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|About Thomas Maher|
Thomas Maher was born on an unknown day in June 1860 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania and died on September 11, 1911 in Rensselaer, Erie County, New York. He lived to be 51 years old.
6/1860 - 9/11/1911
Thomas Elmer Maher (Aug. 1887)
Marie Maher (July 1892)
Carolina Maher (Oct. 1894)
Alene (abt. 1896)
|Census||8/2/1870 ||Durham PA (Bucks County) ||10 yrs old |
| #132 -
Jeremiah Maher (age 35),
Mary Maher (27),
Thomas Maher (10),
Mary Maher (5),
Anna S. Maher (2),
Margaret Maher (1). Jeremiah, Mary and Thomas were born in Ireland. Mary in NY, Anna and Margaret in PA. Jeremiah works as an Iron molder.
|Census||6/1/1880 ||New York NY (New York County) ||20 yrs old |
#11 -James Maher (age 58),
Mary J. Maher (56),
Frederick Maher (28),
Thomas F. Maher (18)James and Mary were born in Ireland, as were their parents. Frederick and Thomas were born in NY. Their address is 388 Third Avenue. James works as a tailor, Mary is a tailoress, Thomas works as a messenger. |
|Census||6/5/1900 ||Lancaster NY (Erie County) ||40 yrs old |
|page 9, #133 -Thomas Maher (age 39 - June 1860),
Margaret Maher (37 -July 1862),
Elmer Maher (12-Aug. 1887),
Marie Maher (7 - July 1892),
Carolina Maher (5 -Oct. 1894). All born in PA, except Carolina in NY. Thomas and Margaret have been married 15 years, had 5 children, 3 are living. Their address is 5 Sawyer Avenue. Thomas is a hotel keeper. |
Servants - Mary Prock (16),
Frances Prock (19, Borders -
Peter Maher (26),
John Blackburn (23),
Michael Gearey (26),
Harry Underwood (25),
Conroy Gibbs (24),
William Gordan (30),
Michael Fitzgerald (23),
Ward Walsh (24),
John Sullivan (30),
Frederick Relya (31),
Charles Relya (27),
Richard Scanlon (24),
Albert Plant (29),
Thomas Mcpartlin (38),
Frank Jermey (28)
|Census||4/19/1910 ||Lancaster NY (Erie County) ||49 yrs old |
|page 4, #61 -Thomas Maher (age 47),
Margaret Maher (40),
Elmer Maher (19),
Marie Maher (16),
Alene Maher (14).All were born in PA, except Arlene in NY. Thomas and Margaret were married 26 years ago, they had 5 children, 3 are living. Thomas is a laborer at the rail road, Margaret is the keeper of a boarding house. Their address is Sawyer Ave.|
Frank Gibbons (49),
Abram Gray (26),
William Patton (25),
Mathew Schlacter (27),
Frank Lambalzer 40
David Carson 27
Joseph Blacker 32
George Kellar 23
Leo O'connor 24
Thomas Obrine 41
Peter Obrine 39
|Death Certificate||9/11/1911 ||Rensselaer NY (New York County) ||51 yrs old |
|Death Index - Name: Thomas Mahar,
Death Date: 30 Sep 1911,
Death Place: Rensselaer, New York,
Certificate Number: 45085 |
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Thomas, his family, and friends. For example, Thomas is 2 years old when May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
||Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
||The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
Born on July 12, 1862 and died on February 4, 1956
|The Children of Thomas Maher|
|Marie Catherine Maher|
Born in Erie County, New York about 1893 and died in Buffalo, Erie County, New York on April 9, 1952. She was 59 years old.