Texas Family Group Sheet for the Michael Joseph HEFFERNAN Family

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Husband: Michael Joseph HEFFERNAN (1,2)
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   Birthdate: 18 Sep 1873 - Cahir, Tipperary, Munster, Ireland (3,4,5)
  Death date: 23 Nov 1941 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (6,7,8)
      Buried: 24 Nov 1941 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Father: Michael HEFFERNAN (1839-After 1901) (9,10,11)
      Mother: Mary LONERGAN (1856-After 1901) (10,11,12)
    Marriage: 9 Jan 1895                     Place: Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (13,14)
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Other Spouse: Frances ALLEN (1889-Bef 1924) (15,16,17)
              Date: Cir 1918 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
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Other Spouse: Henrietta HORTON (1879-1932) Date: 8 Nov 1924 Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (18)
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Other Spouse: Matilda M ASCHERMAN (1882-    ) (19)
              Date: 2 Mar 1935 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (20)
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   Wife: Anne Elizabeth FORREY (21,22,23)
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   Birthdate: 13 Jun 1873 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA (24,25,26)
  Death date: 28 Aug 1912 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (27,28,29)
      Buried: 3 Sep 1912 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Father: James FORREY (1846-1883) (30,31)
      Mother: Mary GRACE (1853-1916) (32)
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Children
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1  M  Joseph Michael HEFFERNAN (33,34)
   Birthdate: 20 Apr 1896 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (35,36,37,38)
  Death date: 16 Nov 1972 - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA (34,39)
      Buried: 17 Nov 1972 - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
     Address: Houston National Cemetery, Harris County, Texas
      Spouse: Estelle G KALBEY (1908-1990) (40,41)
  Marr. Date: 12 Nov 1924 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (42,43,44)
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2  M  John Patrick HEFFERNAN (45)
   Birthdate: 17 Dec 1897 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (46,47)
  Death date: 1 Dec 1988 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (48)
      Buried: 3 Dec 1988 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Beulah Catherine SCHEMBRE (1899-1985) (49)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1922
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3  M  Frank Willis HEFFERNAN (50,51)
   Birthdate: 8 Sep 1900 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (51,52,53,54)
  Death date: 4 Sep 1938 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (55)
      Buried: 5 Sep 1938 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Janis Maxine WARNER (1916-    ) (56)
  Marr. Date: 6 Apr 1934 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (57)
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4  F  Mary Agnes HEFFERNAN (58)
   Birthdate: 3 Dec 1902 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (59,60,61)
  Death date: 5 Sep 1979 - La Marque, Galveston, Texas, USA (62,63)
      Buried: 7 Sep 1979 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Leo Henry MENCACCI (1901-1980)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1922
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5  M  James Forrey HEFFERNAN (64,65,66)
   Birthdate: 7 Mar 1905 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (67,68,69,70)
  Death date: 21 May 1967 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (66,71,72)
     Address: Saint Mary's Infirmary, Galveston County, Galveston, Texas
      Buried: 23 May 1967 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Old Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Florence Louise RICKERT (1907-1986) (73,74)
  Marr. Date: 11 Nov 1925 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (75,76)
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6  M  Thomas Emmett HEFFERNAN (77,78)
   Birthdate: 15 Jan 1908 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (79,80,81,82)
  Death date: 19 Feb 1954 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (83,84)
      Buried: 21 Feb 1954 - Hitchcock, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Dorothy PIERINI (1915-1996) (85)
  Marr. Date: 16 Sep 1936 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (86,87)
      Spouse: Nell G HOLLAND (1906-1986) (88)
  Marr. Date: Aft 1940
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7  M  Philip William HEFFERNAN (89,90,91)
   Birthdate: 9 Feb 1910 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (92,93,94,95)
  Death date: 31 Oct 1970 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (91,96,97)
      Buried: 1 Nov 1970 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
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8  M  HEFFERNAN
   Birthdate: 27 Aug 1912 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (98)
  Death date: 27 Aug 1912 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (99,100)
      Buried: 28 Aug 1912 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (101)
     Address: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
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Birth Notes: Husband - Michael Joseph HEFFERNAN
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Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 @ FamilySearch.org
Name: Michael Heffernan
Gender: Male
Christening Place: Tullamaine, Tipp, Ire
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1873
Birthplace: Tullamaine, Tipp, Ire
Father's Name: Michael Heffernan
Mother's Name: Mary Lonergan

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Baptism Notes: Husband - Michael Joseph HEFFERNAN
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Baptism Sponsors: John Lonergan & Maria Hennessy

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General Notes: Husband - Michael Joseph HEFFERNAN
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The family lore on Michael has him jumping ship in Galveston; we have never found any record of
him legally entering the country, although he was eventually naturalized. He worked on the docks
in Galveston as a cotton screwman, so-called because the tool they used to handle the bales was
called a screw, a bit like a corkscrew. The bale was lifted to the shoulder and carried to where
it needed to be. He retired from the docks in the 30s and bought a small, neighborhood grocery
store.
  Annie bore her first 7 children at home and elected to deliver the last at St Mary's. Michael
reportedly told her that if she went to the hospital she would come out "feet first" and,
unfortunately, this proved to be true. Both Annie and her baby died. Michael put the other
children in an orphange for a while but they were back with him by the 1920 census, possibly
because of his second marriage.
  Michael's second wife, Fanny disappeared from public records after the death of their baby
daughter, Elizabeth. I don't know if Fanny died or they divorced.
  He married twice more but neither of the marriages lasted long as Henrietta died after 7 years
and Michael died 6 years after marrying Matilda.

