (Note: Near Lincoln Park)

1892 City directory: William Heffernan 310 Union Residence Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Superintendent Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1892 (Note: Union near West side)

1895 City directory: William Heffernan 310 Union Occupation: Superintendent Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1895

1900 city Directory: William Heffernan 310 Union Occupation: Foreman Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1900

1901 city Directory: William Heffernan 290 Union Occupation: Manager Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1901

1902 city Directory: William Heffernan 288 Union, JC, Foreman

1906 & 1908 city directory: William Heffernan 288 Union Occupation: Superintendent Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1906

1918: William Heffernan 288 Union Occupation: Superintendent Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1918

Heffernan in the US West: Mary Louise Heffernan Driscoll repeatedly indicates she was born in the State of Washington circa 1886. The family was in New Jersey by 1887. Birth and death records on line for the state of Washington start in 1891 - too late. I cannot find anything concrete on them in either Washington or California.

Jersey City: The Heffernans were in Jersey City New Jersey by the birth of William✟ in 1887. William died in New Jersey in 1888.

Children:

William Heffernan and Elizabeth Slaven had four children who survived to adulthood, married and had families: Mary Louise born 1886 state of Washington, Michael George 1889, Jersey City, N. J., Elizabeth born 1890, Jersey City, N. J. and Catherine (Katherine) born 1893, Jersey City, N. J.

According to the 1900 census Elizabeth Slavin Heffernan had 7 children 4 of whom were still alive in 1900.

Death of William Heffernan: After 1920

Death of Elizabeth Slavin Heffernan: After 1920


Children of William Heffernan and Elizabeth Slavin

  1. Ellen Heffernan circa 1882

    Death: Ellen Heffernan, Birth Date: abt 1882, Birth Place: United States, Death Date: 2 Dec 1888, Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Death Age: 6 years, Father Birth Place: Ireland, Mother Birth Place: Ireland, FHL Film Number: 589313 (LDS)

    Buried in the same grave as William born 1887. See Holy Name Cemetery below.

  2. Mary Louise Heffernan born circa 1886 Washington state died 1951 Jersey City, married William H Driscoll (1879-1950)

    Birth:

    Circa 1886 state of Washington per censuses

    Marriage:

    William Driscoll, Born 14 Aug 1879, to Mary Hefferman, Marriage Date 16 Oct 1911, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Father's Name William Driscoll, Mother's Name Mary Reilly (LDS)

    Children of Mary Heffernan and William H Driscoll

    1. Elizabeth Driscoll born 1912 married John Charles Sherry

      Birth: Elizabeth Driscoll, Birth Date: 1 Aug 1912, Birth Place: New Jersey, Christening Date: 11 Aug 1912, Christening Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Father: William H Driscoll, Mother: Mary L Heffernan, FHL Film Number: 1468658 (LDS)

      Marriage: John Charles Sherry (born 1909) after 1940

      Children:

      1. ??

      1941: Enlistment of John C. Sherry - John C Sherry SHERRY JOHN C, Event Type Military Service, Event Date 27 Feb 1941, Event Place Newark, New Jersey, United States, Race White, Citizenship Status citizen, Birth Year 1909, Birthplace NEW JERSEY, Education Level 4 years of college, Civilian Occupation Agents and appraisers, n.e.c., Marital Status Single, without dependents, Military Rank Private, Army Branch Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA, Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men), Source Reference Civil Life, Serial Number 32061485, Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923, Box Film Number 04603.182

      1956: Dr. John C Sherry professor Pace University, NYC

      1965: Dr. John C. Sherry of Ramsey, N. J. professor of social science Pace University.

      1986: Dr John C Sherry Event Date 12 May 1986 Event Place Hackensack, New Jersey, United States Age 77 Birth Year (Estimated) 1909 Death Date about 12 May 1986, children Alice Marie Hayes, Daughter, Elizabeth Flynn, Daughter, William, Son, John C Jr, Son

      2005: Death Age 93, Elizabeth A Sherry, Birth Date 01 Aug 1912, State New York, Last Place of Residence Allendale, Bergen, New jersey Previous Residence Postal Code 07401 Event Date 04 Aug 2005

      SHERRY - Elizabeth Ann (Betty) died at the Allendale Nursing Home in New Jersey on Thursday, August 4, where she had been a patient since Saturday, July 30. She was 93. Mrs. Sherry raised four children and had three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition to living in Ramsey, NJ, for over 40 years, she also resided in Jersey City, Montclair, Washington, D.C., Paris, France, Radburn, Waldwick, and the Atrium, a part of the Allendale Community for Mature Living in New Jersey. Born on August 1, 1912 in Jersey City, Mrs. Sherry graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City and earned a B.A. in French language and literature with a minor in history from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She spent her junior year abroad and received a diploma from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. While living in France, she toured Europe and had an audience with Pope Pius XI. While living in Washington, D.C., she had tea with President Hoover. After graduating from Trinity, she attended Katharine Gibbs School in New York City and held the position of executive secretary at Macy's department store and Harper's Bazaar magazine. She also taught French language at Tisdale Elementary School in Ramsey. Once her children were raised she became active in environmental organizations such as Clean Ocean Action. She had a special interest in the restoration of the natural beauty of the Meadowlands in New Jersey. She often attended cultural events at the William Carlos Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ, and lectures at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. She also coordinated a bridge group at the Ramsey Golf and Country Club, was an avid golfer, a member of the Mahwah Library book discussion group and pursued downhill skiing into her 70s. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Heffernan Driscoll, a school teacher, and her father, William Driscoll, a civil engineer who helped pioneer the development of air conditioning. She is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Flynn. She is survived by her sister, Mary Miller of Garden City, NY, and her children, Alice Hayes of Ridgefield, CT, Elizabeth Flynn of Hancock, MI, William Sherry and his wife Gail of Garrison, NY, and John Sherry and his wife Celeste of West Nyack, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mary Hayes Phelps of Ridgefield, CT, Jamie Hayes Neufeld of Longmont, CO, and Katherine Flynn of Hancock, MI, four great grandchildren, Benjamin and Megan Neufeld and Nathan and Jack Phelps, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3 at the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey. The family will receive visitors at 10 AM and the service will begin at 11. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clean Ocean Action, Building 18, Hartshorne Drive, P.O. Box 505, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732-0505; Valley Hospice, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ 07652; or the American Heart Association. Legacy.com
      From MyHeritage.com:
      Elizabeth Ann Sherry (born Driscoll) was born on month day 1912, at New Jersey, to William Henry Driscoll and Mary Louise Driscoll (born Heffernan).
      William was born on August 14 1879, in Jersey City, NJ.
      Mary was born on May 10 1885, in Seattle, Washington.
      Elizabeth was baptized on month day 1912, at baptism place, New Jersey.
      She had one sibling.
      Elizabeth married John Charles Sherry.
      John was born on May 8 1909, in Jersey City, NJ.
      His occupation was Professor of Economics.
      They had 4 children.
      They divorced.
      Elizabeth lived at address, New Jersey.
      ......
      Elizabeth passed away of cause of death on month day 2005, at age 93 at death place, New Jersey. She was buried at burial place.


      Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Sherry - Obit Legacy.com

    2. Mary Jane born 1915 married Charles W. Miller

      Birth: Mary Driscoll Gender: Female Birth Date: 12 Jun 1915 Birth Place: Saint Patrick-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 20 Jun 1915 Christening Place: Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father: William H Driscoll Mother: Mary L Heffernan FHL Film Number: 1403369 (LDS)

      1932: Charles W. Miller Jr and Huges F Miller sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W Miller of 103 72nd street were students at Georgetown University. Their sister Lois was at Packer.

      1934: Charles W Miller Jr of Brooklyn graduated with a BS from Georgetown


      Charles W Miller 1934

      1937: Trinity College Washington, D. C.

      2015 Trinity College - 1963 Class notes - Mary Miller Paskewicz is looking forward to the 100th birthday of her mother, Mary Driscoll Miller '37 in June.

      Marriage: The engagement of Miss Mary Jane Driscoll daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Driscoll of Jersey City to Charles W. Miller, Jr of 103 72 st Brooklyn was announced Mary 31, 1940 in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


      Mary Jane Driscoll - Brooklyn Eagle March 31 1940 The marriage was also covered in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on 29 August 1940. The marriage took place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Freeport. Elizabeth Driscoll was maid for her sister. The bride was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington and the groom was a graduate of Georgetown University.

      Children: Charles W Miller and Mary Miller of Garden City had:

      1. Dr. James W. Miller who lived in Savannah Georgia and have a son, David Edward Miller who married Maia Luckner in 2005.

      2. A daughter, Mary (married Paskewicz), who attended Trinity class of 1963

      1968: Death of Charles W Miller, Garden City, Nassau, New York


      Mary Jane Driscoll Miller - Brooklyn Eagle August 1940

    1917: WWI Draft Registration of William Henry Driscoll
    William Henry Driscoll, 23 Boyd ave Jersey City, born August 14, 1879, manager machinist department USA Thompson Starrett co agent, place of business, Nitro Putnam W. Va., nearest relative Mary L Driscoll, 23 Boyd av, Jersey City, medium height, medium build blue eyes brown hair.

    1920:
    Boyd ave, Jersey city Ward 8,
    William H Driscoll 40, born New Jersey, mechanical engineer, contrator ,
    Mary L Driscoll 34, born Washington,
    Elizabeth Driscoll 7
    Mary Driscoll 4

    1922:
    William H. Driscoll, chief engineer for the Thompson-Starrett Co., New York (The Heating and Ventilating Magazine, Volume 19)

    1928: Patent
    April 24. 1928. W. H. DRISCOLL TEMPERATURE REGULATING MEANS FOR LIQUID COOLED ENGINES Filed June 18, 1927 Patented Apr. 24, 1928. combustion UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. WILLIAM H. DRISC'OLL, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. TEMIPERATURE-REGULATING MEANS FOR LIQUID-COOLED ENGINES. Application filed June 18, 1927. Serial No. 199,728.

    1930:

    Boyd ave, Jersey City, own $2,000
    William H Driscoll 50, vice president building construction
    Mary L Driscoll 44, born Washington,
    Elizabeth Driscoll 17
    Mary Driscoll 14

    1937:

    "William H. Driscoll, former Vice President in charge of mechanical equipment with the Thompson-Starrett Company, has been named Vice President in charge of construction of the Carrier Corporation, air conditioning manufacturers of Newark, New Jersey.

    Cincinnati Enquirer, February 19, 1937

    1940:
    Glenwood ave, Jersey City,
    William Driscoll 59, engineer air conditioning, Mary Driscoll 54 Elizabeth Driscoll 27, secretary publishing co., Mary J Driscoll 24

    1942:
    WW II Draft Registration, William Henry Driscoll 50 Glenwood ave Jersey City dob August 14, 1879 carrier corporation, Syracuse NY relative, Mrs. W. H. Driscoll.

    Death of William Driscoll:

    William H Driscoll SSN: 082016494 Birth Date: 19 Aug 1879 Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey Death Date: 6 Sep 1950 Claim Date: 29 Sep 1950 Type of Claim: Death Claim Notes: 15 Sep 1976: Name listed as WILLIAM H DRISCOLL

    Death of Mary Heffernan Driscoll:
    Mary L Driscoll Jersey City died March 1951 buried Holy Name Cemetery (find a Grave), Plot C 238

  3. William Heffernan born 1887

    Birth: Wm. E. Heffernan born 02 May 1887 Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Father's Name Wm. Heffernan Father's Birthplace Ire. Father's Age 29 Mother's Name Lizzie Slevin Mother's Birthplace Ire. Mother's Age 29, New Jersey Births LDS

    Death: Wm. Haffernan Gender Male Death Date 11 Nov 1888 Death Place Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey Age 1 Birth Date 1887 Birthplace U.S. Father's Birthplace Ire. Mother's Birthplace Ire.

    Holy Cross Cemetery: Wm Heffernan - Holy Name Cemetery - 11/12/1888 - Blk-X Sec-F Gr-19 1A

  4. Michael George Heffernan (1889--1983) married Seville Smith

    Birth: Mich. Hefferman Birth 21 Feb 1889 Christening Date 10 Mar 1889 Christening Place Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name William Hefferman Mother's Name Elizabeth Slavin (NJ Christenings LDS)

    Marriage: Seville Smith (First name with quite a variety of spellings.)

    1910: Roosevelt ave, Jersey city,
    Joseph Smith 35, mason , odd jobs
    Catherine E Smith 35
    Sevilla Smith 17
    Arthur Smith 6

    1917 Draft Registration: Michael G. Heffernan age 28, 288 Union St Jersey City, N. J., dob February 22, 1889, natural born citizen, born Jersey City, N. J., electrician, Thompson Starrett Corp, 160 broadway, New York, married, supporting wife rheumatism, 5 feet 9 inches, 138 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair "claim denied 9/27/17 form 148"

    1920: Jersey City Ward 9,

    Michael G Hefferman 30, electrician, Electric company,
    Livilla Hefferman 27
    Joseph Hefferman 0 [10/12]

    1930:
    own $14,000, North Fullerton ave, Montclair, NJ Michael G Heffernan Head M 41 New Jersey, electrician construction co.,
    Sevilla M Heffernan Wife F 37 New York
    Joseph Heffernan Son M 11 New Jersey
    William Heffernan Son M 5 New York

    1940: North Fullerton ave Montclair, Michael Heffernan 51, no occupation listed,
    Serilla Heffernan 47
    William M Heffernan 15
    Joseph Heffernan 21

    1942 WWII Draft Registration: Michael George Heffernan 80 No. Fullerton Ave., Montclair Essex, N. J. Age: 53 Birth Date: 22 Feb 1889 Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Residence Year: 1942 Residence: Essex, New Jersey, USA, Mrs. Sebilla Heffernan, spouse, employer, A Gustafson Co. 65 Madison Ave. NYC.

    1979: Death of Mr. Michael Heffernan, Belmar, Seville age 87, died at Point Pleasant Hospital. Member of St Rose RC Church. Survived by her husband, two sons, Joseph T of Sea Girt, and William of Wellesley, Mass., a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Peters of Minneapolis a brother Arthur Smith, of Boonton, and four grandchildren.

