Descendants of Michael DOODY (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Third Generation


20. Richard J. KIELY (Catherine DOODY , Michael ) was born on 1 Jan 1889 in Corderry, Co. Tipperary. He died on 3 Apr 1982 in probably Connecticut.

The 1920 U.S. census tells us Richard was an engineer in a rubber factory in Naugatuck, Connecticut. By the time of the 1930 census he was working as a salesman for [what looks like] a store. By 1940 he was a butler in Naugatuck.

Richard married Anna ELLIOTT about 1909. Anna died before 1931.

They had the following children.

  74 M i
Milton Joseph KIELY was born on 7 Jul 1912 in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He died in Oct 1976. He was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Milton, a funeral director, lived in Norwalk, Connecticut.
       
Milton married Margaret Mary CONNOLLY, daughter of Edward Francis CONNOLLY and Margaret Marie SMITH. Margaret was born on 5 Feb 1916 in Naugatuck, Connecticut. She died on 1 Jan 1999.

Richard also married Eva DURBIN. Eva died.

22. Matthew F. KIELY (Catherine DOODY , Michael ) was born on 1 Jul 1891 in Corderry, Co. Tipperary. He died on 14 Sep 1969 in San Diego, California. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.

Matthew's date of birth appears on some documents and on his headstone as 2 May 1891.

Matthew and his family lived in Naugatuck, Connecticut. At the time of the 1930 U.S. census Matthew was a carpenter in a rubber factory and by the time of the 1940 census he was working as a foreman in a [what looks like] "brass factory".

In the final years of his life Matthew lived in San Diego, California.

Matthew married Gladys BIRD, daughter of James BIRD and Mary Louise NOLTE. Gladys was born on 1 Nov 1893 in Connecticut. She died on 13 May 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Naugatuck, Connecticut.

They had the following children.

  75 F i Living.
  76 F ii Living.

26. James (Jamesy Dan) O'SULLIVAN (Mary DOODY , Michael ) was born about 10 Jan 1883 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 10 Jan 1883 in Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died in Jun 1966. He was buried in Gouldshill Cemetery, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Jamesy Dan ran the family farm in Glynn, Mourneabbey.

James married Catherine (Kate) MURPHY. Catherine was born about 1898 in Grenagh, Co. Cork. She died on 15 Jan 1959 in Mallow, Co. Cork. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Garryclone, Blarney, Co. Cork.

They had the following children.

  77 M i
Daniel (Dan) O'SULLIVAN was born in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 10 Apr 2011. He was buried in Oldcourt Cemetery, Doneraile, Co. Cork.

Dan lived in Limerick.
+ 78 M ii Patrick (Paddy) O'SULLIVAN died on 9 Sep 2007.
+ 79 F iii Margaret O'SULLIVAN was born in Dec 1927. She died on 5 Dec 2014.
  80 iv
'unknown' O'SULLIVAN (twin) was born about 1928. 'unknown' was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Co. Cork.
  81 v
'unknown' O'SULLIVAN (twin) was born about 1928. 'unknown' was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Co. Cork.
+ 82 F vi Kathleen O'SULLIVAN was born in 1929. She died in Oct 2000.
  83 M vii
John O'SULLIVAN was born in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 16 Feb 2004. He was buried in Gouldshill Cemetery, Mallow, Co . Cork.

John lived with his brother Paddy in Glynn, Mourneabbey. He is buried with his father and uncle Dan.
+ 84 M viii Denis O'SULLIVAN died on 17 Aug 2011.

31. Bridget (Beatrice) DOODY (James , Michael ) was born on 24 Dec 1895 in Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. She died in 1971 in New York City.

In 1913 Bridget emigrated to the United States where she went by the name of Beatrice.

Bridget married William Frederick BRAUNSDORF, son of Frederick BRAUNSDORF and Emily LYNCH, on 19 Apr 1921 in Queens, New York City. William was born in 1895 in Brooklyn, New York City. He died.

