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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 06:16 BST (UK) »
Hmmm a death of Honora Kneeland but not quite the parents surname Moy  :-\ One entry says Milan and another Moylan - (close)

   
Honora Kneeland - Death     26 Nov 1906    Worcester Massachusetts -
Widowed - Birthplace  Ireland - Father's Name Thomas Milan - Bridget Broderick
Spouse's Name John Kneeland. Chronic Nephritus. Informant a daughter Catherine O Connor.
Burial Worcester 29 November 1906 -

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6X53-DP5?i=83&cc=1463156

James K Kneeland Age 33
Birth Year:   abt 1859 Ireland
Marriage Date 23 Nov 1892 Marriage Place Springfield, Massachusetts.
Father John Kneeland Mother Honora Moylan
Spouse Elvie M Shattuck


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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 06:45 BST (UK) »
This looks like the daughter Catherine Kneeland/O'Connor in 1900 Worcester Ward 4, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Patrick Oconner   55 born Ireland. Imm 1860
Catherine Oconner 47 born Ireland 1853. Imm 1865
William Oconner   29 born MA
James Oconner   24 born MA
Mary Oconner   20 born MA
Lillian Oconner   15 born MA
Cora Kneeland   88 born Ireland 1812. mother-in-law-widowed. Had 6 children. 4 living.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 06:46 BST (UK) »

Could be  Katherine O'Connor - death 1936 - Massachusetts Death Index.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra

Many thanks for that amazing amount of information. I think you were right about Honora's surname being Moylan as that is a common name in Ireland and it certainly looks like the whole family emigrated to Boston, but it would be interesting to find out if they travelled together. On 1 census or maybe it was on the wedding entry for james K and Elvie it noted immigration data as 1880.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 14:39 BST (UK) »

Still more questions than answers   :-\- U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925 for Eustace Chester Kneeland states his father James K Kneeland born Ireland immigrated 1883, resided uninterruptedly 1883 - 1918 Springfield MA - applicant did not remember fater is a mail carrier in Springfield Massachusetts.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Sandra

We now have 3 immigration dates 1872/1880/1883. Unless I can find the right date we cannot look for possible passenger lists which might have the correct dates.

Do USA death certificates have the place and date of death as British and Australian death certificates Have ?

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:40 BST (UK) »
James divored his fist wife Elvie in 1911

In January 1911 a deree of divorce was granted in the case of James K. Kneeland vs Elvie M Kneeland. She left him.


James K Kneeland died May 22, 1938. His death notice mentions no family members

James's brother Michael J Kneeland died in April 1926.
His obit mentions his wife and children as well as one brother, "James K Kneeland" all of this city. Also mentioned is a sister Datherine O'Connor of Worcester. He too was buried at Saint Michael's Cemetery.

Michael J. and Julia were married in 1882. The marriage record gives his parents as John & Hannora.

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Hope this helps and gives you sibling names to work with.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:50 BST (UK) »

Great to know that we are on the right lines with brother Michael J Kneeland and sister Katherine O Connor. Finding the mother Honora in the City Directory entries and her death in 1906 Worcester MA.

Immigration dates are only as good as the informant knowledge.  There were possiblities for James under various spelling of the surname but passenger lists at that time don't give a lot of information to positively identify someone.

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Re: James K Kneeland born c1858 in Ireland
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 16:02 BST (UK) »

Looking at the marriage of William O Connor (born 1872 Boston - widowed) engineer - of Worcester MA to Beatrice R (Hadley Monckton) aged 25 years born England  - also widow of Clinton MA -
Williams parents listed Patrick O Connor and Catherine Nilin/Nelen
Beatrice parents Ralph Hadley and Sarah Beddon.

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