Descendants of Johanna LYONS / LYNES (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fourth Generation

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198. Margaret (Peggy) THORNTON (Myles THORNTON , Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) 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.

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

Margaret married Richard (Dick) SHEEHAN, son of Thomas (Tom) SHEEHAN and Mary Anne HUDSON, on 9 Jan 1930 in probably Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard 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.

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

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

They had the following children.

  513 M i Living.
+ 514 F ii Mary SHEEHAN was born in Aug 1933. She died on 15 Sep 2010.
  515 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.

+ 516 M iv John J. SHEEHAN was born in Apr 1942. He died on 16 Aug 2003.
  517 M v
Richard SHEEHAN was born in Jul 1944 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Richard died in infancy.
  518 M vi Living.
        Living married Living.

200. John (Johnny) THORNTON (Myles THORNTON , Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) 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, daughter of Edmond O'CONNOR and Margaret WINDLE. Bridget 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 and Johnny lived in Glenalappa, Moyvane.

They had the following children.

+ 519 F i Living.
+ 520 F ii Mary THORNTON was born on 9 Mar 1941. She died on 20 Aug 1966.
  521 M iii Living.
        Living married Living.
  522 F iv Living.
        Living married Living.

201. Michael (Mickie) THORNTON (Myles THORNTON , Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born in Jul 1917 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 17 Aug 1967.

Mickie was only 50 years of age when he died.

Michael married Living.

They had the following children.

  523 M i Living.
        Living married Living.
  524 M ii Living.
  525 F iii Living.
  526 F iv Living.
  527 F v Living.
  528 F vi Living.

202. Francis (Frank) THORNTON (Myles THORNTON , Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born in Sep 1919 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 26 Mar 1989 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Francis married Bridget DORE, daughter of Michael DORE and Hannah DUNNE. Bridget was born about 1921 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 11 Oct 1968 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bridget died at the age of just 47.

They had the following children.

  529 M i Living.
+ 530 M ii Myles A. THORNTON was born in 1944. He died in 2007.
  531 M iii
Michael (Mick) THORNTON was born in 1947 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.
+ 532 M iv Francis THORNTON was born in 1949. He died in 2007.
  533 F v Living.
        Living married Living.
  534 F vi Living.
        Living married Living.
  535 M vii Living.

210. Francis (Frank) THORNTON (James (Jim) THORNTON , Hanora (Norrie) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) 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.

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).

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

They had the following children.

  536 M i Living.
  537 M ii Living.
  538 M iii Living.
        Living married Living.

211. John (Jack) Joseph HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 4 Sep 1881 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Sep 1881 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Apr 1965 in San Diego, California.

Jack's baptismal sponsors were Patrick Kearney and Catherine Buckley.

Jack emigrated to the United States in 1900 and settled in El Paso, Texas.

According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, dated 12 September 1918, Jack was living in El Paso and working as an "outside manager" at the American Laundry Company. El Paso City Directories tell us that Jack and his wife, Margaret, were still in El Paso in 1927 and 1932 and owned or worked at Royal Cleaners & Dyers. By 1940, according to the census of that year, Jack was working as "hotel police".   

Jack died in California in 1965 but we do not know if he had actually moved there.

John married Margaret B. QUIGLEY on 9 Sep 1914 in El Paso, Texas. Margaret was born about 1884 in Ireland.

Margaret emigrated to the United States in 1900 and settled in El Paso, Texas where she worked for a time as a nurse.

In the 1940 census Margaret is listed as the sole member of her household. She owned her own home, located at 2931 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, and worked in the laundry business.

They had the following children.

  539 M i
'unknown' HANRAHAN (male) was born on 21 Sep 1917 in El Paso, Texas. He died on 21 Sep 1917 in El Paso, Texas.

This son of Jack and Margaret's was stillborn.
  540 M ii
John Daniel HANRAHAN was born on 1 Jun 1920 in El Paso, Texas. He died on 10 Dec 1969 in San Francisco. He was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

John served in the Navy in World War II.
  541 F iii Living.

214. Ellen (Nellie) HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 26 Feb 1886 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 27 Feb 1886 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 2 Feb 1936 in San Francisco. She was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Nellie's baptismal sponsors were Michael Hanrahan and [first name not recorded] Hanrahan.

