Things we know about Edward J. O’Brien:

Parents:  William O’Brien and Mary Fay

Born:  1868, Redford, Michigan (June 1869 per 1900 census)

Baptized:  x

Married:  Rachel Osborn, born 1872, Kansas.  Parents:  Jesse McGee Osborn, 1844; Anne Elizabeth Guinn, 1849.

28 April, 1899 – Married Grace Leely, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  Edward J. O’Brien, age 29, 1870; Grace Leely, age 23, 1876.  Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  Grace was born in October 1875 in Kansas.

Kansas City Gazette, Kansas City, Kansas, Saturday, April 29, 1899:

Edward J. O Brien and Grace Leely, both of Kansas City, Kansas, were married yesterday, notwithstanding that it was Friday, and there is an old superstition that ill-luck is sure to follow people who get married on Friday.

findagrave:  Grace Leely O’Brien, 1875-1921, Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.

Missouri death certificate:  Grace L. O’Brien, October 25, 1875 – September 10, 1921.  Husband Edward, widow.  Age 45.  902 Admiral, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Occupation:  Boxer, Lockwood.  Born in Atchison, Kansas.  Parents:  Isaiah Leely, Ohio, Nancy Stephens, Ohio.  Informant:  Herbert Henkel/Hershel, 902 Admiral.  Buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery.  Undertaker:  C.L. Forster.

Died: 1911 (before September 1921 since Grace was a widow on her death certificate)


Margaret O’Brien – August 1891, Kansas.

1900 Census – Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan.  Margaret McKinney, 51; Michael McKinney, 22; William McKinney; 20; Albert McKinney, 9; Margaret O’Brien, 8, adopted daughter; Herbert O’Brien, 2 adopted son; Mary Lenahand, 80; Anna Dismant, 28; Amos Dismant, 6

Found Margaret Irene O’Brien, 1893, Kansas, married to Edward Balliet, 1892.  1920 – Kansas City, Ward 5.  Children:  Lamora Ruth, 1922 – 1997; George D., 1924 – 2000.  Parents:  James O’Brien, 1871 – ??? and Rachel Osborn, 1872 – ???.  Father born in Michigan, mother born in Kansas.  Findagrave:  1892-1978.  Spouse:  Edward S. Balliett (1892-1958).  Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

1920 Census: Kansas City, Ward 5, Wyandotte, Kansas.  E.S. Balliett, 27; Margaret Balliett, 27; Edward Balliett; 2, Margaret Balliett, 0.

1925 Census:  Kansas City, Kansas.  Edward Balliett, 32; Ida Balliett, mother; Margaret Balliett, 32; Edward Balliett, 7; Margaret Balliett, 5; Lamora Balliett, 5; Darrell Balliett, 9.

1930 Census:  Kansas City, Summer ave Ridge ave.  Eward Balliett, 37; Margaret Balliett, 38; Edward Balliett, 12; Bettie E. Balliett, 10; Lamora Balliett, 8; Darrell Balliett, 5.

Findagrave:  Margaret Irene Balliett Bailes, Nov. 15, 1919 – Nov. 23, 2009:

Birth: Nov. 15, 1919
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2009
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Nov. 15, 1919 – – – Nov. 23, 2009Margaret Irene (Balliett) Bailes died early Monday morning at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, CA. Margaret was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.Her father named her after her mother, but her mother and her friends always called her Betty.
Her husband of 42 years, Harold, nicknamed her Lizzy and would more affectionately call her Doll. I, of course, always called her Grandma.After years of moving around the US, Grandma and Grandpa settled in Arroyo Grande, CA in 1973. They both loved the central coast and considered it their home. Up until only a few years ago, Grandma was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande and the Five Cities Christian Women. For 60 years she was a member of the Wyandotte Rebekah Lodge #6 of Kansas City, KS.She was very artistic and loved everything crafty. She was amazing. She could quilt, paint, sew, cook, cross-stitch and knit. But, most of all she could love. She was the best Grandmother and Great-Grandmother a kid could ever have. Grandma lived a very long and happy life.She outlived her parents, her three siblings, her husband (1982), her son (2008) and even two grandchildren (1966, 1981). She is survived by her granddaughter, Deborah B. (Gregory) Vose, her great-granddaughter, Margaret C. Vose, of SLO, CA and relatives in the Kansas City, KS area.A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in AG on Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 at 10 am. Rev. David Burgeson will officiate. FUMC 275 N. Halcyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Her ashes will be scattered off the Central Coast near Avila Beach where she will join both her husband and her son. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the First United Methodist Church of AG or to the charity of your choice.
Published in Kansas City Star on December 2, 2009
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered off the Central Coast near Avila BeachCreated by Heat

Lamora Ruth Balliett, born 8 March, 1922, married Thomas William Odell in Jackson, Missouri, 27 December, 1948.  Lamora R. Tinker died 26 July, 1997, and is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.

WWII Army Enlistment Records:  Lamora R. Tinker, born 1922 in Wyandotte, Kansas, enlisted 24 June, 1944, Kansas City, Womens Army Corps.  Married.

George Baillett, 29 June, 1924, Kansas – 10 February, 2000, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.  Married Ruth Pauline, who was born 27 November, 1927, and died 4 May, 2006, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.

Infant O’Brien – 26 March, 1895, Potter, Atchison, Kansas.  1st birth.  Parents:  Edward O’Brien, age 26, and Rachel Asborn, age 23.  Kansas Births and Christenings, famlysearch.org.

Frank O’Brien – May 1896, Kansas.

1900 Census:  Livonia, Wayne, Michigan.  James McKinney, 66; Mary McKinney, 47; John McKinney, 30; Daniel McKinney, 17; Frank O’Brien, 4, grandson, born in Kansas

Herbert Jennings O’Brien – 16 July, 1897, Kansas City, Kansas.  Died 22 May, 1945, Detroit, Michigan, age 47, married.  Parents:  Edward and Rachael Osborn. (familysearch.org death records)

Application for Headstone or Marker:  Herbert Jennings O’Brien.  Enlistment dates 12-8-16, discharge dates 1-8 or 9-21, Navy, gunner’s mate, 2 Cl. U.S. Navy.  Buried in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Michigan.  Dvision:  Kansas.  Signed by Mrs. Veola O’Brien, 9225 Genesee, Detroit, on May 25, 1945.

1900 Census – Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan.  Margaret McKinney, 51; Michael McKinney, 22; William McKinney; 20; Albert McKinney, 9; Margaret O’Brien, 8; Herbert O’Brien, 2 adopted son; Mary Lenahand, 80; Anna Dismant, 28; Amos Dismant, 6

1920 Census – Herbert J. O’Brien, age 22, birthplace Kansas, Harwich, England, USS Chattanooga.  Father’s birthplace, Michigan.  Mother’s birthplace, Kansas.

1930 Census:  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Herbert O’Brien, 33, Missouri.  Leona B. O’Brien, 22, Kansas.  Herbert O’Brien, 6, Michigan.  Irene O’Brien, 5, Michigan.

1940 Census:  Ward 8, Detroit, age 41, birthplace Kansas.  Herbert, 41, Kansas.  Viola, 36, Missouri.  Herbert, 16, Michigan.  Irene, 14, Michigan.  Mary, 9, Missouri.  Residence in 1935:   Kansas City, Missouri.

Herbert J. O’Brien, born 1924, parents Herbert J. O’Brien and Veola Marquis, married Josephine F. Smith 9 September, 1944, Detroit.  Divorced 13 February, 1946, Wayne County, Michigan.  Number of children:  0.

Herbert James O’Brien, born 1923, parents Herbert James O’Brien and Veola Delories Marquis, married Shirley Irene Lafontaine 6 July, 1946, Detroit.  Shirley was born in 22 July, 1927, Cass Lake, Minnesota.  Parents:  Leo Alfred Lafontaine, Irene Marshall Wood.  Died 8 August, 1992.  SS Death Index:  Last residence at death 83669 Star, Ada, Idaho.

SS Application:

Herbert James O’Brien, Jr., born 3 November, 1923, Detroit, died 4 August, 1998.  Parents:  Hubert H. O’Brien, Veola M. Marquis.  380-14-1213.

