Patrick Joseph Flaherty 1872

Patrick Joseph Flaherty 1872

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Patrick Joseph (P J) Flaherty was born on May 4, 1872, in Ireland in Silevenavadoge, a townland in Kerry near Tralee. He was baptized the day after he was born. Family narrative is that his son, Thomas, thought for years that Patrick was born on St Patrick's Day! St Patrick's Day was always celebrated in the household in part because it was Patrick's saint's day. Family narrative, supported by a census report, is that he emigrated to NYC about 1898. No ship manifest was found of his immigration as of 2021. Patrick had eleven children, including a son, Thomas Francis, with Mary Crean. His poetry was published. He was a member of the local Democratic party. He was president of the Holy Name Society of St Margaret's Church. Patrick Joseph Flaherty died on April 6, 1953, in Connecticut, at the age of 80. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery. Many of his relatives, including his wife, were also buried there.

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Date of Birth 1st May 1872  
Date of Death 6th Apr 1953  
Associated Building (s) Ballyroe Schoolhouse  
New Type Family narrative, supported by a census report, is that he emigrated to NYC about 1898. The family would like to have documentation of P J Flaherty on a ship manifest, however.  
     

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  • PJ's American son, Tom, recalled how every St Patrick's Day the family had a big celebration. For many years, Tom thought that his father had been born on March 17th.  He was surprised to learn his father's birthdate many years later.

    SLPinMONTANA

    Monday 18th January 2021, 05:23PM
  • PJ Flaherty's family have only a couple of his poems.  When PJ lived in Connecticut, he was known for his poetic art.  If you knew of him there, do you have any poems that you can share with us -- his family?!  Carol Flaherty

    SLPinMONTANA

    Monday 18th January 2021, 05:25PM
  • About 1898 was the emigration of P J Flaherty to the USA. As of 2021, the family has been unable to ensure his name on a ship manifest, nor the name of the ship.

    SLPinMONTANA

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 03:34PM

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