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Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« on: Monday 06 September 21 22:39 BST (UK) »
I am assisting a family researcher with their research on the Shannahan family of New Zealand.  I have no family connection.  I have limited access to US records but found the information below on FamilySearch.  I am looking for any information on this family.

Thomas Shannahan, age 55, born At Sea (England/NZ 10 June 1875?), Dairy Farmer
Mary Shannahan nee O'Malley age 55, born New Zealand
Thomas Edward Shannahan age 13 born 16 April 1917, Greymouth, New Zealand
James Michael Shannahan age 11 born 29 January 1919 Greymouth, New Zealand
Margaret O'Malley, Sister-in-Law age 54 born New Zealand

They arrived in San Francisco, California on 4 July 1930 on the ship "Tahiti"
The 1935 Rhode Is State Census records them living at 212 Garden, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
In the 1940 Federal Census they were living in Providence City - Ward 13, Providence, Rhode Island.

Thomas Snr was a Janitor at a Parochial School and Thomas E Shannahan was a Mechanic and a Mill Worker? (hard to read)

Thomas Edward Shannahan married Helen Siekiera (1918-2008).  He died on 13 July 1969, Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island.  They had a son Paul John Shannahan born 21 November 1953 Central Falls, Providence and he died in 2010.

James Michael Shannahan died on 9 April 1984, Providence, Rhode Island.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
TPB

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 00:34 BST (UK) »
Ancestry Census US

Census 1930  at 212 Garden St Providence Rhode Island
O'MALLY Winifred  80y,  single, owner of residence
arrived 1869,  not naturalized   
born Irish Free State,  mother and father born Irish Free State

O'MALLEY Margaret 58y  single niece
arrived 1924,  not naturalized
born New Zealand,  mother and father born Irish Free State

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 01:31 BST (UK) »


Greymouth Evening Star 22 Feb 1908 p2
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/GEST19080222.2.16?
..........SHANNAHAN-O'MALLEY wedding 


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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 01:58 BST (UK) »

Thomas Shannahan, age 55, born At Sea (England/NZ 10 June 1875?), Dairy Farmer
Mary Shannahan nee O'Malley age 55, born New Zealand
Thomas Edward Shannahan age 13 born 16 April 1917, Greymouth, New Zealand
James Michael Shannahan age 11 born 29 January 1919 Greymouth, New Zealand
Margaret O'Malley, Sister-in-Law age 54 born New Zealand

Thomas Edward Shannahan married Helen Siekiera (1918-2008).  He died on 13 July 1969, Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island.  They had a son Paul John Shannahan born 21 November 1953 Central Falls, Providence and he died in 2010.

James Michael Shannahan died on 9 April 1984, Providence, Rhode Island.


Mary Shannahan died in 1939.

DC: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8HJ-6L7

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147434235/mary-shannahan

Thomas Sr. (Thomas M Shannahan) died in 1969

SSDI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKV5-NQ3

Someone has mistakenly attached Helen to Thomas Sr, she was the wife of Thomas Jr who died in 1986.

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147434237/thomas-shannahan

Thomas Jr (Thomas E Shannahan) died in 1986. Helen should be attached to him.

SSDI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTT7-1PT

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147434238/thomas-shannahan

James M died in 1983, not 1984

SSDI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMNL-B3P

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147434234/james-shannahan


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Margaret O'Malley died in 1942

Informant- Thomas  Shannahan, brother-in-law
DC: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8H5-CCS

Pawtucket Times
Saturday, January 10, 1942

Obit: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwl/

Pawtucket Times
Monday, January 12, 1942

Funeral: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwk/

Pawtucket Times
Tuesday, February 10, 1942

clip: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwm/

Providence Journal
Tuesday, Feb 10, 1942
Providence, RI
Page: 3

Clip: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwj/

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James M  Shannahan

Brief Biographies of Candidates
seeking C.F. Charter Post

Pawtucket Times
Friday, April 11, 1952

Pict: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwp/
Clip: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwo/

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Thomas M Shannahan

Providence Journal
Wednesday, Jun 10, 1953
Providence, RI
Page: 3

Clip: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwn/

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 03:56 BST (UK) »
WOW wivenhoe and RJ137!  I am so appreciative of this information and links.  Lovely to see a photo of James M Shannahan.  This certainly adds some "flesh" to the bones.
Thanks again.
TPB

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 11:39 BST (UK) »


Evening Post (NZ) 6 Apr 1939 p1
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19390406.2.3?
SHANNAHAN (nee O'MALLEY).—On February 18, 1939, at her residence, 212 Garden Road, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Mary, the beloved wife of Thomas Shannahan, and mother of Tom and Jim (Brother Michael, of the De La Salle Order). Formerly of Greymouth and Ikamatua. Interred St. Francis' Cemetery, Pawtucket, February 21. "Requiescat in Pace."

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 15:19 BST (UK) »
A few bits & pieces.

Thomas E and Helen Siekiera were married In August 1941.

 Providence Journal
Tuesday, Aug 05, 1941
Providence, RI
Page: 3

Intentions: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwr/

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James M and Alice McKeough were married 3 Feb 1951.

 Providence Journal
Sunday, Feb 04, 1951
Providence, RI
Page: 65

Announcement: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qwt/

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James M was a Sergeant in the Marines during WWII.

 Providence Journal
Sunday, Nov 28, 1943
Providence, RI
Page: 45

Clip: https://www.rootschat.com/links/01qws/

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Re: Thomas SHANNAHAN and family, Rhode Island ex NZ
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 22:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks again for the further bits and pieces which are helpful and interesting.
Lovely to be able to have timeframes.
TPB