William's paternal grandparents were born in Danzig, Prussia (since renamed Gdansk and in Poland).

William and his wife, Beatrice, lived in Queens, New York prior to moving to Brooklyn, New York.

They had the following children.

+ 85 F i Emily BRAUNSDORF was born on 29 Mar 1922. She died on 21 Jul 1997.
+ 86 F ii Lillian BRAUNSDORF was born about 1925. She died.
+ 87 M iii William BRAUNSDORF was born in 1927. He died in 2004.
+ 88 F iv Living.

32. Johanna (Hannah, Anna) DOODY (James , Michael ) was born on 12 Dec 1897 in Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. She died in Aug 1977 in New York City.

Johanna married Thomas FREWEN, son of Thomas FREWEN and Jane 'UNKNOWN', on 17 Mar 1923 in Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, Cork. Thomas was born on 25 Jan 1897 in Tipperary, Co. Tipperary. He died on 1 Jun 1975 in New York.

Thomas's marriage certificate tells us he was from the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary and that his father's name was Thomas, a farmer. Based on this information a 1901 census return was located for the Frewen family, which included four-year-old Thomas junior and his parents, Thomas and Jane. They were living in Gortavoher West in Clonbeg (in the Glen of Aherlow), Co. Tipperary.

Thomas emigrated to the United States in 1926, departing from Cobh (Queenstown) on 25 December 1926. His wife, Hannah, and their elder children followed in 1929. Then, in the early 1930s, the family moved back to Ireland to farm in either Galbally, Co. Limerick or Aherlow, Co. Tipperary (very close to Galbally). Thomas and Hannah's son Richard remained in Ireland when the family returned to the States in late 1935. The family settled in Brooklyn, New York, not far from Hannah's sister Beatrice - the sisters were apparently very close. Thomas worked as a railroad conductor.  

At some point Thomas and Hannah had a new house built on the Galbally farm in Ireland for Hannah's widowed mother, Margaret.

Note: The 1930 U.S. census data for the Frewen family on the FamilySearch website has the name 'Frewin' transcribed as 'Freooen".

They had the following children.

+ 89 F i Margaret (Peggy) FREWEN was born in 1924. She died.
  90 M ii Living.
  91 F iii Living.
  92 M iv
Richard FREWEN was born about 1925 in probably Ireland. He died.

According to a family source Richard and Jane may have been twins. However, it appears that it was Thomas and Peggy who were twins as birth records have been located for a Thomas Frewen and a Margaret Frewen who were born in Tipperary in the first quarter of 1924. Unfortunatly I have been unable to locate a birth record or any other record for a Richard Frewen. Is it possible that Richard and Thomas were the same person? Could Richard's full name have been Thomas Richard?

When Richard's parents emigrated to the United States in the late 1920s, they brought their other children with them but Richard stayed behind in Ireland, presumably in the care of relatives. In the early 1930s the family returned to Ireland where they farmed for three or four years in either Aherlow, Co. Tipperary or on the Doody family farm in nearby Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. They eventually returned to the States but Richard once again remained in Ireland. There is speculation that he may have been offered the Doody family farm by his uncle Mick who had no children of his own. However it is thought that Richard may have died as a young man. If anyone has any information on Richard I would be delighted if you would get in touch by emailing Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.
+ 93 F v Mary FREWEN was born on 23 May 1930. She died in 1997.

33. Richard (Dick) P. DOODY (James , Michael ) was born on 26 Jul 1900 in Ardnamoher, Galbally, Co. Limerick. He died on 19 Apr 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City.

After his marriage in 1926 Dick emigrated to the United States. Bridie, his wife, joined him a year later and they and their family settled in Brooklyn, New York. Dick worked as a "train man" on the subway (according to the 1940 census).

Richard married Bridget (Bridie) KIELY, daughter of Jeremiah KIELY, on 29 Jan 1926 in Church of Lisvernane, Bansha, Co. Tipperary. Bridget was born in Feb 1906 in Galbally, Co. Limerick. She died on 3 Jul 1983 in Brooklyn, New York City.

