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Frances (#47847237)
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Betty Arnold Henderson
Re: Memorial #95844041
Hello,

Your biography for Richard Casey has a small error. He did indeed have a sister, Sarah Ann Casey, wife of Chicago distiller John Bermingham, and two brothers, John Casey, a crewman on the RMS "Titanic" and William Franklin Casey, an employee of the Texas & Pacific Railway. However, he also had one half-sister.

Richard Casey's mother, the former Julia Mary Kelly, was a widow when she married Patrick Casey in Ireland in 1839. About 1835, she married Timothy Murphy. Julia (Kelly) and Timothy Murphy were the parents of a daughter, Mary Ellen, who was born in December 1838. Timothy Murphy died in 1839.

Mary Ellen sailed with her mother and Casey half-siblings from Liverpool, England to the port of New York in 1855. In 1866, Mary Ellen and her mother relocated to Chicago where Sarah Ann was already established in her own home. In 1870, Mary Ellen married Michael Kerwin, a fellow Irishman. When she died in 1904, Mary Ellen was buried next to her mother in the Bermingham plot at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.

You may want to amend the bio you wrote to include Mary Ellen (Murphy) Kerwin. If you are interested, you can find a few other details on the bio I wrote for Julia Mary Casey, memorial #130648701.

Thank you,
Betty Arnold Henderson
(niece by marriage to Willie Elizabeth Casey Eason

Added by Betty Arnold Henderson on May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
New York Historian
RE: Richard M. Casey
My pleasure. I thought I would help you find Richard Casey's wife in the NYC Death Index. See the next email.
Added by New York Historian on Jan 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Richard Hollis
RE: Zadie Elliott Whitcomb
thanks, fixed the birth state
Added by Richard Hollis on Jul 18, 2012 9:12 PM
 

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