John McNamara

1840–
Ireland

The Life of John

When John McNamara was born in 1840, in Ireland, his father, Michael McNamara, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Riley, was 29. He married Mary Ann Murphy on 7 August 1866, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John McNamara
1840–
Mary Ann Murphy
1841–1868
Marriage: 7 August 1866
William Alfred McNamara
1863–1881
Jane Mcnamara
1874–1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 August 1866
Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1845

Age 5

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1919

Age 79

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.
1920

Age 80

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmara, a patronymic from Cú Mhara, a personal name composed of the elements ‘hound’ + muir ‘sea’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Mcnamara in entry for Jane Mcnamara, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • John in entry for William Alfred McNamara, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • John Mcnamara in entry for William Alfred Mcnamara, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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