Bridie was from Ballinamuddy in Galbally.

A Bridget Doody from Galbally, aged 21 and married, emigrated (on her own) to the United States in May 1927. As our Bridie's husband, Dick, had emigrated the year before I believe it likely that this Bridget is our Bridie. If so then it is likely that she lived with Dick's family in Galbally, after their marriage.

At the time of the 1940 U.S. census Bridie, Dick and their family were living in Brooklyn.

They had the following children.

  94 M i
James (Jimmy) DOODY was born on 9 Feb 1926 in probably Galbally, Co. Limerick. He died in May 1982 in Brooklyn, New York.

Jimmy's mother emigrated to the United States in 1927, when Jimmy was just a baby, to join her husband who had left for the States the previous year. Jimmy remained in Ireland in the care of relatives until he too emigrated at the age of eight, on his own, to join his parents and siblings in Brooklyn.

        James married Living.
+ 95 M ii Richard (Dick) Patrick DOODY was born on 8 May 1928. He died on 30 Sep 1992.
+ 96 M iii Gerard Francis DOODY was born about 1930. He died on 23 Aug 2013.
+ 97 M iv Michael (Mike) Joseph DOODY was born about 1931. He died.
+ 98 F v Margaret (Marge) E. DOODY was born on 6 Dec 1932. She died on 20 May 2008.

35. James (Jimmy) O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born on 17 Dec 1883 in Ballyknockane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 17 Dec 1883 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 6 Oct 1959 in Waterford. He was buried in Ferrybank, Co. Waterford.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Jimmy's baptism were James Doody and Mary Ann Murphy. It is possible that Mary Ann Murphy was Jimmy's aunt, "Big Mary" Murphy.

Jimmy worked for the railway company. At the time of his marriage in 1918 he was working as a railway guard in Waterford city (his address was Sally Park in Waterford); by the time his baby daughter Maura died in 1920 he was a stationmaster in Dunmore Upper, Co. Kilkenny; and at the time of the death of his infant twins, Maura and Michael, 11 years later he was a signalman at Castlecomer Junction, Dunmore.

James married Mary (Mollie) MURPHY, daughter of Patrick MURPHY, on 10 Jun 1918 in Church of St. Mary, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Mary was born on 5 Nov 1891 in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 11 Aug 1968 in Kilkenny.

Mary's address at the time of her marriage in 1918 was Church St., Cahir.

They had the following children.

  99 F i
Mary (Maura) Ann O'SULLIVAN was born on 25 Mar 1919 in Dunmore Upper, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 3 May 1920 in Dunmore Upper, Co. Kilkenny.

Maura died at the age of 13 months from bronco-pneumonia from which she had been suffering for 14 days.
  100 F ii
Julia (Sr. Aquinas) O'SULLIVAN was born on 27 May 1920 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 5 Jan 2004 in Drogheda, Co. Louth. She was buried in Ballapousta Cemetery, Ardee, Co. Louth.

Sr. Aquinas was Reverend Mother at the Convent of Mercy in Dundalk, Co. Louth. She retired to Ardee, Co. Louth.
+ 101 M iii James (Jimmy) O'SULLIVAN was born on 5 Jun 1921. He died on 9 Jul 2011.
+ 102 F iv Alice (Leshia) O'SULLIVAN was born on 31 Jul 1922. She died on 1 Jan 1999.
+ 103 F v Mary Ellen (Eileen) O'SULLIVAN was born on 8 Jan 1924. She died on 19 Mar 2016.
  104 M vi
Patrick O'SULLIVAN was born on 1 May 1925 in Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 16 May 1979 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was buried in New Zealand.

Patrick lived in Langley, Buckinghamshire prior to moving to New Zealand.
        Patrick married Living in Sep 1976 in New Zealand.
+ 105 F vii Living.
  106 F viii Living.
  107 F ix
Mary (Maura) O'SULLIVAN was born on 20 Jan 1931 in Castlecomer Junction, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. She died on 9 Feb 1931 in Castlecomer Junction, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny.

