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McManus

29 January 2017

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Kevin Woods

29 January 2017

Milk didn’t always come in bottles and cartons
In 1957 I attended school in the Christian Brothers Dundalk. It was tough. The leather strap was used at will and I was a regular recipient. Brother Obrien was best at letting you have it.
Primary school in Carlingford and Master McGraths cane had prepared us well for entry to secondary school. Our palms were well hardened.
At school end I went to my father’s office in Francis Street to “study” and await a lift home at 6pm.
The pattern was always the same. We called on the way home, in our Volkswagen beetle.to Castletown House in Castletown Cooley.
I would open the gates to the driveway; my father drove in and moved to the passenger seat. I got in to the driver’s seat and driving lessons began at 12 up and down the avenue. The house belonged to my bed ridden grand Aunt Ann wife to the deceased Tommy Woods.
My Uncle Thomas Woods, brother of my father ran the farm for her and minded a cow owned by the father. Thomas had an understanding that my father would receive the cow’s milk and he would be the owner of any calves it produced.
The milk was ready each evening for collection in a 2 gallon steel can, the cream thick on the top of it. When we finally got home the milk was poured into large jugs, no pasteurising here and placed in our newly acquired first fridge.
I spent 3 years with the brothers in Dundalk and learned little other than how to drive a Volkswagon beetle.
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Karen Hodgson

29 January 2017

I was wondering if anybody in carlingford can help my find out more about my great grandma and her family. Her name was Mary Keenan and she was born on Castle Hill on 12th Nov. 1872. Her parents were called Ross and Anne (nee Rogan). Ross was in the merchant navy , I believe and died at sea. Anne went on to marry an English man called Andrew Foy and moved to England with her reluctant daughter Mary when Mary was 17 in 1889.Iwould lick to know more about Ross,s and Anne,s families.Please email me at Enable JavaScript to view email address.More > (0 comments)

James McGivern

29 January 2017

in memory of james who came home for a holiday back to his birthplace and died on his holiday 5/8/1965 in omeath it was meant to be he was buried in the graveyard where his wife and little daughters were and his father and mother in the next grave to him god bless More > (0 comments)

Murphy - Carne -Peter O'Brien

29 January 2017


Murphy/ Carne
Anoka, Minnesota
1855
A brief story

John J. Murphy, son of John Murphy and Rose Fagan was born and baptized 9th of February 1829 in Whitestown, Carlingsford, Co. Louth
in Ireland. Mary Carne, daughter of James Carne and Biddy Boyle was born and baptized 5th August 1829 in Rathnew, Carlingsford, Co
Louth, Ireland.
John emigrated to America in 1851 and lived in New York where he met his childhood sweetheart again and wed in 1855 – shortly after the began there journey to homestead their farm in Anoka, Minnesota.
The trip was a ship down the Atlantic Ocean to New Orleans; then a ship to up the Mississippi to Dubuque, Iowa where the river was froze over. From there, John walked to Anoka to establish his farm and later his family of seven children –
The Office of Arms, Genealogical Office At Dublin Castle in 1979 was able to find the details of both of these people their parents and their baptismal sponsors names. In 1978 we had Leslie Randels Gillund, a professional genealogist do a search and she was able to develop a great deal of information on the family. Some points of interest:
Mary died with my grandmother Margaret “Maggie” birth 7 March 1872; John remarried and his second wife died 9 April 1906 -
She was buried At Calvary Cemetery 12, April 1906 and some of the costs were; services $ 55.00, Dress $4.50, Hearse & Horse $10.00
Total $ 69.00 – John died soon after 21 July 1906 at the age of 77.
He too is buried in Calvary. Costs Special-candles & Casket $75.00
Embalm $10.00 Suit $ 7.50 & $5.00 not designated – “Didn’t cost much to die in those days” –
John’s obituary is in the library scrapbook on page 961- It reads:
OLD RESIDENT DIES – MAN PROMINENT IN THE HISTORY OF THIS SECTION FOR FIFTY YEARS PAST – The Union is called upon to chronicle the death of one of the pioneers of this section,
Jon Murphy, a resident of Hennepin county nearly fifty-one years. He died while visiting his daughter Mrs. Talbot, being sicken suddenly with a paralytic stroke, death ensuing Saturday night.
John Murphy was born in county Louth, Ireland seventy-six years ago. He came to America in 1851,
Settling in New York state. He remained there until 1855, when he came west. Just before leaving for the west he married Miss Mary Carne, a playmate of his childhood in Ireland. The party came as far as Dubuque and found navigation stopped by the ice Nothing daunted he left his folks at
Dubuque and walked to St. Paul, and from there to his farm in Hennepin county, taking it as a homestead. This was in “55 and he has been actively engaged in looking after his farm interests for nearly 51 years. Thirty-four years ago his wife died and later he married Margaret Dunn, who passed away last April. Mr. Murphy left six children, all by his first wife as follows; Mrs. Mary Faherty,Nary, Minn; William Murphy, Minneapolis; Mrs. Kate Hennesy, Minneapolis; Mrs. Annie Thayer, Minneapolis; Mrs. Frank Talbot, Anoka ; Mrs. Margaret O’Brien, Minneapolis. His oldest daughter, Mrs. Fererty, was one of the first white children to be born in this vicinity –

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John Murphy volunteered in the United States Army at St. Paul, Minn. on 19 August 1864 and reported in at Fort Snelling 26 August to serve in Co. G, 11 Reg’t Minnesota Infantry in the Civil War. His unit fought
in the Gallatine, Tennessee area – He was honorably discharged on the 26th of June 1865

Jane Murphy (1868-1936) wed Frank Talbot (1860-1930) – A son was Ralph Talbot the very famous County Sheriff –
William Murphy (1862-1938) wed Jose O’Brien (1859-1943) She was a sister of my grandfather William J. O’Brien (1861-1914) and he wed the youngest Murphy, Margaret (1872-1958) -
My grandfather, William O’Brien was a grocer in south Mpls. and this Wm Murphy was a teamster as they delivered groceries with horse and wagon; thus the name teamster –

John J. Murphy farm was in Dayton Township & they attended
St. Stevens Church -

The attached Genealogy chart will give you more detail about others –

The most famous of Murphy’s was Dermot Mac Murrough , King of Leinster and foreigners in the 12th century – He wanted reign over all of Ireland as High King and he is the one that invited the Norman’s in to help him to accomplish his dream – Well, they came and took over Ireland and his dream was never accomplished and Ireland has never been the same, nor has any one person ever reigned over Ireland since The Great High King Brian Boru and he was killed at the battle of Clontarf in 1014- No one since Brian has been able to be over all of that little place in one thousand years –

Story about Mary Carne: When they settled into their log cabin built by John, three Indians came in as this was Indian territory, Mary got the shot gun, the Indians left and never came back -Also, she ran off a big black bear that got into the cabin (Tough Irish girl) Mary died with the birth of my grandmother Margaret “Maggie” Murphy 7 March 1872 in their little log cabin – Later, John built a big home on the farm for his family -


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