The Descendants of Thomas Hannon


 

 
Joseph Michael Lalley [1.1.4b.8] created two ancestral descendent charts for his mother's lineage, one for his Hannon (Hanna, Hannan, Hannin) ancestors and the other for his Hart (Harte) ancestors. The two charts, although lacking dates and names of places, have proven invaluable documents in the search for his ancestral home. Research, substantially aided by a fortunate find of a 10 December 1857 letter from John Hart to his brother Edward, has documented that the ancestral home of Edward Hart, his paternal grandfather to be the townland Luggawannia, Cargin Parish in north County Galway, Ireland. [1] Since Edward married Bridget Hannon in Ireland, it is reasonable to suppose that Mr. Lalley's Hannon ancestors lived nearby. Indeed, it now seems quite likely that she was born in the adjacent townland of Carrownacroagh. Unfortunately, records that could prove or disprove this assertion are not available.

 

The family history report below utilizes the information found in both of the Hart and Hannon JML descendant charts and is augmented by findings in church and civil records that have also verified much of the information contained the two charts.

 

There are three successive generations of men named Thomas Hannon on the JML Hannon Descendant Chart. Thomas who married Bride Egan c. 1780; Thomas who married Honor Lee ca. 1810; and Thomas, born in 1788, who married Mary Craven. 

 

1 Thomas Hannon

 

Birth:                                     probably in the townland of Carrownacroagh, Co. Galway, Ireland

Occupation:                            Farmer[2]

Married:                                 ca 1780[3]

 

Spouse:                                  Bridge Egan

 

Child:                                    Thomas[4]

 

1.1 Thomas Hannon

 

Birth:                                    

Married:                                 ca. 1810

 

Spouse:                                  Honor (Anne) Lee

 

Children:                                Thomas, Mary, Michael, Bridget (Bride) (ca. 1826-1863), Margaret, Owen

 

1.1.1  Mary Hannon

 

Birth:                                     ca. 1815

Spouse:                                  D. McHugh

 

Child:                                    Hannah (1836-1906)

 

Mary, her husband D. McHugh, and her daughter Hanna are shown on the JML Hannon Descendant Chart.

 

1.1.1a  Hannah McHugh

 

Birth:                                     1833, Co Galway [5]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Married:                                 11 Jan1865, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception [6]

Witnesses:                              John W. Butler and Margaret Hart

Death:                                    14 Dec 1906, Wilmington, DE

Burial:                                   New Cathedral Cemetery

 

Spouse:                                  Alexander Butler

 

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Birth:                                     1836, Ireland

Death:                                    6 Dec 1873, Wilmington, DE [7]

 

Children:                                John A (1866-), Mary A (1868-), Ellen F. (1869-), Alexander (1871-)

 

An Elizabeth Dooley was boarder in home in 1880.[8] On the JML Hart Descendant Chart is the notation, “Julia Hart and Mary Dooley, Holyoke, Mass.”  Perhaps Elizabeth and Mary were related.

 

1.1.1a.1 John A. Butler

 

Birth:                                     14 Dec 1866 [9]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 23 Dec 1866 [10] 

Sponsors:                               John and Catherine Butler

 

1.1.1a.2  Mary A. Butler

 

Birth:                                     28 Feb 1868 [11]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic   

Baptism:                                 1 Mar 1868

Sponsors:                               James Rebman and Margaret Hart.

 

1.1.1a.3 Ellen F. Butler

 

Birth:                                     4 Jul 1869 [12]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 11 Jul 1869

Sponsors:                               Bernard Boner and Mary Cane

 

1.1.1a.4 Alexander Butler

 

Birth:                                     11 Sep 1871        

Religion:                                Roman Catholic   

Baptism:                                 17 Sep 1871  [13]             

Sponsors;                               August  Bichta and Anne Heart

 

Spouse:                                  Mary

 

Death:                                    27 Nov 1884

 

1.1.2  Michael Hannin

 

Birth:                                     ca 1820

 

The J. M. Lalley Descendant chart lists the children of Thomas Hannon and Honor Lee: Thomas who married Mary Craven, Michael about whom nothing else is shown on this chart, Bridget who married Edward Hart in Ireland and emigrated to Wilmington, Delaware in 1848 , Margaret who may have emigrated to Wilmington, and Mary who married D. McHugh and whose daughter Hannah who married Alexander Butler in Wilmington. 

 

Griffith's 1855 Valuation of Tenements for Killursa Parish record that a Michael Hannin leased a house and land from Dominick O'Flaherty in the townland of Carrownacroagh.  Moreover, these records show that a Daniel McHugh, who was very likely the brother-in-law of Michael who married his sister Mary, also lived in Carrownacroagh.  It is entirely possible, therefore, that the Michael Hannin of Carrownacroagh, was the son of Thomas Hannon and Mary Lee.  Unfortunately, civil and church records that could determine precisely where the descendants of Thomas Hannon and Bride Egan lived have been lost or destroyed. 

Michael Hannin's descendants are listed below.

 

Child:                                    John (ca. 1840-)

 

1.1.2a John Hannon

 

Birth:                                     ca 1840, Carrownacroagh, Galway, Ireland

Occupation:                            Farmer

Married:                                 4 Feb 1886, Carrownacroagh, Killursa, Co Galway, IE

 

Child:                                    John (1861-)

 

1.1.2a.1 John Hannon

 

Birth:                                     1861, Carrownacroagh, Galway, Ireland

Occupation:                            Farmer

 

Spouse:                                  Bridget Reilly

 

Birth:                                     1866, Carrownacroagh, Killursa, Galway, IE

Father:                                   Patrick Reilly

 

Children:                                Mary (1887-), John (1890-), Bridget (1891-), Patrick (1892-), Honor (1895-), Michael (1898-), Catherine (1900-), Margaret (1903-)

 

1.1.3 Thomas Hannon

 

Birth:                                     CA 1820 [14]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Death:                                    15 Sep 1875 [15]

 

Spouse:                                  Mary Craven

 

Birth:                                     26 Feb 1820, Ireland [16]

Father:                                   Martin Craven

Mother:                                  Matie Hines

Death:                                    1 Mar 1889 at home on 606 Church, Wilmington, DE [17]

 

Children:                                Owen (1837-1882), Patrick (ca 1840-), James (1857-1883), Anne

 

Buried in the same plot in the Cathedral Cemetery are Thomas Hannon (b.15 Sep 1788 - d. 15 Sep 1875), Mary Hannon (b. 26 Feb 1820 - d.1 Mar 1888), Owen (b. 8 Oct 1837 - d.21 May 1882), and James Hannon (B. 3 Aug 1856-1883).  If Thomas was the husband of Mary, then he was thirty-two years older than his wife Mary.  His son, James, would have been born when he was sixty-eight and his daughter, Anne, when he was eighty-one!  Mary would have been about thirty-seven when James was born and forty when Anne was born.  

