James Fitzgerald

1840–10 March 1898 (Age 58)
Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of James

When James Fitzgerald was born in 1840, in Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Fitzgerald, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 34. He married Amy Jane Haley on 23 May 1872, in South Norwich Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Tusten, Sullivan, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 10 March 1898, at the age of 58, and was buried in Springford, Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Fitzgerald
Amy Jane Haley
Marriage: 23 May 1872
Rachel May Fitzgerald
Ursula Fitzgerald
Mary Fitzgerald
John Ebenezer Fitzgerald
Rachel Fitzgerald

Spouse and Children


    Amy Jane Haley


23 May 1872
South Norwich Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    John Fitzgerald







    Mary Fitzgerald


    Cristopher Fitzgerald


    John Fitzgerald


    Cathorine Fitzgerald


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World Events (8)


Age 4

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglo-Norman French patronymic from the personal name Gerald ( see Garrett ). The name was formed by the addition of the Anglo-Norman French prefix fi(t)z ‘son of’ (Latin filius) to the personal name. The Gaelicized form Mac Gearailt is common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of West Kerry.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Fitzgerald in household of John Fitzgerald, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • James Fitzgerald in entry for B D Pearson and Rachel May Fitzgerald, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Fitzgerald in entry for B D Pearson and Rachel May Fitzgerald, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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