Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maloneys in the 1930 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

In 1930 my maternal grandfather, Fred Maloney, his wife, Mary, and their five children were living at 54 Greig Street in Rochester.  The Federal Census for that year has some interesting data, including the "age at first marriage" (for my grandfather - 20, for his wife - 44) and year of immigration (for Mary Hanley Maloney it lists 1880 - probably incorrect). My grandfather's occupation was railroad engineer (Erie RR). The five children: (1) my mother, Mary, 24 years old, bookkeeper at a meat market (Fahy's Market on Front Street); (2) my Uncle Joe, 23 years old, no occupation listed but he was probably studying for the priesthood at St. Bernard's Seminary on Lake Ave.; (3) my Aunt Helen, age 21 years old, clerical worker in a clothing establishment - later she would join the convent as Sister Helen Joseph; (4) my Uncle Leo, 20 years old, occupation was originally listed as "chauffeur" which was crossed off and difficult to see what  replaced it but it was something in a grocery; (5) my Aunt Kay, age 19 years old, a stenographer. This is the last available census record for the Maloneys until the 1940 census is available next spring.
Maloneys in 1930 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hawkins in the 1920 Federal Census for Jackson, MI

The Federal Census for Jackson Co., Michigan found my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, living with her daughter, Nellie W. Smith (line 43), and two lodgers.
Sarah Hawkins in 1920 Federal Census for Jackson, MI
In Leoni Township on Hawkins Rd. is Harold Hawkins (line 35), son of Sarah and John Hawkins, and his wife, Mary, and sons, Harold and Robert.
Harold Hawkins in 1920 Federal Census for Leoni Twp., MI
And Will Hawkins (line 83), another son of Sarah and John, along with his wife, Alice, and ten children.
Will Hawkins in 1920 Federal Census for Leoni Twp., MI

Monday, November 28, 2011

At Sea on the Atlantic

Today (Monday the 28th) we are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on our way to
Ft. Lauderdale. The last two days at sea have been very nice,
temperature in the low 70s, sunny and the seas calm. Today it appears
that that may change as it is overcast and threatens to rain. No
lounging on our balcony if that happens.

These days at sea are why we like transatlantic crossings. Nothing but
relaxing, reading, Bingo, lectures, etc. And later in the day a bit of
gambling in the casino. Nancy and I find small differences between
Celebrity Cruise Line and Holland America mostly in the service. We much
prefer Holland America.

Our table mates at dinner are a nice group: an Episcopal Priest and his
wife from Maryland; a retired nuclear power plant engineer and his wife
from Syracuse; and a retired business man and his wife from Arizona.
Some of the conversation are interesting as Nancy and I are the only
liberals. Such as life!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Yesterday we were in out last port before crossing the Atlantic -
Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The weather was wonderful - in the low
70s and sunny. We took the "Hop-On Hop-Off" bus around the city and then
just strolled down the waterfront boulevard. Back to our ship for lunch
and then attempted to read out on our balcony. Unfortunately, after a
short time out there a big tanker along side just below our balcony to
fuel the ship. And it was noisy.

Today we are on the Atlantic on our way to Ft. Lauderdale. Again it is
pleasant, low 70s and sunny. Let's hope it stays like this all the way

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Today we are in Gibraltar before heading out in the Atlantic. After
breakfast we walked into the city and made our way to the cable car to
take us to the "Top of the Rock." There is a platform half way off where
you can get off, browse from the road there and see Barbary Apes that
are generally there. This time it didn't stop there but it did on the
way back down. At the top it was pleasantly cool there and the sun was
bright so it was quite nice. For this post I had a choice between a
photo of the city and harbor from on high or an ape. I picked the ape!

A couple of years ago when we were here there were quite a few apes
wandering around the platform and restaurant but today there were only a
few. On the way down the cable car stopped at the mid-point and we got
off. On the road there a dozen or so apes ran around and jumped on top
and rear view mirrors of the tour buses that stop there. One was
especially interesting. It was a mother with a very young one and the
mother was grooming the youngster by picking fleas out of the fur. While
we were there only one ape jumped on someone's shoulders.