 

Perhaps Mary Craven was the stepdaughter of Thomas Hannon and Mary Lee.  

 

Mary Hannan probably was a baptismal sponsor for Patrick Lally, Jr., son of Patrick Lally and Ellen Flynn.[18]

 

1.1.3a Owen Hannan

 

Birth:                                     8 Feb 1837 [19]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Occupation:                            Carriage Driver [20]

Death:                                    22 May 1882, Wilmington, DE [21]

 

According the 1880 US Census, Owen was forty years old at the time.  An Owen Hannon signed a marriage bond on 10 July 1874 to marry Bridget Karr.  The next day the couple were married in St. Paul Church, Delaware City, Delaware by Rev. Peter Donaghy.  John Hannan and Margaret Hannan were witnesses.  The St. Paul Marriage Register, however, erroneously lists the bride's name as Margaret Hannan. [22]  His death certificate indicates that an Owen Hannon was married at time of his death in 1882 but 1880 census states he was single.

 

Although the above picture was labeled Owen Hannon, it is not known whether this picture is a photograph of the Owen Hannon who may have married Bridget Karr. It was, however, found among other pictures of the Hart and Lalley families taken during the same time period.

 

1.1.3b Patrick Hannan

 

Birth:                                     ca 1840, Ireland [23]

Occupation:                            Laborer [24]

 

Spouse:                                  Mary

 

Birth:                                     Ireland

 

Child:                                    Patrick (1888-1888)

 

Living in the home of the fifty year-old Patrick Hanna at the time of the 1870 U.S. Census for Wilmington were two men named Owen Hanna, both twenty-seven years old. One was listed as a coachman; the other a laborer. Also living in the household were Mary Hanna, thirty-five years old; Patrick Hanna, twenty-five years-old; Margaret Hanna, twenty-one years of age; Anna Hanna, sixteen years-old; James who was thirteen; a laborer named James Lally, twenty-eight; and a hired servant, Lizzie Hannegan.

 

1.1.3b.1 Patrick Hannan

 

Birth:                                     Apr 1888

Death:                                    11 May 1888 [25]

 

1.1.3c James Hannan

 

Birth:                                     3 Mar 1857, Delaware [26]                  

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 8 March 1857

Sponsors:                               John Malony and Margaret McDonough.

Occupation:                            Laborer [27] 

Death:                                    25 Sep 1883, at East 10th St., Wilmington, DE [28]

Burial:                                   New Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE

 

James and his brother Owen died of consumption within sixteen months of each other. Both lived at 721 Church St. according to the 1880 Census and city directories.

 

 1.1.3d Annie Hannan

 

Birth:                                     ca 1854 [29]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

 

Annie Hannon is not shown on the JML Hannon Descendant Chart but is listed in US Census records.

 

1.1.4  Bridget (Bride) Hannon

 

Birth:                                     ca 1826, Co. Galway, Ireland

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Married:                                 ca 1845

Death:                                    7 May 1863 from Phthesis Pulmonitis in Wilmington, DE [30] 

Burial:                                   14 Sep 1891, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington [31]

 

Spouse:                                  Edward (Eammon) Hart(e)

 

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Birth:                                     ca 1820, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co Galway [32]

Death:                                    2 Apr 1897, 562 North 23rd St. Philadelphia, PA

Burial:                                   New Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE, Section 8a

Father:                                   Thomas Harte

Mother:                                  Mary Hines (1789-1874)

 

Children:                               Mary (ca. 1847-1890), Honor Anne (1848-1926), Thomas (1853-1877), Margaret (1850-), John (1854-1855), Catherine (1858-1912), Julia (ca. 1861-1862)

 

1.1.4a Mary Hart

 

Birth:                                     ca 1847, Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland [33]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Married:                                 24 Jan 1866, Immaculate Conception, Wilmington DE [34]

Death:                                    30 Jan 1890, West 2nd St. Wilmington, DE  [35]

Burial:                                   30 Jan 1890, Cathedral Cemetery Wilmington, DE

 

Spouse:                                  Peter Earner

 

Birth:                                     1843, Ireland  [36]

Death:                                    10 Aug 1915, 1321 Dupont St, Wilmington, DE [37]

Father:                                   James Earner [38]

Mother:                                  Mary Lee

 

Children:                               Mary T (1867-), Edward F (1870-1890), Annie R (1872-), Julia Ligouri (1873-), Catherine C. (Kate) (1874-), Still born (1882-1882), Margaret (1883-), James F (1885-), John (1887-), Still born (1890-1890)

 

Mary remained In Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland after parents emigrated to Wilmington in 1848. (See John Hart's 10 December 1857 letter to brother Edward.)  Subsequently she came to Wilmington before 1870 and married Peter Erner (Earner).

 

1.1.4a.1 Mary T. Earner

 

Birth:                                     1867, Wilmington, DE [39]

 

Father's will notes she was living in Wilmington, DE in 1915 and was unmarried. Mary T. Erner, his daughter, was executor of his estate and received all proceeds of the estate.

