The Descendants of Michael Harte

 

 

 Some decades ago, Joseph M. Lalley [1.4.2b.8] constructed two hand-drawn ancestral charts, one for the descendants of Michael Hart [b. ca 1870] in County Galway, the other for the descendants of Thomas Hannon [b. ca 1870] in County Galway, Ireland. Research, substantially aided by a fortunate find of a letter dated 10 December 1857 and written by John Hart to his brother Edward , has now  documented that the ancestral home of Edward Hart, his paternal grandfather to be the townland Luggawannia, Cargin Parish in north County Galway, Ireland.  Various church and civil records, it should be noted, have alternate spellings for “Luggawannia” as well as surnames “Hannon,” “Hart,” and “Lalley.”

 

The two charts contained only a few approximate dates and only one specific place. Despite these shortcomings, the two charts have not only proved remarkably accurate but invaluable research tools as well. Without them the Family History Reports would never have been as extensive and documented as they now are. Perhaps because his father died when he reached his fifth birthday, Mr. Lalley did not made a similar chart for the Lalley line.

 

1 Michael Harte

 

Birth:              Luggawannia, Co. Galway

Religion:         Catholic

Occupation:     Farmer

 

According to a descendant chart prepared by Joseph M. Lalley, the first known Hart in the Lalley-Hart-Hannon ancestral line is Mihall  O’Harte (Michael Harte or Michael Hart).  No records have been found for this person; but his descendants leased land in the townland of Luggawannia, Killursa civil parish, in Co. Galway, IE.

 

Spouse:            Mary ?

 

Children:         John, (1799-1879), Patrick, Thomas

 

1.1 John Harte

 

Birth:             1799 [1]

Death:             19 May 1879, Loggawannia, Co. Galway, IE  [2]

 

Although not shown on the JML descendant chart, Mihall Harte had a fourth son John who died a widower in Luggawannia on 19 March 1879 at the age of eighty. John Hart was the leaseholder of lands rented from Sir George S. Lynch in Luggawannia.   Present at his death was Michael Harte who is also listed as a tenant in the 1855 Valuation of Tenements for Luggawannia, Cargin Parish.

 

Spouse:            Honor

Birth:              1806 

Death:             11 Jan 1874, Loggawannia, Co. Galway, IE [3]

 

1.2. Michael Hart

 

Birth:              Ireland 

Spouse:           Winnifred Anderson

 

Michael and his wife Winnifred are cited as the parents of Margaret Hart on her Death Certificate as well as the JML descendant chart. 

 

* No other records have been found for them nor are the names of their parents known. Moreover, it is not precisely clear on the JML descendant chart that the Michael shown [1] is his father though it seems reasonable to suppose that he was.

 

Children:         Margaret (1830-1913), John

 

1.2.1. Margaret Hart

 

Birth:              Jul 1830, Killursa Parish, Co. Galway, Ireland [4]

Occupation:     Housekeeper for Senator James A. Bayard, Jr.

Death:            10 Jul 1913, Philadelphia, PA. [5]

Burial:            14 Jul 1913, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington [6]

 

The note, “Died a spinster,” appears on the JML descendant chart.  Her death certificate lists the year of birth as 1830. The 1900 and 1910 US Census Philadelphia show her birth as July 1830.  Margaret came to the US in 1852 and was employed as a domestic in the household of James A. Bayard, Jr., then a U.S. Senator for Delaware. In time she was appointed housekeeper for the Senators family and supervised her nieces Anna Hart [1.4.2b], Catherine (Kate) Hart [1.4.2g], and Bridget Lalley [1.3.3].  Upon his death Senator Bayard left her an annuity for life, honoring the request of his late wife.

 

“In accordance with my promise to my deceased wife and from my appreciation of her faithful services, I give and bequeath to Margaret Hart an annuity of one hundred dollars per annum and I charge this annuity on the residue of my estate ... ”  [7]

 

1.2.2 John Hart

 

Birth:              Co. Galway, Ireland *

 

* Died at age 12 as shown on the JML descendant chart.

 

1.3 Patrick Hart

 

Birth:              Co. Galway, Ireland

 

Children:         Patrick, Martin, Edward (1842-1904)

 

The JML descendant chart contains this comment, “sons Patrick and his brother Martin emigrated to the US circa 1830, said to have descendants in St. Louis.”

 

1.3.1 Patrick Hart

 

Birth:              Co. Galway, IE

 

Patrick probably served as a baptismal sponsor for Catherine Hart, daughter of Edward and Bridget Hannon Hart.[8]  He also may have been a baptismal sponsor for Michael Newell son of James Newell and Elizabeth Dooley who may, in turn, be related to the Mary Dooley referred to on the same descendant chart.[9] A Patrick Hart was the baptismal sponsor for James, son of Patrick Joyce and Mary Cunningham.[10] The Patrick Hart, laborer, shown living at Front & West Streets in the 1872 Wilmington City Directory may be the same person.

 

1.3.2 Martin Harte

 

Birth:              Co. Galway, Ireland

 

Martin is listed on the JML descendant chart.  No other records have yet been found for him.

 

1.3.3 Edward Hart

 

Birth:              Mar 1842, Co. Galway, Ireland

Religion:         Roman Catholic

Occupation:     Liquor dealer, iron foundry worker

Death:             21 May 1904 of Uremia at home on 200 Washington St., Wilmington, DE.

Burial:            24 May 1904, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

 

Edward Harts death certificate lists his age as fifty-six indicating that he was born in 1848.[11]  The 1880 US Census, however, lists his age at thirty-eight implying that he was born in 1842.  The 1900 Census lists March 1845 as year of birth.  The same census states that he immigrated to US in 1865, the same year as future his wife, Bridget Lalley arrived in the United States. [12]

 

City directories from 1876 until at least 1883 reveal that the couple operated a wine and liquor business until at least 1883 at 423 East Front Street.  Later directories indicate that the family moved to a number of different addresses, all located quote near each other in the southwestern sector of Wilmington.   The 1900 US Census list 539 West 2nd St. as their address.

 

Bridget worked in the household of Senator James A. Bayard, Jr. along with her relatives by marriage, Annie Hart [1.4.2a.2] and Catherine Hart [1.4.2g].  Both were under the supervision of Margaret Hart [1.2.1] who was the Senators housekeeper and the cousin or aunt of Annie Hart. 

