McHale Family Genealogy Forum
I am John Leo McHale, born in Philadelphia 29 July 1924, son of
Leo Joseph McHale
(1896-1942), and Edith Lamb McHale (1895-1932) of Camden NJ. Leo
was one of
the five children of Michael McHale (1855-1932) and his wife,
Mary Ann Grady. (Mary
Ann was the daughter of Luke Grady and Mary Burke. Originally
from County Mayo,
Ireland, she was born 12 May 1859 in Stockport, England. She
died 15 Jan. 1940 in
My sister Edith McHale Ricci was born 15 Jan. 1932, in
Philadelphia. She has 5
children and 10 grandchildren. I have 4 children and 11
My grandfather Michael McHale (b. 6 Aug 1855) and his four sibs
were the children of
James McHale and Mary Gibbons, both originally of County Mayo,
and Mary were wed in Turlough Parish, Mayo on Jan 9, 1854. They
emigrated to Liverpool, Lancashire, England, where Michael and
his sibs were born. James' occupation in Liverpool was "chip
dealer." I won't explain what a "chip" was (hint: the auto
hadn't been invested yet.)
Michael became a seaman. He and his sibs emigrated to
arrived about 1880. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1888.
He died in
Philadelphia 10 Dec. 1932.
Michael's four 4 sibs were John, James, Thomas, and Bridget Mary.
Michael's brother James was born about 1870 and died 30 Jan 1928
in Braddock, PA.
Bridget Mary (Mrs. Robert C. Thomas), was born 4 June 1871 and
died 20 May
1953 at Atlantic City, NJ.
My great-grandfather James was age 46 in 1871 according to the
census of Liverpool. He and my great-grandmother the former Mary
Gibbons were wed in County Mayo, Ireland, at Turlough Parish
(Holy Family Church) on Jan. 9, 1854, before emigrating to
The marriage at Holy Family records their 1854 residence as
"Doovin" (a hamlet of a few homes near Turlough). Based on
Mary's age of 34 given in the 1871 census, Mary would have been
age 18 at the birth of their son, Michael, in 1855, when they
resided at 4 Court, Jamaica St., St. Thomas, Liverpool.
Please see my feature articles in the 1994 Jan-Feb Genealogical
and Jan 1996 Heritage Quest (LAMB research). I'd like to
ancestry equally as thoroughly. Here's hoping your info will
provide clues that will
enable me to do so.
Web site: http://members.aol.com/johnmcnavy/index.html
Thank you. John McHale