SS Death Index:  Herbert J. O’Brien, 3 October, 1923 – 4 August, 1998.  SSN issued in Michigan before 1951.  Last residence:  83669 Star, Ada, Idaho.  380-14-1213.

Herbert James O’Brien:

Son Herbert Jennings, 6 February, 1953, possible son Herbert R., Middleton, Idaho

Irene Rachel O’Brien:

Marriage:  2 November, 1943, Detroit, age 18.  Spouse:  Henry H. Smith.  Father:  Herbert.  Mother:  Veola Marquis.

Marriage:  22 November, 1946, Paul Vernon Dunscomb (1 June, 1922, Michigan – 5 May, 1977, Stockton, San Joaquin, California).

California Death Index:  Irene Rachel Dunscomb, 20 March, 1925, Michigan – 31 october, 1992, Modesto, Stanislaus, California.  Father’s surname:  Obrien.  Mother’s surname:  Marquis.

SS Application:

Irene Rachael O’Brien (1944), Irene Rachael Smith (1958), Irene R. Dunscomb, born 20 March, 1925, Detroit.  Parents:  Herbert J. O’Brien, Veola Marquis.  Died 31 October, 1992.

Grace E. O’Brien – 1903.  Ancestry:  Central High School yearbook, Kansas City, Missouri, 1919.

Mildred Rose O’Brien – 18 November, 1904, Kansas City, Kansas – 11 September, 1987.  Married Charles Marazine.  Findagrave:  Buried at Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

1920 Census:  Kansas City Ward 5, Jackson, Missouri.  Grace O’Brien, 44; Anna Harris, 21; Grace E. O’Brien, 17; Mildred R. O’Brien, 15; Hugh O’Brien, 13

1930 Census:  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Charles Marazine, 35; Mildred R. Marazine, 25; Mildred T. Marazine, 6

1940 Census:  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Charles Marazine, 45; Mildred Marazine, 35; Mildred Marazine, 16

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/658510/Merys-Mildred.php:  Mildred Frances Mangiaracina (Marazine) Merys, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away February 15, 2013. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eugene “Geno” Merisi Merys. A private graveside service will be held, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO.

Mildred was born March 4, 1924 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Mildred Rose (O’Brien) Marazine and Charles Vincent Mangiaracina Marazine. Mildred was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and a member of St. Thomas More Parish.

Mildred is survived by her two sons, Marquis Michael Merys and Shawn Christopher Merys, MD, MPH; granddaughter, Gina Marie Merys, PhD; and grandson, Marquis Vincent Merys.

http://www.stmkc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/News_2011-03.pdf:  Our Brother Knight Eugene “Geno” Merys, 88, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away January 11.

Geno was born June 23, 1922, in Kansas City, the son of Eugene H. and Merida (Schroder) Merys. He served in the United States Navy during the World War II era. Geno was a member of St. Thomas More Parish, a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus St. Thomas More Council #14270 and formerly of the O’Hara Council. He belonged to the IBEW Local Union #124 for 67 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Frances Merys of the home; two sons, Marquis Michael Merys and Shawn Christopher Merys, M.D.; granddaughter Gina Marie Merys, Ph.D.; and grandson, Marquis Vincent Merys.

Visitation and rosary were held January 14 at Muehle- bach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost, with graveside service January 15 at Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost.

Marquis Vincent Merys of Blue Springs, Jackson County, married Margaret Beth Adkins on February 26, 2015.  (jacksongov.org)

Gina M. Merys of Kansas City, Jackson County, married Matthew Mahaffey on July 10, 1999.  (jacksongov.org)

Hugh O’Brien – 1907, Kansas.  1920 Census:  Kansas City Ward 5, Jackson, Missouri.  Grace O’Brien, 44; Anna Harris, 21; Grace E. O’Brien, 17; Mildred R. O’Brien, 15; Hugh O’Brien, 13.  Found Hugh O’Brien, Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas, died June 1961.  Pvt. 3 Co. 164 Depot . . .

Census Records:

Livonia, Michigan:

1870 Census – Age 2, living with William, Mary, and John O’Brien, age 4

1880 Census – Age 11, living with Cortland,  Mary E.,  Jennie Kinney  and Anna O’Brien, age 9, in Livonia, Michigan


1900 Census – Age 31, born in Michigan, living with Grace O’Brien, 25, born in Kansas.  Kansas City, Kansas, 2036 Darby Ave., well driller.

1905:  Quindar0, Kansas, Wyandotte County

Edward Obrine, 36

Grace L Obrine, 29

Maggie Obrine, 13

Frank Obrine, 12

Herbert Obrine, 8

Grace E. Obrine, 3

Mildred Obrine, 5 mo.

1920 Census – Grace O’Brien, 44 (1876), Kansas; Anna Harris, 21, Missouri; Grace E. O’Brien, 17, Kansas (1903), Mildred R. O’Brien, 15, Kansas (1905); Hugh O’Brien, 13, Kansas (1907).  Jackson, Missouri.

City Directories:

Leavenworth, Kansas:

1890:  Leely, Miss Grace, r 219 4th av

1891:  Leely, Grace r 219 4th av

1892:  Leely, Grace r 219 rth av


findagrave:  Frank P. O’Brien, 1888-1912, Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.


1885 Census:  Grasshopper, Atchison, Kansas

Jesse M. Osborn, 39

Anna E. Osborn, 35

Rachel R. Osborn, 13

Arrena Osborn, 11

John S. Osborn, 8

Mary E. Osborn, 1 m

John O’Brien, 19

John Guinon, 24

William, 23


Grace Leely – October 25, 1875 – September 10, 1921.  Death Certificate:  Grace L. O’Brien, 902 Admiral, Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri.  Age 45, widow.  Trade:  Boxer, Lockwood.  Born in Atchison, Kansas.  Parents:  Isaiah Leely, Ohio, and Nancy Stephens, Ohio.  Informant:  Herbert Henkel or Hershel, 902 Admiral.  Buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery.  Undertaker:  Mrs. C.L. Forster, 918 Brooklyn.  http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1921/1921_00025638.PDF

Further Research Needed:


Things we know about Patrick Corrigan:

Parents:  x

Born:  29 March, 1802, Ireland.  Ancestry trees say he was born in Ferbane.

Baptized:  x

Married:  Elizabeth Murray (20 November, 1804 – 11 September, 1877).  Found Elizabeth Corrigan, alied September 13, 1877, Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.  Ancestry:  Family trees say she was born in Westmeath, the child of William and Alice Balfe.  Ancestry marriage record:  9 April, 1827 (transcription says 9 January, 1827, but actual record is 9 April, 1827), Patricum Corrigan, Elizabeth Murray, St. Andrew’s, Dublin City.  Sponsors:  Gul. Rattigan and Matt Murphy.

Immigration:  1824.  First settled in Pennsylvania and six years later moved to Canada.  Patrick served for three years as commissioner of Huntingdon County.

Found:  Patrick Corrigan, abt. 1801, arrival year 1825, New York, New York.  U.S. and Passenger Immigration Lists, 1500’s – 1900’s, Bentley, Elizabeth P., Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1820-1829.