 

Spouse:           Bridget Lalley

Birth:              12 Jul 1845, Co. Galway, Ireland   [13]

Death:             25 Jul 1926, 4th & Grant Ave, Wilmington, DE  [14]

Burial:            Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE

Father:            Thomas Lally

Mother:           Bridget Moran (1815-)

Married:          17 Dec 1870, St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE  [15]

Children:         Anne (1872 -), Mary Ellen (1878 -), Thomas J (1877 -), John L. (1886 -)

 

1.3.3.a Anne Hart

 

Birth:              18 Dec 1872, Wilmington, DE  [16]

Baptism:          22 Dec 1872

Sponsors:         Thomas R. Lally and Jane Hart

Religion:          Roman Catholic

 

1.3.3.b Mary Ellen Hart

 

Birth:              11 May 1878, Wilmington, DE [17]

Baptism:          11 May 1878

Sponsors:         Patrick Lally and Mary Flynn

Religion:          Roman Catholic

 

1.3.3.c Thomas J. Hart

 

Birth:              21 Feb 1875, Wilmington, DE.

Baptized:         24 Feb 1876, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Wilmington[18]

Sponsors:         Patrick Connell and Ellen Lally

                      

1.3.3.d John L.  Hart

 

Birth:              17 Sep 1886, Wilmington, DE.

Baptized:         19 Sep 1886

Sponsors:         John Callaghan and Bridget Lally [19]       

 

1.4 Thomas Harte

 

Birth:              Co. Galway, Ireland 

Religion:         Catholic

Occupation:     Farmer

Death:             Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway

 

Cited on the JML descendant chart, Thomas, another son of Thomas Harte, was born circa 1800.  He and his uncle John [1.1] were two of the ten land occupiers listed on the 1855 Valuation of Tenements in Luggawannia.[20]  He was with his eighty-five year wife when she died.

 

Spouse:            Mary Hines

Birth:              1789, Co. Galway  [21]

Death:             8 Apr 1874, Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland  [22]

 

Children:         John (1823-1858), Edward (Eammon), (ca. 1824-1897), Thomas (1832-1882), Julia (1836-1919) Michael (1837-1915), Mary, Bridget

 

1.4.1 John Harte

 

Birth:              1823, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [23]

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Occupation:      Royal Irish Constabulary #5083  [24]

Death:             22 Jan 1858 [25]

 

John Hart had been an employee of Sir George Staunton Lynch, the landlord for much of Cargin Parish in the Headford District.  After receiving a recommendation from Sir George, John entered the Royal Irish Constabulary on 14 November 1842.  At the end of his training, he was assigned to Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, IE before being transferred to Templemore in the same county.  The discovery of his 10 December 1857 letter to his brother Edward [1.4.2] who resided in Wilmington, DE identified Luggawannia as the Hart ancestral home.  John also stated emphatically that he never intended to marry. 

 

The JML descendant chart has the following notation: “John, civil servant, was killed by Fenians.”  His personnel file lists the date of his death but not the cause.[26]

 

1.4.2 Edward (Eammon) Hart

 

Birth:              ca 1824, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [27]

Religion:         Roman Catholic

Occupation:     Railroad Engineer for the P W & B Railroad [28]

Death:             2 Apr 1897, 562 N. 23rd St. Philadelphia, PA [29]

Burial:            6 Apr 1897, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE  [30]

 

Sailing aboard the Messenger from the Port of Galway, Edward Hart and his wife, Bridget Hannon who was with child, arrived at the Port of New York on 27 May 1848.[31] They had left Luggawannia at the height of the Great Famine having left their eldest daughter Mary with Edwards mother. A decade later, John Hart wrote his brother Edward, “...I must say that your Mother would not allow your Daughter to go [to America] nor would Mary herself desire so.  In fact she should be forced on board a ship before she could be compelled to go.”[32] Several years later, however, Mary [1.4.2a] did arrive in Wilmington and married Peter Earner on 24 January 1866.  Perhaps she did so in time to be with her mother before she succumbed to tuberculosis in May of 1863.

 

Directories for the City of Wilmington, Delaware

Year Page Name Occupation Address
1853 31 Edward Hart laborer Between Washington and Justison
1855 48 Edward Hart laborer 803 5th (above) Church - His wife Bridget died here.
1859 100 Edward Hart laborer 505 Lombard Street (house) *
1865 152 Edward Hart laborer 505 Lombard Street (house) *


No city directory listings appear after this date for the same Edward Hart.  Records for Edward Hart and his family in the 1870 US Census have not yet been found.

 

* This address was probably the address of the Edward Hart [1.3.3] who married Bridget Lalley. No city directory listings appear after this date for the same Edward Hart.  Records for Edward Hart and his family in the 1870 US Census have not yet been found.

 

Spouse:           Bridget (Bride) Hannon

Birth:              ca 1826, Ireland [33]

Death:             7 May 1863, Wilmington, DE [34]  

Father:            Thomas Hannan (1788-1875) [35]

Mother:           Honor (Anne) Lee (ca. 1790-)

 

Children:           Mary (ca. 1847-1890), Honor (1848-1926), Margaret L. (1850-1921), Thomas (1853-1877), John (1854-1855), Catherine (Kate) E. (1858 – 1912), Julia (1861 – 1862)

 

Other spouse: Anna McGovern

 

Sometime after 1863 and before the 1880 US Census for Philadelphia, Edward Hart married the Irish-born widow Anna McGovern.   The 1880 Census shows that Anna had at least two children: Cecelia aged twenty-six and Elizabeth, a dressmaker who was twenty-three.  Two railroad engineers, William and George Kinney, were boarders in their home at 544 North 23rd Street in north Philadelphia.  According to the 1900 Census she was born in April 1835 and had been in the United States for fifty-one years.  William Kinney still took up residence in her home along with Richard McGovern, who very probably was her brother.  He, too, was born in Ireland in October 1842.[36]

 

1.4.2.a Mary Hart

 

Birth:              ca 1847, Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland    [37]

Religion:         Roman Catholic

Occupation:     Housekeeper

Death:             30 Jan 1890, 912 W 2nd St., Wilmington, DE  [38]

