Theresa Conroy

12 February 1878–8 January 1961 (Age 82)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

The Life of Theresa

When Theresa Conroy was born on 12 February 1878, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, her father, John Patrick Conroy, was 45 and her mother, Mary Anne Sewell, was 42. She married Orrin Calvin Messinger about 1905, in South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Perkins, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 8 January 1961, in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Calvin Messinger
1872–1927
Theresa Conroy
1878–1961
Marriage: about 1905
Calvin Ross Messinger
1906–1967
Oliver Orrin Messinger
1908–2001
Raymond Lawrence Messinger
1911–1991

Spouse and Children

    Orrin Calvin Messinger

    Male1872–1927Male

    Female1878–1961Female

MARRIAGE
about 1905
South Dakota, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    John Patrick Conroy

    Male1833–Male

    Female1836–1953Female

siblings

(9)

    Mary Anne Conroy

    Female1867–Female

    Dorah Conroy

    Female1868–Female

    Male1869–1947Male

    Ellen Conroy

    Female1871–Female

    Male1873–1950Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 4

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conraoi ‘descendant of Cú Raoi’, a name meaning ‘hound of the plain’, which was stressed on the final syllable. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conaire ‘descendant of Conaire’, a byname meaning ‘keeper of the hound’ (an agent derivative of ‘hound’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Tharasa Conroy in household of John P Conroy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theresa Messinger, "South Dakota, State Census, 1935"
  • Thresa M Messinger in household of Orrin C Messinger, "United States Census, 1920"

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