Thomas Morrissey of Athenry
Morrissey-Thomas 1928 funeral card
Sex: Male
Birth: 1863
County Galway, Ireland
Death: October 21, 1928 (age 64)
89 years ago
Burial: Calvary Cemetery,
Woodside, New York
Spouse/Partner: Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941)
Marriage: November 25, 1888 (age 24)
129 years ago
St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
Children: Thomas Morrissey II (1889)
Winifred Agnes Morrissey (1890-1985)
John Morrissey (1892-1952)
Richard Morrissey (1894-1895)
Mary Morrissey (1896-1898)
Thomas Morrissey III (1898-1919)

Thomas Morrissey I (1863-1928) emigrated in 1882 from Ireland to the United States where he worked as a shipping laborer. (b. December 1863, Athenry, County Galway, Ireland - d. October 21, 1928, Manhattan, New York, USA)


He was born in December of 1863 in Athenry, County Galway, Ireland


He married Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941) aka Mary Hogan, on November 25, 1888 at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Michael Mulhern was the priest who performed the marriage. The witnesses were William Moore and Annie Hogan.


Manhattan, New YorkEdit

From 1900 through 1910, they were living at 147 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan in New York City.


Thomas died in 1928 in Manhattan.


He was buried in Grave 8, Plot B, Range 21, Section 15, Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York.

Memories about Thomas MorrisseyEdit

  • Anne Morrissey Noonan writes on July 16, 2008: Dear Mr. Norton: I was reviewing your posting on a genealogy website, and note that you had a posting regarding Thomas Morrissey from Athenry, Ireland. Thomas Morrissey was my great grandfather. His son, John Morrissey was my grandfather. My father was Richard Morrissey. John Morrissey died December 30th, 1953. He was married to Mary Duffy of Kilmovee, Co. Mayo, Ireland. She died in August 1956. My father, Richard, died 2001. John and Mary lived in Manhattan, and later in Astoria and Woodside (Queens) NY. John, my grandfather, was a salesperson for the Kellogg (cereal) company. He was known to be a math genius, and won Euchre (card game) matches in NYC as a young child. We have been many times to Hollygrove, including having stayed at the old homestead of Catherine Mary Hogan (who went by the name Kate, not Mary as has been reported in other postings). Kate Hogan's sister (Winifred) married John Healy. Their son, Tom Healy, my father's first cousin, lived in Athleague. We knew Tom (aka Granddad Healy), as he lived to be nearly 100 years old. He was married to Kate Healy who is still living. The Healy family that are related to us reside in Roscommon. We also knew Kate Hogan's nephew John Hogan who lived in the house in Hollygrove. The house in Hollygrove was sold sometime around the year 2001 to the next door neighbor who had been a good friend to John in his old age.


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