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|About James O'Grady|
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.
12/1849 - 1905
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.
Agnes J. (1885-1916)
|Census||7/19/1850 ||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. |
|Census||6/24/1855 ||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.
|Census||6/4/1865 ||Marilla NY (Erie County) ||15 yrs old |
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. |
|Census||7/7/1870 ||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.
|Census||6/16/1880 ||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 . |
|Census||6/9/1900 ||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/Tombstone||5/5/1931 ||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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||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
||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.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||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
Born on an unknown day in September 1853 and died on May 5, 1931
|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.