Thomas James Rooney

5 December 1905–25 October 1971 (Age 65)
Ballymacelligott, County Kerry, Ireland

The Life of Thomas James

When Thomas James Rooney was born on 5 December 1905, in Ballymacelligott, County Kerry, Ireland, his father, James Rooney, was 26 and his mother, Reedy, was 35. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Mrs Margaret Ruth Beazer. He died on 25 October 1971, in Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, at the age of 65.

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Thomas James Rooney
Mrs Margaret Ruth Beazer
Mary Margaret Rooney
James Frederick Rooney
Micheal Patrick Roy Rooney

Spouse and Children



    Mary Margaret Rooney


    James Frederick Rooney



Parents and Siblings







    Eileen Rooney


    Jack Rooney


    Margaret Rooney


World Events (8)


Age 2

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 2

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 18

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin ( see Ruane ).

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

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  • Thomas James Rooney, "BillionGraves Index"

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