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Jeremiah (Jerry) O'SULLIVAN [Parents] was born on 7 Feb 1925 in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 26 Dec 1988 in probably Sydney, Australia. He was buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Homebush, Sydney. Jeremiah married Margaret (Noeline) LOGUE in 1957 in Newtown, Victoria, Australia.

Prior to emigrating to Australia Jerry had a successful boxing career in Britain, knocking out opponents in the first round in 21 consecutive fights and earning himself the nickname "One Round Sully". Among his sparring partners were champions Freddie Mills and Dick Turpin. He later decided to join his two brothers, Jim and Eugene, cutting cane on the farm of their uncle Eugene (O'Sullivan) in Queensland, Australia.

Jerry eventually moved to Sydney where he established a successful painting and decorating business, employing many young Irish men who had come to Australia looking for work in the 1950s. He was very well known within the Irish community in Sydney and organised charity fundraisers for Sydney's homeless men. Jim and Eugene, Jerry's brothers, had also moved to Sydney where they too ran a thriving painting business.

Jerry was apparently related to a Teresa Mangan (née O'Sullivan) from Co. Cork who lived in Sydney but I have not managed to figure out exactly how they were connected. Teresa's family and Jerry's appear to have been close, and Jerry was godfather to one of Teresa's grandchildren. Of course it could be that the families were just good friends, but if any member of Jerry's family could help me establish the blood relationship, if any, I would be most grateful if you could contact me. Please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com. For your information Teresa was born Catherine O'Sullivan/Sullivan in 1901 in Knocknagappul, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. She emigrated to Canada as a young woman and lived there for a couple of years before moving to Australia. She married Patrick Mangan from Co. Kerry in Sydney 1934 and she died in Sydney in 1986.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Denis (Dinny) O'BRIEN was born in Cashel, Co. Tipperary. He died in 2011 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Denis married Sheila O'SULLIVAN.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

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

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

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

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

Sean O'HANLON [Parents] was born about 1959. He died on 2 Apr 2007 in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. Sean married Noreen NAGLE.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living.

Margaret (Peg) HUGHES [Parents] was born about 1932. She died before 26 May 2017. Margaret married Fabian RYAN.

Peg was a nurse in the Regional Hospital in Limerick in the late 1950s.

They had the following children.

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

Edmund (Ned) STACK [Parents] was born about 1806. He died on 22 Apr 1897 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edmund married Mary CONNOR on 6 Feb 1838 in Moyvane North, Co. Kerry.

I have been told by one source that Ned was born on 14 August 1817 (although I had originally been given a birth year for him of 1807) and that he was the fourth child of eight (seven boys and one girl) born to Edmund Stack and Mary Donovan. The eldest son was Patrick. Edmund senior was born on 12 January 1777 in Slievenavadoge, near Tralee, Co. Kerry and married Mary on 24 June 1803 in Co. Kerry. He died in 1869. However I have been unable to verify the above, apart from the death of an Edmund Stack in the Tralee registration district in 1869 aged 91, which ties in with a birth year of 1877.

Another source has told me that Ned was born on 22 July 1804 to Edmund Stack and Margaret Maloney and had sisters named Mary, who was born on 8 February 1803, and Honora, born on 1 September 1806. Edmund senior was born on 12 January 1777 (same as the Edmund senior above) to Maurice Stack and Ellen Collins - Ellen was from Tralee, Co. Kerry - and had a sister named Bridget who was born on 16 February 1779. Again, I have been unable to verify this information.

What I do know for certain is that Edmund junior, i.e. Ned, his wife, Mary, and their young family lived in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure before moving to Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane between 1841 and 1844.

It appears Ned was related to another Edmund Stack, who lived at The Hill, Gortdromasillihy, whose family I am researching as my great-grandaunt Ellie Shanahan married this Edmund's son Thomas. Descendants of both Ned and Edmund have been DNA-matched with each other indicating a relatively close family connection (perhaps they were first cousins?) but I have been unable to prove they were related. It has been suggested they were the same person but it appears this is not the case. Any help at all in connecting the two families or in verifying the information above on Ned's parents would be greatly appreciated. Please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com with any information.

Mary CONNOR was born in Claar, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 22 Apr 1897 in probably Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Mary married Edmund (Ned) STACK on 6 Feb 1838 in Moyvane North, Co. Kerry.