On the was back down Main Street we stopped for a beer and coffee. (You
have to guess who had the beer and who had the coffee.) Then back to the
ship. All in all a pleasant few hours. We will leave here at about 5:00
PM or so and tomorrow we will be at sea. On Friday we will stop for the
day in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Alicante and Malaga

Yesterday we were in Alicante and the weather was not very good. In fact
it stunk. At about 11:00 AM the sun was out and it was about 64 degrees
so we decided to go out and take the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus and go around
the city. We were sitting on top until the fortress on the top of the
city when the heavens opened. And it rained . . . and it rained . . .
and it rained. We went down below under cover and sat there until the
bus got back to the ship. So, the only "Hop-Off" we did was to hop off
back at the ship.

Today we are in Malaga - a port city that we have never stopped at
before. After breakfast and a round of trivia (and didn't do well) we
took a bus into the center of the city. Spent quite a bit of time in the
Malaga Cathedral and then went on the the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba
- an old Muslim fortress. (I generally like to include one photo with a
post but the internet service on this ship is too slow.)

Tomorrow was originally scheduled to be a day at sea followed by a stop
at Funchal, Madeira on Thursday. However, Thursday is scheduled to be a
national strike for all of Portugal (including Madiera) so tomorrow we
are going to stop in Gibraltar, followed by a day at sea and then stop
at Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Actually I would much prefer
Gibraltar over Funchal for two reasons. (1) We were there in March of
this year and (2) on the previous stop in Gibraltar Nancy did not feel
well and she did not see the Barbary Apes on top of the rock. (The
Barbary Apes are not really apes, but are monkeys. They are though from

That's it for now.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Barcelona and Sagrada Familia

Yesterday was our last day in Barcelona before boarding the Celebrity
Constellation and our last chance to visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
We did finally make it inside and see Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece. The
basilica was begun in the late nineteen century and it is expected to
finally finish it sometime in this century. The most interesting part of
the basilica (I think) is the model shop in the basement of the
basilica. There are hundreds of models that Gaudi and his workmen design
this unique church.

The high point of the day was really the trip on the Metro back to the
hotel to get our baggage and head on to the ship. At the stop just
before our hotel a gentleman in front of me asked me in Spanish if this
stop was for Sagrada Familia (it wasn't) a couple of times and also held
out his jacket in front of himself as if to give me the jacket. At the
same time a man and woman behind me moved close and I felt something on
my left side (my wallet was in my laft front pocket) and saw the woman's
scarf along side me. I felt something and I grabbed what turned out to
be her hand. I yelled out, Hey! You son of a bitch!" This was just as
the doors of the Metro car opened. The man behind me said something
about his wife and the three of them ran out the door. My first time
that I had someone try to pick my pocket. Although they did not get my
wallet, I was pissed!

We did finally get to the hotel and then to the ship. Our luggage didn't
get to our cabin until about 8:00 PM but this was OK as our dinner was
at 9:00 PM. The ship is fine, just bigger than I really like. I guess
I'm too used to Holland American Line.

Today we are in Alicante and it is raining. We shall see what happens.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Figueres, Spain

This morning we took the Metro to the Sants Station to take the train to Figueres, about two miles north-east of Barcelona. We wanted to got to the Dali Museum in Figueres. Purchased tickets and men never ask directions ever - I mean never - so we headed down to the platform that I knew was the correct platform for the 9:46 AM train. Boarded the train and road it to L'Hospitalet and that was as far as it went. As you probably already knew, I picked the wrong train. We turned around and took the train back to Barcelona and I asked at the information desk, "What was the train number? What platform was it on? What should it say on the front of the train (ie, the destination)? Took the correct train and got there in two hours!

 The train was packed for most of the trip, mostly school kids, so the trip was a bit noisy but not that bad. The first thing we did when we got to Figueres was to have lunch. (Keep in mind we blew quite a bit of time with or trip to L'Hospitalet and back to Barcelona Sants.)

After lunch we spent the rest of the afternoon at the Dali Museum and it was well worth the trip. In addition to Dali's paintings and papier mache works, there is one separate building for jewelry that he had done. The one thing about Dali that I had recalled was his drooping watches. Here is a piece of jewelry that he had done with the drooping watch.