Died: 16 April, 1874, Kansas City, Missouri


John, 2 June, 1828.  Baptized 31 August, 1828, St. Frederic’s, Drummondville, Quebec.  Sponsors:  Thomas McCleary, Bridget Daly.  Parents from Township of Eaton.  Found John Corrigan, 1833-1866, at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Mary, 1830.  Drouin Collection:  1830.  Parents:  Patrick Corrigan and Elizabeth Murray, ?????.  Witnesses:  Thomas Claffy and Mary ????.  Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal.  (http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=drouinvitals&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=mary&gsln=corrigan&msbdy=1830&MSAV=1&uidh=p2m&pcat=34&fh=0&h=3494263&recoff=4+5&ml_rpos=1)

Married Roderick Carroll, 1851, St. Chrysostome.  (Drouin Collection)

Thomas, 1835.  Drouin Collection:  1836.  Witness:  Mary ???bin.  Parents:  Patrick Corrigan, farmer, and Elizabeth Murray of the Township of Sherrington.  St. Edouard, Quebec.  Township:  Napierville.  (http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=drouinvitals&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=thomas&gsln=corrigan&msbdy=1835&MSAV=1&uidh=p2m&pcat=34&fh=2&h=9391602&recoff=4+5&ml_rpos=3)

Found Thomas Corrigan, 1836 – March 1, 1894, at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Catherine,  1836, Canada – August 8, 1896.  Found Catherine Corrigan Dunne, Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.  Spouse John Dunne (1833-1894)

Elizabeth, 1837.  Drouin Collection:  1837, Parents:  Patrick Corrigan and Elizabeth Murry of the Township of Sherrington.  Witnesses:  Edward Murry and Mary McConvil.  St. Edouard, Napierville.  (http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=drouinvitals&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsln=corrigan&msypn__ftp=Napierville%2c+Les+Jardins-de-Napierville%2c+Quebec%2c+Canada&msypn=1650377&msypn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c3243%7c0%7c5009%7c0%7c1654509%7c1650377%7c0%7c&MSAV=1&uidh=p2m&pcat=34&fh=1&h=7487224&recoff=5&ml_rpos=2)

Married William Keys, 1855, St. Chrysostome.  (Drouin Collection)

Ann, 1838.  Baptized St. Romain, Hemmingford.  Drouin Collection:  Anne Corrigan.  On this twelfth day of December, 1838, I the undersigned baptized Anne aged three weeks, the legitimate child of Patrick Corrigan farmer at Hemmingford, and of Elizabeth Murray.  The sponsors Bernard Duffy and Mary Phelan could not sign.  J. Moore, Priest.  (http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=drouinvitals&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=patrick&gsln=corrigan&msbdy=1802&msbpn__ftp=Ireland&msbpn=3250&msbpn_PInfo=3-%7c0%7c1652381%7c0%7c3250%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c&mssng0=elizabeth&mssns0=murray&MSAV=1&uidh=p2m&pcat=CANADIAN_COLLECTIONS&fh=154&h=2302534&recoff=6&fsk=BEFq368IgAAEQwA0TZw-61-&bsk=&pgoff=&ml_rpos=155)

Married John Dwyer, 1865, St. Chrysostome.  (Drouin Collection)

Ellen, June 23, 1841, Canada – November 25, 1945, Jackson County, Missouri.  Buried at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Edward, May 26, 1842 – July 24, 1924.  Buried at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Found at findagrave Mrs. Edward Corrigan, died October 4, 1909, Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=corrigan&GSiman=1&GSsr=1&GScid=30373&GRid=77214842&

Bridget, 1844.  Drouin Collection:  1844.  Parents:  Patrick Corrigan and Elizabeth Murray.  Sponsors:  John Wood and Marguerite Callahan.  St. Chrysostome, Cochate au gras, Quebec.  (http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=drouinvitals&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=Bridget&gsln=corrigan&msbdy=1835&MSAV=1&uidh=p2m&pcat=34&fh=0&h=7062725&recoff=4+5&ml_rpos=1)

Married John Burk 20 June, 1876, St. Patrick’s, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Found Bridget Corrigan Burke, February 13, 1845, Canada – March 26, 1931, Kansas City, Missouri, Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.



Bernard, St. Chrysostome, Quebec, 15 August, 1847 – 6 January, 1914, Kansas City, Missouri.  Married Mamie Shannon, 9 children, and Harriet Fout, 10 children.  Marriage record:  Married Mary A. Shannon, 15 May, 1876, St. Patrick’s, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.  Buried at Mount Saint Marys Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri

Wife Mary Lydia “Mamie” Shannon Corrigan, September 10, 1858 – February 2, 1894, burned at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Census Records:

1851 Census:  Canada East, District 8, Beauharrnois County, Township of Hemmingford

Corrigan, Patrick, 49

Elizabeth, 47

Maryanne, 20

Catherine, 18

Tho, 17

Elizabeth, 15

Ann, 14

Ellen, 13

Patrick, 13

Edward, 11

Bridget, 8

Bernard, 6

1861 Census:  Huntingdon, Canada East

Patrick Coragan, 57, Married, Roman Catholic, 1-1/2 story brick house

Elizabeth, 56

John, 32

Mary, 21

Ellen, 20

Bridget, 16

Patrick, 20

Edward, 18

Bernard, 14

1871 Census:  Huntingdon East, Township of Havelock

Patrick Carrigan, 70

Elisabeth Carrigan, 68

Bridget Carrigan, 22

City Directories:



New York Times:  January 15, 1878


  • It is seldom in these days that the life of man exceeds 100 years, but the late Patrick Corrigan, of No. 58 East Eighty-seventh-street, was an exceptional instance of longevity. Mr. Corrigan was born in the Parish of Milan, near tho town of Ferbane, in King’s County, Ireland, in the month of June, 1772. His father was a farmer, and young Corrigan followed the same calling up to the age of about 56,

Book:  https://books.google.com/books?id=rmsUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=patrick+corrigan+marriage+to+elizabeth+murray&source=bl&ots=IvFuxhvZI2&sig=dZRIRRUkYc1ekaFQnez-sKNYO_w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1ntwVYnWN8zzsAWiqIL4BA&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=patrick%20corrigan%20marriage%20to%20elizabeth%20murray&f=false

Patrick Corrigan is a sponsor at Terrance Dolan’s baptism, which was 16 March, 1828, St. Frederic’s, Drummondville, Quebec.


Looking to connect with CORRIGAN researchers for the following Corrigan family (to save many people much trouble – there is NO connection to Collinstown, WM or any Northern Ireland counties, St. Louis, Frampton QC, Ontario or other provinces in Canada, or California (at least before 1920 or so!)

Patrick CORRIGAN (1802 “near Ferbane” Offaly – 1874 Kansas City, MO) He and wife, Elizabeth MURRAY (1804 Westmeath-1877 Kansas City) had 12 children all born in Canada:

MARY (@1830 Canada -1893 Iowa, m. Roger CARROLL (who d. 1915 KC);10 children;
MARGARET (1832 Sherrington, Qc,m. Patrick HALPIN/Halfpenny; 7 children;
ELIZABETH (1837 Hemmingford, Qc – d. KC) m. William KEESE/KEYES; no children;
ANN (1838 Hemmingford-d. KC) m. John DWYER;
CATHERINE (1840 Hemmingford – d. KC) m. John DUNN/Dunne;
ELLEN (1841 Hemmingford-d.KC); never married,
BRIDGET (1844 Hemmingford – d. KC) m. John BOURKE/Burke

JOHN b. 1833 Canada (no baptismal record found) – d. 1866 Independence, MO
m. Anna Jane TAGGART (1843 Hemmingford -1929 KC); 2 children. After John and children died of diphtheria in 1866 in Independence, MO, Annie became a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet out of St. Louis. (“Sister Monica CORRIGAN”)

THOMASb.1835 Sherrington, Qc – d. 1894 KC
m.Catherine MAGINLEY/MCGINLEY; 4 surviving daughters (Thomas, along with Bernard and other brothers Patrick and Edward, bought up the mule car lines in KC in the1860s.to become the “Corrigan Consolidated Lines.”

PATRICK b.1841 Hemmingford – d. KC
Never married (he was Ellen’s twin).Patrick left the mule car business and went along with his brother, Edward, into the horse business.He became a trainer.


EDWARDb. 1842 Hemmingford – d. 1924 KC
m. Winnifred QUINN of Hemmingford. No children. Very famous horseman; President of the Chicago Racing Assn. At various times, owned racetracks,including in California and the Hawthorne track in Chicago. Horse, Riley, won 1890 Kentucky Derby with the famous black
jockey, Isaac Murphy.

BERNARD b. 15 Aug 1946 Hemmingford – d. Jan. 1914 Kansas City, MO.Married 1st- Mary (“Maimie”)dtr of KC Mayor Patrick SHANNON. 2ndly to Hattie FOUTS.20 children. Part of KC Corrigan mule car lines/ Metropolitan Railway system.He and brother Thomas were police commissioners and tied in with the Pendergast political machine.


