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The Shanahan Family of East County Cork and County Waterford, Ireland




Edward Shanahan b. abt 1785 IRE d. Feb, 23, 1874 (89yrs a widower) in Knocknnanarig, Kilcronat, IRE, m. Caroline Colbert b. IRE –d. btw1861 and 1874 lived in the townland of Rearour, Kilcronat, in the civil parish of Mogeely, in the Barony of Kinnatalloon, in the Union of Youghal, in the County of Cork, Ireland. In the Catholic parish of Conna. 5 daughters .. so far:
**** NOTE: townland of Breeda which is quite close to where the Shanahans lived.  On the 12th February 1861 William O'Keeffe married Ellen Colbert.  One of the witnesses was Caroline Shanahan.  William O'Keeffe replaced James Colbert as the occupier of the Colbert farm at Breeda in 1884.  It's probable Catherine Colbert, wife of Edward Shanahan was from this Colbert family at Breeda.
..1. Hannah Shanahan - b. abt July 24, 1838 in County Cork Ireland, d April 28, 1924 in San Francisco, CA(obit below), immigrated in 1866, m. 1871 to William McDonnell b. abt April 1839 in Ireland, immigrated 1860, d, bfr 1910.issue: According to the 1900 census Hannah had given birth to 4 children, only 1 had survived.issue:
......I. Edward George McDonnell b. 1874 , m. San Francisco in 1900 to Mary Evelyn Cogley b. May 16, 1881 in Ireland. issue:
............1. Edward McDonnell b. Nov 2, 1902 - d. Aug 24. 1977
............2. Caroline (Carrie) McDonnell b. 26 Dec 1902, d. 6 Nov 1971, San Francisco m. Lee Gogin b. 19 Dec 1891 in Illi nois, d. 28 Feb 1980 in San Francisco, issue 3 children.
............3. Louise (LuLu) McDonnell- b. 7 Nov 1904, d. July 16, 1970, m. Louis J. Trachsler b. April 17, 1890, Switzerland. d. 28 Sep 1971 in San Francisco.  no issue.
............4. William McDonnell- b. Sept. 23, 1906 in San Francisco
............5. Marie C. McDonnell - b. Sept. 13, 1909 in San Francisco m. Walter Thompson, d. June 22, 1958 issue:
........................I Caroline Dorothea Thompson b. Aug 29, 1930 in San Francisco, d. March 20 2003.
........................II Edward Thompson b. Mar 28, 1933 in San Francisco
............6. Edna Roma (Romegia Josephine) McDonnell b. Dec, 24, 1910 in San Francisco, d. April 15, 1988 at 77 yrs of age , m. John Joseph Griffin, issue 5 children.
............7. Ronald Charles McDonnell -b. Mar. 23, 1914 in San Francisco d. April 13, 1990 m. Margaret E. Buchner issue: 1 child
............8. Donald J. McDonnell b. June 10, 1912 - dropped on concrete step as a child.
......II. Caroline J. McDonnell

