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Descendants of Daniel and Ann Ruddy

[This family may have come from Kilmeena Parish in County Mayo: See Status of the Search below]

Connected? Contact Michael Ruddy author of these pages mpruddy@gmail.com

Around 1853-4 THOMAS Ruddy, JAMES Ruddy and NICHOLAS Ruddy were found in Allamakee County, Iowa. 

In 1865 MICHAEL Ruddy and his family arrived in Fairview Township in Allamakee County, Iowa. My search for the origin of the family began in 1997.

Other than that they were born and died in Ireland, nothing is known of Daniel and Ann [?] Ruddy the progenitors of at least two  and maybe other Ruddy families which located in Allamakee, County, Iowa. Their children, JAMES M & MICHAEL, and (perhaps children) THOMAS and NICHOLAS, are known Ruddy surname immigrants Allamakee County, Iowa. There are several others of this surname [Ready, Ruddy, Reddy] in the area of Cherry Hill but no connection has been established and no mention of the Cherry Hill Ruddy Reddy etc. families was made during the trip Michael and Catherine's grandson Michael Joseph Ruddy made to Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois to visit his relatives, a trip which his children funded. Michael Joseph did visit family in Allamakee Iowa, Fairfax Minnesota and Chicago Illinois which tied this family together as a unit. Robert Coleman, son in law of James M Ruddy, also gave instances of these families being connected as well as newspaper articles and census data.

Note: On the Illinois Death Certificate of Daniel Ruddy [born in Syracuse in 1856, died in Chicago in 1935] who was the  son of Michael & Catherine, ithe informant, Daniel's son in law, Joseph Klinger, supplied the information that Michael and Catherine were natives Clifton, Ireland [perhaps this meant Clifden, County Galway about 35 miles southwest of Westport]. I remain sceptical since my research shows that the Oughaval, Westport church records an entry for a marriage betweem Michael Ruddy & Catherine Gibbons. An Emigrant Bank document shows Catherine's brother Thomas Gibbons was born in Westport. Without any further information Westport is pretty certain to be the area they lived before emigrating to Liverpool. Kilmeena Parish is a possible area from which the Ruddy family originated based on other research explained elsewhere.  The marriage in Westport Oughaval church on April 12, 1836 between Michael Ruddy and Catherine Gibbons was witnessed by Patrick Ruddy and Mary Gibbons. Mary is the name of a sister of Catherine Gibbons who, if it be her, was, by 1855, living in New York - could this be Catherine's sister? Another enclave of Ruddy's existed about 30 miles North and a bit West in Kilfian Parish where an instance of the rare name Nicholas Ruddy is also found although the pronunciation of Clifton and Kilfian do not sound the same, one should not discount the possibility of someone thinking they heard the well known town of "Clifden" when the person actually said "Kilfian".
MICHAEL Ruddy and his wife Catherine Gibbons [maiden name was found in the 1841 birth record of their son John in Liverpool, England]. This led to the discovery of the marriage in Oughaval Church, Westport, County Mayo of Michael Ruddy and Catherine Gibbons  This family is in the 1841 Census of Liverpool showing Thomas age 4, John age 11 Weeks. This family arrived to New York on the ship Powhattan April 25, 1842 where they are listed as Michael Ready wife Hannah [should be Catherine] sons John age 1 and Thomas age 4. They are found under the name Michael Dudy in the 1850 New York City Census along with Mary Ann their daughter born in New York, John does not appear in the 1850 census and maybe died between 1842-1850. The family are found in the Syracuse, New York in the 1855 census under Michael Reedy with sons Thomas born in Liverpool, Richard born in New York City and Daniel born in Syracuse. They are found in the Syracuse, New York US Census of 1860 with their children (Maryann age 14, Richard age 9, and Daniel age 5). This is two years prior to the family's move to Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.  Thomas is not shown because, at age 21, he signed up for duty in New Mexico with the 5th US Army Regular Infantry regiment where he remained until he enlisted in the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. On January 4, 1865 JAMES M Ruddy sold half his farm to MICHAEL for $1.00. MICHAEL and his family appear in the Fairview, Allamakee County, Iowa 1870 US near to JAMES M and his family.

Another breakthrough was finding that Catherine's brother Thomas Gibbons emigrated to New York and became a school teacher there. He opened up several accounts in the Emigrant Savings Bank the entries in the Savings Bank allowed me to conclude he was Catherine's brother. This provided more evidence that they came from Westport in addition to the wedding location.

The Ruddy migration to Iowa apparently started when THOMAS Ruddy, age not given, perhaps a brother of James and Michael, bought an 80 acre farm in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa in 1854. THOMAS' personal connection to MICHAEL and JAMES is not known. What is known is that Thomas died before December of 1854 when James M Ruddy claimed his property as administrator of his will.

The Ruddy family split up in Iowa in the 1870s. The JAMES M Ruddy and the Murphy families moving on to Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota, while Michael and Catherine remained on their farm.

