Michael Carey

26 August 1880–10 November 1964 (Age 84)
Old Parish, County Waterford, Ireland

The Life of Michael

Michael Carey was born on 26 August 1880, in Old Parish, County Waterford, Ireland as the son of Michael Carey and Ellen Cummings. He died on 10 November 1964, at the age of 84.

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Michael Carey
Ellen Cummings
Michael Carey

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Carey


    Ellen Cummings




World Events (3)


Age 39

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 40

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 42

Irish Civil War between the Free State army and IRA.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.3 English: habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.

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

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