Yesterday we received an email from Celebrity Cruise Line via our travel agent saying that we would not be able to check-in tomorrow until 2:00 PM and cabins will not be available until 5:30 PM (obviously we will not sail at 5:00 PM) so that they can do a thorough cleaning job as apparently there was an outbreak of Norovirus  this week. This is good and bad. The bad is the Norovirus but the good is we can spend a couple more hours in the morning in Barcelona. This is our fourth time in Barcelona and every time we have been here we have seen
Gaudí's church, Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) but have never been inside. This time we can make it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Barcelona and Montserrat

Barcelona Friday Nov. 18 6:10 PM (12:10 PM EST)

This morning, after sleeping almost fourteen hours, we had breakfast at our hotel and then took the Metro to the La Espanya Station to board the train to Monserrat. Montserrat is about 35 miles northwest of Barcelona, about 30 minutes on the train. Then a 20 minute ride in a cog-rail train up the side of the mountain. Spent quite a bit of time up there in the Basilica - an impressive building.
At 1:00 PM there was a presentation by a boys choir and the Basilica was packed. We had lunch on the mount and then wandered around the grounds. Then the train(s) and metro back to the hotel. About 8:00 PM we will walk around the corner for dinner. Tomorrow we will take the train again. This time we will be going to Figueres to visit the Dali Museum.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Maloneys in the 1920 Federal Census for Rochester, NY and Jackson, MI

The 1920 Federal Census for Rochester shows my grandfather's family still at 54 Greig Street on line 70.  My grandmother, Bridget Josephine Hanley Maloney, had died in 1913 and my grandfather married Bridget's sister, Mary, in 1916. This census record has a column to add when a person immigrated but for Mary it is blank. All five of the Maloney children are included in this census: Mary, Helen, Catherine (sic), Joseph and Leo.
Fred Maloney Family in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
 Thomas Maloney, brother of my great-grandfather, Francis, is shown living at 1130 Lake Avenue in Rochester on line 47. In addition to Thomas is his wife, Katherine, and Katherine's sister, Lillian. The record lists Thomas' birthplace as Ireland but it is difficult to read the date given as when he immigrated. His wife is listed as being born in Canada.
Thomas Maloney in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester,  NY
Fred Maloney's sister, M. Frances (Aunt Frank) is listed in the 1920 census as living in the city of Jackson, MI on line 9.
M. Frances Maolney in 1920 Federal Census in Jackson, MI

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Hawkins in the 1910 Federal Census in Michigan

In the 1910 Federal Census for Michigan, my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney, Hawkins, is still living in Leoni Township and (I assume) still on Hawkins Road. The Hawkins family is shown on line 37 and consists of: John Hawkins, Sarah, and two children, Harold and Alice.  In a few of the census years women were asked how many children they had had and how many were still alive. Although the printing is somewhat difficult to read, it looks like Sarah had had eight children and six were still living. I have only been aware of six; three with my great-grandfather, Francis Maloney, and three with John Hawkins. Here is the census page:
John W. Hawkins Family in 1910 Federal Census in Leoni Township. MI
Here is the other John Hawkins family also living on Hawkins Rd. (line 62)  I am not completely sure what the realtionship between this John H. Hawkins and John W. Hawkins is.  Also listed on line 76 is the McGill family, the family of my grandfather's first wife - Jennie McGill.
John H. Hawkins Family in 1910 Federal Census in Leoni Township, MI

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hawkins/Maloney Correspondence with Edw. F. Weed

