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Mary P. Tooher

Female 1832 - 1906  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Mary P. Tooher 
    Born June 1832  Lorrha, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • baptized 19 Jun 1832
    Gender Female 
    Occupation housewife 
    Died 12 October 1906  Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Andrew’s Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 19 Jun 1832: Mary (Maria) was baptized at Lorrha Catholic Church. Her Godparents were John Donahue and Eliza Smith.
      1845? moved from Ireland to Canada as a girl with parents and siblings
      1855 married Patrick K Finn in London, Ontario
      1860 Moved to Grand Haven, MI. In 1867 St. Patrick’s Church was established in GH and a priest from Muskegon came to say Mass. They did not build a church until 1872, by which time the Finns had moved to Grand Rapids.
      c. 1867 Moved to Grand Rapids, MI

      12 Oct 1906—Mary Finn dies at age 69. She was a widow with eight surviving children. She was living at the family home at 67 Carrier and her sister Bridget Haney lived with her. Mary’s parents were listed as John Tookey and Mary Smith. The following day, this article ran in The Grand Rapids Herald:
      “OBITUARY. Mrs. Mary A. Finn. Mrs. Mary A. Finn, widow of Patrick Finn, died at her home, No. 67 Carrier street at 2:30 o’clock Friday morning., aged 70 years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of the Fifth ward, having settled there nearly 50 years ago, when that now thickly populated part of the city was almost a wilderness. It has been said that her whole life was a sweet lesson of motherhood and she died with a cheery word to those she left behind. The deceased was born in Tipperary Ireland, but came to this country when a child. She was married to Patrick Finn 51 years ago in London, Ontario and subsequently journeyed with her husband to Grand Haven, Mich., at the time the old Detroit & Milwaukee railroad was extended to that village. Patrick Finn established the first hotel in Grand Haven, on the north side of the river, now given over to sand dunes. Shortly afterwards the couple moved to this city and Patrick Finn became proprietor of the old Union hotel (now the Parnell house) at the D&M depot. He retired from business about 20 years ago and passed from life 12 years later. Mrs. Finn is survived by eight children, five daughters and three sons. One daughter is a religious of the Dominican order; the Misses Alice and Nellie are teachers in the Plainfield Ave. and East Leonard Street schools, respectively, and Mrs. E.J. Damskey is a resident of Houston, Texas. The sons are Patrick, Michael and John, the last a well-known newspaper man, being now general press manager for the Keith-Proctor circuit of theaters. The funeral will be held from St. Alphonsus church Monday at 10:30 a.m., with a solemn high mass of requiem.”
    Person ID I1612  Moore-Bek
    Last Modified 25 February 2016 

    Father William Tooher,   b. c. 1810, Killeen?, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c. 1850-1855?, Ireland, at sea, or Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Maria Smythe,   b. 1810, Birr?, Kings County (Offaly), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23/24 December 1873, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 18 October 1829  Lorrha, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F97  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Patrick K. Finn,   b. 1832, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1898, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 July 1855  London, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Peter’s Catholic Church
    Children 
     1. Mary A. Finn,   b. October 1857, London, Ontario Province, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 February 1931, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Michael Finn,   b. 29 June 1859, Grand Haven, MIchigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Finn,   b. 1861, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Patrick Finn,   b. 1866,   d. Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alice R. Finn,   b. 2 January 1868, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1940, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Edward Finn,   b. 1869, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     7. Ellen C. “Nellie” Finn,   b. January 1870, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1928, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     8. Elizabeth J. Finn,   b. 3 February 1872, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lily Finn,   b. 2 September 1872, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 November 1941, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Sarah “Sadie” L. Finn,   b. 10 March 1875, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1160  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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