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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.FEENEY - WALSH.

Contributed by  Jim Doran


Descendants of Peter Feeney
 

Generation No. 1

1.  PETER1 FEENEY1 was born Abt. 1831 in Ireland2, and died Abt. May 18812,3.  He married MARY WALSH4.  She was born Abt. 1834 in Ireland5, and died 19165.

Notes for PETER FEENEY:
Oconto County Reporter

May 12, 1881
"Peter Feeny has a rib broken by being struck by a passing train, on the C. & N. W. road."

May 17, 1881
"Peter Feeney died from injuries received from being struck by the pilot of a locomotive on the C. & N. W. Road."
Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/flash1881.htm

"The surname Feeney is taken from the Gaelic O Fiannaidhe (soldier), earlier form O Feinneadha. This family was a sept of the Ui Fiachrach (a population group prominent in Counties Mayo and Sligo). The name Feeney is also in Galway where O Fidhne is used as the Gaelic form. This however may be a branch of the County Sligo sept. O'Feeny, of Ballyfeeny, Co. Roscommon, is called O Fighne in the 'Annals of Conacht'."
< Source: http://www.strandnet.com/family/surnames/ >

More About PETER FEENEY:
Burial: 1881, St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co. Wisconsin.5
Census 1: 1870, Peter, wife Mary, & children Julia, Irma, Thomas, June & Kate, living in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin6
Census 2: 1880, Peter, wife Mary, & children Julia, Irma, Thomas, June, Peter, Margaret, Joanie & John, living in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin7
Occupation: 1870, Railroad Laborer7

Notes for MARY WALSH:
"Walsh is among the five most numerous surnames in Ireland, found throughout the country. There are concentrations of Walshes in Leinster in counties Kilkenny and Wexford, in Connacht in counties Mayo and Galway, and in Munster in counties Cork and Waterford. Walsh is a semi-translation of the Irish surname Breathnach, meaning ‘Welsh’ or ‘Breton’, also sometimes anglicised as ‘Brannagh’. This alludes to the Cambro-Gaelic origin of the Walsh families. The name came into use to describe the Welsh people who came to Ireland during the Cambro-Norman invasions."
(Source: http://www.strandnet.com/family/surnames/)

More About MARY WALSH:
Author's Note: Alternate spelling of surname is "Welsh"
Burial: 1916, St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co. Wisconsin.8
Census 1: 1900, Mary, a widow, and sons John and Peter, are living at 315 Pecor St., Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Census 2: 1910, Mary, a widow and son Peter are residing at 315 Pecor St., Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Immigration: 1850, Per 1910 Census9

Children of PETER FEENEY and MARY WALSH are:
 i. JULIA A.2 FEENEY, b. March 18, 1857, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio10; d. September 06, 1945, Marinette, Marinette Co., Wisconsin11; m. JOHN DORAN, May 21, 1876, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin12,13,14; b. February 02, 1850, County Carlow, Ireland15; d. July 17, 1936, Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan16.

Notes for JULIA A. FEENEY:
Death Certificate for Mrs. Julia Doran
Certified Copy dated Jul 8 1999 provided by the Marinette County, Wisconsin Register of Deeds. Cause of death; mrocardial degeneration, due to general arterio-sclerosis. Usual residence of deceased 309 Jefferson St., Marinette, Wisconsin. Age at time of death, 88 yrs., 5 months, 20 days. Born March 18, 1857, in Cleveland, Ohio. Father, Peter Feeney, b. Ireland; Mother's name not given. Informant George E. Doran, son of the deceased. Date of death, Sept. 6, 1945 at abt. 9:30 pm, at home. The attending physician was A. T. Nadeau, M.D.  Julia Doran (Feeney) is interred at Riverside Cemetery, Section E, Lot 5,  in Menominee, Michigan. Funeral Director, L. F. Thielen; Registrar, J. Wm. Boren, M. D.