Burial:            30 Jan 1890, Cathedral Cemetery Wilmington, DE

 

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

 

Spouse:            Peter Earner

Birth:              1843, Ireland [39] [40]

Death:             10 Aug 1915, 1321 Dupont St, Wilmington, DE.[41]

Father:             James Earner [42]

Mother:           Mary Lee [43]

Marriage:         24 Jan 1866, Immaculate Conception, Wilmington DE

Witnesses:        Patricia Welsh and Maria Burns 

Children:         Thomas (24 May 1868 -), Mary T. (1866-), Edward F. (1870-1890), Annie R. (1872-), Julia Ligouri (1873-), Catherine C. (Kate) (1874-), Stillborn (1882-1882), Margaret (1883-), James F. (1885-), John (1887-), Stillborn (1890-1890)

 

1.4.2a.1 Thomas Erner

 

Born:              24 May 1868 [44]

Baptized:         24 May 1868

Sponsors:         Mark McDonough and Catherine Erner

 

1.4.2a.2 Mary T.  Earner

 

Birth:              15 Oct 1866, Wilmington, DE [45]

Baptism:          21 Oct 1866, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

Sponsors:         Thomas Earner and Anna Rose Hart

Religion:          Catholic

 

Her fathers 1915 will notes she was living in Wilmington, DE in 1915 and was unmarried. She was executor of his estate.[46]

 

1.4.2a.3 Edward F. Earner

 

Birth:              17 Feb 1870, Wilmington, DE [47]

Sponsors          Patrick Noonan and Margaret Hart [48]

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Occupation:      Ship-joiner [49]

Death:             27 Jan 1890, 912 W 2nd St Wilmington, DE.  Died of typhoid fever. [50]

 

1.4.2a.4 Annie R. Earner

 

Birth:              25 Oct 1871 [51]    

Baptized:         29 Oct 1871

Sponsor:          Owen Haner  * [52]

 

Her fathers 1915 will notes that she was living in Wilmington in 1917 and was not married.

 

*  The entry Owen Haner presumably is a transcription error in the baptismal register.  The sponsors name is most likely Owen Hannon, an uncle or cousin of the baptized.

 

1.4.2a.5 Julia Ligouri Earner

 

Birth:              16 Sep 1873, Wilmington, DE. [53]

Baptism:          21 Sep 1873    

Sponsors:         Edward Hart, Maggie Conlan (Catherine Hart)

 

Her fathers will notes that she was living in Philadelphia in 1915.

 

Spouse:           F. Edward Monaghan

Birth:              Wilmington, DE

Father:            James G. Monaghan

Mother:           Emma King

Marriage:        27 Jun 1901, St Paul Catholic Church [54]

Witnesses:       James McNaughten and Anna R. Hart 

 

1.4.2a.6 Catherine Cecelia (Kate) Earner

 

Birth:              24 Oct 1874, Wilmington, DE [55]

Baptism:          31 Oct 1876

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Sponsors:         Mark Earner and Julia Earner

 

Catherine was named in fathers 1915 will as living in Wilmington, DE.  She was not married at time of fathers death.

 

1.4.2a.7 Stillborn Earner

 

Birth:              9 Jan 1882

Death:             9 Jan 1882  [56]

 

1.4.2a.8 Margaret Earner

 

Birth:              11 Apr 1883, Wilmington, DE. [57]

Baptism:          15 Apr 1883

Sponsors:         James McNulty, Bridget Earner

 

Margaret was not mentioned in 1915 fathers will; possibly she was deceased.

 

1.4.2a.9   Rev. James F. Earner

 

Birth:              12 Oct 1885 [58]

Baptism:          18 Oct 1885

Sponsors:         William Conner and Mary Butler

Education:       St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore, MD

Occupation:      Roman Catholic Priest

 

James F. Earner was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 12, 1886, the son of Peter and Mary (Hart) Earner. He received his early education at St. Paul School, Wilmington, and later attended St. Joseph’s Prep School, Philadelphia.  He studied for the priesthood at St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore. Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore ordained him to the priesthood on 21 Jun 1911.  His first assignment was to St. Paul Wilmington, where he was stationed from June 11, 1911 until September 1911. He was then transferred to St. Ann, Wilmington, where he remained until April 1912. He was appointed pastor of St. Paul, Delaware City on April 10, 1912; but in June of the same year he was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart, Chestertown, Maryland where he remained for the next twenty-one years. He was named pastor of St. John, Newark, on March 12, 1933.

 

Failing to rally after an operation on gallstones, he 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. [59]

 

His fathers will notes that he was living in Chestertown, Maryland in 1915.

 

1.4.2a.10 John Earner

 

Birth:              25 Jun 1887 [60]

Baptism:          26 Jun 1887

Sponsors: James F. Earner and Mary Menton

 

His fathers will notes that he was living in Philadelphia PA in 1915.

 

1.4.2a.11 Stillborn Earner

 

Birth:              27 Jan 1890, Wilmington, DE [61]

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

 

1.4.2b Honor Anne Hart

 

Birth:              10 Aug 1848, Wilmington, DE.  [62]

Sponsor:          Patrick Manion

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Death:             25 Feb 1926, 5035 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA [63]

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

 

Anna (Annie) Hart married Michael Joseph Lalley in Wilmington three years after he arrived in the United States.  Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Philadelphia where all of their eight children were born.  For more information about her husband, see Wanted on this web site. 

 

 

Spouse:           Michael Joseph Lalley

Birth:              Mar 1850, Co. Roscommon, Ireland  [64]

Death:             30 Aug 1900, 2049 South 18th St., Philadelphia, PA [65]

Father:            Thomas Lally (Lalley)

Marriage:         8 May 1878, Cathedral of St. Peter  [66]

Occupation:      Grocer        


Children: Edward Hart (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 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. ORourke, 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) gravesites.  Two family members were buried at each grave.  He listed the date of death and the name of each person buried in each grave.

