From: "Bart Brassil" <>
Subject: Unidentified subject!
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:56:43 -0400


Please contact me if you have any ENRIGHTS in your line in/from Listowel,
Co. Kerry.

I am trying to find relatives of a Margaret ENRIGHT that married a Paul

Does anyone have any Listoowel directories that could help me? - time
periods = 1850-1890's???

all info below on my Margaret


I also have the following Enrights living at 242 1st Street in Hoboken NJ
from the 1891 Jersey City Directory

James Enright
James Enright Jr. - a porter
Timothy Enright - Liquor (this may very well be the Timothy who was the
witness to my G GM's wedding)
Michael Enright - Bartender


Descendants of Margaret Enright

Generation No. 1

MY_BEST_GUESS_AT_THIS_POINT1) was born Bet. 1820 - 1840 in Listowel, Co.
Kerry, Ireland, and died Bet. 1900 - 1920 in Unknown town, unknown county,
Ireland. She married JOHN JONES Unknown in Unknown town, unknown county,
Ireland, son of PAUL JONES and ELLEN SULLIVAN. He was born Abt. 1818 in
Unknown town, unknown county, Ireland, and died Abt. 1914 in Unknown town,
unknown county, Ireland.

Would have used St Michaels in Ballylongford to baptize the kids.

Daisy (nee Walsh) Mulvihill (daughter of Bridget Jones) seems to recollect
the following:
(she is about 94 and her memory is starting to fail or get convoluted a bit)

The marriage may have happened in Listowel as that is where her family is
They also were from a family of shoe makers (cobblers) and the descendants
of her family still may run a shoe store called "Whelans" in Listowel.

My hunt for the Whelans:
I called Whelan's (068 21359) and they had no idea of a connection.
She did give me a Pat Whelan's # who may help - 086 21797
the line he gave me was as follows but believes his GF was from Co. Clare
Patrick Enright + Bridget(?) Dillon had Margaret Enright who married Jack
they had pat and his sister Beta (any more - not needed at this point)
he gave me his sisters number in Dublin and i will call her - Beta Whelan
((Whelan B M 71 Bird ave 14 01-2697229))


John JONES was married to a Margaret ENRIGHT somwhere in Co. Kerry Ireland.
(family lore)
(mar circ. 1825-1845)

Their daughter Ellen JONES (bc Nov 1864) (or Thomas DENNEHY) was living at
202 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ on Jan 19/1890.
She married a Thomas DENNEHY (bc 1865) son of Jeremiah DENNIHY(DENNEHY)&
Elizabeth CAHILL.
They then moved into NYC and he was a "Coachman" but died in 1898.
They had 4 children.
John J, Mary Margaret, Thomas, Jeremiah Thomas (my gf)
John J and Thomas both die before the age of 10.

Ellen JONES DENNEHY remarries a Daniel McAVOY and lived near 116 st in NYC
She eventually dies in 1908. He was a labarouer.
They had one child Daniel jr who dies at about 1 years old.


Two people in the St. Peter's marriage register as witnesses were a Mary
JONES and W. Timothy ENRIGHT.
I am unsure of the exact relationship of the last two people.
((( I know think this Mary is the Mary Jones that married John Greer)))

An extra fact that was not part of the marriage notice.
I also know that Ellen had a sister Margaret JONES (bc 1872) who married a

If you have any knowledge of any of these people or surnames in Jersey City
NJ from 1880-1900,
or anywhere) please contact me.


I also have the following Enrights living at 242 1st Street in Hoboken NJ
from the 1891 Jersey City Directory

James Enright
James Enright Jr. - a porter
Timothy Enright - Liquor (this may very well be the Timothy who was the
Michael Enright - Bartender


John J Enright at 31/2 5th St Jersey City - a clerk

Broderbund Family Archive #188, Ed. 1, Index to Griffith's Valuation of
Ireland, 1848-1864, Date of Import: Aug 30, 2001, Internal Ref.

Individual: Jones, Margaret
County: Kerry
Parish: Aghavallen
Location: T/Ballylongford

Fact 1: County: Kerry1
Fact 2: Parish: Aghavallen1
Fact 3: Location: T/Ballylongford1
Fact 4: Comments:1

Notes for JOHN JONES:
I was told by Helena Johnston that her mom Daisy thought there were 10 kids
to these parents.

Was he a shoemaker as well or another trade?

From Mary (O'Neill) Walsh June 18, 2000:
5) JOHN. He died aged 96 years but I haven't his date of death. There is a
question mark around 1914 but nothing definite. He married MARGARET ENRIGHT
( Margaret died aged 69years but I don't have her date of death).
She lived in a house in Listowel near our local hospital - but whether she
lived there after her marriage, I'm not sure. Daisy would know but her
memory has begun to fail. She really had a sharp and retentive mind up to 3
or 4 years ago. MARGARET had 2 brothers MAURICE
& PATRICK but I have no information on them or on Margaret's parents.

