Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
mar 22 Dec 1927 (or poss. 1928 or 1929) in New York City
to Margaret Lawless
[Peg, born 13 Dec 1891].
Margaret was born 13 Dec 1891 [GROI], or poss. 21st, in Ardagh, Ardagh par (not far from Edgeworthstown), Co.Longford, see birth cert, dau of James Lawless, farmer, of Lisanedan (unidentified), Ardagh, Co.Longford, by his wife Anne McDonnell (or Ann).
She emigrated to US 1907 (age 16) to join her sisters. She went on steamship Carmania through Ellis Island.
She lived with sisters in NYC. She was educ Wadleigh High School.
She got nurses training at Misericordia Hospital, NYC, obtained nursing degree by 1914. She got Registered Nurse Certificate from state of NY in 1917.
joined army as nurse.
WWI in Apr 1917.)
She served at a military hospital in NY for several months.
She returned to US July 1919, still army nurse.
William and Margaret
after their marriage 1927
lived at 211 W 33rd St, NYC.
She continued to work in Juvenile Aid Bureau after mar.
He sold office furniture for a NYC department store (poss. Macy's).
He made notes on family tree 1930s.
In c.1937 he set up his own office furniture business at 211 W 33rd St.
After a fall on duty c.1938 she had to retire. She received disability pension from 1939.
He died 3 Dec 1939 in New York City, age 50 yrs, of heart attack.
He was bur December 6, 1939, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY, at back of Wren Mausoleum.
Margaret closed business, moved 1940 to apartment, 440 E 78th St, NYC, lived there until 1972.
As an army veteran she was member of American Legion for 50 yrs, 1940-90.
She moved 1972 to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lived in retirement home in Scottsdale.
She died 22 May 1992 in Scottsdale, age 100 yrs.
She was bur St.Francis Cemetery, 48th St and Oak, Phoenix, Arizona.
William and Margaret had issue:
mar Anne Knapp and had issue:
William Hickie, in his US Coast Guard uniform, 1918 or 1920.
His cap bears the name of the major battleship, the USS New Mexico (launched 1917, the first ship of the New Mexico class battleships, she became the flagship of the Pacific Fleet 1919).
William Hickie, California, 1921.
With female friend.
William Hickie, in a Stutz Bearcat, c.1926-27.
With female friend.
Margaret Lawless (2nd row, 2nd from RHS) in group of nurses leaving US for France, 1918.
Margaret Lawless, 1918, close-up of above.
Margaret Lawless (on RHS), 1919, after WWI.
She and her friends seem to be putting on pilot's uniforms for fun.
Margaret Lawless, with male friend, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, 1919-20.
William Hickie, wedding photo, 1927.
William Hickie, "1929" (looks like 1927).
Margaret Lawless, 100th birthday, 21st Dec 1991, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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