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Ancestors of James Joseph McGinn

Generation No. 3


      4. James McGinn, born 1844 in Ireland; died Bet. 1886 - 1889 in Shohola PA. He was the son of 8. Paul McGinn and 9. Sarah UNKNOWN. He married 5. Caroline Markle.

      5. Caroline Markle, born 23 May 1855 in Pond Eddy, Sullivan NY; died 21 Jun 1932 in Middletown, Orange NY (Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record, Newspaper, Thursday 22 Jun 1932 edition and Tuesday 27 Jun 1932 edition.). She was the daughter of 10. Morris Markley and 11. Catherine Carter.

Notes for James McGinn:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: James McGinn
Home in 1880: Shohola, Pike, Pennsylvania
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Carrie
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Stone Cutter
Household Members: Name Age
James McGinn 34
Carrie McGinn 24
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Shohola, Pike, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1165; Family History Film: 1255165; Page: 390.2000; Enumeration District: 243; Image: 0785.

Daughter Sarah's Obituary listed her birth place as Parker's Glen. Parker's Glen is in Pike County on the Delaware River. It is located about 9 miles from the village of Milford, and about 3 miles up stream from Pond Eddy, PA. Across the river from Pond Eddy, PA is the Town of Lumberland, Sullivan County, N.Y.

Notes for Caroline Markle:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Carrie McGinn
Home in 1880: Shohola, Pike, Pennsylvania
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse's name: James
Father's birthplace: Ger
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Shohola, Pike, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1165; Family History Film: 1255165; Page: 390.2000; Enumeration District: 243; Image: 0785.

From Middletown Times Herald, Thursday 22 Jun 1932:
Mrs. Caroline O'Neil
Mrs. Caroline O'Neil, widow of James O'Neil, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Jones, forty-nine Monhagen avenue, after nine months of illness. She was born at Pond Eddy, May twenty-third, 1855, a daughter of Morris and Catherine Carter Markle. She had been a resident twenty years, and attended the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Surviving are one son, Bernard J. McGinn, of Middletown, three daughters, Mrs Charles L. Jones of Middletown, Mrs Adam Shaffer of Schenectady, and Mrs. Anna Kilean of Seymour, Conn, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Reilly Funeral Home Saturday morning at nine-thirty and at Mount Carmel Church at ten o'clock.

From the Middletown Times Herald, Tuesday 27 Jun 1932:
Funeral of Mrs. O'Neil
The funeral of Mrs. Caroline O'Neil was held in the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturday morning at ten o'clock with requiem Mass celebrated by the Rev. M. J. Farrington. Pallbearers were James McGinn, James Stall, Charles Shaffer, and Walter Lynch. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery.

More About Caroline Markle:
Burial: 24 Jun 1932, St Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown, Orange, NY (Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record, Newspaper, 27 Jun 1932 editon.)
     
Children of James McGinn and Caroline Markle are:
  i.   Sarah Gertrude McGinn, born 22 Aug 1880 in Parkers Glen, Pike, PA; died 19 Mar 1963 in Deland Volusia FL (Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record, Newspaper, June 1963.); married Adam Shaffer 1899 in Middletown NY; born Dec 1875 in Ellenville, Ulster, NY; died Bef. 1963.
  Notes for Sarah Gertrude McGinn:
In 1900 she was employeed by Midddletown State Hosipital for the insane as an Attendant and Married. lists her birth year and month as Aug 1880 (conflicts with Obit birth year).

The Deland Sun-News, 20 Mar 1963:
MRS. SARAH G. SHAFFER
Mrs. Sarah Gertrude Shaffer, 77 180 Cedar Ave., Orange City, died at 10:30 pm yesterday in Orange City.
A resident of Orange City for eight years, she was born Aug. 22 1885, in Parkers Glen, NY*. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Eames, Orange City; a brother Bernard McGinn, Howells, NY, and a sister Anna Kilian, Seymour, Conn.
Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home is in charg of arrangements.
* ~ Parker's Glen is in Pike County on the Delaware River. It is located about 9 miles from the village of Milford, and about 3 miles up stream from Pond Eddy, PA. Across the river from Pond Eddy, PA is the Town of Lumberland, Sullivan County, N.Y. So should most likely be PA not NY.

