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FOLEY George Henry
Birth: Feb 1852 Dublin, Ireland
Death: 19 May 1910 Upper Darby, Delaware Co., Pa.
Cause of Death: pneumonia
Burial: 23 May 1910 Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.
lived in England for 7 years
came to US in 1877 (yet 1900 census says 1880, perhaps measured from
date of naturalization as it shows 20 years)
made declaration of intent Oct 31, 1877, took oath of allegiance Sep 1,
1880 (per ancestry.com record of Phila 1789-1880 Naturalization
records). Both declaration and oath done in Common Pleas. No. 34267
28 Nov 1984 telephone call with Aunt Virginia Baker: honeymoon in
1880 census has a Geo H b 1852/3 cigar maker, son of Michael. Siblings
Mary K(24), Robert(19), Francis(16), Margaret(15), Born in Ireland,
shows parents b Ireland yet lists Michael and Margaret as b England..
others b Ireland
at 207 N 9th St. (solves mystery of Eugene, see his entry)
1880 207 N 9th St, Phila. cigar maker
Michael b c 1816 England, age 64. a carpenter, his parents born in
middle name from Bob Foley via Gillian Foley
The 1910 Penna Miracode index shows him as head of household, living in
Delaware County, with Randolph Maule, age 20 and Teresa Maule, age 21,
and Francis Maule, grandson, no age given. Mary is listed as age 48, he
as age 60. married 28 years. Had 15 children, 12 alive.
1910 in Upper Darby, Pa., no street or house no. given, real estate
also with them is Randolph Maule (says b Pa, parents b Ireland!!!). who
is a driver for a dept. store
1920 Mary, widow, living on 18th St near Master. 47th Ward. See
printout of census for children still with her. natrualized 1879
In 1871 English census, there is
Michael Foley age 55 (b 1816) born in London, England living 123
Rathbone Street, in Liverpool
his wife is not listed. So is she dead? Yes, he is a widower
They are in St. Mark parish. in the Mount Pleasant area of Liverpool
children: Mary K Foley b Ballina, Ireland age 17 (b 1854), a son, name
unclear (no, I can read the original, it is Eugene), age 15 (b 1856),
Robert age 13 (b 1858), Francis age 11 (b 1860), Margaret age 8 (b
1863). All children born in Ballina, Ireland except Margaret (b in
Liverpool). This suggests that George, the oldest son, had gone ahead
to the US! BUT NO, he did not arrive until 1877. Michael is shown as a
joiner and marine store dealer, and as nearly blind. He is a widower.
His son Eugene is a marine store dealer assistant.
The only female Foley who died between 1863 and 1871 in Liverpool and
who was born about the right time is Margaret Foley, d Jul/Aug/Sept
1868, age 50. vol 8b page 31 (There is another Margaret Foley who died
at the same time but b c 1824).
Could Michael be the Michael Foley who 31 Jul 1843 md Peggy Carty (note
dtr name Margaret) at St Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England? per
familysearch. Per pilot.familysearch.org, his father is Thomas Foley
and her father is John Carty, but 1843 is a bit early?
Or who md Margaret Sullivan 3 Dec 1849 in Ireland?
Not the Michael Foley in familysearch.org, b c 1816 Ireland m Margaret
Payne, because there is a dtr Bridget b in Tippearary and d in Iowa
Francis Foley b recorded in qtr book for Dec 1860 in Manchester (per
ancestry.com records), Mary in qtr book for Sept 1856 in Manchester
How can this be if on 1871 census they are listed as born in Ballina?
See notes under Francis.
1900 census says he is born in Ireland (OK) as are his parents (huh?
Isn't Michael born in London????) living on "56th to 59th and Elmwood"
no house number.
George H Foley Feb 1853 md 19 yrs 13 chi, 12 alive came to US 1880
Mary F b Dec 1860 England as are parents, came to US 1868
Eugene Apr 1884 all ch b Pa
Alfred Feb 1886
Marie Apr 1887
Theresa May 1888
Walter July 1889
Howard Feb 1893
Hugh Feb 1894
Wilfred Jan 1895
Paul May 1897
Virginia Mar 1898
Maurice Aug 1898
Irish naming conventions from
www.billcarney.com/brickmasons/genmisc/naming.htm says that 1st son
named after father's father, 2d son after mother's father, third after
father, fourth after father's eldest brother, 5th after mother's eldest
brother; 1st dtr named after mother's mother, 2d after father's mother,
3d after mother, 4th after mother's eldest sister, 5th after father's
So, here, parents of Michael Foley would be Eugene and Margaret Foley
and parents of the unknown mother would be Robert and Mary whomever.
The unknown mother would be ... no third dtr!