His brothers and sisters (or sister in-laws) show up in Griffiths Valuation.

In the Slater's Directory the Jones show up as Shoe/boot makers
1870 - Edmond, John & Paul Jones are all listed as Boot & Shoe Makers
1881 - Edmond Jones is listed as Boot & Shoe Makers


Interestingly - the JONES shoemakers (on my maternal line) probably made
shoes for my BRASSIL ancestors (on my paternal line) as they lived in the
Balylongford area during the same timeframe. (and still do)

i. JOHN4 JONES, b. Bet. 1855 - 1875, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d.
Unknown, Unknown.

Notes for JOHN JONES:
Was a teacher in America and was Daisy (nee Walsh) Mulvihill's godfather

Was he ever married?

"Mary Walsh" <> 06/24/2000 07:15 PM
JOHN was married and had children but they all died of T.B. (I have no

ii. MAURICE JONES, b. Bet. 1855 - 1875, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland;
d. Unknown, Unknown town, unknown state, U.S.A..

Was single?
Lived in America. (if so where?)

"Mary Walsh" <> 06/24/2000 07:15 PM
MAURICE I have no information just that he was a batchelor.

this may or may not be him
Search Terms: MAURICE (267), JONES (984)
Database: Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890
Combined Matches: 1
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
Maurice Jones clerk 138 Kent avenue Brooklyn NY 1889, 1890

Search Terms: MAURICE (28), JONES (2251) Database: Utica, New York
Directories, 1887-91
Combined Matches: 4

Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
Maurice J. Jones law student 79 Fayette Utica NY 1887
Maurice W. Jones clerk 20 Hobart Utica NY 1887
Maurice W. Jones clerk 20 Hobart Utica NY 1890
Maurice W. Jones clerk boards 20 Hobart Utica NY 1891

iii. PAUL JONES, b. Bet. 1855 - 1875, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d.
Bet. 1930 - 1940, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; m. CATHERINE BUNCE,
Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown, Moyvanne, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d. Bet. 1930 -
1940, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Notes for PAUL JONES:
This Paul Jones was the uncle of Daisy Walsh Mulvihill.

The following names show up for Jones in the following location
County: Kerry
Parish: Aghavallen
Location: T/Ballylongford

Bridget Jones
Edmond Jones
Margaret Jones
Paul Jones

County: Kerry
Parish: Aghavallen
Location: Aghanagran Middle

Edmond Jones
Paul Jones


In the Slater's Directory the Jones show up as Shoe/boot makers
1870 - Edmond, John & Paul Jones are all listed as Boot & Shoe Makers
1881 - Edmond Jones is listed as Boot & Shoe Makers

June 13, 2000 - John Joe Carmody of Ballylongford provided much of the Jones
info here from his memory. He corrected the fact that Daisy Mulvihill's
maiden name was Walsh and her mom's maiden name was Jones. he was able to
put me into contact with The Enrights whcih then led me to Daisy's daughter.

June 20, 2000
Was the constable and he was murderd (a story that Genie Bergen had heard)
Genie also said that Daisy said that he had died of a heart attack. We are
unsure which is true.
Honey has the mass cards.

"Mary Walsh" <>
06/24/2000 07:15 PM
PAUL was a shoemaker and he married CATHERINE BUNCE. They had 5 children :
KATIE who married MARTIN FLAHERTY , RITA who married JIM STRUBLE, MARY who
married GEORGE CRELLEY, JOHN who died in the First World War, and PAUL who
died of peritonitas at the age of 21years.

iv. TIMOTHY JONES, b. Bet. 1855 - 1875, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Not sure if this was a true child or not.
Can anyone confirm this?

TIM( could be known as TAIDGH) I have no information just that he was a


v. ELLEN JONES2, b. November 1864, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland3; d.
October 15, 1905, New York, New York, U.S.A.4; m. (1) THOMAS DENNEHY,
January 19, 1890, Saint Peter's Church, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.5; b.
1855, Unknown town, Co. Cork, Ireland5; d. December 09, 1898, New York, New
York, U.S.A.6; m. (2) DANIEL MCAVOY, August 20, 1899, Unknown church, New
York, New York, U.S.A.; b. January 1866, Unknown town, unknown county,
Ireland7; d. Unknown, Unknown town, unknown state, U.S.A..

Notes for ELLEN JONES:
Ellen was living at 115 west 53st and was 33 when she remarried Daniel
McAvey, 29 yrs old and was living at 115 West 53st.
The clergeman was living at 460 Madison Avenue - This may be a chuch
location for a church to investigate.
They have 1 child together about 1 year later and he dies within a year old;
This is Daniel Jr.
The 2nd son of the 1st marriage then dies in 1903 - Thomas Jr. (my great
Ellen (or Nellie - too close to Helen to be mistaken for anything else) then
dies in 1905

That must be when GP Jerry & GA Sis are taken away to live with the

I can now do the following:
Find death certificates for 1 yr. old Dan, 9 year old Thomas & Ellen McAvoy
or Helen Jones.
vi. MARY JONES, b. March 15, 1866, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d.
Unknown, Unknown; m. JOHN GRIER, Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown, Unknown; d.
Unknown, Unknown.