In the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, Edward F. Weed of Rowayton, CT did extensive study of the descendants of Jonas Weed, a Puritan who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. He sent questionnaires to hundreds of Weeds and the questionnaires and correspondence between Weed descendants and Mr. Weed are in the New Canaan, CT Historical Society. Fortunately for me, one of the questionnaires was sent to my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, and I have obtained the questionnaire. It was completed by my grandaunt, M. Frances Maloney (Aunt Frank).
Edward F. Weed Questionnaire 
Upon receipt of completed questionnaire, Mr. Weed would write and ask for additional information. Letters from Mr. Weed to Weed descendants were apparently not kept but the answers were kept. Two letters from M. Frances Maloney were kept at the Historical Society. The first is dated May 12, 1902 and pages 2 and 3 of the letter are reversed.
May 12, 1902 - Page 1
May 12, 1902 - Pages 3 and 2
May 12, 1903 - Page 4
Following this letter, I assume that Mr. Weed asked for more information as Aunt Frank responded on May 29. That letter follows.
May 29, 1902 - Page 1
May 29, 1902 - Pages 2 and 3
May 29, 1902 - Page 4

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Maloneys in the 1910 Federal Census for Rochester, NY and Jackson, MI

In the 1910 Federal Census for Rochester, New York, Maloneys related to me are found in three different census sheets and one for the Census for Jackson, Michigan. These are: (1) the family of my grandfather, Frederick, (2) the family of my great-granduncle, Michael, and (3) the family of my great-granduncle, Thomas. The census record for Jackson, MI contains my grandaunt, M. Frances - Aunt Frank.

My grandfather, Fred, and his family are shown living at 54 Greig Street in Rochester. Greig Street is still there but the block where the Maloneys lived is no longer there. I believe that the streets in the neighborhood were realigned when the Clarissa Street Bridge was replaced by the Ford Street Bridge. The Maloneys are found at line 93 and it includes my grandfather, Frederick; my grandmother, Bridget (listed as Josephine, her middle name); my mother, Mary, four years old; my Uncle Joe, three years old; my Aunt Helen, fourteen months old; my Uncle Leo, three months old; and my grandmother's sister, Mary, who married my grandfather when my grandmother died. Note that it states that Mary came to this country in 1890. 
Fred Maloney Family in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester 
Michael J. Maloney, my great-grandfather's brother, and his wife, Margaret, are found at line 30, living at 81 Marshall Street.  That Marshall St. address is now Damian's Pub.  Note that Michael's entry says that he immigrated to this country in 1870 although entries for the Maloney in the Rochester City Direstory start as early as 1856. Keep in mind that we do not know who provided the information to the census taker.
Michael J. Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
The third Maloney in Rochester is my great-grandfather's brother, Thomas, listed on line 56 and living at 119 Frank Street.  Frank Street no longer exists in Rochester. It was located in the area of the current Kodak Offices. Note that Thomas is listed as immigrating in 1865 and above we noted that his brother, Michael, is listed as immigrating in 1875. In addition to Thomas's wife Catherine, is a nephew (probably related to Catherine) William Morgan and Catherine's sister, Lillian.
Thomas Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
The final Maloney in 1910 is my grandfather's sister, Margaret Frances - known as Aunt Frank. She is found at line 20 and is listed as a "lodger" with the family of John Hogan at 106 Elizabeth St. West in Jackson, MI.
M. Frances Maloney in 1910 Federal Census in Jackson, MI

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hawkins in the 1900 Federal Census in Michigan

In 1900 my maternal grandfather, Fred Maloney, had left Leoni Township, Mi and returned to Rochester, NY where he was born. We have seen that census record in Rochester here.  His mother, my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, was still in Leoni Township and she is shown in the 1900 Federal Census in Michigan. This sheet shows a number of families on Hawkins Road in Leoni.  

At line 54 is William and Alice Hawkins. William (Will) was the son of my great-grandmother and was my grandfather's half-brother. The next family (line 57) is the family of William and Celia McGill, the parents of Fred Maloney's first wife, Jennie, who died in 1897.

At line 64 is the family of another William Hawkins. This William Hawkins was born in 1862 in Michigan and it is possible that he may be a brother of John Hawkins, my great-grandmother's husband.