    1983: Michael Heffernan SSN: 141-07-3479 Last Residence: 08750 Sea Girt, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA BORN: 22 Feb 1889 Died: Jun 1983 State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

    Asbury Park Press: Michael G Heffernan age 94, - Sea Girt retired electrician died at Sunnyside Nursing Home, Wall Township. Born in Jersey City he lived in Montcalir and Belmar before moving to Sea Girt. Member of St. Mark's R C Church. Survived by two sons, Joseph T of Sea Girt and William M of Wellesley, Mass, four grandchildren and a great grandchild.

  5. Elizabeth born 1890 married Joseph J. Reilly

    Birth: Eliza Hefferman Birth 17 Sep 1890 Christening Date 05 Oct 1890 Christening Place Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name William Hefferman Mother's Name Elizabeth Slavin (NJ Christenings LDS)

    Marriage 1914: Joseph J. Reilly Date 28 Dec 1914 Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age 28 Single Birthplace Jersey City, N.J. Father's Name Thomas Mother's Name Anna Mcgovern Spouse's Name Elizabeth C. Hefferman Spouse's Age 23 Single Spouse's Birthplace Jersey City, N.J. Spouse's Father's Name William Spouse's Mother's Name Elizabeth Slavin (NYC Marriage LDS)

    1910: 74 Condict Ave. Jersey City Ward 9
    Thomas F Reilly 59, cooper, cooperage, born Ireland,
    Annie M Reilly 55, 9 children 6 living, born Ireland,
    Margaret Reilly 30, stenographer, life insurance co.,
    Susan M Reilly 28, none,
    Mary E Reilly 26, telephone, brokers office,
    Joseph J Reilly 24, salesman, tobacco,
    George A Reilly 22, stenographer, ---,
    Anna A Reilly 20, telegrapher, brokerage office

    1920: Jersey City Ward 8, Ocean ave, renting, (cannot read first word of occupation) salesman
    Joseph J Reilly 33
    Elizabeth Reilly 28

    1930: 288 Union Street, own $12,000,
    Joseph J Reilly 44, salesman fire protection,
    Elizabeth C Reilly 39, wife,
    Kathryn Connolly 36, sister in law,
    Thomas Connolly 10, nephew

    1940: 288 Union street, Jersey City own, $6,000
    Elizabeth C Reilly 49, teacher, married, W. P. A. manager repairs,
    Catherine Connally 46, sister, widowed,
    Thomas Connally 20, nephew, single no occupation

    1942: WWI Draft Registration, Joseph J Reilly 15 Roosevelt av. Jersey City, dob May 4, 1885, Jersey City, next of Kin Margaret Reilly 74 Condict street, employer J. H. Gavin court House, Jersey City

    1974: Apr. 17, 1974 Elizabeth Reilly, age "74", Burial: Holy Name Cemetery Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey, USA Plot: C, 238. Notes: Also buried in plot C 238 were William Driscoll and Mary Heffernan Driscoll. The age at death is off it should be closer to 84.

    Elizabeth Reilly SSN: 138-12-2267 Last Residence: 07652 Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, USA BORN: 17 Sep 1890 Died: Apr 1974 State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

  6. Katherine (Catherine) Heffernan★ born New Jersey 1893 married Patrick J Connolly★

    Birth: Catherine, daughter of William Heffernan and Elizabeth "Slaven" film # 1403369 New Jersey Birth Index

    Birth: Catherine Heffernan, Birth 15 Jul 1893, Christening Date 30 Jul 1893, Christening Place Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Father's Name William Heffernan, Mother's Name Elizabeth Slavin (NJ Christenings LDS)

    1915: Katherine Heffernan 288 Union Occupation: Stenographer Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1915

    Note: Also listed at 288 Union in 1915: Elizabeth Heffernan school teacher, George* Heffernan, electrician, and William Heffernan supt. *?Michael?.

    Marriage: Patrick J. Connolly after 1917. See connolly below.

    1900: Jersey City Ward 3, Jersey avenue
    Patrick Connally 48, liquor dealer,
    Ellen Connally 38, 5 children 5 living,
    Mary Connolly 15,
    Francis Connolly 14
    Thomas Connolly 10
    Ellen Connolly 7
    Patrick Connolly 6, March 1894
    Hannah Regan 25, servant

    1917: Patrick J Connolly born March 12, 1894, Jersey City, N. J. 656 Jersey Ave. Jersey city, salesman, Pittsburgh steel, single private military, 6 month disqualified, tall, 170 pounds, blue eyes, light hair

    Child:
    1. Thomas Connolly★ born January 5, 1920 married Helen Willis★


      Snyder Choral Society, Snyder High School, Jersey City, Librarian Thomas Connolly, 1936 - front row with his arms crossed (Ancestry.com).

      1941: St Peter's College Jersey City graduate

      Marriage 1946: Helen Marie Willis, daughter of Wilfred E Willis, Ward ave Rumson, and Thomas Heffernan son of Katherine Connolly and the late Patrick J. Connolly were married in Rumson on September 7th, 1946. The church was decorated with white astors and palms. A lawn luncheon and reception followed the ceremony. Joseph Heffernan, of Montclair, the grooms cousin, was best man. William Heffernan was an usher. The bride was a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station. The groom was a graduate of St. Peter's College, Jersey City. He had severed as a mine sweeper in the Pacific theater of war.

      (Asbury Park Press September 8, 1946)

      Death 2011:

      Thomas Connolly Birth Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA Residence: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA Death Date: 12 Jun 2011 Source location: Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA Spouse: Helen Children: Dr. Helen Sue Watt Parents: Franklin Lakes

      Thomas Heffernan Connolly Last Residence: 07417 Franklin Lakes, Bergen, New Jersey BORN: 5 Jan 1920 Died: 12 Jun 2011

      Thomas Heffernan Connolly Death Date: Jun 2011 Cemetery: Christ the King Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Franklin Lakes, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

      "Obituary of Thomas Connolly CONNOLLY, Thomas H. age 91 of Franklin Lakes, died Sunday June 12, 2011 surrounded by his family. Tom was born and raised in Jersey City. He lived in Ridgewood before moving to Franklin Lakes 50 years ago. Tom was a graduate of St. Peter's College in Jersey City and served his country in the United States Navy aboard the minesweeper USS Pilot during the Pacific Theater. He was the owner of Thomas H. Connolly and Sons, Inc., the first and oldest Marine Manufacturers sales agency in America. Surviving is his loving wife, Helen (nee Willis), his children, Dr. Helen "Sue" Watt (Dr. William Watt), Dr. Tom Connolly (Katherine), Kate Chepucavage (Peter Chepucavage Esq.), Dr. Chris Connolly (Susan), Paul Connolly (Rita) and David Connolly (Mary). Tom also leaves 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

      Vander Plaat Funeral Home 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. Interment Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. In Memory of Thomas Connolly 1920-21011

      Thomas H. Connolly 1-5-20 - 6-12-11
      Devoted Husband, Father of Six and WWII Veteran

      Thomas Heffernan Connolly 839 Tequesta Drive Franklin Lakes, NJ 07481

      This is the story of a good man, a man who did his damnedest every day of his life. Thomas Heffernan Connolly, born on January 5, 1920, inherited grit, intelligence and good looks from his Irish ancestors. He grew up in Jersey City, NJ. His ancestors were explorers, engineers, horsemen, doctors and shop owners. The women were high-strung, elegant and devoted themselves to their families through war and depression. At the age of 5, Tom lost his father in 1925 to injuries as a military pilot. As an only child, his "Grandpa Heffernan", his Aunt Beth and his very determined mother Katherine Connolly raised Tom. Another Uncle Tom helped filling in as a father as the Irish Catholic community took care of its own. After Uncle Tom came the leadership of Father Ballinger from the local Catholic Church. Father Ballinger would become a lifelong friend and cross paths in the Pacific Ocean during WWII. After the war Fr. Ballinger would return to marry Helen and Tom.

