Sunday, April 27, 2014

This Week on My Family History Calendar

April 28
My second great grandparents, James Joseph Murphy [352] (1819-1882) and Ellen Kiley [353] (1834-1913), were married on this day in 1860 in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska. James' parents were Patrick Murphy [891] and Mary McCabe [892]. Ellen's parents were John Kiely [5717] and Catherine Driscoll [5804]. Both James and Ellen were originally from Ireland and each arrived in the USA in the 1850s. James and Ellen made their home in Vesta, Johnson, Nebraska and their homestead farm, acquired in 1867, remains in the family today. James and Ellen had seven children.

April 29
Charles Oliver Tucker [211] (1880-1963), my great great uncle by marriage, was born on this day in Johnson, Nemaha, Nebraska. His parents were James Riley Tucker [1142] and Mary Elizabeth Phelan [1143]. Charles was married to my great great aunt Johannah M. Murphy [478] (1884-1926), the daughter of Michael Daniel Murphy [354] and Honora Agnes Butler [355]. Charles and Hannah had three children. 

April 30
Bridget Keough [2001] (1894-1967), my second cousin twice removed, was born in on this day in Boyds Cove, Newfoundland. Her parents were Andrew Keough [945] and Charlotte Mary Keats [1501]. Bridget was married to Peter Donahue [2027] (1891-1961).

Richard Michael Tracey [357] (1922-2002), my first cousin once removed, and Dorothy May Brown [1044] (1922-2004) were married on this day in 1945 in Houston, Harris, Texas. His parents were Richard Tracey [215] and Kathleen Theresa Murphy [209]. Her parents were Edwin Brown [1227] and Mary Ivison [1228]. Dick and Dorothy had two children.

May 3
My great great uncle Daniel Paul Murphy [471] (1871-1899) was born on this day in Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri. His parents were Michael Daniel Murphy [354] and Honora Agnes Butler [355]. Daniel contracted tuberculosis as a teenager. He married Minnie C. Sanford [479] (1878-unknown) in 1897 but sadly, Daniel died about eighteen months after the marriage.

Clarence V. Donohoe [2210] (1912-1956) was born on this day in O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska. His parents were Thomas Francis Donohoe [2211] and Elizabeth McNichols [2212]. In 1938 he married my first cousin twice removed Dorothy Lois Sullivan [501] (1914-1998). Her parents were Michael Paul Sullivan [499] and Ellen Jane Murphy [475]. Clarence and Lois had ten children.

Do we share any family members? If so, I would enjoy hearing from you and sharing information. Until next week ...

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