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Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 18:53 BST (UK) »
I have a Wm B. Magrath b Dublin 1838-d1903 New York, buried with other family members at Springdale, Connecticut. On death he is noted as a widower. His will is to siblings, so presumably no children...
In 1880 he is living on Lexington Ave, NY with 2 brothers, no sign of a wife. 
I have seen a ref to a Wm Magrath marrying a Fannie Blundell in 1881 (but can't access the record). And a Fannie B Magrath dies in 1891 in NY.
Is anyone able to check this out for me?
His parents were Geo P Magrath & Mary Scott. He was a solicitor who later lived/died at Mt Vernon.
Many thanks
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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 19:17 BST (UK) »
New York Times - 30 March 1903 gave the same information on William B Magrath as you stated above.
Will post for reference in case you haven't seen it.

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WILLIAM B. MAGRATH. Servlces at his. late home, 39 Adams st., Mount Yernon, Tuesday. twelve noon. lnterment at Spring Valley, Conn.

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William B. Magrath, of Mount Vermin, died of cerebral apoplexy

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 19:21 BST (UK) »
Mount Vernon, New York, City Directory, 1885 - William B Magrath - Attorney At Law NYC - h Adam nr Fulton Ave.

Many articles on William B Magrath on http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html but nothing so far on a wife or Fannie.

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 21:58 BST (UK) »
 
I have seen a ref to a Wm Magrath marrying a Fannie Blundell in 1881 (but can't access the record). And a Fannie B Magrath dies in 1891 in NY.
Is anyone able to check this out for me?
His parents were Geo P Magrath & Mary Scott. He was a solicitor who later lived/died at Mt Vernon.
Many thanks

To answer the question you have asked.

I think this is the marriage record being referenced. His parents names seem to match what you have provided and the date is 1881 to a "Fannie"

Marriage:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:244Y-F9Z
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F642-QQK

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:01 BST (UK) »
The entry on the bride's index (available for free on www.italiangen.org) has Fannie Blundell & William Magrath marrying in Manhattan on 26 May 1881.  Not sure why she's coming up under another name, but looks like the same date as the one Sandra found.

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 23:34 BST (UK) »
Perhaps Fannie had been married previously.  Food for thought anyway.  ???


The 1870 census showed a couple with the surname Blundell -

New York Ward 12 District 16 (2nd Enum), New York, New York.

J Blundell   40 Born 1830 Ireland. Law Reporter.
Fanny Blundell   30 Born 1840 Ireland.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M86K-DLS

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-67D6-2N?cc=1438024

There was a death in Manhattan of a Joseph L Blundell 6 March 1880 - Cert - 341625

http://www.italiangen.org/records-search/deaths.php

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WJX-JZ2


U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 - Joseph L Blundell - born 1830 Ireland. Aged 50 years. Cause of death -  Fatty Degeneration Of Heart - Oedema Pylom

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 23:39 BST (UK) »

New York Tribune - 16 March 1880

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Re: Did Wm B Magrath marry a Fannie Blundell in USA?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 October 18 00:03 BST (UK) »

New York, Emigrant Savings Bank Records, 1850-1883 - Transaction Date 31 Mar 1868 -  Joseph L Blundell - born 1830 Dublin Ireland. Relation Wife of Henry Jackson.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 October 18 00:07 BST (UK) »

Goulding´s Business Directory of New York, 1872-73 - Joseph L Blundell - h 434 E. 114th New York - Stenographer.

New York, New York, City Directory, 1872 - Joseph L Blundell - 434 E 114tb New York - Stenographer

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