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Mary Ann O'Neil

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  • Name Mary Ann O'Neil 
    Born Mar 1884  Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 13 Apr 1884  Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agency: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church 
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 20 Jan 1886  Ellis Island, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    She arrived with her mother on board the SS Helvetia from Liverpool. They then went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to joining her father who was already there. 
    <i>SS Helvetia</i>
    SS Helvetia
    The S/S Helvetia of the National Line, was built in England in 1864. It made the crossing between Liverpool and New York up to 1891. The ship had a tonnage of 3 318 gross tons, and had a length of 371,5 feet and a width of 41,2 feet. It was rebuilt in 1872 and lengthened to carry more passengers. There was space for a total of 72 cabin passengers and 1,200 passengers in the steerage. The ship is a typical example of how steam was combined with sails. The top speed of the S/S Helvetia was 10 knots. The company advertised large, light and airy quarters, which were heated with steam during the winter months. [old tradecard]

    She was wrecked in 1894. The report read: The Court, having carefully inquired into the circumstances attending the above-mentioned shipping casualty, finds, for the reasons stated in the annex hereto, that the same was due to the "Helvetia" being sent to sea in an unseaworthy condition and to her being prematurely abandoned. The Court finds the master, John Gallichan, in default, and suspends his certificate for two years. The Court also finds the owner, Mr. Varley (a party to the proceedings), very seriously to blame, and orders him to pay to the solicitor to the Board of Trade the sum of 500l. on account of the expenses of this investigation.
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I828  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2016 

    Father Andrew O'Neil,   b. Jun 1860, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Ann Reardon,   b. 4 Nov 1860, St. Andrew, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1923, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 May 1879  Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7
    Agency: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church  
    Marriage Certificate of Mary Ann Reardon and Andrew O'Neil
    Marriage Certificate of Mary Ann Reardon and Andrew O'Neil
    Family ID F1318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1884 - Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire, Glamorganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Agency: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - 13 Apr 1884 - Merthyr Tydfil, Breconshire, Glamorganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - She arrived with her mother on board the SS Helvetia from Liverpool. They then went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to joining her father who was already there. - 20 Jan 1886 - Ellis Island, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. She was listed as a servant for a private family - 1910 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Feightner, Margaret Ann. Scully-Sahr Genealogy, (Virginia: manuscript, 1990).

    2. [S538] Rastatter, Mike. Email: 2 August 2009 "Mary Ann Reardon", (To Robert Roy from krastatter (at) hotmail.com, 2 August 2009).

    3. [S542] Rastatter, Mike. Email: 12 December 2009 "Reardon Family; Confirmed Baptisms and Marriages" , (To Robert Roy from krastatter (at) hotmail.com. 12 December 2009).

    4. [S548] Norway-Heritage web site, (http://www.norwayheritage.com/sail_to_steam.htm).

    5. [S321] 1910 U.S. Census - Pennsylvania, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 19, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1307; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0526; FHL microfilm: 1375320

    6. [S539] Rastatter, Mike. Email: 19 September 2009 , (To Robert Roy from krastatter (at) hotmail.com, 19 September 2009).
      Copy of an Entry of Marriage, General Register Office, England, Volume 11a, Page 535, Line 10

    7. [S444] Marriage Certificate.
      Marriage Certificate of Mary Ann Reardon and Andrew O'Neil