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Margaret Theresa Fahey 

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Michael Fahey
3/1830 - 1/30/1913


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Margaret Theresa Fahey
7/12/1862 - 2/4/1956
Margaret Theresa Fahey was born on July 12, 1862 in Centre County, Pennsylvania and died on February 4, 1956 in Lancaster, Eric County, New York. She lived to be 93 years old.

Her parents were Michael Fahey (1833) and Margaret Theresa Kelly (1834 -1927)

Margaret married Thomas Maher.
Thomas Elmer Maher (Aug. 1887)
Marie Catherine Maher (July 1892)
Carolina Maher (Oct. 1894)
Alene Maher (abt. 1896)
Census6/5/1900 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 37 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)  
Census4/19/1910 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 47 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.

borders - 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  
Census6/1/1915 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 52 yrs old 
page 25, line 42, #8 - Mrs. Margaret Maher (age 49), Henry D. O'grady (26), Marie C. O'grady (22). All were born in US. Margaret does housework and Henry is a boiler marker at W.M.C.  
Census1/10/1920 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 57 yrs old 
page 14, #269 -Henry O'grady (age 31), Marie O'grady (27), Henry O'grady (3), Margaret O'grady (2), Dorothy O'grady (0), mother in law -Margaret Mahar (54), border -George Dickerson (18). All born in NY, except Marie and Margaret.Henry is a riveter at a car shop.  
Census6/1/1925 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 62 yrs old 
Page 33 - Henry O'grady (age 36), Marie O'grady (32), Henry O'grady (9), Margaret O'grady (8), Dorothy O'grady (6), Donald O'grady (4),and Mother -Margaret Mahar (59). All were born in the US, all are citizens. Henry works as a boilermaker, Marie is a housewife, children Henry and Margaret attend school, and mother Margaret does housework. They address is 52 Garfield St.  
Census4/9/1930 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 67 yrs old 
page 10, #214 - Marie O'Grady (age 37), Henry T O'Grady (14), Margaret O'Grady (12), Dorothy O'Grady (10), Donald O'Grady (9), Margaret Maher (63). Marie was born in PA, as were her parents. All children were born in NY. Marie is homemaker and a widow. She was married at age 23. The value of her home is $25, she rents and doesn't have a radio. Margaret was born in PA, her parents in Ireland, she is a widow. Their address is 16 Aurora St. 
Census4/26/1940 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 77 yrs old 
Page 8 -#161 -Marie O'grady (age 47), Henry O'grady (24), Dorothy O'grady (20), Donald O'grady (19), Margaret Maher (74). All were born in NY, except Marie in PA. Their address is 16 Aurora Street. Henry's highest grade completed is the third year of High School, he works as a truck driver at the Battling tanks. Her income is $350 for 29 weeks worked. Dorothy's highest grade completed is the four year of High School, She works as a Saleslady at the Five & Ten Store. Her income is $341 for 31 weeks worked. Donald's highest grade completed is the third year of High School, he works as a Salesman at the Retail Grocery. Her income is $184 for 18 weeks worked.  
Death Certificate2/4/1956 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 93 yrs old 
Name: Margaret T. Fahey Maher, Age: 90, Birth Date: abt. 1866, Death Date: Feb. 4, 1956, Death Place: Lancaster, New York, Certificate Number: 9307 

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3 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
7 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
15 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
17 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
27 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
33 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
35 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
38 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
38 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.
39 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
40 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
41 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
42 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
44 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
44 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
44 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
50 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
51 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
52 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
61 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
61 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
62 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
64 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
65 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
66 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
74 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
76 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
84 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
85 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
89 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
90 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
20 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
23 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
46 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
50 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
51 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
55 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
57 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
76 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
77 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
79 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
88 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
93 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
1 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
3 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
6 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
13 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
14 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
47 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
48 1910 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.
65 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
67 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
68 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
70 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
71 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
72 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
72 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
73 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
77 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
81 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
82 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
83 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
92 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
47 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
52 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
55 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
57 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
58 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
76 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
77 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
83 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Thomas Maher
Born on an unknown day in June 1860 and died on September 11, 1911
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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.

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