The Deland Sun-News, 21 Mar 1963:
SHAFFER SERVICE
Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah G. Shaffer, Orange City, who died Tuesday, will be at 9:30 am Saturday at St. Peters' Catholic Church with Father Gerard Devlin officiating.
Burial will be later in the North.
Friends may call to greet the family from 7:30 - 9pm today and from 7:30 - 9pm Friday in the Allen Summerhill Funeral Home.

Times Herald Record, June 1963:
Obituaries - Mrs. Sarah Shaffer Middletown
Graveside services for Mrs. Sarah Shaffer will be held Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m., in Hillside Cemetery.
Mrs. Shaffer died March 19 in Delan, Fla.
P. J. Reilly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  Notes for Adam Shaffer:
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Adam Shaffer
Home in 1880: Ellenville, Ulster, New York
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: Charles
Father's birthplace: Ger
Mother's name: Mary
Mother's birthplace: New York
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Ellenville, Ulster, New York; Roll: T9_940; Family History Film: 1254940; Page: 351.3000; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 0703.

  More About Adam Shaffer and Sarah McGinn:
Marriage: 1899, Middletown NY

  ii.   Annie McGinn, born Oct 1883 in Barryville. Sullivan, NY; died Bet. 1963 - 1969 in Seymour, New Haven, CT; married UNKNOWN Kilian.
  Notes for Annie McGinn:
Ann and her husband lived in CT

  2 iii.   Bernard McGinn, born 26 Oct 1886 in Barryville, Sullivan, NY; died 12 Nov 1969 in Middletown, NY; married Nellie Downey.


      6. William Edward Downey, born 24 Jul 1840 in County Waterford, Ireland; died 26 May 1913 in Goshen, Orange, NY. He married 7. Bridget Stapleton 1867 in Goshen, Orange, NY.

      7. Bridget Stapleton, born Feb 1850 in Ireland; died 16 Apr 1923 in Goshen, Orange, NY (Source: Middletown Daily Herald, Newspaper, 18 Apr 1923 edition.). She was the daughter of 14. UNKNOWN Stapleton and 15. Mother UNKNOWN.

Notes for William Edward Downey:
1880 United States Federal Census
about William Downey
Name: William Downey
Home in 1880: Goshen, Orange, New York
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Bridget
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
William Downey 35
Bridget Downey 35
Katy Downey 10
Mary Downey 9
Josephine Downey 7
Julia Downey 4
Delia Downey 3
James Downey 3M
John Downey 3M
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Goshen, Orange, New York; Roll: T9_910; Family History Film: 1254910; Page: 281.3000; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 0564

Goshen Newpaper, 27 May 1913:
OBITUARY.
William Downey.
Goshen, May 27-- William Downey died of kidney trouble at his home in Maple Avenue, town of Goshen, Monday morning, at 8 o'clock, after an illness of a few days. His age was 72 years, 10 months, and 2 days.
Mr. Downey was born in County Waterford, Ireland, on July 24, 1840. He came to this county in 1684* and followed the occupation of a farmer at Monroe. Forty-one years ago he moved to Durlandville and was one of the first settlers in that vicinity. Nine years later he purchased the Brown farm, where he has since resided.
Mr. Downey was honest, industrious and successful. He was a kind neighbor and the death of such a man is a loss not only to his family and friends but to the world. He is survived by his wife, who was Bridget Stapleton, and to whom he was married 45 years ago, and the following children: John, of Maple Avenue; Mrs. Thomas O'Connell and Delia, at home; Mrs. Michael Dolan of Goshen, and Mary, Mrs. P. Colonton and Mrs. B McGinn of Middletown.
The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, and 10 o'clock at St. John's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be sung. Interment in the family plot in St. John's Cemetery.
*Immigrated to the US in 1864. His obituary listed immagration as taking place in 1684.

