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Jeanette

Jeanette Report 10 Apr 2013 12:37

Trying to find out where Delia fits into my ancestory. I don't know her birth name but she was born in Ireland c1864 immigrated to USA 1881 Her husband name is Daniel Finnegan born in Ireland c1861. They lived in New York in 1920. I do not know if they married in Ireland or USA.
Any information would be appreciated.
Regards Jeanette

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 10 Apr 2013 12:51

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Alice Finnegan
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1894 New York
residence: 1910 Chesterfield, Essex, New York
parents:Daniel Finnegan, Delia Finnegan

John W Finnegan
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1897 New York
residence: 1910 Chesterfield, Essex, New York
parents:Daniel Finnegan, Delia Finnegan

Francis Finnegan
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1900 New York
residence: 1910 Chesterfield, Essex, New York
parents:Daniel Finnegan, Delia Finnegan

Leo James Finnegan
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1904 New York
residence: 1910 Chesterfield, Essex, New York
parents:Daniel Finnegan, Delia Finnegan

Harold E Finnegan
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1908 New York
residence: 1910 Chesterfield, Essex, New York
parents:Daniel Finnegan, Delia Finnegan

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 10 Apr 2013 12:53

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Name: Lawrence F Finnegan
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Bronx (Districts 501-750), Bronx, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Birth Year (Estimated): 1902
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
District: 0508
Household ID: 508
Sheet Number and Letter: 23B
Line Number: 51
Affiliate Publication Number: T626, roll 1482
GS Film number: 2341217
Digital Folder Number: 4661152
Image Number: 01023
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Delia Smith F 58 Ireland
Son Lawrence F Finnegan M 28 New York
Son Joseph Finnegan M 23 New York
Daughter-in-law Anna Finnegan F 23 New York
Daughter-in-law Mildred Finnegan F 19 New York
Daughter Helen Smith F 17 New York

alviegal

alviegal Report 10 Apr 2013 14:01

They have been married 17 years, 7 children born, 5 still living. Daniel is a farmer on his own farm.


1910 United States Federal Census about Daniel Finnegan
Name: Daniel Finnegan
Age in 1910: 52
Birth Year: abt 1858
[1858]
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Chesterfield, Essex, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Delia Finnegan
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Finnegan 52, b New York
Delia Finnegan 42 b New York
Alice Finnegan 16
John W Finnegan 13
Francis Finnegan 10
Leo James Finnegan 6
Harold E Finnegan 2
James Dwyer 54

alviegal

alviegal Report 10 Apr 2013 14:09

If this is the couple you are looking for, I doubt they are the above family.


1920 United States Federal Census about Daniel Finnegan
Name: Daniel Finnegan
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 11, Kings, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1874
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Delia Finnegan
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Finnegan 59, salesman in a store
Delia Finnegan 56, immigration year 1881.


EDIT Above family. So this is not them.


1920 United States Federal Census about Daniel Finnegan
Name: Daniel Finnegan
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Chesterfield, Essex, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine Finnegan
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Home owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Finnegan 60
Catherine Finnegan 52
Francis A Finnegan 19
Leo I Finnegan 16
Harold E Finnegan 12

Reggie

Reggie Report 10 Apr 2013 17:33

She fits into your ancestry if Daniel does.......

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 19:31

A link to the thread where Delia first made a brief appearance:
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1322588?page=0

The first of the two 1920 census that Alviegal posted at 14:09 is the correct one.

(Would probably have been an idea to have continued on the other thread)

According to that 1920 census Daniel arrived in US in 1874 and Delia in 1881 so they likely married in US (or 6 years was a long time to be apart). Daniel was naturalised 1880.

Delia was the aunt of Maggie Henry when that girl arrived in NY in 1925. Don't know if she was an aunt by marriage or bloodline.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 19:51

A possible birth of a child for Daniel & Delia:

Daniel Finnegan in entry for Mary Ellen Finnegan, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

Name: Mary Ellen Finnegan
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 04 May 1886
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Father's Name: Daniel Finnegan
Mother's Name: Delia Henry Finnegan

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00843-5
System Origin: New_York-ODM
GS Film number: 1322210
Reference ID:

Citing this Record
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDTY-DLX

Middle name of Delia implies it's her maiden name so she could be related to Maggie on her father's side.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 19:53

Another child:

Daniel Finigan in entry for Daniel Finigan, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

Name: Daniel Finigan
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1892
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Father's Name: Daniel Finigan
Mother's Name: Delia Henry

