Descendants of Patrick O'CONNOR / CONNORS (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Third Generation


14. Mary Anne (Mainanne) O'CONNOR (William O'CONNOR , Patrick ) was born on 6 Apr 1874 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 Apr 1874 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 11 Sep 1951 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

The sponsors at Mainanne's baptism were (what appears to be) John Cunningham and Ellen Connor.

Mainanne was also known as Muddy.

Mary married William (Bill) FINUCANE, son of Patrick FINUCANE and Catherine WALSH, on 4 Feb 1899 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William was born about 30 Mar 1869 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 1 Apr 1869 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Sep 1957 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

I have been told by one family source that Bill was one of the "Gale Bridge Finucanes" of Cuss, Moyvane, although he farmed in Clounprohus where he was born. There is an entry in Griffith's Valuation (carried out in 1851 for North Kerry) for a John Finucane of Clounprohus. I think it likely that John and Bill were related, perhaps father and son. Another family source has told me Bill was a brother of Michael Finucane of Gale Bridge, who is listed elsewhere on this website (his son Jim having married my relative Nellie Lyons). However, I have been unable to verify this. If anyone has any information on the connection between Bill and Michael I would be very grateful if you would get in touch. Please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.

It appears that Bill inherited the famly farm, which is srprising as he had older brothers.

Note that there is no documented blood connection between Bill and his wife's great-grandmother, Margaret Finucane (who married Richard Hudson). However, I have been told by Finucane family researcher Bill Hudson that the Finucanes of Kilcolgan, near Tarbert, are related to Margaret ("fourth cousins of some type") and are very distantly related to Bill, although the exact connection to Bill isn't known.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were John O'Connor and Johanna O'Connor. The marriage of Bill and Mainanne was arranged, a practice common at the time.

Mary and William had the following children.

+ 24 M i Patrick (Paddy) FINUCANE was born on 5 Dec 1899. He died on 10 Apr 1984.
+ 25 M ii William (Willie) FINUCANE was born on 28 Dec 1900. He died on 7 Dec 1974.
  26 M iii
James Frances (Jimmy) FINUCANE was born on 6 May 1902 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 Nov 1941 in Joliet, Illinois. He was buried on 12 Nov 1941 in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Joliet, Illinois.

Jimmy emigrated to the Unite States in 1926. He lived in New York initially before settling in Joliet, Illinois, not far from Chicago. He worked as an accountant. It is not known if he and his wife, Mary, had children.

       
James married Mary F. WARD. Mary was born on 6 May 1912. She died in Dec 1974. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Joliet, Illinois.

Mary's family may have had Co. Meath connections.
+ 27 M iv Michael FINUCANE was born on 10 May 1903. He died on 12 Aug 2005.
+ 28 M v John (Jack) FINUCANE was born on 1 Sep 1904. He died on 12 Jan 1975.
+ 29 M vi Edmond (Eddie) FINUCANE was born on 25 Jun 1907. He died on 26 Aug 1958.
  30 M vii
Daniel (Dan) FINUCANE was born on 8 Mar 1911 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 24 May 1982 in Leicester, England. He was buried in Listowel Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

Dan lived in Leicester. It is not known if he ever married.
+ 31 M viii Maurice (Mossie) FINUCANE was born on 23 Jun 1912. He died on 29 Feb 1988.
  32 F ix
Mary (Mai) FINUCANE was born after 2 Apr 1911 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 1993 in probably London.

In the late 1930s, when she was in her late teens or early twenties, Mai went to France to further her education. She remained in France when war broke out and in 1942 moved to Berlin where she worked for two years. She later settled in London.
       
Mary married 'unknown' DALY. 'unknown' died.