  Notes for Bridget Stapleton:
Immigrated to the US in 1863 Became a citizen 1873 or 1875
Had a sister, Julia, born May 1844 in Ireland, immigrated 1861, Married name Wall and was widowed before 1880, no children

1900 Census listed her birth month and year as Feb 1850, her obituary on 16 Apr 1923 stated her age as 75. I believe she was 73 at the time of her death.

Goshen Newspaper, 16 April 1923:
Mrs. Bridget Downey.
Goshen, April 16 (By a Staff Reporter)-- Mrs. Bridget Downey died this morning at 2 o'clock, at her home, 112 Murray avenue, at the age of 75 years.
For the past 10 years, since the death of her husband, William Downey, she had been a resident of this Village, but for 40 years previous to that time Mr. and Mrs. Downey had resided in the vicinity of Goshen. Mrs. Downey was a member of St. John's Church and highly esteemed by a lorge circle of aquaintances.
The surviving members of the family are four daughters and one son, as follows: Mrs. Matthew Smith, of this village; Miss Adelia Downey, at home here; Mrs. M. J. Dolan and John J. Downey, of this village; Mrs. Barney McGinn and Mrs. P. Colloton, of Middletown.
The Funeral will be held Wednesday mornin, at 9:30, at St. John's Church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated, Rev. Father Brady, of Larchmont, former pastor of St. John's Church, officiating as deacon. Interment in St. John's Cemetery.

Middletown Daily Herald, Newspaper, 18 Apr 1923 edition
Mrs. Michael Barrett was called to the home of her relatives, Mrs. William Downey of Goshen, N. Y., on account of her severe illness. Mrs. Downey passed away at an early hour Monday Morning. She was more than eighty years of age.
Note: This was printed 2 days after Bridget died, the day of her funeral. At this time, I am not sure who Mrs. Michael Barrett is.

Goshen Newspaper, 18 April 1923:
FUNERAL OF MRS. DOWNEY.
Goshen, April 18 -- The funeral of Mrs. Bridgett Downey was held at St. John's Church, this morning at 9:30, where solemn requiem high mass was celebrated byt the Rev. J. H. McGinnis. Rev. Jerome Ehart, of Chester, officiated as deacon, and Rev. John V. Coffey, of Middletown, sub-deacon.
The interment was in St. John's cemetery the following officiating as pallbearers: John Creegan, Henry Landy, John Casey, William Welsh, Thos. O'Leary, Joseph Wozniak.
It had been expected that Rev. Father Brady of Larchmont, a former pastor of St. John's would take part in the service, but he was unavoidably detained at home owing to a funeral in his Parish.

More About Bridget Stapleton:
Burial: St John's Cemetery, Goshen, Orange, NY

More About William Downey and Bridget Stapleton:
Marriage: 1867, Goshen, Orange, NY
     
Children of William Downey and Bridget Stapleton are:
  i.   Kate Downey, born 1870 in Goshen, Orange NY; died 01 Aug 1917 in Goshen, Orange, NY (Source: Middletown Times Press, Newspaper, 1 Aug 1917 edition.); married Thomas O'Connell 24 Apr 1895 in Goshen Orange NY (Source: Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 26 Apr 1895 issue.); born 1870 in NY; died in Goshen, NY.
  Notes for Kate Downey:
Had 3 unknown children who died before 1910

Middletown Times Press, Newspaper, 1 Aug 1917 edition:
Goshen, Aug, 1 -- Mrs. Thomas O'Connel, of this village, ded at the home of her mother, Mrs. William Downey. 112 Murray avenue, early this morning. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, five sisters, and one borther, Mrs. Patrick Collatin, Mrs. Bernard McGinn and Mary, of Middletown, Mrs. Michael Dolan and Delia, and John of Goshen.
The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. John's R. C. Church, where requiem high mass will be said by Rev. James A. Brady. Interment will be made at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown.

