Daily Alta California- 31 May 1870
In Hollister, Monterey county, May 30th, John Maloney, late of the United States Hotel in this city, a native of the Parish of Duagh; County Kerry, Ireland, aged 45 years. [Albany (N. Y.; papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2.30 o’clock P. M., from his late residence, U. S. Hotel, cor. Folsom and Beale streets.
Daily Alta California- 15 July 1878
At Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland, June .7, Cornelius O’Connor, father of Rev. C. O’Connor, of St. Peter’s Church. San Francisco.
San Francisco Call- 5 December 1891
MICHAEL DONAHUE Michael Donahue, who crossed the plains in 1849 for California and located in Sonoma Valley in the spring of 1850, died at his home at Embarcadero last night, after an illness of several months. The funeral will take place Sunday morning from St. Francis Church. Deceased was a native of County Kerry, Ireland, and was aged 65 years
Napa Register (Weekly)- 1 April 1892
DEATH: Mrs. Mary Rahilly mother of the late Mrs. Wrs. Miller, passed peacefully and quietly away from the labours of this life on March 18th, at Merced. Mrs. Rahilly was born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1805. Had she lived a few months longer she would have attained the venerable age of 87 years. She came to Napa valley nearly 20 years ago, and has, until recently, made her home here. Mrs. Rahilly was a lady possessed of many sterling traits of character, and a host of friends in Napa valley mourn her untimely loss. Her life was a well spent one in doing good to those who had the happiness to be called her friends or relatives. She died as she lived, peacefully and quietly, and her many good deeds will be forever cherished as monuments, loving remembrances over her grave. When a life well spent, from labours free, Goes to join that host in eternity, ’Tis but a passage from this world of strife, To the happiness of eternal life.
San Francisco Call- 28 November 1892
HORAN— In this city. November 25, 1892, at his residence. 731 Folsom street, Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Margaret Horan and stepfather of John C. Casey, and father of Maurice Horan and brother-in-law of Michael Carey, a native of the parish of Duagh, County Kerry, Ireland, aged 46 years. Friends and acquaintance are respectfully Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Monday at 8:30 o’clock a. m., from his late residence. 731 Folsom street, thence to St. Patrick’s Church. where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o’clock a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Sacramento Daily Union- 18 February 1899
LAKE—In this city, February 17th, Anna A. Lake, beloved mother of Mrs. W. I. Watwood and Thomas J. Lake, a native of Newtown Sauce, County Kerry, Ireland, aged 68 years. Friends and acquaintances can view the remains to-day (Saturday) from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at her late residence, IGI6 N street. Funeral will take place at Colfax Sunday afternoon
San Francisco Call- 21 December 1899
ABJOHN PASSED AWAY, ALONE, AT CITY HOSPITAL; Death of a Familiar Character.
OAKLAND. Dec. 20).— William Abjohn died at the Receiving Hospital early this evening with only the hospital attendant, at his bedside. Death was due to pneumonia, with pleurisy and complications of Inflammatory rheumatism the result of being compelled to sleep In an old shed at the rear of his home on Broadway in Alameda. where for years he had been a familiar character. He had complained to the Alameda police of his wife’s cruelty, and although he owned property valued at several thousand dollars, he was admitted to the Receiving Hospital for treatment on permission of Supervisor Mitchell.
Yesterday Mrs. Abjohn called at the hospital to request that when her husband died he should be buried In St. Mary’s Cemetery. She announced, too. that he had requested a priest to administer the last rites and engaged an undertaker, but she did not care to see her husband. Abjohn was a native of County Kerry. Ireland, aged about 62 years, and had resided In Alameda for over 25 years working for the railroad.
Los Angeles Herald- 31 July 1903
GALWAY, July 30.—Queen Alexandra won the hearts of the Irish people today by her gracious action In an extraordinary Incident. The royal party had stopped at Recess for luncheon, when a woman hooded and manifestly of the poor class approached the queen with a petition for the remission of the remainder of a sentence of six months passed upon her husband. Inquiries proved that the man’s character Justified clemency and the queen, With the king’s permission, remitted the sentence on the spot. The surrounding crowd, learning what had occurred, cheered her majesty wildly. King Edward and Queen Alexandra continued by motor their Inspection today of some of the wildest and most picturesque regions of Ireland. The start was made at 9 o’clock from the little town of Leenane, on the shore of Killarney bay(Mistake), where the mayor, the local rector, the parish priests and a deputation representing 20,000 inhabitants of the wild Connemara mountains presented an address. The king in replying said he had already inspected some of the cottage industries and he wished to assure the inhabitants that he was greatly pleased with the spirit of Industrial activity and the warm, hearty welcome of the people, which he and the queen both would long remember. The hearty tone of his majesty’s speech was received with every evidence of appreciation. The royal party drove off in motors through the beautiful lake and mountain country, everywhere greeted loyally by the Inhabitants, many of whom Journeyed leagues across the mountains to catch sight of them. At Recess their majesties took a train for Galway and arrived here late in the afternoon. They met with an enthusiastic reception! Their majesties then boarded the royal yacht, which was lying in Galway bay. Tomorrow they will take a train for Kenmare, near which place they will be the guests of Lord Lansdowne, secretary of state for foreign affairs, at his country seat, “Dlrreen,” county Kerry.
San Francisco Call- 3 February 1904
Rev. Father William P. Kirby, the beloved rector of St. Agnes parish. Masonic avenue and Page street, passed peacefully away at his residence yesterday evening after an illness of two months. At the time of his death he was still a young man. Father Kirby was born in Listowel. County Kerry, Ireland. April 15, 1860. He spent his boyhood days in his native town, which is near the famous Lakes of Killarney, and received his early education in the little parish school.
After finishing his primary education Father Kirby attended Mount Melley Academy- When his course at that school was completed he was sent to All Hallows College, Dublin, where he graduated with honours and gained the distinction of being one of the, brightest pupils in his class. From there he went to the noted college of St. Sulpiee, Paris, to finish his education. When his course at that institution was completed Father Kirby returned to his native town, where he was ordained a priest on March 17, 1883.
Shortly thereafter he sailed for the United States and came direct to San Francisco, He was first assigned to old St. Mary’s College on the Mission road. After remaining there for several years he, was transferred to Oakland, acting as Father King’s assistant for some time. From there he went to assist Father Serda in another Oakland parish. He was next assigned to ity ? at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where he remained for a long time and became very popular with both the priests and parishioners. In 1895 the Archbishop, recognizing the ability of Father Kirby, placed him in charge of St. Agnes Church. From the time he, went, to the latter parish he made, his presence felt. He did much good in the vicinity of the park and was the most popular priest that ever had charge of the parish.
arrangements have been made for the funeral. The body will lie in state at St. Agnes Church to-day and all the prominent priests of the city will gather around the bier and pay their last respects to the departed rector.
Sacramento Union- 28 March 1907
RICE—In this city, March 26, 1907, Julia, wife of the late Peter Rice; grandmother of Mrs. Madge Williams of San Francisco, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 78 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock, from their late residence, 230 M street, thence to St. Stephen’s church, where funeral services will be held, commencing at 2:30 o’clock. I Interment St. Joseph cemetery.
San Francisco Call- 24 June 1909
KENEALY — In Crockett/ Cal.. June 21, 1909, Patrick, dearly beloved husband of Mary Kenealy, and brother of Mrs. Mary Moore and Norah Kenealy, a native of Ballylongford. County Kerry, Ireland, aged 55 -years. The funeral will take place today, (Thursday), at 10 o’clock a. m., from the funeral parlours, of “J. C. O’Connor &. Co., 770 Turk street near Franklin, thence to St. Dominic’s church, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 a. m. Interment Holy Cross cemetery.
Chico Record- 23 June 1909
MAURICE J. COLLIS OF MARYSVILLE HAS PASSED ON
The many friends of Maurice Collis the veteran newspaper man, will greatly regret to learn of his death, which occurred Monday night at 11:45, says the Marysville Democrat. His death was due to paralysis and was not unexpected, as “Collis” has been falling very rapidly during the last few months. Perhaps no man was better known, In Yuba and Sutter counties than was Maurice J. Collis. For many years he officiated as a reporter on both of the local dallies and during that time he made many warm friends. He was a generous, kindly man and while an ardent citizen of the United States, always had a warm spot in his heart for the dear old land of his birth. He never failed to wear the shamrock on St. I Patrick’s day. Deceased was a native of County Kerry. Ireland, having been born near Tralee. He was aged 54 years. Kelly Bros, have charge of the funeral arrangements.
Press Democrat 17 August 1909
Carnegie Library for Ireland
Pittsburg, Aug. 16. — The trustees of the Carnegie Institute received word that Andrew Carnegie has given $15,000 for the erection of a public library in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. This is the first time the Ironmaster has interested himself in public affairs In Ireland.
San Francisco Call- 26 April 1912
BENEFIT DANCE TO BE GIVEN FOR CATHEDRAL
For the benefit of the Killarney cathedral, County Kerry, Ireland, an entertainment and dance will be given tomorrow night in the Knights of the Red Branch hall, 1133 Mission street. The honored guests of the occasion will be the visiting priests, Rev. Father Behan and Rev. Father Lyne. The Original Gaelic Dancing club has the details of the program in charge. Among those who will take part are: May Brosnan, May O’Connell. Eileen Keohane. May Ropers. David O’Connell, James Moriarty, Edward Courtney and, Baby Josephine Lenhart.
Sacramento Union- 4 July 1912
Special to the Union. GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), July 8. —The Rev. Father James Hunt, who served as a priest for over forty years in the parishes of the Sacramento Valley, died this afternoon at the Priests’ Retreat in this city at the age of about 64 years. He had been ill for the past six months suffering with heart trouble and from nervous debility. He came to Grass Valley from Sacramento some weeks ago. Father Hunt was born in County Kerry, Ireland, about 64 years ago, and entered college in Dublin in 1866 and was ordained priest in 1871 at the age of 23 years. He was sent to California. During the past forty years he was in charge of the parishes of Red Bluff, Chico. Oroville Cherokee, Gridley, Weaverville and other towns. For a time he was chaplain at Folsom. Father Hunt was a fine scholar and an eloquent speaker. In the towns where he was stationed he became popular with all denominations and was known as an energetic priest who built churches and laboured hard and well for the spiritual welfare of his congregation.
Morning Union 2 September 1913
KILLARNEY HOUSE BURNS.
DUBLIN, Sept. I.—Killarney House at Killarney, County Kerry, the seat of the Earl of Kenmore, was almost completely destroyed by fire yesterday. The house, which was in the Elizabethan style, was built thirty-two years ago at a cost of $1,000,000.
San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram- 20 January 1914
Mrs. Nora Sullivan, 110, former servant to Daniel O’Connell, the famous Irish patriot, is dead in County Kerry. She is said to have used tobacco-80 years. Question: old the weed lengthen or shorten the life?
Los Angeles Herald 28 February 1916
By International News Service CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—Wilbur Glenn Voliva spoke at Zion tabernacle attacking President Wilson and praising the kaiser. A woman jumped up. She said she was from county Kerry and “agin Germany,” adding the kaiser wanted to annex the Emerald Isle. “Let the woman keep her place and she’s an angel,” said Voliva, “but let her get out of it and she’ll raise hell. You have a fair sample of it in the Chicago city hall right now.
San Diego Union and Daily Bee- 12 November 1916
Celebrates His 100th Birthday
Timothy Carmody of Aurora, who has Just celebrated his one hundredth birthday. He is the eldest white man in northern Illinois and probably in the state. He was born Nov. 4, 1816, In Monganiare, County Kerry, Ireland, and in 1858, at the age of 48, married Miss Margaret Horan, 22, In Syracuse, N. Y. seven of nine children are living. Carmody has lived In Aurora for more than sixty years. Plenty of outdoor exercise and clean living made it possible for him to reach the century mark, he says. He spends his time working in the garden, He has a three-mile walk every day and is in good health. His ambition is to live to be 110.
