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Posted by: Kathy Stoneberg Date: February 01, 2002 at 17:01:55
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I am looking for information on William P. GILLIGAN b. 1823-1830 in Ireland d 1913 and is buried in Dell Rapids, SD. He married Ellen FITZPATRICK, b. 1832 in Ireland, d. 17 May 1906 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN. I am also looking for information on three of his daughters, Kate (Mrs. James J. MCBRIDE), Mrs. William GAHAGAN and Mrs. John WALSH.

Per the obituary of my great grandmother, Ellen GILLIGAN DEVANEY (daughter of William and Ellen FITZPATRICK (GILLIGAN) she had three sisters living in 1924, Mrs. J. J. MCBRIDE (Aunt Kate) of Lemon, SD, Mrs. John WALSH of Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. William GAHAGAN. Ellen GILLIGAN DEVANEY's death certificate records her place of birth as Austin, MN.

The 1880 Census for Lansing, Mower, MN, FHL Film 1254626, National Archives Film T9-0626 Page 579B lists:
William GILLIGAN Self M W M 50 IRL
Ellen GILLIGAN Wife F W M 48 IRL
William GILLIGAN Son M W S16 IL
Ellen GILLIGAN Dau F W S 14 MN
John SIMISTER Other M W S 21 ENG
Joseph GALOGHER Other M W S 26 WI
(not listed are the three sisters, Kate McBride, Unknown Gahagan and Unknown Walsh).

There is a Katherine GILLEGAN Other F W S 18 IL, living with the Owen GAHAGAN family in Windom, Mower, MN. We found Kate McBRIDE in the 1900 Census at Madison Hospital (Madison, Lake Co. SD) as superintendent, living with her husband James McBRIDE (married 1 year), also living with them were Kate's parents, William and Ellen. I have not been able to find the McBride's in 1910. There was a new superintendant in the 1910 census and she was not in the Moody County area where her sister Ellen GILLIGAN DeVaney was living. IN 1889 William GILLIGAN bought land in Moody County, SD. He obviously was not living on that land in 1900. They may have been in the process of moving as in Aug. of 1910, Kate McBRIDE bought land in Lemon, SD.

There are two granddaughter's recorded as living with the Michal GILLIGAN family in the 1880 census as transcribed by the Family History Resource:

Census Place: Oak Grove, Anoka, MN
Source: FHL Film 1254615 National Archives Film T9-0615 Page 73D
Michal GILLIGAN Self M M W 81 IRE
Mary GILLIGAN Other F M W 75 IRE (acutally the wife of 81 year old Michal in the 1870 and 1860 census)
Michael GILLIGAN Other M M W 40 IRE
Bridget GILLIGAN GDau F S W 8 MN

However when looking at the actual images listed after Michael (age 40) are the following four people and then Ann and Bridget.

Dennis MAHONEY Self W M 60 M
Kate MAHONEY Wife W F 58 M
Joseph MAHONEY Son W M 22 S
Kate MAHONEY Dau W F 20 S
then Ann and Bridget GILLIGAN

Since Anoka (Oak Grove) and Hennepin are so close to each other and Ellen FITZPATRICK GILLIGAN died in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN it appears that William may be a son of Michael and Mary GILLIGAN. I have not been able to locate William in the 1860 or 1870 census anywhere. His son William was born in IL. His daughter Ellen was born in MN. Kate McBride in the 1900 census was listed as born in IL.

I am trying to determine if Ann and Bridget may be the children of William and Ellen GILLIGAN. It may be possible that they are the children of Michael who is recorded as married. He is not recorded as a widower. Either way I am trying to find out who Mrs. William GAHAGAN and Mrs. John WALSH are.

Descendancy Chart of William P. Gilligan

William1 GILLIGAN1 Date of death was 11-Nov-1913, from Myocarditis. He had contributory Asthma for 30 years and was a Railroad Engineer. The Grave Records of Minnehaha County record him as being 87 at date of death and dying in 1914. The 1880 US Census recorded him as being 50 which would have made him born in 1830), d. 1913 (Date of death per death certificate was 11-Nov-1913. Cemetery records show 1914)
+Ellen1 FITZPATRICK (Per death certificate of Ellen Gilligan, daughter), b. 1832 Ireland (Per the 1880 US census, Lansing, Mower, MN, pg 579B, Ellen Gilligan, wife of William Gilligan was 48 years old and born in Ireland), d. 17 May 1906 Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN, US
+-- Kate2 GILLIGAN, b. circa 1862 IL (Was not listed with parents in the 1880 US census for Lansing, Mower, MN pg 579B, per the obituary of her sister, Ellen Gilligan DeVaney, there was a sister Kate McBride of Lemon, SD. There is a Katherine Gillegan listed in Windom, Mower, Minnesota in the 1880 Census, age 18 born in IL living with the Owen Gahagan family. Also listed in Ellen Gilligan's obituary is her sister Mrs. William Gahagan of Austin, MN.)
+J2 MCBRIDE, m. 1900 (Per obituary of Ellen Gilligan DeVaney, 2-Dec-1924, her sister was Mrs. J. McBride of Meadow, SD)
+-- William P.2 GILLIGAN, b. 1863 IL, d. 14 October 1887 Minneapolis, MN, bur. 16 October 1887 St. Anthony of Padua cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
+Hanna2 CURTIN, b. 10 January 1861 Glenwood, Winneshiek, IA, d. 19 March 1948 Soldier's Home, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN, bur. 22 March 1948 St. Anthony of Padua cemetery, Minneapolis, MN (Hanna GILLIGAN was listed as the informant on the 1906 death certificate for Ellen GILLIGAN).
+-- Ellen2 GILLIGAN, b. 1866 (Austin, MN per death certificate), d. 30 November 1924 Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, SD, bur. 1924 St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, SD, US
+Thomas2 DEVANEY, b. 10 May 1854 Cleveland, OH, US, m. circa 1882 Probably, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, SD, US, d. 19 April 1915 Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, SD, bur. 1915 St. Mary's Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, SD, US
+-- Ann (Possibly)2 GILLIGAN, b. circa 1870 MN (Was not listed with parents in the 1880 US census, Lansing, Mower, MN, pg 579B))
+William2 GAHAGAN, bap. circa 1870 MN (possilby) (See 1880 MN Census note), m. circa 1890
+-- Bridget (Possibly)2 GILLIGAN, b. circa 1872 Mn (Was not listed with parents in the 1880 US census, Lansing, Mower, MN, pg 579B)
+John2 WALSH

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