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Jane McNamara (Keane)

Date of Birth: 
July 1981
Date of Death: 
May 1963

Jane Keane was born in Quilty near Miltown Malby on the 5th of July 1881.  She was the daughter of James Keane and Mary O'Rorke Keane.

She left for New York abroad the Majestic on the 12th of July 1899 and married Thomas John McNamara on the 17th June 1906 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken, New Jersey.

They returned to New York about 1919 where they lived close to her brother Patrick Keane near Morningside Park.  They had 9 children and she was recognised as a "Four Star" mother during World War II when 4 of her sons were overseas.  Her husband Thomas died unexpectedly in 1936 and she had to work to support her children.  She passed away in May 1963 and is buried in the Gate of heaven Cemetery in Westchester.

Her children were

Thomas McNamara

Aileen McNamara

John McNamara

Robert McNamara

Walter McNamara

Raymond McNamara

Ruth McNamara

Joseph McNamara

Mary McNamara.

They had many grandchildren

Jane's siblings were Bridget, Margaret, Katherine, Ellen, Johanna, John, James and Patrick

Thank you to P Corbett for providing this information.

 

 

Location in USA: 
Morningside Park
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