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Mary Jane O'Neill

Female 1850 - 1942  (92 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane O'Neill 
    Born 24 April 1850  Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 October 1942  5 Elm Street, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 October 1942  White Church Cemetery, Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Middle name is noted as Jane in Canton Commercial Advertiser Tuesday, May 6, 1930 page 1
      Entitled: Unusual Interest Marks Charter Day
      This means the middle initial 'L' in the 1850 census is probably a 'J'?
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      Canton Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 6, 1942 page 5
      MRS. MARY SPARROWHAWK PASSES Mrs. Mary Sparrowhawk passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Purvis at 3 a.m. this morning. Funeral at the Purvis home, 5 Elm Street, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial at White Church Cemetery, Lisbon. A more extended notice will be given next week.
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      # ID: I27062
      # Name: Mary O'Neill 1 2
      # Sex: F
      # Birth: 24 APR 1850 in New York 3 2
      # Death: 6 OCT 1942 in Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY age 92 2 4

      Father: Andrew O'Neill
      Mother: Mary Houliston

      Marriage 1 George W. Sparrowhawk b: OCT 1844 in New York
      * Married: 31 DEC 1868 2
      Children

      1. William Henry Sparrowhawk b: JUN 1869 in New York
      2. Adaline Sparrowhawk b: ABT 1872 in New York
      3. Marion Sparrowhawk b: ABT 1875 in New York
      Sources:
      1. Title: 1880 U.S. Census - NY, St. Lawrence Co., Lisbon
      Publication: www.ancestry.com
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      Media: Census
      Page: p. 323-3000
      2. Title: Obituary, Mary O'Neill Sparrowhawk, d. 1942
      Author: Copied by Pat Dominie
      Publication: Commercial Advertiser Newspaper, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY dated 13 Oct 1942
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in R. L. Akin Library
      3. Title: 1900 U.S. Census - NY, St. Lawrence Co., Lisbon
      Publication: www.ancestry.com
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      Media: Census
      Page: p. 4b
      4. Title: Robert Larry Akin
      Note: Robert Larry Akin's web site at www.akinfamilyhistory.com
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      1850 USA census (6 Aug 1850) - Lisbon, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      Andrew Oneil abt 1822 New York
      Mary L Oneil abt 1822 New York
      James Oneil abt 1847 New York
      Andrew Oneil abt 1848 New York
      Mary Oneil abt 1850 (2 months) New York
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      1860 USA census (16 Aug 1860) - Lisbon, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Birthplace
      Andrew Oneil 36 M Farmer 9600 1700 New York
      Adaline Oneil 30 F New York
      James Oneil 13 M New York (Attended school within year)
      Andrew J Oneil 11 M New York (Attended school within year)
      Mary Oneil 10 F New York (Attended school within year)
      William Oneil 5 M New York (Attended school within year)
      Alice Oneil 4 F New York
      Mary Willson 23 F Farm Domestic Ireland
      Robert Lenon 21 M Farm Laborer Ireland
      Mary Holliston 66 F Farm Domestic - 1300 Scotland
      Mary Hunter 12 F Canada
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      1870 USA census - Lisbon, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      Alexander Sparrowhawk abt 1811 Ireland
      Sarah Sparrowhawk abt 1821 Vermont
      Andrew Sparrowhawk abt 1849 New York
      George W Sparrowhawk abt 1846 New York
      Mary Sparrowhawk abt 1850 New York
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      1880 USA census:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      George SPARROWHAWK Self M Male W 35 NY Farmer IRE VT
      Mary SPARROWHAWK Wife M Female W 28 NY NY NY
      William SPARROWHAWK Son Male W 16 NY NY NY
      Adaline SPARROWHAWK Dau S Female W 8 NY NY NY
      Marion SPARROWHAWK Dau S Female W 5 NY NY NY
      Robert PROSS Other Male W 23 NY Laborer IRE IRE
      Lydia THOMPSON Other Female W 19 CAN IRE IRE
      John STRADER Other Male W 14 CAN IRE IRE
      Source Information:
      Census Place Lisbon, St. Lawrence, New York
      Family History Library Film 1254925
      NA Film Number T9-0925
      Page Number 323C
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      1910 USA census - Lisbon, Saint Lawrence, NY:
      Name Birth Year Birthplace Relation
      George Sharrow Hank [Sparrowhawk] abt 1845 New York Head
      Mary Sharrow Hank [Sparrowhawk] abt 1851 New York Wife
      Marion Sharrow Hank [Sparrowhawk] abt 1876 New York Daughter
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      Canton Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 13, 1942 Page 4
