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Date of Birth 1848 (circa)  
Date of Death 1st Oct 1887  
Occupation Blacksmith  
Place of Death Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois  
Townland born Waterford County  
Names of Siblings Patrick  
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  • Michael Gooley married Catherine Fitzgerald in Chicago, IL.  They had 7 children but 2 died as infants.  Michael and Catherine died in Chicago, IL just 3 weeks apart.  A sister by the name of Mary Fitzgerald came over from Ireland to finish raising the children.  I only know that she may have arrived about 1887 or 1888.  Catherine and Mary's parent's names may have been Richard Fitzgerald and Catherine Hogan but I have no real proof of this.  I don't have birthdates either.  Ireland's depressing history is too destroyed to find much before 1901.  My great grandparents show up in Chicago, IL in 1870 where they married.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.  




    Waterford, also Cork

    Sunday 1st April 2018, 06:51PM