Ellen Albina Sweeney

3 May 1893–17 November 1985 (Age 92)
Ichinanaugh, Kilgarvan, County Kerry, Ireland

The Life of Ellen Albina

When Ellen Albina Sweeney was born on 3 May 1893, her father, Edward The Yank Sweeney, was 32 and her mother, Mary Sheridan, was 35. She married Emil Anthony Boller on 22 January 1923, in Florence, Switzerland, Indiana, United States. She died on 17 November 1985, in Morris Plains, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 92.

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Emil Anthony Boller
Ellen Albina Sweeney
Marriage: 22 January 1923

Spouse and Children

22 January 1923
Florence, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edward The Yank Sweeney





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World Events (8)


Age 1

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

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  • Ellen Sweeney, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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