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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

McGuire - New York City - Part 2

The 1880 U.S. Census for Charles and Sarah McGuire has them living at 611 Greenwich Street, New York, New York.  He is indicated as a grocer and she as "keeping house".  Their children are Isabella, Charles, Joseph, Mary, Robert, Margaret, Cecelia, and Frank.  Those names are almost like hitting the replay button on a CD player.  I find Charles, Joseph, Mary, Robert, and Cecelia more than once in my family tree for sure.  I take that as a big clue.

Clues are great but I am looking for more proof of my family tree.  The 1880 U.S. Census has Charles and Sarah both form Ireland plus their two oldest children born in Pennsylvania with the rest of the children born in New York.  I am taking Pennsylvania as a hint also.  How often did you find Irish immigrants that went through Pennsylvania?  I am not sure but this gives me some specific information to investigate.  By the way, my husband thought it made some sense.  He's from back East and does not think much of going from CT to NY to PA to NJ.

So the 1890 U.S. Census just did not make it.  What a shame!  It would answer a lot of questions on my family tree.  It burned in a fire though.  In today's world, we would say that they should have backed the records up.

By 1900, I find Charles and Sarah McGuire living in New York, New York, District 141, at 527 Hudson Street.  My great  grandfather, Frank McGuire, is still living at home with the occupation of "driver".  Charles is a coachman, came to the U.S. from Ireland in 1850, and is a naturalized citizen.  Sarah is also from Ireland and came to the U.S. in 1865.

The 1900 household also includes Margaret Hogan (daughter), John Hogan (son-in-law), Robert Hogan (Grandson), and Richard McGrath (Brother-in-law and widower, born June 1842, came to U.S. 1865, naturalized citizen).  So, Margaret is Charles and Sarah's daughter.  I do feel like I scored in finding Richard McGrath.  It reaffirms in my mind that Sarah's maiden last name is McGrath.  I love the discovery process and success!  (How do I know Sarah's maiden name?  My grandfather told me in 1990.)

The 1910 U.S. Census does not let me down.  I find Charles McGuire as a widower living with his daughter, Margaret Hogan and her family (John, Robert, Madelaine, Charles, Eveline, and John).  At this point, Charles is 74 years old.  The census indicates that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1847 and is a naturalized citizen.  He is a caretaker for a park.  By the 1920 U.S. Census, Charles is not listed with his daughter, Margaret McGuire Hogan.

There seems to more to find on this line...............


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