Their mother, Elizabeth Murray Corrigan, was sister of Mary Ann Murray TARSNEY who had 2 sons who became congressmen – John C. Tarsney, from KC,MO and Timothy E. Tarsney from Saginaw, MI. Also sister of THOMAS MURRAY (@1811-aft 1885) (m. Ann Keating) who went to Quebec and later to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Thanks in advance!Sharon Yokaitis


From: “Sharon J. Yokaitis” <syokait@banet.net>
Subject: [KansasCity-L] CORRIGAN – 1860s
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 15:53:56 -0400

I am seeking info as to what Catholic church - and perhaps other -
records might be available and useful for Independence or other spots in
the 1860s based on the following chain of events. The records are
probably not in KC itself - I have obtained exhaustive pre 1900 KC
Corrigan info and it does not appear to include what I am seeking. Have
done much research on the CORRIGAN clan but those niggling strands are
out there and thought I'd toss it out to the list! I am specifically
looking for a baptism @1863-4 of a female CORRIGAN as well as any death
or burial records for 3 CORRIGANS in 1866. The story is as follows:

John CORRIGAN (@1833-1866) of Hemmingford/St. Jean Chrysostome, Quebec,
m. Annie Jane TAGGART (1843-1929), also of Hemmingford, April 1861 St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Montreal. John had come from Quebec to
Kansas in the late 1850s (but he was not enumerated in KS or any of the
surrounding states in the 1860 census). Per his brother THOMAS
CORRIGAN’s 1896 KC obituaries, John worked on the railroads apparently
in the Leavenworth area and then bought a farm in Brown Co. KS.

John went back to Quebec in 1861 to claim his bride. He was Catholic
and she was not. As a result of the Civil War, he left Kansas and by
1862, their son, THOMAS CHARLES CORRIGAN, was baptised in the Catholic
church in St. Joseph, MO. Annie was baptised as an adult convert at the
same time. The story is that they had a DAUGHTER after (i.e., @1863-5),
but her name and actual dates and place of birth/baptism are unknown!

By October 1866, they were living in Independence, MO. John died that
month and his will makes it implicitly clear that the children
predeceased him (they all supposedly died in a diptheria outbreak).
Although there is a gravemarker for John in his brother EDWARD
CORRIGAN’s plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery in KC, John died before the
cemetery was opened and there is no record in the cemetery’s materials
indicating transfer of a body at any time. There is no stone for either
child there.

Query: Where are JOHN, THOMAS CHARLES AND _________ (f)CORRIGAN really
buried? Where was the daughter born and baptised? What church or other
records other than what I already described might be of assistance?

(His widow, Annie, became a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet out of
St. Louis in 1867. She became prominent in her order, having written a
diary of her leading an expedition of nuns in 1870 to start the first
hospital in the territory of AZ in Tucson. She is also buried in St.
Mary’s KC as SISTER MONICA CORRIGAN. The order interviewed an old nun
years ago who as a young nun recalled going with an old Sister Monica
when she put flowers on a Corrigan grave somewhere.

John’s brothers, BERNARD, THOMAS, EDWARD and PATRICK CORRIGAN were the
purchasers of the mule car lines in KC in the 1860s which became the
CORRIGAN CONSOLIDATED LINES among many other activities and

I know this is long, but thanks to all of you in advance! Sharon


1845, Notre-Dame, Montreal:  Ellen Corrigan.  Parents:  Thomas Corrigan and Anne McGrath.  Sponsors:  Patrick Corrigan and Anne Corrigan.  (Drouin Collection)

I also found this: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Eqchuntin/record/hmlnd.htm

This is Hemmingford Land Grants 1798, but there is a Patrick Carrigan listed here, so maybe we have to consider the possibility that that might be a relative.

Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1795-1850:

Name: Patrick Corrigan
List Date: 1838
Piece Title: Haldiman Volunteers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd,and 4th Hastings Militia, Hatley Volunteers, Hemmingford Volunteers


Land Grant:  Quebec, Canada, Land Grants , 1763-1890

Name: Patrick Corrigan
Location: Hemingford, Huntingdon
Acres: 45
Letters Patent Date: 19 Dec 1862

Further Research Needed:

Mid-Continent Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center:

Midwest Genealogy Center
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Independence, MO 64055-1923
Phone: 816.252.7228
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9-9; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5

Jackson County, Missouri, Records on Microfilm: http://www.mymcpl.org/_uploaded_resources/genealogy/mfjacksonco.pdf

Vital Rec 5, Death Record Index 1874-1905 (Kansas City only) (C19511)

Vital Rec 7, Death Records, 1874-1898 (Kansas City only) (C19509)

Find book:  Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri:  A Compendium of History - Volume 2.



"Hemmingford - 200 Years of Hope and Challenge 1799 - 1999" Index of persons

Copies of "Hemmingford - 200 Years of Hope and Challenge 1799-1999" (600 pages) may be obtained at Hemmingford Historical Archives or Hemmingford Township municipal office.

Corrigan, Patrick, 173

Anna Jerzykowski

Things we know about Anna Jerzykowski:

Parents:  Johan Jerzykowski and Anna Bauer

Born:  25 January, 1853/4, Germany

Baptized:  x

Married:  Fred Jaikowski/Gottfried Geikowski.  Died January 23, 1930, 6523 Horatio, age 76.  Woodmere Cemetery, Lawndale, Lot 195.  Death certificate:  Fred Jaikowski, born November 15, 1853, age 76, West Prussia, Germany.  Laborer.  Father:  Frederick Jaikowski.   Widowed (Anna Jersewkowski)


castlegarden.org:  Ship:  Frankfurt, Bremen to Baltimore, 5 June – 22 June, 1881

JACOBSKY ANNA 26 F 22 Jun 1881 U
JACOBSKY EMMA 10 m F 22 Jun 1881 U

Died: 19 November, 1927, age 73.   Woodmere Cemetery:   Anna Jaikowski, 6558 Horatio Ave.  Chronic Myocarditis.  Lawndale, Lot 195.  Death Certificate:  Anna Jaikowski, 6558 Horatio, married to Godfried Jaikowski.  Born January 25, 1854, West Prussia, Germany, age 73.  Parents:  John Gerzikowski, West Prussia, Germany, and Anna Bauer, West Prussia, Germany.


Auguste Caroline (Gustie), 8 February , 1877, or May 1877, Linken, West Prussia.  Gusta Jaikowsky Married Charles Winter, 28 October, 1899, Rev. C. Schatz.  Died 30 October, 1947.  Parents:  Gottfried Jaikowski, Anna Bauer

Emma, 7 April, 1879, or June 1878 Linken, West Prussia

Carl, February 1885, Michigan.  Charles August died 13 January, 1946.  ParentsL  Gotfreid Jaikowski, Anna Bower.  Michigan birth record:  Charles Jekofsky, 23 July, 1886, Springwells.  Parents:  John Jekofsky and Anna Jekofsky

Minnie, August 1888, Michigan.  Married Peter Neill, 5 January, 1910

Adolph, April 1892, Michigan

Martha, March 1895, Michigan

Ada, August 1898, Michigan.  Irene Delaney, died 8 December, 1945.  Parents:  Gottfried Jaikowski, Anna Bower

Eddie, April 1900, Michigan.  Edward Jenkins or Jaikowski died 8 September, 1941.  Parents:  Gottfried Jaikowski, Anna Bauer

Census Records:

1900 Census:  837 Livernois, Detroit (Fred Jakowsky, Gottfried Geikowski)

Jakowsky, Fred, November 1853, 46, born in Germany.  Naturalized.

Jakowsky, Annie, January 1854, 46, born in Germany

Gustie, Germany, May 1877, 23

Emma, Germany, June 1878, 21

Carl, Michigan, Feb. 1885, 15

Minnie, Michigan, Aug. 1888, 11.

Adoph, Michigan, April 1892, 8

Martha, Michigan, March 1895, 5

Ada, Michigan, August 1898, 1 (Irene Delaney, died 8 December, 1945.  Parents:  Gottfried Jaikowski, Anna Bower)

Eddie, Michigan, April 1900, 1/12 (Edward Jenkins or Jaikowski, died 8 September, 1941.  Parents:  Gottfried Jaikowski, Anna Bauer)

1910 Census:  Detroit, Ward 18, Wayne, Michigan,  600 Horatio

Jaikowsky, Fred, 55, Germany

Anna, 56, Germany

Charles, 24, Michigan

Adolph, 18, Michigan

Martha, 15, Michigan

Ida, 11, Michigan

Edward, 9, Michigan

1920 Census:  Detroit, Ward 18, Wayne, Michigan, 600 Horatio

Jackowski, Fred, 66, Germany

Anna, 65, Germany

Charles, 33, Michigan

Edward, 19, Michigan

City Directories:  Detroit

1882:  Jakowski, Gottfried, lab Thomas Clixby’s brickyard, h nr same

1884:  Jakovski, Gottfried, lab h e s Livernois ave 4 w of Michigan ave.  No Jerzukowski

1886:  Jeikowski, Gottfried, lab, h n s Michigan ave. nr Central ave.

