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the michael & julia whalen family

MICHAEL  (WILLIAM) WHALEN (1836-1898) (Parents Unknown)
JULIA (1836-1913) (Parents Unknown)

William was born and raised in Queens County, Ireland. His eldest child was born somewhere in New Jersey. William bought the family farm in Rosemount in 1867.


Mary A. (1858- 1913) marr 1883 Thomas McDonough
Julia (1863- ) marr 1888 John Griffin (St. Paul 1939)
Catherine (1865-1939) ?
Sarah (1867- ) James Hanlan (1901) (St. Paul 1939)
James E. (1868-1921) Ann Kelly (1902)
Michael H. (1871-1940) marr 1907 Helen Lillian Connelly (1907) bur St. Joseph Cemetery,           Rosemount MN
John J. (1873- ) marr Mary (St. Paul 1939)
Honorah C. (1874- ) (St. Paul 1939)
(Female) (1878- ) (Died before 1880 ?)

An obituary for William stated that he was survived by three sons and five daughters. Julia continued to live on the farm with Michael after his marriage though she was residing in St. Paul with her daughter, Mrs.Griffin, at the time of her death. John J. and his wife, Mary lived next door to the Griffens in 1910.

Mary and her husband, Thomas McDonough,  were known to have had six children:  two children who died before 1900, Francis H (1885-) , Mary L . (1886- ) Julia M. (1889-) and Thomas J. (or Joseph).   Thomas was born in New Hampshire.  In 1920, Thomas was living with daughter Mary and son-in-law, Charles Holmes in St. Paul.  Thomas was a mechanic in railroad car shops.

JAMES WHALEN (1868-1921) Son of Michael William Whelan & Julia ???
ANN KELLY (1879-1960) Dau.of Michael Kelly & Bridget McGinley

In 1910 James and Ann were residing on a farm in Lakeville Township, Minnesota.


Joseph Clarence (1905- 1977)
Mary Evelyn (1906-1957)
Catherine Agnes (1908-1988)
Anastasia V.  (1910- 1997) marr Joseph Ray Corey buried St. John's Catholic, Baker, MT
James L. (1911- )
Mary H. (1914- 1973)
Helen Mary "Ellen" (1914- 1982)
Cecelia (1918- ) marr 1950 Paul M. Feist
Phillip  L. (1920- ) marr 1948 Mary J. Hanlon

Anastasia was an early teacher in the Baker Montana Schools.  For more on this family, see the Corey and Gibson Tree by Judi Killebrew various pages at Fallon County Montana GenWeb.

MICHAEL H. WHALEN (1871-1940) Son of Michael William Whalan & Julia ???
HELEN LILLIAN CONNELLY (1874-1960) ? Dau.of John Connelly & Bridget Rowe

Michael was born on the family farm in Rosmount. He remained on the family farm after his marriage on 7 Feb 1907.


Mary (1907-)
Gertrude L. (1908- 1988) marr William Cortier (1905-1980)
James F. (1911-1911)
Joseph (1912-1912)

Michael died in 1940. Children were Mrs William Cortier of San Jose, California.

This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 2006. Mr. Geraghty is researching the families and descendants of those buried at the Highland Cemetery. For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at kgerag at

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