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Tombstone Tuesday – Rose O’Connell – McAvoy

Rose and Frank Mc Avoy

Rose O’Connell is my mysterious Great Grandmother. It seems there was a falling out with her son Larry and the family never reconnected. I ordered a copy of her death certificate and found out that she was buried only 3 blocks from my house. I was so excited to have found this information, that I was at the cemetery the next morning. 
Rose was born 30 Mar 1888 in either Maine or NH (not 100% sure yet). She married Dennis J O’Connell before 1905 and had 4 children with him, Ambrose Lawrence b. 1905, NH. Linus Joseph b. 1908, NY. Theresa May b. 1909, NY. The fourth child was a male that did not survive. 
Dennis and Rose divorced and he moved to Canada before 1920. 
The boys took to the rails and settled in Illinois. Theresa and Rose followed. By 1930, Rose was remarried to Frank McAvoy. 
We have reconnected with a family member, who has added some of the McAvoys to our family tree. I hope to connect with them at some point to learn more about this branch of my family.

Rose and Frank McAvoy

Rose (Springer) O’Connell McAvoy and Frank McAvoy

Rose (Springer) O’Connell – McAvoy

OK. So one goal for the New Year was to do more in depth research on my Springer line. I was reading old O’Connell posts today and found a message my aunt put up a few years ago. This message stated that Rose had a sister Sophia. I already know that she had a brother William and her mother was Mary. I searched the 1900 census and found a family in Maine that fits these family members. The one exception is that the Mother is listed as Mosel, I cannot read the original copy to clearly. It looks like it could be Mary instead of Mosel. There is another brother listed as well. His name is Arthur. Will see if I can find them in 1880, 1910 and go from there.

Rose and Dennis O’Connell

So, thanks to a reply on a message board, I found Rose and Dennis in the 1910 census. I learned something new from this. Rose and Dennis had 4 children at this point, with only 3 surviving. I checked my records to see if the fourth child was buried were Dennis was and no such luck. I will have to look into this more. Hopefully, we can find the “missing” child.

Springer – O’Connell

I got a response on a message board post. The post was looking for more information on Rose Springer O’Connell. Looks like we found her, with Dennis in 1910 in Saratoga, NY. They are with the 3 children and Rose’s brother William and their mother Mary E Robichaud. Mary is widowed, I am assuming for the second time. Will see if I can find an obit or anything else on her, which might lead to the first husband. Of course, I will keep you updated.

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