Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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O'Sullivan/Sullivan is the most common surname in Munster, and the most common surname in Co.Kerry.
See other O'Sullivans and Sullivans in the family tree.


Back: Margaret McCoy and Eugene O'Sullivan.
Front: Johanna O'Sullivan and Ursula O'Sullivan.
Family home, Glengarriff Rd, Bantry, pre-1942.
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William O'Sullivan, farmer,
of Kilmeany, near Listowel, Co.Kerry,
mar Johanna Dowd,
had issue:

  1. Eugene O'Sullivan,
    born 19 Oct 1872, Listowel district, Co.Kerry.

    RIC policeman, 1895 to 1922:
    Eugene joined RIC 2 Jan 1895, age 22, no. 56869. See RIC record. Listed as "farmer", Catholic.
    He was allocated to Co.Limerick, 14 Aug 1895. Would have started as Constable.
    Listed as living Castleconnell, Co.Limerick, at marriage.
    He mar 1903 to Margaret McCoy [born 13 Dec 1874].
    He was transferred to Co.Cork. His daughter was born Co.Cork (West Riding) in 1905.
    They were living Timoleague, nr Clonakilty, Co.Cork, as at 1911.
    Margaret and children are listed at 5 Main St, Timoleague, Co.Cork, in [Census, 1911].
    Eugene is listed as "E. O'S." on the (semi-anonymous) return for the RIC barracks, Main St, Timoleague. He is listed as Constable.
    Living Timoleague, Co.Cork, at Ursula's birth 1912. He is listed as Constable.
    He was promoted to Acting Sergeant 1 Oct 1913.
    RIC records say transferred to Co.Cork (West Riding) 1 Feb 1914, but we can see they were there before that.
    Promoted to Sergeant 1 July 1916.
    RIC disbanded 7 Apr 1922. He received compensation allowance.
    They lived Glengarriff Rd, Bantry, Bantry Bay, Co.Cork (see map), NOT Glengarrif Terrace. Living there at time of Margaret's death 1942.

    Margaret dies, 1942:
    Margaret died Nov 28, 1942, Cork Mental Hospital, W side of Cork city, age 67 yrs, of Hemiplegia, and Mitral Endocarditis,
    bur Bantry Abbey graveyard, Bantry.

    Eugene dies, 1946:
    Eugene was still living Glengarriff Rd, Bantry, at time of his death 1946.
    He died of a heart attack in church while attending mass in Bantry, Sun 20th Jan 1946, age 73 yrs.
    He died in "Bantry Catholic Church" [GROI] or in "the Convent Schools", Bantry [newspaper report].
    Cause of death was noted as "probably coronary thrombosis" in [GROI].
    Funeral Tue 22 Jan 1946, bur Bantry Abbey graveyard, Bantry.
    See report in Southern Star, Saturday, January 26, 1946.
    Eugene and Margaret had issue:

    1. Johanna O'Sullivan [or Joanna, Jo],
      born 1905, Co.Cork (West Riding),
      "Johanna Mary" in 1911 census,
      can't find birth in that period in Clonakilty district in [GROI],
      NOT birth of Johanna O'Sullivan, [GROI], Clonakilty, 1st qr 1907,
      moved to Tarbert, NE Co.Kerry,
      mar 7 Nov 1933, St Joseph's, Limerick, to Matthew Kelly [Matt, born c.1900],
      they are both at her father's funeral 1946, described as of Tarbert,
      he died 24 Mar 1956, age c.56 yrs,
      she died 31 Jan 1977, age 72 yrs,
      had issue:

      1. Rosaleen Kelly, mar Robert Pain and had issue:
        1. Annette Pain.
        2. Matthew Pain.
      2. Owen Kelly, mar Elizabeth Ryan and had issue:
        1. Matthew Francis Kelly.
        2. Patrick Kelly.
        3. Eugene Martin Kelly.
        4. Colm Gerard Kelly.
        5. Lisa Maria Kelly.
        6. Joanne Catrina Kelly.
      3. Maeve Kelly, mar Martin Feeney.
      4. Franco Kelly, mar Therese Kirk and had issue:
        1. Kirk Kelly.
        2. Ellen Kelly.
        3. Ciara Kelly.
        4. Claire Kelly.
        5. Noel Kelly.
      5. Noel Kelly, mar Mary Walsh and had issue:
        1. John Kelly.
        2. Audrey Kelly.
        3. Matthew Kelly, had issue:
          1. Sarah Kelly.

    2. Marjorie O'Sullivan,
      or Margery, "Margaret Mary" in 1911 census, "Margaret" at mar,
      born 1906 [mar cert] or 1907 [census], born Co.Cork (West Riding).
      can't find birth in that period in Clonakilty district in [GROI],
      NOT birth of Margaret O'Sullivan, [GROI], Clonakilty, 1st qr 1907.
      NOT birth of Margaret Oona O'Sullivan, [GROI], Clonakilty, 3rd qr 1905.
      She emigrated to America pre-1932.
      At marriage 1932 she is living Detroit, Michigan. Occupation is "clerical".
      She mar 26 Dec 1932, Detroit, to Denis Woods [or Dennis, born 1904 [mar cert] or 1905 [census], Ireland, son of William Woods and Ellen Kelly].
      At mar he is "lineman", living Detroit.
      See mar cert top and bottom.
      They lived in Detroit.
      Apparently living 1408 Collingwood Avenue, Detroit, in 1935.
      They are listed in 1940 US census at 1408 Collingwood Avenue, Detroit.
      He died 1 July 1954 of pancreatic cancer.
      They had issue:

      1. Denis Woods, mar Bonita Baitlinger.

    3. William O'Sullivan,
      Willie, born 1909, Co.Cork (West Riding)
      "William Joseph" in 1911 census,
      can't find birth in that period in Clonakilty district in [GROI],
      mar pre-c.1937 to Nora ---- [thought to be a Midwifery Nurse and did her training in Dublin],
      he reported father's death 1946, he is listed as of Glengarriff Rd, Bantry, though newspaper report shows he is married,
      they are both at his father's funeral 1946,
      went to England,
      he died 13 Mar 1967, Hayes, W side of Greater London, age 58 yrs, bur Bantry Abbey,
      she died 28 Jan 1986, bur Bantry Abbey,
      had issue:

      1. Aelred O'Sullivan.
      2. Cathal O'Sullivan.
      3. Marjorie O'Sullivan.
      4. Nuala O'Sullivan, mar Padraic Brett and had issue:
        1. Suzanne Brett.
        2. Cathal Brett.

    4. Ursula O'Sullivan,
      Elizabeth Ursula, or Ursula Elizabeth,
      born Timoleague, Co.Cork, 20 Mar 1912,
      see birth cert from [GROI]. Also here.

The death of Eugene O'Sullivan in 1946.
From Southern Star, January 26, 1946.

Marjorie O'Sullivan and Denis Woods senior.
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Left to right: Ursula (born 1912), Johanna (born 1905) and their cousin Paddy Scanlan the hurler (born 1905).

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