NICHOLAS Ruddy, born about 1820, who may be related to the Ruddy's listed above, shows up a few farms away from James M in the 1856 US Census as a farmer in the Fairview Township and later Nicholas is seen in the 1860 and 1870 in Fairview as a farm laborer. NICHOLAS died September 13, 1872 is buried in St Mary's Cemetery in McGregor, Iowa. Nicholas, if he is connected, becomes a possible key to exact location of the Ruddy's in Ireland. There is only one place in Griffith's Valuation where the name Nicholas Ruddy occurs and that is in Kilmeena Parish north of Westport in County Mayo. The next step would be to go and try to find Daniel and Ann's gravestones around Westport.



The RUDDY Diaspora from Iowa



MICHAEL's son Richard married an Ellen Walsh and went to Chicago. MICHAEL RUDDY and Catherine stayed on in Iowa then later joined their son Richard in Chicago. MICHAEL and Catherine and their son Richard are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois along with a infant child of Richard's. MICHAEL's daughter Mary Ann married an O'Malley and moved to Roscoe in the Dakota territory according to family members. She returned for the proving of the will in 1873 as Mary Ann O'Malley. MICHAEL's son Daniel stayed in Mendon in Clayton County Iowa. MICHAEL's son Daniel married [1] Annie Baker in 1882 and she bore all of Daniel's children, but Annie died 10 years later in 1893. Daniel then married [2] Rose Lardner in 1894 and together they raised the children in Iowa and, later, Chicago. Richard's daughter Gertrude moved to Chicago, then returned to Allamakee in 1900 before moving to Fairfax, Renville County Minnesota when James M Ruddy's son Michael brought her to Fairfax to teach school there. In Fairfax she met and married James Edward Garrahy. MICHAEL's older son Thomas at age 18, in 1857, [pretending he was 21] joined the US Infantry to go out west and fight the Indians and he is found on the roster of this regiment in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico in the 1860 US census. When the Civil War began Thomas mustered out of the Regular Army enlisted in the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry and served until the war ended in 1865. Thomas joined his Ruddy family in Iowa after his discharge and in 1867 married Jane Waters and settled down in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. His wife Jane died in 1888 and he spent his last years in the National Old Soldier's home in Milwaukee. Thomas' son Michael Joseph Ruddy married Bertha Lurena King from West Chester, Washington County, Iowa. In 1901 Michael Joseph worked on the Railroad then headed west. For a short time Michael Joseph and Bertha lived in Los Angeles, finally relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah where they lived out their days raising their children. MICHAEL RUDDY's brother JAMES M RUDDY married Ellen Murphy in 1857 in Saint Gabriel's church in Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin across the river from JAMES M RUDDY's farm in Fairview Township in Allamakee, County, Iowa where he farmed his land. Thomas left him in Fairview, Iowa where all his children, but one, were born. In 1872 JAMES M Ruddy and his family moved from Iowa to Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota where he died in 1883. James' wife Ellen [Murphy] Ruddy died in 1903. JAMES M's son Daniel (born Iowa) left Fairfax, Minnesota to return to the McGregor area in Iowa then then spent the last part of his life in Minneapolis, MN where he died in 1945. JAMES M's son Michael (born in Iowa) married Sarah Donnelly  in Fairfax, Minnesota and stayed on in Fairfax, MN. Sarah died early in 1899 and Michael, Sarah's husband and JÁMES M's son, died in Minneapolis in 1949. JAMES M's son James Jr, met and married on July 2, 1895 in Minneapolis, Anna Victoria McNulty of Wabasha County, MN, the couple then moved to Chicago where James jr. worked in the steel mills where he died January 7, 1904 at the age of 38 from lung congestion. James M's son Thomas Ruddy died on March 6, 1923 while in the state asylum for the insane at Anoka, Minnesota. James Jr.'s wife Anna [McNulty] Ruddy was brought back to Fairfax by James M's son Michael to live in Fairfax and raise James' family after his death. Later Anna moved with the children to Minneapolis to run a boarding house. Anna died in Minneapolis January 17, 1963. Of JAMES M Ruddy's daughters, all but Ellen were born in Iowa and all got married in Fairfax, Minnesota.
 

The connection between Michael and James M Ruddy in Iowa

 