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Baptism Notes: Wife - Anne Elizabeth FORREY
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     Baptism: July 06, 1873, St. Michael Catholic Church, New Orleans - Sponsors were Jeremiah
McCarthy and Mrs. Donegan.

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General Notes: Wife - Anne Elizabeth FORREY
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Annie's life was difficult and she endured many hardships for one so young. Her father died when
she was only 10 years old and her mother couldn't care for four little girls alone so she put
them in an orphanage until she remarried. I can only guess that the girls were ill-used,
possibly molested, while there. Following her second marriage, Mary Grace Murray brought her
girls to Galveston where Annie met and married Michael.


Last Modified: 2 Apr 2017

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Sources
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    1. Heffernan, John J, Michael Heffernan. My father-in-law was a wealth of information on his
         family; he had been collecting bits and pieces for many years. I took the bits and
         pieces and put them all together.
    2. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), pg 104.  Groom's name:
         Michael Joseph Heffernan.
    3. Baptismal Record, Heffernan, Michael #3891.  Michael Heffernan 30/9/1873; Heffernan,
         Michael Lonergan, Mary; Sponsors: Lonergan, John Hennessy Maria; New Inn/1.
    4. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Michael #50320.  September 29, 1873, Ireland.
    5. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Michael Heffernan.  1873.
    6. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Michael.
    7. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Michael #50320.
    8. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Michael Heffernan.  1941.
    9. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), 140.  St. Patrick's
         Catholic Church Marriage Records, 140,
         Bride's parents Annie (Grace) Forrey
         Groom's parents Michael and Mary (Lonergan) Heffernan.
    10. Heffernan, Kris. Various email and copies of documents
    11. 1901 Census of Ireland. Knockgraffon, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland, John Riordon,
         Enumerator: March 13, 1901
    12. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), 104.  St. Patrick's
         Catholic Church Marriage Records, 104,
         Bride's parents Annie (Grace) Forrey
         Groom's parents Michael and Mary (Lonergan) Heffernan.
    13. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), pg 104.  Michael
         Heffernan to Annie Forrey
         Bride's parents Mary (Grace) Forrey
         Groom's parents Michael and Mary (Lonergan) Heffernan.
    14. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, book M. pg. 48 no. 975.
    15. 1920 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 48, pg 11B.  Fanny Heffernan.
    16. Smith, Grace, Fannie Allen. I shared many letters and email notes with this Grace
         descendant.
    17. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, baby #22131.  Fanny Allen.
    18. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 9, pg 394.
    19. 1940 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 84-34, pg 6A.  Mathilda Heffernan.
    20. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 16, pg 119.  Michael Heffernan to Matilda
         Scofelia.
    21. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), pg 104.  Anne
         Elizabeth Forrey.
    22. Heffernan, John J, Annie Forrey.
    23. 1880 Federal Census, Louisiana, Orleans, ED 66, pg 20 (286D).  Anne Farey.
    24. Orleans Parish Birth Index (Louisiana USGenWeb Archives Project), Vol 64, Pg 445.
         Grace, Rose, Father James, Mother Mary Grace.
         http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/birth-alpha.htm
    25. 1880 Federal Census, Louisiana, Orleans, ED 66, pg 20 (286D).  age 7, Louisiana.
    26. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Annie Forrey Heffernan.  1874.
    27. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Annie.
    28. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Annie.  Annie Heffernan, d. 28 Aug. 1912 in Galveston,
         Galveston Co, Texas. Source:  d.date and place from Record of Interments at St.
         Patrick's Catholic Church, Galveston,Tx. Source pg. 53.  No bur. place is listed.
    29. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Annie Forrey Heffernan.  1912.
    30. 1880 Federal Census, Louisiana, Orleans, ED 66, pg 20 (286D).  James Farey.
    31. Heffernan, John J, James Forrey.
    32. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas), 104.  Bride's parents
         Annie (Grace) Forrey
         Groom's parents Michael and Mary (Lonergan) Heffernan.
    33. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 114, pg 6A.  Joseph M Heffernan.
    34. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Joseph Michael #83030.
    35. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Joseph.  20 Apr 1896.
    36. Arnett, Danielle Trube, In the Baptismal record I located for Joseph Michael Heffernan,
         Birth date is listed as 20 Apr 1896 Bap. date is listed as 10 May 1896. Parents are
         listed as Michael H. Heffernan of Ireland and Annie Forrey of Galveston. Sponsors were
         Michael O'Grady and Rosalie Forrey. Record also stated that Joseph Michael Heffernan
         married Estelle KAELREY.  m.date is listed as 12 Nov 1924 at St. Mary's Cathedral,
         Galveston,Tx. Witnesses were: Frances Heffernan and Gertrude Kestler. Source:  Baptisms
         of St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas source pg. 73 (LDS
         FHC Film #0025141).
    37. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Joseph Michael #83030.  April 20, 1896, Texas.
    38. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 114, pg 6A.  age 4, Apr 1896, Texas.
    39. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Joseph.  Nov 1972, Houston,
         Harris, Texas.
    40. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 9 pg 394 no. 2796.  Estelle Kaelrey?.