1887:  Jakowski, Gottfried, lab F Hyns’ brickyard, h same

1888:  Jakowski, Gottfried, lab, h w cor Vernon and Livernois av.

1890:  Jaikowski, Gottfried, lab, h w s Livernois av 26 n of Mich av.

1893:  No Jakowski, Gottfried

1895:  Jakowski, Gottfried, lab, h 837 Livernois av.  No Jerzukowski

1899:  Jakowski, Gottfried, lab, h 837 Livernoise av.

1907:  Jaikowsky, Gottfried, lab, h n s Field Av 1 e of Martin av.


familysearch.org naturalization:  Fredrick Jarzoukowski (Jarzomkowsky), Illinois, 1892

Further Research Needed:

Fred Jakowsky naturalization

Passenger list

Louise Jerzykowski

Things we know about Louise/Lisette Jerzykowski:

Parents:  Jerzykowski

Born:  7 September, 1856/7, Germany

Baptized:  x

Married:  About 1881, Germany.  Charles Waschkowski.  Charles was born 11 December, 1854, Germany, and died 21 January, 1931, Dearborn, Michigan.

Woodmere Cemetery:  Charles Washkowski, 6224 Meade, Dearborn, Michigan.  Died January 21, 1931, age 76.  Section E, Block 5, Grave Number 61 1/2

Died: 28 April, 1925, Detroit, Michigan.  Woodmere Cemetery.  Age 67, married, borh 7 September 1857, Germany.  Father:  Jerzihowski.  Death certificate says born 7 September, 1857, Germany.   Address:  4837 Livernois.  Informant:  Mr. Charles Waschkowski.  Buried at Woodmere.

Death recorded in Immanuel E&R Church Death Register A.D. 1925, Book 3, page 142, line 1132. Name spelled Louise Watschkowski. Lists age as 68 yrs, 7 mos, 21 days. Lived at 4837 (831) Livernois. Length of residence in city where death occurred, 35 years. Name spelled Louise Washkowski. Birth date shown as Sept. 7, l857, Germany.



Bremen to New York, Ship Baltimore, arrived 27 March, 1884.

Carl Waschkowski, 32, butcher.

Lisette Waschkowski, 28

Otto Waschkowski, 11 months


Otto, 1 October, 1881, Germany

Minnie, June 1884

Herman, November 1885

Matilda, 23 September, 1887, Detroit

Augusta, April 1890

Gustav, 10 May, 1892

Martha, 10 March, 1894, Detroit.  Death record:  Martha Rinke, born 1894, age 53, died 18 May, 1947.  Parents:  Carl Washkowski, Louise Georgewski (Seeking Michigan)

Bertha, 14 September, 1896

Clara, 14 March, 1899

Census Records:

1900 Census:  Springwells Township, Wayne Michigan

Charles Washskowsky, 56, Germany

Lizzie Washskowsky, 44, Germany

Otto Washskowsky, 19, Germany, October 1881

Minnie Washskousky, 16, Michigan

Herman Washskousky, 15

Tillie Washkousky, 13

Auguste Washskousky, 10

Gustav Washkousky, 8

Martha Washskousky, 6

Bertha Washskousky, 4

Clara Washkousky, 1

1910 Census:  Detroit, Ward 18, Wayne, Michigan

Charles Watschkowsky, 55

Louise Watschkowsky, 53

Herman Watschkowsky, 24

Augusta Watschkowsky, 20

August Watschkowsky, 17

Bertha Watschkowsky, 13

Clara Watschkowsky, 11

1920 Census:  Detroit

Charles Waschkowski, 65

Louise Waschkowski, 63

Herman Waschkowski, 34

Clara Waschkowski, 20

Harold Konkel, 13, grandson

City Directories:



1890 Detroit, Michigan City Directory – Occupation, laborer. Address W S Livernois Avenue, 25 N of Michigan ave., Detroit, MI.

1900 U.S. Census, Michigan, Wayne County, Springwells Township, E.D. No. 199, Sheet 41&42A, 25 June. Name spelled Washskowsky.

1910 U. S. Census, Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit City, Ward 18, E.D. No. 278, Sheet 11A, 21 April. Name spelled Watschkowsky. Address 831 Livernois Ave.

1920 U.S. Census, Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit City, E.D. No. 574, Sheet A, 2 January. Name spelled Waschkowski. Harold Konkel, listed as grandson, age 13, residing. Address 831 Livernois Avenue.

Further Research Needed:

Contact:  Chris Witz:  cwitz@wi.rr.com


Mary Vizard

Things we know about Mary Vizard:

Parents:  Anthony Vizard

Born:  1818-1820, Ireland

Baptized:  x


Patrick Fahey/Fay

Dennis Linehan

Died: 17 June, 1913.  Seeking Michigan:  101 Pearl Av., Detroit, 18 Ward.  Born 1818, Ireland.  Age 95.  Parents:  Anthony Vizard, mother unknown.  Informant:  Margaret McKinney.  Buried at Holy Cross, 6-19-13 in Section H, Lot 189.  Undertaker:  W.F. Haskett/Haskell.  Name is incorrect on Seeking Michigan:  Mary Leinter.  Vizard is spelled Virard.    Also buried in Lot 189 are several McCloskey family members.  They lived about five houses away from Isaac and Eda Padgett on 16th Street in Detroit.


Mary Fay, born in Ontario, 1848.  Died 21 April, 1925, Detroit, age 79.  Married William O’Brien 14 March, 1865.  Married James McKinney 6 August, 1881.

Margaret Fay, born in Michigan, 12 April, 1851.  Died 2 July, 1937, Plymouth, Michigan.  Married James McKinney 1 January, 1878.

Michael Lanahan,  born in Michigan, 1854.    Michael Linihan died 10 May, 1924, age 68, Lewiston, Montmorency, Michigan.  Parents:  Dennis, Mary.  Single.  Birthplace:  Greenfield, Michigan. (familysearch.org and seekingmichigan)

Mulechai Lanahan, born in Michigan, 1857.

Ellen Lanahan, born in Michigan, 1858.

Census Records:

1850 Census:  Redford Township, Michigan (Now maybe Plymouth Road and Southfield)

Patrick Fay, age 34, laborer (can’t read or write) (born in Ireland about 1816)

Mary Fay, age 30 (can’t read or write) (born in Ireland about 1820)

Mary Fay, age 2

1860 Census:  Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan

Dennis Lanahan, 60, Ireland

Vizzard Lanahan, 40, Ireland (Mary Vizard-Fay)

Mary Lanahan, 12, Michigan (Mary Fay)

Margarete Lanahan, 9, Michigan (Margaret Fay)

Michael Lanahan, 6, Michigan.    Michael Linihan died 10 May, 1924, age 68, Lewiston, Montmorency, Michigan.  Parents:  Dennis, Mary.  Single.  Birthplace:  Greenfield, Michigan. (familysearch.org)

Mulechai Lanahan, 3, Michigan

Ellen Lanahan, 2, Michigan

1860 Census:  Redford, Michigan.  Page 49, dwelling 382, family number 375:

Peter Vizard, 40, farmer, Ireland.  Value of real estate:  1,600.  Value of estate:  300.