Los Angeles Herald, Volume XLV, Number 48, 27 December 1919
Holiday Fighting in County Kerry
By International News Service CORK, Dec. 27. —The holiday season has been marked by clashes between the police and civilian population in County Kerry. A police sergeant was badly wounded and several civilians were injured in disorders at Killarney. The police charged the crowds with drawn batons several times before order was restored.
Los Angeles Herald 4 May 1920
Sergeant is Slain Two Wounded from Ambush in Ireland
Sergeant McKenna and seriously wounded two constables near Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland, last night, according to dispatches from Dublin.
Napa Daily Register, Volume XCVII, Number 7, 29 November 1920
Leaves for Ireland
Rev. John T. Galvin left Sunday morning for a visit with relatives in County Kerry, Ireland. Father Galvin was accompanied as far as the Oakland mole by several of his friends.
Morning Press, 21 January 1921
DUBLIN, Jan. 20. —District Inspector Tobias O’Sullivan was found shot dead today near the Listowel barracks, County Kerry. A laborer was shot in County Queens.
San Luis Obispo Tribune (Weekly), Volume 62, Number 56, 15 February 1921
COUNTY KERRY HELD BY TROOPS
LONDON, Feb. 10. —The western part of County Kerry has been invested by crown forces. Horses have been commandeered at Tralee for cavalry. A sergeant constable was shot at Tralee for failing to stop when challenged. He stated after being shot that he had not heard the challenge. In reprisal for the wounding of a policeman at Abbeydorney, a village near Tralee, the village was raided by soldiers In the early hours this morning. The houses of the village were burned. Women were the chief sufferers. Eleven houses were burned after the occupants had been ordered out, and had fled in their night clothes, panic stricken, to the country.
Napa Daily Register, Volume XCVII, Number 102, 23 March 1921
8 WERE KILLED In Clash With Crown in County Kerry. (By United Press, Cork, March 23.—Eight Sinn Feiners were killed at Dingle, County Kerry, in a three-hour battle with crown forces. The military had been ambushed. Twenty Republicans are reported injured. Four policemen were wounded.
Calexico Chronicle, Volume XVII, Number 209, 16 April 1921
DOZEN HOUSES BURNED IN COUNTY KERRY TODAY
CORK, April 16.—A dozen houses were burned in county Kerry following the shooting to death of Major Mackinson yesterday.
San Luis Obispo Tribune (Weekly)- 3 March 1922
LONDON, Mar. I.—Blind for 114 years, Ellen Shanahan has just died in the Listowel (County Kerry) poorhouse. She was blind from birth and entered the poorhouse in her ninety-fourth year.
San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram 5 June 1922
LONDON, June 5., —A steamer bound from New York for Fenit, County Kerry, with corn and a mixed cargo, has been held up In Tralee Bay by a British sloop, says a dispatch to a press association from Tralee. A large quantity of ammunition in barrels was seized, the dispatch states.
Sausalito News- 15 December 1923
Mrs. Catherine Casey, mother of Patrick Casey, the celebrated California writer, passed away at her late home in San Francisco last Tuesday. Funeral services were held in St. Paul’s church in San Francisco on Thursday, with interment in Holy Cross cemetery. She was a native of County Kerry, Ireland, and the widow of the late Patrick Casey, pioneer coal dealer of San Francisco. Her son, Patrick Casey, resides on Edwards avenue.
Eagle Rock Sentinel- 23 July 1926
IRISHMAN BACK AFTER VISIT TO NATIVE LAND IS DISILLUSIONED
Patrick Cantrell, retired grocer and well known in Eagle Rock for his colourful Irish brogue and inimitable humour, has arrived home from his first return visit to the “ould sod.” Mr. Cantrell is back from Ireland, where he went late in the spring for an indefinite visit. He remained but a few weeks and upon his arrival home declared he “stayed too long.” Mr. Cantrell left his native land forty-two years ago, when a youth seventeen years old. He came to America, which he pictured as the land of the dreams of ambitious youth, and he declares he was never better satisfied with his youthful choice than now, “And I’ll never go back again,’’ he asserted. “They are a hundred years behind the times and don’t know it,” he said in his rich Irish brogue. “They haven’t any ice. They are taxed to death and are labouring under many difficulties. He reported a splendid visit with his two sisters and with friends with whom he had frolicked and worked when a youth. His visit was spent in the village of County Kerry. He visited Lake Killarney and other points and said that it rained incessantly during most of his visit. Mr. Cantrell says part of the woes of the Irish people are caused by politics. Prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State, he asserted, crown policemen patrolled the country. These, he said, have since been pensioned and Irish policeman Installed, with the result that the Irish people are paying two sets of policemen when they think they are only paying one.
Healdsburg Tribune- 17 September 1927
FLYERS, BEATEN IN TRANSOCEANIC ATTEMPT, RETURN FOG, RAIN, HEADWINDS MIN AGAINST TWO IRISH AVIATORS
DUBLIN, Sept. 17 (by George McDonagh, United Press Staff Correspondent).—The perils of fog and wind that the north Atlantic holds for those who would fly westward over its restless wastes were described today by two men who turned back. With defeat inevitable, Captain R. H. Mclntosh and Commandant James Fitzmaurice reversed the course of the monoplane Princess Xenia after it had been three hours from land and escaped the fate of their daring fellow airmen who sought in vain this summer to trace an aerial path from Europe to North America. Mclntosh and Fitzmaurice hopped off from Baldonnel airfield at 1:34 p. m. yesterday for New York. Two hours later they roared over Galway bay and headed out over the Atlantic which never yet has been crossed in a nonstop flight from east to west. Then into fog and rain and headwinds—disaster was very close to the Fokker monoplane for two hours. At length, beaten, the fliers elected to abandon their argosy. They regained the Irish coast over the mouth of the River Shannon and landed at 7:30 p. m. near Ballybunion on the western coast of County Kerry. The aviators, tired and weighted with the feeling that death had been near, went to bed in a hotel. It is believed here today that no other attempt would be made from this side of the Atlantic to span the ocean this year.
