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Descendants of William Ahern


First Generation

WILLIAM AHERN married ALICE CORBETT.

More About WILLIAM AHERN:
William was a tailor (Source: Note on back of tintype from Gilbert W. Gillen)

More About ALICE CORBETT:
Fact 1: 1910, Was widowed in 1910 (Source: 1910 Census)
Fact 2: 1910, Immigrated to U. S. in 1888

Children of WILLIAM AHERN and ALICE CORBETT:

ELLEN AHERN, b. July 1861, parish of Kilbeheney, Ireland; d. December 15, 1930, Boston.
THOMAS AHERN, b. August 27, 1859 parish of Kilbeheney, Ireland.
JOHANNA AHERN, b. December 18, 1872 parish of Kilbeheney, Ireland.
PATRICK AHERN, b. March 02, 1862 parish of Kilbeheney, Ireland.
Baptismal sponsors: March 02, 1862, Patrick Cleary and Mary Corbett
MARGARET JANE AHERN, b. January 27, 1864 parish of Kilbeheney, Ireland
Baptismal sponsors: January 27, 1864, Patrick Ahern and Margaret Sheehan

Second Generation

ELLEN AHERN was born July 1861 in Ireland, and died December 15, 1930 in Boston. She married JAMES SWANTON August 18, 1885 in Boston, MA. James Swanton was the son of MICHAEL SWANTON and ELIZABETH BRADFIELD. According to the 1900 census, Ellen had 8 children, but only 4 were living in 1900.

Burial: December 17, 1930, Holy Cross Cemetary, Malden, MA, 50 North Maple, Grave 29
Grave: October 03, 1910, Also buried in the same grave was Josephine Swanton, age 1 year--a granddaughter of Ellen?

More About JAMES SWANTON:
James migrated to the U. S with his parents, arriving in Boston on August 15, 1880 on the ship "Samaria" at age 15.
In 1885, his occupation was given as clerk (source: marriage record)
In 1900, his occupation was listed as day laborer (Source: 1900 Federal Census)
In 1900, he was not a naturalized citizen (Source: 1900 Federal Census)
1900, he lived at 133 Bowen St., South Boston, MA (Block "C") ((Source: 1900 Federal Census)
He died of pneumonia in 1901 at age 37. (Source: Death Record)
When he died, he was living at 185 Bowen Street, South Boston, MA (Source: Death Record)
Cause of death: Pleuro-pneumonia (8 ds), Oedema of lungs (3 ds) (Source: Death Record)

Children of ELLEN AHERN and JAMES SWANTON:

MICHAEL J. SWANTON, b. February 1888, Massachusetts; d. January 28, 1960, Boston City Hospital. Married May or Mary.
Children of Michael J. Swanton
JAMES SWANTON

WILLIAM SWANTON, b. January 1890.
JOHN SWANTON, b. July 1898.
More About JOHN SWANTON:
June 15, 1929, Lived on Old Harbor Street, Boston, MA (Source: Will of his uncle, William Swanton)
PATRICK FRANCIS SWANTON, b. January 1900.
THOMAS AHERN (WILLIAM1) was born August 27, 1859.
More About THOMAS AHERN:
Baptismal sponsors: August 27, 1859, Edmond and Margaret Corbett

Children of THOMAS AHERN:

WILLIAM AHERN, b. 1891.
MARY AHERN, b. 1894.

Note: This isnít confirmed. William and Mary lived with Ellen Ahern Swanton in 1910, and were her nephew and niece. They were the children of one of her brothers, but Iím not sure which one.

JOHANNA AHERN was born December 18, 1872 and was baptised in the parish of Kilbeheny, Limerick, Ireland. She married JAMES PATRICK MCNAMARA.

More About JOHANNA AHERN:
Baptismal sponsors: December 18, 1872, William O'Brien and Ellen Cleary

More About JAMES PATRICK MCNAMARA:
Deserted the family: Before 1910, went back to Ireland

Children of JOHANNA AHERN and JAMES MCNAMARA:

ELLEN MCNAMARA.
ANNA MCNAMARA.
MARGARET MCNAMARA.

Generation No. 3

MICHAEL J. SWANTON was born February 1888 in Massachusetts, and died January 28, 1960 in Boston City Hospital. He married MARY A. MCCAULEY, daughter of UNKNOWN MCCAULEY and JANE.

More About MICHAEL J. SWANTON:
Burial: February 01, 1960, Holy Cross Cemetary, Malden, MA, 50 North Maple, Grave 291
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): January 28, 1960, Intracerebral hemorrhage (10 days) and hypertension1
Fact 1: June 15, 1929, West 9th Street, Boston, MA (Source: William Swanton's will)
Fact 2: 1920, Helper, machine shop (Source: 1920 Census)
Occupation: January 28, 1960, Maintenance man, Boston Sanatorium
SS#: 011-07-1371

Children of MICHAEL SWANTON and MARY MCCAULEY:

MARY J. SWANTON, b. 1911.
GERTRUDE H. SWANTON, b. 1914.
ALICE J. SWANTON, b. 1917.

PATRICK SWANTON was born January 1900.

More About PATRICK SWANTON:
On June 15, 1929, he lived on Columbia Road, Boston, MA

Children of PATRICK SWANTON:

ELLEN SWANTON, b. 1927.
MARGARET SWANTON, b. 1928.
KATHERINE SWANTON, b. 1929.
PATRICIA SWANTON, b. 1931.
PAUL SWANTON, b. 1934.

ANNA MCNAMARA married UNKNOWN GILLEN.

Child of ANNA MCNAMARA and UNKNOWN GILLEN is:
GILBERT GILLEN.

MARGARET MCNAMARA married WILLIAM MALONEY.

Notes for WILLIAM MALONEY:
He had the reputation of being a small-time grafting political appointee in Secaucus, New Jersey.


Children of MARGARET MCNAMARA and WILLIAM MALONEY:

WILLIAM MALONEY, b. 1915.
THOMAS MALONEY, b. 1917.
JAMES MALONEY, b. 1919.

More About JAMES MALONEY:
Residence: October 1999, Levittown, PA