 

1.4.2b.1 Edward Hart Lalley

 

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

Baptism:          16 Feb 1979, St. Teresa of Avila Church

Sponsors:         Thomas Flaherty and Catherine Hart

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Education:       Graduated from St. Joseph College or Preparatory School in 1898 per letter from Alumni Secretary to Tom Lalley dated November 2002

Occupation:      Clerk

Death:             7 Feb 1901, 2049 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA, [67]

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

 

1.4.2b.2 Thomas J. Lalley

 

Birth:              22 Nov 1880, 1818 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA [68]

Baptisms:         5 Dec 1880, St. Charles Borromeo Church Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors:         Felix McKeon and Ann Reagan

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Occupation:      Engraver

Death:             27 Feb 1953, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Spouse:            Mary McAleer

Death:             1 May 1968, Philadelphia, PA.

Marr:              8 Oct 1910

 

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

 

1.4.2b.2.1 Anna Mae Lalley

 

Birth:              25 Oct 1911

Death:             1967

 

Spouse:            Francis R Zelley

 

1.4.2b.2.2 Thomas J. Lalley

 

Birth:              16 Jul 1919

Death:             16 Jul 1919 - no issue

 

 

Birth:              10 Dec 1923

Death:             2 Jun 1968

 

1.4.2b.2.4 Julia Marie Lalley

 

Birth:              13 Aug 1926

 

Spouse:            William H Mann

 

1.4.2b.3 Francis Aloysius Lalley

 

Birth:              15 Nov 1882, 1826 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA. [69]

Baptism:          22 Feb 1882, St. Charles Borromeo Church

Sponsors:         Peter Erner and Margaret Hart

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Occupation:      Insurance Broker

Death:             11 Sep 1930, Philadelphia, PA.

Marriage:         9 Jan 1909, Our Lady of Victory Church

 

Spouse:            Mary Burns

Birth:              1885

Death:             24 Oct 1924, Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Marriage:         9 Jan 1909, Our Lady of Victory Church

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

                      Robert Burns (1924-1924)

 

1.4.2b.3.1 Francis Aloysius Lalley

 

Birth:              2 Nov 1909, 40th & Parrish, Philadelphia, PA

Death:             11 Aug 1963, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Spouse:            Margaret Klein

Birth:              13 May 1911

Death:             20 Apr 1989

Children:         Robert Burns (1937- ), Francis Aloysius (1938-), Edward William

 

1.4.2b.3.2 John Burns Lalley

 

Spouse:            Gertrude H. Ryan

 

Children:         Jacqueline Ryan, John Burns, Michael Joseph

 

1.4.2b.3.3 Thomas Edward Lalley

 

Birth:              24 Sep 1919

Death:             15 Aug 1971

 

Spouse:            Katherine Ann Headley

Birth:              20 Feb 1920

Children:         Judith Ann (1945-), Stephen Hart (1952-), Thomas Lyman (1954-), Donald Burns (1955-)

 

1.4.2b.3.4 Robert Burns Lalley

 

Birth:              24 Oct 1924

Death:             24 Oct 1924

Burial:            26 Oct 1924

 

1.4.2b.4 Margaret Lalley

 

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

Baptism:          22 Feb 1889, St. Charles Borromeo Church

Sponsors:         Edward Earner and Catherine Lalley, Priest: Rev J. T. Crowley

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Death:             15 Oct 1901 died of Typhoid fever at home on 2049 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. [70]

 

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

 

Margaret was known as Marjorie.

 

1.4.2b.5 Julia Hart Lalley


By all accounts Michael and Annie Lalleys daughter was a remarkable and much loved 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. 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.” She also 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.


At age twenty, she was employed as a telephone operator for the Insurnce Company of North America. In time she became the chief switchboard supervisor of the companys telephone operations. 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.

Baptism:          20 Mar 1887, St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Sponsors:        Alexander J Butler, Mary E. OHara; Priest: Rev. M.J. Lawler

Religion:         Roman Catholic

Occupation:     Telephone Supervisor for Insurance Company

Death:             Feb 1959, Philadelphia, PA.

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

 

1.4.2b.6 Mary Lalley

 

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

Baptism:          12 Mar 1889, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors:         Michael Lalley and Ann Hart

Death:             23 Mar 1889, 1826 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA [71]

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

 

Died 12 days after premature birth.

 

1.4.2b.7 Agnes Lalley

 

Birth:              after 1888, Philadelphia, PA.

Death:             before 1900

 

Agnes is listed on the JML descendant chart. No other records have yet been found.   Agnes was probably born between 1888 and 1894.   She is not listed as living on 1900 US Census but that Census does show that two children in this family died before 1900. Mary was one of them.   Since all of her other brothers and sisters are listed on that census, Agnes must be the second child who died before 1900.

 

1.4.2b.8 Joseph M. Lalley

 

Birth:              9 Nov 1895, Philadelphia, PA.

Baptism:          17 Nov 1895, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors:         John Biggins and Bridget Biggins

Occupation:      Newspaperman, writer, literary critic, editorial writer

Education:       St, Joseph College, Philadelphia

Death:             16 Aug 1980, Baltimore, MD [72]

Burial:             23 Mar 1990, Baltimore, MD

 
Spouse:            (Margaret) Spalding Parker

Birth:              20 Aug 1894, Baltimore, MD

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Spouse:            (Margaret) Spalding Parker

Death:             12 Jan 1991, Baltimore, MD

Burial:             16 Jan 1991, Baltimore, MD 

Father:             Edward Gregory Parker (1845-1905)

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

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

Children:        Joseph Michael (1925-), John Spalding (1926-1994), Thomas Lea (1928-2007),

                     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 papers 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. A seventh generation, direct descendant of Thomas and Ann Jenkins, Spalding Parker Lalley was the sixth and youngest child of Naomi Bernadine Spalding (9 March 1856-28 Jan 1877) and Edward Gregory Parker (3 October 1846 - 1 July 1880) 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

 


1.4.2c. Thomas Hart

 

Birth:              29 Apr 1853, Wilmington, DE [73]

Death:             27 Apr 1877, Wilmington, DE. [74]

 

The name of Thomas Hart appears on JML Hart descendant chart. There were two men named Thomas Hart living in Wilmington at the same time. Each was born in 1853 and both died in Wilmington. One lived on Lafayette St. and died 29 July 1853 at age three months. The other while living at 803 East 5th St.. died 27 April 1877 at age twenty-four. This was the home of Edward and Bridget Hart since they lived at 803 East 5th St.

