Thomas Michael Farrell

20 June 1895–23 January 1964 (Age 68)
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

The Life of Thomas Michael

When Thomas Michael Farrell was born on 20 June 1895, in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, his father, Patrick Alexander Farrell, was 41 and his mother, Frances Dawson, was 40. He married Mary Catherine MacDonald on 20 November 1920, in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 23 January 1964, in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Michael Farrell
Mary Catherine MacDonald
Marriage: 20 November 1920
Margaret Ann Farrell
Patrick Alexander Farrell
Thomas Michael Farrell
Dorothy Frances Farrell
Raymond Wilfred Farrell
Mary Farrell
Kathleen Cecelia Farrell
Theresa Remona Farrell
John "Buddy" Phillip Farrell

Spouse and Children

20 November 1920
Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada


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Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Alexander Farrell


    Frances Dawson




    Michael T Farrell


    Mary Patience Farrell


    Bridget O Farrell


    Anastasia M Farrell


    Margaret A Farrell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 2

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Farrell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Michael Farrell, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Thomas Farrell, "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957"

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