2. Elizabeth Shanahan - baptized April 21, 1840 in Conna parish Cork Ireland she died on January 6, 1917, in Tallow. Her son Patrick was the informant on her death. m. to John Hurley, Sr. born in County Cork around 1836, died on October 7, 1906 at the Lismore Hospital.. They lived in Lacken and later moved to Tallow, County Waterford, Ireland. Their children were:
............I. Thomas Francis Hurley , b. August 1, 1865, in Conna Parish, Cork Ireland. m. in 1889 in Ware, Massachusetts to Julia Smith -b. in Kilcaskin, County Cork,.                        
issue eight children
........................1. Mary Hurley- b. 1890
........................2. Caroline E. Hurley- b. 1891 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
........................3. Margaret Hurley- b. 1893 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
........................4. John E. Hurley- b. 1895 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
........................5. James E. Hurley- b. 1897 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
........................6. Catherine Hurley- b. 1900 in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts
........................7. Thomas Francis Hurley- b. Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
........................8. Esther Hurley- b. 1906 in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
............II. Julia Hurley, born 1866 d. October 30, 1896 San Francisco, California
............III. Caroline E. Hurley, born December1867 in Tallow, Waterford, Ireland. died on December 21, 1929. Immigrated in 1889. m. in Newton, Massachusetts on  July 18, 1887 to Patrick J. Halloran. b. 1864 in Moycullen, Oughterard, Galway. Immigrated in 1883., died Oct. 1947 in Newton, MA, parents were John Halloran b.in 1818 in Galway and Mona Lee Lydon b.1840 in Galway. Issue of Caroline and Patrick sixteen children 12 survived:
........................1. John J. Holloran – b. Feb. 1888 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................2. Caroline Mary Holloran- b. March 27, 1889 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................3. Hannah (Nora) T. Holloran- b.abt 1891 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................4. Elizabeth Francis Hollaran- b April 23, 1892 , d. Dec 17, 1897
........................5. Mary A. Hollaran- b , Sept 7, 1893 , Newton, Oct. 10, 1894
........................6. Margaret Hollaran- b. March 17, 1895 Newton, d.  May 19,1895
........................7. Peter J. Holloran- b. abt Mar. 1896 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................8. Marie A. Holloran- b. abt Feb. 1897 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................9. Lawrence P. Holloran, Nov 1897,  Newton, d.  Jun 1, 1898
........................10. Cecilia Holloran- b. abt 1901 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................11. James E. Holloran- b. abt 1903 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................12. Stephen Holloran- b. abt1904 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................13. Frank Holloran- b. abt 1906 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................14. Mona Holloran- b. abt 1908 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................15. Gertrude Holloran- b. abt 1911 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
........................16. Mary Holloran- b. abt 1914 in Newton, Middlesex, MA
............IV. Margaret J. Hurley, born January 1870 in Tallow, Waterford, Ireland. d. on October 28, 1951, married in 1897 in Newton, Massachusetts to John C. Flynn b. in Ireland. Issue seven children..
........................1. Caroline Florence Flynn - b. 1898 in Boston MA
........................2. George E. Flynn -b. 1900 in Boston MA
........................3. John E. Flynn b. 1902 in Newton MA
........................4. Margaret J. Flynn - b. 1904 in Newton MA
........................5. James T. Flynn- b. 1906 in Newton MA
........................6. Frances R. Flynn- b. 1908 in Newton MA
........................7. Robert H. Flynn - 1912 in Newton MA
............V. John Hurley , born January 1872, , died on April 18, 1933, married on April 19, 1896 in Newton to Frances J. Flynn. b. Co Claire Ire. Issue:
........................1. Elizabeth Hurley b. 1897 in Newton MA
........................2. Charles J Hurley b. 1899 in Newton MA
........................3. Joseph J Hurley b. 1903 in Newton MA
........................4. Frances Hurley b. 1906 in Newton MA
........................5. Thomas Hurley b. 1911 in Newton MA
............VI. Patrick Hurley, born June1874 remained in Ireland and was living with his mother in 1911.
............VII. James Hurley, born March 1877
............VIII. Elizabeth Mary Hurley , born July 1879, stayed in Ireland. Her married name is believed to have been "Reland." In 1911 she was single, and living with her mother in Tallow.

3. Margaret J. Shanahan – baptized, August 9, 1841 in Conna parish County Cork Ireland, d. April 9, 1918 in Berkeley CA, (there is a possible first marriage in Ireland to ?Sullivan).  m. 1st Walter H. Chenery in Watertown Massachusetts 1867 m. 2nd abt 1875 to William Colby b. May 1838 in Sweden, issue:
............I. Louise M. Chenery- b. June 1867 in MA, d. August 8, 1939 in Los Angeles County. m. 1st in 1888 in California to Capt. John William Slater b. July 1850 in the Shetland Islands, Scotland Immigrated in 1875, d. Jan 9, 1908 at 58 years old. Louise m. 2nd Edward A. Phillips issue:
........................1. James Herbert Slater - b. July 9, 1889, d. March 8, 1969 d. March 8, 1969,  m. Lillian J. Kelly b. 28 May 1889, d. 26 Dec 1969 in Alameda. Dau. of                                 Bernard Kelly and Ellen Chenery.
....................................I. Jack R Slater b. 1918
....................................II. Philip H Slater b. 1920
....................................III. Edward L Slater b. 1921
....................................IV. Elizabeth A. Slater b. 1928 (Twin) m. John McCarthy
  ...................................V. Mary L Slater b. 1928 (Twin)
........................2. Marguerite W. Slater - b Feb. 7, 1891, d. Jan 1977 in Sacramento CA., m. bfr 1918 to Albert Powers Messenger , d. Jan 1977 in Sacramento CA.
....................................I. Jean S. Messenger - b. April 4, 1918 in Imperial Co. CA
....................................II. Powers S. Messenger -b. Aug 14, 1920 in Shasta Co, CA, d. 16 Aug 1976 in Virginia
....................................III. David S. Messenger - b. Jan 23 1923 in Los Angeles, CA , d. 15 Dec 1997 in Sacramento, CA
....................................IV. Miles Slater Messenger - b. Aug 28, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA 



........................3. Mary Clare Slater - b. 1892 died at 2 days old. buired in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma CA.
........................4. Norman Bernard Slater - b. Jan 23, 1894, d. Mar 11, 1978 in Sacramento California, m. Anne C. b. 1894
........................5. Colby E. Slater - b April 30, 1896 - d. Jan 30, 1965 in Yolo Co. 

