Patrick Fitzgerald

Male1825–24 March 1898

Brief Life History of Patrick

When Patrick Fitzgerald was born in 1825, in Ireland, his father, James Fitzgerald, was 40 and his mother, Bridgett Mann, was 37. He married Margaret O'Shay about 1849. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1898, in Lenox Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Baltimore, New Baltimore, St. Clair, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Fitzgerald
Margaret O'Shay
Marriage: about 1849
John Fitzgerald
Richard E. Fitzgerald
James Martin Fitzgerald
Mary Ann Fitzgerald
Margret Fitzgerald
David Fitzgerald
Daniel Fitsgarald

Sources (14)

  • Paterick Fitsgarald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Patrick Fitzgerald in entry for John Fitzgerald and Bridget Kilroy, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Patrick Fitzgerald in entry for Richard E. Fitzgerald, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 0

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 14

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

    Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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