  More About Kate Downey:
Burial: St Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown, Orange, NY

  Notes for Thomas O'Connell:
He seems to have not lived more than a year or two after Kate died.

  Marriage Notes for Kate Downey and Thomas O'Connell:
Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 26 Apr 1895 issue:
Incidents and Happenings in Goshen.
--- The marriage cermony of Mr. Thomas O'Connell and Mis Katie Downey took place at 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, in St. John's Church. A reception followed in the evening at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Downey, on Maple avenue.

  More About Thomas O'Connell and Kate Downey:
Marriage: 24 Apr 1895, Goshen Orange NY (Source: Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 26 Apr 1895 issue.)

  ii.   Mary Alice Downey, born 1871 in Goshen, Orange NY; died 22 May 1955 in Goshen, Orange, NY; married Matthew Smith 30 Oct 1919 in St John's Church, Goshen, Orange, NY (Source: Middletown Times Press, Newspaper, 31 Oct 1919 issue.); born 1859 in Ireland; died 12 Oct 1924 in Goshen Orange NY.
  Notes for Mary Alice Downey:
Goshen Newspaper, 23 May, 1955:
Mrs. Matthew Smith
Goshen --- Mrs. Mary A. Smith, widow of Matthew Smith, died yesterday in Middletown after a long illness. Mrs. Smith was a life resident of this area, and made her home at 112 Murray avenue.
She was born in the Town of Goshen and was the daughter of the late William and Bridget Stapleton downey.
She was a member of St. John's Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Julia Dolan of Goshen, and Mrs. Bernard McGinn of Howells; and a brother, John Downey of this Village.
A Requiem Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the church.
The Rosary will be recited tomorrow at eight p. m. at the Donovan Funeral Home, and friends may call there tomorrow afternoon and evening. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Goshen Newspaper, 25 May, 1955:
Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Mary Smith
Funeral sevices for Mrs. Mary A. Smith of 112 Murray Ave., Goshen, who died Sunday in Middletown after a long illness, were held yesterday in St. John's Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was the daughter of William Downey and Bridget Stapleton and was married to the late Matthew Smith.
She was a native of this village and a member of St. John's Church.
Survivers include two sisters, Mrs. Julia Dolan of Goshen, and Mrs. Bernard McGinn of Howells, N.Y.; and one brother, John Downey of Goshen.
torn - part missing]
day, was said yesterday at 10 a. m at St. John's Church. Burial was in At. John's Cemetery.
Bearers were Harry R. Larkin, John McNamara, Michael Welsh, David Maloney and Asa Strong.
The Rosary was recited Tues. Evening at the Donovan Funeral home by the Rev. John Cannon.

  More About Mary Alice Downey:
Burial: 24 May 1955, St John's Cemetery, Goshen, Orange, NY

  Marriage Notes for Mary Downey and Matthew Smith:
Middletown Times Press, Newspaper, 31 Oct 1919 issue:
MARRIED AT ST. JOHN'S
Goshen, Oct. 31 -- The marriage of Miss Mary Downey and Matthew Smith, both of Goshen, Occured at St. John's Church at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Rev. J. M. McGinnis performed the ceremony.
The couple were attended by Miss Nellie Liebla, of Barryville, as bridesmade, and George F. Smith of Goshen, was the best man. Only the immediate relatives of both families were present.
The bridal party motored to Newburgh, accompanied by Mrs. Alice , of Brooklyn, daughter of Mr. Smith, where breakfast was served.
After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside on Murray Avenue in Goshen, where Mr. Smith recently purchased a dwelling.