A trip to Waukon the county seat of Allamakee County Iowa in June of 1996 uncovered land records showing my great grandfather James M Ruddy had acquired the land in Fairview Township in Allamakee County as a result of the death of a Thomas Ruddy in 1854. Three years later James M Ruddy married Ellen Murphy and their marriage registration in Prairie du Chein Wisconsin provided the names of James M Ruddy's  parents Daniel and Ann Ruddy. The discovery of the sale for $1.00 of half of this land in 1865 to Michael and Catherine Ruddy, made it seem probable, along with their ages, that Michael Ruddy was the brother of James M. Ruddy. The establishment of Michael and James as brothers proves critical since Michael married Catherine in Ireland and thus this family could be traced with much more certainty than an unmarried James M Ruddy who could not be separated from all the other James Ruddy's found in genealogical sources. Robert Coleman, son of "Great Aunt Mame" Ruddy from Fairfax, gave the first bit of proof when he recounted that Gertrude Veronica Ruddy, grand daughter of Michael and Catherine Ruddy of Iowa, was a 'niece' of my great uncle Michael Ruddy, son of James M Ruddy, and that uncle Michael brought Gertrude from Iowa to teach school in Fairfax. Although 'niece' was not technically correct (Gertrude was a granddaughter of Michael and Catherine and great uncle Michael was a grand son of James M, so the relationship was more that of a cousin), still the connection grand niece is probable and established that Michael and Catherine of Iowa were relatives of James M and Ellen of Fairfax. It was four years later in March of 2000, a cold call was made to Dennis Barnett of Salt Lake City Utah who had married Dorothy Ruddy daughter Michael Joseph Ruddy, a grandson of Michael and Catherine. Dennis politely called his wife Kris to the phone who "did the genealogy" and Kris was able to supply photos documenting a trip Michael Joseph had made in 1941 to Iowa, Fairfax and Chicago which linked all of these families together. There was now solid proof of the connection between Michael and Catherine Ruddy of Iowa and James M and Ellen Ruddy of Fairfax. A newspaper clipping from an article in a Renville County, Minnesota  paper supplied the another proof  of this connection, wherein it stated that Michael Joseph Ruddy in 1905 went to retrieve the body of his brother Thomas Francis Ruddy who died in Minneapolis. Michael Joseph and Thomas Francis were both grandsons of Michael and Catherine. The article further stated that Michael Joseph and Thomas Francis were cousins of Michael and Daniel Ruddy of Fairfax sons of James M and Ellen Ruddy. The link now firmly established made the search for the birthplace of Michael and Catherine the key to discovering where the Ruddy's came from in Ireland. Next came the discovering of the 1836 birth of John Ruddy in Liverpool leading to Westport in County Mayo Ireland. A call received from Carol Odenwalder, of Utah, daughter-in-law of Michael Joseph's daughter Florence, revived the search again providing the much valuable information on the Michael Joseph branch of the family, including the fact that Michael Joseph's daughters had put together their savings to pay for Michael Joseph's trip to Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois shortly before Michael Joseph died in 1947.  That trip provided all the pictures connecting these descendants. Since James M Ruddy, in his marriage registration, had stated that he was the son of Daniel and Ann Ruddy back in Ireland, it also provided the names of the parents of the Michael Ruddy who married Catherine back in Ireland. It was a beautiful gesture of Michael Joseph's daughters, and, for the various family genealogists struggling to determine Irish origins of these Ruddy's, it provided a much-needed proof of the connection between the two brothers who farmed the family's 80 acres together in Fairview Township in Allamakee County, Iowa from 1865 to 1872: James M and Ellen (Murphy) Ruddy and Michael and Catherine (Gibbons) Ruddy. Beginning in 1872 these families began to move away from Iowa insuring that any reconstruction of Ruddy family history would be a challenge for their descendants.

 

 

Descendants of Daniel Ruddy and Ann [surname unknown]

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Daniel1 Ruddy may have been born in or near Kilmeena area in County Mayo, Ireland.  He married Ann Unknown.  She was probably born around that same area.

Children of Daniel Ruddy and Ann Unknown are:

        2                 i.    Thomas2 Ruddy, may have been born after 1805 in Kilmeena area, County Mayo, Ireland; died bef. December 21, 1854 in [After April 1854 was in] Allamakee County, Iowa.  There is a Thomas Ruddy who married a Bridget Madden  April 12, 1825 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, the same church where a Michael and Catherine Ruddy got married. This connection is not certain but the fact James Ruddy brother of Michael became the administrator of Thomas’ estate indicates a close relationship of some sort. 

+      3                ii.    Michael Ruddy, may have been born about 1810  in or near Kilmeena, County Mayo, Ireland- Michael and his wife Catherine arrived in America 1842 and he died December 15, 1873 somewhere in the area of Chicago, Illinois [his grave says 1874 but the documents found in Allamakee County Courthouse say 1873].

        4               iii.    Nicholas Ruddy, may have been born between 1812-1815 in or near Kilmeena, County Mayo, Ireland. Nicholas died September 13, 1872 in McGregor, Iowa and is buried there. This connection is not certain but he acquired land in the same location near Thomas’ land in Fairview Township in the same year as Thomas died there.   More About Nicholas Ruddy: Burial: St Mary's Church Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa 

+      5               iv.    James M Ruddy, may have been born October 11, 1820 in or near Kilmeena, County Mayo, Ireland. He died November 28, 1883 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        3.  Michael2 Ruddy (Daniel1) may have been born about 1810 in or near Kilmeena area of County Mayo, Ireland. He and his wife arrived to America 1842, and he died December 15, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois He (probably) married Catherine Gibbons April 12, 1836 in Oughaval, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.  She may have been born 1816 in or near Kilmeena County Mayo, Ireland. She arrived in America 1842, and died June 05, 1894 in Chicago.

Children of Michael Ruddy and Catherine Gibbons are:

+      10               i.    Thomas3 Ruddy, born July 1836 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England; died May 05, 1908 in the Old Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

        11              ii.    John Ruddy, born May 24, 1841 in Naylor Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; died before 1850 as he was not found in the 1850 US Census with this family in New York City.

+      12             iii.    Mary Ann Ruddy, born 1845 in New York, Kings County, New York; died aft. 1910.

+      13             iv.    Richard Ruddy, born August 1851 in New York, Kings County, New York; died September 23, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

+      14              v.    Daniel Ruddy, born October 1854 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; died 1952.