Tombstone inscription read and recorded by James Doran, July, 1999, "Mother Julia 1857-1945", Riverside Cemetery, Sect. E, Lot 5, Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, USA

Friday, September 7, 1945 Marinette Eagle-Star - Obit for Julia Feeney (Doran)

"JULIA DORAN, 88, DIES LAST NITE

Rites Tomorrow at Lourdes Church

Mrs. Julia Doran, 88, of 309 Jefferson street, a twin city resident since 1882, died yesterday at 9:30 p.m. at her home after an illness of four months. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 18, 1857, and moved to Menominee in 1882. She lived there until 1938, when she came to live with her son, George E., on Jefferson street. Survivors are two other sons, Floyd J., Menominee, and Leo T., Hermansville; a daughter, Mrs. Charles J. McCrory, Marinette; a sister, Mrs. John Rachford, Oconto; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her husband, John, died in 1937. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes church, with the Rev. Leo Courtney, pastor, saying the funeral mass. Burial will be in the family plot at Riverside cemetery, Menominee. The body will be taken from the McLain funeral home to the residence late today, where the rosary will be held at 7 o'clock tonight."

More About JULIA A. FEENEY:
Burial: September 08, 1945, Riverside Cemetery, Sect. F, Lot 119, Menominee, Michigan17

Notes for JOHN DORAN:
17 July 1936 Marinette Eagle-Star, Marinette, Wisconsin

"JOHN DORAN, PIONEER OF MENOMINEE, DIES

John Doran, well known pioneer Menominee resident, passed away this afternoon at his home on State street in that city. Death was due to infirmities of old age, the decedent being about 80 years old. Further details will be published tomorrow."
 

18 July 1936 Marinette Eagle-Star

"JOHN DORAN IS CLAIMED AT 86

Menominee Pioneer Dies at 86; Lived in Same Home 55 Years

John Doran, 86, estimable Menominee pioneer, who lived 55 years in the same home, at 1503 State street, that city, passed away at 2 p. m. Friday, death being due to complcations incident to old age. He had been ailing for about two years and was quite ill the past month. Born Feb. 2, 1850, in County Carlow, Ireland, the decedent came to this country at age 6. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Charles McCrory, Marinette, three sons, George E. Doran, Marinette; Floyd, Menominee, and Leo T., Hermansville, and also 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Lemieux Funeral Home and will be returned to the family residence at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. Final rites will be conducted Monday morning, at 7:30 o'clock from the home and at 8 o'clock from St. John's church. The Rev. Fr. Dennis Cleary will officiate. The Menominee Council, Knights of Columbus, will assemble at the home at 7:15 o'clock to recite the rosary."
 

Saturday, 18 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader (Source: Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan; copied and transcribed by the Author, July, 1999)

"FUNERALS

DORAN

Funeral services for John Doran, 86, an early-day resident of this city who died at 2 p. m. in his home, are to be held Monday at 7:30 a. m. in the home at 1503 State street, and at 8 a. m. in St. John's church. Rev. Father Wigbert Leineweber will intone the requiem high mass and interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Doran's death on Friday followed an illness of three months of infirmities incident to old age. He was born in County Carlow, Ireland, February 2, 1850, and came to this country when he was 6 years old. He had lived in Menominee for 55 years during which time he had occupied the same house at 1503 State street. Mr. Doran was a timber estimator for the J. W. Wells Lumber company for 35 years. Survivors are his wife, the following children: George and Mrs. Charles McCrory of Marinette; Floyd of Menominee and Leo T. of Hermansville; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Members of Menominee Council, Knights of Columbus, will assemble in the Doran home at 7:15 p. m. to recite the rosary
 

Monday, 20 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader, Menominee, Michigan

"FUNERALS

DORAN

"Final rites for John Doran, 86, an early-day resident of this city who died Friday, were held at 7:30 a. m. today in his home, 1503 State street, and at 8 a. m. in St. John's church. Rev. Father Wigbert Leineweber intoned the requiem high mass. Six grandsons of the decedent, George, Roger, Allen and Gordan Doran, Glen and Donald McCrory bore the casket to its final resting place, an evergreen lined grave in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. James Mikolasek was in charge of flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Leo T. Doran, their sons Thomas and Jaime of Hermansville; Thomas Feeney of Glenwood, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Feeney of Minneapolis; Mrs. Allen S. White of Rice Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Edward Stilb of Racine; Mrs. J. Harney of Melville, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Rachford and Mrs. Lucille O'Conner of Oconto; and Mrs. Louis LeClaire of Appleton attended the funeral." (Mrs. J. Harney, a niece of John Doran,  is the former Catherine Hayes, daughter of James Hayes and Johanna Doran)

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/flash1875.htm
Oconto County Reporter
October 30 1875

"We are pleased to learn that John Doran has made an amicable settlement of his business difficulties and has resumed operation in the manufacture of cigars at his old stand."

