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Ellen DOONA

Ellen DOONA

Female 1890 - 1981  (90 years)

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  • Name Ellen DOONA 
    Born 5 Apr 1890  Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 6 Apr 1890  Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Area - KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - GLENBEIGH/GLENCAR
      Baptism of HELEN DOONA of COOLROE on 6 April 1890
      Name HELEN DOONA
      Date of Birth 5 April 1890
      Address COOLROE
      Father MICHAEL DOONA
      Mother HELEN GRIFFIN
      Sponsor 1 THOMAS GRIFFIN
      Sponsor 2 BRIDGET GRIFFIN
      Priest REV. P. O'REGAN
      Book Number Page Entry Number Record_Identifier
      B 6 25 KY-RC-BA-250869
    Birth [1890]  Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth [1891]  Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth [1891]  Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth 15 Apr 1890  [Other] Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth 7 May 1890  Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Ellen Doona
      Ireland Civil Registration Indexes
      Name Ellen Doona
      Event Type Birth
      Event Date Apr - Jun 1890
      Event Place Cahersiveen, Ireland
      Registration District Cahersiveen
      Volume Number 5
      Citing this Record
      "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FBDQ-2Y9 : 10 March 2018), BIRTHS entry for Ellen Doona; citing Cahersiveen, , vol. 5, p. 48, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,063.
      Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
      Page Number 48
      GS Film number 101063
      Digital Folder Number 004193977
      Image Number 00112

      SR District/Reg Area - Caherciveen
      Birth of ELLEN DOONA in 1890
      Name ELLEN DOONA
      Date of Birth 1890
      Group Registration ID 9576718
      SR District/Reg Area Caherciveen
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1890/02424/1902857.pdf
      271 1890 Seventh May Ballinakilla Ellen Female Michael Doona Ballinakilla Ellen Doona formerly Griffin Farmer Michael Doona [His mark] Father Ballinakilla Seventeenth June 1890 Maurice Breen Registrar
    Birth 1892  Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Education 31 Mar 1901  [2
    No RW 
    Language 31 Mar 1901  English Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  [2
    Scholar 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  Coolroe Lower, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education 3 Apr 1911  [3
    Read/write 
    Language 3 Apr 1911  Irish/English Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion 3 Apr 1911  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 3 Apr 1911  Coolroe Lower, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Education 18 Apr 1913  [7
    Can read/write 
    Complexion 18 Apr 1913  Fair Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Next of kin 18 Apr 1913  Father: Michael Doona, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration Between 18 Apr 1913 and 23 Apr 1913  Celtic: Queenstown to New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 18 Apr 1913  [7
    Housemaid 
    Residence 18 Apr 1913  Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    _EYEC 18 Apr 1913  [7
    Grey 
    _HAIR 18 Apr 1913  [7
    Red 
    _HEIG 18 Apr 1913  [7
    5'3" 
    Complexion 25 Apr 1913  Pale Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration From 25 Apr 1913 to 3 May 1913  Cedric: Queenstown to New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • She seems to be Travelling with John Lyon , also born in Glenbeigh, who was meeting brother Thomas Lyons 518 West 4th Street, NYC. Mother: Johanna Lyon, Cohaveen, Glenbeigh.
    Occupation 25 Apr 1913  [7
    Servant 
    Residence 25 Apr 1913  Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    _EYEC 25 Apr 1913  [7
    Blue 
    _HAIR 25 Apr 1913  [7
    Brown 
    _HEIG 25 Apr 1913  [7
    5' 
    Residence 1946  15 Ringgold Street, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 22 Aug 1946  Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1961  11 Sherrington Court, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Death 11 Mar 1981  Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The Morning Union
      Springfield, Mass.
      Thursday, March 12, 1981
      Helen Griffin
      Helen (Downey) Griffin, 90, of 25 Saab Court, Springfield,
      widow of Lawrence B. Griffin, died Wednesday in Mercy
      Hospital, Springfield. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, she
      lived here 60 years. She was a communicant of Sacred
      Heart Church and a charter member of the Woman's
      Auxilary of the John Boyle O'Reilly Club. The funeral will
      be Saturday morning at Edward F. O'Donnell Funeral
      Home and in the church with burial in St. Michael's
      Cemetery. Donations may be made to the renovation
      fund of the church or the John Boyle O'Reilly scholarship
      fund.
    Aged 11 Mar 1981  90 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Meeting Mrs J J O'Sullivan, 84 Bridge Street, Waterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Meeting Sister: Mary O'Sullivan, 84 Bridge Street, Waterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Member Communicant, Sacred Heart Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Member Woman's Auxilliary, John Boyle O'Reilly Club Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration [1921]  [4
    Residence 11 Mar 1981  25 Saab Court, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 11 Mar 1981  Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 14 Mar 1981  St Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I457  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 11 May 2011 

    Father Michael DOONA,   b. [1851], Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1936, Coolroe, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellen GRIFFIN,   b. [1855], Ballynakilly, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1940, Shronahiree More, Knocknane, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Feb 1872  Roman Catholic Chapel, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Name: Michael Downey
      Registration district: Cahersiveen
      Record type: MARRIAGES
      Registration date - quarter and year: 1872
      Film number: 101251
      Volume: 5
      Page: 65