Was Mary connected to the family of Patrick (known as Paud) O'Connor of Claar, son of Michael (Mick) O'Connor? Paud would have been born around the same time as Mary. He had a son named Patrick Joseph who was born in Claar in 1850 and who, I am told, had 20 children, several of whom emigrated to the United States, including a son named Patrick Joseph who was a creamery worker in Moyvane before he left Ireland in 1904 and settled in Chicago. This Patrick Joseph in turn had a son named Patrick Joseph who went to have a son himself who was also named Patrick Joseph.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were William Stack and John Connor.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary STACK was born about 8 Jan 1840.
  F ii Margaret STACK was born about 13 May 1841. She died on 19 May 1924.
  M iii William STACK was born about 1843. He died on 28 Jun 1918.
  F iv Hanora (Nora) STACK was born about 30 Mar 1844.
  F v Brigid STACK was born about 1852. She died on 23 Aug 1921.

Michael O'SULLIVAN [Parents] was born about 1869 in Co. Cork. He died on 5 Sep 1935 in South Infirmary, Cork. He was buried in probably Charleville, Co. Cork. Michael married Catherine MCDERMOTT on 22 Jan 1899 in Ballyhea, Charleville, Co. Cork.

It appears that Michael was either a nephew or a cousin of Jim and Dan O'Sullivan. From census records we know Michael was born around 1869 and we have found a birth record on the Irish Genealogy website (www.irishgenealogy.ie) for a Michael O'Sullivan who was born on 4 April 1869 in Ballyknockane (also spelled Ballyknockin), Mourneabbbey, Co. Cork where Jim lived for a time after his marriage. This Michael's parents were Michael O'Sullivan (our Michael's father was also named Michael) and Margaret Dilworth. Was this Michael our Michael above?   

According to our Michael's marriage record, he was a railway official, like his father; and his occupation in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses is given as 'railway signalman'. According to his obituary in The Irish Examiner of 8 September 1935 he had worked for the G.S.R. (Great Southern Railway) for 40 years.

Michael's residence at the time of his marriage was Effin, Co. Limerick (near Kilmallock). After his marriage he lived in Newline (also spelled New Line) in the parish of Rathgoggin, Co. Cork (near Charleville). Some years later, his job with the railway company brought the family to Cork city where they lived at 13 Marina Terrace for many years.

Michael died of cancer of the gall bladder.

Catherine MCDERMOTT [Parents] was born about 9 Sep 1870 in Ballyhea, Co. Cork. She was christened on 11 Sep 1870 in Ballyhea, Co. Cork. She died on 17 Oct 1954 in 13 Marina Terrace, Cork. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Charleville, Co. Cork. Catherine married Michael O'SULLIVAN on 22 Jan 1899 in Ballyhea, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Catherine, whose family home was in Castlewrixon, Ballyhea, was one of 14 children. Catherine appears to have a mischievous streak as there is a story told about the time she visited the United States and called to see her eldest brother, John, in Westfield, Massachusetts; when he opened the door she realised he did not recognise her so she told him she was selling Singer sewing machines. He told her he wasn't interested so she went away but returned and knocked on the door again. John, quite irritated at this stage, told her to go away, that he was definitely not interested in buying a sewing machine. 'Well', Catherine responded, "would you buy one from your sister?".

Catherine was a dressmaker, according to both the 1901 and 1911 censuses, the 1911 census also telling us that she and Michael had eight children born alive, seven of whom were living at the time of the census.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were James Swanton and Bridget McDermott.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael Joseph O'SULLIVAN was born on 25 Jul 1900. He died on 11 May 1953.
  M ii
Peter O'SULLIVAN was born on 6 Oct 1901 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. He died on 8 Oct 1921 in St. Patrick's Hospital, Cork. He was buried in Charleville, Co. Cork.

Peter died of tuberculosis aged just 20. The date on his headstone in the cemetery adjoining Charleville Church gives his date of death as 8 October 1921 although his death record reads 10 October.
  F iii Ellen (Nellie) O'SULLIVAN was born on 24 Feb 1903. She died on 28 Jan 1996.
  M iv
John Joseph (Fr. Ephrem) O'SULLIVAN was born on 20 Mar 1904 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. He died on 12 Jul 1958 in Dublin. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

John was a member of the Fianna movement during the War of Independence. He later joined the Capuchin order and was ordained in Cork in June 1931, becoming Fr. Ephrem. He was sent to minister in the United States where he lived for five or six years. I have been told he served in Hermiston and Bend, both in Oregon, during this time. However, the Our Lady of Angels (Capuchin order) website tells us "he was first stationed at Wilmington, Delaware (Holyoke). In 1934 he was appointed assistant pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Lincoln, Nebraska. During the summer of 1935 he substituted at Aurora and Heartwell and during the winter he substituted at Superior and Nelson. Suring the summer of 1937 he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart. He held this position for only one year (1937) since financial difficulties and other considerations forced the Capuchins to withdraw from the Lincoln diocese on December 9 1937. After leaving Nebraska he helped out in parish missions and novenas. In February 1938, Ephrem returned to Ireland".

