Philip was baptised on 20th September 1887, his parents were James and and Catherine Cooney, his sponsors were Patrick and Annie Connell.
In 1901, he was living in William Street, Bailieborough with his father James 40, a mason, who was born in Donegal, his mother Kate 40, sisters Hannah M. 18 a shop assistant, M. Agnes 16 a dressmaker, brothers Bernard F. 14 and Michael 6. In 1911, just his parents and two brothers are living together.
Philip Ward emigrated on 10 October 1907 on the Teutonic. He was 19 and a brick mason. He said his father was James Ward from Bailieborough. He had $10 with him that his father gave him. He was going to his cousin Joseph Ward, who lived at 639 3rd Avenue, New York. He was 5’6” tall, had a dark complexion and had black hair and blue eyes.
Alice Ainley had emigrated in 1910, she was born in 1890, she was from Dublin and gave her cousin Delia Fagan, in 18 Davis Street Dublin as the person who knew her in Ireland. On 13th July 1912, he married Alice Ainley in Manhattan, New York.
On 8th April 1916, he had sailed from Liverpool on board the Lapland, on this manifest he stated he worked as a bar keeper, however he had been ill on this journey and it stated that he was discharged from hospital. He was returning to New York with $25 to his brother Michael who lived at 100 East 87 Street, New York.
Philip and family
In 1917, he completed his draft papers and stated that he was working as a bar tender and they lived in 425 West Street 22nd Street, New York and that he claimed exemption from being drafted on the basis of having a wife and 2 children. In 1918, he applied for a Passport to go abroad for 3 months, attached to his application was a letter dated 3rd December 1917, in which he was thanked for money he had sent them and their address was Rockfield House, Bailieborough. On the 1st March 1919, he applied for an emergency passport from the American Embassy in London for himself, his wife Alice Ainley and their two children Philip Joseph born in New York City on 8th February 1913 and Bernard born in Bailieborough on 17th April 1916. He advised that he had been naturalised as a US citizen on 5th October 1917 and that he had left United States on 16th September 1918, arriving in Liverpool on 29th September 1918 and since that had resided temporarily in Bailieborough.
In 1920, they were living with their daughter Catherine aged 5 months and his brother Michael in 56 Street and in 1930 they lived in West 54th Street and he was working as a Head Porter, a son Michael aged 9 was born since the last census. In 1935 and 1940 they lived in the same place, in 9th Avenue.
|Date of Birth||20th Sep 1887|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||James Cooney|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Catherine Cooney|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Alice Ainley|
|Place & Date of Marriage||13th July 1912, Manhattan, New York.|