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James O'Grady
12/1849 - 1905
James O'Grady was born on an unknown day in December 1849 in Eric County, New York and died about 1905 in Lancaster, Eric County, New York. He lived to be 55 years old.

His parents were Dennis and Mary C. O'Grady, both born in Ireland.Dennis and Mary had four children - Jane O'Grady, Ann O'Grady, Mary O'Grady, James O'Grady. Their family lived in Canada, Jane and Ann were born there. By 1850 they were living in New York.

James married Margaret "Maggie" Thiell in 1884.
Children:
Agnes J. (1885-1916)
Henry (1888-1929)
Records
Census7/19/1850 Alden NY (Erie County) about 7 months old 
#249 - Denis O'Grady (age 44), Mary C.O'Grady (36), Jane O'Grady (9), Ann O'Grady (7), Mary O'Grady (4), James O'Grady (7 mos).Dennis and Mary were born in Ireland, Jane and Ann in Canada, all other children NY. They house is valued at $300. Dennis is a farmer. 
Census6/24/1855 Marilla NY (Erie County) 5 yrs old 
#30 - Denis O'Grady (age 50), Mary O'Grady (40), Jane O'Grady (16), Ann O'Grady (14), Mary O'Grady (8), James O'Grady (5), Henry O'Grady (3), Edward O'Grady (1).Dennis and Mary were born in Ireland, Jane and Ann in Canada, all other children in Erie Co. NY. They live in a frame house, valued at $25. Dennis is a farmer.  
Census6/4/1865 Marilla NY (Erie County) 15 yrs old 
#154 - Dennise Ogrady (age 60), Marey Ogrady (46), Ann Ogrady (21), J Marey Ogrady (18), James Ogrady (15), Henrey Ogrady (12), Edomond Ogrady (11). Dennis and Masey were born in Ireland, all children in Erie Co. NY. They live in a frame house, valued at $600. Dennis is a farmer. 
Census7/7/1870 Marilla NY (Erie County) 20 yrs old 
#47 - Denis O'grady (age 63), C. Mary O'grady (54), Mary O'grady (21), James O'grady (20), Henry O'grady (18), Edmund O'grady (16). Dennis and Mary were born in Ireland, all children in NY. Dennis is a farmer, James is a farm labor, Henry and Edmund are laborers. Their home is valued at $2000, persoal at $800.  
Census6/16/1880 Marilla NY (Erie County) 30 yrs old 
#257 -Dennis O. Grady (age 78), Mary O. Grady (67), James O. Grady (30), Mary O. Grady (28). Dennis and Mary were born in Ireland, as were their parents, all children in NY. Dennis is a farmer,James is a farm laborer .  
Census6/9/1900 Cheektowaga NY (Erie County) 50 yrs old 
page 11,#191 - James O'Grady ( age 48 -Dec.1851), Maggie O'Grady (46 -Sept. 1853), Agnes O'Grady (14 -July 1885), border -Frank Wendel (29 -June 1870), border(wife)-Cary Wendel (29 -June 1870), step son-Frank Raynor (28-Jan. 1872), son of O'grady-Henry O'Grady (12 -Nov. 1887). All were born in NY, James' parents were born in Ireland and Maggie's in Germany. James and Maggie have been married 16 years, they have had 4 children, all are living. James is a farmer. Frank and Cary have been married six months. 
Graveyard/Tombstone5/5/1931 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 26 yrs after death 
James O'Grady, Died 1905

Margaret O'Grady , 1853-1931
Saint Marys Cemetery, Lancaster, Erie County, New York 

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4 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
7 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
10 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
16 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
20 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
28 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
30 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
40 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
46 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
48 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
51 1900 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.
51 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
52 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
53 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
54 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
55 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
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12 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
13 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
33 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
36 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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6 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
11 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
13 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
14 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
16 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
19 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
26 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
27 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded


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Margaret Thiell
Born on an unknown day in September 1853 and died on May 5, 1931
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The Children of James O'Grady

Henry Dennis O'Grady
Born in Buffalo, New York on November 7, 1888 and died somewhere in New York about 1970. He was about 81 years old.

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