It is interesting to read this death notice and see so many familiar names. My gr-grandma Jane Wilson Fitzpatrick and William Wilson's sister, Nellie married a John Heffernan (relation to Catherine's family?). They had two children, Helen and Jack. I have no idea what became of them. I did find that Helen died around 1950 through a letter my grandmother wrote to my dad while he was away at school. Nellie's great-nephew, Arthur "Bud" Maguire, a priest, said her funeral mass.
I found my grandfather, Joseph's, cousins info on Ancestry over the summer. His cousin, Michael Wilson (William's son), was drafted into the US army in WW1. Another cousin, Patrick Morris (Margaret Wilson Morris' son), was also drafted and went on to become a detective in the NYC police department. He was in charge of escorting the Baseball Commissioner every time he'd come to town.
My grandpa's cousin, Kitty (Bourke maybe?) had quite a crush on him when he went to visit in 1932. I have a letter she wrote him asking him to send her a handkerchief as a memento.
By the way, here is my lineage from Michael and Catherine:
->Jane Wilson (b. @1866) m. John Fitzpatrick (NYC 1888)-> Joseph William Fitzpatrick (March 1890) m. Henriette Lloveras (NYC 1916)->John Fitzpatrick (b. 1932) m. Wanda Portman (Kentucky 1966)-> Me!
I do get crazy with all of the same names (first and last) and need a flow chart to keep everyone straight.
My son's best girl friend's last name is Cahill. It would be really neat if they were some relation to Mary Ann's folks!
Well, I must hit the hay. Long day at the rugby pitch with my son. We love this sport! It's really new here in Kentucky, but I can see why it's so popular in the rest of the world!