Maura died just 20 days after her birth from [what looks like on her death record] "Premature Birth Syncope". Her twin, Michael, had died just two days previously from the same condition.
  108 M x
Michael O'SULLIVAN was born on 20 Jan 1931 in Castlecomer Junction, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny. He died on 7 Feb 1931 in Castlecomer Junction, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny.

Michael died just 18 days after birth from [what looks like on his death record] "Premature Birth Syncope". His twin, Maura, died of the same condition two days later.
  109 F xi
Siobhan O'SULLIVAN was born on 16 Aug 1932 in Waterford. She died on 26 Apr 1952 in New Zealand.

Siobhan entered the convent but died not long afterwards at the age of 19, while still a novice. She was a member of the Mercy order in Auckland, New Zealand, her name in religion being Sr. Mary St. James.
+ 110 F xii Living.

36. Johanna (Hannah) O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born on 23 Oct 1885 in Ballyknockane, Mourneabbey, Co . Cork. She was christened on 25 Oct 1885 in Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died on 15 Jan 1983 in 106 Victory St., Plymouth, Devon.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Hannah's baptism were George Church and Elizabeth Doody.

Hannah emigrated to England as a young woman and settled in Plymouth. From the 1911 census we know she was working as a servant at 8 Lockyer St., Plymouth, which appears to be a house attached to a school. She lived at this address up to the time of her marriage in 1915 as this address is provided on her marriage certificate. According to the 1911 census of her family back in Ireland, in which Hannah and several other absent children were listed in error (the enumerator has drawn a line through their details), Hannah was a nurse. Perhaps her job in Plymouth in 1911 involved nursemaid duties.  

Hannah and her husband, Harry, lived for many years at 251 Victoria Road, St. Budeaux, Plymouth. Harry predeceased her and it appears she lived towards the end of her life at 106 Victory St., Plymouth, the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Margaret. Hannah died of a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 97.

Johanna married Harry WILLIAMS, son of Thomas WILLIAMS and Leah COKER, on 26 Apr 1915 in R.C. Church of St. Mary and St. Boniface, Plymouth, Devon. Harry was born on 6 Oct 1887 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. He died on 19 Mar 1956 in probably Plymouth.

According to his marriage certificate (1915), Harry was a leading seaman in the Royal Navy. His address at the time of his marriage was the Sailors' Rest, Fore St., Devonport, Plymouth.

The 1939 Register tells us that Harry was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. He was working at the time as a skilled electrician's labourer and was living with his family at 251 Victoria Road, St. Budeaux, Plymouth, which was also Harry's address at the time of his death.

Although it appears (from the FreeBMD website) that Harry died in 1956, the Calendar of Wills for 1956 states the following: "WILLIAMS Harry of 251 Victoria-road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, died 19 March 1954. Administration Exeter 23 May [i.e. 1956] to Hannah Williams widow. Effects £352 10s." However, on balance, I think the year of death recorded in the Calendar of Wills incorrect and Harry in fact died in 1956.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Hannah and Harry were Hannah Blackmore and George Herbert.

Johanna and Harry had the following children.

  111 F i
Josephine L. WILLIAMS was born in 1916 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. She died in 1918 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.

Josephine was only one year old when she died.
  112 M ii
Harry Joseph WILLIAMS was born in 1919 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. He died on 28 Jan 1961 in Freedom Fields Hospital, Plymouth.

Harry, who was an electrician, was just 41 years of age when he died of a coronary thrombosis.

From the Calendar of Wills for 1961 it appears that Harry lived at his mother's address, suggesting he never married:

"WILLIAMS Harry Joseph of 251 Victoria-road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, died 28 January 1961 at Freedom Fields Hospital. Administration Bodmin 24 July [i.e. 1961] to Hannah Williams widow. Effects £488 19s."

