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Re: Hickey members from Gloucester, MA. & East Coast of U.S.
Posted by: Laura Rich (ID *****7962) Date: August 06, 2009 at 22:18:33
In Reply to: Hickey members from Gloucester, MA. & East Coast of U.S. by Leonard Hickey of 3218

MARY ELLEN HICKEY,b.1863,IRELAND;d.Sept.30,1902,NEWTON,MASSACHUSETTS - m.MICHEAL HAND,b.1861,IRELAND;d.Nov.17,1916BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS - had a daughter,MARY ELLEN HAND[my grandmother],b.Mar 15,1891(place?);d.July,22,1970,AZUSA(area),CALIFORNIA - MARY ELLEN HICKEY and MICHEAL HAND may have had other children. MARY ELLEN HAND m. AUGUSTINE JOY MINER,b.June 24,1885(place?),d.Jan.2,1950(place?)- they had 3 or 4 children,maybe 5? Children I am aware of are: MARY FRANCES,b.Nov.24,1910 BOSTON;d.Apr. 6,2005 COLUMBUS,GEORGIA(never m.,but 1 son,ROBERT F. GILBERT,b.Apr.12,1930,POLAND SPRINGS,MAINE,offspring of Mary Frances and Joseph H. Gilbert, whom my grandparents raised)-WILLIAM'BUD'HOWARD,b.Mar.2,1912(place?);d.(date?)possibly GLENDALE,CALIFORNIA(m. to NEVA,now deceased;they had a daughter, last known to be in FLORIDA,whom my Aunt Mary wanted me to get in touch with)- ELEANOR GRACE,b.Mar.14,1914(place?);d.Nov.11,1959 possibly Chicago? MARY ELLEN HAND MINER got divorced, and then married JOSEPH H. GILBERT,b.May 28,1889;d.May 1979(about 2 weeks before his 90th)- they had 3 or 4 children(I think she had a total of 8 between the 2 marriages);I know of these: RUTH JOSEPHINE(my mother)b. May 8,1923 BOSTON;(m.WILLIS THOMAS RICH May 7,1946;had 3 children:THOMAS b.Jan,24,1947BOSTON;d.1948 ;STEPHEN FREDERICK b.Apr.19,1948 BOSTON ; and me,LAURA ELLEN b. Nov.8,1949 DORCHESTER,MASS.)- BARBARA b.Mar.10,1926;d.Fe.13,(?)SANDOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE[possibly died at hospital,Exeter,N.H.].(She had married JIM MORRISON;they had 3 daughters,and one adopted son:Deborah,b.Dec.8,1955;Pamela,Feb.21,1959,adopted Micheal,b.July 10(?),and Beverly[around 1959-60?]). My mother,Ruth Josephine, has a cousin, RICHARD HAND, altho I do not know how he is related, but know he was 'missing' for a lot of years. I do not know where the other children of MARY ELLEN HAND MINER (GILBERT) went, as they were 'adopted out' when she was divorced and remarried. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.All I have is this,regarding who Mary Ellen Hickey married:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Michael Hand
Arrival Date: 25 Mar 1884
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: United States of America
Place of Origin: Ireland
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Irish
Ship Name: Oregon
Search Ship Database: Search the Oregon in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 8
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_474
List Number: 310
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

1900 United States Federal Census
about Michael Hand
Name: Michael Hand
[Michael Handy]
Home in 1900: Newton Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 37
Birth Date: Jun 1862
Birthplace: Ireland
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Immigration Year: 1884
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Spouse's Name: Mary
Marriage Year: 1888
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 12
Residence : Newton City, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Michael Hand 37
Mary Hand 35
Katherine Hand 11
Mary Hand 9
Elizebeth Hand 6
Julia Hand 4
Martha Hand 2
Thomas Hand 2

1910 United States Federal Census
about Micheal Hand
Name: Micheal Hand
[Michael Hand]
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Home in 1910: Newton Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1882
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Micheal Hand 52
Thomas J Hand 12
John J Hand 7
Katherine E Hand 21
Elizabeth Hand 19
Julia Hand 14
Martha Hand 12
A nice lady named Lois furnished this info:
I find Ireland birth records only up to 1851 and since Michael was born 1861 that doesn't help any.
And since he came over in 1884 and Mary Ellen came in 1886 (there were oodles of Hickeys in Ireland and in the immigration records)--the 1900 Census would be the next one and we found it. I couldn't find ship manifest for Mary Ellen. They either were the wrong year or the wrong age. Of course the 1900 Census could be wrong on that date, too..I checked the original manifest for Michael and it appears that he came over alone. And it shows he was a painter.
I did find that the majority of the Hand families lived in either Dublin or Kerry. And the name Hand was originally McClave (McLave), meaning hand.
They did not marry until 1888--in the US. So I assumed that they did not even meet until after they came over.

So I am having trouble getting past that- have no idea where in Ireland either of them came from, or who their parents/ancestors were, or how & where Mary Ellen Hickey came to the US. Let me know if you find anything. Thanks.

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