James Feeley 33
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.)