 

1.1.4a.2 Edward F. Earner

 

Birth:                                     24 Feb 1870, Wilmington, DE [40]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 27 Feb 1870

Sponsors:                               Peter Erner and Mary Connor

Occupation:                            Ship joiner

Death:                                    27 Jan 1890 of Typhoid Fever, 912 West 2nd St. Wilmington, DE [41]

 

1.1.4a.3 Annie R. Earner

 

Birth:                                     25 Oct 1872, Wilmington, DE [42] 

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 29 Oct 1871

Sponsors:                               Owen Haner and Julia Hart

 

Haner is most likely a misspelling of Hannon or Hannan  Owen Hannon is probably a cousin or uncle of Anne. Father's will notes that she was living in Wilmington in 1917 and was not married.

 

1.1.4a.4 Julia Ligouri Earner

 

Birth:                                    16 Sep 1873, Wilmington, DE.

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 21 Sep 1873 [43]

Sponsors:                               Edward Hart, Maggie Conlan (for Catherine Hart)

Married                                  27 Jan 1901 [44]

 

Spouse:                                  F. Edward Monaghan

 

Birth:                                     Wilmington, DE

Father:                                   James G Monaghan

Mother:                                  Emma

Witnesses:                              Edward K. McNulty and Catherine Cecilia Earner

 

Father's will notes that she was living in Philadelphia in 1915.

 

1.1.4a.5 Catherine C. (Kate) Earner

 

Birth:                                     24 Oct 1874, Wilmington, DE [45]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 31 Oct 1874

Sponsors:                               Mark Earner and Julia Earner

 

Catherine was listed in father's will as living in Wilmington, DE. She was not married at time of father's death.

 

1.1.4a.6 Mary Earner

 

Birth:                                     9 Jan 1882  [46]

Death:                                    9 Jan 1882 - Still born

 

1.1.4a.7 Margaret Earner

 

Birth:                                     11 Apr 1883, Wilmington, DE. [47]

Baptism:                                 15 Apr 1883

Sponsors:                               James McNulty and Bridget Earner

 

Margaret was not mentioned in father's will; possibly she was deceased.

 

1.1.4a.8 James F. Earner

 

Birth:                                     12 Oct 1885, Wilmington, DE

Baptized:                                18 Oct 1885 [48]

Sponsors:                               William Conner and Mary Butler

Death:                                    20 Mar 1934

 

James F. Earner was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 12, 1886, the next to the youngest child of Peter and Mary (Hart) Earner. He received his early education at St. Paul School, Wilmington, and later attended St. Joseph Prep School, Philadelphia.  He studied for the priesthood at St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore and was ordained on June 12, 1911 by Cardinal James Gibbons in the Baltimore Cathedral. His first assignment was to St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, where he was stationed from June 11, 1911 until September 1911. He was transferred to St. Ann's Church, Wilmington, where he remained until April 1912. He was named pastor of St. Paul Church, Delaware City on April 10, 1912; but in June of the same year he was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Chestertown, Maryland, where he remained for the next twenty-nine years. He was named pastor of St. John, Newark, on March 12, 1933.

 

Failing to rally after an operation on gallstones, Father Earner died at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, March 20, 1934. He was forty-eight years of age, twenty-three years as a priest. Bishop Edmond John FritzMaurice celebrated a Pontifical Requiem Mass at St. John, Newark, on March 24, 1934. Interment was made in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. [49]

 

His father's will notes that he was living in Chestertown, Maryland in 1915.

 

1.1.4a.9 John Earner

 

Birth:                                     25 Jun 1887, Wilmington, DE [50]

Baptism:                                 26 Jun 1887

Sponsor:                                 Peter Erner and Mary Hart.

 

Father's will notes that he was living in Philadelphia, PA in 1915.

 

1.1.4a.10 Still born Earner

 

Birth:                                     27 Jan 1890, Wilmington, DE

Death:                                    27 Jan 1890, 912 W.2nd St., Wilmington, DE [51]

 

1.1.4b Honor Anne Hart

 

Birth:                                     10 Aug 1848, Wilmington, DE  [52]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 20 August 1848

Sponsors:                               Patrick Manion

Married:                                 8 May 1878, Cathedral of St. Peter [53]

Witnesses:

Death:                                    25 Feb 1926, 5035 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA [54]

Burial:                                   1 Mar 1926, Borough of Darby, Delaware Co., PA

 

Spouse:                                  Michael Joseph Lalley

 

Birth:                                     ca. Mar 1850, Co. Roscommon, Ireland [55]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Death:                                    30 Aug 1900, 2049 South 18th St., Philadelphia, PA [56]

Father:                                   Thomas Lally (Lalley) [57]

 

Children:                               Edward H. (1879-1901), Thomas J. (1880-1953), Francis Aloysius (1882-1930), Margaret (1885-1901), Julia Hart (1887-1959), Mary (1889-1889), Agnes (>1888-<1900), Joseph M. (1895-1980)

 

Anna (Annie) Hart married Michael Joseph Lalley three years after he arrived in the United States in 1875.  Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Philadelphia where their eight children were born.  For more information about her husband visit  wanted 01.htm.

 

Anna purchased cemetery plots at Holy Cross Cemetery, Borough of Darby, Delaware County, PA on 1 August 1900 for $55.00 Receipt No 4198. The Plot of Ground was 10 ft by 8ft in Section 1 Range 13 No 48. Thomas J. O'Rourke, Funeral Director. 5337 Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights. PA mailed this information to Mrs. Margaret Lalley on May 24,197? In this letter, he numbered four (4) grave sites. Two family members were buried at each grave. He listed the date of death and the name of each person buried in each grave. [58]

 

1.1.4b.1 Edward H. Lalley

 

Birth:                                     10 Feb 1879, 11 69 S. 16th St., Philadelphia, PA

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism

Sponsors:

Occupation:                            Clerk

Death:                                    7 Feb 1901, 2049 South 18th St., Philadelphia, PA [59]

Burial:                                   11 Feb 1901, Holy Cross Cemetery, Darby, PA

 

1.1.4b.2 Thomas J. Lalley

 