15. John (Jack Bill) O'CONNOR (William O'CONNOR , Patrick ) was born on 25 May 1876 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 5 Jun 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 8 Nov 1959 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

The sponsors at Jack's baptism were (what appears to be) William Hanrahan and Johanna Hanrahan. Jack was known as Jack Bill because his father's name was Bill (William). This followed a local naming custom by which people (females included) often had their father's name added to their first names in order to distinguish them from others of the same name in the area.    

Jack Bill ran the O'Connor family farm in Kilbaha.

John married Catherine (Babe) SHANAHAN, daughter of Richard SHANAHAN and Catherine (Katie) NOLAN, on 4 Mar 1916 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Catherine was born on 10 Nov 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 14 Nov 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Jan 1986 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Babe's baptismal sponsors were Nicholas Madden and Mary Collins.

Babe was only about 13 when her mother died. She helped raise her younger siblings.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Jack Bill and Babe were Patrick Finucane and Ellie Shanahan (probably Babe's sister).

According to their son Dick, the marriage of Jack Bill and Babe was arranged, a practice common at the time.

John and Catherine had the following children.

+ 33 M i William (Willie) O'CONNOR was born in 1917. He died on 23 Jul 1966.
  34 F ii
Mary O'CONNOR was born in 1918 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Nov 1996 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
       
Mary married John (Jack) LEAHY, son of Thomas (Tom) LEAHY and Elizabeth (Lizzie) KEANE, in Jan 1947. John was born in 1915 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 5 Mar 2005. He was buried on 8 Mar 2005 in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Jack was a well-known cattle breeder. He and Mary lived in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
+ 35 M iii Richard (Dick) O'CONNOR was born on 23 May 1919. He died on 9 Aug 1985.
  36 F iv
Hannah (Sr. Patricia) O'CONNOR was born on 19 May 1921 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 29 Dec 2008 in Cork. She was buried on 31 Dec 2008 in St. Oliver's Cemetery, Cork.

Sr. Patricia was a sister in the Bon Secours order. She lived in Cork.

16. Edmond (Eddie, Ned) O'CONNOR (William O'CONNOR , Patrick ) was born on 24 May 1877 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 May 1877 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 25 Mar 1960 in Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Eddie's baptism were John Cronin and Margaret Cunningham.

Edmond married Mary FLAVIN on 28 Feb 1911 in Listowel registration district, Co. Kerry. Mary died on 18 Jan 1942 in probably Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Ned and Mary lived in Sallowglen, near Tarbert.

They had the following children.

  37 M i
William (Willie) O'CONNOR was born about 1911 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Sep 1969 in Dublin. He was buried in Listowel Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

Willie was the eldest in the family. He lived in Cross of the Wood in Tarbert.

       
William married Eileen HOLLY. Eileen was born about 1915. She died on 30 Nov 1958.

Willie and Eileen had no children. Eileen was only 43 years of age when she died.
  38 F ii
Mary (May) O'CONNOR was born on 13 Apr 1912 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died in Jul 1994 in Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

May, who lived in Sallowglen, never married.
+ 39 F iii Johanna (Jo) O'CONNOR was born on 9 Apr 1913. She died on 9 Jan 1986.
  40 M iv
Martin O'CONNOR was born on 14 Jul 1915 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in 1981.

Martin, who lived in Sallowglen and never married, was killed in a road accident.
  41 M v
Michael O'CONNOR was born in 1917 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in 1994.
       
Michael married Catherine (Kitty) FERRIS, daughter of Thomas FERRIS, in 1959. Catherine died on 23 Jul 1968 in Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

Kitty, who was a nurse, was from the Tarbert area. She and Michael lived in Sallowglen in Tarbert. They had no children.

+ 42 F vi Hanora (Nora) O'CONNOR was born on 17 Nov 1917. She died on 25 Apr 1993.
+ 43 M vii Denis O'CONNOR was born on 17 Nov 1917. He died on 29 Dec 1989.
  44 M viii
Edward (Ned) O'CONNOR was born in 1919 in Gurteenavallig, Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 May 1999.

Ned, who lived in Sallowglen, never married.

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