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County Carlow Genealogy


Source  - Sue Clement c2005

"Brooklyn Daily Eagle," Brooklyn NY USA

29 May 1858


James Nolan, of Knockindrane county, Carlow, who attained the age of 116 years, and who truly might be designated the Irish Patriarch, being born - according to the most unquestionable evidence, - in 1742, died recently.

Deceased was a tenant on the estate of the Earl of Bessborough, was born on the townland on which he died; and, although in comfortable circumstances, and many of his kinsmen growing up in comparative opulence, nothing could induce him to enlarge his farm residence, or to erect one more suitable to the requirements of the age in which he lived. He was simple in habits, moderate in his diet, and temperate. His custom was, from an early period in his life to bathe his head in cold water every morning. When his great age became known, about six years since, and a photographic likeness of him taken, a copy of which was placed in the hands of her Majesty Queen Victoria, an event which appeared to have contributed to his gratification, he was visited by numerous parties from all parts of the country. Friday he displayed no symptoms of early dissolution. On the following day he sat up in bed, and conversed cheerfully upon ordinary topics with his family and neighbors; but in a few hours afterwards he lay down and died almost without a struggle.

22 July 1883


July 20, 1883, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Owens, of Bagnalstown, County Carlow, Ireland, aged 68 years. Funeral at 2 o'clock on Sunday, 22nd inst., from 156 Luqueor st. May she rest in peace.

11 Mar 1895


Mrs. Robert Logan, of 54 Irving place died yesterday of Bright's disease, after an illness of three months, at the age of 69. She was born in Carlow, Ireland, and was a member of the Central Congregational church and Bethesda chapel. She had lived in this city thirty years. The funeral will take place this evening from her late residence.

5 Aug 1900


On Saturday, August 4, Mary Anne Burns, beloved wife of Godfrey Taylor, a native of County Carlow, Ireland. Funeral on Monday, at 3 P.M., from her late residence, 604 Carroll st.

19 Nov 1900

Mrs. Mary Hicks

Whitestone, L.I. [Long Island], November 19 - Mrs. Mary G. Hicks, wife of Henry Hicks, died on Friday night. She was born in County Carlow, Ireland, forty years ago. Beside her husband she leaves a 3 year old daughter and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Mohr. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from Grace Church. The Rev. Rockland T. Homans, rector of the church, conducted the services. The interment was in the Flushing Cemetery.

1 Apr 1902


Horace N. McGee, who had been a piano dealer in Brooklyn since 1877 at 77 Court street, when he formed a partnership with his cousin, Richard B. Treacy, which continued for several years, died at his home, 582 Washington avenue, today of pneumonia after two months' illness. Mr. McGee was born in the Parish of Wells, County Carlow, Ireland, sixty-three years ago. He came to Brooklyn in 1850. He was one of the founders of the old Amateur Opera Association, of which Henry E. Hutchinson was director and Mr. McGee was pianist. He continued in business at 77 Court street until his death. Mr. McGee was a bachelor and lived with a maiden sister.

4 Nov 1902


On November 3, 1902, Sarah M. Lynch, formerly of Loughlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland; residence 427 Union st. Requiem mass at St. Agnes' Church Thursday, the 6th, at 10 A. M. Interment Holy Cross.

(Irish papers please copy.)

"The Bridgeport Telegram," Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1 April 1918

John Kelly

The funeral of John Kelly, who died Saturday morning at his home, 1298 East Main street, at the age of 84 years, will be held at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the bereaved home and at 10 o'clock at St. Charles' church where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated. The burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery. He was one of the oldest and best known residents of the city. He was born in County Carlow, Ireland, and came to the city about 60 years ago and located in the East Side. About 30 years ago, he was an assessor in this city. He held the position for 12 years. He was a trustee of St. Charles' church and was acting in that capacity at the time of his death. Mr. Kelly leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Bee of 1298 East Main street and Mrs. Eugene Sullivan of 1095 Noble avenue and two sons, Dr. James F. Kelly and Eugene Kelly, a letter carrier, also one granddaughter, Millicent Bee. Mrs. Kelly died about three years ago.