Notes for MARY JONES:
No known children that anyone knew but maybe htere are.
She went to america and met John Greer there got married and then moved back
to Northern Ireland. Cookstown Donganon - maybe
This was probaly the Mary that was the witness to my Great Grandmothers
wedding. (Ellen Jones + Thomas Dennehy)

MARY married JOHN GRIER and they had 3 children but I only have the names of
2 :BRID and MARY (or MURIEL). They lived in Northern Ireland.

maybe this is john????
Jersey City, New Jersey Directories, 1891-93
Viewing records 1-4 of 4 Matches

Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
James Grier 129 Pearsall avenue Jersey NJ 1891
John Grier polisher 155 Jefferson H Jersey NJ 1892
John T Grier 123 Storm avenue Jersey NJ 1892
John T Grier 123 Storm avenue Jersey NJ 1893


Sex: F

Birth: 15 Mar 1866
0560, Ballylongford, Kerry, Ireland

Father: John JONES
Mother: Margaret ENRIGHT
Source Information:

Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
C701285 -1866 0101124 Film


Notes for JOHN GRIER:
Are any of these him?

Search Terms: GRIER (4), JOHN (21152)
Database: Jersey City, New Jersey Directories, 1891-93
Combined Matches: 3
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
John Grier polisher 155 Jefferson H Jersey NJ 1892
John T Grier 123 Storm avenue Jersey NJ 1892
John T Grier 123 Storm avenue Jersey NJ 1893

Search Terms: GRIER (2), JOHN (9003)
Database: Jersey City, New Jersey Directory, 1889-90
Combined Matches: 1
Surname Given Name Occupation Business Address Residence Comments Page
Grier John T manager h 44 Storm avenue 232

vii. BRIDGET JONES, b. Bef. 1868, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d. Bet.
1860 - 1880, Unknown.

There was suposedly a baby that died young.
Could this have been the first Margaret and then they had another baby that
they named Margaret?
Note the differnece in age and baptism data I have for Margaret Jones

"Mary Walsh" <>
06/24/2000 07:15 PM
Baby Jones who died in infancy was I think called BRIDGET too.

viii. MARGARET JONES, b. October 24, 1868, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry,
Ireland11; d. January 16, 1946, Piermont, New York, U.S.A.; m. JOHN
WESTCOTT, Bet. April 18, 1899 - April 19, 1900, Unknown; b. 1873, Unknown
town, England; d. February 15, 1931, Palisades, New York, U.S.A..

Took Care of my grandfather and Great Aunt "Sis" when my Great grandmother
died. they took The 2 children away from Daniel McAvoy, Ellen
Jones-Dennehy-McAvoy's 2nd Husband.

Dates off the tombstone from Sparkill NY

This may or may not be the same person
why the big discrepancy in the dates?
Maybe the first Maragret died and this is a second?

"Frey, Elizabeth A" <> on 03/23/2000 04:45 PM
To: "''" <>

Hi Bart,

I'm not sure whether you have this info, but after my last e-mail, I looked
through the Fam.History Resource File and found the following:

Margaret Jones b. Oct. 24, 1868
Bridget Jones b. Aug. 24, 1871

Place: Ballylongford, Kerry
Parents: John Jones and Margaret Enright

FHL Number 101179 and 255831

I think this is definitely a hit! Will look for more tomorrow.
Have a great evening!

Betty Frey


Date born 2: Bet. 1871 - 1872, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dates off the tombstone.
According to the 1930 census, he immigrated in 1900

Could this be him? - no - see above.
Search Results
Search Terms: WESTCOTT (27), JOHN (21152)
Database: Jersey City, New Jersey Directories, 1891-93
Combined Matches: 1
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
John Westcott waiter 249 Newark avenue Jersey NJ 1891

ix. BRIDGET JONES, b. August 24, 1871, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; d.
February 20, 1956, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; m. MICHAEL WALSH,
Unknown, Saint Michael's Church, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; b. 1860,
Quinn, Co.Clare, Ireland; d. February 13, 1945, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry,

Margaret Jones b. Oct. 24, 1868
Bridget Jones b. Aug. 24, 1871

Place: Ballylongford, Kerry
Parents: John Jones and Margaret Enright

FHL Number 101179 and 255831

She was in America but came back.
Where did she settle when she came back?

"Mary Walsh" <>
07/20/2000 06:25 PM
BRIDGET JONES died 20th February 1956 in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry. She
married MICHAEL WALSH who was born in Quinn, Co. Clare in 1860 and died 13th
February 1945 in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry.

