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Michael PURTILL [Parents] was born on 9 Feb 1895 in Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry. He died in 1978 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Michael married Margaret Mary (Maggie Mai) CARROLL on 20 May 1922 in Killarney Cathedral, Co. Kerry.

Note: a variant spelling of Purtill is Purtell.

Margaret Mary (Maggie Mai) CARROLL [Parents] was born on 9 Nov 1903 in Kilcolgan, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died. Margaret married Michael PURTILL on 20 May 1922 in Killarney Cathedral, Co. Kerry.

Maggie Mai was an only child.

They had the following children.

  M i Maurice (Mossie) PURTILL was born in 1923. He died in 2010.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  M v Edward PURTELL was born in 1928. He died in 1985.
  M vi Donal PURTILL was born in 1928. He died in 2014.
  M vii John PURTILL was born in 1930. He died in 2001.
  M viii M. J. PURTILL was born in 1932. He died.
  F ix Living.
  F x Living.
  F xi Loretta PURTILL died in 2008.
  F xii Living.
  F xiii Living.

Denis (Din) MULVIHILL [Parents] was born on 14 Jan 1863 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 29 Aug 1919 in Chicago. He was buried on 1 Sep 1919 in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Denis married Johanna HANRAHAN on 30 Apr 1885 in Murhur, Co. Kerry.

According to family sources Din and his wife, Johanna, may have eloped and emigrated to the United States shortly after their marriage. They settled in Chicago where Din worked as a labourer, according to census information and his death record. The death record also tells us he was born on 14 January 1863 which differs from his date of birth of 22 February 1856 from church records on the Irish Genealogy website.

A marriage record for a Denis Mulvihill (father's name Michael) and a MARY Hanrahan (father's name John), both from Gortdromasillihy, has been located in the church records section of the Irish Genealogy website, www.irishgenealogy.ie. They were married in Moyvane on 30 April 1884 with Myles Kearney and Patrick Hanrahan as witnesses. I am wondering if this could refer to our Din above, despite the difference between the brides' first names. And in the civil records section of the same website, a marriage record was located for a Denis Mulvihill and a JOHANNA Hanrahan who were married exactly a year later, on 30 April 1885, in the Listowel registration district. My feeling is that both of these records relate to our Din and Johanna, who appear to have been married on 30 April of either 1884 or 1885.

Johanna HANRAHAN [Parents] was born about 20 Dec 1861 in The Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 22 Dec 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 7 Jul 1926 in Chicago. She was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois. Johanna married Denis (Din) MULVIHILL on 30 Apr 1885 in Murhur, Co. Kerry.

A baptismal record on the Irish Genealogy website for a Johanna Hanrahan, baptised on 22 December 1861, appears to be that of Johanna above. However, Johanna's death certificate has her date of birth as 22 December 1869. I am inclined to think that her year of birth is more likely to have been the former.

The 1920 U.S. census shows Johanna, by now widowed, living with her son, Daniel, and a 24-year-old nephew named John Mulvihill.

They had the following children.

  M i
John MULVIHILL was born in possibly Illinois. He died before 29 Aug 1919.
  M ii
Michael MULVIHILL was born in possibly Illinois. He died before 29 Aug 1919.
  F iii Mary (Mae) MULVIHILL was born about 1889. She died before Jul 1957.
  M iv
Daniel J. MULVIHILL was born about 1891 in Illinois. He died in 1957.

The 1910 U.S. census tells us that 18-year-old Daniel was a teamster in the pop wagon industry. I am told Daniel "died very wealthy". According to his death notice in the Chicago Daily News of 24 April 1957, he was a cousin of "Msgr. Michael [Mulvihill], Daniel Mulvihill , Sr. Anne Joseph [Mulvihill] of Kansas, Helen Liston, Mrs. John Murphy, Mrs. James Woods and Frank J. Thornton". I know how the three Mulvihill cousins (who were siblings) and Frank Thornton are related to Daniel but I have not come across  Helen Liston, Mrs. John Murphy or Mrs. James Woods, although I imagine all three lived in the Chicago area.