27 March 1924


MILFORD, March 26 - (Special to the Telegram.) Death claimed two of Milford's oldest and best known residents today when Mrs. Margaret Murphy, widow of the late Lawrence Murphy died at her home on Lafayette street, following a lengthy illness at the age of 90 years, and Mrs. Mary E. Hemingway, aged 92 years...

Mrs. Murphy, who was one of the oldest parishioners of St. Mary's church, was born in County Carlow, Ireland, and had been in the United States for 68 years, the last 40 of which she has resided in Milford. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Sadie Murphy, both of Milford and three granddaughters, Mrs. F.C. Gabriel of New Rochelle; Mrs. George Sutton, and Miss Rita Murphy, both of New York. Funeral services will be on Friday morning the hour of which had not been set yesterday. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.

2 July 1927

Mrs. Annie M. Creed

The death of Mrs. Annie Murphy Creed, sister of Mrs. Henry Edgeworth, 29 William street, Bridgeport, occurred on June 13, at her home, Killcarrick street, Bagnolstown, County Carlow, Ireland. Other survivors include three daughters; Mrs. Frank Keeler of Bridgeport; Mrs. Molly Connors, Lee, Mass., and one son William Creed, Stockbridge, Mass.

"The Bridgeport Post," Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

11 Nov 1955

William J. Creed

William J. Creed, 67, of 2 Montgomery street, Walden, N.Y., former Bridgeport resident and employe 18 years of Lieberum and Heaphy, funeral directors, died yesterday at his home. Death was attributed to cerebral hemorrahage. Prior to retiring two years ago, Mr. Creed had served as a member of the staff of Middletown State hospital, Middletown, N.Y.

Services will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. in the McHugh funeral home, Walkill, N.Y., and burial will be in Walkill cemetery.

A native of Bagnelstown, Ireland, Mr. Creed had made his home in the United States since 1922. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Walden' two sons, Michael, of Shelton, and Jeremiah Creed, of California; three grandchildren of Shelton; a sister, Mrs. Nora Keeler, of Bridgeport; a brother, Jack Creed, of County Carlow, Ireland and several nieces and nephews.

"Bucks County Gazette," Bristol, Pennsylvania USA

18 February 1910

Death of Patrick Sutton

Patrick Sutton, aged 75 years, one of Bristol's well known and picturesque characters, died at his home in the "Hollow," on Sunday afternoon at five o'clock. Death was due to an attack of croupous pneumonia.

The deceased was born in County Carlow, Ireland, and came to this country prior to the outbreak of the civil war and settled in Goshen, N.Y. Later he moved to Middletown township, this county, finally locating here, where he was employed for many years at the Landreth seed farms. He had lived in Bristol for about forty years. The deceased's wife died about a year ago at the Norristown State Hospital for the Insane. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Interment at St. Marks graveyard.

"Daily Iowa State Press," Iowa City, Iowa, USA

10 April 1899

In Memoriam

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle, one of the best known and most respected residents of Parnell, died at his residence, on March 27th after an illness of several months, in the seventy-second year of his age. Fortified and consoled by the words of Christ's holy priest, comforted and cheered by the unremittingly and tender sympathies of loving wife and children, death to him seemed shorn of its terrors, and his last moments were a fitting climax to a long life well spent. For over a quarter of a century he has lived on the farm in this vicinity; coming thence from his former hone in Iowa City. And all who had known him were strongly impressed with his unvarying honesty, sobriety, truthfulness and nobility of character. He was respected by all who knew him, and one would as soon think of impeaching the truthfulness of the Bible as to question or doubt the veracity of Patrick Doyle.

