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the maurice &
bridget walsh family

MAURICE WALSH (1830-1919) (Parents Unknown)
BRIDGET REEN (1830-1926) Dau. of John Reen & Ann Corcoran

Maurice and Bridget were married in 1862 and their children were born in Eagan Township, Minnesota


Thomas (1863-1904) Margaret McCarthy ?? ( ) buried St. Peters Mendota MN
Maurice J. (1865-1907) Catherine McCarthy (1891) buried St. Peters Mendota MN
Jerome H. (1867- ) Rose Corrigan (1906) (Sherwood N. Dakota ?)
John (1869- ) Augest Labby (1899) (No information available)
Timothy (1871-1953) St. Peters Mendota MN
Daniel (1874-1937) Susan Donaher ??? (1909)? St. Peters Mendota MN
Mary (1877-1956) Hugh Burns (1901) St. Peters Mendota MN
William P. (1885-1906) ????

An obituary for Daniel shows him survived by a daughter Dorothy in Los Angeles, California. It is not known if he was married ?? Thomas may have been the Thomas Walsh that married the sister-in-law of his brother Maurice.

MAURICE J. WALSH (1865-1907) Son of Maurice Walsh & Bridget Reen
CATHERINE McCARTHY (1871-1904) Dau. of Edward McCarthy & Catherine Hyland

Maurice was born and raised on his father's farm in Mendota Township, Dakota County. He apparently moved into St. Paul some time in the 1880s and attended St. Michael's church. It was there that he met and, in 1891, married Catherine. She was born in Lakeville and apparently moved into the city. Maurice and his wife continued to live on St. Paul's "west side" after their marriage.

Catherine (1892- ) (No information available)
Grace (1893- ) (No information available)
Maybel (1895- ) (No information available)
Margaret (1897- ) (No information available)
Maurice E. (1898- ) (No information available)
Joseph G. (1900-1925) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN
Esther (1902- )
James A. (1903-1925) Highland Cem. Lakeville MN

Catherine died prematurely in 1904 and was brought back to Lakeville for burial. Maurice was left with a young family to raise. After his death in 1907, the children were apparently sent to live with relatives. The youngest was eventually adopted by Catherine's sister Mrs. Moran of Rosemount.

See The Descendants of Pat Walsh by Faith Walsh for much more about this family. The The Descendants of Pat Walsh includes a biography of Maurice Walsh, and obituaries for Thomas Walsh, Frank Walsh, Louis Walsh, Maurice Walsh, Catherine McCarthy Walsh, Daniel Walsh, Hugh Burns, William Walsh, Olive Toland, Eugene McCahey, and Joseph Moran.

This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 1999. Mr. Geraghty is researching the researching the families and descendants of the Irish in Dakota County Minnesota. For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at kgerat at

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