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Margaret O'Neill Meely
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1857
County Galway, Ireland
Death: Feb. 13, 1941
Wisconsin, USA

Obituary

Feb 20, 1941 Evansville Review p 4 col 4 Evansville WI

Mrs Margaret Meely 83 native of Ireland and pionerr resident died at Thursday in her rural home five miles southwest of Magnolia township. Funeral srvices in St Paul's catholic Ch by Rev J mehigan. Burial at Mt Olivet Cemetery Janesville, WI Mrs Meely formerly known as Miss Margaret O'Neill daughte of John and Anna Coriam O'Neill wass born April 18 1857 in Irealnd and came to americas as a small child to Magnolia. She married Thomas Meely of St Paul's Catholic. Three sons: PH Meely of Janesville, John Meely of Rockford, Illinois, and Paul Meely. 3 daughters: Mrs P J REilly of janesville, Mrs Charles Dunphy of Evansville and Miss marie Meely at home.


Margaret O'Neill's parents were John O'Neill of Galway, Ireland and Anna Honora Coriam. They were married in Galway, Ireland April 22, 1855. Anna died Jan 31, 1917.
John O'Neill was born June 25, 1832 in Galway, Ireland and d. April 19, 1912. John O'Neill's parents in Ireland were Michael O'Neill and Mary Green. Green for further study was Greene or O'Honeen its synonym. O'Neill is taken from King O'Neill widely known.

Anna's Parents in Ireland were Michael Coriam and Ellen Kenough. Kenough is a synonym for MacKeon and found in Sligo Co. Corriam is related to MacCormack and O'Corry as well as various spellings starting in "corr" in County Clare. These are clues for further study and not conclusive.

Meely and O'Neil Clues to Parishes in Ireland they may have come from prior to immigrating to America.

Meely

Research into Thomas Meely 1850 - 1912 of Roscommon, Ireland and his wife Margaret O'Neill 1857 - 1941 of Galway, Ireland. Margaret was baptized at a Catholic Church in Ballymoe, Galway County, Ireland according to family tradition passed down verbally. Based on my research Thomas probably comes from Cam and Kiltomb Parish in Athlone, Roscommon, Ireland.
Our Thomas Meely was thought to be born circa 1850 in Roscommon and died September 9, 1912 in Wisconsin. He married Margaret O'Neill at St. Rose's Church in Brodhead, Wisconsin, USA on January 6, 1881. Margaret was from Galway, Ireland and her Parents were John O'Neill and Anna Honora Coriam. Margaret was born April 18, 1857 and d. February 13, 1941.
John O'Neill's Father was Michael O'Neill and Mother was Mary Green likely of either Galway or Roscommon, Ireland. It was probably Roscommon as they were there in 1832 where their son John O'Neill was born. Anna Honora Coriam's Father was Michael Coriam and Mother was Ellen Kenough of Ireland.
Anna Coriam was b. ?, d. January 31, 1917 and was married in Galway April 22, 1855. Anna married John O'Neill who was b. June 25, 1832 in Galway and d. April 19, 1912. They are both buried at St. Patrick's Cemetary in Albany, Wisconsin.
Searching the Mormon LDS Records which offer an excellent research facility I was able to uncover the Meely Parish in Roscommon County, Ireland. Meelys are Roman Catholic and not Morman but the Mormans have inscribed records there and keep them in Salt lake City, Utah for the general public to research their genealogy as a service. I found them to be valuable in locating Meely origins.
The Meelys were from Roscommon, Ireland. I see the surname spelled as Meely we use and also Mealley and Mealy. Meely is most common.
Parishes listed are:
Cam and Kiltoom also transcribed as Kiltomb and Camma, Rosscommon, Kilbride, Leitrim, Tissara, Athleague, Ballyleague. After looking at the Records it appears that The Meelys are from Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland; Killtomb and Camma Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. These are The Parishes of Cam and Kiltomb. It has been spelled different ways and this is the current modern spelling.
The Parishes of Cam and Kiltomb are in Athlone Barony a Town in Roscommon, Ireland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlone
Roscommon County, Ireland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Roscommon
Other Meelys in Roscommon at Cam and Kiltomb. These are other distant Meely Kin and so I include them here for further research.
There is a Thomam (yes, with an "m") Meely who married a Catherinam Heavy Feb 15, 1841 in Killtomb and Camma Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. (Heavy is spelled with a "v" and this may be a transcription error as we have a Healy surname in the family) All throughout records I see Healy transcribed differently.
There is a Thomam Meely christened December 25, 1850 in Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. His Parents were Michaelis Meely and Mariae Dunning.
There is a Thomas Meely christened December 31, 1843 in Killtomb and Camma Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. His Parents were Daniel Meely and Bridget Heavy.
There is a Thomas Meely christened April 14, 1854 `in Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. His Parents were John Meely and Mary Lennon.
There was a Thomas Meely christened November 25, 1865 in Roscommon, Roscommon.
While by verbal tradition passed down in our family, William Meely married Ellen Healy, upon examining records, the name Healy has been transcribed as Heavy, Heany or Heary. Thus the original spelling may have been Heavy or Heary ? These are listed at Cam and Killtoom or at Killtomb and Camma Parish.
I mention the several Daniel Meelys below because we do have a known Daniel Meely in our family who was the the grandfather of Thomas Meely who married Margaret O'Neill. There is likely a family connection.
Also listed is a Danielis Meely and Brigidae Heavy christening Michaelem Meely on September 20, 1849 at Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland.
There is a Dan Meely and Bidy Heavy christening Mich Meely on September 18, 1841 at Killtomb and Camma Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland.
There is a Mary Meely christened February 17, 1842 at Killtomb and Camma Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland. The Parents are Thomas Meely and Catherine Heany.
There is a Dan Meely and mary Heavy christening John Meely on September 18, 1857 at Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland.
There is a Patt Meely and Mary Heavy christening Anne Meely January 15, 1862 in Cam and Killtoom Roman Catholic Church in Roscommon County, Ireland.