He was of a genial, sunny disposition, warm hearted and generous, ever ready to assist a friend of minister to distress. Yet his was not the charity that blazoned itself abroad. His right hand spoke not to his left. He shrank from publicity, and became shy and embarrassed at the voice of gratitude. In him the religious and patriotic elements were strongly and harmoniously blended; he was a devout and practical catholic, a good faithful citizen, a true unflinching democrat, and an ardent lover of liberty. He never forgot the land of his birth, but deep down in the corners of his heart were fondly cherished its glories and traditions, together with the fervid hope of its future redemption, happiness and prospesity.

He was born in Ireland, in the county of Carlow, November 25, 1826. He came of highly respectable parentage - scions of "rale ould stock" - and inherited from them all the characteristics of a brave and noble ancestry. Pining for that freedom which was denied him at home, he at length turned his face westward, and arrived in New York 1846. Remaining but a short time in the Empire state, he again set out, arriving at Iowa City where he remained until moving to his farm.

A widow, five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Mat Lamb or Davenport, Mrs. Frank Wheelen of Rock Island, Miss Annie of Davenport, Miss Katie of Davenport, Miss Maggie at home, Charles and James of Chicago, also one brother James Doyle of St. Paul, Minn., survive him. Many relatives also mourn his loss.

The funeral service - a solemn requiem mass was held in St. Joseph's Church, Parnell at 10 a.m., March 28 by Rev. H.B. Kelly. After the mass Father Kelly spoke most feelingly and earnestly of the virtues of the deceased. If anything, however, could speak more eloquently than another of the life work of the man, and the esteem in which he was held in the community, it was evidenced by the great number of persons present at the church, and the long line of carriages that followed his remains to St. Joseph's Cemetery.

"The Fort Wayne Sentinel," Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

8 Feb 1896


Mrs. Welch, Who Was Chicago's Oldest Citizen, Is Dead

Chicago lost its oldest resident, forty grandchildren lost a loving grandmother and her little world lost a woman of beautiful character and remarkable facilities in the death of Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald Welch, who died the other day. A century and five years of life had been seen by Mrs. Welch with sunny and unspectacled eyes since her birth in Rahoilly, County Carlow, Ireland, in 1790. To have attained so advanced an age, a wonderful thing in itself, was made more remarkable in Mrs. Welch's case by the fact that until the last few weeks of her life she never knew what it was to have a day's sickness, and to the last retained perfect possession of her faculties. Her sight and hearing were acute until her death. She never wore spectacles, read ordinary print with ease and could thread a needle by moonlight. Time dealt lightly and tenderly with her appearance, as with all her physical faculties. Her cheeks retained the pink flush of her youth to the last, and no wrinkle ever marred the smoothness of her brow. Her mental powers were never dimmed. When first taken sick a few weeks ago with pain in her limbs she felt that her end was near, and faced death with unmoved calmness and serenity. Just before the fates snapped the threads of earthly life, and after bidding farewell to the weeping relatives who surrounded her bedside, Mrs. Welch straightened her limbs and closed her eyes herself. As she lay in her coffin, her smooth, kind face, a perfect picture of peaceful repose, she seemed like one asleep. Neighbours, friends and relatives, who adored her, as did all who knew her, crowded the house during the funeral services to honor themselves in paying that tribute of respect to her loved memory. Mrs. Welch leaves six children, forty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a woman of intellectual vigor as well as of remarkable physical powers; through all her long life, a simple, loving woman, and her memory will long be held in fond and grateful recollection by her descendants.

"Lima News," Lima, Ohio, USA

4 April 1931


Little Mary O'Toole lived in County Carlow, Ireland, and even if you didn't know where she lived, you would have known she was Irish by looking into her merry blue eyes. But those eyes could be very serious, too. They were grave when Mary talked about the future. She didn't want to be just a poor little, uneducated Irish girl. She wanted to make something of herself. Sometimes her brothers and their friends talked about going to America, and about the chances there were in the country for poor boys to amount to something fine. "And why not poor girls, too?" thought Mary to herself. Secretly, she began to plan to go to America when she was old enough. She made a little extra money, by doing errands, by mending, by all sorts of things that a bright, willing little girl could do. And all that she saved she put in her bank:

"For America"

Mary O'Toole, born April 4, 1874, became one of the first woman judges of the United States.

