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.
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 cú ‘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).