Birth:                                     22 Nov 1880, 1818 Wharton Street, Philadelphia [60]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 5 Dec 1880

Sponsors:                               Felix McKeon and Ann Reagan

Occupation:                            Engraver

Married:                                 8 Oct 1910

Death:                                    27 Feb 1953, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Spouse:                                  Mary McAleer

 

Death:                                    1 May 1968, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Children:                                Anna Mae (1911- ca.1967), Thomas J. (1919-), Margery H. (1923-1968), Julia Marie (1926-)

 

1.1.4b.3 Francis Aloysius Lalley

 

Birth:                                     15 Nov 1882, 1826 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 19 Nov 1882

Sponsors:                               Peter Erner and Ann Hart

Occupation:                            Insurance Broker

Married:                                 9 Jan 1909, Our Lady of Victory Church

Death:                                    11 Sep 1930, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Spouse:                                  Mary Burns Birth: ? 1885

 

Death:                                    Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 

Children:                                Francis Aloysius (1909-1963), John Burns, Thomas Edward (1919-1971)

 

1.1.4b.4 Margaret Lalley

 

Birth:                                     14 Feb 1885, 2049 South 18th St., Philadelphia, PA

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 22 Feb 1885, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors:                               Edward Earner and Catherine Lalley

Death:                                    15 Oct 1901 of Typhoid Fever 2049 South18th Street [61]

Burial:                                   Holy Cross Cemetery Lot # 48, Grave # 1, Borough of Darby, Delaware Co., PA

 

Margaret was known as Marjorie.

 

1.1.4b.5 Julia Hart Lalley

 

By all accounts, Michael and Annie's Lalley's daughter, Julia was a much beloved and remarkable person. Although he seldom spoke of his parents, his brothers or his sisters, Joseph her youngest brother, remembered her fondly. During the Great Depression, she wrote two warm and kind letters to his wife, Spalding. In one she praised her for her good care of those "lovely and sturdy young boys" and mentioned that her nephew who she cared for was about to start high school. By this time she had moved into the home of her brother Francis (Frank) to care of his three young sons after their mother died while giving birth to another boy. In another letter written a week before Christmas in 1932, she concluded, "This will be a meager Christmas for most everyone but, if we have our health and the will to fight, things are bound to come out right."

 

At age twenty, she was employed as a telephone operator for the Insurance Company of North America. In time she became the chief switchboard supervisor of the company's telephone operations throughout the United States.  Although she never married, she had many friends. Throughout her life, she maintained close ties with most of her relatives. In later years she traveled extensively with many friends of her youth.

 

Birth:                                     4 Mar 1887, Philadelphia, PA.

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 20 Mar 1887, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Philadelphia

Sponsors:                               Alexander J. Butler and Mary E. O'Hara

Occupation:                            Telephone Supervisor for Insurance Company

Death:                                    Feb 1959, Philadelphia, PA.

Burial:                                   15 Feb 1959, Holy Cross Cemetery, No 48 Grave # 3 Borough of Darby, Delaware Co., PA

 

1.1.4b.6 Mary Lalley

 

Birth:                                     11 Mar 1889, 1826 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 12 March 1889, St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Sponsors:                               Michael Lalley and Ann Hart

Death:                                    23 Mar 1889, 1826 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA

Burial:                                   25 Mar 1889, Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

 

1.1.4b.7 Agnes Lalley

 

Birth:                                     after 1888, Philadelphia, PA.

Death:                                    before 1900

 

Agnes is listed on descendant's chart compiled by J M Lalley. No other records for her have been yet found. She was probably born still born or at birth between 1888 and 1894. She is not listed as living on 1900 US Census but the census does show that two children in this family died before 1900. Mary was one of them. Since all other siblings are listed as living on that census, Agnes must be the second child who died before 1900.

 

1.1.4b.8 Joseph M. Lalley

 

Birth:                                     9 Nov 1895, Philadelphia, PA.

Religion:                                Roman Catholic   

Baptism:                                 20 Nov 1895

Sponsors:                               John Biggins and Bridget Biggins

Education:                              St. Joseph College, Philadelphia

Occupation:                            Newspaperman, writer, literary critic, editorial writer

Married:                                 1 Nov 1924, Catholic Church, Towsen, Md.

Death:                                    16 Aug 1980, Baltimore, MD

Burial:                                   17 Aug 1980, Baltimore, MD

 

Spouse:                                  (Margaret) Spalding Parker

 

Religion:                                Roman Catholic   

Birth:                                     20 Aug 1894, Baltimore, MD  

Death:                                    12 Jan 1991, Baltimore, MD96

Father:                                   Edward Gregory Parker (1845-)

Mother:                                  Naomi Bernadine Spalding (1856-1902)

 

Children:                               Joseph Michael, Jr.,  (1925-), John Spalding (1926-1994), Thomas Lea (1928-), Stephen Fenwick (1930-1990), Richard Plowden (1931-), Anne Hart (1935-)

 

Joseph M. Lalley was born while is parents were living at 2048 South 18th Street in South Philadelphia. He played semipro baseball in his youth and was very knowledgeable about the game. After attending St. Joseph College, he began writing for the Philadelphia Press and continued until 1917 when he was called to active duty. He served in Troop G of the First Pennsylvania Cavalry and in Battery A of the 108th Field Artillery while stationed at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia. Following his discharge, he became the Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia North American and later a reporter for the Philadelphia Ledger. Subsequently, he received an assignment with the Baltimore Sun where he met his wife M. Spalding Parker, a librarian for the Sun. Several years afterwards he became vice president of a New York advertising firm. After the financial crash in 1931, he and his family returned to Baltimore where he worked briefly as a reporter for the Baltimore News American.

 

At the invitation of Felix Morley, then editor of the Washington Post, Mr. Lalley became a member of that paper's editorial staff. His unique Christmas editorials attracted considerable attention for many years. He was also editor of the Sunday book review page for the Post and wrote a weekly column called "Posting the Books". During his career he contributed occasional articles to such magazines as the New Yorker and the neo-conservative monthly magazine Modern Age. After his retirement from the Post, he became an associate editor of Modern Age.

