Prendergast

Michael McGrathAge: 66 years18371904

Name
Michael McGrath
Birth November 10, 1837 37
Note: based on headstone in Omaha, Nebraska: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2019), memorial page for Michael McGrath (10 Nov 1837–25 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38061592, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Bell (contributor 46924338) .
Note: Marriage record would produce birth year of 1839.
Residence between 1860 and 61 (Age 22 years)
Address: working as a clerk for John Bassett, merchant.
Note: Couldn't identify him in the 1861 Cdn. Census in Canada West. There is a labourer living without family in York who would be close in age to a 1839 birth date.
Note: Found a Michael McGrath, age 21, in Kalamazoo, Michigan: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW6W-9T3 : 14 December 2017), Michael Mc Grath in entry for John Bassett, 1860.
MarriageCatherine PrendergastView this family
January 27, 1863 (Age 25 years) Husband: given as 23 Wife: given as 22, but doubtful
Religion: Roman Catholic
Note: Found as Pendergrass, in Ontario Marriage Registers for Huron County. Parents' names are correct, except for Pendergrass transcription. [Could just as easily be read as Prendergast, by someone who knew how it is spelled.]
Note: Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7D-1DQN?i=110&wc=Q866-Z88%3A1589662437%2C1589662440&cc=2568642
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ellen C “Ella” McGrath
May 11, 1865 (Age 27 years)
Note: Ellen's age is either 14 or 15 as of: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySear…
Note: almost 45 in April 1910 US Census in Omaha, Nebraska. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML47-53R : accessed 27 July 2019), Ellen C Mc Grath in household of Catherine Mc Grath, Omaha Ward 6, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 44, sheet 8B, family 165, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 843; FHL microfilm 1,374,856.
Note: confirmed on headstone: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2019), memorial page for Ellen C. “Ella” McGrath (11 May 1865–21 Jun 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99563509, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Scott (contributor 47643415) .
Birth of a son
#2
Matthew Michael McGrath
June 13, 1867 (Age 29 years)

Note: record at St. Columban church
Birth of a son
#3
Joseph P McGrath
May 20, 1869 (Age 31 years)
Note: record at St. Columban church
Birth of a son
#4
Martin J McGrath
May 3, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Note: per 1880 US Census and grave headstone: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2019), memorial page for Martin J. McGrath (3 May 1870–8 Sep 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38062206, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Bell (contributor 46924338) .
Note: does not quite agree with Bill Prendergast's history which gives date of birth as May 8, 1870. Which has the typo?
Census June 1870 (Age 32 years) Age: 31
Note: Son Martin's name is misspelled in this census, but the family is right. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHHT-CSC : 12 June 2019), Marlin McGrath in entry for Michael McGrath, 1870.
Note: If Michael worked in Kalamazoo ten years prior, that would explain why he might have worked there again until after Martin was born, before moving on to Nebraska.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary McGrath
September 5, 1873 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Cornelius A McGrath
January 28, 1876 (Age 38 years)
Note: Source: "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3TG-LBW : 10 March 2018), Cornelius Mcgrath, 29 Oct 1944; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 4566, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,032,316.
Death of a daughterMary McGrath
August 1, 1886 (Age 48 years)

Death March 25, 1904 (Age 66 years)
Note: Not found in 1900 U.S. Census in Omaha that the rest of the family is in.
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mother
Marriage:
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wife
Marriage: January 27, 1863Huron County, ON
4 years
son
23 months
son
Joseph P McGrath
Birth: May 20, 1869 31 31Perth Co., Ontario, Canada
Death: July 16, 1936Omaha, Nebraska
11 months
son
Martin J McGrath
Birth: May 3, 1870 32 31Michigan, USA
Death: September 8, 1904buried in Omaha, Nebraska
6 years
son
Cornelius A McGrath
Birth: January 28, 1876 38 37Nebraska, USA
Death: October 29, 1944Seattle, Washington State
-11 years
daughter
Ellen C “Ella” McGrath
Birth: May 11, 1865 27 26Ontario, Canada
Death: June 21, 1911buried in Omaha, Nebraska
8 years
daughter

Birth

based on headstone in Omaha, Nebraska: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2019), memorial page for Michael McGrath (10 Nov 1837–25 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38061592, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Bell (contributor 46924338) .

Birth

Marriage record would produce birth year of 1839.

Residence

Couldn't identify him in the 1861 Cdn. Census in Canada West. There is a labourer living without family in York who would be close in age to a 1839 birth date.

Residence

Found a Michael McGrath, age 21, in Kalamazoo, Michigan: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW6W-9T3 : 14 December 2017), Michael Mc Grath in entry for John Bassett, 1860.

Marriage

Found as Pendergrass, in Ontario Marriage Registers for Huron County. Parents' names are correct, except for Pendergrass transcription. [Could just as easily be read as Prendergast, by someone who knew how it is spelled.]

Marriage

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7D-1DQN?i=110&wc=Q866-Z88%3A1589662437%2C1589662440&cc=2568642

Census

Son Martin's name is misspelled in this census, but the family is right. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHHT-CSC : 12 June 2019), Marlin McGrath in entry for Michael McGrath, 1870.

Census

If Michael worked in Kalamazoo ten years prior, that would explain why he might have worked there again until after Martin was born, before moving on to Nebraska.

Death

Not found in 1900 U.S. Census in Omaha that the rest of the family is in.