Patrick PIERCE was born about 1845 in Ballydonoghue, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. He died in 1912 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Patrick married Margaret MULVIHILL on 28 Feb 1868 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Margaret MULVIHILL [Parents] was born in 1839 in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 19 Mar 1926 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Patrick PIERCE on 28 Feb 1868 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Margaret, Patrick and their family lived in Coolkeragh, Listowel, Co. Kerry. One of their five daughters below married a Mr. O'Connor and lived in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), and another was married to a Mr. Walsh of Listowel. Another entered the convent, becoming Sr. Mary Patricia. Sr. Mary Patricia died in Janesville, Wisconsin.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard PIERCE was born on 10 Nov 1868. He died on 4 Nov 1941.
  M ii Patrick PIERCE was born on 10 May 1870. He died in 1944.
  F iii
Mary PIERCE was born on 28 Feb 1872 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F iv
Catherine PIERCE was born on 28 May 1874 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Catherine entered the convent.
  F v Johanna (Anna) PIERCE was born on 1 May 1876. She died in 1941.
  F vi
Nano (Nora) PIERCE was born on 21 May 1878 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M vii
Gerald (Garrett) PIERCE was born on 1 Aug 1882 in Coolkeragh, Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 31 Mar 1932 in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. He was buried in Maynooth College Cemetery, Co. Kildare.

Garrett was ordained a priest in 1906, having been educated at St. Michael's College, Listowel, Co. Kerry, St. Brendan's Seminary, Killarney, Co. Kerry and St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. He received a Doctorate in Theology from Maynooth in 1909. There followed postgraduate courses at the universities of Munich and Strasbourg after which he was appointed Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He left Saint Paul in 1914 to take up the position of Professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology at Maynooth. He was appointed Prefect of the Dunboyne Establishment in 1923, a role he carried out in addition to his Maynooth professorship.

Note: I have seen Garrett's first name spelled as both Garrett and Garret and his surname spelled as both Pierce and Pierse.

Jeremiah (Jerry) BUCKLEY [Parents] was born about 1840 in Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Feb 1918. Jeremiah married Elizabeth (Lizzie) MULVIHILL on 11 Feb 1872 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) MULVIHILL [Parents] was born on 15 Nov 1848 in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 8 Feb 1936. Elizabeth married Jeremiah (Jerry) BUCKLEY on 11 Feb 1872 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Marriage Notes:

On the Irish Genealogy website (www.irishgenealogy.ie) Jerry's name is given as John on the marriage record.

They had the following children.

  M i
John BUCKLEY was born on 25 May 1873 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 16 Dec 1896.

John was only 23 years old when he died.
  M ii Patrick BUCKLEY was born on 9 Mar 1875. He died in Jul 1965.
  F iii Mary Ann BUCKLEY was born on 26 Dec 1876. She died on 9 Mar 1964.
  F iv Johanna (Hannah) BUCKLEY was born on 2 Mar 1879. She died on 27 Jun 1963.
  F v Margaret BUCKLEY was born on 22 Dec 1881. She died on 17 Mar 1964.
  M vi Timothy BUCKLEY was born on 21 Jan 1885. He died on 11 Aug 1959.
  F vii Hanora (Nora) BUCKLEY was born on 9 Jun 1886. She died on 3 Jun 1956.
  M viii
Jeremiah BUCKLEY was born in Feb 1890 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1890 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jeremiah died in infancy.
  F ix
Catherine BUCKLEY was born in Feb 1890 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 1890 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Both Catherine and her twin brother, Jeremiah, died in infancy.
  M x Jeremiah BUCKLEY was born on 23 Jan 1891. He died on 5 Feb 1963.
  F xi
Elizabeth BUCKLEY was born on 12 Jan 1893 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 2 Apr 1911.
  xii
'unknown' BUCKLEY was born in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. 'unknown' died before 2 Apr 1911 in probably Clounmacon, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Maurice WALSH was born in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died before 20 Feb 1898 in probably Clounprohus, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Maurice married Ellen MULVIHILL on 1 Feb 1855 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Ellen MULVIHILL [Parents] was born in 1833 in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died in 1906 in probably Clounprohus, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was buried in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Ellen married Maurice WALSH on 1 Feb 1855 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Ellen and her husband, Maurice, and their family lived in Clounprohus (also spelled Cloonprohus), Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.

