Mary Elizabeth Hennessy

#37, (November 1857 - 6 February 1943)
RelationshipMother of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Patrick J. Hennessy1 (c 1822 - 1889)
Mother*Catherine O'Brien1 (1830 - 1918)
Collection of Vincent W Hartnett

Family

Ambrose Joseph Roche b. 1854, d. 1903
Children 1.Annette Louise Roche (1879 - 1964)
 2.Mary Roche16 (1880 - 1881)
 3. Estelle Rose Roche+ (1882 - 1971)
 4.Celeste Roche (bt 1884 - 1885 - 1887)
 5.Rev. William Vincent Roche (1884 - 1939)
Birth*November 1857She was born in November 1857 at MissouriG; (14 Nov 1856 on death certificate, 1857 in census record.)1,2 
7 July 1860She appeared on the census of 7 July 1860 in the household of Patrick J. Hennessy and Catherine O'Brien at 274 N. 13th Street (at Olive), St. Louis, Missouri, age 3.3
between 1860 and 1866She lived with Patrick J. Hennessy and Catherine O'Brien between 1860 and 1866 at 274 N. 13th, St. Louis, Missouri.4,5,6 
5 July 1870She appeared on the census of 5 July 1870 in the household of Patrick J. Hennessy and Catherine O'Brien at 9th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri, age 13.7
Marriage*1879She married Ambrose Joseph Roche, son of William Roche and Mary Ann Casey, in 1879.8 
1879 As of 1879,her married name was Roche.8 
4 June 1880She and Ambrose Joseph Roche appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at 2025 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; nei. P J Hennessy.9 
8 November 1880She and Ambrose Joseph Roche appeared on the census of 8 November 1880 at 2005 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; nei. John Roche, fam 19; Patrick J Hennessy, fam 21.10 
25 February 1889In Patrick J. Hennessy's will dated 25 February 1889, Mary Elizabeth Hennessy was named as an heir, as Mary Roach.11 
6 June 1900She and Ambrose Joseph Roche appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at 1905 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; nei. Catherine O'Brian Hennessy.2
19 April 1910She and Annette Louise Roche appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 at 4118 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.12 
12 January 1920She appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 in the household of Frank Senior Pickles and Annette Louise Roche at 5839 Pershing, St. Louis, Missouri, widow age 56.13 
9 April 1940She appeared on the census of 9 April 1940 in the household of Annette Louise Roche and Frank Senior Pickles at 5839 Pershing, St. Louis, Missouri, age 82, mother-in-law, b. MO.14 
Death*6 February 1943She died on 6 February 1943 at 5839 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, at age 85.1,15 
Burial*9 February 1943She was buried on 9 February 1943 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.1 
ChartsAncestors of Estelle Roche