      Mrs. Sparrowhawk Passes at Age of 92 GRADUATED FROM REPARATORY SCHOOL OF ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Funeral services for Mrs. Mary O’Neill Sparrowhawk, widow of the late George W. Sparrowhawk, of Lisbon, who passed away one week ago this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert M. Purvis, 5 Elm street, this village, were conducted at the Purvis home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Dr. Walter P. Doty, rector of Grace Church, officiating. Burial was made in White Church Cemetery, Lisbon. Mrs. Sparrowhawk came of a very interesting Lisbon family, and one that was intimately associated with St. Lawrence University in its earlier days. She was born in Lisbon on April 24, 1850, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Houliston O’Neill. She was ninety-two years old last April 24. She attended the Lisbon schools and entered the Preparatory Class of St. Lawrence University in the early sixties of the last century, when Dr. John Stebbins Lee had charge. She graduated In the class of 1864 of the preparatory school. A brother, Andrew Jay O’Neill, for those O’Neills spelled the name with two “lls”, graduated at the same time. Andrew Jay O’Neill died in 1866, two years after his leaving St. Lawrence. Mrs. Sparrowhawk had another brother, James O’Neill, a member of the class of 1871 of St. Lawrence University, but who transferred to Cornell, taking his B. A. degree in 1871 and his law degree from Union College in 1878, James O’Neill took up his practice in Neilsville, Wis., and had one of the most successful careers of any of the young men leaving St. Lawrence County for a generation. James O’Neill was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, he served as district attorney of Clark County with distinction, and circuit judge of Wisconsin from 1898 to 1922, a period of twenty-four years. It is recalled that a young lawyer, Harleigh Sheldon, a graduate of St. Lawrence University in 1873, who studied law in the office of Sawyer & Russell of Canton, went to Neilsville in the seventies and became a law partner of James O’Neill. Harleigh Sheldon married, Ida Sherman, a daughter of Dr. R. R. Sherman of Canton and they made their home In Neilsville. To them a son was born, Robert Sheldon, now a resident of Canton. Harleigh died in 1879 and his father-in-law went to Neilsville and brought his body to Canton for burial in Evergreen. Mrs. Sparrowhawk, of this interesting family of O’Neills, married George W. Sparrowhawk on Dec. 31, 1868. They made their home on the old O’Neill homestead, on the St. Lawrence River below Red Mills, town of Lisbon, which was settled in 1798. Her husband died several years ago, end she has resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Purvis, since, in recent years in Canton after they removed here from Lisbon. Mrs. Sparrowhawk leaves a son and daughter, William Sparrowhawk of Madrid, and Mrs. Purvis. There is a niece, Mrs. Marion Cawley, of Neilsville, Wis. Mrs. Sparrowhawk lived a long and interesting life and had during her later years memories for the past. She was up to her last months interested in happenings of the day, news of the war, and politics and liked to discuss causes and effects. She was a woman of fine mind and used it always. She delighted in having friends in to visit, and enjoy the pastimes of the home she retained an interest in life up to the end. She was a dear, sweet woman of charm always. Her family and many friends regret her going.
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      extract from Obituary for James O'Neill (Judge)
      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/cgi-bin/recs_adm.cgi?read=12508
      Obit: O'Neill, James (1847 - 1929)
      Posted By: Stan
      Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2004, at 6:37 a.m.
      Surnames: O'NEILL HOLISTON ROBINSON CALWAY SPARROWHAWK
      ---------Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 06/13/1929
      --------- O'Neill, James (3 SEP 1847 - 10 JUN 1929)
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      Besides his wife and daughter, Judge O'Neill leaves one sister, Mrs. George W. Sparrowhawk on the old home farm in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. and one brother, William H. O'Neill, in the village of Lisbon, N.Y.
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    Person ID I6225  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 January 2007 

    Father Andrew Jr O'Neill,   b. 12 March 1824, Lisbon, St Lawrence, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Houliston,   b. 13 August 1820, near Ogdensburg, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Cleveland, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married about 1845  Lisbon, St Lawrence, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Spouse: Andrew O'NEILL Family
      Marriage: About 1845 Lisbon, St Lawrence, New York
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      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.
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    Family ID F1849  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse George W Sparrowhawk,   b. October 1844, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 December 1868  Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Article in the Canton Commercial Advertisor Tuesday 13 October 1942 Page 4
      Mrs. Sparrowhawk Passes at Age of 92 ... Mrs. Sparrowhawk, of this interesting family of O’Neills, married George W. Sparrowhawk on Dec. 31, 1868. They made their home on the old O’Neill homestead, on the St. Lawrence River below Red Mills, town of Lisbon, which was settled in 1798.
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    Children 
     1. William Henry Sparrowhawk,   b. 28 June 1870, Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 December 1947, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Adopted]
     2. Adaline Sparrowhawk,   b. about 1872, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Marion Sparrowhawk,   b. 10 October 1875, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1969, Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Family ID F2209  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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