Catherine O'Brien1

#654, (May 1830 - 18 March 1918)
RelationshipGrandmother of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*William O'Brien2 (s 1795 - )
Mother*Margaret Taylor2 (s 1797 - )
Collection of Estelle R Hartnett

Family

Patrick J. Hennessy b. c 1822, d. 1889
Children 1.___1 Hennessy17 (s 1855 - )
 2. Mary Elizabeth Hennessy+21 (1857 - 1943)
 3.Margaret Hennessy22 (1859 - 1862)
 4.John Joseph Hennessy23 (1860 - 1916)
 5.___2 Hennessy17 (s 1862 - )
 6.___3 Hennessy17 (s 1864 - )
 7.Patrick J. Hennessy Jr+24 (1866 - 1918)
 8.William Hennessy25 (bt 1868 - 1869 - 1899)
 9.Katherine Hennessy+26 (1872 - 1955)
Her married name was Hennessy. 
Birth*May 1830She was born in May 1830 at Co. Limerick, IrelandB; 1900 census has May 1830; death cert. age 88 in 1918; obit. has b. 1828.1,2 
between 1836 and 1847She migrated to New YorkB with parents at age 8 (obit); 1847/ in U.S. 53 yrs (1900 census) between 1836 and 1847.1,3 
Marriage*12 February 1854She married Patrick J. Hennessy on 12 February 1854 at St. Patrick's Church, 6th St. and Biddle, St. Louis, MissouriB.4,5
7 July 1860She and Patrick J. Hennessy appeared on the census of 7 July 1860 at 274 N. 13th Street (at Olive), St. Louis, Missouri.6
between 1860 and 1866She and Patrick J. Hennessy lived at 274 N. 13th, St. Louis, Missouri, ( same address as the grocery store) between 1860 and 1866.7,8,9 
between 1866 and 1882She and Patrick J. Hennessy lived at 2001 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri, (same address as the grocery store) between 1866 and 1882.10,9 
5 July 1870She and Patrick J. Hennessy appeared on the census of 5 July 1870 at 9th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri.11
5 June 1880She and Patrick J. Hennessy appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 at 2003 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; nei. Ambrose J Roche (as Roach), fam 172, 2025 Biddle.12
8 November 1880She and Patrick J. Hennessy appeared on the census of 8 November 1880 at 2005 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; nei. John Roche (28), fam 19 2001 Biddle; Ambrose J Roche (26), fam 16 2005 Biddle.13 
1883She and Patrick J. Hennessy lived in 1883 at 2003 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri.14 
between 1885 and 1889She and Patrick J. Hennessy lived between 1885 and 1889 at 1903 Biddle, St. Louis, Missouri; store at 1901 Biddle.15 
25 February 1889In Patrick J. Hennessy's will dated 25 February 1889, Catherine O'Brien was named as an executrix and heir.16 
6 June 1900She appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at 1903 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Missouri; dau. at 1905 (Roche.)17 
20 April 1910She and John Joseph Hennessy appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at 2634 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri.18 
Death*18 March 1918She died on 18 March 1918 at Rockaway Beach, New York, New YorkB, at age 87.2,1
22 March 1918Funeral service for Catherine O'Brien was held on 22 March 1918 at Saint Roch's R.C. Church, 6052 Waterman Avenue, St. Louis Co., MissouriB.1 
Burial*22 March 1918She was buried on 22 March 1918 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri; Sec 013, Lot 0168.1 
She and Patrick J. Hennessy were members of St. Bridget of Erin R.C. Church, 2401 Carr Street, St. Louis, MissouriB. The baptisms of their children are not found in the Drouin records for St. Patrick Cathedral, and the baptism records for St. Bridget have not been examined. In the 1900 census, the entry for Catherine has nine children, four living.19 
The 2000 and 2100 blocks of Biddle St are gone, now "in" Desoto Park, est. 1908 (Biddle is interrupted by the park).20 
ChartsAncestors of Estelle Roche

Citations

  1. [S15] St. Louis unknown newspaper, St. Louis, Missouri.
  2. [S53] New York City Death Certificate, Reg. No. 1434; Catherine Hennessey, wid., d. 18 Mar 1918, Beach 128th St., Queens, NY, myocardial insufficiency; age 88, b. Ireland, date unobtainable, in U.S. 70 yrs., in NY 4 mos.; father William O'Brian, mother Margaret Taylor, both b. Ireland; bur. Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, New York City Municipal Archives, Dept. of Records, New York, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York City Death Certificate.
  3. [S62] St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri.
  4. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online Ancestry.com, St. Louis, 1854, record images, img. 45/250; "State of Missouri, County of St. Louis: I certfy that I have this day joined in the holy bands of matrimony Patrick Hennessy & Catharine O'Brien. Certified by me, this 12th day of February A.D. 1854 (St. Patrick's Church) P. A. Ward Catholic Priest. Filed & recorded Feby. 27th 1854." [image in exhibits]
  5. [S55] St. Louis Missouri Marriages 1804-1876, SLGS, online www.stlgs.org, Missouri, St. Louis County: Patrick Hennessy and Catharine [sic] O'Brien; 12 Feb 1854; P.A. Ward, Catholic priest, St. Patrick's Church; registered Feby. 27, 1854, vol. 06, p. 337.
  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)]. 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.
  7. [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.
  8. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1864 edition, p. 711, 1865 edition, p. 399, Grocers; Patrick Hennesey, 274 n. 13th.
  9. [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).
  10. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory.
  11. [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).
  12. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Patrick J. (60), retail grocer; Catherine (50), (cannot read or write); both b. Ireland.
  13. [S91] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, 2nd Enumeration. Patrick J. (60), grocer; Catherine (50), (cannot read or write); both b. Ireland.
  14. [S58] Gould's St. Louis Directory , 1881 Edition, p. 513. Son John was a clerk there.
  15. [S58] Gould's St. Louis , 1885 Edition, p. 533. Son John was a clerk there.
  16. [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.
  17. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Catherine (70); b. May 1930 Ireland, widow, 9 children, 4 living; John J (39), b. Sep 1861; Patrick J, b. Aug 1866.
  18. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. John J (45), sing.l, b. MO, parents b. Ireland, retail liquor empl.; Catherine B. (80), widow, 9 children, 4 living, b. Ireland.
  19. [S520] VWH.
  20. [S520] VWH.
  21. [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
  22. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  23. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. census data.
  24. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), Mo. State Board of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics, Cert. of Death; Reg. Dist. 791, Primary Reg. Dist. 1003, File 24993, Reg. 7061; Patrick J. Hennessy, d. 22 Jul 1918, age 51y 11m 19d, Lobar Pneumonia; b. St. Louis 2 Aug 1866, father Patrick Hennesy, mother Catherine O'Brien, both b. Ireland; occ. trucker, Wagner Electric Co.; inf. Mrs. Julia Hennessy, 2507 Howard St., undertaker Arthur J. Donnelly, 2039 Wash. St., bur. Calvary 24 Jul 1918.
  25. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  26. [S32] "Our Honeymoon Trip," (MS, June 7, 1905 and on; Maureen H. LoPresti, Estelle Rose Hartnett Collection; New York.