Note that the "Hannah Williams widow" above most likely refers to Harry's mother, Hannah, the word "widow" relating to her status rather than indicating that she was the widow of Harry himself.
  113 M iii Living.
        Living married Living.

38. Ellen O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born on 24 Oct 1887 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She was christened on 25 Oct 1887 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died on 18 Sep 1972 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Ellen's baptism were Cornelius Sweeney and Julia Curtin. It is believed Cornelius Sweeney was a neighbour of the Sullivans and it is thought he was married to one of Caheraveelane Sullivans who were related to Ellen. A granddaughter of Cornelius would later marry Ellen's brother Denis. Julia Curtin, the second sponsor, had been a neighbour of the Sullivans when they lived in Ballyknockane. Julia would later marry Sean O'Looney; they emigrated to the United States and had 12 children. Valuable information on the Sullivan family, for which I am very grateful, came in November 2003 from 96-year-old Patrick, known as Pats, Curtin, a nephew of Julia's who lived in Ballyknockane with one of his daughters. Sadly, Pats died in September 2004.

It is thought that Ellen, who was also known as Nellie, had some domestic training and subsequently became a parlour maid. I am told that she met her husband, Thomas Treacy, in Tipperary town where they were both working (Thomas worked at the gasworks in the town). Based on this information I believe I have located a 1911 census record for Ellen. An Ellen Sullivan, aged 24 (although our Ellen was actually 23 years of age at the time of the census) and born in Co. Cork, was working as a parlour maid at the home of law agent George Hugh Chetwood Townsend in Cordangan, just a couple of miles south of Tipperary town. It was a large house and, along with Ellen, six other servants are listed.

However, according to Ellen's marriage certificate, her residence at the time (January 1915) was Lavitt's Quay, Cork but it is not known how she came to live in Cork after apparently having met Thomas. She did have an uncle, Mike Doody, who was living on Lavitt's Quay at the time of the 1911 census. Perhaps he was still there in 1915 and she was staying with him or working for him? Or perhaps she wanted to get married in Cork and therefore used her uncle's address to fulfil a possible residency requirement.

It is thought that Ellen - or perhaps Thomas, her husband - may have been related to a Hewitt family which included Patrick (1897-1979), a Holy Ghost priest who did missionary work in Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania), his brother James (1900-1974), a Holy Ghost brother who worked at Blackrock College in Dublin as a ground staff supervisor, and their sister Biddy who married a J.J. Healy and lived in Carrick-on-Suir. Other relatives of Ellen or Thomas included a couple who lived near Flamborough Head in Yorkshire in the 1940s. All we know of this couple is that the husband was in the Merchant Navy. Could they have been Ellen's aunt Hannah (O'Sullivan) and her husband Harry Williams, who was in the Merchant Navy? Further information would be most welcome.   

Ellen married Thomas Joseph TREACY, son of Thomas TREACY and Mary CAREW, on 12 Jan 1915 in Church of S.S. Peter And Paul, Cork. Thomas was born on 13 Apr 1881 in Murgasty, Co. Tipperary. He was christened about 13 Apr 1881 in Tipperary. He died on 13 Apr 1969 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. He was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

The sponsors at Thomas's baptism was Sarah Carew, probably his aunt. There was no other sponsor listed on the baptismal record.

Thomas began his career working at the gasworks in Tipperary town; according to the 1911 census he was a "gas account collector". On 28 September 1914 he took over the management of the gasworks in Carrick-on-Suir (located on the Quay), eventually buying the Carrick gasworks from the owner, Mr. Anderson. I am unsure as to the year of purchase but it would probably have been during the mid- or late 1930s as it is known that Mr. Anderson still owned the Carrick gasworks in 1933.

Difficulties in getting parts from England for gasworks repairs during World War II led to problems in manufacturing gas at the Carrick works so Thomas decided to switch to the making of charcoal and in 1942 the large gasometers were dismantled. The business eventually concentrated on the sales of coal, coke and briquettes, and subsequently incorporated sales of gas stoves and heaters.

They had the following children.

