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Patrick WALLACE was born in 1868 in Glin Road, Co. Limerick. He died in 1943 in Tullyleague, Glin, Co. Limerick. Patrick married Bridget KELLY.

Bridget KELLY [Parents] was born in 1871 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died in 1961 in Tullyleague, Glin, Co. Limerick. Bridget married Patrick WALLACE.


Patrick O'FARRELL was born in 1913 in Co. Longford. He died in 1972 in Birmingham, West Midlands. Patrick married Mary KELLY in 1951 in Birmingham, West Midlands.

Mary KELLY [Parents] was born in 1919 in Tarmons, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died in 2000 in Co. Kerry. Mary married Patrick O'FARRELL in 1951 in Birmingham, West Midlands.


'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' was in a non-marital relationship with Jane (Jennie) BUTLER.

Jane (Jennie) BUTLER [Parents] was born on 24 Jul 1907 in Edenvale Lodge, Conyngham Road, Dublin. She died on 5 Sep 2004 in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. She was buried in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Jane was in a non-marital relationship with 'UNKNOWN'.

Other marriages:
HANNIGAN, John

Edenvale Lodge, where Jennie was born, was presumably a nursing home as the family's address at the time was 34 Bachelors Walk, Dublin.

In her early twenties Jennie became pregnant but because she was unmarried she went to London to avoid scandal, staying with relatives there until the baby - a boy - was born. Jennie returned to Dublin after the birth, leaving her son in the care of an elderly aunt (identity unknown). When Jennie's son was about six the aunt's health deteriorated and he spent the rest of his childhood in foster care. He later married and had two daughters. Some years later (possibly in 1949) Jennie married John Hannigan; they had no children.

Jennie inherited the family musical instrument business from her father as a cutting in a family scrapbook of a newspaper advertisement shows. Neither the name of the newspaper nor the exact date of the advertisement is known but it probably dates from the 1920s or 1930s. It reads:

J. BUTLER
(Successor to G. BUTLER & SONS)
Being the 5th generation in direct line trading in Dublin since the rebellion of 1798
Everything Musical from BUTLER'S
Is a "SOUND" investment for Bands or Home use
State Instruments, Spares or Repairs
Contractor by Appointment to the NATIONAL, BRITISH and BELGIAN ARMIES
Temporary Offices-
2 LR. ABBEY ST., DUBLIN
(Opposite Wynn's Hotel)

I had been told that the Butler musical instrument business closed due to financial difficulties in 1927, but the company was still advertising in national newspapers up to at least 7 September 1931. Furthermore, a newspaper clipping in the family scrapbook, dated 21 November 1933 (publication unknown), tells us that "The firm of Messrs. J. Butler...is still being carried on at 2 Lr. Abbey St., although the head of the firm, Mr. W. J. Butler, died a few weeks ago". It could be that the company had ceased manufacturing in 1927 but continued as a shop. The business finally closed in 1941.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living [Parents].

Anne T. MCFARLANE was born on 31 Mar 1933. She died on 20 Mar 2020 in Worthing, West Sussex. Anne married John J. M. BUTLER in 1955 in Worthing, West Sussex.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living.

They had the following children.

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

'unknown' MCDONALD died in probably Knocklonogad, Garryhill, Co. Carlow.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary MCDONALD was born about 1820. She died on 24 Oct 1894.
  M ii Laurence MCDONALD (caution: not verified) was born about 1824. He died in between 1876 and 1886.

Laurence MCDONALD (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born about 1824 in probably Knocklonogad area, Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He died in between 1876 and 1886 in probably Ireland. Laurence married Margaret FOLEY about 1857.

My husband, Joe Gordon, has been DNA-matched by Ancestry with a descendant of a Laurence's. If the DNA match is through the McDonald family (which it appears to be), the type of match indicates that Laurence may have been a brother of Joe's great-great-grandmother Mary McDonald. However Laurence and Mary may also have been first cousins. For now I am positioning Laurence as Mary's brother and have added a caution.

Laurence was a farm steward. I see on a couple of public family trees on the Ancestry website that Laurence died in 1885 in Ireland but I have been unable to locate a death record for him.

Margaret FOLEY was born about 1836 in Co. Wexford. She died in 1900 in Chicago. Margaret married Laurence MCDONALD (caution: not verified) about 1857.

All of Margaret and Laurence's 13 chldren who survived to adulthood settled in the United States. Mary herself emigrated in May 1886 with five of her children: Bridget, William, Hannah, David and Tess. It appears Laurence had died by then.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas MCDONALD was born about 1857. He died in 1890.
  F ii
Bridget MCDONALD was born in 1859 in possibly Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died in 1936 in Chicago.
  F iii Margaret MCDONALD was born in 1860. She died in 1935.
  M iv
James MCDONALD was born in Jan 1862 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 18 May 1885 in Hancock, Michigan.

James died at the age of 23.
  M v Patrick Joseph (P.J.) MCDONALD was born in 1863. He died in 1941.
  F vi Mary Ann MCDONALD was born on 4 Nov 1864. She died on 28 Jul 1923.
  M vii
Laurence Thomas MCDONALD was born in 1866 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. He died in 1937 in California.
  F viii
Johanna (Annie) MCDONALD was born in 1867 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died in 1885 in Chicago.

Annie died at the age of 17.
  M ix
John William (William) MCDONALD was born in 1869 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. He died in 1906 in Chicago.
  M x
David MCDONALD was born on 3 Apr 1870 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 10 Oct 1872 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny.

David died at the age of two (cause unknown, not specified on death record).
  F xi
Johanna (Hannah) MCDONALD was born in 1871 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died about 1959 in Chicago.
  M xii
David Laurence MCDONALD was born on 5 Jun 1874 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 3 Jul 1930 in Rochester, Minnesota.

David became a priest.
  F xiii
Ellen Teresa (Tess) MCDONALD was born in 1876 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died in 1965 in Chicago.

Michael D. O'SULLIVAN was born in 1855 in Co. Cork. He died in 1928 in Chicago. Michael married Mary Ann MCDONALD.

Michael and Mary Ann had nine children.

Mary Ann MCDONALD [Parents] was born on 4 Nov 1864 in Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 28 Jul 1923 in Chicago. Mary married Michael D. O'SULLIVAN.

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph Michael O'SULLIVAN was born in 1906. He died in 1971.
  F ii Margaret Mary O'SULLIVAN was born in 1894. She died in 1965.

Joseph Michael O'SULLIVAN [Parents] was born in 1906 in Chicago. He died in 1971 in San Francisco. Joseph married Mary Anne DEAN.

Mary Anne DEAN was born in 1909 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She died in 2007 in Temple City, California. Mary married Joseph Michael O'SULLIVAN.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

John KAVANAGH was born in 1858 in Ireland. He died in 1922 in Chicago. John married Margaret MCDONALD.

Margaret MCDONALD [Parents] was born in 1860 in possibly Chilcomb, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny. She died in 1935 in Chicago. Margaret married John KAVANAGH.

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