Line 72 is the entry for John Hawkins, my great-grandmother's husband. In addition to my great-grandmother, Sarah, are two of their children, Harold and Alice, my grandfather's half-siblings. I don't know where my grandfather's siblings, Mary Frances and Nelly in 1900 although I suspect that Mary Frances was living in Jackson.
Hawkins in 1900 Federal Census in Michigan.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Maloneys in the 1900 Federal Census for Rochester, NY

By 1900, my 2nd great-grandmother, Ellen Kearney Maloney, had died and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. My grandfather, Fred Maloney, had married to Jenny McGill in Leoni, MI in 1891 but she died in 1897. My grandfather returned to Rochester where he had been born and in the 1900 Federal Census he is listed as a border at 17 S. Ford Street (line 26). His occupation is listed as a "machine operator."
Fred Maloney in 1900 Federal Census for Rochester, NY 
My great-grandfather's brother, Michael, is listed in the Rochester City Directory living 81 Marshall Street but I have not found him in the 1900 census. Another brother, Thomas, was living with his wife at 119 Frank Street (line 94). It is difficult to read the year listed as when he came to this country.  It is 186? - although the Maloneys were listed in the Rochester City Directory in the 1850s. The place of birth for Thomas is listed as Canada and I suspect that this is correct. He is not listed in the baptismal records in Co. Clare, Ireland. I suspect that the family came first to Canada (probably Montreal) as relatives named Gallery were there. (Gallery was Francis' middle name.) I have corresponded with the Gallery family living in either Scottsville or Spencerport.  In Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Ellen, Edward and Thomas are buried in a plot originally owned by the Gallerys.
Thomas Maloney in 1900 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Maloneys in the 1892 New York State Census in Rochester, NY

In the 1892 New York State Census Ellen Maloney is listed in the Second Ward with sons Edward and Thomas. The entry is at the bottom of the second page of the first sheet and continues at the beginning of the second sheet.
Ellen Maloney & Sons in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester (1)

Ellen Maloney & Sons in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester (2) 
 Michael J. Maloney, the other son of Ellen Maloney, is listed with his wife Margaret in Rochester's Seventh Ward. They are listed toward the bottom of final column on the right.
Michael J. Maloney in 1892 NY State Census in Rochester

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maloney and Hawkins in the 1880 Federal Census

By 1880, my great-grandfather, Francis Maloney, had died; his wife, Sarah Weed, had remarried and was living in Michigan; my grandfather, Frederick Maloney, was also in Michigan; and my 2nd great-grandmother, Ellen Kearney Maloney, and her family were in Rochester, NY.

Let's first look at the census record for Ellen Maloney who was then living at 105 Allen Street in Rochester (line 32). Ellen Maloney was listed as "head" of household. Edward is listed as a telegraph operator and Thomas is listed as a clerk.
Ellen Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Rochester 
My great-grandfather's brother, Michael Maloney, and his wife, Margaret were living at 56 Marshall Street in Rochester. Michael's occupation is listed as "fancy goods."  The Rochester City Directory for 1880 lists his "fancy goods" shop at 94 State Street.
Michael Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

The other Maloney - my grandfather Frederick - listed in the 1880 Federal Census for Leoni Township, Jackson Co., MI. with his mother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, his step-father, John Hawkins, and his sisters, Frances and Nelly. The census sheet is difficult to read but the entry at at line 35. For my grandfather, it is difficult to see in his middle initial is a "G" or an "H."
Hawkins/Maloney in 1880 Federal Census in Jackson Co., MI

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Maloneys in the 1870 Federal Census in Rochester

Although my 2nd great-parents, Anthony and Ellen Kearney Maloney, were in Rochester, NY at least by 1854, the first census records I have found were those of the Federal Census of 1870 (line 26). Their youngest child, Margaret Mary (Minnie) was baptised at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Rochester in 1854 and Anthony Maloney was listed in the Rochester City Directory for 1855-56. Anthony probably died sometime after 1857. The first record lists Ellen Maloney keeping house; Michael, a miller (although I suspect this should be millinery as he did run a millinery shop); Edward, a telegraph operator; Thomas, a machinist; and Margaret.
Ellen Maloney & Family in 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY
My great-grandparents, Francis and Sarah Weed Maloney, are also listed in the 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY (line 28). They will leave Rochester shortly after this census to move to Leoni Township, MI.  Two children are listed: Frances (Mary Frances) and my grandfather, Frederick. Although my grandfather was generally known as Frederick George, in this census he is listed as Frederick H.  Other places I have seen it as Frederick Hampton. I have no idea where the Hampton came from.
Francis Maloney & Family in 1870 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Friday, October 14, 2011