 

1.4.2d Margaret L. Hart

 

Birth:              24 Aug 1850, Wilmington, DE [75]

Death:             1 Mar 1921, Reading, PA [76]

 

Margaret is mentioned in Edward Harts Will. She was living in Reading, PA at time of her fathers 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.

Most of the research for the descendants of Margaret L. Hart was undertaken and documented by Tracy Gillett, one of her direct descendants.  Researchers may contact her at tbsharp@yahoo.com.

 

Spouse: Michael J. Cassidy

 

Spouse:            Michael J. Cassidy

Birth:              1845, Mt. Carbon, Schuylkill Co., PA[77]

Death:             7 Oct 1896, 633 N. 9th, Reading, PA [78]

Father:             Michael Cassidy

Mother:           Bridget Dougherty

Marriage:        1875

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)

 

1.4.2d.1 Minnie (Magdalene) Cassidy

 

Birth:              10 Dec 1875, Reading, PA [79]

Death:             9 Feb 1896, Reading, PA [80]

 

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.”

 

1.4.2d.2 Margaret V. Cassidy

 

Birth:              Apr 1878 [81]

Occupation:     Saleslady in 1900 [82]

 

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

 

Spouse:           Thomas M. Putt

Birth:              1877

Father:             Benjamin Putt

Mother:           Henrietta

Marriage:         10 Aug 1905, Reading, PA[83]

 

1.4.2d.3 Mamie Cassidy

 

Birth:              8 Jun 1879, Philadelphia, PA [84]

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

 

1.4.2d.4 Henry “Harry” J. Cassidy*

 

Birth:              Sep 1881, Philadelphia, PA. [85]

Occupation:      Locomotive Engineer in 1880 Census in Philadelphia.[86]

 

His grandfather and father were also railroad engineers.  Her birthplace is also verified by Birth Certificate for her daughter Helen Margaret.[87]

 

Spouse:            Grace B. Alwein

Birth:              1884, Lebanon, PA [88]

Death:             15 Oct 1950

Father:             Charles M. Allwein

Mother:           Margaret Callahan

Marriage:         12 May 1903, Reading, PA [89]

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

 

Other spouse:   Paulina

 

1.4.2d.4.1 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

 

1.4.2d.4.2 Helen Margaret Cassidy*

 

Birth:              28 Mar 1907, Reading, PA [90]

Death:             1982, El Paso, TX

 

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

 

Spouse:            Earl Mock

Father:             Oscar Mock

Mother:           Sallie Seyfret (1904-1975)

 

Children:         Jane (1925-1985)

 

Other spouses:  Paul Kern, William C. Allen

 

1.4.2d.4.2 Helen Margaret Cassidy* (See above)

 

Spouse:           Paul Kern

Birth:              28 Aug 1928

Death:             Oct 1971

 

Other spouses:  Earl Mock, William C. Allen

 

1.4.2d.4.2 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

 

1.4.2d.4.3 Henry Cassidy

 

Birth:              7 Mar 1907, Reading, PA

Death:             1915, Reading, PA

 

1.4.2d.4.4 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

Marr:              19 Aug 1940, Berks Co., PA

Children:         Alexis Kathleens (1943-1989)

 

1.4.2d.4.5 Beatrice Cassidy

 

Birth:              7 Nov 1909, Reading, PA

Death:             1986, El Paso, TX

 

Spouse:            Heckman

Children:         William

 

1.4.2d.4 Henry “Harry” J. Cassidy* (See above)

 

Spouse:            Paulina

Children:         James J. (1904-)

 

Other spouses:  Grace B. Alwein

 

1.4.2d.5 Lewis M. Cassidy

 

Birth:              Sep 1884 [91]

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

Spouse:            Catharine Luppold  [92]

Birth:              1882

Marriage:         2 Aug 1907, Reading, PA

 

1.4.2d.6 Edith Cassidy

 

Birth:              7 Jan 1886, Reading, PA

Death:             12 Jan 1886, Reading, PA[93]

 

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

 

1.4.2d.7 Eva Cassidy

 

Birth:              7 Jan 1886, Berks Co., PA [94]

Occupation:     Silk Weaver in silk mill in 1900. [95]

Death:             Mar 1886, Reading, PA [96]

 

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

 

1.4.2e Thomas Hart

 

Birth:              29 Apr 1853, Wilmington, DE [97]

Baptism:          8 May 1853

Sponsors:         John Mannin and Hannah McHugh

Death:             27 Apr 1877, Wilmington, DE. [98]

 

Named on JML Hart Descendant Chart.  Two Thomas Harts, each born in 1853, died in Wilmington, DE.  One, living on Lafayette St died 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 the son of Edward and Bridget since they lived at 803 East 5th St.

 

1.4.2f John Hart

 

Birth:              14 Aug 1854, Wilmington, DE [99]

Baptism:          29 August 1854

Sponsors:         Patrick and Margaret Hart

Death:             8 Apr 1855, Wilmington, DE. [100]

 

Named on JML Hart Descendant Chart.  The address, “5th St. near the railroad,” shown on death certificate on 5th is an approximate address for the residence of Edward and Bridget Hart.

 

1.4.2g Catherine (Kate) E. Hart

 

Birth:              12 May 1858, Wilmington, DE [101]

Baptism:          16 May 1858, Cathedral Parish of St. Peter

Sponsors:         Patrick Hart and Margaret Hart

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Death:             5 Feb 1912, Wilmington, DE [102]

 

1900 US Census Wilmington, DE shows Catherines birth date as May 1860, most likely in error.  She is mentioned in her fathers will.

 

Spouse:            Harry T. Kyle

 

Married:          25 Jan 1881, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Philadelphia, Pa.

Witnesses:        John F. Kyle and Catherine A. Duffy

Father:             Henry Kyle

Birth:              1 Aug 1857 [103]

Death:             3 Oct 1893, Wilmington, DE [104]

Children:         Annie M., Mary Emma, Sarah A., Rose T., Catherine

 

1.4.2g.1 Annie M. Kyle


Born: 6 Jan 1882
Baptized: 15 Jan 1882, St. Patrick Church, Wilmington, DE , Register of Baptisms, p. 4.
Witnesses: John F. Kyle and Mary Agnes Kyle
Spouse: James E. Lee
Married: 22 May 1908, St. Paul Church, Register of Mariages, p. 91
Witnesses: Maurice Kyle and Katie Kyle

 

According to the 1900 US Census, Anna was an eighteen year-old store clerk  living with her mother and her sisters.    (Wilmington, DE, New Castle Co,, E.D. 40, p.5.)

