James Kearney

28 August 1848–December 1888 (Age 40)
Longwood, County Meath, Ireland

The Life of James

When James Kearney was born on 28 August 1848, in Longwood, County Meath, Ireland, his father, Edward Kearney, was 26 and his mother, Anne Fagan, was 28. He married Margarita Teresa Mc Donnell on 15 January 1882, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in December 1888, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

James Kearney
1848–1888
Margarita Teresa Mc Donnell
1861–1917
Marriage: 15 January 1882
Joseph Edward Kearney
1883–1951
Michael John Kearney
1885–1970
James Patrick Kearney
1886–1923
Thomas Walter Kearney
1887–1983
Mary Ann Kearney
1889–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1882
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1867

Age 19

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1870

Age 22

British troops withdraw from Australia.
1877

Age 29

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

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

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Sources (3)

  • FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL - Photos
  • James Kearney Death Record
  • Edward Kearney (1882) father of James Kearney in Marriage record of James Kearney and Mary Mcdonnell

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