 

        5.  James M2 Ruddy (Daniel1) may have been born October 11, 1820 in or near Kilmeena, County Mayo, Ireland, and died November 28, 1883 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.  He married Ellen Murphy May 03, 1857 in San Gabriel's, Prairie du Chein, Crawford Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Patrick Murphy and Margaret Madden.  She was born December 28, 1836 in probably County Limerick, Ireland, and died December 10, 1903 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.

Children of James Ruddy and Ellen Murphy are:

        15               i.    Thomas3 Ruddy, born March 18, 1858 in Fairview Township, Allamakee Co., Iowa; died March 06, 1923 in Anoka State Asylum, Anoka County, Minnesota.
 More About Thomas Ruddy: Burial: March 07, 1923, St Andrews Cemetery, Fairfax, Renville Co, MN

+      16              ii.    Michael Ruddy, born August 31, 1859 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa; died January 25, 1949 in Catherine Craven's home, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

+      17             iii.    Mary Ann Ruddy, born May 01, 1862 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa; died April 10, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married Frank Minske.

+      18             iv.    Margaret Ruddy, born February 09, 1863 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa; died Aft. 1930. She married Thomas S Butler.

+      19              v.    James Ruddy, born May 04, 1866 in Fairview Township, Allamakee Co., Iowa; died January 07, 1904 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He married Anna Victoria McNulty.

        20             vi.    Daniel J Ruddy, born March 04, 1868 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa; died August 08, 1945 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Minnesota.  He married Margaret Walsh Aft. 1920; born October 27, 1863 in Cherry Mound, Allamakee County, Iowa; died April 17, 1944 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

+      21            vii.    Mary Ellen Nell Ruddy, born April 03, 1873 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died November 28, 1944 in Hector Township, Renville Co., Minnesota. She married Henry Wachter.

 

Generation No. 3

 

        10.  Thomas3 Ruddy (Michael2, Daniel1) was born July 1836 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, and died May 05, 1908 in Old Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He married Jane Waters September 29, 1867 in Probably McGregor St Marys, daughter of Patrick Waters.  She was born 1850 in Boyle, Ireland, and died November 11, 1888 in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. More About Thomas Ruddy and Jane Waters: Marriage: September 29, 1867, Probably McGregor St Marys

Children of Thomas Ruddy and Jane Waters are:

        45               i.    Mary Jane4 Ruddy, born October 28, 1868 in McGregor Clayton Co., Iowa; died May 22, 1887 in McGregor, Iowa -- buried McGregor Cemetery.

More About Mary Jane Ruddy: Burial: St Marys Cemetery, McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa

+      46              ii.    Michael Joseph Ruddy, born January 22, 1871 in McGregor Clayton Co., Iowa; died May 16, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County,  Utah.

        47             iii.    Thomas Francis Ruddy, born August 03, 1873 in McGregor Clayton Co., Iowa; died September 24, 1905 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

        48             iv.    Louis Patrick Ruddy, born October 19, 1876 in McGregor Clayton Co., Iowa; died June 26, 1893.

 

 

        12.  Mary Ann3 Ruddy (Michael2, Daniel1) was born 1845 in New York, Kings County, New York, and died Aft. 1910.  She married Edward O'Malley Bet. 1868 - 1870 in [Single at Baptism w/Richard in 1868 in McGregor].  He was born 1835 in Ireland (this husband is Speculative from 1880US), and died Bef. 1900 in probably Illinois.

Children of Mary Ruddy and Edward O'Malley are:

        49               i.    Kate4 O'Malley, born 1872 in There was a Kate O'Malley with Gertrude in a picture.

        50              ii.    Mary O'Malley, born May 1875.

        51             iii.    Sara O'Malley, born May 1878.

        52             iv.    Richard O'Malley, born Abt. 1879.

 

 

        13.  Richard3 Ruddy (Michael2, Daniel1) was born August 1851 in New York, Kings County, New York, and died September 23, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He married Ellen Nellie Walsh October 19, 1881 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, daughter of John Walsh and Maria Flaherty.  She was born May 16, 1863 in Allamakee County, Iowa, and died October 17, 1926 in 4729 North Laramie, Ward 41, Chicago, Illinois.

More About Ellen Nellie Walsh: Burial: October 20, 1926, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois

More About Richard Ruddy and Ellen Walsh: Marriage: October 19, 1881, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois       

Children of Richard Ruddy and Ellen Walsh are:

        53               i.    Catherine Ella4 Ruddy, born September 20, 1883 in Illinois; died Bef. 1900 in Not in US Census.

+      54              ii.    Gertrude Veronica Ruddy, born September 20, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois; died June 27, 1972 in Tucson, Arizona.

        55             iii.    Francis Ruddy, born 1885 in Cook County, Illinois; died 1887. 

More About Francis Ruddy: Burial: Calvary, Evanston, Illinois 

+      56             iv.    Richard John Ruddy, born January 29, 1889 in Chicago, Cook County Illinois; died November 03, 1971 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

+      57              v.    Alice Irene Ruddy, born April 25, 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died September 1980 in Ukiah, California. 

+      56             iv.    Richard John Ruddy, born January 29, 1889 in Chicago, Cook County Illinois; died November 03, 1971 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

+      57              v.    Alice Irene Ruddy, born April 25, 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died September 1980 in Ukiah, California.