Nellie emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco where she worked as a nurse, married and had a family. She died of scarlet fever aged only 49.

Ellen married Percy SARGENT, son of 'unknown' SARGENT and 'unknown' SASSELLI, about 1918 in California. Percy was born on 24 Feb 1894 in Santa Clara, California. He died on 15 Jun 1966 in San Francisco. He was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California.

Percy's parents were French-speaking Swiss. At the time of the 1920 and 1930 censuses Percy was working as a salesman for a cigarette company. The 1940 census tells us he was working as a waiter at that time.

They had the following children.

  542 M i
Benjamin F. SARGENT was born on 13 Dec 1919 in San Francisco. He died on 26 Feb 2005 in San Jose, California.

Following studies at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California, Benjamin was ordained a priest in 1951. He taught at a number of high schools and at the University of San Francisco, and for 20 years was chaplain at Kaiser Permanente and U.S. Fort Miley Veterans Hospitals. He was also involved in assisting AIDS victims and immigrants from El Salvador. Fr. Benjamin spent his retirement in Berkeley, California.
  543 F ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  544 M iii Living.
+ 545 F iv Alice C. SARGENT was born on 10 Dec 1924. She died on 21 Dec 2000.
+ 546 F v Living.

215. Mary Jane HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 22 Jun 1887 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 26 Jun 1887 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Mar 1970 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary's baptismal sponsors were Michael Hanrahan and Johanna Hanrahan.

Mary Jane and her husband, Tim, were second cousins (through the Cunningham family).

Mary married Timothy (Tim) KENNELLY, son of Daniel (Dan) KENNELLY and Catherine (Kate) THORNTON, on 16 Nov 1909 in Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Timothy was born on 5 Nov 1881 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 7 Nov 1881 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Apr 1955 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Tim emigrated to the United States where he lived for a number of years (including some time in San Francisco) before returning to Ireland at the age of about 27 and taking over the running of the family farm.

Tim and his wife, Mary Jane, lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane. I have been told that they had 15 children but I can find evidence of just 12.

They had the following children.

+ 547 M i Daniel (Danny) Joseph KENNELLY is printed as #488.
  548 F ii Catherine Mary KENNELLY is printed as #489.
  549 M iii John Joseph (John Joe) KENNELLY is printed as #490.
+ 550 M iv James (Jimmy) KENNELLY is printed as #491.
  551 M v Michael Francis KENNELLY is printed as #492.
  552 F vi Elizabeth (Eilís) KENNELLY is printed as #493.
  553 M vii William Joseph KENNELLY is printed as #494.
  554 M viii Patrick (Pat) KENNELLY is printed as #495.
  555 F ix Mary (Mai) Jane KENNELLY is printed as #496.
  556 M x Living is printed as #497.
  557 F xi Catherine (Cathy) KENNELLY is printed as #498.
+ 558 F xii Bridget (Breda) KENNELLY is printed as #499.

216. Josephine (Johanna) HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 7 Oct 1888 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 Oct 1888 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.

Johanna's baptismal sponsors were Michael Buckley and Catherine Hanrahan.

Josephine married Denis MCMAHON, son of John MCMAHON, on 18 Jul 1918 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. Denis was born about 1882 in Co. Clare. He died.

Denis was a policeman.

They had the following children.

  559 M i Living.
  560 M ii Living.
  561 M iii Living.
  562 M iv Living.
  563 F v Living.
  564 F vi Living.
+ 565 F vii Josephine (Ina) MCMAHON was born in 1930. She died on 29 Aug 2009.
  566 viii Living.

217. Timothy (Tim) Bernard HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 16 Jun 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 1971 in El Paso, Texas.

Tim emigrated to the United States in 1911. He settled in El Paso, Texas where he owned and ran a dry cleaning company, Able Cleaners Inc. He died of cardiac failure in El Paso aged 79.

Timothy married Mary Elizabeth WARD, daughter of 'unknown' WARD and Theresa WARD?, on 11 Feb 1925 in El Paso, Texas. Mary was born in 1903 in El Paso, Texas. She died on 27 May 1996 in El Paso.

They had the following children.

