Mary Anne Loftus
Hi, Duane. Great web page!
I've recently started to research my family history again after a layoff of a few years. I've managed to do quite well, but one of the branches of my family tree that's given me trouble has been that of my maternal grandmother, who numbers a LOFTUS among her ancestors.
Mary Anne Loftus, my great-great grandmother, was born in 1850 in upstate New York (that's what it say on her death certificate—“upstate” New York). Her parents were Francis Loftus, born Ireland, and Mary (maiden name unknown) Loftus, also born in Ireland. According to other information on the death certificate, the family moved to New York City (Manhattan) in 1857.
Mary Anne Loftus married Patrick Henry Fitzgerald, an Irish immigrant, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 16 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007, c. 1866. One of their children, Ellen (my great-grandmother) was born in Manhattan in 1869.
Mary Anne Loftus died in Manhattan on Nov. 4, 1897 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens, NY on Nov. 7, 1897. I believe that her parents, Francis and Mary Loftus, also died in New York City (Manhattan), but so far I've been unable to find any record of their deaths.
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Thanks for all the information, particularly that about County Mayo.