Catherine, 28, New York

Bridget, 6, Michigan

Catherine, 4, Michigan

1870 Census:  Redford, Michigan

Lennehan, Dennis, 66

Lennehan, Mary, 54

Lennehan, Michael, 16

Lennehan, Malacha, 14

Lennehan, Dennis, 8.  Death certificate:  Dennis Lenahan, about 38, bartender, died July 15, 1917, alcoholism, Detroit Receiving Hospital.  Married.  Parents:  Dennis Lenahan, Ireland.  Informant:  Patrick Campbell, Cleveland, Ohio.  Burial:  Burch & Brace, Cleveland, Ohio.  (http://seekingmichigan.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p129401coll7/id/177898/rec/12)

Lennehan, Margaret, 19 – domestic servant (Next house on census is Vizard, Peter, Catherine, Bridget, Catherine, Nanez, Hannah, Rachael, Peter, George)

Next on census:

Vizard, Peter, 54, Ireland (1816)

Vizard, Catherine, 35, Michigan

Vizard, Bridget, 15

Vizard, Catherine, 13

Vizard, Nancy, 9

Vizard, Hannah, 6

Vizard, Rachel, 3

Vizard, Peter, 5

Vizard, George, 10

Page 6 of Census:

Vizard, Anthony, 33, Ireland (1837)

Vizard, Margaret, 30, Michigan

Vizard, Harriett, 3

Vizard James, 1

1880 Census:  Livonia, Michigan

Denis Linehan, 80, Ireland

Mary Linehan, 60, Ireland

Malachi Linehan, 24

Denis Linehan, 18

Michael Linehan, 26

1880 Census:  Redford, Michigan

Vizard, Catherine, 44, widowed

Vizard, Catherine, 22

Vizard, Jan, 17

Vizard, Peatter, 16

Vizard, Rachal, 12

Vizard, George, 10

Gibbets, Harry, 28 (servant)

Vizard, Annie, 9

Vizard, Eddie, 7

1880 Census:  Pittsfield, Washtenaw, Michigan:

Vizard, Anthony, 41, born in Ireland about 1839.  Farmer.

Vizard, Margaret, 41

Vizard, Harriat, 12

Vizard, James, 11

Vizard, Mary, 9

Vizard, Edmond, 7

1884 Michigan Census:  Livonia, Michigan  (family above is Rohde)

James McKinney, 30

Maggie McKinney, 32

Michael McKinney, 5

William McKinney, 2

Agnes McKinney, 9/12

Dennis McLinishan, 95, father

Mary McLinishan, 67, mother

James McKinney, husband, 50

1900 Census:  Detroit, Ward 10, Michigan

Margaret McKinney, 51 (1849)

Michael McKinney, son, 22 (1878)

William McKinney, son, 10 (1880)

Margret O’Brien, adopted daughter, 9 (1891)

Herbert O’Brien, adopted son, 3 (1897)

Mary Lenahand, mother, 81 (1819)

Anna Dismant, niece, 29 (1874)

Amos Dismant, son, 7, Illinois (1893)

1900 Census:  Ash, Monroe, Michigan

Vizard, Anthony, 63

Vizard, Margaritte, 63

Vizard, James, 31

Vizard, Edmond, 26

Vizard, Fred, 16

1910 Census:  Detroit, Ward 18, Michigan

James McKinney, 56

Margaret McKinney, 59

Wm McKinney, son, 29

Albert McKinney, son, 19

Mary Livihan, mother/mother-in-law, 88, Ireland

Roseby McKinney, nephew, 21, Michigan

Emos Dermont, nephew, 16, Michigan (This is Amos Dismant, Annie O’Brien’s son)

1910 Census:  Ash, Monroe, Michigan

Vezzard, Anthony, 75 (married 43 years)

Vezzard, Margaret, 72

Vezzard, Frederick J., 26

City Directories:

Detroit City Directory – 1911:

Linihan, Mary (wid dennis), bds 101 Pearl av.


Possible parents:  Anthony Vizard and Bridget Conneely

Children of this couple baptized Kilconduff, Swinford:

John, 2 July, 1822.  Sponsors:  Mary and Michael Stenson

Michael, 2 July, 1822.  Sponsors:  Thomas Vizard, Bridget Price

Thomas, 14 December, 1824.  Sponsors:  Mary Vizard, William Conneely

Townland unknown on baptism records.

Found on Ancestry:  Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958

Name: Bridget Vizard
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1874
Death Age: 74
Registration district: Swineford
Volume: 4
Page: 314
FHL Film Number: 101587


Name Bridget Vizard
Estimated Birth Year abt 1799
Date of Registration 1875
Death Age 76
Registration district Swineford
Volume 9
Page 356
FHL Film Number 101587

Also buried in Lot 189 at Holy Cross are several McCloskey family members.  In 1900 they lived about five houses away from Isaac and Eda Padgett on 16th Street in Detroit.  Also buried there is Baby Mary O’Brien, whose parents are Daniel O’Brien and Mary McCloskey.  They were married on July 16, 1914.  Sponsors: Henry Klume and Margaret O’Brien.  Parents:  Daniel R. O’Brien, Mary Heaphy.    Daniel, age 28, Mary, age 36.  Daniel was a policeman.

Peter Vizard died in 1874 and is buried at Grandlawn with his wife, Catherine.

Found Nancy Vizard Gleason’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan;  Parents:  Peter Vizard, U.S., and Catherine Sheehan, New York state.  Nancy is buried at Grandlawn.

Found Nettie Morris’ death certificate on Seeking Michigan.  Parents:  Peter Vizard, unknown; Catherine Sheau, New York.  Buried at Redford Cemetery.  Born in 1870, died in 1904.

Found George Vizard’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan.  Parents:  Peter Vizard, not known; Catherine Shean, New York.  Informant:  Nellie Vizard, 3304 Lathrop.  Buried at Grandlawn.  Born August 10, 1870, died August 24, 1939.  Husband of Nellie Vizard.

Found Peter Vizard’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan.  12259 Washburn, Detroit.  July 16, 1866 – October 4, 1927, age 61.  Birthplace:  Redford, Michigan.  Parents:  Peter Vizard, Ireland; Catherine Seheen, Jersey City, New York.  Buried at Grandlawn.

Found Anna Vizard’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan.  April 10, 1877 – November 4, 1915.  160 Northwestern, Detroit.  Birthplace:  Redford, Michigan.  Parents:  Peter Vizard, Ireland; Catherine Schean, New York.  Informant:  Ed Vizard, 160 Northwestern.  Buried at Grandlawn.

Found Kate Minnock death record on Ancestry.  Died November 5, 1894.  Parents:  Peter and Catherine Vizard.

Found Margaret C. Vizard’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan (Anthony’s wife).  October 14, 1838 – February 21, 1921.  Widow.  Informant:  J.A. Vizard, Monroe, Michigan.  Buried in Rockwood, Michigan.

Found James Anthony Vizard’s death certificate on Seeking Michigan.  November 25, 1868 – May 6, 1940.  Died in Monroe, born in Redford.  Parents:  Anthony Vizard, Ireland; Margaret Farrel, Redford.  Informant:  Mrs. Gertrude Vizard, Monroe, Michigan.  Buried at St. Josephs Cemetery, Monroe.

Anthony Vizard married Margaret Farrell in 1866.  Ancestry tree has Anthony’s father as John Vizard, born 1805, County Mayo.  Anthony is buried at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Rockwood, Michigan.

Monroe Evening News, September 23, 1918:  While at his home in Rockwood Saturday evening Anthony Vizard, age 86, and father of James A. Vizard of this city died suddenly.  Death was due to heart failure.  Mr. Vizard moved to Rockwood six years ago and prior to this had been a resident of Monroe county for thirty six years.  He was one of the best known residents of the village of Rockwood and was highly respected.  He is survived by his aged wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Kiley of Maybee and Mrs. Bert McKenzie of Newport, three sons, James A. of Monroe, Edward D. of Centuria, Wis., Fred of Rockwood, and seven grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at St. Mary’s church Rockwood, Rev. Father Rose will sing the requiem high mass.  Burial will be made in the village cemetery at Rockwood.

Ancestry.com:  John Vizard’s children:

Peter, 1829-1874, born in Ireland, died in Redford

Michael, 1830-1875, born in Ireland, died in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Martin, 1831-1891, born in Ireland

William, 1834-1900, born in Swinford, Connaught, Co. Mayo, died in 1900 in Monroeville, Indiana

Mary, 1835, born in Swinford, Co. Mayo

Anthony, 1837-1918, born in Mayo, Ireland, died in Monroe, Michigan

John, 1949-1908, born in Kiltimagh, Ireland, died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John, 1854, born in Ireland

John Vizzard lived in Marquette, Wisconsin, in 1880.