Listed with Ellen and her daughter Nora in the 1901 cenus is Ellen's two-year-old granddaughter Margaret Appleby.

They had the following children.

  M i
Edmond WALSH was born in 1856 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  M ii Michael WALSH was born in 1857.
  M iii
Patrick WALSH was born in 1859 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  M iv
John M. WALSH was born in 1860 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  M v
Maurice (Mossy) WALSH was born in 1863 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  F vi Mary (May) WALSH was born in 1864.
  M vii
William WALSH was born in 1866 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  M viii Jeremiah (Jer) WALSH was born in 1868. He died on 2 Sep 1938.
  F ix
Margaret WALSH was born in 1870 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  F x Elizabeth (Lily) WALSH was born on 2 Dec 1871. She died on 7 Mar 1948.
  F xi
Johanna (Hannah) WALSH was born in 1873 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.
  M xii
Thomas WALSH was born in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.
  F xiii
Catherine (Cattie) WALSH was born in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
  M xiv
Richard WALSH was born in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.
  F xv
Honora (Nora) WALSH was born in 1881 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

'unknown' MORAN died. 'unknown' married Hanora (Nora) MULVIHILL.

Hanora (Nora) MULVIHILL [Parents] was born in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died. Hanora married 'unknown' MORAN.

They had the following children.

  M i
Patrick MORAN died.
  M ii
Edward MORAN died.
  M iii
Michael MORAN died.
  F iv
Mary (Minnie) MORAN died.
  v
'unknown' MORAN died.

John BROWNE was born about 1820. He died on 21 Apr 1883 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine (Kitty) MULVIHILL on 7 Mar 1848 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Catherine (Kitty) MULVIHILL [Parents] was born about 1825 in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Feb 1912 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Catherine married John BROWNE on 7 Mar 1848 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Kitty lived with her family in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. One of her grandsons was a Rev. W. Walsh (as per her newspaper obituary) but we do not know which of her daughters married a Mr. Walsh.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ellen BROWNE was born in 1849 in Tullamore, Shronowen, Co. Kerry.
  M ii
Edmund BROWNE was born in 1850 in Tullamore, Shronowen, Co. Kerry.
  M iii
Patrick BROWNE was born in 1852 in Tullamore, Shronowen, Co. Kerry.

Patrick was parish priest of Castlegregory, Co. Kerry.
  F iv
Mary BROWNE was born in 1854 in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F v
Judith BROWNE was born in 1856 in Tullamore, Shronowen, Co. Kerry.
  F vi
Johanna BROWNE was born in 1858 in Tullamore, Shronowen, Co. Kerry.
  F vii
Catherine (Katie) BROWNE was born in 1861 in Galey, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M viii
John BROWNE was born in 1863 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

John was parish priest of Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
  M ix
Michael (Mick) BROWNE was born in 1866 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Michael lived in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He never married.
  F x
Honora BROWNE was born in 1868 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F xi
Margaret (Maggie) BROWNE was born in 1871 in Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M xii
Jeremiah BROWNE died.

Richard WALSH [Parents] was born about 1860 in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died after 1924. Richard married Mary MULVIHILL in 1877 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Other marriages:
HAYES, Mary

Richard and his family lived in Listowel, Co. Kerry. According to the 1901 census he worked as a "relieving officer" (who would have administered the provision of relief to the poor). His occupation in his 1911 census return is given as relieving officer and rate collector.

Mary MULVIHILL [Parents] was born about 1853 in probably Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 4 Mar 1906 in Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Mary married Richard WALSH in 1877 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

I have been told that Mary may also have been known as Maureen. She and her husband, Richard, had 17 children.

Mary died of tuberculosis at the age of 52.

They had the following children.

  M i
William WALSH was born on 23 Jun 1877 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

William was ordained a priest and it is known that he was a curate in Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry in 1912.
  M ii
John WALSH was born on 23 Jun 1877 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

John may have died as a child.
  M iii
Patrick WALSH was born on 26 Jul 1878 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

The 1901 census tells us that Patrick was a clerk.
  F iv
Mary WALSH was born on 14 Apr 1880 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died before 1896.
  M v
Michael WALSH was born in 1881 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

According to the 1901 census Michael was a farm servant.
  M vi
Thomas Joseph WALSH was born in 1883 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

The 1901 census tells us that Thomas was a farm servant.
  F vii
Hanora WALSH was born in 1884 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F viii
Hannah WALSH was born about 1886 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F ix
Catherine (Katie) Mary WALSH was born in 1888 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M x
Richard WALSH was born in 1890 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F xi
Elizabeth (Lillie) WALSH was born about 1891 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M xii
Edmond WALSH was born in 1893 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died before 1894.