In Ireland he ministered in Kilkenny for a number years prior to moving to Dublin where he lived in Raheny. At some point he also served at the Capuchin friary in Ards, Co. Donegal.

Owing to cardiac problems Fr. Ephrem's health was not good during the last year of his life. He died at the Capuchin Friary, Church St., Dublin aged 54.
  M v
Patrick O'SULLIVAN was born on 16 Mar 1905 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. He died on 6 Dec 1907 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Patrick died at the age of just two from "convulsions", the duration of which was "14 hours".
  F vi Margaret (Peggy) Mary O'SULLIVAN was born on 24 Jul 1906. She died in 1966.
  M vii
David O'SULLIVAN was born on 25 Oct 1908 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. He died on 25 Jul 1953 in Cork. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Charleville, Co. Cork.

David, who never married, lived in the family home at 13 Marina Terrace in Cork. He was a member of the clerical staff of the Cork Harbour Board and died, aged only 44, of tuberculosis at St. Joseph's Hospital, Mount Desert, Cork. His eldest brother, Michael, had died just 10 weeks before in the United States.

I have been told by a family source that David was born with only one arm.
  F viii
Mary Catherine (Sr. Annunciata) O'SULLIVAN was born on 10 Sep 1910 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. She died on 3 Oct 1939 in Yaba, Nigeria. She was buried in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mary Catherine was known as Kathleen. She was educated at the Mercy convent in Charleville and, in 1926, entered the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) convent at Ardfoyle, Ballintemple, Cork, where she was professed two years later. Kathleen left for Nigeria in 1931 and spent seven years teaching at St. Agnes's College in Yaba. In 1938 she fell ill and returned to Ireland to recuperate. In June 1939, after a year at home, she returned to Yaba, where, three months later, she died of blackwater fever, a form of malaria. In the convent's cemetery at Ardfoyle there is a statue donated by her family in memory of her.
  F ix
Catherine (Sr. Dympna) O'SULLIVAN was born on 29 Aug 1914 in Newline, Charleville, Co. Cork. She was christened on 2 Sep 1914 in Holy Cross Church, Charleville. She died on 20 Apr 1982 in Ennis, Co. Clare. She was buried in Poor Clare Monastery Cemetery, Ennis, Co. clare.

Catherine entered the Poor Clare Monastery in College Road, Cork in 1933 and was professed in 1938. Sr. Dympna, as she became, was appointed vicaress of the College Road monastery in 1952. The College Road community then founded the Blantyre Monastery in Scotland and Sr. Dympna was abbess there from 1957 to 1962. After the Ennis monastery was established, Sr. Dympna was transferred there as novice mistress and was shortly afterwards appointed abbess.

Michael SULLIVAN (Caution: exact relationship to Séamus uncertain) [Parents] was born in abt 1820s in probably Caheraveelane, Glantane, Co. Cork. He died in probably Co. Cork. Michael married 'UNKNOWN'.

Michael was in some way related to Séamus; it is thought he may have been a brother. Michael was a railway official, according to the marriage record of his son, also named Michael. Although we know of the existence of only one child of Michael's (i.e., Michael), it is possible that Michael senior and his wife had more children.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Michael SULLIVAN (Caution: exact relationship to Séamus uncertain).

They had the following children.

  M i Michael O'SULLIVAN was born about 1869. He died on 5 Sep 1935.

Peter MCDERMOTT was born about 1830 in Co. Cork. He died on 4 Apr 1913. Peter married Ellen QUIRK on 15 Feb 1862 in Ballyhea, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Ellen QUIRK [Parents] was born about 9 Apr 1841 in Co. Cork. She was christened on 11 Apr 1841 in Ballyhea, Charleville, Co. Cork. She died on 25 Sep 1918. Ellen married Peter MCDERMOTT on 15 Feb 1862 in Ballyhea, Charleville, Co. Cork.

Ellen and Peter had 14 children, 11 of whom were alive at the time of the 1911 census.

They had the following children.

  M i
Peter MCDERMOTT died in 1944.

Peter, known locally as Big Pete, was a farmer in Castlewrixon, Charleville, Co. Cork.
  F ii 'unknown' MCDERMOTT (female) died after 17 Oct 1954.
  F iii 'unknown' MCDERMOTT (female) died after 17 Oct 1954.
  M iv
David MCDERMOTT died in 1946.

David was a horse breeder and farmer, with property in the Charleville and Buttevant areas of Co. Cork.
  F v Catherine MCDERMOTT was born about 9 Sep 1870. She died on 17 Oct 1954.
  M vi
Michael MCDERMOTT was born in probably Ballyhea, Co. Cork. He died after 1946.

Michael faarmed in Castlewrixon, Co. Cork.

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