Theresa Conroy

Female12 February 1878–8 January 1961

Brief Life History of Theresa

When Theresa Conroy was born on 12 February 1878, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, her father, John Patrick Conroy, was 46 and her mother, Mary Anne Sewell, was 43. 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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Orrin Calvin Messinger
Theresa Conroy
Marriage: about 1905
Calvin Ross Messinger
Oliver Orrin Messinger
Raymond Lawrence Messinger

Sources (16)

  • Tharasa Conroy in household of John P Conroy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theresa Conroy Messinger, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Theresa Conroy in entry for Calvin Ross Messinger, "Idaho, Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1905South Dakota, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1879: Mills, Dakota Territory, United States 1879: Brown, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Brown, Dakota, United States

    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.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Tighe, Brigid, Declan, Finbarr, Fintan, Liam, Niall, Nuala, Patrick Michael.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Conaire ‘descendant of Conaire’, or a byname meaning ‘keeper of the hound’ (a derivative of ‘hound’).

    Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Conraoi or Mac Conraoi ‘descendant (or son) of Cú Raoi’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the plain’ (stressed on the final syllable).

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

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