My Great Grandmother, Winifred Cooney Cox (1868-1956)
In the year of 1891, 23 year old, Winnie left her Irish homeland and family to come to America. She met her future husband, an Englishman, aboard the ship that brought the couple across the Atlantic. Winnie & John Cox settled in New Rochelle NY where they raised two daughters, Margaret (Flo) Cox Hennessy and Mary (Mae) Cox Schoenherr.
|Kilkishen Church built in 1811|
|Headstone of Tommy Cooney, |
nephew of Winifred Cooney
My Great Grandfather, Patrick J. Hennessy (1874- )On January 11, 1894, 19 year old Patrick emigrated to America from his home in Conahy, Killkenny Ireland. Patrick was born in Kilkenny, the son of Patrick Hennessy (b.1839) and Catherine (Brennan) Hennessy (b.1845).
Patrick (b.1874) married Mary J. Archer in approximately 1895. They settled initially in Brooklyn NY moving to New Rochelle in 1901 where they raised their four sons until Mary passed away from Meningitis in 1905.
My Great Grandmother, Mary Archer Hennessy (1867-1905)
Mary Archer is believed to have been born in 1867 the daughter of Richard Archer & Sarah (Andrew) Galloway Archer. The family may have been from Ballymena in Northern Ireland and emigrated to the United States in the 1875.