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From: "Stringer" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] James WHELAN/WHALEN/PHELAN Missing in 1900Census
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 19:12:16 -0500
Here's the little I have about my grandmother's family.
We had her parents' names (really helped to have her mother named!). Obviously she was here, and we know her father was too.
All paperwork on her says WHALEN (marriage, births, deaths); early documents said b Cambridge vs Ireland; per documents, she was
born 1873, 1875, 1878, 1879, 1880; per censuses, immigrated 1885, 1887, 1890, 1895 [year she married].
I was able to have some research done in Waterford. Also went there, to a civil registration office, but found no obvious deaths of
anyone in the immediate family up to 1890.
Have searched ship indexes, but can't spot the family, certainly not as a unit that traveled together.
Sep 1, 1866, Trinity Without, Ballybricken, Waterford, Ireland
James PHELAN, full age, bachelor, baker, Yellow Road, s/o John PHELAN, Miller
Mary Anne DALY, full age, spinster, dressmaker, Barrack St, d/o John DALY, Salter
Children of Maryanne/James [of Barrack Street, Waterford; James Occ: Baker]:
Mary Margaret WHELANb. Aug 17, 1867bap Aug 18, 1867* (aka Margaret/Maggie; my grandmother)
Catherine WHELANNov 1, 1869bap Oct 31, 1869
Anastasia PHELANApr 10, 1871bap Mar 12, 1871
Brigit PHELANAug 8, 1872bap Jul 26, 1872
Julianot foundbap Dec 14, 1873
John PHELANApr 27, 1875bap May 2, 1875
Found at Catholic Archives, Sept 09
1905, Cambridge: A group baptism (my father's 4 older siblings). The sponsors named were:
Anna WHALEN, Catherine E. WHALEN, Jane T. PITTS
Could Anna be Anastasia? No ideas for Jane PITTS (checked censuses).
Exploring Catherine/s (not concerned she said b Mass as my grandmother said the same thing. A clue ? :)
1906 May 2
Harold R West 363rd div39 Cambridge StreetSalesmanMoncton, NBHenry West/Janet McBain
Catherine Whelan 30First22 Appleton StreetWaitressCambridgeJames Whelan/Mary Daly
Think this is her in censuses
Harry West62/abt 1868Canada/Can/SctldHead/M/191889/NaSalesman, soap
Katherine West54/abt 1876Irl/Irl/Irl Wife/M/301886/NaPripriator, Lodging House
Harry R Wests49/abt 1871Canada/Can/SctldHead/M 1888/Na/1890Machinist
Catherine Wests38/abt 1882Ireland/Irl/IrlWife/M 1890/NaLodging Keeper
Harold R West40/abt 1870Can/Can/SctldBoarder/M2/61896/NaSalesman, Liquor
Catherine C West35/abt 1875Mass/MA/MABoarder/M1/6 0/0Waitress
Stella WHALEN (just because of parents' names)
1898 Marriage, Camb
Frederick T. DAVIDSON (196 Broadway, Camb; 23; Cook; b NBrunswick; Alexander DAVIDSON/Mary HUDSON Stella WHALEN (45 Webster Ave,
Camb; 22; Rubber worker, b Camb; James WHALEN/Mary DALY; JP
Davidson Stella (Whalen) Boston 1902 531 184 Death
1902 May 28 Stella Davidson, mn WHALEN fem/M/24 347 Charles St, Malden
(Holy Cross); housewife b Ireland James WHALEN / Mary DALEY; Pul Tuberculosis, 2 yrs
Frederick remarried in 1905; died in 1909 (parents named in all events).
Marsha Stringer (nee MEERE)