Photo of Charles Joseph Kickham
with his nieces Annie and Josie Cleary, c.1869.
Image courtesy of
Cork Multitext Project, UCC
Used with permission.
Originally from Tipperary Annual
James Mansfield Cleary,
mar c.1860 to Maria Kickham
he got into financial difficulties 1863,
had to emigrate to US,
because she was pregnant with Frances,
she was unable to travel to the US with her husband 1863,
she came back to Mullinahone,
after Frances born she went to US, took baby, leaving Annie and Josie in Ireland,
her brother the Fenian
went across with her, sailing from
16th Sept 1863
Annie and Josie ended up staying in Mullinahone for long time,
living in the house in Fethard St
with a cousin as governess,
they finally left to join their family in US, Sept 1876,
Maria died Chicago,
- Annie Cleary,
Annie Kickham Cleary,
eldest, born 1861, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary,
at her birth, her uncle the Fenian
composed for her a lullaby "My Annie",
while they were in Mullinahone,
their "Uncle Cha" was attached to them as if they were his own daughters,
they went to local school in Clonagoose, nr Mullinahone,
her uncle was jailed 1865-69,
Annie said about him:
"When he came home in '69 we just clung to him and,
I might say, never let go until we were forced to leave him when I was 15",
her uncle dedicated Knocknagow (1873)
to "my little nieces Annie and Josie",
he was heartbroken when they finally left to join their family in US, Sept 1876,
after Josie's early death,
Annie devoted herself (unmarried) to bringing up Josie's children,
she mar late in life to Florence D. White
[of St.Louis, Missouri],
he was Circulation Manager of the New York World,
he waited patiently for Annie's nieces to grow up
until she would marry him
Greenwich, Connecticut (basically part of outer NE suburbs of New York,
she wrote Kickham genealogy,
apparently written 1940, pub 1954,
she fl 1942,
think he fl 1954.
- Josie Cleary,
born c.1862, Clonmel,
Josephine, Joe as she called herself,
emig to US with her sister Annie Sept 1876,
mar young to John Templeton [of Chicago,
brother of William],
she died young,
he died Superior, Nebraska,
- William James Templeton.
- Charles Kickham Templeton.
- Annie Cleary Templeton.
- Aileen Josephine Templeton.
- Frances Cleary,
born Mullinahone, Co.Tipperary, 9th Aug 1863,
taken by her mother to US, 16th Sept 1863,
mar William Templeton [of Chicago, brother of John].
- Elizabeth Cleary, mar Dr. J.E. Keeffe [of Chicago].
- Kathleen C. Cleary, died Chicago.
- John F. Cleary, mar Lillian McAlister.