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Ellen Feeney Tobin
Posted by: Jo DeLancey (ID *****2096) Date: October 23, 2011 at 08:09:04
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For years I have been trying to investigate my great-grandmother's roots to no avail. All I have are stories and a little bit of information from the 1900 census. Ellen Feeney was born in Galway around 1860 -- immigrated in 1868 with her family. They ended up in the coal mines of PA (Whitehorse?) where the father died. Her mother remarried a man named Costello and had a daughter but died soon afterwards. Mr. Costello turned the Feeney children out of his house and sent them to live with relatives (Baltimore?) after his wife's death. One of the Feeney sons became a NYC policeman and brought Ellen to live with him in NYC. He was severely injured by a wheel coming off a wagon on the Brooklyn Bridge. Ellen married John Tobin and lived in Astoria, Queens -- having Matthew, Catherine, Helen, and William before she was widowed. The Costello 1/2 sister became a nun. Does any of this ring any bells with anyone on this board?????

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