Eagans in the City Directories

After posting Eagan family census records from 1860 to 1930, here are Eagan entries for the same period from the City Directories from Rochester, NY, New Haven, CT and Cincinnati, OH. There are also entries in the Springfield, MA City Directory where my grandfather, Stephen, and his family for a few years in the early 1900s. In all of those cities - Rochester, New Haven, Cincinnati and Springfield - my grandfather worked as a carriage blacksmith, working on both carriages and automobiles. The entries are in my Google Documments - Eagan - City Directory.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eagan in the 1930 Federal Census in Rochester

In the 1930 Federal Census I have only been able to find my father, Austin, so far. It is difficult to find others because the source I use has an incomplete index. I could find more but would have to leaf through hundreds of pages in the Enumeration District I think someone may have lived in. 

In 1930 my father was living with his sister, Mary (Aunt May) Eagan O'Brien, and her family at 191 Raeburn Avenue in Rochester's 19th Ward. The family (at line 8) included Edward (Uncle Eddie), Mary (Aunt Mae), and their children Eileen and John plus my father. My Uncle Eddie's occupation is listed as accountant at "clothing factory" which I am sure was Hickey-Freeman. Hickey is still there located on North Clinton Avenue. My father's occupation is listed as meat cutter at a butcher shop. The butcher shop was Fahy's Market located on Andrew and Front Streets. 
O'Brien and Eagan in the 1930 Federal Census in Rochester

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eagans in the 1920 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

In the 1920 Federal Census for Rochester, three entries show my Eagan family in Rochester. The first is for my grandmother, Elizabeth, and my father living with my Aunt Mae's family; the second is my Uncle James with his family; and the third is my grandaunt Sarah, my grandfather's sister.

The first entry is spread over two sheets. The first at the bottom shows the family of Edward J. O'Brien, my Uncle Eddy's father.  The family was living on Campbell Street in Rochester and there was (1) my Uncle Eddy's brother, George, (2) my Uncle Eddy and Aunt Mae (Edward J. and Mary), (3) my cousin Eileen (who later became Sister John Edward, a Franciscan Nun), (4) my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, and (5) on the second sheet, my father, Austin E. Eagan. My father's occupation is listed as an "assembler" at an "auto factory." If I could guess as to the "auto factory" I would guess the James Cunningham Co. on Canal Street. Both his father and uncle had worked at Cunningham.
Eagans and O'Briens in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester (1)
Eagans and O'Briens in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester (2)
The next entry is for my father's brother, James, and his family which in 1920 was living at the Eagan house at 85 Prospect Street. The entry at line 34 lists James, his wife Mary and a daughter Eugena. Note that Mary and Eugena were born in Kentucky. I believe that Eugena was not James' daughter as she was born about 1910 and at that time James was in Rochester. I believe that James met and married Mary when James was in Kentucky in the Army in World War I.
James Eagan Family in 1920 Federal Census in Rochester 
The final Eagan census record for Eagans in Rochester for 1920 is for my grandfather's sister, Sarah Eagan. She is found on line 83 as a "lodger" with a family named as either Hiles or Hiler on Plymouth Ave. South. Sarah was a clerk in the Rochester City Clerk's office. She died at St. Ann's Home in 1944.
Sarah Eagan in the 1920 Federal Census in Rochester.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Eagans in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