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/flash1882.htm
Oconto County Reporter
November 11, 1882

"SINCE the death of E. Groleau, who was at the time of his demise proprietor of the Globe Hotel in this city, the saloon in that hostelry has been run by Johnny Doran, the rest of the house being occupied by the widowed Mrs. Groleau.  Something about this way of conducting the business seems to disturb the peaceful rest of the departed Groleau, and to rectify matters he pays nocturnal visits to his old earthly home and terrifies the inmates thereof with his plaintive cries for “rest”.  Some skeptics are investigating the matter, and intend to see if this ghostly apparition does not consist of something more tangible than a departed spirit clad in a shroud."

More About JOHN DORAN:
Burial: July 20, 1936, Riverside Cemetery, Sect. F, Lot 119, Menominee, Michigan17
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 1936, Myocarditis18
Census 1: 1870, John and brother James are living in a boarding house in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Census 2: 1880, John, wife Julia, & son George, residing in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Census 3: 1900, John, wife Julia, & children Annie, Floyd, Howard & Leo, residing at 1503 State St. in Menominee, Menominee Co., Michigan
Census 4: 1910, John, wife Julia, & children George, Floyd & Leo residing in Menominee, Michigan
Census 5: 1920, John & wife Julia residing at 1503 State St., Menominee, Michigan
Immigration: Bet. 1857 - 1860, Status - Naturalized before 190019,20

Marriage Notes for JULIA FEENEY and JOHN DORAN:
Julia Feeney and John Doran were married on 21 May 1876, at St. Joseph's church in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.  Their witnesses were John Despin and Barbara Feeney.
Source: (1)Diocese of Green Bay; Record of marriage of St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Wisconsin.  Copy of record received by the Author on November 20, 1999; (2) Oconto County Register of Deeds - Registration of Marriage dated Dec. 12, 1876.

 ii. BARBARA IRMA FEENEY21, b. October 19, 1860, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin22,23; m. JOHN (JACK) JR RATCHFORD24, November 24, 1879, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin24; b. June 08, 1854, Altrincham, Cheshire, England25,26.

More About BARBARA IRMA FEENEY:
Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co. Wisconsin.27
Census: 1910, Record shows Barbara had 7 children, 6 still living, at the time of the 1910 census.
Residence: September 06, 1945, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin28

More About JOHN (JACK) JR RATCHFORD:
Author's Note: Alternate spelling of surname:  "Rachford" or "Rochford"
Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co. Wisconsin. Note: Gravestone for Jack & wife Barbara is sunk into the ground making dates unreadable.29
Census: 1910, John, wife Irma, & children William, Earl, Stanely & Clyde, living in Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin. Census also shows that both of John's parents were born in Ireland
Immigration: June 187230
Occupation 1: November 1879, Laborer, Lumber Mill31
Occupation 2: 1910, Laborer, Lumber Mill32
Residence: July 18, 1936, 319 Pecor St., Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin33

Marriage Notes for BARBARA FEENEY and JOHN RATCHFORD:
John Ratchford and Barbara Feeney were married in Oconto, Wisconsin, November 24, 1879, at St. Joseph's church. Their witnesses were Thomas Feeney and Eliza Hartigan. Barbara's parents are listed as Peter Feeney and Mary Walsh.

 iii. THOMAS FEENEY, b. Abt. 1863, Wisconsin34.

More About THOMAS FEENEY:
Residence: July 20, 1936, Glenwood, Pope Co., Minnesota35

 iv. JUNE FEENEY, b. Abt. 1865, Wisconsin36.
 v. PETER JR FEENEY, b. Abt. June 1867, Wisconsin36; m. MARIE MAYME BURKE; b. Abt. 189037.

