Thursday, April 11, 2013

Michael and Bridget Mulaney

Records from Erie County Probate Court, accessible at Family Search, show that Michael Mulaney and Bridget Stapleton applied for a marriage license in Erie County, Ohio on January 21, 1870.

By the time of the 1880 U.S. Census, Mike and Bridget Mulaney, both natives of Ireland, were residing in Sandusky, Ohio. Mike listed his occupation as farmer. The Mulaneys had a large family which included:

John, age 9
Mary, age 8
Mikael, age 6
Katie, age 3
Nora, age 1

Sadly, Michael Mulaney, the father, died in August of 1884, at the age of 52. His death record is part of the Catholic Parish Records from Holy Angels Church in Sandusky, Ohio, available for viewing at Family Search.

Mrs. Bridget Mulaney passed away on April 6, 1899. An obituary from the April 8, 1899 issue of the Sandusky Register, reported that Mrs. Mulaney (spelled Malaney in the newspaper) had died at the family residence on the Columbus Pike (now Hayes Avenue or State Route 4). A funeral for Mrs. Mulaney was held at the family home, followed by services at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky. Michael and Bridget Mulaney were both laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.


PalmsRV said...

Love the way you incorporated FamilySearch into the narrative that started with a gravestone. Nice! said...

I love how you incorporate your cemetery work with some investigative history. Sandusky should hire you as the town historian !

Dorene from Ohio said...

I really enjoy cemetery hopping & blogging, for free....but thanks for the vote of confidence!