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Margaret Folliard 1892-95 Ballihaunus County Mayo

Margaret Folliard 1892-95 Ballihaunus County Mayo

Posted: 7 Sep 2009 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
My wife's grandmother, Margaret Folliard was born in County Mayo around 1892-1895 (she had a tendency to change it as she grew older). She had a sister named Winnifred, and brothers Michael, James and Patrick. Their father was also Patrick Folliard. We do not know the name of the mother, and have no information, aside from the name, of the father.

Margaret (Maggie) and James emigrated to the US in 1912, Winnifred was already in the US, living in Idianapolis. Margaret and James settled in Chicago, along with Patrick. Michael ended up in Chicago as well.

I think Patrick married a woman named Brigid Garvey, but we know nothing else about the family.

We would like to find out more about the Folliards in County Mayo, as we are planning a trip there next year.

Thanks for any help

Re: Margaret Folliard 1892-95 Ballihaunus County Mayo

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 6:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Folliard
James Folliard was my grandfather. I just returned from visiting the cottage where Margaret and James were born.
If you have found out any information since your post, I would love to hear about it. I can share with you whatever I have learned from the family still living in the area.

Re: Margaret Folliard 1892-95 Ballihaunus County Mayo

Posted: 12 Oct 2011 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Folliard
Sorry I must have missed the reply, it has been almost 1 year. My wife and I did not make the trip to Ballihaunis, and I would love to hear what you discovered.
I di some digging into the story of the Titanic, and James and Maggie were in Queensport when the Titanic was docked and taking on 3rd class passengers. Their names were on the manifest for both the Laconia and Mauritania, both of which were in port on The same day, and left the day after the Titanic. So the idea that they just missed being onboard is potentially true, but not absolute.
Any information you can share would be appreciated. Please contact me at pauldbentz@gmail.com
Thank you
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