He was the postmaster of Ballylongford.

x. ROBERT JONES, b. Bet. April 20, 1878 - April 19, 1879, Ballylongford, Co.
Kerry, Ireland; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. MARIA CORBERT, Bet. April 20, 1907 -
April 19, 1909, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland; b. Bet. April 20, 1886 -
April 19, 1887, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.

He was a school teacher in Moyvane (Newtown Sandes)
Did they have children?

ROBERT was a teacher in Moyvane (or Newtownsandes). He was dismissed and
then went to America where he worked in a bank. He married MYRIA CORBETT and

I did find him on the census of 1910 living with the Westcotts in
Bernardsville, NJ - I have not seen him in the 1920 census though.
He immigrated in 1910 according to the Census.
It lists them as havign one child born at this point

Immigrated: Bet. January 01 - April 19, 1910, Unknown

Immigrated: Bet. January 01 - April 19, 1910, Unknown

Marriage Notes for ROBERT JONES and MARIA CORBERT:
Probably got married here - not definite yet.



The Cummer Kennellys are first cousins to the Knockanebrack Kennelly Family.

We start with Knockanebrack Matt of Gortaclahane first Kennelly there.
His son Pat married Kate Galvin her parents were John Galvin and Helen Connell married Abbeyfeale c 1840.

Children of Pat Kennelly and Kate Galvin; J.P married Behan, who had a daughter Mary who married Tim Kennelly son of Knockanure Kennelly, their daughter again Gertie Murphy?;

Matt married Margaret Brosnan Brosnan; John married Julia Morrissey; Minnie born 1866? married James Harrington of Kilbaha their children were John 1902, Matt 1904 and Dan 1907; Julia Kennelly married Culhane from Ballyguiltrnane; Ellie did not marry;

Old Pat Kennelly and Kate Galvin buried at Knockanure.

Matt Kennelly of Knockanebrack buried Duagh Sept 1952 his wife Margaret died July 1966.

Note JP Kennelly went to America when young he trained at his uncles shop in Market Street, Listowel, his uncle Tim Kennelly, the shop then went to Tims wife and she gave it to her nephew Murphy?who lost or sold the shop.

Gortaclahane Kennelly

Matt Kennelly, his son Big Den Kennelly, married Molneaux and Mary McCarthy 2nd marriage, their son Jack Kennelly married Catherine Walsh and the Present John Joe Kennelly married Galvin

Children of Denis Kennelly and Mary McCarthy Mgt Kennelly McCarthy, Jack Kennelly, Mary Barry, Tim Kennelly, Bridie, Noreen, Mary and Sr. Kennelly.

Croughcroneen Kennelly

Michael Adrian Kennelly born 1936, his father Jet Kennelly, grandfather Mike Kennelly Ggrandfather Dennis Kennelly see Big Den above.

Pallas Kennelly

Two farms Kennelly in Pallas was just one in the beginning when Tim Kennelly came as the first Kennelly he married Ellen? Quilter of Lixnaw.
his son Matt married O Connor, his son Con married Mary Quilter their son Matt married Hudson of Kilbaha..

The second farm at Pallas now owned by Allman
the first man there was James? son of the original Tim Kennelly, his son Tom, his son David.

Kennelly of Pallas married Boland grandparents of Brendan Kennelly

Dalton Family of Ballyoneen their grandmother Kennelly of Pallas.

Check Hayes Family( Kennelly Cousin) of Duagh and Lisselton married Buckley of Clounmacon.

O Mara of Abbeyfeale their old grandparent Kennelly:

Dan Donoghue of Knockalucka Duagh married Margaret Kennelly who died about 80 years ago her parents were Con Kennelly of the original Woodvied Family who was married to Barry of Lisselton.

Residents of house number 5 in Gamble Street (St. Anne's Ward, Antrim)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Timoney Thomas J 42 Male
Timoney Bridget 38 Female
Timoney Thomas J 7 Male
Timoney Margaret M 3 Female
Timoney Teresa 1 Female
Jamison William 18 Male
Kennelly Edward 74 Male
Moles John 45 Male

Residents of house number 23 in Pallas (Kilfeighny, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly John 50 Male
Kennelly Mary 45 Female
Kennelly Martin 14 Male
Kennelly Bridget 12 Female
Kennelly Nora 10 Female
Kennelly Hannie 8 Female
Kennelly Julia 5 Female
Kennelly Ellie 3 Female

Residents of house number 1 in Pallas (Kilfeighny, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly James 67 Male
Kennelly Johanna 68 Female
Kennelly Patrick 31 Male
Kennelly Hannah 28 Female
Leahy Jeremiah 16 Male

Residents of house number 2 in Moybella, South (Ballyconry, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly James 56 Male
Kennelly Bridget 50 Female
Kennelly Hannie Mary 6 Female
Pierse Hannie Moria 20 Female
Pierse Lillie 14 Female
Holly John 40 Male