 

        14.  Daniel3 Ruddy (Michael2, Daniel1) was born October 1854 in Syaracuse, Onondaga County, New York, and died 1952.  He married (1) Annie E. Baker August 17, 1882 in McGregor, Iowa, daughter of John Baker and Margaret.  She was born 1859 in Scotland, and died July 03, 1893.  He married (2) Rose A Lardiner June 05, 1894 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, daughter of Thomas Lardner and Marya Smith.  She was born 1865 in New York, and died Aft. 1930.

More About Annie E. Baker: Burial: St Mary's Church Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa
More About Daniel Ruddy and Annie Baker: Marriage: August 17, 1882, McGregor, Iowa
More About Daniel Ruddy and Rose Lardiner: Marriage: June 05, 1894, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois

        Children of Daniel Ruddy and Annie Baker are:

        58               i.    Mary Catherine4 Ruddy, born October 20, 1884.  She married Albert Walker May 16, 1911 in St Marys Catholic Church, McGregor, Iowa.

Notes for Mary Catherine Ruddy: Mary Catherine's birth information given for the same year as Margarita Anna Ruddy is from the LDS files.  It appears somewhat more plausible than the Margarita Reddy's August 1, 1885 entry in the Baptism records of St Marys in McGregor however more work is required.

More About Albert Walker and Mary Ruddy: Marriage: May 16, 1911, St Marys Catholic Church, McGregor, Iowa

        59              ii.    Margaret Anna Ruddy, born July 1886.  She married Joseph A Klinger 1924; born December 1894.

        60             iii.    Ellen Honora Ruddy, born June 20, 1887; died Aft. 1930 in In Chicago census 1930.

+      61             iv.    William Daniel Ruddy, born March 26, 1889 in North McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa; died May 1984 in Escanaba, Delta, Michigan.

        62              v.    John Lawrence Ruddy, born May 09, 1891 in North McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa; died October 04, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois.

        63             vi.    Gracie Ruddy, born June 29, 1893 in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa; died in Not in the 1895 Census: prob died young.

 

 

        16.  Michael3 Ruddy (James M2, Daniel1) was born August 31, 1859 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, and died January 25, 1949 in Catherine Craven's home, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He married Sarah Donnelly December 31, 1890 in Fairfax, Renville county, Minnesota, daughter of Michael Donnelly and Margaret Scanlon.  She was born December 31, 1871 in Massachusetts, and died September 24, 1899 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.

Children of Michael Ruddy and Sarah Donnelly are:

        64               i.    Catherine Katie4 Ruddy, born March 12, 1891; died September 08, 1961 in No issue.  She married Joseph M Craven Aft. 1930; born May 06, 1894; died November 1965.

+      65              ii.    Mary Mayme Ellen Ruddy, born January 12, 1892; died in California.

        66             iii.    James A Ruddy, born April 01, 1894 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died June 30, 1977 in Litchfield Hosptial, Litchfield, Minnesota.  He married Minnie Savela Martin in Minneapolis, Minnesota; born September 21, 1896 in Anoka County, Minnesota; died March 03, 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

        67             iv.    Michael Ruddy, born July 10, 1896 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died July 05, 1918 in Hospital in New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota.

Died of Appendicitis after an unsuccessful operation in the hospital at New Ulm, Minnesota. He was taken there July 1, 1918. He was not Married.

        68              v.    Twin Stillborn Ruddy, born July 01, 1898 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died July 01, 1898 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.

        69             vi.    Twin Stillborn Ruddy, born July 01, 1898 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died July 01, 1898 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota.

+      70            vii.    John Herbert Ruddy, born September 15, 1899 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died August 15, 1958 in St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

 

 

        17.  Mary Ann3 Ruddy (James M2, Daniel1) was born May 01, 1862 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, and died April 10, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She married (1) James M Porter January 27, 1881 in St John's Church Morton, Minnesota.  He died in of Alcohol in Montana.  She married (2) Frank J. Minske Aft. 1905 in Wellington Twsp, Fairfax, Renville Co. MN, son of Frederick Minske and Wilhemina Shultze.  He was born October 11, 1858 in Minnesota, and died December 15, 1924 in Wellington Township, Renville County, Minnesota.

 

Child of Mary Ruddy and James Porter is:

        71               i.    Steven J.4 Porter, born April 1882 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota; died May 18, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

More About Steven J. Porter: Burial: Buried in St Andrews

 

 

        18.  Margaret3 Ruddy (James M2, Daniel1) was born February 09, 1863 in Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, and died Aft. 1930.  She married Thomas S Butler.  He was born March 25, 1853 in Utica, New York or Canada, and died Aft. 1930 in Probably Minnesota maybe Hennepin.  

Notes for Margaret Ruddy: Margaret Ruddy is not in the 1880 census of the James Ruddy household. She was about 17 or so. There is a Maggie Ruddy listed as born in Ireland working in a hotel owned by John Perkis in Hector in Renville County that is a possibility. The date from the 1900 was March of 1863 which fits.