More About PETER JR FEENEY:
Residence: 1920, Logging Camp, Florence County, Wisconsin

More About MARIE MAYME BURKE:
Census: 1920, Marie and her children, Leo, Clarence and Elmer, are residing in the household of her father, Patrick Burke, at 213 Pecor St., Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin

 vi. KATHERINE (KATE) FEENEY, b. Abt. 1868, Wisconsin38.
 vii. MARGARETH E. (MAGGIE) FEENEY, b. Abt. April 1874, Wisconsin39; m. DR. ALLEN SINCLAIR WHITE, February 06, 1901, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin40,41; b. Ontario, Canada.

Notes for MARGARETH E. (MAGGIE) FEENEY:
Oconto High School Graduates 1886-1910
(A list found in the Bay Mist yearbook of Oconto High, 1910)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/ochsgrads1910.htm

1892                                  (occupation etc)             present address

Maggie Feeney        (Mrs. [Doctor] White)            Canada

More About MARGARETH E. (MAGGIE) FEENEY:
Census: 1900, Margaret, age 26,  living in a boarding house in Gillette Twp., Oconto Co., Wisconsin
Education: 1910, Oconto High School, Oconto, Wisconsin42

More About DR. ALLEN SINCLAIR WHITE:
Occupation: Physician
Residence 1: July 17, 1936, Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin43
Residence 2: 1910, Canada44

Marriage Notes for MARGARETH FEENEY and ALLEN WHITE:
PRE 1907 WISCONSIN MARRIAGE INDEX - OCONTO COUNTY
Allen S White  06 Feb 1901  02  0267  N  08637
Margareth E Feeney 06 Feb 1901 02 0267 N 08669
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/marriages1907W.htm

February 06, 1901
Allen Sinclair White, b. Ontario, Canada, occupation - Physician
Margareth E. Feeney, b. Oconto, Wisconsin
Residence: Allen, Gillett, Wisconsin
                   Margareth, Oconto, Wisconsin
Parents: James White & Mary Ishester
              Peter Feeney & Mary Welsh
Married in Roman Catholic ceremony in Oconto, Wis.
by J. A. Selbach
Witnesses: John Feeney & Mae Ratchford

 viii. JOANIE FEENEY, b. Abt. 1875, Wisconsin45.
 ix. JOHN FEENEY, b. Abt. June 1876, Wisconsin46; d. 1909, Wisconsin46.

More About JOHN FEENEY:
Burial: 1909, St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co. Wisconsin..
 