  More About Matthew Smith and Mary Downey:
Marriage: 30 Oct 1919, St John's Church, Goshen, Orange, NY (Source: Middletown Times Press, Newspaper, 31 Oct 1919 issue.)

  iii.   Josephine Mae Downey, born 06 May 1874 in Goshen, Orange NY; died 20 Jan 1950 in Middletown, Orange, NY; married Patrick Colloton 20 Nov 1895 in Goshen Orange NY (Source: Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 19 Nov 1895 .); born Feb 1872 in NY.
  Notes for Josephine Mae Downey:
Although I have both her Obituary and Funeral card giving her year of birth as 1884, she is listed in the 1880 census as being approximately age 7, and the 1900 Census (married) Lists her birth year as 1876 and she has been married 4 years. Her age on her death would have been 77, not 65.
In 1910, Census shows her living seperately from her husband and child. The 1920 census lists her as Divorced, although Patrick is still listed as Married.

Middletown Newpaper, 20 Jan 1950:
Deaths and Funerals
Mrs. Josephine Mae Colloton, 244 East Main Street, died today at her home after a long illness. She was 65.
Mrs. Colloton was born in Goshen, May 6, 1884, a daughter of Bridget and William Downey. A life resident of Middletown, she was a member of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and its Confraternity.
Surviving are a brother, John J. Downey of Goshen; two sisters, Mrs. Michal Dolan of Goshen and Mrs. Bernard McGinn of Howells; and a grandson, Jack Goodfellow, stationed with the Marines in North Carolina. She also leaves a grandaughter, Mrs. James F. Donohue of Lima, Peru and a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

  Notes for Patrick Colloton:
Parents were both Born in Ireland. Patrick is picutred with Grandpa Martin in the Last Run Photo.

  Marriage Notes for Josephine Downey and Patrick Colloton:
Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 19 Nov 1895
Patrick Collerton and Miss Josephine Downey will be married in St. John's Church, tomorrow afternoon.

  More About Patrick Colloton and Josephine Downey:
Marriage: 20 Nov 1895, Goshen Orange NY (Source: Middletown Daily Argus, Newpaper, 19 Nov 1895 .)

  iv.   Julia Downey, born 05 Apr 1876 in Goshen, Orange NY; died May 1970 in Orange, NY (Source: Social Security Death Index, Julia DOLAN Birth Date: 5 Apr 1876 Death Date: May 1970 Social Security Number: 073-38-6177 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 10940 Localities: Middletown, Orange, New York.); married Michael Dolan Abt. 1905; born Dec 1875 in NY.
  Notes for Michael Dolan:
Brother to his brother -in -law John J Downey's wife Delia D. Dolan
From Mary Ann Quinn:
Michael Dolan owned a men's store called M.A.Dolan and Son, right next to the RR tracks. I was born in the Goshen Hospital and lived above that store til age 4.
Brother to his brother -in -law John J Downey's wife Delia D. Dolan
From Mary Ann Quinn:
Michael Dolan owned a men's store called M.A.Dolan and Son, right next to the RR tracks. I was born in the Goshen Hospital and lived above that store til age 4.

  More About Michael Dolan and Julia Downey:
Marriage: Abt. 1905

  v.   Delia F. Downey, born 1877 in Goshen Orange NY; died 31 Dec 1936 in Goshen Orange NY.
  Notes for Delia F. Downey:
Goshen Newspaper, 2 Jan 1937:
Downey Rites Held Saturday
The funeral of Miss Delia F. Downey, sister of Town Demecratic Chairman John J. Downey, who died Thursday Evening, December 31, at her home, 112 Murray Avenue, after a short illness, was held Saturday morning from the late home at 9:30, and at 10 o'clock at St. John's church, where a High Mass of Requiem was celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. William A. Fogarty.
Miss Downey was born in the Township of Goshen, a daughter of William and Bridget Stapleton Downey, and had been a resident of the village of Goshen for the past 23 years. Surving, in addition to the brother, are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Julia Dolan of Goshen, and Mrs. Josephine Colloton and Mrs. Bernard McGinn of Middletown, Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Interment was in the family plot in St. John's cemetery. The following nephews of the deceased acted as pallbearers: John Dolan, William and Joseph Downey, James McGinn, Cornelius Kerrigan and William Prial.

