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Corofin / Rath / Killinaboy

Corofin / Rath / Killinaboy

Catherine Fogarty (Mahoney)

Catherine Fogarty was born in Aiglsh, Corofin, County Clare in 1863.

She was the third of eight children born to Patrick Fogarty and Mary Maroney.

She had an older brother John Fogarty and younger brothers Patrick Fogarty, James Fogarty (died in 1884) Daniel Fogarty.

She left home  for America - probably arriving in May 1885 at Boston Port on the Cephalonia.

Her older sister Mary was already living in Ashland, Wisconsin.  Mary had married a man called Sullivan and her children were

Agnes Sullivan, Ann Sullivan, Emmett Sullivan, James Sullivan and probably another J Sullivan.

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Michael Lawlor

Michael Lawlor left Killnaboy for New York before 1898.  He already had a sister living there.  He returned in 1898 and brought his father Edmond (mother had died previously) who was 60 at the time and his two brothers Edmund Lawlor (not clear whether this name was always spelled with a "u" or a "o") and Terence Lawlor back to live with the sister at West 24th Street, New York.  They all sailed from Cobh on the Britannic to Ellis Island on 28th April 1898.

Thank you to Clare Library and Mary Ryan for ensuring this information is recorded.

Francis Maloney

Francis Maloney was the son of Anthony Maloney and Ellen O'Kearney.  Anthony lived in Corofin and it is likely that Francis was born there.  Somewhere between 1844 and 1855, the family emigrated to Rochester, NY and lived in Monroe County.  The family kept a grocery on State Street and Francis is listed as living at home on State Street in 1860 as a machinist.  He was a member of the 54th Regiment in 1863.

His brothers were named Michael, Edward and Thomas.

He eventually commanded the regiment and became a Major and married Sarah Lany Weed.  


Their 2 children were Mary Frances and