Residents of house number 14 in Curraghcroneen (Kiltomy, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Michael 38 Male
Kennelly Mary 40 Female
Kennelly Denis 8 Male
Kennelly Gerald 7 Male
Kennelly Patrick 5 Male
Kennelly Mathew 1 Male
Kennelly Hannah 11 Female
McElligott Michael 25 Male
Horgon Michael 26 Male
Stock Hannah 16 Female

Residents of house number 1 in Farranastack (Lisselton, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Boland John 54 Male
Boland Bridget 55 Female
Boland Patrick 26 Male
Boland Sarah 24 Female
Boland Michael 23 Male
Boland Nora 15 Female
Boland John 12 Male
Kennelly Caterine 21 Female
Kennelly Patrick 18 Male
Murphy Margaret 18 Female

Residents of house number 45 in The Square (Listowel Urban, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Leane Denis Hanington 35 Male
Leane Catherine 33 Female
Leane Catherine 5 Female
Leane Michael Gerard 3 Male
Leane John Joseph 1 Male
Kennelly Patrick Joseph 19 Male
Murphy Margaret 15 Female

Residents of house number 48 in The Square (Listowel Urban, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly James P 27 Male
Kennelly Nellie P 32 Female
Kissane Matt 26 Male
Sheehy Michael 20 Male

Residents of house number 28 in William Street (Listowel Urban, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Jeremiah 52 Male
Kennelly Norah 48 Female
Kennelly Mary 19 Female
Kennelly Margarett 17 Female
Kennelly Catherine 16 Female
Kennelly Maurice 15 Male
Kennelly Nora 13 Female
Leech Michael 21 Male

Residents of house number 18 in Bedford (Listowel Rural, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Jeremiah 57 Male
Kennelly Catherine 58 Female
Kennelly Mary 23 Female
Kennelly Catherine 20 Female
Kennelly Patrick 17 Male
Kennelly Catherine 30 Female
Dillon John 3 Male
Dillon Mary 2 Female

Residents of house number 21 in Lislaughtin (Lislaughtin, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Stephen 45 Male
Kennelly Margaret 38 Female
Kennelly Patrick 16 Male
Kennelly Katty 14 Female
Kennelly Jane 10 Female
Kennelly Mary 7 Female
Kennelly Ned 6 Male
Kennelly John 3 Male
Kennelly Tim 1 Male

Residents of house number 10 in Dromin (Listowel Rural, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Patrick 55 Male
Kennelly Catherine 40 Female
Kennelly Mary 91 Female
Kennelly Martin 54 Male

Residents of house number 1 in Coolatoosane (Listowel Rural, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Martin 62 Male
Kennelly Mary 64 Female
Kennelly Maggie 16 Female

Residents of house number 56 in Convent Street (Listowel Urban, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Spillane Patrick 68 Male
Spillane Hannah 68 Female
Kennelly Catherine 26 Female
Kennelly Joseph 30 Male
Kennelly Patrick J 0 Male

Residents of house number 8 in Knockaunbrack (Trienearagh, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Catherine 70 Female
Kennelly Matthew 33 Male
Kennelly John 31 Male
Kennelly Julia 26 Female
Stack Hannah 16 Female

Residents of house number 3 in Gortdromagownagh (Newtownsandes, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly James 76 Male
Kennelly James 35 Male
Kennelly Mary 32 Female
Fitzgerald Nora 21 Female
Flaherty Timothy 23 Male

Residents of house number 4 in Gortdromagownagh (Newtownsandes, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Patrick 29 Male
Kennelly Margaret 33 Female
Kennelly Daniel 5 Male
Kennelly Maurice 3 Male
Kennelly Jerry 2 Male
Sullivan James 26 Male
Sullivan Ketty 23 Female

Residents of house number 28 in Kealic (Newtownsandes, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Moran Patrick 69 Male
Moran Mary 68 Female
Moran Patrick 38 Male
Moran John 27 Male
Moran James 24 Male
Moran Edmond 16 Male
Flaherty Timothy 28 Male
Kennelly Hannah 25 Female

Residents of house number 10 in Ballylongford Town (Carrig, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Lynch Mary 37 Female
Kennelly Jack 22 Male
Lynch Nora 12 Female
Lynch Thomas 5 Male
Lynch Patrick 16 Male
Kennelly Mary 72 Female

Residents of house number 21 in Kealic (Newtownsandes, Kerry)
Surname Forename Age Sex
Kennelly Cornelius 37 Male
Kennelly Margaret 36 Female
Hanrahan Margaret 74 Female
Hanrahan Hannie 32 Female


Kennelly Denis Gortacloghane Kilfeighny Kerry 72 M
Kennelly Margaret Gortacloghane Kilfeighny Kerry 69 F
Kennelly John Gortacloghane Kilfeighny Kerry 26 M
Kennelly Timothy Gortacloghane Kilfeighny Kerry 24 M


History of the MARS Light Co.

