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The Family of James Murray and Cecilia Linane

 

James Murray was born on November 01, 1851 in the Parish of New-Quay, Townland of Ballyvelaghan,  Co. Clare  Ireland, and died sometime after 1921. He was listed on the ship manifest as the closest relative to Susan Murray in 1921.  He married Cecelia Linane. She was born  in Ballinderrin, County Galway, Ireland.   I have seen Cecelia's name spelled Celia, Cecelia, and Cecilia. Her last name has been spelled as Linane, Linnane, and Loughnane. Linanes coming to the United States have been known to change their name to Leonard.  It was said that Cecelia had a sister, Mary, who taught school in Ballinderrin and was married to a Brannelly.

 

Cecelia Linane Murray

Picture courtesy of William J. Quinn, 1999

Picture courtesy of Patrick Moylan, 1999

 

Children of James Murray and Cecelia Linane                         

                   Mary Murray was born on July 24, 1873 in Ballyvelaghan in the Old Parish of Abby, now New Quay, County Clare, Ireland.  She married William Kingsley after coming to Iowa. Mary Murray, was the oldest of 11 children and came to Iowa at age 16 under the sponsorship of her aunt who lived there, Sarah Murray Cassidy. Mary married William Kingsley from County Tipperary in Ireland.                        

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Mary Murray (left)

Wedding Picture - William Kingsley and Mary Murray (right)

Pictures courtesy of Mary Fahey, 1999

 
Tom Murray was born on  December 05, 1876 in Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. It is thought that Tom Murray moved to New York City as several Murray descendants remember him and his children. However, don't rule out Austrailia.  Patrick Murray told his family that his brother, Tom moved to Australia.  
 
Bridget “Delia” Murray was born on  August 18, 1878 in Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. She joined her sister Mary in Dubuque and later married Joseph Kingsley, the brother of her sister’s husband, William Kingsley.   

Bridget Murray (left)

Wedding Picture - Joseph Kingsley and Bridget Murray (right)

Pictures courtesy of Mary Fahey, 1999

 

 
 
Sarah Murray was born on October 02, 1880 in  Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. Sarah Murray was 20 years old when she arrived at Ellis Island in NY from Queenstown aboard the Ivernia on May 6, 1903. She could read and write and her occupation was listed as servant.  She stated that she would be going to Dubuque, Iowa to live with her sister. Delia Murray at 1428 Lockes Street.  She had $5.00.  Sarah married Edward Meehan and it is assumed that she lived the remainder of her life in New York City.
 
Martin Murray was born July 01, 1882 in  Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. It is assumed that he died as an infant.           
 

Patrick Murray was born on . May 28, 1884 in  Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland.  He married Bridget Quinn from Ardrahan, Co Galway and after moving to several locations they finally settled in Arklow, Co Wicklow, where they raised family of seven.  He died in 1975 at age 91.  His wife, Bridget, died in 1984. They are buried in Castlemacadam Cemetery in Avoca, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Patrick and his wife, Bridget

Picture courtesy of Celia Bury, February 2004

 
Peter Murray was born on August 28, 1886 in Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. It is assumed that he died as an infant. 
 

Ellen Agnes Murray was born on  January 09, 1888 in Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. Ellen was baptized on January 10, 1888, but her name is listed as Helena on the Register of Baptismal.  Her baptismal sponsors were Michael and Bridget Rourke.  Her Record of Apostolic Services gives her date of birth as January 9, 1888 and place of birth as the village of Burren, Co. Clare. Her Record of Apostolic Services gives her name as Ellen Murray and her obituary gives her name as Ellen Agnes Murray.  As a nun, she took the name Sister Mary Columbkill. Ellen Murray arrived in the US on April 17, 1908 from Queenstown.  She was 5 feet 7 inches tall with a dark complexion, black hair and brown eyes.  She states that she is planning to stay with her sister, Sarah Murray at 428 St. Nicolas Ave., NYC and that she lived in Burren, County Clare. She was single, 17 years old, and lists her occupation as a servant.  She lists her closest relative as her father, James Murray, New Quay, Burren, Clare. Sister Columbkill resided in Westchester, New York approximately four years prior to entering the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.  Her date of entry into the convent was listed as August 28, 1917 from St. Raphael's Parish in Westchester, NY. She received her Habit on January 6, 1918 at Saint Mary's Convent in Notre Dame, Indiana. 

Sister Columbkill's Record of Apostolic Services indicates that she attended school until the sixth grade in Ireland, she completed secondary school in 1931 at Saint Mary's Convent in Indiana and was a graduate of Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.  She studied orthopedics, surgery, and medicine.  At the time of her death, she was a supervisor in the medical division of Mount Carmel Hospital.  Sister Columbkill was visiting her sister , Julia Murray Moylan, in Ireland when she fell ill and returned to the United States by plane.  She died several weeks later on June 18, 1955 at Mount Carmel Hospital.  Her funeral was attended by many.  Honorary pallbearers included the Governor of Ohio and the Mayor of Columbus.  She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ohio.

Picture courtesy of Celia Bury, February 2004

Picture courtesy of Mary Fahey, 1999

Picture courtesy of William J. Quinn, 1999

 

Catherine  Catherine Murray was born on  August 02, 1890 in Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland. Her baptismal sponsors were John and Bridget Jordan.

"Kate" Murray sailed from Queenstown one the S.S. Carmania on April 12, 1911 and arrived on April 19, 1911.  Her age was listed as 19 years.  Her destination was NYC and she was going to stay with her sister Ellen in New York.   She was 5'5'' with a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes.  Kate’s last residence was listed as Burren. She listed her father, James Murray of Burren, County Clare as the nearest relative in Ireland. She married Peter McGing.  

 

 
Julia Murray was born on  March 25, 1893, Ballyvelaghan in the old Parish of Abby, now New-Quay, County Clare, Ireland.  She was the only child to remain in her home town and only one of two to remain in Ireland. She married Patrick Joseph Moylan. He died in 1956 and Julia died in New Quay on  November 30, 1988.

 

Picture courtesy of Patrick Moylan, 1999

Susanna “Susan” “Susie” Murray was born February 06, 1896 in the  Parish of New-Quay, Townland of Ballyvelaghan,  Co. Clare  Ireland.  She came to the United States in 1921 and married William Joseph Quinn in 1926. Susan Murray Quinn died in 1994 in Newport News, Virginia.  More about Susan Murray can be found on her web page 
 

Picture courtesy of Mary Fahey, 1999

 

 

Click on the links below to see additional Quinn - Murray Family Pages

 

Quinn - Murray Family Page

More about William J. Quinn and Susanna Murray

Quinn Family Outline of Descendants

The Family of James Quinn and Catherine Fahy

The Family of William Quinn and Bridget Brannelly

The Family of Andrew Quinn and Margaret Flanagan

Murray Family Outline of Descendants

The Family of Patrick Murray and Mary Roarke

Quinn-Murray Photographs

     
   
     
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