The 1910 Federal Census finds my great-grandmother, Mary Tierney Eagan, at 108 Atkinson Street in Rochester and my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, at 85 Prospect Street. This first sheet lists my great-grandmother and my grandaunt, Sarah, at line 21. This entry notes that my great-grandmother had come to the United States in 1847. In addition, it notes that she had had 10 children but only three were alive. These three would be my grandfather, Stephen, my grandaunts, Sarah and Catherine Jane (King).
Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester 
The next sheet shows my grandmother, Elizabeth Clarke Eagan, living at 85 Prospect Street. In addition, the three children living at home were Mary (my Aunt Mae), Anne (my Aunt Nana) and my father, Austin.  The census entry notes that my grandmother had been married for 25 years and that she had had 7 children but only 4 will still alive. These 4 would be the three living at home and my Uncle James. The Rochester City Directory noted that James had gone to Cincinnati the previously year but he would be back in 1911. My grandfather was not listed in the census for 1910 although the City Directory lists him as living with his family on Prospect Street. I believe that he was working then at the James Cunningham and Sons on Canal Street. Cunningham was a manufacturer of carriages and automobiles.
Elizabeth Clarke Eagan in the 1910 Federal Census in Rochester

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1905 NY State Census

In the 1905 NY State census my great-grandmother, Mary Tierney Eagan, was living at 108 Atkinson St. in Rochester with my grandaunt Sarah.  My great-grandfather, Patrick, had died in 1903. This entry asked how long since a person had immigrated to the United States. My great-grandmother answered, 59 years. The Eagan entry is at line 40 on the left side page.

Mary Tierney Eagan in the 1905 NYS Census in Rochester

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1900 Federal Census

In the 1900 Federal Census my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Eagan, were listed living on Atkinson St. with their daughter Sarah. No occupation is listed for my great-grandfather as he is then seventy-two years old. (He will die three years later.) The census for that year asked when an individual immigrated to the United States. Unfortunately, that year is not filled in for either Patrick or Mary. (It will be shown in the 1910 census for Mary.) The census did ask how long a person were married; Patrick and Mary were married for 48 years so they married about 1852. I have not been able to find my grandfather, Stephen, in any of the census records for that year although I do know that he and his family was living in New Haven, CT.

The census record for Patrick Eagan spans two sheet. Patrick and Mary are the last two entries on the first sheet and daughter Sarah is the first entry on the second sheet.
Patrick Eagan's family in the 1900 Federal Census (1)

Patrick Eagan's family in the 1900 Federal Census (2)

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eagans in the 1880 Federal Census

In the Federal Census for 1880 my great-grandfather Patrick was found in Rochester, NY and my grandfather Stephen was found in New Haven, CT. The family in Rochester consisted of my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary, and my grandaunt, Sarah. Since the 1870 census, Catherine Jane was married to John King and both James and Mary Anne had died. Note that the Eagan family was living on Atkinson St. (the house is still there) although the Rochester City Directory lists their home as on Prospect St. I suspect that Prospect St. location was still Patrick's grocery store. The Eagans are found on line 28.
Eagan Family in the 1880 Federal Census for Rochester, NY
The Rochester City Directory notes that my grandfather Stephen had moved to New Haven, CT. In the 1880 Federal Census for New Haven Stephen was living at a boarding house run by a woman by the name of Kate Reynolds. Stephen's occupation is listed as Carriage Blacksmith. He worked there at the New Haven Carriage Company. He is listed on line 32 on the census sheet.
Stephen Eagan in the 1880 Federal Census for New Haven, CT

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1870 Federal Census

Today we have a copy of the Eagan entries in the 1870 Federal Census for Rochester, Monroe County, NY. The Eagan entry is toward the bottom of the sheet and, as a result, it goes over to a second sheet. In 1970 the Eagan family was still living at 55 Prospect St which in addition to the family home it was a grocery store run by my great-grandfather.  In addition to Patrick and Mary, five children are listed: Catherine, James, Stephen (my grandfather), Mary Ann and Sarah. The census was taken in June and Mary Ann died in September of the same year.
Eagans in the 1870 Federal Census (1)

Eagans in the 1870 Federal Census (2)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Patrick Eagan in the 1865 NY State Census

Between the Federal Census held every ten years, New York State conducts a state census. Here is the Eagan family entry for the census taken in 1865. They are on the second sheet (on the right) and household number 20. Note that the name is spelled "Egan." In addition to my great-grandparents, Patrick and Mary, their four children then are listed.  The oldest, Catherine Jane, is listed as born in Orleans County. She was born in Medina. The rest were born in Rochester. James died in 1872 and Mary Ann died in 1870. My grandfather, Stephen, was eight years old at that time.