The following article is a summary of the November 1990 issue of "Mainline Modeler" entitled: "MARS LIGHTS Their Development by Grant V.W. Roth. [courtesy of the Kalmbach Memorial Library]. Jerry (Jeremiah) Kennelly was approximately 17-18 years old when he joined the Chicago Fire Department and became an Aerial Ladder truck driver. All drivers of these trucks had the problem of breaking through traffic on route to a fire, especially at night. Jerry Kennelly thought of vertical movement and sweeps as he utilized the "Lorraine" variable beam spotlights on the windshield braces. He wiggled these spotlights manually and by doing so provided a flashing beam in the eyes of oncoming traffic. The effect of this beam was to attract their attention to the other lights (red and green on the emergency vehicle). Later, Jerry Kennelly replaced the white Lorraine spotlight lens with a "Red Solleen" lens, greatly improving the effect of this hand operated unit. This was the origin of the Mars and other signals. In the early 1930's Jerry Kennelly tried to mechanize the flashing action by using the "Loraine Spotlight Head" on a windshield wiper motor. This produced a good wig-wag effect but if the fire truck with this light mechanism was behind another car then the light effect would be lost. Kennelly improved the action of the light. He developed a "2 in 1" light action. This action resulted in a "figure 8" light beam pattern. In this way, if a "figure 8" light equipped vehicle were to be behind a car or truck, the flashing light would show up in the rear view mirror of the car or truck, as well as be seen by oncoming traffic. It was realized that the profits on this light as far as the fire department would not carry the successful operation of the company. Experimental work in the form of a railroad
crossing light was created in 1936. The signal proved to be impressive but the cost of manufacturing this unit was excessive. On discussion with Charles Longham, Chief Safety Officer of the C&NW Railroad, it was decided to try out a powerful "Figure 8" light on the smoke box of an E2A 4-6-2 remanufactured Baldwin locomotive (2908). A 22" diameter housing and a 12" rhodium reflector were used on this unit, both designed and created by Grant V.W. Roth. A 32 volt standard headlight bulb was used but this was later changed to one of 12 volts due to the fact that the 12 volt bulb filament was more rigid and not as prone to breakage. The movement of the bulb together with the extreme high speed locomotive vibration usually ruined the filament of the 32 volt bulb quickly. It appears from the literature that the design of the 32 volt bulb had improved over the years. In many catalogs it is the
standard, with the 12 volt system and corresponding bulb being offered as an option. In April of 1936 the trial run of this oscillating headlight
took place at the Proviso Yards using a J class freight engine. A temporary installation was made on the locomotive's smoke box. The Orchard Track was used for this night test. After several runs the tests had to be stopped because of traffic congestion on the overpasses of the railway. People were apparently wondering what the flashing BLUE beam was. Blue glass was used because the current regulations prohibited the use of red. George McCormick of Southern Pacific was visiting Chicago relating to construction at EMD. He requested to see 2908 with its oscillating light as the locomotive was coming into Chicago. The locomotive hit a large bird on its northbound trip (stated speed 100 mph). The blue lens was demolished. A clear glass lens was purchased as a replacement . The demonstration to George McCormick proved to be a success. A white (clear) lens was standard from that point on. Kennelly, who now was a motorcycle police officer in Oak Park, had made a business acquaintance with Frank Mars. Kennelly lost his hearing in the left ear following a shooting incident in which he was pursuing bandits on his motorcycle. He was forced to retire from direct activity with the Oak Park Police Department. He received a disability pension for the rest of his life for injuries sustained in the shooting. Frank Mars had a great interest in Kennelly's moving light beams and provided help to Kennelly by making various moving beam fire lights using machinery at the Mars Candy Company with the help of his Chief Mechanical Engineer. Kennelly applied for various mechanical patents on his light in his name assigned to Mars Light Company. These mechanical patents were rejected. He then decided to apply for a design patent on the "figure 8". The "figure 8" patent was eventually accepted by the US Patent Office and was the basis for eliminating competitors. Frank Mars died in 1933. Jerry Kennelly questioned his widow, Ethel V. Mars aboutthe continuation of the "prototype light" into a marketable unit. She advised him to continue the program and she provided the financing and general help to keep the business going. The following are Kennelly design patents with dates granted:

Des. 99,286 - DESIGN FOR A HEADLIGHT - April 14,1936 - Jeremiah D. Kennelly

Des. 100,781 - DESIGN FOR A SIGNAL LAMP - Aug. 11, 1936 - Jeremiah D. Kennelly

Des. 103,052 - DESIGN FOR A SIGNAL LIGHT - Feb. 2, 1937 - Jeremiah D. Kennelly - 1/2 assigned to Ethel V. Mars

Des. 103,681 - DESIGN FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL - March 23, 1937 - Jeremiah D. Kennelly - 1/2 assigned to Ethel V. Mars

