|Birth: ||1852, Ireland|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1913|
New York, USA
The disease that struck the Irish potato crop in the winter of 1845-46 brought ruin to tens of thousands of tenant farmers and labourers, reducing almost all of Ireland to poverty. In fact, in the four years between 1845 and 1848 the potato crop failed three times, causing what became known as the Great Famine. Making matters worse, very few farmers owned their own land or even held title to their humble dwellings, so when the crop failed they had scarcely any resources to call on. As a result, countless people faced the choice of leaving Ireland or perishing. Many traveled to Great Britain and Australia, and between 1846 and 1851, more than a million men, women, and children emigrated to the United States and Canada, mostly through the port of New York.
I found the marriage certificate of William Wells and daughter Margaret Dwyer. There is a Mary Dwyer as witness. Believe that to be her sister. There is a Delia Dwyer also there in the presence of along with a Joseph Dwyer the brother.
Nickname in Ireland for Briget is Delia
Philip V. Dwyer (1852 - 1917)*
Margaret Anne Dwyer Wells (1874 - 1965)*
Lawrence Dwyre (1881 - 1890)*
Helen F Dwyer Houston (1884 - 1971)*
Philip Dwyre (1886 - 1890)*
William Dwyre (1888 - 1890)*
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Katherine Torkelson
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73652821
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