Citations

  1. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), State Board of Health of Missouri; state file no. 4706, registrar's no. 1248, filed 18 Feb 1943; Mary Elizabeth Roche, d. 6 Feb 1943 at 5839 Pershing Ave., St. Louis; widowed (2), b. St. Louis, MO 14 Nov 1856; father Patrick J. Hennessy, mother Catherine O'Brien, both b. Ireland; spouse Ambrose J. Roche; burial Calvary Cemetery, 2117 E. Grand Blvd., 9 Feb 1943; informant Mr. F. Senior Pickles, 5839 Pershing Ave., online http://s1.sos.mo.gov/mdh
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Ambrose (46) (tobacco salesman), b. MO Feb 1856; Mary E (42), b. MO Nov 1857, 5 children, 3 living; m. 21 yrs; Annette (20) (stenographer), Estelle (17) (stenographer), William (15) (office boy).
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Patrick (38), grocer, b. Ireland; Catherine (38), b. Ireland; Mary (3); Margt (9/12). [From the City Directory for 1860, this would be 274 N. 13th St. (at Olive)]. Also Julia _____ (13), b. Ireland; *John Guerin (24), *Patrick Maloney (26), Michael Byron (35), *John Hanly (33), *James Hinchy (35), Jas Hinchy (35), James Donovan (30), Owen Donovan (28), John Stevens (26), Dennis O'Brien (32), Thomas Hennessey (35), Patrick Dunn [or Quinn] (30), *Alex Ferguson (30), *Martin Welsh (40), all b. Ireland, all teamster or laborer. From the City Directory for 1860, those with a * were listed at this address as boarders, in addition to Honora Condon, Wm. Fitzgerald, Timothy Haggerty, Michael Lidden, John Mahoney, Richard Robinson and Michael Whalen.
  4. [S318] Edwards' Annual Director in the City of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO.: Richard Edwards, published annually, 1864, p. 289: Patrick Hennessy, grocer, 274 n. 13th, r. same; 1865, p. 393: Patrick Hennessy, groceries and provisions, 274 n. 13th, r. same.
  5. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1864 edition, p. 711, 1865 edition, p. 399, Grocers; Patrick Hennesey, 274 n. 13th.
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Patrick (38), grocer, b. Ireland; Catherine (38), b. Ireland; Mary (3); Margt (9/12). From the City Directory for 1860, this would be 274 N. 13th St. (at Olive).
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Patrick (50) as "Henisey", grocery merchant, b. Ireland; Catherine (40), b. Ireland; Mary (13);John (8); Patrick (3); William (1).
  8. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. 1st enum, as "Roach"; Ambrose J (26) (tobacconist), Mary (23), Annette (6/12), all born Missouri.
  10. [S91] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, 2nd Enumeration. Ambrose J (26) (wholesale tobacconist), Mary E (22), Annette (10/12).
  11. [S1385] Missouri Record of Wills, 1816-1928; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984), 35 microfilm reels, FHL Film 1405575, Book T, p. 378; St. Louis County Library record CIWI-8.
    I Patrick Hennessy, being ill in body though sound and disposing mind do, on this 25th day of February 1889 in the City of St. Louis and State of Missouri, make this my last will and testament.
    I give, bequeath and devise all my real estate in said City and State, and known more particularly as 67 feet front on Biddle Street, with all the improvements thereon situated, to my children Mary Roach, John Hennessy, Patrick Hennessy, William Hennessy and Catherine Hennessy, subject though to the following modifications and reservation:
    That whereas I have heretofore advanced the sum of ($1500.00) Fifteen hundred dollars, and which sum now bears eight years interest, to Mary Roach my eldest daughter and the wife of Ambrose Roach and whereas I desire that she continue to live in her present habitation known as No. 1905 Biddle Street, it is my will that in lieu of the share of my estate that would fall to her as above, she have said (1500.00) Fifteen hundred dollars and the interest thereon and that she have rent free the habitation that she now resides in so long as she may continue to occupy the same.
    And I further will that the business now carried on in the house known as No. 1901 Biddle Street be carried on by my two sons John and William, though under the superintendence and control of their mother Catherine Hennessy, with the further modification and reservation that should either of them desire to quit said business and hold himself apart from its care and management, then if he elects, he may receive the sum of $2000.00 Two thousand dollars, the same to be in lieu of and in full of his share of my said estate, and it is my further will that my Executors pay over to my son Patrick Hennessy the sum of One thousand dollars and that to be the full share and in lieu of said sons share in my said estate, and it is my further desire that all the personal property of my estate at the time of my demise go to my beloved wife Catherine, that is not otherwise mentioned in this my last will and Testament, and I further desire that my beloved wife Catherine Hennessy and my oldest son John Hennessy be made, without bond, Executors of this my last will and Testament.
                                                 Patrick Hennessy

    In witness whereof I Patrick McDonough of St. Louis City and State of Missouri and F. O. C. Macmanus of St. Louis City and State of Missouri have herewith signed our names as witnesses to the signing of the within will by Patrick Hennessy and in the presence of each other, and after having heard the same read to the said Hennessy and in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other we have hereunto signed our names as witnesses thereto to the last will and testament of said Patrick Hennessy of the City of St. Louis and state aforesaid this 25th day of February 1889.
                             Patrick J. McDonough 1903 Biddle Street
                             Frank O. C. Macmanus 3737 Cote Brialliant Ave.

    Proved March 18, 1889.
  12. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Mary E (53) (own income), Annette Robbins (30) (Jeweler shop).
  13. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Mary ROCHE, age 56, widow, born Ireland, in h/h.
  14. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. F. Senior (56), b. England, retail jewelry (owner-manager); Annette L (56), b. MO, retail jewelry (owner-manager); same house in 1935; Mary E. (82), mother-in-law, b. MO, widow.
  15. [S3] ""In Loving Memory of Mary E. Roche.""
  16. [S383] Missouri Birth Records, 1847/1851-1910, online Ancestry.com, Registry of Births —City of St. Louis, p. 484, img 166/222. Mary Roche, b. 12 Sep 1881, Biddle St.; father Ambrose, mother Mary, both b. St. Louis; informant Mrs. O'Brien.