James Peter Duffy

Male 1861 - 1937


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  • Name  James Peter Duffy 
    Born  21 Apr 1861  Mara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jan 1937  Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0285  Peter Duffy (1791) Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2008 

    Father  James Duffy,   b. ABT. 1821, Co Monaghan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1881, Mara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bridget Corcoran,   b. 6 Jan 1827, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, IR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1916, Mara Twp., Ontario Co Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Oct 1848  St. Anne's, Penetang, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Genealogical Notes 
    • Legend says that they married in the McDermott/McDermit house in Rathburn, Ontario, Canada.

      Witnesses were Benjamin Dusang, Patrick Lynch, and Jane Poire
    Family ID  F096  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann,   d. 5 May 1943, Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F662  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • Baptism sponsors: Thomas McDermott and Mary Corcoran.

      1916 lived in Grand Rapids, MN

      1900 Federal census: Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN
      James born Feb. 1853, age 47, born Canada parents born Ireland, arrived in USA 1880 and is a lumberman
      Annie born Aug. 1864, age 36, no children, born Ireland and arrived in the USA in 1882

      1910 Federal Census: Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN
      James age 48 (no occupation listed)
      Annie age 35

      1920 census shows that he was born in 1858. He immigrated in 1882. Wife was Annie, he was naturalized in 1890.
      James age 62 janitor at a church
      Annie age 58

      1930 Federal census: Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN
      James age 80 a janitor
      Annie age 72

      Death record: Died on 16 January 1937 at Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN. Cause was cirrhosis of the liver with malignancy (3 months); obstructive jaundice (1 year). Born 14 February 1850 in Canada, age 86 yrs, 11 months, 2 days old at the time of death. Occupation was foreman in lumber camps. Parents born in Ireland: James Duffy and Bridgit Cochrane. Informant was Mrs. James Duffy, Libbey Funeral Home of Grand Rapids, buried in Grand Rapids, MN.

      Grand Rapids Herald-Review Wednesday, January 20, 1937
      James Duffy, who came to Grand Rapids 50 years ago, before the time of the railroad, died last Saturday at a local hospital, where he had been a patient for about a month. Mr. Duffy was born February 14, 1850 (or 1860, tough to read) in Ontario, Canada. He came to Grand Rapids from Aitkin and for many years worked in lumber camps in this vicinity.
      Funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at nine o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas Hennebry officiating. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery.
      Mr. Duffy is survived by his widow. A nephew of Mrs. Duffy, Bryan McDermott and Mrs. McDermott of St. Paul came to attend the funeral services.


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