    41. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Hightower, Estelle K.
    42. St Mary's Cathedral (Galveston, Texas), Joseph M Heffernan.  to Estell Kalberg.
    43. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, book 9 pg. 394 no. 2796.
    44. Arnett, Danielle Trube, Heffernan, Joseph M.  Joseph M. Heffernan's marriage record
         states that he was married 12 Nov 1924.  Wife's last name is listed as "Estell
         Kalberg".
    45. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 114, pg 6A.  Patrick J Heffernan.
    46. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, John P.  17 Jan 1897.
    47. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 114, pg 6A.  age 2, Dec 1897, Texas.
    48. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, John P.
    49. Birth Certificate, Hartnett #10523.  Miss Beaulah Schembre, Italian Amer.
    50. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  Frank W Heffernan.
    51. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Frank Willis #41329.
    52. Heffernan, John J, Frank Willis "Buster" Heffernan.
    53. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Frank Willis Heffernan.  1900.
    54. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  age 9, Texas.
    55. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Frank Willis Heffernan.  1938.
    56. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 14, pg 307.  Janis Maxine Warner.
    57. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 14, pg 307.  no. 10940.
    58. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  Mary A Heffernan.
    59. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Mencacci, Mary.  3 Dec 1902.
    60. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Mary Agnes Mencacci.  1902.
    61. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  age 7, Texas.
    62. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Mencacci, Mary.  Sep 1979; Galveston.
    63. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Mary Agnes Mencacci.  1979.
    64. Heffernan, John J, James Forrey Heffernan.
    65. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  James F Heffernan.
    66. Death Certificate, Heffernan, James Forrey #30576.
    67. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, James.  7 Mar 1905.
    68. Death Certificate, Heffernan, James Forrey #30576.  7 March 1905, Galveston, Texas.
    69. Birth Certificate, Heffernan #70735.  March 7th, 1905, Galveston, Galveston, Texas.
         There is no name listed for this child.
    70. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  age 2/12, Texas.  The enumerator
         (or the parents) got the youngest boys' names out of order, this should have been
         Phillip's age.
    71. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, James.  May 1967; no
         residence listed.
    72. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, James Forrey.
    73. Heffernan, John J, Florence Louise Rickert.
    74. Rickert, George Charles, F L Rickert. This letter was written from George to Irene
         sometime between 1915 and 1937 when he lived on Canal Street in Houston, Texas.
    75. Heffernan, John J, James Forrey Heffernan.  to Florence Louise Rickert.
    76. Death Certificate, Heffernan, James Forrey #30576.  Mrs. Florence Heffernan (Widow).
    77. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  Thomas E Heffernan.
    78. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, Thomas Emmet #73222.
    79. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Emmett.  15 Jan 1908.
    80. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Emmett T #6890.  January 15, 1908, Galveston, Texas.
    81. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, Thomas Emmet #73222.  January 15th 1908, Galveston,
         Galveston, Texas.
    82. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  age 5, Texas.  The enumerator (or
         the parents) got the youngest boys' names out of order, this should have been James's
         age.
    83. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Emmett.  Feb 1954.
    84. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Emmett T #6890.
    85. 1940 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 84-52, pg 12A.  Dorothy Heffernan.  living
         with her father, Joe Pierini.
    86. St Patrick's Catholic Church Marriage Records (Galveston, Texas).
    87. Galveston Co, Texas Marriage Book, Bk 17, pg 159.  no. 13495.
    88. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Nellie.
    89. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  Phillip W Heffernan.
    90. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, Phillip Stefen #5978.
    91. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Phillip William #71739.
    92. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Phillip William Heffernan.  1910.
    93. St Patrick's Catholic Church (Galveston, Texas), pg 514.  St. Patrick's Catholic Church
         Phillip Wm. Heffernan
         b. 09 Feb 1910
         bap. 13 Mar 1910
         Parents: Michael H. Heffernan and Anna Forrey
         Sponsors: J.B. O'Leary and Edna Kelly.
    94. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, Phillip Stefen #5978.  9 Feb 1910, Galveston, Galveston,
         Texas.
    95. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 42, pg 1A.  age 2, Texas.  The enumerator (or
         the parents) got the youngest boys' names out of order, this should have been Thomas's
         age.
    96. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas, Phillip William Heffernan.  1970.
    97. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch.org), Heffernan, Phillip W.
    98. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, infant #27322.  Aug 27 - 1912, Galveston, Galveston,
         Texas.
    99. Birth Certificate, Heffernan, infant #27322.  stillborn.
    100. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Baby #19710.  Aug 27, 1912, Galveston, Galveston, Texas.
         stillborn.
    101. Death Certificate, Heffernan, Baby #19710.

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My Notes
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