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 Nora Creedon

Nora Creedon

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 2 Apr 1904 (aged 74–75)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Grave 22, Section K, Block S
Memorial ID 7641371 · View Source
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Nora Creedon (1829-1904) was an immigrant from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland to Cardiff, Wales around 1860 and then an immigrant to Jersey City, New Jersey in the United States in 1873. She rented a room in Manhattan and worked as a servant. She never married. (b. 1829; Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland - d. April 2, 1904; Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, 209 West 15th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Parents:
Nora was the daughter of Johanna Noonan (c1805-?) and Jeremiah Creedon (c1805-?) of County Cork, Ireland. The name of her parents comes from her death certificate.

Birth:
She was born in 1829 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland.

Baptism:
Extant baptism records for Millstreet parish in the Diocese of Kerry begin on December 4, 1853, so her birth was never recorded.

Siblings:
She had a sister: Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) who married Daniel Finn (1818-1887).

Emigration:
Nora Creedon emigrated to Wales around 1858 or 1859 and appeared in the 1871 census there. She then emigrated to the United States in 1873 with her sister, Catherine Creedon; and Catherine's husband, Daniel Finn; and Catherine's and Daniel's children.

Marriage:
Nora never married.

Manhattan, New York:
Nora appeared in the 1880 US Census as "Nora Creden" living at 221 East 21st Street in Manhattan, working as a servant. She was renting a room in the home of Benjamin McEnroe, the hatter. Nora was living with two other servants: Jane Biliou (1845-?); and Kate McCormick (1845-?). Julia Irvin (1845-?) was the housekeeper for the home.

Death:
Nora died in 1904 of a "cerebral hemorrhage" at Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged in Manhattan, New York. She appeared in the Manhattan Death Index as "Nora Creaden" and her death certificate was number "12726". She was 74 years old.

Burial:
She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City with her sister, her sister's husband, and her sister's children.

Funeral notice:
Nora's funeral notice was published in the Jersey Journal on Monday, April 4, 1904 and reads as follows: "Creedon - on Saturday, April 2, 1904, Nora, beloved daughter of the late Jeremiah and Johanna Creedon and sister of Mrs. Catherine Finn of Mills Street, Cork, Ireland. Funeral from St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, on West Fifteenth Street, New York City, Interment at Hudson County, New Jersey, Catholic Cemetery."

Uncompleted tasks:
No photograph of her is known to exist. Find her in the 1900 US census living in Manhattan.

Relationship:
Nora Creedon (1829-1904) was the second great-grandaunt of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 30, 2003. Updated on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014 with an expansion of the lede. Updated on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2016 with a better interpretation of the 1880 US census.

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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 30 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7641371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nora Creedon (1829–2 Apr 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7641371, citing Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .