Hello everyone Im back. :o) I have been busy researching and hitting one brick wall after another with my McNiff family tree. Today I decided to do the search with the different spellings and I think I may have come up with a match. So far I am sure of the following:
1930 census, NY state, Erie Co., 7th ward Buffalo, pg. 53, April 4.
134 Ideal St.
McNiff, Walter J., head, rents $25., age 33, married at age 27, b. MA., parents b. Ireland, occ. bookeepr in soap factory
- Rose M., wife, age 35, married at age 29, b. NY., parents b. Germany
- Mary E., dau., age 5, b. NY
- Rose T., dau., age 3 years, 2 months, b. NY
- Agnes A., dau., b. NY
1910 census, NY state Erie Co., 25th ward Buffalo, pg. 136
36 Virginia St.,
NcNiff, Joseph, head, age 36, marriage # 2-6 years, b. MA., parents b. Ireland, occ. shipping clerk in box factory
- Elizabeth, wife, age 33, marriage #2-6 years, mother of 2 children, 1 living, b. NY, parents b. Germany
Cosgrove, Harvey, stepson, age 14, b. NY, father, b. MA., mother b. NY
McNiff, Walter J., son, age 12, b. MA., father b. MA., mother b. NY
- Ellen, mother, age 63, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland, immigration year 1866
1900 census, Massachusetts, Worcester Co., 3rd ward Worcester, pg. 696
66 East Central St.
Cosgrove, Mary, head, b. Nov. 1847, age 52, widowed, mother of 5 children, 5 living, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland, immig. 1872
- James, son, b. Oct. 1872, age 27, b. MA., father b. ? ( can`t read) mother b. Ireland, occ. weigher-wire mill
- Edward, son, b. April 1880, age 20, b. MA. occ. laborer-wire mill
- William, son, b. Nov. 1884, age 15, b. MA
McNiff, Walter J., boarder, b. Mar. 1896, age 3, b. MA., parents b. MA.
1900 census, Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Boylston, pg. 212
Marsh, Daniel, head, b. Apr. 1827, age 77, b. NH., occ. farmer
McNiff, Ellen, housekeeper, b. Dec. 1847, mother of 1 child, 1 living, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland, immig. year 1865, occ. housekeeper
I have always hit a wall with Ellen and her history and today I found the following: Does anyone have this family in there history??
Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915
name: Michael Mcaniff
Marriage event date: 14 Aug 1871
event place: Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
marital status: Single
estimated birth year: 1848
father: James Mcaniff
spouse: Ellen Gunnigan
spouse's marital status: Single
spouse's father: Bernard Gunnigan
spouse's mother: Bridget
record number: 724
digital folder number: 4332359
This is a major break through if this is correct, I can not find anything additional of the Gunnigan family in my search. Confusing, but the dates are there and the names match as well as the location so I have that warm fuzzy feeling inside. I just want to confirm before moving ahead. Any help would be greatly appreciated!