Feeney Family Genealogy Forum
FEENEY,DORAN,BOYLE,CONNAHAN,RODGERS,O'DONNELL from Wisconsin (Marinette), Michigan
(Menominee and Beaver Island), Ohio (Cleveland), and Ireland
My Ancestors. Looking for any connections.
JOHN DORAN, b. 2 Feb 1850, County Carlow, IRE, d. 17 Jul 1936 Menominee, Menominee
County MI (son of WILLIAM DORAN). He married JULIA FEENEY, b. 18 Mar 1857 Cleveland
OH, d. 6 Sep 1945 Marinette, Marinette County WI(daughter of PETER FEENEY). JOHN DORAN
arrived in USA at age six, probably in Oconto County, WI. Married JULIA FEENEY abt.
1875, WI. JOHN and JULIA'S first child was GEORGE EDWARD DORAN, b. 11 Jul 1876 Oconto,
Oconto County WI, d. 17 Apr 1957 Menominee, Menominee County MI. JOHN and JULIA moved
to Menominee, MI, in abt. 1880. JOHN AND JULIA's other children were AGNES, FLOYD, LEO T.,
CHARLES, and MARY ELIZABETH. Following the death of her husband JULIA DORAN(fEENEY) moved
to Marinette, WI to live with her son GEORGE EDWARD DORAN.
GEORGE EDWARD DORAN married MAE MAJORIE BOYLE, the daughter of JOHN S. BOYLE, b. 1942
IRE, d. 1920 MI, and MARY CONNAHAN, b. 1854 County Donegal, IRE, d. 1935 MI
JOHN S. BOYLE is the son of DANIEL BOYLE and CECELIA O'DONNELL.
MARY CONNAHAN is the daughter of CHARLES CONNAHAN, b. 1801, IRE, d. 1891, Marinette, WI,
and MARGARET RODGERS, b. 1811, IRE, d. 1907, Marinette, WI.
JOHN S. BOYLE moved to Beaver Island, MI in 1859; MARY CONNAHAN arr. Beaver Island in abt.
1868; later married there. CHARLES CONNAHAN and MARGARET RODGERS moved to Beaver Island,
MI at abt. the same time, lived there 20 years, later moving to Marinette, WI. JOHN and MARY
moved to Escanaba, MI for a time, and then to Menominee, MI in abt. 1881.
GEORGE EDWARD DORAN and MAE MARJORIE BOYLE are my grandparents. Note: Marinette County, WI,
and Menominee County, MI are adjacent to each other on the border of Upper Michigan and
I am looking for any siblings or ancestors of JOHN DORAN or JULIA FEENEY; also a place name
for JOHN DORAN's birth in County Carlow. JULIA FEENEY had one sister I know of, whose married
name was Mrs. JOHN RACHFORD of Oconto, WI (I do not know her given name). Also looking for
any relatives of the RODGERS, CONNAHAN, and O'DONNELL persons mentioned above.
Further information on the above mentioned surnames, and others,can be found on my web site at
Thanks, Jim Doran