      Name: Ellen Griffin
      Registration district: Cahersiveen
      Record type: MARRIAGES
      Registration date - quarter and year: 1872
      Film number: 101251
      Volume: 5
      Page: 65

      SR District/Reg Area - Caherciveen
      Marriage of MICHAEL DOWNEY and ELLEN GRIFFIN
      on 03 February 1872
      Party 1 Name MICHAEL DOWNEY
      Party 2 Name ELLEN GRIFFIN
      Date of Event 03 February 1872
      Group Registration ID 2781475
      SR District/Reg Area Caherciveen
      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1872/11302/8146470.pdf
      1872 Marriage solemnized at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Glenbeigh in the Registrar's District of Glanbehy in the Union of Caherciveen in the County of Kerry
      No 77 3rd February 1872
      Michael Downey Full age Bachelo Farmer Drumglass James Downey Farmer
      Ellen Griffin Full age Spinster - Ballinakilla John Griffin Farmer
      Married in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Glenbeigh according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church, by me, Thomas McGuire PP
      This Marriage was solemnized between us
      Michael Downey [His mark]
      Ellen Griffin [Her mark]
      in the Presence of us
      Denis Griffin
      Denis Shea
    Married [1877]  [3
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lawrence B GRIFFIN,   b. 15 Nov 1906, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1966, 11 Sherrington Court, Springfield, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Y  [6
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary of sister Bridget: Mrs Lawrence Griffin

      Census 1920:
      15 January 1920, Mecy Hospital, Carew Street, 2 Ward, Springfield, Hampden, MA
      Helen Downey, 22[1898], Single, 1916, Papers, Ireland, I, I, Laborer, Hospital

      Census 1930
      8 April 1930, Messon Hospital, High Street, 3 Ward, Springfield, Hampden, MA
      Helen Downey, 28, I, I, I, 1913, Al, Maid, Hospital


      Hi Bill, I thought to post on-line instead of emailing you so that this info can be shared.

      I was at the CVHM library today and looked up Lawrence GRIFFIN.
      1946 Springfield City Directory: 2 Listed
      GRIFFIN, Lawrence B. (Helen D) [not Ellen] bartender 851 Dwight h 15 Ringgold St.
      GRIFFIN, Lawrence J. Student r 58 Governor St.
      I went through the years and found that Lawrence B. GRIFFIN died 2 June 1966, Age 59
      1967 Springfield City Directory:
      Helen D. wid Lawrence B. h (9) 11 Sherrington Court
      I again went through the years. Helen stays at the same residence until 1977 when her name and address disappears from the Springfield Directory. She may have moved to another residence. There are a few Helen Griffins of this particualr year and they seem to have done away with putting "widow" status.

      Voter Registration Cards:
      GRIFFIN Lawrence - (only one)
      Ward 2 Precinct C
      Registered to vote: Feb 15, 1934
      Naturalized: Sept 18, 1933 at Superior Court, Springfield, Mass.

      I don't know when Ellen (Helen) married Lawrence must have been after the 1930 Census.
      Lawrence is single in Springfield in 1930.
      I did not find a Voter Card for Helen or Ellen Doona nor Downey.
      I found this and I don't know if it is the right person:
      GRIFFIN Helen Mary
      Ward 1 Precinct D
      Registered to vote: Oct 9, 1944
      Naturalized: Nov 5, 1942 at Superior Court, Springfield, Mass.

      SSDI has a Helen GRIFFIN born 11 May 1906 and died July 1979 last residence West Springfield. She was born in New York per Mass Death index.

      Also in Mass Death Index, not listed in SSDI:
      Helen Griffin
      Death Place: Springfield
      Death Date: March 11, 1981
      Birthplace: Other
      Birth Date: April 16, 1890
    • Name: Ellen Doona
      Registration district: Cahersiveen
      Record type: BIRTHS
      Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1890
      Film number: 101063
      Volume: 5
      Page: 48
    • http://www.irishcatholic.ie/quickfiles/2007/011107/011107.pdf?id=8&sku=011107
      See p 16 Helen Griffin

  • Sources 
    1. [S3167] Glenbeigh Roman Catholic Records, Glenbeigh Roman Catholic, (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/).

    2. [S112] Census of Ireland, 1901, Republic of Ireland, (31 March 1901).

    3. [S697] Census of Ireland, 1911, Republic of Ireland, (2 April 1911).

    4. [S690] Obituary of Ellen Downey Griffin, Springfield Morning Union, (Thursday, 12 March 1981).

    5. [S688] Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7457&enc=1).

    6. [S51] Letter from Kitty Horgan, Kitty Horgan, (1991).

    7. [S52] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).

    8. [S686] Directory of Springfield, 1946, (1946).

    9. [S685] Obituary of Bridget [Doona] (Downey) Sullivan, Waterbury American, (Thursday 22 August 1946).

    10. [S689] Directory of Springfield, 1961, (1961).

    11. [S737] Marriage Record of Michael Downey and Ellen Griffin, Civil Registration Republic of Ireland, (3 February 1872).