married Virginia Cave (1909-1991) in 1932, and they had one daughter,

 4. Ellen Shanahan baptised Sept 1, 1844 in Conna Parish, Cork Ireland d. Oct 1, 1901, m. Feb 8, 1866 in Conna Parish Cork Ireland to John White b Sept. 1, 1839, d Dec 31, 1924. They remained on the Shanahan family farm in Upper Rearour, Sandy Hill, until John Whites death in 1924. Issue 9 children:
............I. Mary (Minnie) White - b. baptised Nov. 24, 1866 Kilcronat, Cork IR,( in CA in 1910 living with the Slaters in Berkeley, CA), Immigrated in 1890. d. Feb. 3, 1951 in San Francisco. Buried at St. Mary’s in Oakland, CA. ( Minnie lived with the Slaters until her death, she is at rest in the Slater family mausoleum.)
............II. Laurence White baptized, May 6, 1869
............III. John J. White baptized,. July 15, 1871, m. in Walpole,MA on Nov 27 1895 to Ellen Burke b., 1871. d. 1950 issue 6:
........................1. Helena G. White,b. 9 Sep 1896 East Walpole, Norfolk,, d. 14 Jun 1989 (Probable), Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
........................2. Edward Joseph White- b. 8 Jan 1899 East Walpole, Norfolk,, d, 3 Jun 1904
........................3. John Ambrose White- b. 1901 East Walpole, Norfolk,, d. 1953. m. Alice McSherry [Possible].
........................4. Francis Howard White- b. 24 Dec 1903 East Walpole, Norfolk,, d. Feb 1973, Massachusetts. m. Gertrude F. McGuire- b. 1903. d. 1970
........................5. Rita E. White- b. 21 Feb 1906 East Walpole, Norfolk,. d. 24 Mar 1992, Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts . m Richard Murphy
........................6. Esther White- b. 14 Apr 1908 East Walpole, Norfolk,, d. 28 Apr 1916
............IV.  Edmond (Ned) White baptized. October 16, 1873, m. ? and lived in Middletown, Cork Ireland issue:
........................1. Sis White - m. Apr. 26, 1899 to ? Lafferty
........................2. John (Jack) White -
........................3. Michael White - m. Cathleen Fahey
........................4. James White -
............V. Caroline White baptized, Sept 03, 1876 . d. Jan 09, 1959. m. . m. 26 Apr 1899, Walpole to Jeremiah Thomas Delaney b.  20 Nov 1871, Walpole,                                         Massachusetts, d. Feb 1947 to Walpole. issue:
........................1. Mary Delaney- b. 1901 in Walpole Massachusetts, m. Alexander Morgan. Issue: 4
........................2. Helen Delaney -b. 1903 in Walpole Massachusetts, m. King. Issue 2
........................3. Margaret (Peggy) Delaney -b. 1906 in Walpole Massachusetts
........................4. Daniel Henry Delaney -b. 1909 in Walpole Massachusetts, m Catherine. Issue 8:
........................5. Carolyn Delaney- b. 1914 in Walpole Massachusetts, m. Goodwin
............VI. Michael White baptized, March 07, 1879 never married
............VII. Abigail White - baptized, Feb 05, 1882. m. Nov 27 1895 to Richard Brock . issue Alice Brock b. 1925, d. 1930
............VIII. Nora Elizabeth- baptized, Aug 09, 1884. d. Mar. 15, 1976
............IX. Ellen White baptized, August 05, 1888 m. Daniel Hogan
........................1. Eileen Hogan
........................2. John (Jack) Hogan

5. Caroline Shanahan - b. April 15, 1846 in County Cork Ireland, d. April 27, 1910 in San Francisco, CA – m 1st on April 07, 1874 in Watertown , Massachusetts to Michael Tobin b. abt 1837 in Ireland, who died in 1876 in Watertown, possibly one male child. m 2nd . abt 1887 to John McPherson b. abt 1841 in Nova Scotia, immigrated in 1868 to US d. Dec 31, 1919- both buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma CA
............I. George Bernard McPherson - b. Feb 28, 1888 in San Francisco? d. June 30, 1977 m. first to Margaret Flood in 1909 (Flood info) . issue
........................1. Helen Carolina McPherson b. 21 May 1912.. d. Jul. 12, 1975, m. Charles Bannwarth . No issue
            George m. 2nd to Marie Eleanor Mansfield Portious (Mansfield info), issue 2 ,
........................2. John Richard McPherson b 1932 issue 3
........................3. living McPherson b. 1934 issue 5


Family Source info:
Irish Source docs - Census - California Birth/Mairrage/Death - Massachusetts Birth/Mairrage/Death -

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