      Tom grew up at 288 Union St., Jersey City, in a house built by Grandpa Heffernan. His mother and Aunt Beth agreed that he was not to play on the street with the neighborhood kids. Instead they taught him to be self-sufficient and competent, working quietly on his own. They took him to the library, where his favorite books were about history. Tom would spend many Saturdays in his home, reading, building models, and listening to music on the radio. His family gifted him a record now and then, adding to his large collection of 78's.

      Tom's appreciation for music, especially opera and musicals, enhanced a beautiful tenor voice himself. He had nimble hands and could fix anything. His workbench was always kept in complete order. He said he would have liked to have been a doctor, he also wished he could play a musical instrument. But considering the family's poverty, it is a miracle Tom got through St. Peter's College, in Jersey City by riding his bike to and from classes and working.

      The "sisters" (Aunt Beth and his mother Katherine) started him to work at 13 doing custodial work at the YMCA at night. He delivered eggs by day on the bicycle he received from his Uncle Tom. Together, Tom and his mother would stand in the dark basement and would "candle" each of the 60 dozen eggs that he was to sell each week. Just about all his earnings were saved and only once did the bike fall over! He attended Snyder High School and was captain of the track team in a school with several thousand students. He was a gifted young man, but he would never boast or flaunt his talents and remained humble. He would consistently run the quarter mile in 48- 49 seconds or better!

      During his college years, Tom continued to hold two jobs, one at Sears in Union City and the other at the Borden's Company in NYC in the mail room. By the time he left Borden's after three years, he was assistant superintendent of the pasteurizing plant in Newark, where he began work at 2 a.m. He took the subway to Journal Square for 5 cents and then the "tubes" into NYC or the bus to Newark to work. He returned in time for chemistry lab at St. Peter's in the late afternoon. When Tom graduated in 1942, he and the two "sisters" had won against the odds in raising an only child in the city.

      After graduation he met his future wife, Helen Willis. Tom was drafted in 1943 for World War II. He wanted to fly as his father had, but "the sisters" couldn't risk losing him as his father had been lost. So he joined the Navy and would say "We were all going. I figured that if you were going to die, one way was as bad as another. In the meantime, I figured I had a hot cup of coffee and a bunk to sleep in." He proved his mettle as the quartermaster and helmsman, on a minesweeper. Minesweepers prepared the way for the larger ships for battles at sea. Mine Sweepers were always the first into dangerous waters.

      His ship was the U.S.S. Pilot, an Auk class minesweeper laid down on 27 October 1941 by the Pennsylvania Shipyards in Beaumont, Texas. The ship was 221 feet long, had a 32-foot beam, a draft of 10 feet 9 inches, and a speed of only 18 knots, with a full crew of officers and sailors. The Pilot mounted a 3-inch dual-purpose gun, two 40-mm, two 20-mm antiaircraft guns, five depth charge launchers and two depth charge racks. Tom navigated the way into the Pacific Theatre to Saipan, New Guinea, China, over the China Sea and past Guam. His contingent started with approximately 25 mine sweepers in "V" formation clearing the entrances to Hong Kong and the Yangtze River. Tom recollected ending up with fewer than 15 Mine sweepers. The Pilot was one of the first American sea vessels to enter Formosa, which is now Taiwan. The Pilot was assigned to sweep the island of Kyushu for the tentative invasion of Japan when the second atomic bomb was dropped. Once the center of the Japanese Catholic Church, The Pilot landed at Nagasaki just days after the atomic bomb was dropped, witnesses to the devastation of the city also famous as the setting for "Madame Butterfly" by Puccini.

      "At 21 I was the oldest, so the captain asked me to go ashore and take a look around. He gave me a sidearm and a bosun's mate and I took a launch into shore. There wasn't much left standing. One of the only remaining buildings was a little stone church. There was a Jesuit priest and I went in and we talked. After that, I returned to the ship."

      Of the Japanese, "They didn't bother us much in Nagasaki, they were all in shock." But beyond that he never talked about it until about 85 years old. It was too hard to think about all the lost crew mates, other minesweepers blown up clearing path's for battle ships and the darkness of war. When he did recall and speak of the WWII years, his voice would choke, eye's swell and tears would come easy. His missed so many buddies.

      The end of the war saw him arrive home alive and marry his sweetheart, Helen Marie Willis on September 7, 1946. Tom was invited to work at the W.E. Willis Co. a varied marine products distributor downtown in NYC. When the business burned a few years later, he began his own business manufacturing stoves for boats, but had to give it up after a white gas tank exploded and badly burned his hand. Besides, by then there were six children in the family, living in a pretty little colonial on Owen Ave in Radburn, NJ. He had been avoiding traveling and selling marine equipment as a manufacturer's rep because he didn't want to leave the family, but now he had no choice. When the last of six children was born in a span of 7 years he went on the road at age 35 selling for straight commission. Four boys and two girls and Helen made the family. Soon more factories learned of his growing reputation of his integrity as a quiet and honest salesman. His philosophy was telling the truth, never to sell the dealers anything they couldn't use, or too much of what he sold. Just about every Monday morning, the red rear lights of his car would fade into the dark morning hours, and every Friday evening around dinner time, we would hear his heavy steps come through the door, tired but happy to be home. He would drive over 50,000 mile per year for many years to feed the family and grow the business. These were hard miles driven before the "new" interstate highway system. There were times during those early years when he slept in the car, and ate baby food out of a jar, to save on travel expenses. One night, without a single cent in his pocket, he used stamps to purchase the gas he needed to continue his work. He had it down to a science, bringing every penny home. His integrity and hard work grew that single job into Thomas H. Connolly & Sons Inc. Currently this multi-million dollar company is owned by Paul & David Connolly and two other partners who have grown it three fold. It is the first and oldest Marine Manufacturers' Sales agency in America. It is nationally known and highly respected for integrity.

      Tom also found time to umpire his children's games, go on picnics to Ringwood Manor at "all" times of the year and cook out. He was a member of the Franklin Lakes Planning Board. His favorite place was a small 100 year old cottage on Lake Winnipesauke, NH where the family has vacationed for over 53 years. It is now enjoyed by Helen and Tom's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

      At age sixty, Tom finally realized one of his dreams: to sail his own boat. For ten years, he and Helen sailed the "Tiche Ma' Croix" out of Essex Island, Connecticut, a tiny reward for a life of hard work. But if you asked him, he would say that he always had his reward in his wife, and in his six children. His great pride is his legacy of six married children and 21 grandchildren, five of them adopted and five great grandchildren. Surviving family are: Dr. Helen "Sue" Watt married to Dr. William Watt, live in Andover, Mass. with three grown children. Dr. Tom Connolly is married to Katherine Watters Connolly, in Burlington, VT., six children and three grandchildren. Kate Connolly Chepucavage, RN, is married to Peter Chepucavage Esq., Washington, DC with two children and two grandchildren. Dr. Chris Connolly is married to Susan Connolly CPA, Cherry Hill, NJ with four children. Paul Connolly is married to Rita Connolly, Easton, Md., with three children. David Connolly is married to Mary Connolly, RN, with three children; Wyckoff NJ., All of Tom's and Helen's children are married to their original spouses whose values are set on firm ground of a long lasting Irish-Dutch marriage.