24 April 1931


Aged Pastor Succumbs in Old Home in County Carlow, Ireland

Msgr. James O'Leary, 79, predecessor to the late Msgr. Alfred E. Manning as pastor of St. Rose Catholic church, died in his old home in Tullow, county Carlow, Ireland, Wednesday night, Lima friends of the noted priest were informed Friday night.

Msgr. O'Leary served as pastor at St. Rose for eight and one half years, from 1886 to 1894. He succeeded the Rev. Father Francis J. Henry at the Lima Catholic church and was followed by Msgr. Manning.

Msgr. O'Leary spent all of his 50-year career as a priest in the Cleveland Catholic diocese of which Lima was affiliated during his service here. For 21 years, he was pastor of St. Coleman's church at Cleveland and later was chaplain at Our Lady of The Elms church, Akron, and at St. Therese Academy, Cleveland. His appointments as a priest in his younger days in addition to Lima were Fremont, Leetonia and Alliance. The former Lima priest had gone to Ireland last July for a vacation at his old home. He had a wide acquaintance among the older Lima Catholics.

13 Jan 1938


Thomas J. Gorman, one of Lima's first mail carriers when the civil service system became effective, and for more than 40 years an employee of the Buckeye Pipe Line Co., died at his home 677 N. West-st. at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, following an illness of six weeks. Death was attributed to infirmities of age. He was in his eighty-third year.

The deceased was born in Bellenvalley, County Carlow, Ireland. He came to this country at the age of 19 and remained with relatives in Boston for a short time before joining an aunt in Lima. Soon after his arrival here, he obtained employment in the postal service and was one of the four first carriers of the city.

At the outset of the oil boom, he obtained employment with the Buckeye as construction foreman and remained in this capacity for more that 15 years. He then was assigned to gauging. His territory extended as far south as Wapakoneta and as far east as Wyandotte-co and to the north extended beyond Beaverdam. In those days he travelled by horse and buggy. He was probably one of the best known residents of Allen-co and his acquaintance extended to the counties which was part of his territory as a gauger.

Gorman was married to Mary Ann Lawler, Oct. 19, 1882, and five years ago they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To the union was born two sons, the Rev. Raymond F. Gorman, professor of Latin at De Sales college in Toledo and Thomas Gorman Jr. of Lima, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Davis and Mrs. Anna Reagan, both of Lima, and seven grandchildren including Sister Marie Therese, a member of the order of the Sisters of Mercy.

Gorman was an uncle of the Most Rev. John A. Gorman, bishop of Sierra Leon, West Africa, who died three years ago in Switzerland. Bishop Gorman was in Lima 12 years ago, coming to pay a visit to his uncle. He had been in the African jungles for several years. Gorman was more familiarly known to his legion of friends as "Honey." In the gay nineties, he could always be counted upon as end man in any of the minstrels that were offered. He also played the cornet and flute in musical presentations of those days. He took an active interest in civic affairs up until the time of his death.

Gorman was a devout member of St. Rose Catholic church, a member of the Holy Name society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus.

Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at St. Rose church at an hour to be decided later. O'Connell and Doolin funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The body will be taken from the mortuary to the home Thursday afternoon.

3 Aug 1946

James Patrick Doyle

James Patrick Doyle, 71, of 826 N. Elizabeth-St, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in his residence after an illness of several years.

Born in July, 1875, in County Carlow, Ireland, he has lived in Lima since his arrival 41 years ago in the United States. For 29 years Doyle owned and operated a grocery store at the corner of Grand-av and Elizabeth-st. Because of ill health, he sold it in December.

He was a member of St. Gerard church and the Holy Name society of the church.

Survivors are his widow, Sara Jane; a brother, Thomas, Akron; a nephew, Rev. Michael Doyle, head of the Catholic charities at Toledo. The body will remain at the Siferd funeral home until Sunday morning when it will be taken to the residence. Funeral arrangements are not completed.

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