  114 M i
Patrick TREACY was born in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford. He died in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford.

Patrick died as an infant. I am told he was born and died in a nursing home in Waterford city. However, I can fine no trace of a birth or death certificate for him (in both Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford registration districts).

Note: It is surprising Patrick was not named Thomas as it was traditional at the time to name the eldest son after his paternal grandfather. Searches have been carried out for birth and death certificates for a Thomas Treacy, just in case (in both Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford registration districts), but nothing was found.
  115 F ii
Mary Frances (Joan) TREACY was born on 20 Aug 1920 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 23 Oct 2003 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

The name on Joan's birth certificate is Mary Frances and on her baptismal certificate it is Mary Bridget. However, she was called Joan by her family, although her nursing records are in the name of Mary Frances. She used the name is name for most of her life until after her retirement when she changed it to Jo-Ann.  

Jo-Ann trained as a nurse in Manchester, qualifying in 1944. She had always wanted to travel so, following a number of years of general and industrial nursing in the UK, she joined the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) in 1952. Her first foreign posting was to Benghazi in Libya in 1953, followed by Cyprus in 1954.

Jo-Ann returned to England in 1956 and, while working at Shorncliffe Military Hospital, decided she wanted to specialise in nurse training. She embarked on a two-year course in Hull University, obtaining a Diploma in Nurse Training and Education in 1959, after which she spent many years training student nurses overseas during postings to Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1963, while serving in Hong Kong, she was awarded an Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC) medal for exceptional services in military nursing.

Following her permanent return to England in 1970 Jo-Ann continued to train nurses at the military hospitals in Tidworth, Colchester, Aldershot and Woolwich. She retired in 1975 as Director of Studies at Woolwich and as acting colonel. She lived briefly in Brighton following her retirement before settling in Henfield in West Sussex. Jo-Ann never married although it is believed that she was engaged in the 1950s, possibly to a military doctor. Sadly, the marriage never took place because apparently her fiancé was killed in a bomb explosion in Cyprus, about which we have no details.

+ 116 F iii Sheila TREACY was born on 27 Jul 1923. She died on 5 Jul 2012.
+ 117 M iv Thomas Noel (Noel) TREACY was born on 14 Dec 1926. He died on 23 May 2009.

39. John (Jack) O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born about 19 Jan 1890 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 19 Jan 1890 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 16 Mar 1975 in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Jack's baptism were Patrick Regan and Elizabeth Crean.

Jack was a railway company employee.

John married Josephine (Jo) SHAW on 24 Aug 1926 in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Josephine was born on 1 May 1894 in possibly New Ross, Co. Wexford. She died on 14 Apr 1977 in probably Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

I am told Jo may have come from New Ross, Co. Wexford, which seems likely as she was married married there. Jo and her husband, Jack, lived in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, later moving to Fairville, College Road, Cork before retiring to Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

They had the following children.

+ 118 M i Seamus O'SULLIVAN was born on 3 Jul 1927. He died on 1 Nov 2004.
+ 119 F ii Máire O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Apr 1931. She died on 4 Mar 2014.
+ 120 M iii Michael John O'SULLIVAN was born on 8 Oct 1933. He died on 15 Mar 2001.

40. Eugene O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born on 1 Apr 1893 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 3 Apr 1893 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 31 Dec 1988 in Wahroonga, NSW.

According to Eugene's birth certificate, a Bridget Connell was present at his birth. The certificate also tells us Eugene was born on 6 April 1893, but according to his family he was born on 1 April 1893, which ties in with baptismal information from the Mallow Heritage Centre which tells us he was christened on 3 April. Baptismal certificates were normally more reliable than birth certificates in those days as baptisms were registered on the day whereas births were often registered weeks after the event when exact birth dates were often remembered inaccurately. Sponsors at Eugene's baptism were John Doody and Ellen Cashman. The given name on Eugene's baptismal certificate is "Owen" ("Owen" is an equivalent of "Eugene"). In the 1901 census, Eugene is listed as "Ewen".

