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 Catherine <I>Normile</I> Enright

Catherine Normile Enright

Death 25 Nov 1868 (aged 66–67)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section G Lot 2
Memorial ID 19474209 · View Source
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On this ENRIGHT gravestone:

John Enright 1837-1909
Elizabeth O'Hara his wife 1841-1918
Requiescant In Pace Amen

Catherine Normile
Mother of John Enright [1837-1909]
[these are inaccurate dates for Catherine Normile Enright]

Joseph A. Enright 1875 - 1930
his wife
Anna C. Donna 1876-1962

Mary E. [Enright] 1861 - 1922
James E. Enright] 1872 - 1922
Sarah S. [Enright] 1873 - 1927

Elizabeth M. [Enright] 1901-1997
Josephine A. [Enright] 1913-2002

Catherine Normile and Michael Enright probably married in the 1820s. They are the parents to Thomas Enright (b. about 1827), Michael Enright (b. about 1829), Mary Enright (b. about 1833) and John Enright born in 1837. They were from Glin, County Limerick, Ireland.

At the time of the potato famine Catherine Normile Enright emigrated with her three sons and daughter to the United States. This information is from her son John's 1909 obituary in the Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The children and grandkids of Catherine and Michael Enright were:

Ellen, Michael, Catherine, Anna, Thomas, Maria, Catharine, James J. Enright.

John, George, Michael, William, James, Mary, Catherine, Lawrence, Martha, and Anna Enright.

David, Michael, Thomas, Bessie, Anna and William Tierney.

Mary, Thomas N., M. Frank, John Henry (our ancestor), Catherine, James, Sarah, and Joseph Enright.

At the Berkshire Athenium, Pittsfield, Massachusetts for genealogical research on the Enrights. The biggest discovery was that contrary to what we'd heard from family oral history that Catherine Normile Enright was left back in Ireland waving bye bye to her kids ... au contraire ... Catherine came with her sons, Thomas & Michael, and daughter Mary and her little ten year old Johnny too. That most likely was in 1847/48. Since Catherine's son Thomas said that he went to Albany first, and then to Pittsfield, this leads us to believe that they entered the country through New York City. So the search for them on immigrant ships is narrowed considerably now.

In 1860 U.S. Census for Pittsfield, Catherine "Enwright" age 59 is living with her daughter and family, Mary Enright Tierney and husband William Tierney.

The Pittsfield death record for a "Catherine (Hormile) Enright" (sic) died on November 25, 1868, age 67, from Ireland, of typhus in Pittsfield. Her dates would be 1801-1868.

Originally the family oral tradition was limited to the information on the Pittsfield gravestone. "Catherine Normile Enright, mother of John Enright, 1805-1870."

The handwritten cursive copy of this info above could easily mistake a cursive capital "H" for a cursive capital "N" in Normile. It's just too close and the dates are so close.

The obit for her was literally a one-liner, customary in 1868.

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  • Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
  • Added: 21 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19474209
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Normile Enright (1801–25 Nov 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19474209, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Chris Enright Snyder (contributor 46910196) .