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Patrick DALTON was born in Tooreendonnell, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died. Patrick married Mary CUNNINGHAM.

Patrick and Mary lived in Glin where thay ran a grocery store. Patick died when his children were quite young.

Mary CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 10 Mar 1906 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Mar 1906 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 16 Nov 1984 in Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in the Churchyard, Glin, Co. Limerick. Mary married Patrick DALTON.

Baptismal sponsors were Nicholas Costello and Mary Shine.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  iii Living.

Myles P. KEARNEY [Parents] was born on 26 Mar 1910 in Moyvane village, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 26 Mar 1910 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Jun 2003. He was buried on 20 Jun 2003 in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Myles married Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM on 14 Jan 1936 in Church of St. Joseph, Limerick.

Baptismal sponsors were Thomas Culhane and Ellen Culhane.

Hanora (Nora) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 10 Nov 1907 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Nov 1907 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 22 Nov 1982. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Myles P. KEARNEY on 14 Jan 1936 in Church of St. Joseph, Limerick.

Baptismal sponsors were Michael Foran and Ellen Enright.

Nora and her husband, Myles Kearney, who were third cousins (through the Cunninghams), lived in Moyvane South, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

James (Jim) MAHONY died before 2 Jul 1982. James married Catherine CUNNINGHAM.

Jim and Catherine had no children. They lived in Glin, Co. Limerick.

Catherine CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 28 Oct 1904 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 30 Oct 1904 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Jul 1982. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Catherine married James (Jim) MAHONY.

Baptismal sponsors were Patrick Foran and Mary Shine.


John (Jack) FITZMAURICE [Parents] was born on 22 Dec 1916. He died on 19 Mar 1998 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Maud CUNNINGHAM.

Jack and Maud lived in Moyvane village.

Maud CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 2 Apr 1918 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She died on 27 Feb 1974 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Maud married John (Jack) FITZMAURICE.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

John (Jack) FITZMAURICE died.

He had the following children.

  M i John (Jack) FITZMAURICE was born on 22 Dec 1916. He died on 19 Mar 1998.

Michael O'DONNELL [Parents] died. Michael married Mary Imelda LEAHY.

Mary Imelda LEAHY [Parents] was born on 22 Sep 1914 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Feb 1942 in Sandfield, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Kilmoylan Cemetery, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick. Mary married Michael O'DONNELL.

Mary, who was only 27 years of age when she died, lived in Sandfield, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.


Bernard C. CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born about 1903 in probably Chicago. He died in possibly June 1974. Bernard married Margaret H. 'UNKNOWN' (Caution: not verified).

Bernard's godmother was Clara Johnson (née Hudson), daughter of Jeremiah Hudson and first cousin of Bernard's father.

Bernard was an accountant. He lived on South Morgan St. in Chicago where he and his wife raised four children.

Margaret H. 'UNKNOWN' (Caution: not verified) was born about 1916 in Michigan. She died. Margaret married Bernard C. CUNNINGHAM.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  iii Living.
  iv Living.

Francis (Frank) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 29 Aug 1908 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 30 Aug 1908 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 21 Oct 1997 in Chicago. Francis married Margaret (Marge) O'CONNOR in 1942.

Frank's baptismal sponsors were Francis Thornton and Catherine Brassil.

Frank emigrated to the United States in 1929 and settled in Chicago. In 1939 he joined the Chicago Police Department where he served until his retirement in 1965. His career as a police officer was interrupted during World War II when he served for three and a half years with the U.S. Army in Italy and Africa.

A talented flute and tin whistle player, Frank immersed himself in the promotion of Irish music in Chicago, forming the Thornton Drum and Fife Band, giving tin whistle lessons, composing songs and leading several major concert tours to Ireland. He was one of the founders of the United States branch of Comhaltas (Comhaltas is an organisation that promotes traditional Irish music, song, dance and language).

Margaret (Marge) O'CONNOR was born in Feans, Causeway, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Aug 1980 in Chicago. Margaret married Francis (Frank) THORNTON in 1942.

They had the following children.

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

James (Jim) THORNTON [Parents] was born about 6 May 1864 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 8 May 1864 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. James married Margaret HANRAHAN on 27 Feb 1900 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jim's baptismal sponsors were Thomas Cronin and Mary Stack.

Margaret HANRAHAN [Parents] was born on 16 Apr 1865 in The Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married James (Jim) THORNTON on 27 Feb 1900 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

We know from a memorial card that a Mrs. Margaret Thornton of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes died on 17th January 1953 aged 87 years and nine months. Could Mrs. Thornton be Margaret above?

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Patrick Hanrahan and Catherine Hanrahan.

They had the following children.

  F i
Honora (Nonie) THORNTON was born on 1 Nov 1900 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 3 Nov 1900 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 6 Aug 1986 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Nonie's baptismal sponsors were Francis Thornton and Mary Hanrahan.

Nonie never married and lived with her brother Jack, who was also unmarried, in Kilbaha.

  M ii
James THORNTON was born on 3 Jan 1902 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Jan 1902 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died before 6 Aug 1986.

James's baptismal sponsor was Honora Barrett.
  M iii
John (Jack) THORNTON was born on 15 Dec 1903 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 17 Dec 1903 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died before 6 Aug 1986.

Sponsors at Jack's baptism were Jeremiah Hanrahan and Honora Hudson.

Jack, who never married, lived with his unmarried sister, Nora, on the family farm in Kilbaha.

  M iv Francis (Frank) THORNTON was born on 29 Aug 1908. He died on 21 Oct 1997.

Richard (Dick) SHEEHAN [Parents] was born on 29 Jan 1905 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 2 Feb 1905 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 May 1978. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Margaret (Peggy) THORNTON on 9 Jan 1930 in probably Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Dick's baptism were Michael Hanrahan and Helen Hanrahan.

Dick, Peggy and their family lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane.

Margaret (Peggy) THORNTON [Parents] was born on 25 Nov 1911 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Nov 1911 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 8 Jul 1992. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Richard (Dick) SHEEHAN on 9 Jan 1930 in probably Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Peggy's baptismal sponsors were Michael Hanrahan and Julia Hanrahan.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas (Tom) SHEEHAN was born in Jan 1931 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Apr 2017 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Tom was a primary school teacher and lived in Kilbaha. He worked for a number of years in Co. Cavan.

  F ii Mary SHEEHAN was born in Aug 1933. She died on 15 Sep 2010.
  M iii
Myles B. SHEEHAN was born in Jul 1937 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 13 Mar 1953 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Myles was only 15 years of age when he died.

  M iv John J. SHEEHAN was born in Apr 1942. He died on 16 Aug 2003.
  M v
Richard SHEEHAN was born on 8 Jul 1944 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 Jul 1944 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Richard died two days after birth.
  M vi Living.

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