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Cummiskey Family, Kells
« on: Thursday 26 January 12 19:44 GMT (UK) »
I believe there was a Cummiskey family living in Carrick Street in Kells in the 1920's.  Thomas Cummiskey (born in Clonmellon) married Maria Dolan, and they had several children Vera, Thomas, Joseph, and Laurence (Larry).  I think Thomas later went to the US and lived/worked in New York.  I'm trying to trace their connection to my Cumiskey family from Clonmellon.  Is anyone researching either of these families.  I believe part of the Dolan family also livedin Carrick Street in Kells until very recently.

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 August 14 21:12 BST (UK) »
Further research has identified that Thomas Cummiskey married Maria Byrne in Kells on 22 Sept 1913.  He was enlisted in the Leinster Regiment in the British Army and served through WW1.  Maria was the 2nd daughter of Edward Byrne and Mary Carr; both of Kells.  Maria's sisters Margaret and Ellen married brothers Joseph and Patrick Dolan.  Thomas and Maria had four children (listed in previous post) who grew up in Kells.  Thomas left the army as a Sergeant Major in about 1922 with a pension but emigrated to New York in 1928 leaving the family in Kells.  He suffered in the US depression in 1929.  I'm not sure if he ever returned to Ireland.  I'd be interested to hear from anyone with links to these families.

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 September 14 16:25 BST (UK) »
I don't know if you saw the second page of his passenger list, but it says he was going to join friend John Commisky in Scarsdale, New York  - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/246K-WKW

Do you have an exact date of birth for Thomas?

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 September 14 20:29 BST (UK) »
Many thanks shellyesq!  Thomas' journey to the US and his immigration data had eluded my so far.  I'll need to check if John Commisky was related to Thomas or just a friend.

I have Thomas' birth certificate and his dob was 24 June 1886 in Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath.  His parents were Patrick Comaskey and Jane Lawler.

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 April 18 20:08 BST (UK) »
Hi! I know this is late but just by chance I came across this in school. I am the granddaughter of Joseph Cummiskey and would love to chat with you, my email is Removed please get in touch soon :)

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Emma

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

tickle49 was online here in January so should receive an email notification that you have posted and hopefully come back soon.

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:38 BST (UK) »
Yeah I have I'm 16 so it's alright haha

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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:39 BST (UK) »
I had to ask, that's what the moderators are here for.
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Re: Cummiskey Family, Kells
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:47 BST (UK) »
No problem :)