John Tighe

18 January 1927–2 November 2014 (Age 87)
County Dublin, Ireland

The Life of John

When John Tighe was born on 18 January 1927, in County Dublin, Ireland, his father, Robert Tighe, was 44 and his mother, Margaret Thorogood, was 44. He married Ellen Malone in August 1949, in County Dublin, Ireland. He died on 2 November 2014, in his hometown, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Jerome, County Dublin, Ireland.

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Family Time Line

John Tighe
Ellen Malone
Marriage: August 1949

Spouse and Children

August 1949
County Dublin, Ireland

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Tighe


    Margaret Thorogood




    Annie Tighe


    Michael Tighe


    Margrett Tighe


    Robert Tighe


    Josephine Tighe


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Age 12

Ireland remains neutral during the WWII.

Age 24

IRA campaign in Northern Ireland.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taidhg ‘descendant of Tadhg’, a byname meaning ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘philosopher’. 2. In Ulster it is sometimes an Anglicization of Mac Taidhg, which is more commonly Anglicized as McCaig .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • John Francis Tighe, "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"
  • Birth Registration

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