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      Thomas Heffernan Connolly

    1920: 288 Union Street,
    William Heffernan Head M 52 Ireland, imm 1890, caretaker meadows,
    "Sleven" Heffernan Wife F 50 Ireland, imm 1890,
    Patrick "Conley", Husband M 26 New Jersey, salesman Indiana Ref Co,
    Katherine "Conley", Wife F 25 New Jersey

    Question: Where was Thomas born January 5, 1920?

    1930: See Elizabeth above

    1940: See Elizabeth above

    1940: Patrick J Connolly Age: 46, Birthplace: New Jersey Marital Status: Married Patient residence in 1935, N. J. State Hospital Greystone Park, Morris, New Jersey Residence in 1940, Veterans Administration Facility, Bernards ?, Sumerset, NJ

    Death of Patrick J Connolly: Patrick J Connolly, Service Info.: 2ND LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR I, Birth Date: 2 Feb 1894, Death Date: 10 Apr 1960, Service Start Date: 8 May 1918, Interment Date: 15 Apr 1960, Cemetery: Beverly National Cemetery, Cemetery Address: 916 Bridgeboro Road Bridgeboro Road Beverly, NJ 08010, Buried At: Section W Site 319


    Tomb maker of Patrick J Connolly from Find a Grave
    Patrick J Connolly Birth Date: 2 Feb 1894 Death Date: 10 Apr 1960 Cemetery: Beverly National Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA

    U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 for Patrick J Connolly: Connolly, Patrick J. 2nd Lt. service # 762735 April 21, 1960, Cemetery, Beverly National, enlistment date, May 8, 1918, seperation date, March 11, 1919, Air SVC SIR Production, NY, NY, WWI, dob 2/14/1894, born, New Jersey, Christian, Date of death April 15, 1960, section W grave #319, casket, next of kin, Mrs. Catherine Connolly (wife) 288 Union Street, Jersey city, NJ, 2nd Lieutenant/Air Service WWI place of death Lyons, New Jersey religion Catholic

    Patrick Connolly

    Death of Katherine Heffernan Connolly per Social Security death Index: Katherine Connolly, SSN: 138-24-2415, Last Residence: 07417 Franklin Lakes, Bergen, New Jersey, USA, BORN: 15 Jan 1893, Died: Jul 1973, State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)


The Family of William Heffernan in the Censuses

1900 Census

Jersey City Ward 8, 306 Union Street,
William Heffernan 42, born April 1858, imm 1878, naturalized, superintendent farm,
Elizabeth Heffernan 40, born Oct 1859, imm 1878, 7 children 4 living,
Mary Heffernan 15, born May 1885, Washington,
Michael Heffernan 11, born February 1889, New Jersey,
Elizabeth Heffernan 9, born September 1890, New Jersey,
Catherine Heffernan 6, born July 1893, New Jersey

1905 Census

William Heffernan M 45,
Lizzie Heffernan F 48,
Mary Heffernan F 20,
Michal Heffernan M 16,
Lizzie Heffernan F 14,
Katie Heffernan F 12 (LDS No image available)

1910 Census

288 Union street Jersey City, Ward 8,
Heffernan, William age 50, born Ireland, imm 1880 Naturalized superintendent real estate
Heffernan, Elizabeth age 50, 4 children 4 living, immigrated born Ireland, 1880
Heffernan, Margy age 24, born Washington teacher public school,
Heffernan, Michael age 22, born New Jersey electrician telephone company,
Heffernan, Elizabeth age 19, born New Jersey,
Heffernan, Katherine age 16, born New Jersey

Their next door neighbor was Alexander WATT age 29 born Conn., superintendent in a china store, his wife Emma age 25, and his sister in law Mildred Sanders age 22 (Funny coincidence)

1915 Census

(LDS No Image) Jersey city Ward 8,
William Heffernan M Ireland
Elizabeth Heffernan F Ireland
Michael Heffernan M New Jersey
Elizabeth Heffernan F New Jersey
Catherine Heffernan F New Jersey

1920 Census

288 Union Street,
William Heffernan Head M 52 Ireland, imm 1890, caretaker meadows,
"Sleven" Heffernan Wife F 50 Ireland, imm 1890,
Patrick "Conley", Husband M 26 New Jersey, salesman Indiana Ref Co,
Katherine "Conley", Wife F 25 New Jersey



288 Union Street, Jersey city - Trulia June 2016


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Connolly

Patrick Connolly born March 14, 1894, the son of Patrick Connolly and Ellen Purcell, married Katherine Heffernan. Patrick J and Katherine were the parents of Thomas Connolly born January 5, 1920.

Patrick Connolly★ (c 1850 Ireland died ? NJ ?) and Ellen Purcell★ (born c 1862 NJ died ?)

Birth of Patrick Connolly circa 1850 Ireland: At his marriage in 1883 his parents were said to be Patrick and Mary.

Birth of Ellen Purcell circa 1862 New Jersey: Born 1862 parents William and Catherine :

Immigration:

Naturalization:

Marriage: Patrick Connolly to Ellen A. Purcell, Age 21, Event Date 15 Oct 1883 Jersey City, Hudson Co., New Jersey - Patrick's father, Patrick Patrick's mother, Mary - Ellen's father, William Ellens's mother, Catherine (LDS)

Children:

  1. Mary Frances Connolly (1884-1962?)

    Mary Connolly October 21, 1884

    Birth: Mary Francis Connelly Gender: Female Birth Date: 21 Oct 1884 Birth Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 26 Oct 1884 Christening Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father: Patrick Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell FHL Film Number: 1420937

    1905/1910: Connolly Mary F 656 Jersey Ave., (Report of the Board of Education of Jersey City, N.J., Volumes 39-41)

    Censuses: 1900, 1910 and 1920 with her parents in Jersey City. See below.

    SSDI: Mary F Connolly SSN: 147361162 Gender: Female Birth Date: 21 Oct 1884 Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey Father: Patrick Connolly Mother: Ellen Connolly Type of Claim: Original SSN. Notes: May 1962: Name listed as MARY F CONNOLLY

    1922: Directory - See below

    1930: ? 1940: ?

    Death: 1962 - Burial, unknown

  2. Francis X. Connolly (1887-1972)

    Birth: Francis (Frank) H. Connolly March 2, 1887

    Francis Connelly Gender: Male Birth Date: 2 Mar 1887 Birth Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 6 Mar 1887 Christening Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father: Patrick Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell FHL Film Number: 1420937

    Censuses: 1900, 1910 and 1920 with his parents in Jersey City. See below.

    1917: Francis X Connolly, 656 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, dob March 2, 1887, born Jersey City, salesman, Johns Mon-----. 296 Madison ave., single, tall 180 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair.

