That just summed up my knowledge of Dennis O’Flaherty. Today I am using the Census Records to pinpoint some more information about him.
Dennis, 31, works at a rolling mill in 1870. Hattie (Martha) keeps house. She is 30. At that time, they had two children: Mary, 2; and Hugh, 1. Living with them was 24 year old
born laborer Patrick
Hannegan. Dennis states he could not write. Martha could not read or write. Ireland
Dennis and Martha O’Flaherty are living on King (sp?) Street in Phoenixville,
. The Census was
taken on 7 June 1880. At that time, Dennis, 45, worked in the Iron Works.
Martha was 41 and kept house. Both were born in Chester
County . Their children are listed
as Mary, 12; Hugh, 11; Michael, 8; Dennis, 7; Maggie, 3; and Martha, 1. Ireland
1910Martha, 62, is listed as a widow in this Census. She lives on
Tracing Dennis O’Flaherty on the US Census gave me a possible lead on Martha Durkin’s arrival date. However, my grandmother always had implied they had met here and married here. If Martha had immigrated in 1870, as the 1910 Census states, then they would have been married in
addition, three of their eight known children were born before 1870 here in Ireland . Twins
James and Mary were born in March 1868, while Hugh was born in 1869. It is my
belief that Martha simply supplied the wrong year in the 1910 Census. Pennsylvania
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