Middletown Newspaper, 2 Jan 1937:
Delia J. Downey
Goshen -- The funeral of Delia J. Downey, a resident of Goshen twenty-three years, who ded after a short illness at her home, 112 Murray Avenue, Thursday night, was held this morning at nine-thirty at St. John's Roman Catholic church where a requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. William A. Fogarty. Interment was in St. John's cemetery. The following nephews acted as pallbearers: John Dolan, William Downey, James McGinn, John O'Connell, Cornelius Kerrigan and William Prial. Other survivors are a brother, John J. Downey, and the following sisters: Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Julia Dolan of Goshen and Mrs. Josephine Colton and Mrs. Bernard McGinn of Middletown.

  More About Delia F. Downey:
Burial: 02 Jan 1937, St John's Cemetery, Goshen, Orange, NY

  vi.   James Joseph Downey, born 20 Feb 1880 in Goshen Orange NY; died 22 Sep 1892 in Goshen Orange NY (Source: Middletown Daily Times, Newspaper, Sep 1892, Listed as Joseph, mistakenly as son of John instead of son of William. Was twin to John.).
  Notes for James Joseph Downey:
Twin to John J, called Joseph.
Was ill less than a week when he died to inflamation of the bowels, according to newspaper clipping.

  vii.   John Joseph Downey, born 20 Feb 1880 in Goshen, Orange NY; died 12 Aug 1967 in Goshen, Orange, NY (Source: Social Security Death Index, John DOWNEY Birth Date: 20 Feb 1880 Death Date: Aug 1967 Social Security Number: 093-30-8591 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 10924 Localities: Goshen, Orange, New York.); married Delia D Dolan; born 21 Mar 1888 in Goshen NY; died Jan 1976 in Goshen NY (Source: Social Security Death Index, Delia DOWNEY Birth Date: 21 Mar 1888 Death Date: Jan 1976 Social Security Number: 131-30-0013 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 10924 Localities: Goshen, Orange, New York.).
  Notes for John Joseph Downey:
Twin to James J.

Tribute to John Downey, Middletown Times-Press, 12 Oc 1917 edition:
Letters from the People
AGRICULTURISTS, TAKE NOTICE!
Editor Times-Press:
A short time ago, the Independent Republican was responsible for a story to the effect that a man on horseback could ride through the cornfield of John J. Downey and try in vain to reach the ears above him.
That sounded like a marvelous growth. A neighbor, intent on investigation of the cornfield, never reached it. 'Cause why? When he came to Mr. Downey's potato patch he was so thunder struck with the immense yield of potatoes, he could get no further.
Rumours of these bumper crops reached a waywayanda farmer, who straightaway decided to see for himself. In company with a friend, he called on Mr. Downey.
They found him on his splendid potato patch. Each row was 1,600 feet long; there were 42 rows and each row yielded an average of 40 bushels. They saw them turned out, The tall corn was safely stored away in a 16x42 silo, ready for the winter consumption of a fine herd of cattle. One knows without telling that Mr. Downey is one of the largest milk producers in the town of Goshen. The remainder would nearly fill another.
Besides all this, every year his fertile fields yield thousands of bushels of onions. This is no fairy tale, just actual fact.
Behind John Downey's successful farming is an alert receptive mind, with plenty of vigor and energy. He is persistent and progressive, an inspiration to all those in the same vocation. We neighbors acroos the town line are pleased to pay him this tribute of respect, and wish him continued success.
A WAYWAYANDA FARMER

Uncle John was very active in the Orange County Farm Bureau, the Dairy Famers League, and in promoting the working together of the famers in general.
He was also in the KoC of Goshen, including in Oct 1915 becoming the Grand Knight.