    1918: Material Inspection Connolly, Francis X, 656 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City (Congressional Serial Set, Issue 7448)

    1921: Francis X Connolly of Jersey City a represented the John Lucas Co. was initiated as a member of the New Jersey Travelers Association. (National Painters Magazine, Volume 48)

    Marriage: Edna

    Children:

    1. Mary

    2. John F

    1930: Prospect Street, East Orange, New Jersey, Frances X Connolly 40, salesman paint and varnish, Edna Marie Connolly 34, Mary E Connolly 1

    1940: 16 Clendenny, Ave, Jersey, City, Francis Connolly "43"*, salesman paint company, Edna Connolly 42, Mary E Connolly 11, John F Connolly 4, address in 1935 W. Englewood, NJ *(off should be 53)

    1942: WWII Draft Registration, Francis X Connolly, 16 Clendenny ave., Jersey City, age 55, dob March 2, 1887, Edna M Connolly 16 Clendenny ave., Jersey City, employer Hudson Paint and Varnish, Newark

    1972: Francis Connolly, SSN: 096-07-3265, Last Residence: , 07304 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA, BORN: 2 Mar 1887, Died: Jan 1972, State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

  3. Thomas William Connolly (1890-1971) MD and Beatrice Baker

    Thomas Connolly February 9, 1890

    Birth: Thomas Connelly Gender: Male Birth Date: 9 Feb 1890 Birth Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 16 Feb 1890 Christening Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father: Patrick Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell FHL Film Number: 1420937

    Censuses: With his parents in 1900 and 1910. See below.

    1914: Thomas William Connolly Degree of Medicine NYU Medical University

    1917: Thomas W Connolly 181 Bidwell ave, Jersey city, February 9, 1890, physician, self employed, single "medical member permanent Board of Registration --- City Physician --- staff of City Hospital, medium height, medium build, gray eyes dark hair

    1918: Liuet. Thomas W. Connolly Jersey City to Army Medical School, Washington, D. C. (JAMA)

    Marriage: Beatice Baker

    Miss Beatrice Baker daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Baker of 1237 83d st. will be married Wednesday morning at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Dr. Thomas Connolly of 21 Gifford ave. Jersey City. Brooklyn Daily Eagle October 21, 1924

    Children:

    1. Dorothy Connally

    2. Bruce Connally (1928-1994)

      Death: Robert Bruce Connolly, [Robert B Connolly] , SSN: 149243485, Gender: Male, Race: White, Birth Date: 24 Feb 1928, Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, Death Date: 28 May 1994, Father: Thomas W Connolly, Mother: Beatrice Baker. Type of Claim: Original SSN.. Notes: Jun 1949: Name listed as ROBERT BRUCE CONNOLLY; 29 Jun 1994: Name listed as ROBERT B CONNOLLY

      Robert B Connolly, Birth Date: 1929, Death Date: 1994, Cemetery: Monmouth Memorial Park, Burial or Cremation Place: Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

    3. Marie Louise Connally

    1930: East Newell ave, Rutherford, New Jersey,
    Thomas W Conolly 40, physician private practice,
    Beatrice Conolly 31
    Dorothy Conolly 4
    Robert B Conolly 1
    Anita Black 20, servant

    1940: Jersey City, no address,
    Thomas "Connally" 49, medical doctor, private,
    Beatrice Connally 34
    Dorothy Connally 14
    Bruce Connally 11
    Marie Louise Connally 5
    Jennie Gilleson 28, maid

    1942 Thomas William Connolly, 126 Bentley ave Jersey City, next of kin, Mrs. Beatrice Connolly MD Doctor, at 921 Bergen ave

    1969: October 22, Asbury Park Press, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Connolly, of Monmouth ave, Spring Lake celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary at Eggimann's Tavern, Spring Lake Heights. They had lived in Jersey City for 30 years before retiring to a home at the shore.

    1971: Thomas W. Connolly SSN 155-36-2423 Born 9 Feb 1890 Died 15 Jan 1971 State (Year) SSN issued New Jersey - 1962

    Lieut Thomas Connolly Birth Date 1890 Death Date 1971 Cemetery Saint Catharine's Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place Sea Girt, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

    Sr. T. W. Connolly, Spring Lake physician, 305 Monmouth ave died at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. A resident of Spring Lake for 15 years - Got his MD at New York Medical University - On staff of St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City. - Served in Army Medical Corps in WWII. - Member of St. Catherine's RC Church Spring Lake. - Survived by widow, Beatrice, daughter Mrs. Walter F Blaine, St. David, Pa, "Mrs." Mary Louise Connolly, and a son, Bruce Connolly both of Spring Lake.

    1988: Beatrice Connolly of Wycoff Township died in Wayne General Hospital, age 87, widow of Dr. Thomas Connolly who died in Spring Lake in 1871. She was born in Boston. Survived by son "Robert" of Morristown, two daughters Dorothy Blaine of Marco Island, Fla., Marie Louise Connolly of Wycolff, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren

  4. Ellen (Helen) Agnes Connolly (1891- ?)

    Birth: Ellen Connolly 1891

    Ellen Agnes Connelly Gender: Female Birth Date: 12 Dec 1891 Birth Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 27 Dec 1891 Christening Place: Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father: Patrick Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell FHL Film Number: 1420937

    1922: Directory - See below

    Censuses: With her parents up to 1920.

  5. Patrick Joseph Connolly★ (1894-1960) and Katherine Heffernan★

    Birth: Patrick Joseph Connally Birth Date: 12 Mar 1894, Baptism Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Christening Date: 25 Mar 1894, Father: Patrick Mother: Ellen Purcell FHL Film Number: 1420937

    1917: Patrick J Connolly born March 12, 1894, Jersey City, N. J. 656 Jersey Ave. Jersey city, salesman, Pittsburgh steel, single private military, 6 month disqualified, tall, 170 pounds, blue eyes, light hair

    1916/1917: Topping bros 656 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, Connolly, P. J., sales agent (Official Proceedings, Volume 28 By New York Railroad Club)

    Child: Thomas Connolly★, January 5, 1920 married Helen Willis★

    See Thomas Connolly

1875: McGuiness, Edward liquors 127 Pavonia av. (Bonfort's Wine and Liquor Trade Directory for the United States)

1880: Census ??

1880: Wines and Liquors, Patrick Connolly 127 Pavonia av Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1880

1882:

Labor Contest - Freight Handlers Meeting "The treasurer read a letter from Mr. Patrick Connolly, of No. 127 Pavonia avenue, Jersey City, enclosing his check for $50 and promising, if necessary, to give more money toward supporting the strike against corporations that do not pay their fair share of Jersey City's taxation."

New York Herald July 5, 1882

1882: Patrick Connolly Street address: 127 Pavonia av H Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Liquors Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1882

1893: City directory, Connolly, Patrick 127 Pavonia ave, restaurant

1901/1907: City Directory, Connolly, Patrick saloon, 127 Pavonia ave home 656 Jersey ave. and Patrick Connolly bartender 656 Jersey ave.