By Fred C. Kelly
Signs in southern Ireland giving directions to motorists appear in Gaelic, which language the government is trying to bring back; but each line of Gaelic is accompanied by an English translation, l felt grateful for these English translations, for frankly, I’m a little rusty at Gaelic. Frequently I have gone for days at a stretch without talking any Gaelic’ at all. Almost no advertising signs are stuck along Irish roadways to mar the beauty of the country. Neither are there any hot dog or barbecue stands. (I heard,] by the way, of a man who talks of starting a little eating stand in America and not calling it a barbecue.); In these rugged hills of County Kerry, one occasionally finds a roadside business establishment of an entirely different character, to-wit, a place for the manufacture and sale of Irish tweeds. We stopped to visit with a sweet-faced old woman who sat within a few feet of the roadway at her spinning wheel. Just behind her was a small rude building containing a loom. On this was a roll of Irish tweed. She pointed out sheep on a nearby hillside from which she had obtain the wool. She was willing to sell this beautiful woollen of her own manufacture for only a trifle more than $I a yard. Inasmuch as the sheep looked like good, substantial, serviceable creatures, I bought enough of the goods for a suit. Those who make fun of me and think that I don’t know how to put on dog, as the saying is, will be astonished when they see me gaily harnessed up in my Irish tweeds with big buttons and martingales.
Colusa Herald- 18 September 1929
Sheehy Was An Early Settler In Colusa County (Contributed)
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Maxwell Catholic church for John Sheehy, who died Friday morning at his home near Maxwell. Officiating at the church were: Father McGarry of Maxwell, celebrant of the solemn requiem mass; Father James Vaughan of Cousa, deacon, and Father Patrick Grealy of Willows, sub-deacon. Choir members were: Mrs. Oswald Putman, Miss Leona Cauzza, Miss Anna Schibig and Directoress Mrs. Ella Ortner. Pall bearers: Temple Crane, W. H. Lovelace, H. Dunlap Sr., Patrick Riordan, John Rooney and George R. Houx. John Sheehy was born at Listowell, County Kerry, Ireland, on June 22nd, 1850, and married fifty years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and four children: Edmond Sheehy of Chico, John J. Sheehy of Maxwell, Mrs. Frances Sullivan of Sacramento and T. J. Sheehy of Willows. Sheehy came to, and settled in the Maxwell district in 1878, living there continuously. Through all these years he had been engaged in agricultural pursuits, having amassed a comfortable, independent fortune therefrom. For many years past he had been considered an authority on sheep raising. John Sheehy was an asset to the community, and leaves a host of close, true friends.
Madera Tribune- 22 November 1930
STRICH MADE ARCHBISHOP
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 22. (United Press) Colourful ceremonies, centuries old marked the enthronement here today of the Most Rev. Samuel Alphonsus Stritch as archbishop of the Milwaukee diocese. Prominent Catholic clergymen from the United States attended the services with George Cardinal Mundelein, archbishop of Chicago, acting as presiding prelate at the solemn pontifical high mass at St. John’s cathedral. The mass was sung by the Rt. Rev. Paul P. Rohde, bishop of Green Hay. The papal bull, which appointed Archbishop Stritch to the office, was read by the Rev. Geo. R. Raddant, secretary of the Milwaukee archdiocese. The new archbishop, who is 43, is the youngest of the 14 archbishops In America. He was born in Nashville. Tennessee, August I7, 1887, his father having come from County Kerry, Ireland. His mother was a Kentuck’an. Following his graduation from St. Gregory College, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1904. he was selected to attend the American College at Rome where he studied for six years. Because of his extreme youth, a special dispensation was required when he was ordained a priest in 1910. He served as pastor of churches in Memphis and Nashville from 1910 to 1915 and in May. 1921. was made a domestic prelate and a few months later became the youngest bishop in the country, succeeding Bishop Scrembs at Toledo. He was then 34. Archbishop Stritch’s accomplishments in Toledo include the establishment of seven new parishes, the construction of a million dollar Catholic high school and the launching of the new cathedral of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary, whose lofty campanile will rise to a height of 250 feet dominating all the country around. The cathedral, costing more than $1,000,000, will be completed and dedicated during Christmas week.
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar- 14 September 1950
New Catholic School Will Open Monday, September 18 Nuns Come From All Over The World To Start First Branch of Their Order In America Here
It was revealed today by Father Michael Galvin, Pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, that the new Catholic Elementary School will open definitely on Monday, September 18. The school, which is lodged in the former TRIBUNE Building, Fitch and Tucker Streets, is being remodelled and is nearing completion. Awaiting the finishing of their housing quarters in Healdsburg, the five nuns who will teach in the new school, are residing, presently, at the Ursuline Convent, Santa Rosa. In a special interview with the TRIBUNE, the following background information about the Sisters was revealed. The five Nuns are: Sister St. Thomas Aquinas, Mother Superior and Principal, Sister St. Regis, Sister St. Anne, Sister St. Helen and Sister Marie Noel. They belong to the Congregation known as the “Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus” which was founded in France in the year 1662 by Rev. Father Barre. The Order, which is devoted to the teaching profession, has branches in Ireland, England, Spain, (see paper for more one nun from County Kerry)
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar- 6 June 1957
Father Gavin To Celebrate Golden Jubilee
Father Michael Galvin, who Is celebrating his Golden Jubilee this year, will offer a solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:30 a. m. Sunday, June 9, at St. John’s Parish, Healdsburg. The Jubilation, former pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, Healdsburg, will be assisted by the Rev. Joseph Wise, C. R. and Casimir Tadla, C. R., as deacon and sub-deacon, respectively. The sermon for the occasion will be preached by the Very Rev. Henry Raters, Dean of Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Father Jubilarian will be led to Church from St. John’s Parish Hall in a procession in which the Parochial school children, acolytes and clergy will take part. After the Mass all Parishioners and Friends of the Jubilarian are invited to St. John’s Hall where a reception will be held in honor of Father Galvin. The Jubilarian was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and attended St. Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and O’Scott College, Birmingham, England. He was ordained at Westminster Cathedral, London, by Cardinal Bourne, in 1907. Father Galvin remained in London for 12 years and came to California in 1922. He was assistant pastor at St. John’s Church, Napa; St. Louis’ Church, Oakland and St. Peter’s Church, San Francisco. He served as Pastor at St. Michael’s Church, Stockton; St. John’s Church, Healdsburg and at St. Joseph’s Church, Cotati. Father Galvin retired in 1955. He is now living at St. Roses’ Church, 547 B Street, Santa Rosa.
