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Michael J Hanley, Sr
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Birth: 1833, Ireland
Death: Jan. 12, 1891
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Hanley, Michael AGE 58 - born abt 1833.
Son of William and Mary Hanley.
Husband of Honora 'Annie' Kelly Hanley, married 1865 in County Tipperary Ireland. (source:Source: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes)
Father of John Francis Hanley, Michael Hanley, Jr. and Patrick Hanley.
Date of burial at Holy Name Cemetery is Jan. 13,1891. Cause of death: Pneumonia. Immigrated to United States 25 years prior to death.

According to an 1887 newspaper article Michael Hanley was interested in politics. On election day he visited the polling place and was "booming" (or shouting in support of) one of the candidates for Sheriff.

He must have looked pretty tired because someone in the crowd handed a small bottle of ammonia to Hanley to smell and hopefully to revive himself. Mistaking the ammonia for a thirst quenching beverage, Hanley drank the ammonia. One swallow started him shouting murder and that he was "badly kilt."

Well, Michael Hanley didn't die that day, in fact he lived another 3+ years. But he did leave an interesting story to his descendants, of how he accidentally poisoned himself. 
Family links: 
  Honora Kelly Hanley (1836 - 1890)*
  John Francis Hanley (1857 - 1900)*
  Michael J Hanley (1866 - 1913)*
  Patrick Hanley (1866 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Unmarked Grave.
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: B 41 A
Created by: Jerseyside
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71237480
Michael J Hanley, Sr
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Michael J Hanley, Sr
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