Oct 2006 research: There are some Michael Foleys in 1841 UK census but
none fit with definiteness (bplace, occupation). 1851 nothing even
Ballina is in Kilmoremoy Civil Parish, County Mayo
On www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/mayo/kilmoremoy.htm, Michael Foley is
listed as on Knox Street in Kilmoremoy, in the Griffiths Valuation of
Ireland. On www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/mayo/kilmoremoy.htm there
are two Michael Foleys, one on Abbey Street and one on Breaghwy. But
that one is Co. Sligo, not Mayo, and not Ballina.
At www.celtcousind.net/ireland/1846ballina, Michael Foley is listed as
a carpenter at Bridge Street. and also as a baker
There are no Foley entries in teh 1769 - 1775 Kilmoremoy records with
Feb 2009 research
Margaret Foley b Jan Feb Mar 1865 Liverpool, per FreeBMD Birth Index,
in volume 8b p 229 (how to get to that?)
birthplace from passport application of Marie Agnes Foley, which also
says he lived in US for 40 yrs (but arrived in 1877), and lived "in New
York and Pennsylvania"
Phila Archdiocese Archives email 2 June 2009
md by Rev. J. Fitzmaurice
Phila Archdiocese Archives email 2 June 2009 (from familysearch)
funeral from his late residence Wycombe Ave. and Marshall Rd.,
Lansdowne, Pa. High Requiem Mass at St. Philomena. int. private
In Phila Death Record is: Agnis Foley, age 5m 22 days, d 24 July 1891,
cholera infantum, dtr of George and Mary Foley, 2607 Columbia Ave, bur
27 Jul 1891 Vault of Holy Cross Cemetery (is she a twin of Francis?
someone said that there were several sets of twins)
George H Foley arrived 1877 Phila, per US WPA Index to Records of
Alien's Declaration ... in 11. Vol. 4 Letter F. 173p page 105. On page
107 is a Michael Foley, but I don't think it's his father
per owt tree in 1908 his office at 508 Walnut St Phila
genealogybank: 21 May 1910 Phila Inquirer, "FOLEY-- On May 19, 1910,
GEORGE H FOLEY, aged 60 years. Relatives and friends are invited to
attend the funeral, on Monday, at 8:30 a.m. from his late residence,
Wycombe Ave, Marshall Road, Lansdowne, Pa. HIgh mass at St. Philomena's
Church, at 10 A.M. Interment private.
Pa Death cert on ancestry, says born 1850, contrib factor nephritis, age 60, occ
retired, father Michael Foley, mother "can't get," undertaker Oliver Bair, info from
Eugene Foley of Lansdowne.
FOLEY Michael R. (4 May 1816 - 16 Nov 1892)
FARRELL Margaret (1828 - 26 Jan 1866)
FOLEY George Henry (Feb 1852 - 19 May 1910)
FOLEY Mary Cate (Aug 1853 - 14 Dec 1900)
FOLEY Eugene (1856 - 28 May 1880)
FOLEY Robert P. (1857 - 27 Mar 1891)
FOLEY Francis H. (21 Apr 1859 - )
FOLEY Margaret A. (26 Sep 1863 - 15 Apr 1908)
Marriage To O'BRIEN Mary Frances (3 Dec 1860 - 24 Apr 1949)
m. 15 Aug 1881 St. Agatha, Philadelphia, Pa.
O'BRIEN Gerrard Joseph (1829 - 4 Jul 1881)
WAINHOUSE Anne Margaret (10 Sep 1828 - 29 Dec 1906)
Children by O'BRIEN Mary Frances 3 Dec 1860 - 24 Apr 1949
FOLEY George Francis (4 Jun 1882 - 14 Jun 1970)
FOLEY ----- (EST 1883 - BEF 1900)
FOLEY Eugene (28 Apr 1884 - Aug 1973)
FOLEY Alfred Joseph (21 Feb 1886 - 11 Aug 1959)
FOLEY Marie Agnes (6 Apr 1887 - 31 Mar 1974)
FOLEY Teresa Katherine (16 Jun 1888 - 5 Sep 1944)
FOLEY Walter Herman (30 Jul 1889 - 30 Oct 1961)
FOLEY Francis (EST 1891 - EST 1894)
FOLEY Agnes (2 Feb 1891 - 24 Jul 1891)
FOLEY Howard Hugh (13 Nov 1892 - Aug 1981)
FOLEY Hugh Gerald (1 Feb 1894 - 20 Oct 1958)
FOLEY Wilfred Francis (25 Feb 1895 - Sep 1986)
FOLEY Paul Henry (31 May 1897 - 3 Jan 1990)
FOLEY Virginia E. (14 Jan 1898 - Mar 1993)
FOLEY Maurice John (4 Aug 1899 - 1 Aug 1900)
FOLEY Edward Joseph (25 Aug 1900 - 17 Jan 1990)
FOLEY Francis (May 1902 - 17 Oct 1902)
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