 

His large book collection was donated to the special collections' section of the John Hopkins University Library, which is also the repository of his manuscripts, editorials, book reviews, and correspondence.

 

The Spalding family genealogy is recorded in the book, Thomas Jenkins of Maryland 1670, His Descendants and Allied Families, compiled by Rev. Edward Felix Jenkins, OSA.  M. Spalding Parker Lalley completed considerable genealogy research for the Spalding family and her efforts were recognized by Father Jenkins. Spalding, as she called herself, was a long-time member of the Maryland Historical Society.

 

Thomas Jenkins emigrated from England to Charles County, Maryland in 1660 or 1670.  It is unclear where and when he married his wife Ann Spalding. An seventh generation, direct descendant of Thomas and Ann Jenkins, Spalding Parker Lalley was the sixth and youngest child of Naomi Bernadine Spalding (b.9 March 1856 - d. 28 January 1902) and Edward Gregory Parker (b.3 October 1846 - 1 July 1905) of Rochester, New York.

 

Spouse:            (Margaret) Spalding Parker (20 Aug 1894 - d. 12 Jan 1991)

 

Father:             Edward Gregory Parker (1846-1905)

Mother:           Naomi (Noma) Bernadine Spalding (1856-1902)

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Death:             12 Jan 1891

Burial:             16 Jan 1991

Marriage:        1 Nov 1924, Catholic Church, Towsen, MD

Children:        Joseph Michael, Jr. (1925-)

                      John Spalding (1926-1994)

                      Thomas Lea (1928-2007)

                      Stephen Fenwick (1930-1990)

                      Richard Plowden (1931-)

                      Anne Hart (1935-)

Until recently, very little was known about the Parker side of her family.  In 2007, however, Aleda Bunch, great granddaughter of Samuel W. Parker, published the results of her extensive and pains-taking research, Parker Family History.

Born in Liverpool, England, Samuel W. Parker (b. 26 Sep 1810 – 22 Mar 1885) and his younger brother Joseph Parker (ca 1813 – 30 Dec 1871) belong to the first known generation of this Parker family.   Samuel W. Parker married Maria Cluguet who bore him ten children: John T. (b. ca 1834- d. aft 1920), Joseph H. (b. Apr 1838), Jane (b. Jan 1840- d. aft 1900), Mary (b. ca 1842 16 Dec 1888), Edward Gregory (b.3 Oct 1843 - d. 1 Jul 1905), Margaret (b. ca 1846), Susanna (b. May 1847 - 26 Sep 1934), Julia (b. ca 1847 - d. aft 1870), Katie (b. ca 1845), and Samuel (b. Dec 1857 - d. aft 1900).

Samuel Parker was the head of an interesting theatrical family.  His six daughters were actresses.  His son Samuel was a musician before settling down as a clock maker. His brother Joseph was both an actor and a scene painter and the father of two well-known actresses, Josephine Parker Bishop and Julia Parker Polk as well as the father of Seymour Parker, an actor who later became a noted scene painter.   [26]

One of the sons of Samuel W. Parker and Maria Cluguet, Edward Gregory Parker, married Naomi Bernadine Spalding (b. 9 Mar 1856 - d. 28 Jan 1902).  Edward owned a Baltimore, Maryland insurance brokerage. The couple had six children one of whom was Margaret Spalding Parker. She was called by all who knew her "Spalding."

When Spalding was a young child, her mother – "Noma," as she preferred to be called rather than "Naomi" - died of cancer in 1902. Spalding believed that her father died of a broken heart, though his obituary lists the cause of death as acute rheumatism following a heart attack. Less than eleven years old when her father died, she spent much of her teenage years year-round at Mount Saint Agnes, a boarding school for girls in Baltimore.

Two older children (Edward Carroll, b. 26 Aug 1877 - d. 18 Sep 1877) and Beulah Marie (Beulah Marie Parker, b. 15 Aug 1878), died in infancy. Her brother, Herbert Jerome (b. 25 Jan 1880 - d. 25 Jul 1945), is said to have worked on the Panama Canal where he became ill with yellow fever. Later he married Elizabeth Neville, the nurse who had cared for him. They lived out their days in California.  Spalding Parker Lalley also had two sisters who were also considerably older than she.  Beulah Helena Parker (b.18 Dec.1881 - d.10 Jul 1982) married George F. Sloan.   Marie Randall Parker (b. 8 Oct. 1882 -   d. 15 Sep. 1964) married Frank Snowden Ehlen

   

1.1.4c Thomas Hart

 

Birth:                                     29 Apr 1853, Wilmington, DE [62]

Death:                                    27 Apr 1877, Wilmington, DE. [63]

 

There were two Thomas Harts, each born in 1853, who died in Wilmington, DE. One lived on Lafayette St and died on 29 Jul 1853 at age 3 months; the other while living at 800 East 5th St, died 27 Apr 1877 at age 24. The latter is probably the son of Edward and Bridget since they lived at 803 East 5th St.

 

1.1.4d Margaret Hart

 

Birth:                                     24 Aug 1850, Wilmington, DE [64]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 __ September 1850

Sponsors:                               Peter Burk and Anna Burns [65]

Married:                                 1875

Death:                                    1 Mar 1921, Reading, PA [66]

 

Spouse:                                  Michael J. Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     1845, Mt. Carbon, Schuylkill Co., PA[67]

Death:                                    7 Oct 1896, 633 N. 9th, Reading, PA [68]

Father:                                   Michael Cassidy

Mother:                                  Bridget Dougherty

Children:                                Minnie (Magdalene) (1875-1896), Margaret V (1878-), Mamie (1879-1970), Henry “Harry” J. (1881-), Lewis M. (1884-), Edith (1886-1886), Eva Anna (1886-1886)

 

Margaret is mentioned in Edward Hart's Will. She was living in Reading, PA at time of Father's death. Of her twelve children, only four appear to have survived as of 1900. Sarah (Hearte), servant, lived with family in 1880. Records for five of her children are not yet found. The 1900 U.S. Census does reveals that she owned a mortgage-free home at 612 10th St. home but at the of the 1910 U.S. Census she lived with her daughter Eva Anna at 908 North St. Reading, PA.