In 1914, at the age of 20, Eugene emigrated to Australia, never to return to Ireland. On the voyage (which cost him £12) he chose to work on board, unlike many of the other men, and was consequently quite fit when the ship docked in Melbourne. As a result he was quickly offered a job as a farm labourer. Eugene spent most, if not all, of his early years in Australia working on sugar cane farms in Queenland, eventually buying a small sugar cane farm of his own. He was later able to purchase a larger property in South Johnstone near Innisfail in Far North Queensland. He and his wife, Jane, lived in South Johnstone for 28 years before moving to Innisfail in 1953. They later moved to Sydney and lived with their daughter, Mary, and her family in Wahroonga.

Eugene died at the age of 95 and Jane at 91.

Eugene married Jane MCCLELLAND on 4 Feb 1925 in Queensland. Jane was born on 5 Oct 1902 in Belfast. She died on 22 Sep 1994 in Sydney.

Jane emigrated to Australia in 1923, aged 21. The ship manifest tells us she left London on 23 May of that year, her destination was Brisbane, her occupation was a weaver, and her previous address was 29 Ambleside St., Belfast.

They had the following children.

+ 121 F i Mary Ann O'SULLIVAN was born on 21 Aug 1925. She died on 18 May 1999.

41. Denis O'SULLIVAN (Julia DOODY , Michael ) was born about 28 Jul 1895 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He was christened on 28 Jul 1895 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 31 May 1971. He was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

According to information from the Mallow Heritage Centre, the sponsors at Denis's baptism were Richard Murphy and Mary Dennehy.

Denis married Mary SWEENEY, daughter of Jeremiah (Jerry) SWEENEY and Mary 'UNKNOWN', on 14 Feb 1920 in probably Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. Mary was born about 1900 in U.S.. She died on 21 Jan 1978 in Mallow, Co. Cork. She was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

Mary was an only child. She grew up in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork following the family's return home after a period living in the United States. Her surname sometimes appears on documents as McSweeney.

They had the following children.

+ 122 F i Living.
+ 123 M ii James (Jim) O'SULLIVAN.
  124 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 125 M iv Jeremiah (Jerry) O'SULLIVAN was born on 7 Feb 1925. He died on 26 Dec 1988.
+ 126 F v Living.
  127 M vi
Eugene O'SULLIVAN was born about 1927 in Kilquane, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. He died on 30 Sep 1967 in Co. Dublin. He was buried in Donoughmore Cemetery, Stuake, Co. Cork.

Eugene emigrated to Australia in 1950, working initially for his uncle Eugene (O'Sullivan) cutting cane in Innisfail, Queensland. He then moved to Brisbane where he was employed as a dock worker for a time before moving to Sydney where he worked at the docks and in the painting and decorating business. Eugene never married. He was a fine singer, and he and his brothers, Jim and Jerry were well known among the Irish community in the city.

Eugene was a superb athlete, a newspaper article describing him as "the Brisbane wharfie and distance runner who has broken every Queensland record from three miles to ten miles”. At the age of 25, sponsored by the Waterside Workers' Federation, he had the opportunity to train with world champions Vladimir Kuts and Emil Zatopek in Moscow. On his way to Russia Eugene won a 3,000 metre steeplechase in Canton (now Guangzhou) and a 5,000 metre event in Peking (now Beijing), beating  the Chinese champion, Chin Chow, on both occasions. While in Moscow he competed in the World Youth Festival where he finished third.  

Selected to represent Australia at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Eugene turned down the opportunity as it would have required him to take Australian citizenship, meaning he would have to pledge allegiance to the Queen, an obligation he was unwilling to fulfil. Efforts were then made by the Australian Olympic Council to arrange for him to represent Ireland. The Irish Olympic Council, however, set a standard equal to Australian record time which Eugene could not meet and so he never took part in the Games.

The picture on the left shows Eugene winning The Hungry Mile road race (actually 1.7 miles) in Sydney in late May or early June 1966. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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