Arthur E. Kennelly, 1861 - 1939
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Arthur Edwin Kennelly, the son of an Irish naval officer, was born near Bombay, India, on 17 December 1861. After having attended a variety of elementary schools, Kennelly obtained a position as office boy with the London society of Telegraph Engineers (predecessor of the Institution of Electrical Engineers), where he remained for two years. He then left England, procuring practical experience in the field through such positions as assistant electrician in Malta, 1878; chief electrician of a cable repairing steamer, 1881; and senior ship's electrician to the Eastern Telegraph Co., 1886. Kennelly came to America in 1887 and joined the staff of Thomas A. Edison as principal electrical assistant, acting, in addition, as consulting electrician for the Edison General Electric and the General Electric Companies. He left Edison in 1894 to form, with Edwin James Houston, the firm of Houston & Kennelly, Consulting Electrical Engineers, in Philadelphia. Kennelly was retained in 1902 by the Mexican government to be in charge of the laying of the Vera Cruz-Frontera-Campeche cables.

That same year, however, Kennelly moved his main activities from the world of business to that of academia, serving as professor of electrical engineering at Harvard University from 1902-1930 as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1913-1924. In addition, he was an exchange professor in applied science to France during 1921-1922, a research associate of the Carnegie Institution 1924-1930, and the first visiting electrical engineering lecturer to the lwadare Foundation, Japan, in 1931.

Kennelly's contributions to electrical engineering were numerous. In 1893, he presented a paper on 'Impedance" to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in which he discussed the first use of complex numbers as applied to Ohm's Law in alternating current circuit theory. He also later elucidated the use of complex hyperbolic functions in the solution of line problems. Independently of Oliver Heaviside, Kennelly proposed the existence of an ionized layer in the upper atmosphere, now known as the Kennelly-Heaviside layer, as the reflecting surface which made transoceanic wireless communication possible.

Kennelly was the recipient of the awards of many nations, including the IEE Institution Premium (1887), the Franklin Institute Howard Potts Gold Medal (1917), the Cross of a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur of France and the AIEE Edison Medal (1933) "For meritorious achievements in electrical science, electrical engineering and the electrical arts as exemplified by his contributions to the theory of electrical transmission and to the development of international electrical standards."He was awarded the IRE Medal of Honor in 1932, "For his studies of radio propagation phenomena and his contributions to the theory and measurement methods in the alternating current circuit field which now have extensive radio application."He was an active participant in professional organizations such as the Society for the Promotion of the Metric System of Weights and Measures, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, and also served as the president of both the AIEE and the Institute of Radio Engineers during 1898-1900 and 1916, respectively.Kennelly died in Boston on 18 June 1939.


