Cathrine Abigail Leahy

15 May 1869–20 August 1953 (Age 84)
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Cathrine Abigail

When Cathrine Abigail Leahy was born on 15 May 1869, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, William D. Leahy, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Courtney, was 21. She married Andrew Joseph Brenan on 15 April 1896, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Webster, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 20 August 1953, in Presho, Lyman, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Presho, Lyman, South Dakota, United States.

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Andrew Joseph Brenan
Cathrine Abigail Leahy
Marriage: 15 April 1896
Paul Andrew Brennan
Mary R Brannan
Jessie Brennan

Spouse and Children

15 April 1896
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William D. Leahy


    Rebecca Courtney




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laochdha ‘descendant of Laochdha’, a personal name derived from laoch ‘hero’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katie Leahey in household of William Leahey, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Kate A Leahy in household of William Leahy, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Kate Laehy in household of William Laehy, "United States Census, 1880"

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