Edmond and Jeremiah were twins. Edmond died as an infant.
  M xiii
Jeremiah WALSH was born in 1893 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Jeremiah and Edmond were twins.
  M xiv
Edward Martin WALSH was born in 1894 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F xv
Mary (May) Ann WALSH was born in 1896 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M xvi
Joseph (Joey) Richard WALSH was born in 1898 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F xvii
Cecelia (Cissy) WALSH died.

John HAYES (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born about 1814. He died in Apr 1899. John married Johanna MULVIHILL in possibly 1854.

Johanna MULVIHILL [Parents] was born in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Jul 1898 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Johanna married John HAYES (caution: not verified) in possibly 1854.

I have been told Johanna married a Mr. Hayes and lived in Gortnaminch, Listowel. However, I have been unable to verify this, hence the caution after the name of John Hayes. The reason I have linked Johanna to John is because I have come across a marriage record on the Irish Genealogy website, www.irishgenealogy.ie, for a Johanna Mulvihill (no townland specified) and a John Hayes from Shrone, Listowel (not too far from Shronowen) who were married in Ballybunion on 27 February 1854.

I have also been told our Johanna and her husband raised five sons, including two named Patrick and Timothy, and four daughters in Gortnaminch. However I have found evidence of nine sons, including a Patrick and a Timothy, and three daughters. Patrick, son of a Johanna Mulvihill and John Hayes of Gortnaminch, was a priest who ministered in Killarney and Ballylongford, Co. Kerry and in Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

They had the following children.

  M i
Patrick HAYES was born in 1855 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in probably before 1860.

Patrick must have died as a child as John and Johannah had another son in 1860 who was named Patrick.
  F ii
Johanna HAYES was born in 1857 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Johanna is not mentioned in the obituary of her mother who died in 1898. Perhaps Johanna predeceased her mother.
  M iii Edmond HAYES was born in 1858.
  M iv John HAYES was born in 1859.
  M v
Patrick HAYES was born in 1860 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died in 1925 in Castletownbere, Co. Cork. He was buried in Castletownbere churchyard, Co. Cork.

Patrick was ordained a priest, eventually becoming a canon. He was, according to several mentions of him in The Kerryman newspaper, a very charismatic and popular cleric. He served as as parish priest in Killarney, Co. Kerry until his move in 1906 to Ballylongford, Co. Kerry where he served for 13 years until he was appointed to Castletownbere, Co. Cork in 1919.
  M vi
Michael HAYES was born in 1861 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Michael was living in Limerick at the time of the death of his mother in 1898.
  F vii
Mary HAYES was born in 1863 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Mary was living in Gortnaminch at the time of her mother's death in 1898. She was unmarried at that time.
  M viii
Thomas HAYES was born in 1865 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Thomas became a priest. He served in Uitenhage, Cape Colony, South Africa.
  M ix Timothy (Tim) HAYES was born on 16 Aug 1867.
  M x
William HAYES was born in 1870 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  F xi
Catherine (Kate) Mary HAYES was born in 1872 in Gortnaminch, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died in Sep 1962 in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Kate entered the Convent of Mercy, becoming Sr. Bernard. She was professed in 1900 and was a nursing sister. She worked in hospitals in Cahersiveen and Killarney, Co. Kerry and was Rev. Mother in Killarney for 12 years. Sr. Bernard died at the age of about 90.
  M xii
Daniel HAYES died.

We know of Daniel's existence from his mother's obituary in The Kerry Sentinel of 16 July 1898 which tells us Daniel lived in Cape Town.

'unknown' FULLER died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' MULVIHILL (female).

'unknown' MULVIHILL (female) [Parents] was born in Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She died. 'unknown' married 'unknown' FULLER.

This daughter of Patrick and Johanna lived in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

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