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar 5 May 1960
Father Galvin Former Pastor Succumbs
Funeral services will be held this morning, Thursday, at 10:00 o’clock at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, where -a Solemn Requiem Mass Coram Pontifice will be celebrated for the Rev. Michael J. Galvin, retired pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church. Father Galvin died early Tuesday morning in San Francisco. He was 77 years old, a native of County Kerry, Ireland. Ordained in 1907 at Westminster Cathedral, London, he served at the London parish for 20 years before coming to the United States in 1927. June 9, 1967, when he was already retired and living at St. Rose’s Church Rectory, Santa Rosa, as a resident priest, Father Galvin returned to Healdsburg to celebrate his Golden Jubilee of Priesthood, in solemn and touching ceremonies. (see paper for more)
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar- 14 March 1984
WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT – Sister Fintan McAuliffe John’s Church was recently honoured as one of 12 women of Achievement” in Sonoma County during Santa Rosa ? college’s celebration of Women’s History Week Sister Fintan native of Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland and entered the convent at Drishane, County Cork at the age of 21 She came with Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus at St. John’s 34 years ago has become somewhat of a local legend
Sacramento Union, Volume 119, Number 52, 14 April 1910
SENDS SEEDS TO IRELAND.
Shasta County Farmer Will Have Alfalfa Tried. Special to the Union. PACHECO (Shasta Co ), April 13, — W J. B. Martin, a prominent farmer of this community has received a letter from County Kerry, his old home, acknowledging receipt of a package of potato tubers and some alfalfa, weighing four pounds, which he sent to have planted there and for results to be noted. The package arrived in County Kerry from Shasta county in less than fourteen days, and thus shows the efficiency of the postal departments of American and England.
Los Angeles Herald 29 August 1882
Reply to a Letter of an Angeleno from Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland.
The Irish Land League of this city having read certain reflections contained in a letter from Ballylongford, county Kerry, Ireland, find the author to be a misanthropic dyspeptic named M. Hannon who, though so long a resident of this city, left few, if any, friends behind him. Knowing him so thoroughly, we are not so much surprised at the statements therein contained, as that, after acknowledging to be hobnobbing with landlords, he should turn around on the same page and belie the persecuted tenantry, and make it appear that they are intemperate, etc., while statistics prove they are to-day the soberest nation in Europe. We would say to our generous American friends that they should rely more on the testimony of such men as Parnell, Davitt, Dillon and Egan than on the statements of him whose reputation for veracity is below zero—and who, according to his own statement, had only ” one dry day ” to investigate the distribution of the Land League funds. We repudiate the epistle as malicious and false in every particular, except as to the verdancy of the soil and of the author. (Signed.) Char. S. Parnell Land League, Los Angeles, Cal.
Morning Union, Volume 50, Number 6920, 9 May 1893
DIED. DOWNING—In Nevada city, May 6th, 1893 J. H. Downing, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 70 years.
Sacramento Daily Union- 25 October 1898
DIED. FITZGERALD—In this city, October 23rd, Mary Katherine Fitzgerald, beloved wife of the late Daniel Fitzgerald, mother of Mamie, John Daniel, Kitty and Frances Fitzgerald, sister of Mrs. Jas. Pendergast and Mary Brendan (Sister of Mercy at St. Joseph’s Convent), a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 42 years, 10 months and 22 days.
FITZGERALD—In this city, October 25th. Daniel Joseph Fitzgerald, husband of the late Mary Katherine Fitzgerald, father of Mamie. John, Daniel, Kitty and Frances Fitzgerald, and brother of Mary Fitzgerald, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 46 years, 5 months and 2 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the double funeral this morning, at 9:30 o’clock, from their late residence, Twenty-fifth and O streets; thence to St. Francis’ Church, Twenty-sixth and K, where requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of their souls, commencing at 10 o’clock. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Death of Brother Lawrence. [ARTICLE]
Marin Journal 23 November 1899
… and 4 days. He was a native of Listowel County Kerry, Ireland and for many years had been a …
Press Democrat- 20 May 1902
Drowned in Killarney
London. May 19. Nine English tourists, including four women and tour boatmen, were drowned yesterday by the upsetting of a boat on the Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, during a squall.
Sacramento Daily Union 13 January 1888- THE BACK DOOR.
England Smuggling Paupers in by Way of Canada
New York, January 12th. — Michael Griffin an Irishman from Tralee, County Kerry, his wife and four children last night applied for shelter at the police station. To-day they stated to Superintendent Jackson, of Cattle Garden, that Agent French, representing the British Government, had furnished them with money to come to New York, via Quebec. Jackson says he has long suspected that the English authorities were sending paupers to the United States through Canada. The family were taken care of by the Charity Department.
San Francisco Call 4 September 1894
Father Kirby’s Mother Dead.
The death is announced in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, of Mrs. Patrick Kirby. The deceased was the mother of Rev. W. P. Kirby of St. Mary’s Cathedral, this city, Rev. Thomas Kirby of St. Francis Church. Oakland, and Sisters Augustine and De Sales of Presentation Convent.