Endnotes

1.  Copy Certificate of Death for Mrs. Julia Doran.
2.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
3.  Oconto County Reporter, May 17, 1881, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/flash1881.htm.
4.  Copy Certificate of Death for Mrs. Julia Doran.
5.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
6.  1870 Census - Jefferson County, Wisconsin,  (Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Schedule M593, NARA Microfilm Number 1719. Jefferson County).
7.  1870 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Schedule M593, NARA Microfilm Number 1730. Oconto and Outagamie Counties).
8.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
9.  1910 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (1910 CENSUS SCHEDULE T624, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 1729.  Monroe and Oconto Counties.).
10.  Copy Certificate of Death for Mrs. Julia Doran.
11.  Copy Certificate of Death for Mrs. Julia Doran. Source: Marinette County Register of Deeds, Marinette County Courthouse, Marinette, Wisconsin.
12.  Registration of Marriage of John Doran and Julia Feeney; Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin
13.  Marriage Record of John Doran and Julia Feeney; Diocese of Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Register of St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin
14.  Oconto County Register of Deeds, Oconto County, Wisconsin - Marriages 1859 - 1877,  (FHL US/CAN Microfilm Number 1292397).
15.  Certified Copy of Record of Death for John Doran.
16.  Certified Copy of Record of Death for John Doran. Source: State of Michigan, County of Menominee, Clerk of Courts. Record number 5364 dated October 3, 1936. Date of death of deceased; July 17, 1936
17.  Tombstone and Cemetery Records; Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan, recorded by James M. Doran, July 1999 and July 2000.
18.  Certified Copy of Record of Death for John Doran.
19.  1900 Census - Menominee County, Michigan,  (1900 CENSUS SCHEDULE T623, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 731. Mecosta (cont'd: ED 100, sheet 6--end, and EDs 101--108) and Menominee Counties).
20.  History of the City of Menominee, Michigan, The past with remembrance, the future with longing 1883-1983. by Menominee Centennial Corp. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1983 - The Author has a copy of this book in his possession.
21.  Diocese of Green Bay, St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Wisconsin, Marriage Record for John Ratchford and Barbara Feeney.
22.  1880 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Schedule T9, NARA Microfilm Number 1439, Oconto (part: EDs 1-103, sheet 6) Counties; and 1440. Oconto (cont'd: ED 103, sheet 7-end)).
23.  Doran Family Bible, Event Dates copied by James Doran on July 11, 2000; originals kept by Helen Liegeois Doran in Marinette, Wisconsin.
24.  Diocese of Green Bay, St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Wisconsin, Marriage Record for John Ratchford and Barbara Feeney.
25.  1910 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (1910 CENSUS SCHEDULE T624, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 1729.  Monroe and Oconto Counties.).
26.  Doran Family Bible, Event Dates copied by James Doran on July 11, 2000; originals kept by Helen Liegeois Doran in Marinette, Wisconsin.
27.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
28.  Obituary for Julia Feeney Doran; September 7, 1945 Marinette Eagle-Star.
29.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
30.  Doran Family Bible, Event Dates copied by James Doran on July 11, 2000; originals kept by Helen Liegeois Doran in Marinette, Wisconsin.
31.  Diocese of Green Bay, St. Joseph's parish, Oconto, Wisconsin, Marriage Record for John Ratchford and Barbara Feeney.
32.  1910 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (1910 CENSUS SCHEDULE T624, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 1729.  Monroe and Oconto Counties.).
33.  "Obituary for John Doran - 20 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader, Menominee, Michigan," On microfilm, located at the Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan.
34.  1880 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Schedule T9, NARA Microfilm Number 1439, Oconto (part: EDs 1-103, sheet 6) Counties; and 1440. Oconto (cont'd: ED 103, sheet 7-end)).
35.  "Obituary for John Doran - 20 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader, Menominee, Michigan," On microfilm, located at the Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan.
36.  1880 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Schedule T9, NARA Microfilm Number 1439, Oconto (part: EDs 1-103, sheet 6) Counties; and 1440. Oconto (cont'd: ED 103, sheet 7-end)).
37.  1920 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (1920 CENSUS SCHEDULE T625, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 2007. Monroe Co. (EDs 118-121, 216, and 122-151) and Oconto Co. (EDs 155-181).).
38.  1870 Census - Brown County, Wisconsin, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Schedule M593, NARA Microfilm Number 1703. Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, and Brown Counties.
39.  1900 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (1900 CENSUS SCHEDULE T623, NARA Microfilm Roll Number 1808. Monroe (cont'd: ED 100, sheet 5--end), Oconto, and Oneida Counties).
40.  Pre-1907 Wisconsin Marriage Index - Oconto County, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/marriages1907.htm.
41.  Oconto County Register of Deeds, Oconto County, Wisconsin - Marriages 1894 - 1907,  (FHL Microfilm Number 1292399).
42.  A list found in the Bay Mist yearbook of Oconto High, 1910, Oconto High School Graduates 1886-1910, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/ochsgrads1910.htm.
43.  "Obituary for John Doran - 20 July 1936 Menominee Herald-Leader, Menominee, Michigan," On microfilm, located at the Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan.
44.  A list found in the Bay Mist yearbook of Oconto High, 1910, Oconto High School Graduates 1886-1910, http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/ochsgrads1910.htm.
45.  1880 Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin,  (Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Schedule T9, NARA Microfilm Number 1439, Oconto (part: EDs 1-103, sheet 6) Counties; and 1440. Oconto (cont'd: ED 103, sheet 7-end)).
46.  Tombstone Reading; St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin; Recorded by James Doran, July 11, 2000.
 



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