1900: Jersey City Ward 3, Jersey avenue
Patrick Connally 48, liquor dealer,
Ellen Connally 38, 5 children 5 living,
Mary Connolly 15,
Francis Connolly 14
Thomas Connolly 10
Ellen Connolly 7
Patrick Connolly 6, March 1894
Hannah Regan 25, servant

1910: Jersey street, Ward 3 Patrick Connelly 58, liquors, born Ireland,
Ellen Connelly 44, 5 children 5 living, born New Jersey,
Frank Connelly 22, bookkeeper, insurance co.,
Mary Connelly 21, teacher, public school,
Thomas Connelly 19, none,
Ellen Connelly 17, none,
Patrick Connelly Jr 16, errand boy insurance co.,
Catherine Manning 20, servant

1911: The Sun October 23, 1911: A young many was shot in the right hip during a "rumpus" in Patrick Connolly's saloon at 127 Pavonia ave , Jersey City. The victim said he had been shot by Connolly age 67*. Connolly was arrested for "felonious assault". Peter Connolly, the bartender and a a nephew of Patrick, was arrested as a witness. Later Peter claimed that he had fired the shot and Patrick was booked as a witness. Patrick Connolly's address was 656 Jersey ave. He was widely known in the "Horseshoe District".

*Would indicate a birth years circa 1844.

1920: Jersey ave.,
Patrick Connolly 70, imm 1870, no occupation, naturalized,
Ellen Connolly 50
Frank Connolly 30, salesman painting co.,
Mary Connolly 27, teacher school,
Ellen Connolly 24, clerk city

1922: Connolly at 656 Jersey ave. Jersey city: Mary f. Tchr [teacher] PS 4 h[ome] 656 Jersey ave., Patk (Ellen) h[ome] 656 Jersey ave., "Helen" M. Clk Bd of Educ h 656 Jersey ave

1925: City directory, Home 21 Gifford ave. Jersey City, Patrick and Ellen, Mary F , tcrh pub sch No 4, Cath Connolly, 288 Union (no listing for Patrick jr.)

1925: Gifford Hall a five story apartment house 17-21 Gifford ave Jersey City was sold.

Death of Patrick Connolly: After 1925.

Death of Ellen Purcell Connolly: After 1925.

Note: In 1940 the Anthony Malkiewicz family was living at 656 Jersey Ave. Jersey city.



656 Jersey Avenue Jersey City.
Purcell

Ellen Purcell born 1861 in Jersey City was the daughter of William Purcell and Catherine/Caroline Desmond. Ellen Purcell married Patrick Connolly in 1883 in Jersey City, New Jersey. They were the patents of Patrick J. Connolly born 1894. See Connolly above.

William Purcell (circa 1830/35 - 18??) born Ireland, lived Jersey City, New Jersey married Katherine (Catherine) Desmond

Birth of William Purcell: Circa 183? Ireland.

Birth of Catherine/Caroline Desmond: Circa 1842 Ireland ?

Immigration:

Naturalization:

Marriage: William Purcell and Catherine Desmond 23 Apr 1854 Saint Peter-Catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey (LDS)

Children:

  1. Mary Jane (Jenneth) Purcell c 1855/60 married Victor E. Doremus

    Birth: Circa 1858 Mary J.

    Birth 1855: Mary Purcel, Gender Female, Birth Date 14 Mar 1855, Christening Date 18 Mar 1855, Christening Place SAINT PETER-CATHOLIC, JERSEY CITY, HUDSON, NEW JERSEY, Father's Name William, Mother's Name Cath.

    Marriage 1888: Victor Doremus, 11 Oct 1888, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, Age 28, Birthplace New York, Father's Name Peter Doremus, Mother's Name Julia Stone, Spouse's Name Mary Purcell, Spouse's Age 28, Spouse's Marital Status Single, Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1860, Spouse's Birthplace Jersey City, Spouse's Father's Name William Purcell, Spouse's Mother's Name Katharine Desmond

    1898: Lived in Brooklyn

    1894: Mary J Doremus sued for divorce against Victor E Doremus, Painter, August 1894. The couple were married Oct 11, 1888 and lived at 77 Schermerhorn street. Mrs. Doremus alleged that her husband treated her cruelly. Mr. Dormenus had an income of $1,5000 a year.

    1900 Victor Emanuel Doremus received a patent for a Back-pedaling brake - VICTOR EMANUEL DOREMUS, OF NEIV YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO THE DOREMUS BRAKE AND COASTER COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.

    1917 Death: Victor Doremus, Birth Year: abt 1860, Age: 57, Death Date: 11 Aug 1917, Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA, Certificate Number: 24518

    Death of Mary J. Purcell Doremus:

  2. Francis (Frank) W. Purcell 1859 married Mary O'Conner

    Birth: Francis Purcell, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1859, Birth Place: Saint Peter-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Christening Date: 19 Jun 1859, Christening Place: Saint Peter-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Father: William, Mother: "Catherine" FHL Film Number: 1403371 LDS

    1898: Marriage - Francis Purcell 08 Jun 1898, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, Age 21, Father's Name William, Mother's Name Cath. Desmond, Spouse's Name Mary O'Connor Spouse's Age 21 Spouse's Father's Name William Spouse's Mother's Name Margaret Duggan

    Children:

    1. William

    2. Frank

    3. Joseph

    4. Catherine

    1900: Kansas City Mo., Frank Purcell 40, born New Jersey, exporter --- wood, Mary Purcell 28, William Purcell 1 Maude More 23, servant

    1910: Frank Purcell 50, exporting hardware, Mary O Purcell 40, 4 children 4 living, William Purcell 11 Frank Purcell 9 Joseph Purcell 7 Catherine Purcell 5 Louisa Flack 37, servant (Note: listed by Ancestry.com under PUSCELL)

    Passport Application: 1920 Jackson County Missouri, Frank Purcell, born Jersey city, NJ, 14 June 1859 son of William Purcell born County Clare Ireland, deceased, immigrated circa 1847/48 to Jersey City, naturalized, date unknown, Occupation of Frank, walnut lumber, manufacturer and dealer, to visit, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium Holland France Switzerland, to renew trade connections with all countries named, President of Walnut Export Sales, 616 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, will sail on the Olympic October 9, 1920 5 ft 6 inches, age 61, blue eyes, gray/brown hair.

    Frank Purcell applied for a passport in 1924 - same info

    1924 Death : Frank W. Purcell Birth Date: 4 Jun 1859, Birth Place: Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA, Death Date: 26 Dec 1924, Death Place: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA, Cemetery: Mount Saint Marys Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA

    Lumber world - Frank W. Purcell, 65 years old, died December 26 at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Purcell was president and organizer of a lumber company bearing his name

    Lumber and Veneer - Frank W. Purcell of the Frank Purcell Walnut Co., Kansas City, Mo., widely known in the lumber industry, died at his home, 3414 Coleman Road, that city, Friday morning, December 26, at the age of 65 years. ..... Mr. Purcell is survived by his three sons, William, Frank and Joseph Purcell, who are interested with him in the walnut business.


