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History Timeline A potato blight kills Ireland's staple food crop. About a million people die from starvation and fever during the Great Potato Famine. The Easter Rebellion. Armed Irish patriots rebel against British troops in Dublin, Ireland, on the Monday after Easter. The British execute rebel leaders.
The Anglo-Irish War between the British and the Irish Republican Army. In a treaty, Britain finally gives up control of most of Ireland but tightens its grip on the six counties of Ulster (Northern Ireland).
History Timeline, con’t. Irish Civil War between those who accept the treaty with the English and the Irish Republican Army, which wants all of Ireland to be free of British rule. The Republicans lose. Britain declares Ulster a permanent part of the British Empire. The lower 26 counties of Ireland declare themselves the Irish Republic, totally free of British control.
During anti-British protests in the Ulster town of Londonderry on January 30, 13 unarmed marchers are killed by British troops, an event now known as Bloody Sunday. Britain imposes direct rule on Ulster. A more intense era of bloodshed begins. The Irish call this violence the Troubles.
Mulvey Family History
Earliest Mulvey Records 1753: James Mulvey married Anne McGreevy Next info: Siblings Catherine (b. 1843), Mary and Patrick Mulvey (descendents of above?)
Catherine married another James Mulvey (same name - no relation)
James Mulvey Born in 1839 in Finisklin, Kiltoghert Parish, Co. Leitrim. Son Michael was born in Finisklin, 1866 House in Finisklin no longer exists.
Ballinwing house bought by his widow Catherine and son James (aged 24) in 1908 or 1909.
Finisklin, Co. Leitrim
Former Mulvey land in Finisklin
Catherine Mulvey 1843 -1925
James Mulvey 1839 –1890
Children of James and Catherine Mulvey Mary b. 1861 /Hugh Moffitt Ellen b. 1863 /Jim Gibbons Michael b. 1866 /Margaret Lenahan Anna b. 1868 /Frank Shanley Frank b. 1878 or 75 /Jane Farrell Catherine (Kate) b. 1881 /John Gill James 1884-1971 /Elizabeth Farrell (1886-1932)/Bridie Farrell Patrick b. 1887 /Mary Costello
Possibly more – including a Tom (?)
Michael Mulvey b.1866 Born October 27, 1866 in Finisklin Came to U.S. in 1887, aged 21 Married Margaret Lenahan, also from Ireland, in 1891, when age 25. Naturalized American citizen, Oct 27, 1892 Chief engineer at the first Edison power plant in NYC Thomas Edison devised the first commercial power plant that would set the standard for today's electric industry. First opened on September 4, 1882 on pearl street in lower Manhattan By 1889, the pearl street station had evolved from a nighttime generator to a 24-hour facility, and expanded to become Edison general electric.
1892: it merged with its leading competitor, Thompson-Houston, and became today's General Electric Company.
Michael Mulvey and Margaret Lenahan Passport Photo 1921
Michael and Margaret Lenahan Mulvey
John Mulvey b. 1867 Father of James Mulvey, president of Samuel Goldwyn Productions and Director of the Board for Brooklyn Dodgers.
Died in an accident when his son James was a young man.
Frank Mulvey b. 1875 and Jane T. Farrell b. 1882 Frank arrived in N.Y. on Feb 20, 1892, age 17 Jane Farrell immigrated 1899 Frank: Naturalized citizen Aug 5, 1901 Started out as a “Fireman,” which was what they called apprentice engineers.
Chief stationary engineer for A. Schrader & Co. (auto tire valves) for 40 years.
Frank Mulvey and Jane Farrell and children Catherine (Keenan) and Teresa (Riordan), James, Frank, John and Tom
There was an original daughter also named Teresa who died very young. This is the second Teresa.
Patrick Mulvey b. 1887 and Mary Costello An apprentice blacksmith before leaving Ireland Came to the U.S. to work as engineer at the first Edison power plant in NYC. (Brother Michael already there). Met Mary Costello in NYC where she was working as a governess They returned to Ireland and got married 1910 Patrick opened a bicycle shop in Carrick Reluctantly returned to NYC with daughter Mary when business did not prosper Daughter Mary b. 1914, died in 1920 – diphtheria epidemic 3 other children: Margaret 1916-98, James 1917-96, Lawrence 1924-2003. Never wanted to leave Ireland
Buried in the Bronx (St. Raymonds) with their daughter.
Patrick Mulvey and Mary Costello circa 1910
James Mulvey 1884-1971 At 19, the youngest member of the Carrick-on-Shannon District Board of Guardians. One of the first peace commissioners appointed on the formation of the free state. During the War of Independence, he hid Irish soldiers from the British “Black and Tan.” Founder-member of Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society Official of the Kiltoghert Cooperative Creamery for over 60 years Registered as Official Judge at cattle shows throughout Ireland as a member of the Aberdeen Angus Breeders Society.
