Michel Feeley (Feehily, Fihily, Fihely)
(1820-)
Brigget Sharkey
James Feeley
(1847-1926)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ann Brady

James Feeley 33

  • Born: 20 Sep 1847, Roscommon, Ireland 34
  • Christened: 23 Dec 1845, Ardcarn, Roscommon, Ireland 35
  • Marriage (1): Ann Brady in 1878
  • Died: 20 Jun 1926, LaFayette, Walworth County, Wisconsin at age 78
  • Buried: 22 Jun 1926, Calvary Cemetary, Whitewater, Wis

  Noted events in his life were:

Birth/Baptism dates: Roscommon Ireland. James's birth and baptism dates are taken from different sources so there is an obvious conflict about the years of the dates. I consider the Baptism date to be more reliable than the birth date. His birth date comes from his death certificate which was reported by his wife. His wife must have gotten that date from him and his memory may have been bad or he may have tried to make his age seem younger by moving it to 1847 from 1845. The Baptism record seems solid.

Census, 1870, Thomaston, Maine. A James Feeley, age 17, is living with Henry and Catherine Brady in Thomaston, Maine in 1870.

Our ancestor, James, claimed in the 1900 census that he did not emigrate to the US until 1873.

Emigration, 1871, Ireland to Canada or US. New York Passenger lists shows a James Feeley arriving on the Baltic from Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland on 3 June 1872. He is from Ireland, 22 years old (born in 1850) and a Laborer. Listed with him is Maggie Feeley, age 17, also from Ireland and a spinster.

The 1871 Passenger and Immigrations list for Canada shows a James Feeley arriving in Ontario in 1871. Source publication - 1823.30 page 84.

In the 1900 census, James is recorded as emigrating to the US in 1873 at age 25. However, in the 1920 census, he shows his date to have been 1870 when he would have been 21.

Census: Listing, 1880, La Prairie, Rock County, Wisconsin. 36 James Feely (sic) is living here in the 1880 Census. He was born in Ireland in 1848, is a farmer and is married to Annie B. Feely. Living with them are John Feely, age 1, Nellie Feely, age 4 mos., Bridget Feely, age 19, Nellie Feely, age 17, and Patrick Quinn, age 12.

Naturalization, 1897, Cook County, Illinois. 37 In the 1920 census, James is listed as having never been naturalized.

Census, Jun 1900, Iowa; Lincoln Township, Cerro Gordo County. James born in Dec, 1847 in Ireland. Immigrated to the US in 1873 from Ireland (25 years old). Listed as a farmer in 1900.
Ann born in Dec 1852 in Maine. Married in 1878.
Shows they own their farm but have a mortgage.
Had 8 children; 5 surviving in 1900
Children are Hattie (1880) James (1881) William (1882) Frank (1884) Margaret (1888). Hattie shown as dressmaker. This census shows that all of the children were born in Wisconsin.
James and Ann are also shown in Iowa State censuses in 1895 and 1915.

Census, 1910, Mason Township, Cerro Gordo County Iowa. Family is now James, Anna B., Frank, James Jr., his wife Tillie (?) and their son James 1 year old and a nephew, James Mc????? age 10. The two Jameses are listed as teamsters and Frank is listed as a timekeeper in a cement mill.

Margaret, William and Hattie are not living with them.

James is still in Mason City in the 1915 Iowa census - found on Ancestry.

1920 Census, 21 Jan 1920, Wisconsin; Spring Prairie, Walworth County. James is living with his son James and family in 1920. He shows that his immigration to the US was in 1870 and that he has not been naturalized as a citizen.

With this family is James's son Frank, age 34 and his great-nephew, James, age 11.


James married Ann Brady, daughter of Patrick Brady and Margaret Kiley, in 1878. (Ann Brady was born in Dec 1852 in Maine and died in 1929.)




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