Anthony Vizard Land Ownership Map, 1896, Ash Township, Monroe County, Michigan:  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=Anthony&gsfn_x=0&gsln=Vizard+&gsln_x=0&mswpn__ftp=Michigan%2c+USA&mswpn=25&mswpn_PInfo=5-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3247%7c25%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c&MSAV=1&mscng0=Mary&mscns0=Vizard+&_83004003-n_xcl=f&cp=0&catbucket=rstp&uidh=2wf&ssrc=pt_t83815134_p38487449550&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=6435879&recoff=6+7&db=LandownershipAtlas&indiv=1&ml_rpos=17

Ft. Wayne Daily Gazette, 19 November, 1882.  Michael Vizard, foreman of the boiler makers of the Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan shops at Ionia, Mich., is on a visit to his many friends.

Passenger list:

Michael Vizard, born about 1837, Ireland, age 23.  Liverpool – New York, arrived 4 May, 1860, ship Resolute.

Anthony Vizard, born 1834, Ireland, age 26.  Liverpool – New York, arrived 4 May, 1860, ship Resolute.

Found on familysearch.org:  Tithe Applotment, Tax Assessment, 1834

Diocese:  Achonry

Townland:  Kiltomough

Parish:  Killedan

County:  Mayo

Thos Vizard

Anthony Vizard

Gabriel Vizard

A. Vizard

Found:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_townlands_of_County_Mayo

Kiltamagh Town Gallen Killedan Swineford
Kiltamagh 267 Gallen Killedan Swineford

Found:  http://www.irelandgenweb.com/irlmay/townlands/KiltamaghT.htm

Available Catholic Records at NLI
(other than county heritage centers)

NLI=National Library in Ireland, Dublin
POS=film number

Type Dates Where
Baptisms 1860-1909 (LDS)
1861-1880  NLI
LDS #1279231
Pos 4223
Marriages 1834-1909 (LDS)
1834-1880 (with gaps)
LDS #1279231
Pos 4223

Church Records

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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1823-38 #256637
Griffith’s Valuation, 1856 #844989

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McKinney book talks about Mary Evans.  John M. Evans married Mary Lennaghan/Linnaghan on 26 May, 1868, Wayne County.  This is not our Mary.  They had a daughter, Stella Evans, in 1870.


Church Baptism Record:  Mary Ann Vizard

Date of Baptism:  26 December, 1821

Parish/District:  Longford

County:  Co. Longford

Denomination:  Roman Catholic

Father:  John Vizard

Mother:  Elizabeth Kane

Sponsors:  Watter Feeny, Ann Feeny

Search using parents  of John Vizard and Elizabeth Kane:

James – 1818

Mary Ann – 1821

Patrick – 1824

Thomas – 1827

Familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8V6-CPY:  Marriage record for James Vizard and Hanna Sullivan, 28 January, 1868:

James Vizard, born 1818, age 50

Hanna Sullivan, born 1848, age 20

Event: Newport, Rhode Island
Father’s name: John Vizard
Mother’s name: Elizabeth Kane
Spouse’s father’s name: Timothy Sullivan
Spouse’s mother’s name: Ellen Sullivan

Found death notice index for Monroe Evening News.  Monroe County Historical Commission Archives has obits:

Vizard, Agnes M. 60 Fred Kramer 05/05/1943 05/05/1943 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Anthony 86 09/21/1918 09/23/1918 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Edmund E. 86 Estella Dunn Anthony Vizard Margaret Farrell 08/24/1959 08/25/1959 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Fred J. 79 Agnes Kramer Anthony Vizard 05/23/1962 05/24/1962 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Gertrude E. 77 James Lamb Richard Lamb 12/02/1956 12/03/1956 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, James Anthony 71 Gertrude 05/06/1940 05/06/1940 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Margaret 83 Anthony 02/21/1921 02/22/1921 Monroe Evening News
Vizard, Mary Estella 86 Edmund Dunn Frank Dunn Margaret Donavon 08/06/1967 08/07/1967 Monroe Evening News

Further Research Needed:

Things we know about James Dolan:

Parents:  Terrance Dolan and Ann ???

Born:  1815, Ireland

Baptized:  ???

Married:  Anne Margaret Larkins.  She was born in Ireland in 1818, died in Jackson, Michigan, and is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan.  Found Anne Larkin, 3, in 1821 census in Derskeel/Derrykeel, Kinnitty (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?searchMoreVisible=&census_year=1821&surname=larkin&firstname=anne&county19011911=&county1821=King%27s&county1831=&county1841=&county1851=&parish=&ward=&barony=&townland=&houseNumber=&ded=&age=&sex=&search=Search&ageInMonths=&relationToHead=&religion=&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&yearsMarried=&birthplace=&nativeCountry=&language=&deafdumb=&causeOfDeath=&yearOfDeath=&familiesNumber=&malesNumber=&femalesNumber=&maleServNumber=&femaleServNumber=&estChurchNumber=&romanCatNumber=&presbNumber=&protNumber=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=)  Parents:  Michiel and Anne.

Declaration of Intent:  File #143.  27 January, 1868.  Naturalization:  17 January, 1970 (didn’t find).

Died: 3 August, 1875, Jackson, Michigan.  Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan, Section 1, Lot 263.  Death record on familysearch.org lists his name is James Doland and his parents as Terry and Anna Doland.  Michigan death record says he was a farmer and died of old age (72), born in Ireland.  Looked for obit at Jackson Library – did not find.


Terrance Dolan:  Born:  November 1842, Ireland.  Died:  11 July, 1925, Jackson, Michigan.  Married:  Mary A. Mitchell, January 21, 1879, Detroit, Michigan.  Mary was born in Canada in 1854 and died 16 July, 1925, in Michigan.

Ionia County News:  16 July, 1925:  Terry Dolan, former Ionian, died at Mercy Hospital at Jackson last Saturday as the result of a stroke of paralysis.  He had been an engineer on the Pere Marquette railroad for many decades, being one of its pioneers.  He was a former city alderman and served in that capacity at the time electric lights were adopted for Ionia streets.  At one time he was head of the B. of L.E. brotherhood there.  Mr. Dolan had lived for the past six years with Mrs. Grace I Rooney, a niece, at Jackson.  The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Jackson and interment was made in a Jackson cemetery.

1880 Census, Ionia, Michigan:  159 Hogh?? Street.  Terrance, 38, Engineer.  Mary, 30.

1900 Census, Ionia, Michigan:  Terrance, 56, born Nov. 1843, Immigrated in 1854, RR Engineer, Naturalized.  Mary, 45, December 1854, Canada.

Did not find on 1910 census.

1920 Census:  See Notes below

James W. Dolan:  Born:  1844, Ireland.  Died:  November 28, 1886, Jackson, Michigan.  Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan.  Married:  Imogene Winter, February 4, 1886, Jackson, Michigan.  Imogene was born in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw County, in 1866.  Looked for obit at Jackson Library – did not find.

Marian Dolan:  12 May, 1845, Ferbane, Co. Offaly.  Parents:  James Dolan and Anne Larkin.  (rootsireland.ie)

Francis Dolan:  Born:  1846, Ireland.  Died:  Between 1860 and 1870.

Margaret Dolan:  12 December, 1851, Ferbane, Co. Offaly.  Parents:  James Dolan and Anne Larkin.  (rootsireland.ie)

Ann Dolan:  Born 1852, Ireland.

Margaret Dolan:  Born:  1854, Ireland.  Died between 1920-1930, Jackson, Michigan.

John H. Dolan:  Born:  1855 or 31 August, 1857, Michigan.  Married:  Mamie, born 1878, Missouri.  Married Margaret Ore, 3 December, 1880, Jackson, Michigan.  Mamie was born in Michigan in 1856.  Death Certificate:  Died in Denison, Grayson, Texas, age 64, 22 December, 1921.  Conductor.  RR accident, slipped and fell under train.  Buried at Calvary.  Born in Michigan.  Parents:  James Dolan, Anna M. Larkin. both born in Ireland.

Mary L. Dolan:  Born:  1 May 1858, Michigan.  Died:  15 April, 1915, Jackson, Michigan.  Death Certificate Informant:  Wm?? Rooney, 305 Page Avenue.  Buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Jackson.  Name at Death:  Mary Rooney.  Parents:  James Dolan, Ann Larkins, both born in Ireland.