 

1.1.4d.1 Minnie (Magdalene) Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     10 Dec 1875, Reading, PA [69]

Death:                                    9 Feb 1896, Reading, PA [70]

 

Note:  An obituary for Michael Cassidy who died 7 October 1896 indicates that he and his wife Margaret Hart lost a daughter “eight months ago.”

 

1.1.4d.2 Margaret V. Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     Apr 1878 [71]

Occupation:                            Saleslady in 1900 [72]

Married:                                 10 Aug 1905, Reading, PA[73]

 

Spouse:                                  Thomas M. Putt

 

Birth:                                     1877

Father:                                   Benjamin Putt

Mother:                                  Henrietta

 

Michael J. (deceased) and Margaret H., Margaret's parents, are shown on marriage record.  Margaret was living at 908 North 10th St at time of marriage.  Her husband was from Shillington, PA.

 

1.1.4d.3 Mamie Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     8 Jun 1879, Philadelphia, PA [74]

Death:                                    13 Jan 1970, Danville City, VA.  Death Certificate #24541

 

1.1.4d.4 Henry “Harry” J. Cassidy*

 

Birth:                                     Sep 1881, Philadelphia, PA. [75]

Occupation:                            Locomotive Engineer in 1880 Census in Philadelphia.[76]

 

Spouse:                                  Grace B. Alwein

 

Birth:                                     1884, Lebanon, PA [77]

Death:                                    15 Oct 1950

Father:                                   Charles M. Allwein

Mother:                                  Margaret Callahan

Married:                                 12 May 1903, Reading, PA [78]

 

Children:                                Mary M. (1905-), Helen Margaret (1907-1982), Henry (1907-1915), Rita Elizabeth (1918-1977), Beatrice (1909-1986)

 

His grandfather and father were also railroad engineers.  Her birthplace is also verified by Birth Certificate for her daughter Helen Margaret.[79]

 

Other spouse:                          Paulina

 

1.1.4d.4. Mary M. Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     25 Feb 1905, 922 N. 11th St. Reading, PA

 

Spouse:                                  Anthony C. Siegfried

 

Birth:                                     29 Sep 1926, Reading, PA

 

Child:                                    Gretchens

 

1.1.4d.4. Helen Margaret Cassidy*

 

Birth:                                     28 Mar 1907, Reading, PA [80]

Death:                                    1982, El Paso, TX

 

Spouse:                                  Earl Mock

 

Father:                                   Oscar Mock

Mother:                                  Sallie Seyfret (1904-1975)

 

Child:                                    Jane (1925-1985)

 

Helen divorced Earl Mock and kept her maiden name afterwards.  Her daughter by Earl Mock retained the name Cassidy as well.

 

Other spouses:                         Paul Kern, William C. Allen

 

1.1.4d.4 Helen Margaret Cassidy* (See above)

 

Spouse:                                  Paul Kern

Birth:                                     28 Aug 1928

Death:                                    Oct 1971

 

Other spouses:                         Earl Mock, William C Allen

 

1.1.4d.4 Helen Margaret Cassidy* (See above)

 

Spouse:                                  William C Allen

 

Birth:                                     1912, Reading, PA

Father:                                   George Allen

Mother:                                  Annie M Fegeley

Married:                                 17 Mar 1928, Clerk of Orphans' Court, Berks County PA

Children:                                William, Jane Marie

 

Other spouses;                         Earl Mock, Paul Kern

 

1.1.4d.4 Henry Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     7 Mar 1907, Reading, PA

Death:                                    1915, Reading, PA

 

1.1.4d.5 Rita Elizabeth Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     19 Mar 1918, Reading, PA

Death:                                    Nov 1977, San Angelo, TX

 

Spouse:                                  Richard Henry Busby

 

Birth:                                     28 Jun 1918, Allentown, PA

Father:                                   Alexander Busby

Mother:                                  Mary Resh

Ma rr:                                     19 Aug 1940, Berks Co., PA

Children:                                Alexis Kathleens (1943-1989)

 

1.1.4d.6 Beatrice Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     7 Nov 1909, Reading, PA

Death:                                    1986, El Paso, TX

 

Spouse:                                  Heckman

 

Child:                                    William

 

1.1.4d.4 Henry “Harry” J. Cassidy* (See above)

 

Spouse:                                  Paulina

 

Child:                                    James J. (1904-)

 

Other spouse:                          Grace B. Alwein

 

1.1.4d.7 Lewis M. Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     Sep 1884 [81]

Occupation:                            Machine apprentice at age 16, according to 1880 US Census, a fireman when married.

 

Spouse:                                  Catharine Luppold  [82]

Birth:                                     1882

Married:                                 2 Aug 1907, Reading, PA

 

1.1.4d.8 Edith Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     7 Jan 1886, Reading, PA

Death:                                    12 Jan 1886, Reading, PA[83]

 

Twin of Eva Anna Cassidy, See Birth Index (City of Reading, PA)

 

1.1.4d.9 Eva Anna Cassidy

 

Birth:                                     7 Jan 1886, Berks Co., PA [84]

Occupation:                            Silk Weaver in silk mill in 1900. [85]

Death:                                    Mar 1886, Reading, PA [86]

 

According to the 1910 US Census, Eva was single and resided at 948 N 10th St., Reading. She was the executor for Mother's estate.

 

1.1.4e John Hart

 

Birth:                                     14 Aug 1854, Wilmington, DE [87]

Death:                                    8 Apr 1855 [88]

 

John Hart is listed on JML Hart Descendant Chart. The approximate address on death certificate on “5th St. near railroad” is an approximate address of the 803 East 5th Street residence of Edward and Bridget Hart at that time.