 Notes for Thomas S Butler: Arrived from Canada in 1878 [from 1900US census entry]

Children of Margaret Ruddy and Thomas Butler are:

+      72               i.    Mary Emma Mayme4 Butler, born June 10, 1890 in Wisconsin  Mary Wohlford June 10, 1890; died April 20, 1982 in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.

        73              ii.    James J Butler, born December 14, 1891 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota.  He married Blanche; born 1896.

Notes for James J Butler:

In 1930 m. Blanche unknown surname and was a Switchman on St Paul & Omaha RR

        74             iii.    Claude Joseph Butler, born December 14, 1891 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota; died February 16, 1966 in Minnesota.

More About Claude Joseph Butler:

Burial: February 21, 1966, Ft Snelling Natl Ceme, 7601 34th St, South Minneapolis, MN j-412

        75             iv.    Beatrice D Butler, born February 02, 1897; died June 28, 1971 in Battle Lake, Ottertail County, Minnesota.  She married Thomas Barry Abt. 1929; born 1897 in A draft card for Thomas H Barry Otter Tail 1 23 1896.

        76              v.    Anna E Butler, born 1900 in Wisconsin.

 

 

        19.  James3 Ruddy (James M2, Daniel1) was born May 04, 1866 in Fairview Township, Allamakee Co., Iowa, and died January 07, 1904 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.  He married Anna Victoria McNulty July 02, 1895 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, daughter of Bernard McNulty and Alice McPike.  She was born September 13, 1869 in West Albany, Wabasha Co., Minnesota, and died January 17, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

More About James Ruddy: Burial: January 10, 1904, Saint Andrews Cemetery, Fairfax, Minnesota

 

Children of James Ruddy and Anna McNulty are:

+      77               i.    Howard James4 Ruddy, born November 07, 1896 in probably Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died January 02, 1967 in Hilshire Village, Harris County, Texas.

        78              ii.    Francis Edward Ruddy, born July 28, 1898 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; died January 03, 1953 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

+      79             iii.    Alice I Ruddy, born March 19, 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died April 1989.

+      80             iv.    Arthur Hugh Ruddy, born April 14, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County,  Illinois; died April 23, 1987 in his home in Encinitas, San Diego County, California.

 

        21.  Mary Ellen Nell3 Ruddy (James M2, Daniel1) was born April 03, 1873 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota, and died November 28, 1944 in Hector Township, Renville Co., Minnesota.  She married Henry Wachter 1930 in Probably Fairfax, MN.  He was born August 24, 1888 in Fliess, Tyrol, Austria arrived 1913 in US, and died April 1974 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

More About Henry Wachter and Mary Ruddy: Marriage: 1930, Probably Fairfax, MN

Child of Mary Ruddy and Henry Wachter is:

+      81               i.    Carl Paul4 Wachter, born Abt. 1925 in Adopted age estimated; died 1999; Adopted child.

       

Generation No. 4

 

        46.  Michael Joseph4 Ruddy (Thomas3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born January 22, 1871 in McGregor Clayton Co., Iowa, and died May 16, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County,  Utah.  He married Bertha Lurena King October 01, 1901 in Rockwell, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, daughter of Colonel King and Mary McDonald.  She was born January 16, 1880 in West Chester, Washington County,  Iowa, and died December 09, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Children of Michael Ruddy and Bertha King are:

        91               i.    Thomas Edgar5 Ruddy, born February 21, 1903 in Rockwell City, Calhoun County, Iowa; died January 16, 1948 in Provo City, Utah State Hospital (single).

More About Thomas Edgar Ruddy:

Burial: January 19, 1948, Mount Olivet, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

+      92              ii.    Marion John Jack Ruddy, born February 08, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; died January 06, 1967 in At home in Salt Lake City of a heart attack..

        93             iii.    Richard George Ruddy, born May 29, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah; died Bef. March 25, 1978 in St. George, Washington County, Utah.  He married Gwen Jolley; born February 16, 1917; died February 20, 2003 in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia.

More About Richard George Ruddy:

Burial: March 25, 1978, Mt Olivet Cemetery 1342 East 5th South, Salt Lake City, UT

+      94             iv.    Dorothy Mildred Ruddy, born October 23, 1913 in Los Angeles, California; died May 29, 1980 in Granger, Utah.

+      95              v.    Barbara Ruth Ruddy, born February 01, 1917 in Los Angeles, California; died November 15, 1967 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

        96             vi.    Mary Ruddy, born February 01, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; died February 01, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

More About Mary Ruddy:

Burial: February 05, 1917, Mount Olivet, Salt Lake City, Utah

+      97            vii.    Living.

 

 

        54.  Gertrude Veronica4 Ruddy (Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born September 20, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois, and died June 27, 1972 in Tucson, Arizona.  She married James Edward Garrahy 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, son of John Garrahy and Bridget Kerin.  He was born 1876 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota, and died November 14, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.

 

More About Gertrude Veronica Ruddy:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery Chicago

More About James Edward Garrahy:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery Chicago

More About James Garrahy and Gertrude Ruddy:

Marriage: 1903, Chicago, Illinois

       

Children of Gertrude Ruddy and James Garrahy are:

+      98               i.    Evelyn Estrella5 Garrahy, born October 15, 1904 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota; died June 23, 1986 in Tucson, Arizona.