KENNELLY, MARGUERITE AMY, was born in New York City. Her father, Bryan Laurence Kennelly, was a son of William Kennelly, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, who located in New York City in 1843. His mother was a Nagle of County Cork, of a family allied to that of Edmund Burke, whose mother's maiden name was Nagle. An ancestor, James Nagle, was Secretary for Ireland under James II. Bryan L. Kennelly married, in America, Elizabeth Waterhouse. Her grandfather, Oscar Hoyt, was descended from a colonist of that name who settled in Massachusetts during the seventeenth century.
Miss Kennelly attended Miss Spence's school, in New York City, where she completed the course in May, 1914. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World War Miss Kennelly went to France, and there joined the motor corps of the American Fund for French wounded. In the Spring of 1918, in Paris, she was detailed to drive a camionette, reporting at the Gare du Nord for the transportation of cases that were being cared for by the Red Cross. In June she was detailed to deliver hospital supplies in or near Paris, and from there, in October, was transferred to Nancy and Lunéville. The following narrative from her pen gives a vivid account of a few of the incidents that occurred during her service:
"The week beginning March 25, 1918, was a busy one for all of us. With the offensive starting and the big Bertha going for all she was worth, the people of Paris just held their breath wondering what was coming next. The atmosphere was indescribably tense. Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday were as still as death. About the middle of the week, the Red Cross asked us (American Fund for French Wounded) if we would help with the clothing and transportation of the refugees. The Gare du Nord, where the refugees arrived from the devastated regions, was one of the busiest places in all Paris those days. As soon as the refugees came off the trains, they were taken down to the cave or cellar of the station, where they were given food first of all, and then clothing. The cave is about the length of a city block, with the canteen and the vestaire in one corner and a double row of beds and a long table occupying the remaining space. The place was the scene of many a tragedy; babies were born there, old and young died there, and if the walls could speak they could tell of all the hardships these people suffered. Their courage was wonderful, and I scarcely ever heard them complain. I was detailed to drive a camionette for the transportation of the old and sick refugees to hospitals and stations whence they were sent to relatives and friends in the south of France. One of the worst cases I remember was transporting a woman from Arras who had both her legs cut off. She had just come from burying her husband when an obus struck the house and something fell on her, cutting off both legs. From the agony she was in, I gather [p.154] their flight was made almost immediately after the disaster. This much of the story was told me, between sobs, by her daughter, a girl of about my own age, who had come all the way from Arras with her mother. She said she was the only daughter, and had two brothers at the front. The gendarmes carried the woman out on a stretcher, and laid her at full length in the camion, while her daughter sat in front, beside me. I had to crawl all the way to the station as every little jar caused fresh suffering. Later I carried two old ladies to different stations, one of whom had all her wordly possessions wrapped in a handkerchief. She had never been out of her town before, and felt absolutely lost. She told me what good wages she had earned at home, and how happy and contented she had been, and when I left her at the station she kissed me on both cheeks in true French fashion. Another poor soul, who looked to be about eighty and did not seem to have all her wits about her, I transported the same day. She did not have a person in the world to go to, and I took her to one of our stations where such people were taken care of and sent out to a large camp somewhere south of Paris. All the way over to the station, she kept groaning, 'Oh Mon Dieu, how much further must I go, and what is to become of me!' The saddest case I had was that of a Flemish woman, eighty-two years old, who was put in our charge to take to the Belgian foyer. I say 'our,' because that morning my little French friend, Mlle. D'Envers, came along with me. She had lived in Belgium and spoke some Flemish, fortunately, as this old woman did not speak a word of French. I was afraid she would die before we reached our destination. All her papers of identification were stolen, and the people she lived with had gone off and left her. The English camp came to the rescue and carried her off in a motor. We left her at one of the stations to be sent off to a hospital in the country, and much to her relief a Belgian soldier took charge of her at the station. There were many other very sad cases, but these were the ones that made the most vivid impressions.
"The middle of June, our counter-offensive started and after that we had very few refugees, so the Fund decided to withdraw the camionette from the Gare du Nord. For a short time I delivered supplies to the different hospitals in Paris and its environs; then in the early part of October I was sent to Nancy and Lunéville to drive for the disspensaries up there. Most of the French doctors in the country towns were militarized, leaving the civilians without any relief in case of illness. At first the A.R.C. took over this work and established dispensaries all through the Toul sector, and when they withdrew the civilian relief the Fund carried on the work with the assistance of the Red Cross doctors. While there were not many cases of serious illness throughout this section of the country, we found that the dispensaries did much for the hygiene and morals of the peasants. They were very fond of the Americans, had great confidence in the doctors, and would do just as they were told. Lunéville was only eight miles from the front, and about three weeks before the Armistice was signed we saw the preparations for the great offensive that was to have started there, had the Germans refused to come to terms. Trainload after trainload of supplies passed through the town, and a steady stream of camions filled the roads on their way to the front lines. We knew that something big was about to happen, but absolute secrecy was maintained by both the soldiers and the officials. It was not until after the eleventh that we learned that the attack would have started the following morning, and Foch, himself would have directed it and made Lunéville his headquarters. On the day of the eleventh, we had a wonderful celebration and went right up to the front line trenches on the shell swept road to Bathlemont, and saw the monument erected to the first American boys who fell in the war, in 1917. As we went along the road we saw the shell holes just freshly made, probably a few [p.155] days previous. We also saw the graves of our boys, and while we were there skyrockets fell just in front of us; it was a beautiful sight to see the whole country lighted up for miles around. A few days after the Armistice, the first English prisoners drifted through the lines; I say drifted because the prisoners told us that the German guard had run away before delivering them to the French guard, leaving them to shift for themselves without a particle of food or any idea as to where they were going. Many of them got lost in the barbed wire, and others fell by the way. Those that finally reached us were in a dreadful condition; their clothing was in rags, not having been changed since they were taken prisoners in April; their eyes were sunken in their heads; yet in all their misery they marched down the street singing Keep the Home Fires Burning.
"Our dispensary was big enough to be used as a small hospital, and we took many of them in for the night. The doctor gave up his clinics and devoted all his time to the prisoners, who were sadly in need of attention. They had had practically nothing to eat but hard bread and barley water, so at first few of them could retain any food. A number of them were brought to the house unconscious, and I remember one man who remained in this condition for three days, They told of the hardships in the German prisons and the cruel treatment of the guards. If any of the German civilians threw them food to eat and they refused to tell who gave it to them, they were starved for thirty-six hours and often whipped, while the civilian who threw the food was imprisoned. We helped the foyer de soldat feed the prisoners and finally the English aviation camp near us heard that they were there and sent two camions full of food for Doctor Percy to distribute to the men. About 1,500 came through in one week, and were sent from Lunéville to a camp in Nancy, and from there straight through to Calais and England."
Upon her return from France in December, 1918, Miss Kennelly joined the Red Cross Motor Corps, and helped in New York City in the transportation of the wounded and the casual officers. Before she devoted all her attention to war services, Miss Kennelly was active in the Parish work of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and for two years was President of the Cathedral Girls' Club.