O'Neill History

According to Family tradition, Margaret O'Neill was baptized at a Catholic Church in Ballymoe, Galway County, Ireland.
Margaret O'Neill was from Galway, Ireland according to Family Tradition. April 18, 1857 and d. February 13, 1941. On January 6, 1881 she married Thomas Meely at St. Rose's Church in Brodhead, Wisconsin. Margaret's Father was John O'Neill from Galway and Mother was Anna Honora Coriam.
Galway, Ireland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galway,_Ireland
I offer here some additional possible history for future research. There are O'Neills also listed at the following other Parishes in Galway and these may be family clues but I have no reason to dispute that Margaret was baptized in Ballymoe. These may provide clues further back the family tree in history.
There are John O'Neils listed in Galway at the following Parishes: Athenry, Tuam, Galway, Gort, Oranmore, Turloughmore, Ballindereen, Killerorah, and Aran Islands.
There are Michael O'Neills listed in Galway at: Ahascragh, Clifden, Glennamaddy, Galway and Athenry. (I also see an Honor McHugh at Clifden Parish in Galway, Ireland husband of John Neale. As we have an Honora first name and O'Neil in the family I write it here as these could be clues and transcription errors. Another Honor Duggan is at Dunmore Parish.) (I also see a Grady listed at Tuam and we have Gradys in the family so mention Tuam Parish as a good bet to research further.)
There are Margaret O'Neils listed in Galway at: Aran Islands, Glennamaddy, Tuam, Kelmurvey and Killeroran.
Other O'Neill Parishes in Galway are: Galway, Headford, Connemara, Tuam, Roundstone, Dunmore, Glennamaddy, Rinvyle, Anascrach, Loughrea, Laurenceton, Clonbrock, Killaan, Athenry, Joyce Grove, Mountshannon, Bullaun, Ballinasloe, Kelmurvey, Chensk Banodr, Clifden, Gort, Oranmore, Turloughmore, Ballinderreen, Killeroran, Isle of Aran, Milltown
I see that Healy is listed in Galway at Parishes of Tuam and Michael O'Neill is shown as the Husband of a Mary Healy. They had a son Thomas O'Neill b. there in January 4, 1866. Healy is a Family name in my Family and transcribed as Heavy, Heany and Heary (also Nelly - maybe a transcription error) in Roscommon, Ireland where some Meelys were loacted. There must then be an important familial connection here between Tuam Parish in Galway and Cam and Kiltomb Parish in Galway. This connection is likely us and needs to be studied thoroughly.
As Margaret O'Neill Meely's Mother in Law was Ellen Healy of Roscommmon, I think that Thomas O'Neill b. 1866 was likely close kin to Margaret. This links the Roscommon and Galway Families and is a valuable clue to their migration patterns.
Our Margaret was said to be born on April 18, 1857 and I have no reason to dispute this however I note for future research that I did locate another Margaret also born on April 18, but in 1864 and not 1857 on Aran Islands in Galway. This different Margaret's Father was Michael O'Neill and Mother, Sarah Costellow. There is likely some familial relationship and so I note it. O'Neill though is a very common name. This is all part of the O'Neill Dynasty from the High Kings of Ireland. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Thomas Meely (1849 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Meely Tierney (1881 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Janesville
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Robert Webb
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
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