+      99              ii.    John Richard Garrahy, born February 17, 1906 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota; died September 17, 1967 in Detroit Michigan.

+      100           iii.    Patricia Mary Garrahy, born March 17, 1914; died February 17, 2002 in San Rafael, California.

+      101           iv.    James Edward Garrahy, born January 22, 1918 in Illinois; died January 1988 in Orange County, California.

 

 

        56.  Richard John4 Ruddy (Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born January 29, 1889 in Chicago, Cook County Illinois, and died November 03, 1971 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He married Louise Elizabeth Burkhardt July 15, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, daughter of Albert Burkhardt and Louise Kreuser.  She was born May 16, 1891 in Chicago, Cook County Illinois, and died October 25, 1969 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

More About Louise Elizabeth Burkhardt:

Burial: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois

More About Richard Ruddy and Louise Burkhardt:

Marriage: July 15, 1916, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

       

Children of Richard Ruddy and Louise Burkhardt are:

+      102             i.    Richard Arthur5 Ruddy, born May 23, 1917; died May 1981.

+      103            ii.    Eileen Louise Ruddy, born 1919 in lived at 4711 Laramie, Chicago IL.

+      104           iii.    Doris Harriet Ruddy, born 1921; died 1996.

 

 

        57.  Alice Irene4 Ruddy (Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born April 25, 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died September 1980 in Ukiah, California.  She married Thomas A Shannon, son of Martin Shannon and Mary Unknown.  He was born August 01, 1886 in St Louis, Missouri.

Children of Alice Ruddy and Thomas Shannon are:

        105             i.    Thomas A5 Shannon, born 1918.

        106            ii.    Robert J Shannon, born 1920.

 

 

        61.  William Daniel4 Ruddy (Daniel3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born March 26, 1889 in North McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa, and died May 1984 in Escanaba, Delta, Michigan.  He married Louise Strohmeyer Abt. 1918 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Anton Strohmeyer and Antoinette Lemfer.  She was born July 1892 in Illinois.

 

Children of William Ruddy and Louise Strohmeyer are:

        107             i.    Lois G5 Ruddy, born 1919.

        108            ii.    Ruth M Ruddy, born 1921.

        109           iii.    Willam Daniel Ruddy, born 1921.  He married Unknown González December 22, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; born Abt. 1937.

 

 

        65.  Mary Mayme Ellen4 Ruddy (Michael3, James M2, Daniel1) was born January 12, 1892, and died in California.  She married Mark Dennis Coleman Bet. 1914 - 1915, son of John Coleman and Elizabeth Cahill.  He was born March 16, 1888 in Wellington Twp, Renville County, Minnesota, and died July 05, 1968 in Franklin, Renville Co., Minnesota.

 

Children of Mary Ruddy and Mark Coleman are:

        110             i.    Geraldine M5 Coleman, born September 08, 1915; died June 1972.

+      111            ii.    Loan Joseph Coleman, born October 1916; died May 1944 in Alaska accident working on the ALCAN highway.

        112           iii.    Eileen M Coleman, born December 21, 1917; died November 01, 2005.

        113           iv.    Robert Emmet Coleman, born March 19, 1919 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota; died August 06, 2005 in Napa, Napa County, California.  He married Wilma Fraley; born January 15, 1918 in Phyer, Missouri; died September 29, 2000 in Napa, Napa County, California.

+      114            v.    Dorothy Sarah Coleman, born November 14, 1920; died February 06, 1999 in Spokane, Washington.

+      115           vi.    Delores M Coleman, born April 1924; died August 22, 1997 in Sonoma, Sonoma County, California.

        116          vii.    Marian G Coleman, born June 01, 1927; died November 2004 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She married James O Nichols.

 

        70.  John Herbert4 Ruddy (Michael3, James M2, Daniel1) was born September 15, 1899 in Wellington Township, Renville county, Minnesota, and died August 15, 1958 in St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.  He married Bernice Alice Jordan, daughter of John Jordan and Anna Pattison.  She was born 1902.

 

Children of John Ruddy and Bernice Jordan are:

+      117             i.    Child  Ruddy.

+      118            ii.    Child Ruddy,.

+      119           iii.    Child Ruddy.

 

 

        72.  Mary Emma Mayme4 Butler (Margaret3 Ruddy, James M2, Daniel1) was born June 10, 1890 in Wisconsin  Mary Wohlford June 10, 1890, and died April 20, 1982 in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.  She married Andrew Clayton Wohlford, son of Franklin Wohlford and Lavina Stites.  He was born April 12, 1882 in Clements, Minnesota, and died May 10, 1953 in Sonoma County, California.

 

Children of Mary Butler and Andrew Wohlford are:

        120             i.    Child.

        121            ii.    Child.

        122           iii.    Child.

+      123           iv.    Child.

 

 

        77.  Howard James4 Ruddy (James3, James M2, Daniel1) was born November 07, 1896 in probably Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died January 02, 1967 in Hilshire Village, Harris County, Texas.  He married Myrtle Belle Matters 1920 in Probably Minneapolis Minnesota, daughter of Husband Unknown and Mary Matters.  She was born September 12, 1891 in Muckwanago, Waukesha County, WI, and died June 1981 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County,  South Dakota.

 

Child of Howard Ruddy and Myrtle Matters is:

+      124             i.    Child.

 

 

        79.  Alice I4 Ruddy (James3, James M2, Daniel1) was born March 19, 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died April 1989.  She married John H Roth 1927, son of Albert Roth and Annie Naegli.  He was born 1904 in Minnesota.

 

        80.  Arthur Hugh4 Ruddy (James3, James M2, Daniel1) was born April 14, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County,  Illinois, and died April 23, 1987 in his home in Encinitas, San Diego County, California.  He married Elisabeth Gardner Palmer August 20, 1933 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, daughter of Samuel Palmer and Bertha Potter.  She was born April 21, 1906 in Union Springs, New York, and died February 02, 1999 in Baptist Hospital, Union City, Obion County, Tennessee.

 

More About Arthur Ruddy and Elisabeth Palmer:

Marriage: August 20, 1933, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York

       

Children of Arthur Ruddy and Elisabeth Palmer are:

+      127             i.    Child

        128            ii.    Child.

        129           iii.    Child.

 

        81.  Carl Paul4 Wachter (Mary Ellen Nell3 Ruddy, James M2, Daniel1) was born Abt. 1925 in Adopted age estimated, and died 1999.  He married Bergitta Mary Weinzetl Abt. 1943, daughter of Joseph Weinzetl and Anna Unknown. 

Children of Carl Wachter and Bergitta Weinzetl are:

+      130             i.    Child.

+      131            ii.    Child.

+      132           iii.    Child.

+      133           iv.    Child.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        92.  Marion John Jack5 Ruddy (Michael Joseph4, Thomas3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born February 08, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, and died January 06, 1967 in At home in Salt Lake City of a heart attack..  He married Inez Elizabeth Clive February 27, 1927 in Malad, Idaho, daughter of Heber Clive and Martha M.  She was born March 1899 in Utah, and died January 1977.

 

Children of Marion Ruddy and Inez Clive are:

+      134             i.    Child

        135            ii.    Child.

 

 

        94.  Dorothy Mildred5 Ruddy (Michael Joseph4, Thomas3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born October 23, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, and died May 29, 1980 in Granger, Utah.  She married Francis White Barnett April 17, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Alexander Barnett and Jennie White.  He was born July 18, 1915 in Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, and died February 2001 in Utah.

More About Dorothy Mildred Ruddy:

Burial: May 31, 1980, Redwood Memorial, West Jordan,SLC Co., Utah

Children of Dorothy Ruddy and Francis Barnett are:

+      136             i.    Child.

        137            ii.    Child.

 

 

        95.  Barbara Ruth5 Ruddy (Michael Joseph4, Thomas3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born February 01, 1917 in Los Angeles, California, and died November 15, 1967 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  She married (1) Unknown Highham in First Marriage probably in Salt Lake City.    She married (2) Barbee Clopp.    She married (3) Heber Brown

Child of Barbara Ruddy and Heber Brown is:

        138             i.    Child

 

 

                            

        99.  John Richard5 Garrahy (Gertrude Veronica4 Ruddy, Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born February 17, 1906 in Fairfax, Renville County, Minnesota, and died September 17, 1967 in Detroit Michigan.  He married Marie Ann Lydon in St Louis, Missouri, daughter of Martin Lydon and Ellen Unknown.  She was born February 10, 1908 in St Louis, Missouri, and died Bef. 1930 in [J.R.G. alone in 1930].

Children of John Garrahy and Marie Lydon are:

+      142             i.    Child.

+      143            ii.    Child.

        144           iii.    Child.

 

More About James Garrahy and Julie Walker:

Marriage: June 13, 1981, Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

        100.  Patricia Mary5 Garrahy (Gertrude Veronica4 Ruddy, Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born March 17, 1914, and died February 17, 2002 in San Rafael, California.  She married Paul Dressler 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, son of Jacob Dressler and Margret Stephen.  He was born November 03, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, and died 1986.

 

More About Patricia Mary Garrahy:

Burial: Tucson, Arizona

More About Paul Dressler and Patricia Garrahy:

Marriage: 1946, Chicago, Illinois

       

Child of Patricia Garrahy and Paul Dressler is:

+      145             i.    Child.

 

 

                102.  Richard Arthur5 Ruddy (Richard John4, Richard3, Michael2, Daniel1) was born May 23, 1917, and died May 1981.  He married Jean Sherry.  She died 1965.

 

                111.  Loan Joseph5 Coleman (Mary Mayme Ellen4 Ruddy, Michael3, James M2, Daniel1) was born October 1916, and died May 1944 in Alaska accident working on the ALCAN highway.  He married Marcia Unknown

       

Child of Loan Coleman and Marcia Unknown is:

        155              

        114.  Dorothy Sarah5 Coleman (Mary Mayme Ellen4 Ruddy, Michael3, James M2, Daniel1) was born November 14, 1920, and died February 06, 1999 in Spokane, Washington.  She married Unknown Wright

       

        115.  Delores M5 Coleman (Mary Mayme Ellen4 Ruddy, Michael3, James M2, Daniel1) was born April 1924, and died August 22, 1997 in Sonoma, Sonoma County, California.