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Michael Joseph SHINE [Parents] was born on 7 Apr 1903 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 25 Feb 1965 in Dallas, Texas. He was buried on 1 Mar 1965 in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Michael married Ellen (Nell) Mary SHEEHAN on 26 Oct 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Michael's Shine family from Dirreen does not appear to have been closely connected to the Shine family of his wife, Nell's, brother Tom who married a member of the Shine family of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. I imagine, however, that there is a distant connection.

Michael died of lung cancer.

Ellen (Nell) Mary SHEEHAN [Parents] was born on 24 Aug 1901 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Aug 1901 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 May 1972 in Dallas, Texas. She was buried on 22 May 1972 in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Ellen married Michael Joseph SHINE on 26 Oct 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sponsors at Nell's baptism were Francis Thornton and Honora Thornton. Nell knew her future husband, Michael, before he emigrated to the United States, and she joined him in Kansas City, where they married.   

Of Nell and Michael's nine children, the first seven were born in Kansas City and the last two in Dallas, Texas to where the family moved when Michael took a job with the Manor Baking Comapany.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas Francis SHINE was born in 1927. He died in 1999.
  M ii
Francis (Frank) Joseph SHINE was born on 24 Oct 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. He died on 23 Jul 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, Missouri.

Francis became a priest.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Josephine (Joanne) Mary SHINE was born on 12 Sep 1931. She died on 22 Jan 2012.
  M v
Michael Joseph SHINE was born about 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. He died in 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  M vi Patrick Joseph SHINE was born about 1937. He died in 1989.
  M vii William (Billy) Joseph SHINE was born on 25 Oct 1939. He died on 23 Mar 2015.
  F viii Living.
  M ix Timothy (Tim) Joseph SHINE was born on 9 Dec 1944. He died on 29 Jan 2020.

Cornelius (Con) O'CONNELL was born in probably Glenbawn, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick. He died in probably U.S.. Cornelius married Margaret SHEEHAN.

Margaret SHEEHAN [Parents] was born on 15 Sep 1902 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Sep 1902 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 7 May 1978 in U.S.. Margaret married Cornelius (Con) O'CONNELL.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were James Hudson and Margaret Hudson.

Margaret emigrated to the United States but we have no further information on her or her husband, Con.


John SHANAHAN [Parents] was born on 14 Aug 1914 in Direen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 4 Nov 2009 in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, Co. Limerick. John married Hanora (Nora) THORNTON on 16 Jan 1937 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John and his wife, Nonie, lived in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Hanora (Nora) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 31 May 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 2 Jun 1903 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 18 May 1984. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, Co. Limerick. Hanora married John SHANAHAN on 16 Jan 1937 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Nora's baptismal sponsors were Patrick Barrett and Catherine Brosnan.

Nora emigrated to the United States in September 1924. She was 21 years of age. The ship manifest tells us she was joining a sister, "Miss M. Thornton" (presumably Mamie) in New York City. It is thought she might subsequently have lived in Chicago for a time. She eventually returned to Ireland where she married and raised a family in Dirreen, Athea.

I have been told that a relative of Nora's was a Titanic survivor but I have no further information.

They had the following children.

  F i Vera SHANAHAN was born in 1937. She died on 27 Jan 1996.
  M ii
Patrick (Paudie) SHANAHAN was born in 1939. He died on 6 Oct 2014.

Paudie lived in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He never married.

  F iii Christine (Chris) SHANAHAN was born in possibly about 1941. She died before 4 Nov 2009.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.

John (Jack) ADAMS was born about 1900 in probably Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 30 Jul 1981. John married Catherine (Kitty) THORNTON.

Jack was a blacksmith. He and Kitty and their family lived on Main St. in Glin.

Catherine (Kitty) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 2 Jun 1906 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 5 Jun 1906 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 9 Jul 1983. Catherine married John (Jack) ADAMS.

Kitty's baptismal sponsors were Michael McAuliffe and Catherine Barry.

Kitty emigrated to the United States in 1926, aged 20, and lived in Chicago for a time. However she must have later returned home as her children were born in Ireland.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

Patrick (Paddy) COLLINS was born about 1926. He died on 27 Nov 2004. Patrick married Vera SHANAHAN.

Paddy was from Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Vera SHANAHAN [Parents] was born in 1937. She died on 27 Jan 1996. Vera married Patrick (Paddy) COLLINS.

Vera, a primary school teacher, lived in Templeathea, Co. Limerick. She and her husband, Paddy, were well known in Irish horse-racing circles.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  M v Living.
  M vi Living.
  M vii Living.

Thomas (Tom) O'SULLIVAN died in Jul 2018. Thomas married Christine (Chris) SHANAHAN.

Tom was from Bunagara, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Christine (Chris) SHANAHAN [Parents] was born in possibly about 1941. She died before 4 Nov 2009. Christine married Thomas (Tom) O'SULLIVAN.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

Patrick Donough (Donough) MOYLAN died on 14 Dec 2018. Patrick married Margaret SHANAHAN.

Donough was a medical doctor.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.

John (Johnny) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1915 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 May 1995. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Bridget O'CONNOR.

Bridget O'CONNOR [Parents] was born about 1913 in probably Glenalappa East, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 11 Dec 2001 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bridget married John (Johnny) THORNTON.

Bridget and Johnny lived in Glenalappa, Moyvane.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  F iv Living.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  i Living.
  ii Living.

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