Sacramento Daily Union 5 June 1894
The Shell Was Loaded.
London, June 4.—A party of excursionists near Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, picked up an old shell and began rolling it along the ground. The shell exploded, killing three and wounding a dozen more.
San Francisco Call, Volume 84, Number 138, 16 October 1898
SIX VERY SINGULAR RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD.
ONE of the most recently built of England’s railways may claim the proud position of being the most singular of all. This is the Brighton and Rottingdean Electric Railway, opened in 1896, and demolished by the great storm of December 4 in the same year. Since then the havoc wrought by winds and waves has been repaired and traffic resumed. The rails of this single-track railway are laid in the sea, and the singular-looking structure pictured in the group rises from the water on four steel legs, which run on wheels on the rails. Propelled by the electric current, this car, which represents the company’s whole locomotive and rolling stock, proceeds at a slow and stately glide on its four-mile
Journeys. A no less convenient than curious railway is the electric one which establishes communication between Lynton and Lynmouth on the coast of North Devon. Those two tiny towns are situated, one on the summit of a particularly tall cliff 700 feet high, and the other on the beach below. The railway climbs up this cliff almost perpendicularly. Do you know which is the highest railway In England? The Snowdon Mountain Railway occupies that proud pre-eminence. The first sod of this singular line was cut In December, 1894, and a year later it was opened. It starts from, the foot of that king of Welsh mountains at Llanberis and goes to the summit, a distance of four miles. There are six stations in all and the time taken on the journey is the not very thrilling one of an hour. If, however, the pace is not exciting: the scenery on the way Is; for, half-way up, the little train of an engine and one carriage passes a windy shoulder of the mountain between two sheer precipices. The gauge of this line is 2 feet 7% inches, and some of the gradients are 1 in 6%. From the highest railway in England to the highest in Europe Is a natural transition. This is the Rigi Railway, which carries tourists to the summit of the Rigi Kulm, 4472 feet above the sea. An Indian line, the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway, Is one of the most remarkable in the world, and Is also the highest, its Darjeeling terminus being situated on a giddy eminence 8000 feet above the level of the plains. At many points it is possible to see the curves above and below from the train, no fewer than seven tracks being visible at one place. The sharpest curves are at a place well named “Agony Point,” where the train on two occasions almost describes a circle in its own length. One of the most striking features of a Journey up the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway is the sharp transition from the burning heat of the plains to the cold air and the snows of this great height. There is a “single line railway” now working in Ireland. The Listowel and Ballybunion Railway sounds like the invention of some mad humourist; but such a place as Ballybunion really exists. It is a very popular seaside resort in the southwest of Ireland. The distance between this point and the other terminus at Listowel is ten miles, and there Is one intermediate station— that of Lisselton. The system on which this railway is worked is called the Lartigue Single Rail Elevated Hallway, and was the invention of a French engineer. This single-rail line, It should be explained at once, is not a single-track railway, but actually has only one rail for trains to run on. This rail is supported on iron trestle work at a height of three feet three Inches from the ground, and the locomotive and carriages are actually balance on it. There is nothing In Europe to compare with the extraordinary trestle bridges which carry American railways over the deep gullies and precipitous creeks found In many parts of the United States. They are of rough timber construction, sometimes rising to a height of 150 feet, and form a most complicated maze of timbers.
Sacramento Daily Union 3 July 1882
Disturbances In Ireland. Dublin, July 2d.— Disturbances occurred yesterday at Listowel, County Kerry. Mrs Moore was addressing a crowd, when the police dispersed the meeting. She subsequently addressed a mob at Railway station. The police again appearing, were attacked with stones, whereupon the Riot Act was read and the police proceeded to disperse the mob, firing revolvers. Several persons were hurt, and some arrested. The military had to be called out,
Daily Alta California, Volume 27, Number 9182, 24 May 1875
Old Age Kerry
threescore years and ten,” Judging from the following Instances of longevity : The veteran patriot, James Kissane, of Moybella, has just passed away, having attained the extraordinary age of 117? years. During the late Kerry election this old gentleman walked In from his residence to the polling booth at Listowel, a distance of five miles, and recorded his vote in favour of the Home-Rule candidate. Besides old Houlihan of Ballydonohue, and Mrs. Benson, of Listowel, have, it appears, just paid the debt of nature at the age of 104 and 103 years, while Listowel is still enlivened by the presence of old Nancy Trent of Ennismore, who, at the age of 103, walks eight miles to church every Sunday,
Sausalito News- 16 October 1891
O’CONNOR. — In Tiburon, Marin county, October 11th, William, beloved husband of Margaret O’Connor, and brother of John O’Connor and Mrs. Ellie Donleavy, a native of Talbot, County Kerry, Ireland, aged 38 years.
San Francisco Call- 3 May 1899
NO WONDER “AGGY” IS A HOME RULER
NEW YORK, May 2.— Peter Scanlan of Jersey City, whose reputation for voracity Is excellent, declares Aguinaldo, who is giving the Americans so much trouble in the Philippines, is the son of an Irishman. Mr. Scanlan says the Filipino leader’s right name is O’Gormelly. His father, he says, was a native of Tralee, County Kerry, who went to Hongkong, where he married a wealthy Japanese woman. He then moved to Manila. There he engaged in the grocery business and made a fortune. Aguinaldo was born in Manila, and in his youth was sent by his father to Madrid to be educated for the priesthood, but the lad objected to that calling, and told his father he wished to be a second George Washington and free his people. His father then disowned him and made a will cutting him off from any share of his property. M. Scanlan thinks it is the Irish blood in Aguinaldo that makes him such a fighter.
Colusa Daily Sun- 18 December 1900
Death of P. J. O’Connor.
