Mary Comiskey

February 1872–1938 (Age 65)

The Life of Mary

Mary Comiskey was born in February 1872, in Ireland as the daughter of Hugh Comiskey and Catherina Keenan. She married John J. Drum on 22 January 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1938, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cutchogue, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John J. Drum
Mary Comiskey
Marriage: 22 January 1895
Annie Teresa Drum
John J. Drum
Russel Drum
Mary Agnes Drum

Spouse and Children

    John J. Drum



22 January 1895
Manhattan, New York, New York



    John J. Drum


    Russel Drum


    Mary Agnes Drum


Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Comiskey


    Catherina Keenan




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mac Cumascaigh ‘son of Cumascach’, a byname from cumascach ‘mixer’, ‘confuser’. Compare Comerford .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Drum in household of John Drum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Drum in household of John J Drum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Drum in household of John J Drum, "United States Census, 1910"

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