  Notes for Delia D Dolan:
She was sister to Julia Downey's Husband, Michael

Goshen Independent Republican, Thursday 13 Oct 1955
(Front Page)
AMONG PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Mrs. Delia Downey is progressing toward recovery in Goshen hospital following an accident about 7:15 Sunday morning that put a violent stop to her autombile drive to church. Mrs. Downey rammed into the side of a Leihigh and New England train at Finnegan's Corner railroad crossing and suffered lacerations and other injuries. The freight train dragged her car some distance down the road. The 67 year old Goshen resident is familiar to many as a sprightly local figure, active in church work.
(Same Issue, page 7)
Mrs. John Downey is hospitalized in the Goshen Hospital because of an accident caused when the car she was driving collided with a train on the Pulaski Highway Saturday. Her condition is fair.

Middletown Times Herald Record, Jan 1976:
Mrs. John J. Downey
Goshen - Delia D. Downey, 87, of Maple Avenue Road, died Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Goshen on March 21, 1888 to John and Bridget Kennedy Dolan, she was a lifetime resident of the area. She was married to the late John J. Downey.
Mrs. Downey was a member of the Court Genevieve Walsh Catholic Daughters of America, Goshen, and the Goshen Grange. She is survived by a son, William P. of Goshen; three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude D. Boyle of New Britian, Conn.; Mrs. Alice D. Villers of OXen Hill, Md., Mrs. Mary Vale of Orlando, Fla., nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's R.C. Chruch, Goshen.
Friends may call from 7 to 9
-- rest of obituary is missing.

  viii.   William Edward Jr Downey, born Apr 1884 in Goshen Orange NY; died 11 Nov 1909 in Vasser Hospital, Poughkeepsie NY.
  Notes for William Edward Jr Downey:
Worked as a Flagman on the Central New England Railroad, and was injured while performing his duties in Highlands on 10 Nov 1909. He was taken to Vassar Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 10:20 pm the same day.
Death notice lists he is survived by his wife, but I have no details as to who she was. I believe the marriage would have been very close to the time he died.

Middletown Newspaper, 12 Nov 1909:
W. E. DOWNEY JR. KILLED BY CARS
Bad Accident Befalls a Young Man Having Many Friends in Goshen.
(From our Goshen Correspondent.)
Word was received by relatives in Goshen, Thursday evening, of the death of William Edward Downey, Jr., who died in Vassar Hospital, at Poughkeepsie, at 10:20 o'clock, p. m. where he had been taken from Highlands.
Mr. Downey was emplyed as a flagman on the Central New England Railroad and was injured while performing his duties. The details of the accident have not been learned. He resided at Maybrook.
Deceased was 25 years of age, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Downey. He was born in the town of Goshen and that had been his home most of his life. He attended the parochial school and was a devout member of St. John's Church.
A few years ago he entered the Erie's employ, but a sever attack of pneumonia compelled him to lay off. Next he entered into the employ of the paper mill at Milo where he remained about a year, boarding in Middletown. He had been in his present employment only a few weeks. He was a young man of exemplary habits, of an open and cheerful temperment and leaves many friends to mourn his loss.
His survivers are his wife, His aged parents and one brother, John J. Downey all of Maple Avenue, near Goshen, and the following sisters: Mrs. Thomas O'Connell and Mrs. Michael A. Dolan of Goshen; Mrs. Bernard McGinn, Mrs. P Colton and Miss Mary Downey, of Middletown, and Miss Delia Downey, at home.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

  3 ix.   Nellie Downey, born 10 Jun 1886 in Goshen, Orange NY; died 25 Feb 1971 in Middletown, Orange, NY; married Bernard McGinn.


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