Selected Families and Individuals


Michael J. SHINE [Parents] was born on 7 Apr 1903 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 25 Feb 1965 in Dallas, Texas. He was buried on 1 Mar 1965 in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Michael married Ellen (Nell) Mary SHEEHAN on 26 Oct 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Michael died of lung cancer.

Ellen (Nell) Mary SHEEHAN [Parents] was born on 24 Aug 1901 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 29 Aug 1901 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 May 1972 in Dallas, Texas. She was buried on 22 May 1972 in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Ellen married Michael J. SHINE on 26 Oct 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sponsors at Nell's baptism were Francis Thornton and Honora Thornton. Nell knew her future husband, Michael, before he emigrated to the United States, and she joined him in Kansas City, where they married.   

Of Nell and Michael's nine children, the first seven were born in Kansas City and the last two in Dallas, Texas to where the family moved when Michael took a job with the Manor Baking Comapany.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas Joseph SHINE was born in 1927. He died in 1999.
  M ii
Francis Joseph SHINE was born on 24 Oct 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. He died in 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Francis became a priest.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Josephine (Joanne) Mary SHINE was born on 12 Sep 1931. She died on 22 Jan 2012.
  M v
Michael Joseph SHINE was born about 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. He died in 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  M vi Patrick Joseph SHINE was born about 1937. He died in 1989.
  M vii Living.
  F viii Living.
  M ix Living.

Cornelius (Con) O'CONNELL was born in probably Glenbawn, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick. He died in probably U.S.. Cornelius married Margaret SHEEHAN.

Margaret SHEEHAN [Parents] was born on 15 Sep 1902 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Sep 1902 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 7 May 1978 in U.S.. Margaret married Cornelius (Con) O'CONNELL.

Sponsors at Margaret's baptism were James Hudson and Margaret Hudson.

Margaret emigrated to the United States.


John SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1914 in Direen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 4 Nov 2009 in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, Co. Limerick. John married Hanora (Nora) THORNTON on 16 Jan 1937 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John and his wife, Nonie, lived in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Hanora (Nora) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 31 May 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 2 Jun 1903 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 18 May 1984. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, Co. Limerick. Hanora married John SHANAHAN on 16 Jan 1937 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Nora's baptismal sponsors were Patrick Barrett and Catherine Brosnan.

There is an Ellis Island record for what appears to be Nora Thornton from Newtownsandes who emigrated, aged 21, in September 1924. Could this be our Nora? On the ship manifest her nearest relative in Ireland is given as "Mr. Thornton" of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes. Nora was joining a sister, "Miss M. Thornton" (could this be Mamie?) in New York City. However, I am told that our Nora and her husband lived in Dirreen, Athea. Could Nora have emigrated and returned?

They had the following children.

  F i Vera SHANAHAN was born in 1937. She died on 27 Jan 1996.
  M ii
Patrick (Paudie) SHANAHAN was born in 1939. He died on 6 Oct 2014.

Paudie lived in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He never married.

  F iii Christine (Chris) SHANAHAN was born in possibly about 1941. She died before 4 Nov 2009.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.

John (Jack) ADAMS was born about 1900 in probably Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 30 Jul 1981. John married Catherine (Kitty) THORNTON.

Jack and Kitty lived on Main St. in Glin.

Catherine (Kitty) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 2 Jun 1906 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 5 Jun 1906 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 9 Jul 1983. Catherine married John (Jack) ADAMS.

Kitty's baptismal sponsors were Michael McAuliffe and Catherine Barry.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

Patrick (Paddy) COLLINS was born about 1926. He died on 27 Nov 2004. Patrick married Vera SHANAHAN.

Vera SHANAHAN [Parents] was born in 1937. She died on 27 Jan 1996. Vera married Patrick (Paddy) COLLINS.

Vera, a primary school teacher, lived in Templeathea, Co. Limerick. She and her husband, Paddy, were well known in Irish horse-racing circles.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Living.

Christine (Chris) SHANAHAN [Parents] was born in possibly about 1941. She died before 4 Nov 2009. Christine married Thomas (Tom) O'SULLIVAN.


Living.

Living [Parents].


Living.

Living [Parents].


John (Johnny) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1915 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 May 1995. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Bridget O'CONNOR.

Bridget O'CONNOR [Parents] was born about 1913 in probably Glenalappa East, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 11 Dec 2001 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bridget married John (Johnny) THORNTON.

Bridget and Johnny lived in Glenalappa, Moyvane.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Mary THORNTON was born on 9 Mar 1941. She died on 20 Aug 1966.
  M iii Living.
  F iv Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  i Living.
  ii Living.

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