 

1.1.4f Catherine Hart

 

Birth:                                     12 May 1858, Wilmington, Dec [89]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 16 May 1858

Sponsors:                               Patrick Hart and Margaret Hart

Married:                                 25 Jan 1881, Philadelphia, Pa.[90]

Death:                                    5 Feb 1912, Wilmington, DE [91]

Burial:                                   New Cathedral Cemetery

 

Spouse:                                  Harry Kyle

 

Birth:                                     1 Aug 1857 [92]

Death:                                    3 Oct 1893, Wilmington, DE [93]

 

Children:                                Elizabeth (1874-), Annie M (1882-), Mary Emma (1888-), Sadie A (1884-), Rose T (1886-), Catherine (1889-)

 

Catherine was mentioned in Edward Hart's Will. The 1900 US Census shows her birth date as May 1860, most likely in error.[94]

 

1.1.4f.1 Annie M. Kyle

 

Birth:                                     Jun 1882, Wilmington, DE. [95]

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Married:                                 22 May 1908, St. Paul, Wilmington, DE  [96]

Witnesses:                              Mamie Kyle and Katie Kyle

 

Spouse:                                  James E. Lee

 

Father:                                   James Lee

Mother:                                  Catherine Hart

 

1.1.4f.2   Sarah (Sadie) A. Kyle

 

Birth:                                     May 1884 [97]

Married:                                 27 Jan 1907 [98]

 

Spouse:                                  Daniel J. McAlister

 

Father:                                   John McAlister

Mother:                                  H. McNulty

Witnesses:                              Mark McKenna and Mrs. Victor Deehan

 

1.1.4f.3   Rose T. Kyle

 

Birth:                                     Dec 1886, Wilmington, DE [99]

 

1.1.4f.4  Mary Emma Kyle

 

Birth:                                     Oct 1888 [100]

Married:                                 6 Oct 1915 [101]

Witnesses:                              Walter Davis and Mary Sheridan.

 

Spouse:                                  Edward K. Davis

 

Father:                                   Walter Davis

Mother:                                  Emma Crawford

 

1.1.4f.4 Catherine Kyle

 

Birth:                                     Apr 1889, Wilmington, DE [102]

 

1.1.4g Julia Hart

 

Birth:                                     13 Feb 1861

Religion:                                Roman Catholic

Baptism:                                 16 Feb 1861 [103]

Sponsors:                               Eugene Hart and Margaret Hannan   

Death:                                    17 Apr 1862 of bronchitis at 803 East 5th Street home [104]

 

Julia is found on the JML Hart Descendant Chart.   Her parents' names are not shown on her death certificate nor on the cemetery record but the address on the death certificate is that of Edward and Bridget Hart in 1862.

 

1.1.5 Margaret Hannan

 

Birth:                                     ca 1850 [105]

Married:                                 19 May 1880 [106]

Witnesses:                              James Phillips and Anna Phillips

 

Spouse:                                  Francis Roony of Baltimore, MD

 

Father:                                   Thomas Roony

 

Margaret is listed on the JML Hannon Descendant Chart.  It is unclear whether the twenty-one year old Margaret Hanna living with James, Owen, and Annie Hannan on the 1870 US Census for Wilmington is the same person.  If not, then she is very probably closely related to this Hannon family.  The 1880 census lists a thirty year old Margaret Grooney, - likely a misspelling of Rooney -- living in the household of Mary Hannan and some of her children. She was the wife of a Frank Grooney, a molder.

 

1.1.6 Owen Hannan

 

Birth:                                     ca. 1843[107] 

 

Owen is listed on JML Hannon Descendant Chart with notation that he died a bachelor. Two men named Owen Hannon both twenty years of age are recorded as lived in the home of Patrick and Mary Hanna in the 1870 US Census. One was a coachman and the other a laborer.  Other members of the household were:  Patrick Hanna, twenty-five year old boilermaker; Margaret Hanna, twenty-one; Anna Hanna, sixteen; a laborer named James Lally; and a hired servant Lizzie Hannegan.   

 

 

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[1] Letter from John Hart, a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary stationed in Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland, to his brother Edward and his family in Wilmington, Delaware dated December 10, 1857.

[2] J. M. Lalley Hannon Descendant Chart

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 229

[6] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Wilmington, DE, p. 29.

[7] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 229

[8] 1880 US Census, Wilmington, DE, E. D. 5, p. 23

[9] 1870 US Census, Wilmington, DE, Sub Div. 25, p. 151 (262), line 33.

[10] St. Peter Parish, Register of Baptisms, 1848-1870, p. 310

[11] St. Peter Parish, Register of Baptisms, 1848-1870, p. 338

[12] Ibid., p. 368

[13] St. Peter Parish, Register of Baptisms 1870-1885, p. 19

[14] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232

[15] Ibid.

[16] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232.  1870 US Census, Sub Div. 26, p. 33-34, lines  

[17] Delaware State Archives, Physician's Death Certificate, p. 11. Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232.

[18] St. Peter Church, Wilmington, Register of Baptisms, p. [272].

[19] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 20 May 1882, p. 104, #27250.  Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232.

[20] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 20 May 1882, p. 104.

[21] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 20 May 1882, p. 104, #27250. Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232

[22] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Marriage Record, vol. 88, p. 188. St. Paul, Delaware City, DE., Register of Marriages,11 July 1874 - 24 October 1899, p. 1.

[23] 1900 US Census, New Castle Co.,

[24] 1900 US Census, New Castle Co.,

[25] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics 11 May 1888, p. 258.

[26] St. Peter Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. 117. Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 232.  1870 US Census, New Castle Co., Wilmington, DE, Sub Div 26, p. 34, line 46.  1880 US Census, E. D. 17, p. 20.

[27] Wilmington City Directories 1877-1883

[28] Delaware State Archives, Death Register, 1889, #11

[29]1870 US Census, New Castle Co., Wilmington, DE, Sub Div 26, p. 34, line 46.  1880 US Census, E. D. 17, p. 20.

[30] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 240. [30] City of Wilmington, Registry of Deaths, 1863, p. 71

[31] Ibid.

