The following transcriptions are from the New York City newspaper, Irish-American for 1857. Spellings are as they appear in the newspaper.
April 11th edition
March 26, at the residence of her mother, 12 Beach Place, South Brooklyn, Annabella Cecilia, eldest daughter of the late Samuel LEDLIE, Esq., of Newry, Ireland.
Elle etait du monde ou le plus, belles choses ont le fin
Irish papers please copy.
On Wednesday, the 1st of April, at her residence on 31st
Street, aged 58, Ally, the beloved wife of Mr. John McTIGHE,
formerly of Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. She departed as when
in life, an ever faithful follower and believer in Christ.
Requiescat in pace.
April 18th edition
On the evening of Saturday, March 21st, suddenly of apoplexy,
at Summer Hill, Nenagh, Charles Wilkinson KEMPSTON, Esq.,
proprietor of the Nenagh Guardian newspaper, in the 36th
year of his age, much and deservedly regretted by all who had
the pleasure of his acquaintance.
We regret the demise of this gentleman who, although our
opponent in politics, was estimable, honorable and courteous
as a journalist and a gentleman. We take leave to condole
with his brother (Mr. KEMPSTON, of the New York Herald on his family affliction. - editor
April 25th edition
On Saturday, April 18, of inflammation of the lungs, John P. SLATTERY, eldest son of P. SLATTERY, Esq., of
Kilmore Cottage, county Clare, Ireland.
His remains were taken for interment to Calvary Cemetery,
on Sunday; and the large and respectable cortege by which
his funeral was attended showed the estimation in which
he was held by all who knew him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
May 2nd edition
At Harlem, on Saturday, April 25, after a short and painful
illness, Matthew CROWE, aged 37 years.
The deceased was brother of our respected fellow-citizens
Messrs. John, Patrick and Cornelius CROWE, and was endeared
to a large circle of now sorowing friends and acquaintances
by his many excellent qualities of head and heart. We sincerely
sympathise with his afflicted relatives, among whom the hand of
Death has been, alas!, too unsparingly active during the past
May 23rd edition
At his residence, Smith Street, South Brooklyn, on Sunday, the
17th inst., in the 36th year of his age, Walter CALLAGHAN, a
native of Sligo.
Sligo papers please copy.
Drowned at sea, from the ship Polynesia, on the 18th of March,
Patrick Thomas DUFF, aged 19 years, son of the late Thomas
DUFF, of Brooklyn, formerly of Dungarvan, county Waterford,
Ireland. Never was loss of son or brother so keenly felt, so
deeply regretted. And comfort from God to them whose hopes lie
buried in the same unannointed grave where his young heart is
Patrick BREADEN, Esq., some years ago an Assistant Alderman of the
6th Ward, died on Wednesday, the 13th inst., of consumption, at his
residence. Since his retirement from the office of Assistant Alderman,
Mr. BREADEN has been School Officer and several times Assessor of the
May 30th edition
Died at Newburgh, New York, on Monday, May 18th, of typhus fever,
in the ?7th year of her age, Anna, the beloved wife of Patrick
LANIGAN, and a native of Nenagh, county Tipperary, Ireland.
The demise of this estimable lady will be long and deeply regretted
by the family circle of which she was the centre. Circumstanced as
we are, we can sincerely sympathise in the grief of her bereaved
husband and orphaned children.
June 6th edition
Died, on the 25th day of May last, at the residence of his parents,
Samuel, the dearly beloved son of Dr. PURCELL, No. 102 Madison Street.
He was in his 12th year, which, had he been permitted to live, would
have been completed on the 10th of August next. But in the mysterious
dispensation of Divine Providence it was otherwise decreed, and he was
suddenly called to a better world. Thus cut off "like a flower" in his
early childhood, his loss falls on his heart stricken parents as a mere
calamity which only their trust in Him can alleviate to whom a Divine
will - merciful even when apparently most severe - we must all bow. They
have the sympathy of mourning friends, to whom the deceased had endeared
himself by his many amiable qualitites.
Gentle, affectionate, full of promise, his early death reminds us that:
"Whom God loves die young."
July 18th edition
On July 12th, in the 26th year of her age, after a long and painful
illness, Ann COGAN, a native of Foaty, county Cork, Ireland.
July 25th edition
On Sunday, 19th inst., at his residence, corner of Madison and
Roosevelt Streets, John SHANAHAN.
August 15th edition
With deep regret we have to record the death of Nicholas HUSSEY, Senr., Esq.,
which melancholy event took place at his residence, No. 21 Oliver Street, on the
6th last, from injuries which he had received a few days previously by being thrown
to the ground while stepping from one of the 2nd Avenue railroad cars. In private
life, Mr. HUSSEY was much beloved; his many estimable qualities endearing him to all
with whom he was brought in contact. In his commercial relations with the well known
shipping house of Williams & G?ton, he always maintained the reputation of an upright,
straightforward and sagacious man of business.