          

1.4.2g.2 Sarah A.  (Sadie) Kyle

 

Born: 28 May 1884
Baptized: 8 Jun 1884, St. Patrick Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. 25
Witnesses: James L. Glacken and Kate A. Duffy
Married: 27 Jan 1909, St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Marriages, p. 98
Witnesses: Mark McKenna and Mrs. Victor Deehan
   
Spouse: James McAllister
Father: James McAllister
Mother: H. McNulty


At age 16, Sarah worked in Ford's shop  as a Morocco leather dresser.  (US 1900 Census, Wilmington, DE, New Castle Co., E.D. 40. p. 5, line 98 .


1.4.2g.3 Rose T. Kyle

 

Born: 10 Nov 1885
Baptized 19 Nov 1885, St. Patrick Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p. 38.
Witnesses: Kate Butler
Married: 20 June 19??. Church of the Ascension, New York City, St. Patrick Church Register of Baptisms
   
Spouse: Ysor Guillerme


Rose is listed in the 1900 US Census as working in a printing office


1.4.2g.4 Mary Emma Kyle


Born: 24 October 1887
Baptized: 20 Nov 1887, St. Patrick Church, Register of Baptisms, p. 65
Witnesses: Henry Kyle and Sarah A. Kyle
Married: 6 Oct 1915. St. Paul, Register of Marriages, p. 157
Witnesses: Walter C. Davis and Mary Sheriden
   
Spouse: Edward K. Davis
Father Walter Davis
Mother: Emma Crawford


1.4.2g.5 Catherine Kyle


Born: 24 Apr 1889
Baptism: 10 May 1889. St. Patrick Church, Register of Baptisms, p. 91
Witnesses: William Mundy and Margaret Mundy

 

1.4.2h Julia Hart

 

Birth:              13 Jan 1861 [105]

Baptism:          16 Feb 1861

Witnesses:        Eugene Hart and Margaret Hannon        

Death:             17 Apr 1862 [106]

 

Listed on JML Hart Descendant Chart, Julia died of bronchitis when she was but fourteen months old.  Her parents names not shown on the death certificate but the 803 East 5th St, address was that of Edward and Bridget Hart in 1862.

 

1.4.3 Thomas Harte

 

Birth:              1832, Co. Galway, Ireland *

Death:             Died of bronchitis at age 50 on 2 Jul 1882, Luggawannia, Clydagh Co. Galway, Ireland [107]

Informant:       Margaret Gildea

Marriage:         25 Jun 1857, Annagdown Parish, Co. Galway[108]

Spouse:            Mary Burke

Birth:              1840, Annagdown Parish, Co. Galway, Ireland

Death:             17 May 1922, Clydagh at age 82, [109]

Informant:       John Harte      

Burial:             Clydagh Cemetery, Co. Galway, IE

 

Children:         John (ca1862-), Edmund (1866-), Julia (1868-1872), Bridget (1873-), Thomas (1876-), Julia (1879-)

 

*  See John Harts letter to his brother Edward Hart in Wilmington, DE dated 10 Dec 1857 for information about Thomas and his relatives.  The JML descendant chart notes that the family had relatives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

 

1.4.3.a John Harte

 

Birth:              ca 1862 [110]

 

1.4.3.b Edmund Harte

 

Birth:              11 Oct 1866, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway, Ireland [111]

Father:            Thomas Harte, Lugawanna, Small Farmer

Mother:           Mary Harte formerly Burke

Informant:       Thomas Harte, Father, Lugawanna, November 5th, 1866


Having taken on passengers in Glasgow, Galway, and Londonderry, the Canadian sailed for Boston arriving 7 June 1886.  Among those shown on the ship'smanifest was the ninteen year-old Edward Hart, born "about 1867" who was migrating to Holyoke, Massachusetts. (Microfim Roll M-277-101)

 

1.4.3c Julia Harte

 

Birth:              11 Oct 1868, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [112]

Father:             Thomas Harte, Clydagh, Cottier

Mother:           Mary Harte, formerly Burke

Informant:       Mary Harte, Mother, Clydagh, October 1st, 1869

Death:             22 Feb 1872, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [113]

 

Julia suffered burns and died three weeks later and age 2.5 years

 

1.4.3.d Bridget Harte

 

Birth:              14 Jan 1873, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [114]

Father:            Thomas Harte, Clydagh, Landholder

Mother:           Mary Harte, formerly Burke

Informant:       Mary Harte, Mother, Clydagh, June 30th, 1873


Bridget Hart, at age 18, sailed aboard the Austrian leaving the Port of Galway on 15 August 1892 without any baggage and migrated to Holyoke, Massacusetts. 
 (Microfilm Roll No. #3, p. 287)                 

 

1.4.3.e Thomas Harte

 

Birth:              5 Jan 1876, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [115]

Father:            Thomas Harte, Clydagh, Landholder

Mother:           Mary Harte formerly Burke

Informant:       Thomas Harte, Father, Clydagh, February 1st, 1876


Thomas Hart, at age 20, sailed from the Port of Galway on 24 April 1896 aboard the ship Peruvian arriving at the Port of Boston 6 May 1896 to be with his sister Bridget Hart residing at 58 West Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts. List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Immigration, 72.

 

1.4.3.f Julia Harte

 

Birth:              12 Feb 1879, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [116]

Father:            Thomas Harte, Farmer

Mother:           Mary Harte formerly Burke

Informant:       Thomas Harte, Father, Loggawanna, March 3rd, 1879

 

Julia Hart, at age 20, sailed from the Port of Galway on 9 June 1900 aboard the ship Norweian arriving at the Port of Boston __?__ June 1896 to be with her brother Thomas Hart residing at 86 Maple Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts. List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Immigration, 131.

 

1.4.4 Julia Hart IBVM

 Birth:              1836, Luggawannia, Clydagh, Co. Galway [117]

Religion:          Roman Catholic

Occupation:      Lay Sister, Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ireland

Death:             3 Jan 1919, Loreto Convent, Bray, Ireland

 

“Julia - religious- died Loreto Convent, Bray” is the notation J. M. Lalley inscribed on his Harte Descendant Chart.  Years later Sr. Mary Blake IBVM, Archivist, confirmed the accuracy of this quotation in her 14 November 1996 letter from Loreto Convent to J. M. Lalley, Jr.  Julias religious name was Sr. Ligouri, IBVM.  Her maiden name, however, according to Sr. Blake, was “Judith” rather than “Julia.”  John Harts 10 Dec 1857 letter also refers to her as  “Judy”

 

1.4.5 Michael Harte

 

Birth:              1837, Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland

Religion:          Catholic

Death:             8 May 1915, Luggawannia, Co. Galway [118]

Burial:             Clydagh Cemetery, Co. Galway, IE

Occupation:      Farmer

 

JML Descendant Chart states the he was killed during fall from horse October 17 Oct.  No year was given.  Death certificate, however, lists cause of death as general debility.  Tombstone states year of death was 1915.

 

Spouse:            Ellen Mohan (Maughan)

Birth:              1840, Co. Galway, Ireland

Death:             17 Feb 1916, Luggawannia, Co. Galway [119]

Father:             Mohan (Maughan)

 

Children:         Julia (1868-), Bridget (1870-), John (1872-), Michael (1874-), Honor (1876-), Eileen [Ellen], (1878-), Michael (1881-1969), Margaret (1882-)

 

1.4.5.a Julia Harte

 

Birth:              29 Jul 1868, Clydagh, Co. Galway, IE [120]

Father:            Michael Harte, Labourer

Mother:           Ellen Harte formerly Mighan

Informant:       Ellen Harte, mother, Clydagh, September 14th, 1868

 

1.4.5.b Bridget Harte

 

Birth:              17 Feb 1870, Clydagh, Co. Galway, IE [121]

Father:             Michael Hart, Clydagh, Labourer

Mother:           Ellen Hart formerly Monaghan

Informant:       Ellen Hart, mother, Clydagh, March11th, 1870

 

1.4.5.c John Harte

 

Birth:              15 Mar 1872, Clydagh, Co. Galway, IE [122]

Father:             Michael Hart, Clydagh, Landholder

Mother:           Ellen Hart formerly Moughan

Informant:       Michael Hart, father, Clydagh, March 25th, 1872

 

1.4.5.d Michael Harte

 

Birth:              9 Jan 1874, Luggawannia, Co. Galway, Ireland [123]

Father:             Michael Hart, Logawannia Labourer

Mother:           Ellen Hart formerly Maghan

Informant:       Michael Hart, father, Clydagh, January 16th, 1874

 

1.4.5.e Honor Harte

 

Birth:              11 Feb 1876, Logawanna, Co Galway[124]

Father:             Michael Hart, Logawanna, Labourer

Mother:           Ellen Hart formerly Maughan

Informant:       Michael Hart, father, Logawanna, February 11th, 1876

 

1.4.5f Eileen [Ellen] Harte

 

Birth:              1 Dec 1878, Loggawannia, Co. Galway, IE[125]

Father:             Michael Hart, Loggawannia, Landholder

Mother:           Ellen Hart formerly Maughan

Informant:       Michael Hart, father, Loggawannia, December 9th, 1878

 

Ellen enrolled in the Clydagh National School in 1882, left in 1894 and left the school the attending the 6th class.

 

1.4.5g Michael Harte

 

Birth:              6 Jan 1881, Loggawanna, Co. Galway, IE [126]

Informant:       Michael Hart, father, Loggawannia, January 21st, 1881

Religion:          Catholic

Baptized:         7 Oct 1880 *

Sponsors:         John Monaghan and Honor Killulea ?

Occupation:      Farmer

Death:             15 Aug 1969, Clydagh, Co. Galway, IE

 

* M. Carroll notes that the Irish sometimes reported later birth dates to avoid fines for late registration imposed by British authorities.

 

Spouse:            Mary McHugh

Death:             15 Aug 1963

Birth:              Ballycassey, Headford, Galway

Father:            Patrick McHugh

Mother:           Hardiman

 

Children:         Eileen (Ellen) (1905-), Patrick (1908-1991), John (1908-1983), Sissy (Margaret) (1911-1992), Julia (1912-1982), Rita (1913-), Willie (1915-), Bridget (1916-), Mick (1918-), Eamon (1920-)

                      

1.4.5h Margaret Hart

 

Birth:             29 October 1882 Loggawannia [127]

Father:             Michael Hart, Loggawannia, Landholder

Mother:           Ellen Hate formerly Maughan

Informant:       Ellen Hart, Mother, Loggawannia, November 6th, 1882

 

1.4.6 Bridget Hart

 

Birth:              Ireland

Spouse:           Ptr Biggins*

 

* Data from JML Descendant Chart

 



SOURCES

[1] Civil Records, Headford Registration District, IE, Death Register 4, p. 42, entry 210.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid. Death Register 2, p. 76, entry 370.

[4] Philadelphia City Archives, 401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, Death Certificate #18341

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Last Will and Testament of James Ashton Bayard of the City of Wilmington and State of Delaware dated April 4, 1871.  Registered June 28, 1880.

[8] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, p [146].

[9] Ibid., p. [124]

[10] Ibid., p. [73]

[11] Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Delaware Death Certificate, p. 93.

[12] 1880 US Census, Wilmington DE, E.D. 5, sheet 14, line 46. 1900 US Census Wilmington, DE. E.D. 11 Sheet 16, line 74.

[13] Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Delaware Death Certificate # 1036.

[14] Ibid.

[15] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Marriage Register, p. 2.

[16] St. Paul Church, Wilmington DE, Baptismal Register, p. 32.

[17] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 139.

[18] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 154

[19] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Wilmington, DE. Baptismal Register, p.11.

[20] Valuation of Tenements, Co. Galway, Parish of Cargin, Luggawannia, p.17

[21] Civil Records, Registration District, Headford, Register 2,p. 81, entry 404.

[22] Ibid.