[32] The death certificate lists his age as 75 placing the year of his birth as1822.  His recorded age in the 1880 USA Census, Philadelphia, is sixty, implying that he was born in 1820.  City Archives, Philadelphia, Death Certificate #18248.  US Census, Philadelphia, E. D. 281, p. 8, line 1.a

[33] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Register of Death # 33752.  1880 US Census, Wilmington E. D. 20, p. 26 .

[34] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Register of Marriages, p. 30

[35] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Register of Death # 33752

[36] 1880 US Census, Wilmington, E. D. 20, p. 26. Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Standard Death Certificate #122710 Aug 1915.

 

[37] Delaware State Archives, Register of Wills, New Castle Co. 15 Dec 1915.  Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Standard Death Certificate #1227 10 Aug 1915.

[38] Ibid.

[39]

[40] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. 2

[41] City of Wilmington Register of Deaths, # 33750

[42] St. Paul Church, Register of Baptisms, p. 22

[43] St. Paul Church, Register of Baptisms, p. 42

[44] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE Register of Marriages, p. 42.

[45] St. Paul, Register of Baptisms, p. 66.

[46] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1882, p. 27

[47] St. Paul Register of Baptisms, p. 144

[48]

[49] Peterman, Rev. Thomas J., Priests of a Century, Commemorating the Centenary of the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, 1868 – 1968 (Devon Press, Cooke Publishing Co.), 1970.

[50] St. Paul, Register of Baptisms, p. 198

[51] Delaware State Archives, Death Register #33749

[52] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter Baptismal Register, Wilmington, DE [p. 128]

[53] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington DE, Marriage Register, 8 May 1878 [p.41]

[54] City of Philadelphia, City Archives, Death Certificate, # 18628

[55] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington DE, Marriage Register, 8 May 1878 [p.41]

[56] City of Philadelphia, City Archives, Death Certificate, # 18643

[57] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington DE, Marriage Register, 8 May 1878 [p.41]

[58] Peterman, Rev. Thomas J., Priests of a Century, Commemorating the Centenary of the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, 1868 – 1968 (Devon Press, Cooke Publishing Co.), 1970.

[59] Philadelphia City Archives 401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, Death Certificate # 18111.

[60] Ibid., Birth Certificate # 177662

[61] City of Philadelphia, City Archives, Death Certificate #18111

[62] St. Peter Church, Wilmington, Baptismal Register [38]

[63] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Register of Deaths and Burials 27 Apr 1877.

[64] Cathedral of St. Peter, Diocese of Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. [9], 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA E. D. 287, p. 19, line 15. 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 2. 1910 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 89, Sheet 25, line 20.

[65] Ibid.

[66] Cemetery Marker Readings of St. Peter Catholic Church, Reading, PA (Nanny Goat Hill Cemetery). Death Register Index, Reading PA

[67] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia County, PA, Population Schedule, Philadelphia E.D. 287, Sheet 19, line 14.

[68] Non-Certified Death Record, Office of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Berks County, PA # 1012 of 1896 (Michael Cassidy)

[69] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia County, PA, Population Schedule, Philadelphia E.D. 287, Sheet 19, line 16.

[70] Cemetery Marker Readings of St. Peter Catholic Church, Reading, PA (Nanny Goat Hill Cemetery). Death Register Index, Reading PA

[71] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA E. D. 285, p. 19. line 17.  1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90 p. 15, line 3.

[72] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90 p. 15, line 3.

[73] Application for Marriage, Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Berks Co., PA

[74] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA E. D. 285, p. 19, line 16.  Social Security Death Index 229-70-9590.  North Carolina Deaths - 2970-1974; Cumberland

[75] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 4.  Certificate of Birth, Vital Records, Department of Health, Commonwealth of PA.  1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 287, line 19.

[76] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 4. 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 287, line 19.

[77] Ibid.

[78] Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Berks Co., PA, Application for Marriage,

[79] Office of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Berks Co., PA, Non Certified Birth Record,

[80] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA E. D. 285, p. 19. line 18.

[81] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 5.

[82] Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Berks Co., PA Application for Marriage,

[83] Cemetery Marker Readings of St. Peter Catholic Church (Nanny Goat Hill Cemetery)

[84] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 6. Her application for Social Security Number 196-12-9251 verifies parents as Michael J. Cassidy and Margaret L. Hart and date of birth.

[85] 1900 US Census Reading, PA E. D. 90, p. 15, line 6.

[86] Cemetery Marker Readings of St. Peter Catholic Church (Nanny Goat Hill Cemetery)

[87] St. Peter Church, Register of Baptisms, Wilmington, DE, 14 Aug 1854 [60].

[88] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Death Register 8 Apr 1855, John Hart.

[89] St. Peter Church, Wilmington, Register of Baptisms, [146].  1900 US Census, Wilmington, DE, E.D. 40, p. 4, line 96.

[90] St. Charles Borromeo Church, Philadelphia, PA,

[91] Tatnall Tombstone and Burial Records, N. C. 240.

[92] Ibid.

[93] Ibid.

[94] 1900 US Census, Wilmington, E. D. 40 Sheet. 4, line 96

[95] Ibid.,  line 97

[96] St. Paul, Register of Marriages, p. 97

[97] 1900 US Census, Wilmington, E. D. 40 Sheet. 4, line 98

[98] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, p.98

[99]1900 US Census, Wilmington, E. D. 40 Sheet. 4, line 98

[100] Ibid., line 99

[101] St. Paul Church, Register of Marriages, p. 157

[102] 1900 US Census, Wilmington, E. D. 40 Sheet. 4, line 1.

[103] St. May of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. 37.

[104] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Death Certificate, Folio#6, 1862.  Old Catholic Cemetery 17 Apr 1862, p. 62.

[105] 1870 US Census, Wilmington, DE, Sub Div. 34, page 33 (99), line 4. 1880 US Census, Wilmington, DE, E. D. 17, p. 20, line 13

[106] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Register of Marriages  1871-1913, p. 42

[107] 1870 US Census, Wilmington, DE, Sub Div., 26 p. 33-34 (98-99).