  567 F i
Mary Anne HANRAHAN was born on 2 Nov 1925 in El Paso, Texas. She died on 20 Sep 1995 in El Paso, Texas.
  568 M ii Living.

219. Patrick (Pat) HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 16 Mar 1896 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 18 Mar 1896 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 Apr 1969 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Pat's baptismal sponsors were Michael Hanrahan and Mary Hanrahan.

Patrick married Breda (Julia) SHANAHAN, daughter of Patrick (Paddy) SHANAHAN and Bridget SULLIVAN, on 28 Sep 1929 in Newcastle registration district, Co. Limerick. Breda was born about 1903 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 30 Aug 1968 in Limerick. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Julia and Patrick lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

+ 569 M i John Michael HANRAHAN was born about 1930. He died in Mar 2004.
  570 M ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  571 M iii
Michael HANRAHAN was born in 1933. He died on 5 Feb 1999 in Dublin. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Michael was ordained a priest in 1959. He ministered in Florida, mainly in the parish of Our Lady of the Lakes in Deltona and also in the parish of St. Teresa's in Titusville.

  572 M iv Living.
  573 M v Living.
  574 M vi Living.
        Living married Living.
  575 M vii Living.
        Living married Living.
  576 F viii Living.
        Living married Living.

220. Elizabeth (Lily) HANRAHAN (John (The Major) HANRAHAN , Margaret (Peg) CUNNINGHAM , Johanna ) was born on 10 Oct 1897 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 12 Oct 1897 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 10 Nov 1943 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Lily's baptismal sponsors were Jeremiah Hanrahan and Mary Hudson.

Prior to her marriage to Paddy, Lily's parents had arranged a marriage between her and someone else. However, Lily and Paddy had fallen in love, so they eloped. After their marriage they lived in Kilbaha where their first child was born. The move to Urlee in Lisselton (in about 1923) came about because they bought or were given the farm of Lily's uncle Mike Buckley and his wife, Maria (née Kissane) who had no children.

Lily and Paddy were second cousins once removed as Paddy's great-grandfather Bryan Cunningham and Lily's grandmother Margaret (Peg) Cunningham were brother and sister.

Lily was only 46 years of age when she died (of "bronchial asthma").

Elizabeth married Patrick (Paddy) FINUCANE, son of William (Bill) FINUCANE and Mary Anne (Mainanne) O'CONNOR, in 1920 in Listowel Church, Co. Kerry. Patrick was born on 5 Dec 1899 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 Apr 1984 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Paddy was elected to Kerry County Council in 1942, and in 1943 he was elected as TD (Teachta Dála, meaning member of parliament) for Clann na Talún (the Farmers' Party). At a later stage he was elected to the Dáil as an Independent TD. He was never defeated at election time, and in 1969 he retired after 26 years in the Dáil. His main achievement as a TD was the implementation of the Brick and Cashen drainage scheme which proved vital in the prevention of flooding in north Kerry.

During World War II, Paddy played a role in bringing evacuated German children to North Kerry. These children would stay initially in Glencree, Co. Wicklow from where they would be sent to live with Irish families for the duration of the war. Paddy found homes for over twenty of these children in North Kerry. Two of the children lived with Paddy and his family, and one lived with Paddy's brother Jack and his family in Clounprohus, Moyvane. The children attended the local schools and even learned Irish.  

They had the following children.

+ 577 M i Living.
+ 578 M ii William (Liam) Gerard FINUCANE was born on 8 Aug 1924. He died on 4 Nov 1995.
+ 579 F iii Living.
+ 580 F iv Mary Ann (Mona) FINUCANE was born on 13 Apr 1929. She died on 29 Apr 2010.
  581 F v
Ellen (Eileen) Mary Jane FINUCANE was born on 5 May 1931 in Urlee, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. She died on 5 Jun 2013 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in St. John's Church cemetery, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Eileen emigrated to the United States and settled in Teaneck, New Jersey where she lived for a number of years. She later returned to Ireland.

       
Ellen married Ronald (Ron) KENNEDY on 21 Apr 1973 in St. Anastasia Church, Teaneck, New Jersey. Ronald was born on 1 Jun 1941 in Dundee, Scotland. He died before 5 Jun 2013.

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