At his home in Oakland, 1100 West street, Sunday morning, P. J. O’Connor, after several weeks of ill health, died. Few men were better known than he in Oakland. Besides being president of Oakland Branch, No. 485, Catholic Knights of America, Mr. O’Connor was prominent in several other semi-religious organizations. Mr. O’Connor was fifty-seven years old and a native of county Kerry, Ireland, His wife died about a year ago. Three sons and a daughter survive him. His funeral took place Tuesday from the church of St. Francis de Sales. The deceased was the father of E. L. O’Connor, manager of J. J. O’Rourke’s tailoring department.
San Francisco Call, Volume 94, Number 42, 12 July 1903
The Rev. E. P. Dempsey, assistant vicar general of St. Mary’s Cathedral, left Friday morning for an extended tour of Europe. He will visit Rome, Paris and London. He will also spend several weeks visiting his sister, Mrs. Thomas Galvan, at Listowel County. Kerry, Ireland. On his return to this continent he will make a tour of Mexico before returning to this city. He expects to be back in San Francisco in December.
Press Democrat- 6 April 1915; PIONEER DIES EASTER MORN;
Resident of Petaluma Passes Away at His Home at the Age of Eighty-five Years
John Counihan, pioneer resident of Petaluma, died at his home south of that city early Easter morning. He was born in County Kerry, Ireland, eighty-five years ago. He came to America in 1853 and settled in Massachusetts. In 1860 he came to California. He was employed near San Francisco for some time, and later went to Virginia City, Nevada, where he engaged in mining. In 1879 he returned to California. In San Francisco April 10, 1864, he married Miss Julia Herlihy, and had he lived, on next Saturday the couple would have celebrated the fifty-first anniversary of their wedding.
Sacramento Union, Volume 198, Number 44, 14 October 1917
McElligott Must Go Before Borree
Adjutant General ,J J . Borree has cited Michael .Joseph McElligott of 222 Twenty-first street to appear at his office within five days to explain why he refused to take the physical examination, when summoned to do so by the exemption board. Mr McElligott refused to appear before the local board on the ground that he is an enemy of England and would not fight with any country that was an ally of hers. McElligott is a carpenter employed by the McGillivray Construction Company of this city and on August 14 created quite a stir by his actions in the offices of exemption board .No. 1, when he became abusive to J C ,Hobrecht, a member of the board. McElligott was born in Listowel, county Kerry, Ireland, in February, I896, is unmarried and apparently physically fit for military service In the land of his adoption. Upon his refusal to take the examination he was certified to the adjutant general, with the result that he has been given five days in which to appear before that officer to explain his defiance to a national law. Failure to comply with these orders will result in his case being turned over to the authorities with instructions to arrest him as a deserter.
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar- 3 July 1919
Most Rev. Archbishop Hanna celebrated a pontifical mass in honour of the late Father Maurice Barry last Thursday morning at St. Patrick’s Church in Oakland Brief notice of Father Barry’s death was given In the Tribune of last week, which occurred at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, June 33rd, after an illness of several months. Father Barry was born at Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland, and had been a resident of California about twenty two years.
Mariposa Gazette, Volume XXVII, Number 25, 3 December 1881
— A party of armed men recently entered the house of a woman named Henans, near Listowel, County Kerry, for the purpose of shooting her because she had given information to the police. Her children threw themselves upon their mother in terror, and one of them received a charge of shot in the legs, The party then left the house, after making the mother swear under threats of death, not to divulge the occurrence. Six persons have been arrested under suspicion of being concerned in the outrage.
San Francisco Call- 11 November 1905
DEATH: Patrick, beloved husband of the late Johanna Wren. father of Mrs. M. J. Liddy, James J. and William Wren and the late Mrs. B. H. Scott, and brother of James R Wren, a native of Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland. aged 70 years.
Press Democrat- 22 June 1913
On Wednesday next Father Jeremiah Leahy, pastor of the St. Vincent’s church, Petaluma, will celebrate his silver jubilee and the many friends of the respected priest will congratulate him on the happy occasion. Father Leahy was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and was graduated from All Hallow’s college, Dublin, being ordained a priest June 24, 1888, by Bishop Moore of St. Ballarat, Australia, for the San Francisco diocese. Coming to California In the same year of his ordination. Father Leahy Immediately became assistant to the late Father James Cleary at St. Vincent’s church, Petaluma, remaining there for eleven years, when he left to accept the pastorate of St. Francis de Solano, at Sonoma. While there he built the church at Glen Ellen, and aided in the restoration of the old mission at Sonoma, now the property of the State. After nine years of service at St. Francis he was sent to Stockton as administrator to Father O’Connor of St. Mary’s church, serving there until 1911, when he was appointed pastor pro tern of the Petaluma Catholic church. In June, 1911, Father Cleary’s resignation was accepted by the bishop and Father Leahy appointed to the place. St. Vincent’s church including the parishes of the Holy Ghost chapel at Wilson district and St. Joseph’s church, Cotati, have large congregations numbering more than 2,600 parishioners, the Courier says. Father Leahy has endeared himself not only to the members of his parish but among people of all denominations. Since his last appointment Father Leahy has made Improvements to St. Vincent’s academy and is now arranging for the erection of a modern building to be occupied as the parochial residence. He intends to replace the old St. Vincent’s church with a modern up-to-date structure. That Father Leahy will be spared to enjoy many years of usefulness in his calling is the sincere wish of his numberless friends. This month the Rev. Father Cassin, rector of St. Bose’s church, Santa Rosa, also celebrated the thirty-eighth anniversary of his ordination as a priest of the Roman Catholic church. He will attend Father Leahy’s celebration In Petaluma as they are old
Press Democrat- 6 August 1915
DEATH AT MIDNIGHT OF REV. FATHER LEAHYOF PETALUMA Much Beloved Priest Dies Suddenly While on an Outing at Duncans Springs—Many Years of Labor in Sonoma County
At midnight the Rev. Father Jeremiah Leahy, beloved pastor of St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church, Petaluma, died at Duncan Springs, where lie went a short time since. The news of his death reached the Rev. Father Fletcher, his assistant in Petaluma, shortly after the sad occurrence, and when it becomes generally known the entire community, many friends in Santa Rosa, and his old parish, Sonoma, will be bowed in grief. The deceased priest had not been in robust health for some time. It will be remembered that he was sick unto death last November, and it was a long while before he was enabled to return to his parochial work. Father Leahy was a saintly man of splendid character and his deeds of self-sacrifice in the cause of Christ among his parishioners ever endeared himself to them. People of all creeds respected and esteemed him. His death was unexpected. Only Thursday Father Fletcher had received word that he was feeling much better in the environment of the Springs. This was his second visit there this year. Father Leahy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. He was educated and ordained In All Hallows College, Dublin, the same place in which the Rev Father Casein of this city was ordained. This was in the year 1888. That same year Father Leahy came to California and to Petaluma, (see paper for more)
Sacramento Union- 9 November 1916
Pioneer Railroad Worker Passes on Cornelius Kelliher. Resident of This City for 52 Years, Called by Death at Age of 72.
