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Catherine Creedon Finn
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Birth: May, 1835
County Cork, Ireland
Death: Jan. 1, 1914
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Catherine Creedon (1835-1914) Finn. She was a migrant to Cardiff, Wales around 1855 and a migrant to the United States in 1873 or 1874. She could not read or write. (b. May 1835; Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland - d. New Year's Day, January 1, 1914; 41 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)

Jeremiah Creedon (c1810-?) and Johanna Noonan (c1810-?).

Catherine was born presumably in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. That comes from the funeral notice of her sister that says the family was from Millstreet. She was born in May of 1835 according to the 1900 US Census.

Nora Creedon (1829-1904) who was born in Ireland.

She married Daniel Finn (1818-1887). Daniel's parents were Mary and Patrick Finn (c1790-?) around 1855.

Ireland to Cardiff, Wales:
The family moved from Ireland to Cardiff, Wales around 1855-1858. Her husband worked as a coal tipper.

Daniel and Catherine had five children with three of them living to adulthood: Mary Ann Finn (1859-1885) who was born in Wales; Nora M. Finn (1866-1898) who was born in Wales and married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939); and Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) aka Kate Finn, who was born in Cardiff in Wales. There were two more children that died at birth and they are probably buried in Wales or Ireland.

Cardiff, Wales to Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1871 the family was living in Cardiff, Wales during the 1871 census. In 1880 Daniel and Catherine were living in Jersey City with their daughter, Nora, while Mary A. Finn appears to have been working as a servant or housekeeper for James B. Hance, a produce store owner. Catherine, Daniel's other daughter, was working as a servant at L.S. Williard in Jersey City. L.S. Willard was a dry goods salesman. Catherine Finn later became a private secretary at the American Lead Pencil Company in Hoboken and raised her sister's child after her sister died.

Death of husband:
Daniel died in 1887 of "phthisis pulmonalis" while living at 276 1st Street in Jersey City.

Marriage of daughter:
Around 1889, Nora married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939) and had a child, Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949).

Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1900 she was living with her surviving daughter Katherine Finn at 16 Ellicott Place in Jersey City. Also living there was her granddaughter: Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949). Katherine's age was listed as "65" and her birth date as "May 1835". She listed her immigration year as "1874". She had had 5 children with just one living.

Catherine Creedon died on New Year's Day, January 1, 1914 at her home on 41 Hopkins Avenue where she lived with her daughter, Catherine Finn and her granddaughter Mary Margaret Burke. The cause of death was "pulmonary edema with epithelioma on face".

Funeral notice:
From the Jersey Journal, January 02, 1914: "Finn - On January 1, 1914, at her residence, 41 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Catherine Finn (nee Creedon), beloved wife of the late Daniel Finn. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., requiem mass St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church."

Catherine was buried at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City.

Catherine Creedon (1835-1914) was the second, great-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Uncompleted tasks:
Find her baptism and marriage record and the ship manifest for her migration to the United States.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 30, 2003. Updated on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013 with the 1871 census of Wales. Updated on March 10, 2013 with an estimate of her migration from Ireland to Wales. Updated Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014 with an estimate of the year of her marriage. Updated on April 25, 2016 with information from the birth certificates of her children.

Family links: 
  Jeremiah Creedon (1810 - ____)
  Johanna Noonan Creedon (1805 - ____)
  Daniel Finn (1825 - 1887)*
  Mary Ann Finn (1858 - 1885)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1863 - 1918)*
  Honora M. Finn Burke (1865 - 1898)*
  Nora Creedon (1829 - 1904)*
  Catherine Creedon Finn (1835 - 1914)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Grave 22, Section K, Block S
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jun 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7641254
Catherine <i>Creedon</i> Finn
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Catherine <i>Creedon</i> Finn
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Catherine <i>Creedon</i> Finn
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Rest peacefully Catherine
- Bridget
 Added: May. 31, 2005

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