Married Elizabeth Farrell (mother of his sons and daughter) and after her death (1932) married Bridie Farrell in New York (1936).
James and Bridie Farrell Mulvey Wedding Party: Frank Mulvey etc.
Farrell Family History
Earliest Farrell Records William Farrell’s son William married Ellen Armstrong. Their son was John Farrell (1839-1936) John married Teresa Hogg (1857-1911)
John was 18 years older than Teresa, but Teresa died young, at age 54.
Original Farrell Homestead – Home of John Farrell and Teresa Hogg Farrell
John Farrell 1839 - 1936
Children of John and Teresa Hogg Farrell Mary 1880/81-1964/65 /Owen O’Beirne Jane T. 1882-1964 /Frank Mulvey Willie 1886-1953 /Kate McNulty d. 1963 Anne 1889-1906 (deceased at 17) James 1891-1973 /Mollie Doherty d. 1981 Tom 1893-1918 /Died WW I age 25
Bridie Farrell 1896-1977 /James Mulvey 1884-1973
Tom, Bridie, Willie, Tess, John Jr. and John Farrell Sr. Circa 1909
Mary Farrell (1880/81 – 1964/65) Oldest Farrell, came to U.S. around the age of 15 Moved to NYC and worked as a Domestic in a Rectory Met Owen O’Beirne (native of Roscommon) in NY when she was in her 20’s Didn’t meet little sister Tess till Tess was 10-15 years old.
Mary died very soon after sister Jane in her 80’s.
Mary Farrell and Owen O’Beirne, con’t Owen O’Beirne was the youngest of 16 Started a Restaurant business in NY with an older brother. Became millionaires, and owned a mansion in Hartsdale, Westchester Co. NY. Lost business and fortune during the Depression
Jane Farrell had a cabinet full of fine china from this business in her home.
Bob and Mary O’Beirne Doutney, Mary Farrell O’Beirne, Owen O’Beirne, Billy, Susan, Bobby, Patsy Doutney
Jane Farrell 1882-1964 Emigrated to NYC 1899, age 19, single Passage paid by sister Mary, already in NYC
Listed as “Servant” for occupation on ships manifest
Bridie and Tess Farrell Bridie and her sister Tess Farrell went to nursing school in NYC and became nurses. Bridie was an Army nurse during WWI Bridie also was nurse to James Mulvey’s (MGM, Dodgers fame) wife, Dearie McKeever.
Bridie became the second wife of James Mulvey Jr. of Ballinwing in 1936.
Tess Farrell 1898-1993
Bridie Farrell 1896-1977/78
Tom Farrell, 1893-1918, Died WWI age 25 Emigrated to U.S. and was drafted into U.S. Army - WWI
Died and buried in France despite being listed on Farrell Kiltoghert gravestone.
John Farrell/Sis Glancy Had five boys and one girl Two sons went to England (Vincent and Eamonn) Two sons now deceased (Joseph and John) One son, Liam, married Martha Flanagan in Ireland
Daughter, Teresa, married a Brady and lives in Longford
James, William and John Farrell Jr.
James and Mollie (Doherty) Farrell
When James married Molly he married into the Doherty house in Ballinwing. This old house is now called the old Farrell home and it is.still standing across the street from Willie Joe’s house in Ballinwing. John-James Farrell and Bridie Farrell McGovern pictured.
Dorothy Mulvey, Tess Farrell, Jane Farrell Mulvey, Mary Farrell O’Beirne Lake George 1947
Story telling with James Mulvey, Bob Doutney, James Farrell, Pat McGovern and (child)Seamus McGovern 1960
Bridie Farrell Mulvey, Susan Mulvey, Mollie Doherty Farrell, Tess Farrell, Maggie Doherty Guckian 1977
Emigrated to NY : Jane Farrell /Frank Mulvey,Mary Farrell /Owen O'Beirne, Bridie and Tess Farrell Stayed in Ireland : Willie Farrell / Kate McNulty, James Farrell /Molly Doherty, John Farrell /Sis Glancy
John Donnelly 1919-2005 Raised in Belfast orphanage till age 13 Employed as farm worker at Ballinwing starting about 1939 (age 20-21). Decided to emigrate to England, but Mulveys suggested U.S., where Mulveys could sponsor him. Arrived New York Harbor 1948, 29 yrs. old Lived briefly in NYC with Bill O’Beirne, son of Mary Farrell and Owen O’Beirne, and later with Jane Farrell Mulvey until he got married in 1955.
Met wife, Dorothy, at Griggs in Glen Lake while there with the Mulveys.
John Donnelly circa 1940’s