Pioneer Railroad Worker Passes on Cornelius Kelliher. Resident of This City for 52 Years, Called by Death at Age of 72.
Cornelius Kelliher, one of the oldest local employees of the Southern Pacific company in point of actual service, died at his home at 1130 P street yesterday. Kelliher was well known to the older Sacramento residents, having resided continuously in this city for the past 52 years. He was a switchman in the local yards here for many years. Besides his widow. Josephine Kelliher, the deceased is survived by one daughter. Mrs. T. Cippa, and five sons. James P„ Neal T.. Dennis, J. and E. J. Kelliher. The deceased was a native of County Kerry. Ireland. At the time of death he was 72 years of age. The funeral will be private, but mass will be offered up In the Cathedral Friday morning.
Calexico Chronicle, Volume XXII, Number 8, 22 August 1925
TWO WIRELESS STATIONS TORN DOWN IN IRELAND (By Associated Press)
DUBLIN, Aug. 22.—The two great Irish wireless stations at Clifden, County Galway, and at Ballybunion, County Kerry, are being dismantled and sold in lots or broken up for scrap. Clifden, during the Irish fighting, was destroyed by the irregulars, and though compensation for the damage was made dependent on its reinstatement, the owners preferred not to reconstruct, and sold it to a Sheffield firm of iron merchants. The most conspicuous feature of the plant was four steel masts, each 325 feet in height, and each with its guy ropes weighing 100 tons. The Ballybunion station was originally erected as a possible rival of the station at Clifden and was bought over by the owners of the latter and never used. Its masts were of wood and were 525 feet high. Difficulty in disposing of it is caused by the fact that there is no transport by rail. The monorail railway connecting Ballybunion with the ‘ general railway system at Listowel has been discontinued. When constructed it was supposed that its smaller demand for space for the track would lead to its general adoption throughout Europe but it found no imitators.
San Pedro Daily News- 21 May 1927
Captain Charles Lindbergh had spanned the Atlantic with the most hazardous part of his New York Paris flight behind him. The plane was sighted by a Collier off the south Irish coast, later at Smerwick and then Dingle bay. The dispatches indicate that in leaving the Atlantic behind at Smerwick harbour he went south over the peninsula separating that harbour front Dingle bay and then altered his course slightly proceeding in a south-south-easterly direction toward Cork.
Big Pine Citizen- 15 August 1931
Pat McAuliffe, mining man, labour champion, Irish born at Listowel, County Kerry. He has poked into neatly every corner of the world and followed mining booms all over the west, At one time he was a nurse ,in the Tonopah and Goldfield mine hospital, and prior to that a jewellery salesman.
Marin Journal, Volume 39, Number 37, 23 November 1899
Death of Brother Lawrence.
Patrick B. Hogan, known as Brother Lawrence, one of the Christian Brothers who has been teaching at St. Vincent’s orphanage during the past seven or eight years, died at St. Vincent Sunday, Nov. 19, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was a native of Listowel County Kerry, Ireland and for many years had been a faithful teacher in Catholic schools. A requiem mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated at St. Vincent church Wednesday morning. There was a large attendance, man} 7 priests and Christian Brothers being present from the city. Music was rendered by the choir composed of the orphan boys; interment at the Catholic cemetery.
Sacramento Union, Volume 227, Number 26073, 5 August 1922
NATIONALS VICTORS, IRREGULARS ROUTED
By the Associated Press. DUBLIN, Aug. 4.—National headquarters at the Beggars’ Bush Barracks announces that national troops landed at Fenit, County Kerry, capturing the town of Tralee. They then continued to advance and seized Tarbert and Ballylongford, and are now advancing on Listowel. Early yesterday the national army captured 10 Irregulars occupying Butterstown Castle, near Waterford City, together with 19 rifles and Lewis guns. A band of Irregulars early today entered Sligo In an armoured car and exploded a bomb at the Ulster Bank, almost completely wrecking the building. No lives were lost.
Sonoma Democrat, Volume XV, Number 12, 30 December 1871
A letter addressed to the party whose name heads this notice, from Listowel, County Limerick, Ireland, remains in the Post Office at this place. The letter is addressed to the care of Mr. Thomas O’Grady, who requests us to publish this notice, hoping Mr. Garman may see it and hear something to his advantage.
Sacramento Union, Volume 219, Number 46, 15 April 1921
UIster Leader Shot, Home Is Burned
DUBLIN. April 14 (by- the Associated Press). —Sir Arthur Edward Vicars, former “Ulster king-of-arms. was shot dead this morning at Listowel and his residence was burned. A tag was attached to the body, reading; “Traitors beware. We never forget. I. R. A.”
Chico Record, Number 139, 12 June 1915
REV. GUERIN S FATHER DIES
Patrick Guerin, father of Rev. Patrick Guerin of the Catholic church, died at his home near Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, at the age of eighty years Rev. Guerin received a cablegram telling of the death, but he had not previously heard that his father was Ill.