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00673-9
System Origin: New_York-ODM
GS Film number: 1322263
Reference ID:

Citing this Record
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDYJ-YR8

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 20:09

I think this may be the death of their son:

New York City, Deaths, 1892-1902
Name: Daniel Finigan
Birth Date: abt 1892
Age: 7 M
Death Date: 26 Jan 1893
Death Place: New York, New York
Certificate Number: 3234

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 20:24

1925 for Delia & Daniel:

New York, State Census, 1925

Name: Daniel Finigan
Birth Date: abt 1860
Birth Place: Ireland
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Residence Place: Brooklyn, Kings
Relationship: Head
Colour or Race: White
Number of Years in US: 40 << arrived 1885
Assembly District: 20
House Number: 674
Line Number: 08
Page Number: 6

Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Finigan 65 - works in a stationery store
Dielia Finigan 65 - says in US 35 years (c1890)

Daniel says naturalised in Penn 1876 (so that was 9 years before he arrived!!)

Sums and dates weren't their strong point.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 10 Apr 2013 21:08

Just looking at this and rememberiig the other thread for Margaret Henry and her emigration.
Margaret was going to NY and was collected by her "Aunt" Delia Finnegan.

The birth listed above for Daniel Finnegan b 1892 says his mother's name was Delia Henry
Therefore it is quite possible that Delia Finnegan MS Henry and James Henry ( Margaret's father) were siblings
James Henry is on the 1911 census in Co Sligo aged 38yrs= born circa 1873
His place of birth is: Sligo
Delia Finnegan b Ireland, is aged 56 on 1920 census in NY = born circa 1864.

Edit
NB I have just double checked, and as I thought, Delia is a variant name for : Bridget.
Jeanette, do you know who James Henry's parents were?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 10 Apr 2013 21:35

i've asked Janette to come back

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 10 Apr 2013 21:42

Thanks Ann,
If we can establish who James's parents were, we may be able to find a birth record for both him and Delia.
I am fairly certain that Delia's birth name will be Bridget Henry!

Jeanette

Jeanette Report 11 Apr 2013 00:30


James Henry's parents were Patrick Henry and Ellen Mullowney. They were married on 21st March 1855 in the church of Dromard Co.Sligo. Patrick died in December 1911 aged 84 and Ellen died January1893 aged 60. They lived in Ross,parish of Skreen/Dromard. I do not have birth certs for them. They had I believe 8 children the eldest being Bridget born c1857. Again I only have birth cert for James (my grandfather) 1872-1953. Bridget (Delia?) would have been my Great Aunt. This fits in with Delia being the Aunt of Margaret Henry.
Thanks to AnnCardiff, Anne and MarieCeleste.
Regards Jeanette

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 02:40

Richard Henery
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
birth: 01 Oct 1868 Sligo, Ireland
residence: 1868 Ireland
parents:Patrick Henery, Ellen Mullowney

James Henery
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
birth: 05 Apr 1872 Skreen, Sligo, Ire
christening: SKREEN, SLIGO, IRE
residence: 1872 , , Sligo, Ireland
parents:Patrick Henery, Ellen Mullowney

Peter Henery
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
birth: 28 Jun 1866 0238,SKREEN,SLIGO,IRELAND
parents:Patrick Henery, Ellen Mullowney

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 02:43

Ellen Henery
Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
birth: 13 May 1864 0233,SKREEN,SLIGO,IRELAND
parents:Pat Henery, Ellen Mullowney

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 02:43

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Name: Bridget Henry
Event Type: Death
Event Date: Jul - Sep 1936
Event Place: Sligo, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1936
Registration District: Sligo
Age: 77
Birth Year (Estimated): 1859
Mother's Maiden Name:
Volume Number: 2
Page Number: 91
GS Film number: 101740
Digital Folder Number: 004202047
Image Number: 00260

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 11 Apr 2013 08:14

Well, I would never have guessed that Delia was a version of Bridget. Found this on a site about names:
"Several correspondents in the US have noted that Delia is a common pet name for Bridget, being a shortened form of its variant Bedelia"

Perhaps she used the different version when she got to the US?

Unfortunately, the US arrivals around that time give scant information, just give birthplace as Ireland, also Delia's year of arrival varies a lot between 1920 and 1925 census. There are way too many Bridget Henrys arriving in the US to accurately pinpoint hers.

Jeanette

Jeanette Report 11 Apr 2013 11:20

Thank you all for the information, this is very helpful. Like you I had no idea that
Delia was a version of Bridget, we learn something new every day. Thanks again
Regards Jeanette :