Katherine Josephine FitzGerald

Brief Life History of Katherine Josephine

When Katherine Josephine FitzGerald was born on 12 September 1867, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Richard Fitzgerald, was 21 and her mother, Johanna Broderick, was 19. She married Moroni Holroyd Thomas on 9 November 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 31 May 1897, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moroni Holroyd Thomas
1867–1942
Katherine Josephine FitzGerald
1867–1897
Marriage: 9 November 1887
Roland M Thomas
1888–1972
Clyde Fitzgerald Thomas
1890–1984
Lillian Holroyd Thomas
1892–1985

Sources (12)

  • Catherine Fitzgerald in household of Richard Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Fitsgerald, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Katie Josephine Fitzgerald, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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