Michael Dolan:  Born:  1859, Michigan.  Died:  Between 1860-1870

Ellen Dolan:  Born:  16 April, 1867, Michigan.  Died:  31 March, 1872, Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan.



Census Records:

1860 Census:  Dexter Township, Michigan

James Dolan, 45, F. Lab., Value of Personal Estate $50, Ireland

Margaret, 42, Ireland

Terry, 18, Ireland

James, 16, Ireland

Frank, 14, Ireland

Ann, 8, Ireland

Margaret, 6, Ireland

John, 5, Ireland

Mary, 2, Ireland

Michael, -1, Ireland

Catherine Francis, 20, Service, New York

1870 Census:  3rd Ward, City of Jackson, Michigan

James Dolan, 45, Ireland, Laborer, Citizen

Ann Dolan, 42, Ireland

Ann Dolan, 18, Ireland

Margaret Dolan, 16, Ireland

Mary Dolan, 12, Michigan

Ellen Dolan, 3, Michigan

William Rourke, 28, Ireland, Laborer

John Fitzgerald, 27, Ireland, Works on RR

Michael W. Dwyer, 26, Ireland. Laborer

1880 Census:  Jackson, Michigan, 138 Jackson Street

James W. Dolan, 34, Restaurant, single

John H. Dolan, 25, brother, RR Conductor, single

City Directories:



Jackson Library:  Misc. Naturalization Records 1830-1890, Jackson County, Michigan

Dolan, James, File #143

Type of Cert – Dec of Intent – 27 January, 1868

Naturalization – 17 January, 1870

1920 Census:  Jackson, Michigan

Terence Dolan, 76, Ireland, Uncle

Margaret Dolan, 66, Ireland, Aunt

Walter F. Rooney, 31, Michigan

Grace Rooney, 34, Michigan, Sister

Terence G. Rooney, 24, Michigan, Brother

Joseph Rooney, 21, Michigan, Brother

1860 Census:  Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, page 61.

James Dolan, 36, Cooper.  Value of real estate:  300.  Value of estate:  100.  Ireland

Catherine Dolan, 36, Ireland

James, 9, New York

Margaret, 7, New York

John, 5, New York

Owen, 2, Michigan

Mary A, 1/12, Michigan

Found on familysearch.org:  James Dolan married Elisa O’Leary, 22 May, 1871, Jackson, Michigan

Further Research Needed:

James Dolan Obit – Jackson, Michigan

Passenger Lists – 1854-1857.  Castle Garden – didn’t find.  1900 census says Terrance immigrated in 1854

Terrance’s naturalization

Things we know about Thomas Dolan:

Parents:  Patrick Dolan and ????

Born:  August 1803, King’s County, Ireland

Baptized:  ????

Married:  Bridget Cloonen, 7 February, 1831.  Church record from rootsireland.ie:  Parish/District:  Lemanaghan.  County:  Co. Offaly.  Witnesses:  William Cloonen, Elizabeth Cloonen.

From Dexter Historical Society:

Dolan, Mrs. Bridget.  Died October 1, 1892.  Bridget Clomin, Kings Co., Ireland, Jan. 4, 1808.  Married Thomas Dolan and emigrated to USA in 1833 settling on a farm in Dexter Twp. in 1835 where they lived til Mr. Dolan died in 1882.  Ch:  nine, 7 boys, 2 girls, Mrs. John McGuiness, Burial at Dexter.  Ref:  Pinckney Dispatch, October 6, 1892.,

Dolan, Mrs. Thomas, died Pinckney Oct. 1, 1892, age 87.  Born Bridget Clamin, Kings Co., Ireland, Jan. 4, 1808.  Married Thomas Dolan in 1831 and emigrated to America in 1833 to Dexter Township.  He died 1855.  Ch. John and Patrick Dolan.  Burial St. Josephs Ce.  Dexter News, Oct. 6, 1892.

Pinckney Dispatch, October 6, 1892, No. 40:

Gone to Rest.  Mrs. Bridget Dolan passes peacefully away Saturday, Oct. 1, aged eighty-five years.  Mrs. Bridget Dolan, nee Miss Bridget Clomin, was born in Kings county, Ireland, Jan. 4, 1808.  In 1831 she was married to Thomas Dolan, and they emigrated to America in 1833, settling on a farm in Dexter township, in 1835 where they lived until Mr. Dolan’s death in 1885.  They celebrated their golden wedding in 1882.  There were born to Mrs. Dolan nine children, seven boys and two girls, six of whom still survive her.

For several years Mrs. Dolan has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John McGuinness, of this village, where she was at the time of her death, Oct. 1, 1892.  She has always been a faithful and devoted member of the Roman Catholic church, and as a neighbor and friend, no one could say aught against her.  Mrs. Dolan has been going down ever since she had the grippe but has only been confined to her bed about three months.  She has been a patient sufferer until death called her to her reward.

The funeral services were held in St. Mary’s church in this village on Monday, October 3, Rev. Fr. Considine officiating, and the remains interred in the cemetery at Dexter, where her husband and one daughter are sleeping.

Immigration:  March 1833 – New York

Died: 27 February, 1885.  Buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Dexter.  Dexter Leader, 5 March, 1885:  Death of Thomas Dolan.  Thomas Dolan, another pioneer of this county, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 27, 1885.  He was born in Kings county, Ireland, in Aug. 1803, making him 81 years and 6 months old.  He was married to Miss B. Clooman, Feb. 7, 1831.  They came to this country, landing in New York in March, 1833, and in Sept. 1835, came to Michigan and bought 160 acres of land of the government in Dexter township, where he resided until about five years ago, when he moved into our village.  He laves his aged wife, five sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and beloved father.  He was buried from the Catholic Church on Monday last.  Thus another of the old landmarks has disappeared, generally respected while living, and mourned when dead.


Patrick Dolan, 1832, Ireland – October 31, 1899, Dexter, Michigan.  Death certificate lists parents as Thomas Dolan, Ireland.  Buried at Catholic Cemetery, Dexter.

William Dolan, 1835, Dexter, Michigan – December 29, 1883, Pinckney, Livingston County, Michigan

John H. Dolan, 1837, Dexter, Michigan – September 22, 1898, Scio Township, Dexter, Michigan.  Death certificate lists parents as Thomas Dolan and Mary Dillan, both from Ireland.  Buried at Catholic Cemetery, Dexter.

Michael C. Dolan, June 1837, Dexter, Michigan – between 1910-1920

Thomas Dolan, September 19, 1840, Dexter, Michigan – 1900, Dexter, Michigan

Stephen Dolan, December 31, 1843, Dexter, Michigan – about 1891.  Baptized January 7, 1844, St. Thomas Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Francis Augustine Dolan, October 10, 1845, Dexter, Michigan – May 27, 1911, Detroit, Michigan.  Death certificate says he was a stock clerk at Cadillac Motor Company.  Parents:  Dolan and unknown.

Mary Elizabeth Dolan, September 14, 1848, Dexter, Michigan – February 17, 1923, Chelsea, Michigan

Rose Ann Dolan, b. 15 January, 1852, Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan; d. 28 June, 1885, Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Baptized 1 February, 1852, St. Thomas Church, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Burial:  June 1885, St. Joseph Cemetery, Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Pinckney Dispatch, July 2, 1885:

J. McGuiness and wife were called to Dexter Monday to attend the funeral of Miss Rose Dolan (Mrs. M’s sister) who died Sunday.


1870 – Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan:

Dolan, Thomas, 66, farmer, Ireland

Dolan, Bridget, 60, Ireland

Dolan, Rosanna, 20, at home, Michigan

Dolan, Francis, 24, farmer, Michigan

Rockwell, Charles, 19, farm laborer, New York

Monahan, Jerry, 16, farm laborer, New York

Land Patent:

Patentee:  Thomas Dolan

Title transfer issue date:  10/15/1835, Detroit

Acres:  120

W 1/2 SW, Section 26, Township 1-S, Range 4-E, Michigan Toledo Strip, Washtenaw

NESW, Section 26, Township 1-S, Range 4-E, Michigan Toledo Strip, Washtenaw


Further Research Needed:

Passenger list – March 1833.  Looked at Library of Michigan microfilm – no success.