His funeral took place on Sunday last from St. James' Roman Catholic Church, and was
attended by a large assemblage of sorrowing friends. His remains were interred in
Calvary Cemetery. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Died on the 1st inst., of Pulmonary Consumption, Catherine, beloved wife of J.H. RILEY,
aged 23 years, 11 months and 7 days. Her remains were interred in Flatbush Cemetery.
The subject of this brief notice was in the fullest sense of thew ord an amiable woman and
a good Christian; all those private virtues which shed an enduring lustre around the memory
of the departed were her's. Her kind and cheerful disposition, combined with her meekness
and exemplary piety, endeared her to all who came within the limited circle of her
acquaintances. She knew only a few and desired to know no more, fearing, as she often
remarked, that many acquaintances wold lead her into a forgetfulness of her duty to her God.
Four years she struggled without a murmur against the ravages of her wasting complaint, and when
ensured she was rapidly approaching eternity, the more resigned she became until at length she
sank calmly into the eternal sleep for which she so often prayed and yearned, if prepared, during
the last days of her illness, leaving a fond husband and two lovely children to mourn their
bereavement in a hither-to happy home, where not it a gloom of sadness and sorrow in its most
dreary form pervades - tempered only with the certainty that the object of that grief has gone to
live with her heavenly Father.
September 5th edition
Died on Thursday, the 27th of August, in the 33rd year of his age,
after a lingering consumption, James McPEAKE, third son of John
and Rachael McPEAKE, who emigrated to this country from county Derry,
Ireland, over thirty years ago. His father died in May, 1841, leaving
a widow with four children, whom she succeeded in keeping together,
until the fell destroyer - Consumption - snatched them from her one
by one. Patrick Joseph McPEAKE, the eldest son, died on the 24th
December, 1849, just as he had established a lucrative business in
Broadway. Sarah A.C. McPEAKE, the only daughter, died on the 4th of
November, 1854, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian
resignation. Thomas, the youngest, was one of those who sought fortune
amidst the newly discovered gold regions of California; and as he has
not been heard from for years, his friends have long given him up for
The deceased - who leaves a devoted wife and infant child, in addition to
his widowed mother, (who now parts with the last link that binds her to
earth) to mourn his untimely loss - was brought up to the painting business,
and was gifted in an eminent degree with that energy and tact for with
Irish-Americans are remarkable. He was warm-hearted, generous and genial
in his disposition, affable in manner, and kind, affectionate and dutiful in
his relations of husband, father and son. His demise is deeply felt by his
afflicted family, with whom we sincerely sympathise, and by a large circle of
friends and acquaintances who universally loved and esteemed him. He was
brother-in-law of Wm. L. COTE, of this journal.
His remains were deposited on Sunday last in the family vault, in the Roman
Catholic Cemetery in 11th Street. May he rest in peace. Amen.
September 26th edition
On Monday, the 7th last, at Hastings, N.Y., in the 32nd year
of her age, from injuries received in the unavailing effort
to save her little daughter from being killed by a train of cars
on the Hudson River Railroad, Mary Josephine, the beloved wife
of Mr. Thomas SMITH, Postmaster of Hastings. The child - Mary
Josephine - who perished with her mother on this sad occasion, was
the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, an interesting
little girl, aged nine years and three months. Their remains
were interred on the 9th in the new Catholic burying ground on the
Bronxville Road; the entire population of Hastings and Dobbs
Ferry evincing their respect for the deceased, and their sympathy
with the bereaved husband and father, by suspending business during
On Wednesday, Sept. 16th, in the 35th year of her age, Susan, the
beloved wife of Thomas PURCELL, eldest daughter of the late David
GREGG, of Coachford, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Limerick and Cork papers please copy.
1857 Death Notices from Around the US
September 26th edition
From the Washington States of 14th August, 1857
We regret to learn that a sweet little boy, aged 1 year 8 months and 3 days, a son
of Capt. Silas REYNOLDS, of the steamer Baltimore, died on board that boat yesterday
morning about 9 o'clock.
He had been ill for some time, and, at the instance of the physician, as a last
resort, was being carried to the creek daily, in the hope that a pure air might
restore his health.
The hope was delusive, and the poor little sufferer breathed his last in sight of
the American altar - Mount Vernon. We sympathise with the bereaved parents; but
with them rely upon a Saviour's word, "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
The boat containing his remains returned to the city with flags at half-mast.
Died at St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 7, 1857, Dr. James BLAKE, aged 48
Galway (Ireland) and Australian papers please copy.
At Lynchburg, Va., August 5th of consumption, Mr. George DRINAN, late
of Cork, Ireland, aged 36 years.
1857 Marriage Notices
April 18th edition
On Thursday, April 2, in Brooklyn, Mr. James BUTLER to Anna, daughter of the late Mr.
James HARBOURNE, of Baltinglass, county Wicklow, Ireland.
August 15th edition
MYLOTT-SMITH. On Monday evening, 3rd inst., at the church of St. Francis
Xavier, by the Rev. William MAYLAN, Andrew MYLOTT to Margaret Teresa SMITH.