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John MCENERY [Parents] was born on 24 Oct 1872 in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 25 Oct 1872 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 16 Mar 1939 in Queens, New York City. John married Maria CREGAN about 1898 in U.S..

Sponsors at John's baptism were Richard Hudson and Catherine Enright.

The 1900 census tells us that John emigrated to the United States in 1891 and was working as a railroad conductor in New York. He and his family were living at the time in Manhattan and by 1910 they had moved to the Bronx.

Maria CREGAN was born in May 1865 in Co. Limerick. Maria married John MCENERY about 1898 in U.S..

According to the 1900 United States census, Maria emigrated to the U.S. in 1892. The 1910 census tells us that she was working as a seamstress at the time. We also learn that she and her husband, John, had had six children, three of whom (listed below) were alive at the time of the census.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary (Mae) MCENERY was born in Oct 1899. She died in 1966.
  F ii Josephine MCENERY was born about 1900. She died in 1954.
  M iii Thomas John MCENERY was born in 1902. He died in 1988.

Thomas John MCENERY [Parents] was born in 1902 in Manhattan, New York City. He died in 1988 in Safety Harbor, Florida. Thomas married Louise STEGER in 1934.

Born in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Thomas later lived in the South Bronx and in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Louise STEGER was born about 1905. She died. Louise married Thomas John MCENERY in 1934.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.

Jeremiah MCENERY [Parents] was born on 5 Aug 1884 in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Aug 1884 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 6 May 1924 in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Jeremiah married Mary BIGGANE on 20 Feb 1912 in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Sponsors at Jeremiah's baptism were John McEnery and Mary McEnery.

Jeremiah farmed in Tubbertureen. His death certificate tells us that he died of "chronic nephritis (one month)". He was 39 years old.

Mary BIGGANE [Parents] was born in probably Ballynamuddagh, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died after 6 May 1924. Mary married Jeremiah MCENERY on 20 Feb 1912 in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Mary probably came from Ballynamuddagh, Glin, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary MCENERY was born on 11 Jan 1913. She died.
  M ii
Michael MCENERY was born in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in U.S..

Michael emigrated to the United States. He lived in Hackensack, New Jersey.
  F iii Bridget MCENERY died.
  M iv
Thomas MCENERY was born in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Thomas died at the age of 16.
  M v Gerard MCENERY was born in 1921. He died on 29 Apr 1998.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Michael MCENERY [Parents] was born on 22 Apr 1910 in Tubbertureen, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died. Michael married Margaret SCANLON.

Michael farmed in either Leitrim Middle or Leitrim West, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret SCANLON died. Margaret married Michael MCENERY.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

John DOWER [Parents] was born about 14 Jun 1790 in probably Gortnagloss, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 14 Jun 1790. He died in probably Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. John married 'UNKNOWN'.

John moved from Templeglantine to Newtownsandes in neighbouring Co. Kerry where he married a local girl. They and their family lived in the townland of Moyvane South (also called Shronagraga) in Newtownsandes parish.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married John DOWER.

John's wife was from Newtownsandes.

They had the following children.

  M i John DORE died in 1897.
  M ii Richard DOWER was born about 1824. He died on 11 Dec 1908.
  M iii James DOWER.

Maurice DOWER [Parents] was born about 1758 in Gortnagloss, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick. Maurice married Mary DOWER in 1782.

There was a Maurice Dower of Gortnagloss who settled in the parish of Killeedy (also spelled Kileedy), near Newcastle West, sometime in the early years of the 18th century, who may have been a son of Maurice above (we are aware of only two sons, Robert and James, listed below). The information on the Maurice Dower of Kileedy comes from photo of a handwritten family tree on the 'Moyvane and District' page of Jer Kennelly's online album collection (see Links page on this website) which tells us the following:

"Myles or Sean Cunningham settled in Killeedy [near Newcastle West], Co. Limerick and on 19th Jan. 1851 married Eliz. Dore of [what looks like] Darrery [a townland in Kileedy] whose grandfather, Maurice Dower, had come down to Killeedy from Gortnagloss about the same time as James Dower [son of Maurice above] moved to Newtownsandes. Maurice and James may have been brothers".

Note: I have located a marriage record for Elizabeth Dore of Killeedy above. Howeve she married an Oliver Cunningham, not Myles or Sean Cunningham. The marriage, which took place in Killeedy on 28 February 1851, was witnessed by John Regan and James Mullane.

Mary DOWER died. Mary married Maurice DOWER in 1782.

Mary and her husband were cousins (exact type unknown). It is likely they had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

  M i
Robert DOWER was born about 10 Aug 1783 in probably Gortnagloss, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 10 Aug 1783.

Robert was the first-born child of Maurice and Mary.
  M ii James DOWER was born about 1784.
  M iii
Michael DOWER was born about 1786.
  M iv
Patrick DOWER was born about 1788.
  M v John DOWER was born about 14 Jun 1790.

James DOWER [Parents] was born in probably Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died in probably Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. James married Ellen O'CONNOR.

James was only 48 years of age when he died.

Ellen O'CONNOR [Parents] was born in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died in probably Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Ellen married James DOWER.

Ellen's father Richard give her and her husband 54 areas of land in Rathoran.

They had the following children.

  M i William DOWER was born in 1823. He died before 2 Apr 1911.
  M ii
Richard DOWER was born in 1825 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
  M iii
John DOWER was born in 1827 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
  M iv
Cornelius DOWER was born in 1832 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
  F v
Mary DOWER was born in 1834 in Rathoran, Kilmeany, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Richard O'CONNOR died.

He had the following children.

  F i Ellen O'CONNOR.

Richard DOWER [Parents] was born about 1824 in probably Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died on 11 Dec 1908. He was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry. Richard married Johanna MCENERY.

Johanna MCENERY was born on 4 May 1836 in probably Shanavaugha, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Jun 1927. She was buried in Duagh Cemetery, Co. Kerry. Johanna married Richard DOWER.

Johanna and Richard lived in Shanavaugha, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Most of their children emigrated to New Zealand or to Pittsburgh in the United States. Johanna was only 41 years of age when she died.

Ivan Tuite in New Zealand, a great-great-grandson of Johanna and Richard, has very kindly provided most of the information below on Richard, Johanna and their descendants. If you would like further information on the Dowar family or if you would like to contribute to the Dower family tree, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees and I will pass on Ivan's email address.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary (Minnie) DOWER was born in 1862. She died in 1912.
  F ii Ellen DOWER was born on 6 May 1863. She died in 1934.
  F iii Margaret DOWER was born in 1865.
  M iv James Valentine DOWER was born in 1867.
  M v
William DOWER was born in 1868 in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. He died in 1942.
  F vi Hannah DOWER was born on 25 Dec 1872. She died about 1925.
  F vii Norah DOWER was born in 1873. She died in 1932.
  F viii Bridget DOWER was born in 1876. She died in 1963.
  F ix
Catherine DOWER was born in 1879 in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. She died in 1978 in Pittsburgh.

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