My g-grandfather Michael Clasby lived in County Galway, Ireland. I know little of him other than the name of his wife and some details about their children. Please contact me if you have a connection to him. Details below.
1. Michael CLASBY was born at Toureen Village, Kinvara, Ireland. Michael married Una Cannon. He died after October 1896 in Ireland. He was a farmer.
Una CANNON was also known as Winifred Cannon. She was born at Athenry, Ireland. She was a nurse. She died in Ireland.
Una made several trips between Ireland and the USA, and had always planned to make her permanent home in the USA. Various circumstances kept returning her to Ireland. After most of her children had emigrated, she always said she was waiting for her youngest daughter Kathleen to finish school, and then they would travel to the USA together. Kathleen met her future husband in Ireland, however, and Una stayed there with her.
Children of Michael Clasby and Una Cannon were as follows:
i Beatrice Clasby. Beatrice married John C. DRAPER. She
died on 17 February 1963 at Hingham, Massachusetts.
ii Mary Clasby was born at New York. Mary married Michael REILLY.
She was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Mary was born in New York, but her parents took her back to Ireland
with them. She emigrated to the USA when she was an adult. Her son
was killed in action in World War II. An MDC (public) pool in
Cleveland Circle, Brighton, MA, is named after him: Reilly Memorial
iii Margaret Clasby was born circa 1892 in Ireland. Margaret married
Walter R. DODGE. She died on 20 September 1959 in Maine. She was
buried on 23 September 1959 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Roxbury,
iv Sarah Marie Clasby was born 10 September 1896 at Oranmore/Tuom,
County Galway, Ireland. She married Peter Patrick CLOHERTY. They
lived in Brighton, Massachusetts.
v Kathleen Clasby was born at Ireland. Kathleen married Thomas
Connell. She died in Ireland.
Her children settled in Flushing, New York. Two sons became police
vi Patrick Clasby died at 9 months old.
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