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29/07/2011 9:06 pm
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Lavelle / Faherty / McManus / McCloskey
Looking for g grandmother and her parents my gg grandparents - all born in County Mayo. ANNE(A) TERESA FAHERTY b. in CO MAYO (between 1873 - 1887) -d. 1918 in Greeley County, Nebraska
Her parents, my gg grandparents were PATRICK FAHERTY and wife WINIFRED LAVELLE of CO MAYO

Patrick Faherty was born in County Mayo in 1842. He made many trips back to Ireland. Afer the birth of twins, Patrick & John, his first wife died (name unkown). In May 1872 Patrick Faherty married Winifred LaVelle in Co Mayo. They had 8 children: Mary, Bridget(married a McFadden in Greeley Co Nebraska), Anna, Thomas, Anthony, Austin, and Peter. In 1893 Patrick Lavelle brought his family from Ireland directly to Greeley Co, Nebraska.

Anna Teresa Faherty married James E. McManus in Greeley Co Nebraska.

James and Anne McManus’ children
1.Patrick b. 1910, who in 1932 married Elaine Burke from Greeley County
2. Mary b. 1912, who married Oren Wood of Greeley 3.Edward b. 1914
4.James b. 1918 d. 1918 (died with his mother, Anna Teresa Faherty McManus, in the flu epidemic)
5.Kate b.1916?, who married Carl Edwards, they made their home in Wyoming

After her mother’s death, Kate was raised for a time in California by Delia O’Connor and her husband – I assume they were related some how. At some point Teresa's widower's twin sister Sarah moved in with her brother to help take care of the children.

As stated, the mother Anna died of the flu epidemic in 1918 as did one of her children. Mother and son were buried in the same coffin. Bodies were not allowed in the church [Sacred Heart in O’Connor NE] on account of the epidemic. Anne’s sister Bridget (Faherty) McFadden was also in Greeley NE. Both sisters died in the same flu epidemic. Both were pregnant.)

Anna Teresa Faherty's husband James E McManus' parents were Margaret(Margret) McCluskey (McCloskey) b. approx. 1840 in Co Fermanagh –d. 1933 in Greeley Co Nebraska & Patrick McManus (McMannis) b. approx 1830 in Ireland (location unknown)– d. 1888 in Greeley Co Nebraska.
Margaret McClusky was 20 years old in 1861, when she sailed from Ireland to New York. When she came to America the Civil War was in progress. She had a sister named Anna who came to America too. According to Anna (Annie) McCluskey's (McCloskey)obituary, she was born in Co Fermanagh, she came to the US when she was 20 yrs, locating in or near New York City. She spent most of her life working as a governess in the home of W.K. Vanderbilt, the New York millionaire. She made 3 trips to Europe with the Vanderbilt family. Anna moved to Greeley [in retirement] to make her home with her sister Margaret, mother-in-law of Anna Teresa Faherty from Co Mayo. Anna McCluskey died of heart disease at the rural Nebraska home of her sister Margaret McManus, widow of Patrick. There had apparently been eight McClusky siblings. 4 brothers and 2 other sisters remained in Ireland.

Patrick became a naturalized US citizen in 1865. I believe, Margaret and Patrick were married in New York City. The family moved for a short time to Virginia and then to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he was a coal miner and worked for the railroad. In the spring of 1877 the family moved to Greeley Co, Nebraska. On February 19, 1878, they filed for a homestead claim.
Margaret and Patrick McManus’ children: 1. Mary Anne born 1869 in New York. Married Patrick Kearney. They lived in Long Branch NY. She died before her mother died. 2. Maggie (Margaret) born 1871 in Virginia – died early -of spleen disease 1904, in Greeley NE. Maggie never married
3.&4 Twins James E and Sarah Born Oct 5, 1876 in Pennsylvania.
James married Anna Teresa Faherty. in 1908. Sarah married for the first time at age 44 to a Billy McManus – obviously no relation). In 1963 James and Sarah McManus were honored as Nebraska’s Oldest Living Twins. 5. Kitty A. (Catherine) b 1879 in Greeley County Nebraska – died before her mother in 1893. 6.&7. Hugh & Rose – died in infancy in Pennsylvania

Any information about Patrick McManus and his wife Margaret Clusky, or Anna Teresa Faherty and her parents Patrick & Winifred LaVelle Faherty would be appreciated.