Catherine Hurley1905

Catherine Hurley 1905

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Catherine (Kate) Hurley, 1905-1984, my maternal grandmother, went to America in 1925 and worked in Peabody, Mass. US 1925-1930 for Mary L. Woods 1875-1958.

She lived in Koscuizco Street, Peabody.

Her brother John (Jack) Hurley lived in Chicago and married a Kerry girl there called Hannah Courtney.

Granny declared her intention to become an American citizen  but returned to County Kerry c 1930 and married my grandfather, Timothy Sheehan, in 1938.

She told me that she had 3 marriage proposals in America and that one of them even followed her back to Ireland.

I would love to find out more about her time in America. For many years she maintained correspondence with friends in America but sadly all that correspondence is lost.

My small granny was a quiet, gentle, loving woman who spoke little of her time of being a 'greenhorn' in America.


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Nov 1905 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1st Jan 1984 VIEW SOURCE
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Timothy Hurley Father VIEW SOURCE
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Elizabeth (Bessie) Dwyer Mother
Townland born Tonavane, Co. Kerry
Names of Siblings Siblings John 1898 Michael 1899 James 1901 Timothy 1903 Mary 1907 Bridget 1909 Patrick 1920
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Catherine's husband Timothy Sheehan
Place & Date of Marriage 24/Sept/1938 - Tralee
Number of Children 2 children
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  • Who were Kate's parents?



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    Monday 23rd April 2018 12:32AM
  • Father (First Name/s and Surname)Timothy Hurley FatherVIEW SOURCEMother (First Name/s and Maiden)Elizabeth (Bessie) Dwyer Mother
    Townland bornTonavane, Co. Kerry
    Names of SiblingsSiblings John 1898 Michael 1899 James 1901 Timothy 1903 Mary 1907 Bridget 1909 Patrick 1920

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