Margaret Stack (daughter of Thomas Stack and Ellen Mary O'Leary) was born 19 Mar 1884 in Rock Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, and died 09 Nov 1926 in County Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. She married James Sheehy on 05 Sep 1908 in St Johns, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, son of Patrick Sheehy.
Notes for Margaret Stack: Baptised 3 June 1884 St Johns, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. Sponsors: Timothy Moynahan and Mary McCarthy.
Known as Peggy.
Margaret, Catherine and Elsie (Ellen Mary) Stack were commited to Pembroke Alms Industrial School in June 1898 by order of Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland Petty Sessions Court. They were commited under the "Industrial Schools Act", the charge being that they were found wandering. Their mother (Ellen Mary) was deceased and their father Thomas was in the county jail in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. They were ordered to remain in care until the age of sixteen.
Margaret was placed "on licence" in April 1901 (this usually meant being allowed to take up employment or return to family), and was discharged in June 1901. Elsie was discharged in June 1903 and went to Los Angeles; Catherine died in October 1904 (aged 16).
The younger children, John and Jane Stack were admitted to St Joseph's Industrial School, Killarney on 12 September 1898; Mary was admitted a year later. John Stack transferred to St Joseph's in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland in September 1901 - this school, which was run by the Christian Brothers, cared for boys over the age of ten.
Jane and Mary were sent to hospital in Cork in September 1902. Mary returned in October but Jane didn't return until the end of February 1903. Jane was sent to hospital in Killarney "on licence" in June 1903. There is no record of her return to the Industrial School and she was discharged in September 1906. Mary was released "on licence" into the care of her Grandmother (Mrs Stack in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland) in December 1904 and was discharged in August 1909.
On 1901 census, a Margaret Stack is shown living at a Bacon Shop in Bridge Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland in the household of Daniel Casey (Head) a "clerk in army employ". Mrs Casey is shown as shopkeeper and Margaret is shown as a "nurse domestic", presumably to the Casey children. Margaret is 17 years old, a Roman Catholic, can read and write, is not married and was born in Co Kerry, Ireland.
On 1911 census, shown living at Rae Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland with husband James Sheehy (aged 30), daughter Ellen (2 years) and Patrick (3 months).
The only Margaret Sheehy to be found in the civil death records held at the GRO died on 9 November 1926 at the County Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. She is shown as being aged 36 years, the wife of a labourer, and to have died from a septic abortion. The age does not tally (by six years), but may have been a guess.
More About Margaret Stack and James Sheehy: Marriage: 05 Sep 1908, St Johns, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Marriage Notes for Margaret Stack and James Sheehy: Witnesses: Patrick McCarthy and Molly Healy.
Children of Margaret Stack and James Sheehy are:
Ellen Sheehy, b. Abt. 1909, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, d. Aft. 1910.
Patrick Sheehy, b. 26 Jan 1911, Rae Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, d. Aft. 1971.
Jane Sheehy, b. 24 Apr 1916, Spa Road, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, d. Aft. 1951, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.
+Margaret Sheehy, b. 16 May 1918, Spa Road, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland, d. May 1974, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.