[23] National Library of Ireland, M/FA 24/1, p. 109

[24] Ibid.

[25] Ibid.

[26] Ibid.

[27] Philadelphia City Archives 401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA. Death Certificate #18248.  1860 US Census Wilmington DE Ward 4, p.47, (359) line 31, LDS Film #803098.

[28] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA. E. D. 281, p. 8, line 1-7.

[29] Philadelphia City Archives 401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA Death Register, Certificate # 18248.  Tatnall Tombstones and Burial Records N.C. 240.  Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington DE, Cheryl Turner 26 Feb 1997 letter to Joseph M. Lalley, Jr.

[30] Philadelphia City Archives, 401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA Death Register, Certificate # 18248

[31] The Famine Immigrants, Passenger Lists of Irish Immigrants to New York, 1846 -51 Vol. 2, p. 412.

[32] Letter from John Hart stationed in Templemore, Co. Tipperary, IE to his brother Edward Hart dated 10 Dec 1857.

[33] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE. Death Register, 7 May 1863

[34] Ibid. Tatnall Tombstones and Burial Records N.C. 240.

[35] Parents names are shown on JML descendant chart.

[36] 1900 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, Ward 13, E. D. 290, sheet 8, lines 8 -  11.

[37] 1880 US Census, New Castle Co., Wilmington, Sub. Div. 28, p. 60 (33) line 18.   Delaware State Archives, Dover DE. Death Register, p. 76, 30 Jan 1890,  # 33752

[38] Tatnall Tombstone and Burials, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE, N.C. 254

[39] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 20, p. 20, line 21.

[40] Tatnall Tombstone and Burials, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE, N.C. 254.

[41] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, 1870 Death Register, p. 76,  #33752

[42] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, Death Certificate # 1227

[43] Ibid.

[44] St. Peter Church, Wilmington, DE, Register of Baptisms, [341].

[45] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Baptismal Register, p. 126.

[46] Register of Wills, New Castle Co., Wilmington, DE, Will of Peter Earner, 19 August 1915, #2676

[47] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 2

[48] Ibid.

[49] Hall of Records, Dover, DE Death Register #33750.

[50] Ibid.

[51] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 22

[52] Ibid.

[53] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 42.

[54] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Marriage Register, p.14.

[55] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 66.

[56] City of Wilmington, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Register, 9 Jan 1882, stillborn child of Peter and Mary Earner of Ireland, 1027 West 2nd Street, Ward 3.

[57] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 144.

[58] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 174.

[59] 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.

[60] St. Paul Church, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 198.

[61] City of Wilmington, DE. Register of Deaths, p. 76, # 33749

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

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

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

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

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

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

[68] Ibid., Birth Certificate # 177662

[69] Ibid., Birth Certificate #177663

[70] Ibid., Death Certificate #18073

[71] Ibid., Death Certificate # 18066

[72] State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 19 August 1980.

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

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

[75] 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.

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

[77] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia County, PA, Population Schedule, Philadelphia, E.D. 287, Sheet 19, line 14.

[78] 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)

[79] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia County, PA, Population Schedule, Philadelphia E.D. 287, Sheet 19, line 16.

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

[81] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 285, p. 19. line 17.  1900 US Census Reading, PA, E. D. 90 p. 15, line 3.

[82] 1900 US Census Reading, PA, E. D. 90 p. 15, line 3.

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

[84] 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

[85] 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.

[86] 1900 US Census Reading, PA, E. D. 90, p. 15, line 4. 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 287, line 19.

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

[88] Ibid.

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

[90] 1880 US Census, Philadelphia, PA, E. D. 285, p. 19. line 18.

[91] 1900 US Census Reading, PA, E. D. 90, p. 15, line 5.

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

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

[94] 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.

[95] 1900 US Census Reading, PA, E. D. 90, p. 15, line 6.

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

[97] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Register of Baptisms, [p.38]

[98] City of Wilmington, DE, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Register of Deaths, 27 Apr 1877

[99] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Register of Baptisms, [p.60]

[100] City of Wilmington, DE, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Register of Deaths, 8 Apr 1855

[101] Cathedral Parish of St. Peter, Register of Baptisms, [p.146]

[102] Tatnall Tombstones and Burials, New Cathedral Cemetery, NC 240

[103] Ibid.

[104] Ibid.

[105] St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Wilmington, DE, Baptismal Register, p. 37 # 18.

[106] Delaware State Archives, Dover, DE, City of Wilmington, DE, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Return,  F # 6, page 1862.

[107] Civil Records, Headford, District, IE, Register of Deaths, Register 6, p. 7, entry 32.

[108] Michael Carroll/J M Lalley, Jr. correspondence 8/16/99.

[109] Civil Records, Headford, District, IE, Register of Deaths, Register 13, p. 35, entry 172.

[110] Michael Carroll/J M Lalley, Jr. correspondence 8/16/99.

[111] Civil Records, Headford, District, IE, Register of Births, Register 1, p. 91, entry 454.

[112] Ibid., Register 2. P.94, entry 469

[113] Ibid., Register of Deaths, Register 2, p. 37, entry 147.

[114] Ibid., Register of Births, Register 4, p. 36, entry 176.

[115] Ibid., Register 5, p. 41, entry 201

[116] Ibid., Register, p. 28, entry 137

[117] Sr. Mary Blake, Archivist, IBVM, Central Archives, Irish Branch, Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, IE.  Letter to Joseph M. Lalley, Jr. dated 14 Nov. 1996.

[118] Correspondence from Michael H. Carroll to Joseph M. Lalley, Jr., dated 19 Aug 1999.

[119] Ibid. Date of death is recorded on tombstone, Cargin Cemetery, Headford, Co., Galway, IE.

[120] Civil Records, Headford District. IE, Register of Births, Register 2, p. 84, entry 270.

[121] Ibid., Register 3, p. 7, entry 32.

[122] Ibid. Register 3, p. 83, entry 411

[123] Ibid. Register 4, p. 58, entry 288

[124] Ibid., Register 5, p. 44, entry 219

[125] Ibid., Register 7, p. 17, entry 83; p. 36 Roll # 115

[126] Ibid. Register 8, p. 45, entry 221

[127] Ibid.. Register 10, p. 5, entry 24.