Catherine Creedon (1835-1914)

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Catherine Creedon
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Sex: Female
Birth: May 1835 or 1829
Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland
Baptism: Roman Catholic
Death: January 1, 1914
41 Hopkins Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
Burial: Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City, New Jersey
Father: Jeremiah Creedon (c1810-?)
Mother: Johanna Noonan (c1810-?)
Siblings: Nora Creedon (1829-1904)
Spouse/Partner: Daniel Finn (1818-1887)
Marriage: circa 1858
Children: Mary Ann Finn (1860-1885)
Nora M. Finn (1866-1898)
Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1864-1918)
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Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) death certificate

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Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) sexton card

Catherine Creedon (1835-1914) was an immigrant to the United States in 1873 or 1874. (b. May 1835, Millstreet, County Cork, Munster Province, Ireland - d. New Year's Day, January 01, 1914, 41 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)



Catherine was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland in May of 1835. The year and month come from the 1900 United States Census. Millstreet comes from the funeral notice of her sister: "of Mills Street, Cork, Ireland". Her death certificate listed her as 80 years old in 1914, which would have her birth in 1834-1835. In the 1871 Wales census she was listed as 42 years old which would have her born in the year 1829. Generally the closest a document is to the event it is recording is the more accurate one. Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in Ireland in 1864.[1] Previous to that year events were recorded by the church and the may not be extant.[2] Approximately half the Church of Ireland parish registers were held at the Public Record Office and they were destroyed in 1922 in a fire and explosion during the Battle of Dublin of the Irish Civil War.


Nora Creedon (1829-1904) who was born in Ireland.


She married Daniel Finn (1818-1887). Daniel's parents were Mary and Patrick Finn (c1790-?).

Ireland to Cardiff, WalesEdit

The family moved from Ireland to Cardiff, Wales.


Daniel and Catherine had five children with three of them living to adulthood:

There were two more children that died at birth and they are probably buried in Wales or Ireland. The census said that they had had five children with three living.

Jersey City, New JerseyEdit

In 1880 Daniel and Catherine were living in Jersey City with their daughter, Nora, while Mary A. Finn appears to have been working as a servant or housekeeper for James B. Hance, a produce store owner. Catherine, Daniel's other daughter, was working as a servant at L.S. Williard in Jersey City. L.S. Willard was a dry goods salesman. Catherine Finn later became a private secretary at the American Lead Pencil Company in Hoboken and raised her sister's child after her sister died.

Death of husbandEdit

Daniel died in 1887 of "phthisis pulmonalis" while living at 276 1st Street in Jersey City.

Marriage of daughterEdit

Around 1889, Nora married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939) and had a child, Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949).

Jersey City, New JerseyEdit

In 1900 she was living at 16 Ellicott Place in Jersey City with Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1864-1918) and Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949) . Katherine's age was listed as "65" and her birth date as "May 1835". She listed her immigration year as "1874". She had had five children with just one living.


Catherine Creedon died on New Year's Day, January 1, 1914 at her home on 41 Hopkins Avenue where she lived with her daughter, Catherine Finn and her granddaughter Mary Margaret Burke. The cause of death was "pulmonary edema with epithelioma on face".

Funeral noticeEdit

From the Jersey Journal, January 02, 1914:

Finn - On January 1, 1914, at her residence, 41 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Catherine Finn (nee Creedon), beloved wife of the late Daniel Finn. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., requiem mass St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.


Catherine was buried at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey with:


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