    Frank Purcell from 1924 passport application

    There is a lot on Internet search of "Frank Purcell" "Walnut Lumber"

  3. Ellen Purcell born 1861 married Patrick Connolly

    Birth: Ellen Purcell Gender: Female Birth Date: 8 Nov 1861 Birth Place: St Mary, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Christening Date: 8 Nov 1861 Father: William Purcell Mother: Catherine Desimond FHL Film Number: 1403471 LDS

    Marriage: Patrick Connolly to Ellen A. Purcell Ellens' Age 21 Date 15 Oct 1883 Place Jersey City, Hudson Co., New Jersey Patrick's father's Name Patrick Mother's Name Mary Ellen's Father's Name William Mother's Name Catherine

    They had five children: Mary 1884, Francis 1887, Thomas 1890, Ellen 1891 and Patrick Joseph Connolly 1894.

    See Connolly above

  4. William Purcell c 1868

    In 1880 census.

1860:
William Purcell 30, laborer, born Ireland,
Carolin Purcell 30, born New Jersey,
Mary Purcell 5, New Jersey
Frances Purcell 1, Ireland

1880: Provost street, Jersey City
William Purcell 45, grocer, born Ireland
Catherina Purcell 38, born Ireland,
Mary Jane Purcell 22, teacher,
Francis Purcell 20 Lumber agent,
Ella Agnes Purcell 16
William Purcell 12

1882: Frank Purell was shipping walnut lumber to New York from Helena Station

1885 Census: Records only name, sex and general ages - William Purcell M, Catherine Purcell F, Wm Purcell M, Frank Purcell M, Mary Purcell F

1869: Purcell, William, laborer, H Provost N Fifth

1877: Purcell, William 240 Provost, laborer

1883: City Directory, Purcell, Frank, 13th st c Provost

1886: William Purcell 240 Provost, farmer, William, Junior, brakeman same address

1888: William Purcell, 240 Provost, Occupation: Liquors Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1888

1888: Supreme Court Charles G Doremus against Arieanna M Doremus and others - In August 1888 Victor E Doremus, an unmarried man, transferred all his interest an the estate of Peter Doremus to Coelman E Kissam by deed. By October 1888 Victor Doremus had married. An affidavit in the case included a transcript of the marriage:

Victor Emanuel Doremus of Santa Ana, California, age 29, manufacturer, born New York, father peter C. Doremus, mother Julia Stone, and Mary Jenneth Purcell, age 29 of 240 "Proost" street, Jersey City, father William Purcell, mother, Katherine Desmond, were joined in marriage 11 October 1888 witnesses Emma Adelina Derby and Julia Elizabeth Sharp
1889: William F. Purcell, h 240 Provost

Death of William F Purcell:

1893: No Purcell on Provost street

1899: Catherine, Widow William, 105 9th street

Death of Catherine Purcell:


Desmond

Catherine Desmond married William Purcell in 1854.


Roman Catholic Churches in Jersey City

The baptismal records were taken from transcriptions of the original parish records done by the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons). You can see that there may be issues as some of the lisitings are for "HefferMan".
  1. St Patrick - Ocean ave and Grand street, Jersey City Heights - established 1869 - present church 1877 - still in existence - it is/was a few blocks from 288 Union street.

    1. 1889 Mich. "Hefferman" - 21 Feb 1889 - 10 Mar 1889 - Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father William Hefferman - Mother Elizabeth Slavin

    2. 1890 - Eliza "Hefferman" - 17 Sep 1890 - 05 Oct 1890 - Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father William Hefferman - Mother Elizabeth Slavin

    3. 1893 Catherine Heffernan - 15 Jul 1893, - 30 Jul 1893 - Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father William Heffernan - Mother - Elizabeth Slavin

    4. 1915 - Mary Driscoll - 12 Jun 1915 20 Jun 1915 Saint Patrick, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father: William H Driscoll - Mother: Mary L Heffernan

  2. St Michael's - was originally St Mary's - In 1854 the Rev Kelly pastor of St. Peter's built St Marys at the southeast corner of Erie and Tenth. A new church was built at the corner of Erie and Second. Erie and Second is/was downtown.

    1. 1884 - Mary Francis Connolly - 21 Oct 1884 - 26 Oct 1884 - Saint Michael's RC, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father Patrick - Mother - Ellen Agnes Purcell

    2. 1887 Francis X Connoly - 2 Mar 1887 - 6 Mar 1887 - Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father: Patrick - Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell

    3. 1890 - Thomas Connelly - 9 Feb 1890 - 16 Feb 1890 - Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father: Patrick - Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell

    4. 1891 - Ellen Agnes Connelly - 12 Dec 1891 - 27 Dec 1891 - Saint Michael-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey - Father: Patrick - Mother: Ellen Agnes Purcell

    5. 1894 - Patrick Joseph Connally - 12 Mar 1894 - 25 Mar 1894 - Father: Patrick - Mother: Ellen Purcell

  3. St Mary - Erie and Second streets, downtown Jersey City, finished in 1863.

    1. 1861 - Ellen Purcell - 8 Nov 1861 - 8 Nov 1861 St Mary's - Father: William Purcell Mother: Catherine Desmond

  4. St Peters opened for service in 1837 - second structure at the corner of Grand and Van Vorst streets opened in 1866 - given to the Jesuits in 1871 - downtown Jersey City

    1. 1855 - Mary Purcel, Birth Date 14 Mar 1855, Christening Date 18 Mar 1855, Christening Place SAINT PETER-CATHOLIC, JERSEY CITY, HUDSON, NEW JERSEY, Father's Name William - Mother's Name Cath.

    2. 1859- Francis Purcell, : 14 Jun 1859, 19 Jun 1859, Christening Place: Saint Peter-catholic, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, Father: William, Mother: "Catherine"


Holy Name Cemetery

823 West Side Avenue, Jersey City.

Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey city

Known Connolly/Heffernan/Purcell Burials in Holy Name:
  1. William H . Driscoll age 71 Death Date: Sep 1950 Cemetery: Holy Name Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA, Plot C 238 Find a Grave

    Not listed by Holy Name web site.

  2. Mary L Driscoll Jersey City died March 1951 buried Holy Name Cemetery (find a Grave), Plot C 238 Find a grave

    Not listed by Holy Name web site.

  3. 1974: Apr. 17, 1974 Elizabeth Reilly, age "74", Burial: Holy Name Cemetery Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey, USA, Plot: C, 238 Find a Grave

    Not listed by Holy Name Cemetery web site

  4. Wm Heffernan - Holy Name Cemetery - 11/12/1888 - Blk-X Sec-F Gr-19 1A

    son of William and Elizabeth born 1887

  5. Ellen Heffernan - Holy Name Cemetery - 12/03/1888 - Blk-X Sec-F Gr-19 1B

    Daughter of William and Elizabeth born circa 1882

    Death: Ellen Heffernan Birth Date: abt 1882 Birth Place: United States Death Date: 2 Dec 1888 Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Death Age: 6 years Gender: Female Father Birth Place: Ireland Mother Birth Place: Ireland FHL Film Number: 589313 (LDS)

  6. Wm Purcell Holy Name Cemetery 01/07/1890 Blk-F Sec-30 Gr-B 1A

  7. Wm Purcell Holy Name Cemetery 03/11/1897 Blk-F Sec-30 Gr-B 1B

  8. Catherine Purcell Holy Name Cemetery 02/11/1907 Blk-F Sec-30 Gr-B 1C

The cemetery only provides the name, date of death and location. You could write to the State of New Jersey for the death record.


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