Children of Patrick Healy and Mary Hope


Mary Healy
Baptized December 7, 1855
Died in infancy


Patrick Francis Healy
Baptized February 3, 1857
Died August 31, 1945

Patrick was born in Ireland and came to America on the S.S. England in 1866. He went to Minneapolis around 1880 where he worked for the railroads. He and his wife, Margaret Gallagher, had six children. The family lived for many years in Chicago. In his later years Patrick wrote a history of the Healy family which told of his parents and grandparents in Ireland and his brothers and sisters in America. Patrick and Margaret are buried in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Gravestone of Patrick F. Healy

Thomas C. Healy
Baptized September 19, 1859
Died December 10, 1904

Thomas worked for St. Paul-Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad Shop, Lorig Brothers Wood & Coal Company, the Ohio Coal Company, Herzog Iron Works and the H & D Company. He married Elizabeth Sinnott in 1888. They had seven children. Thomas died at the age of 42 from a gunshot wound. Five years later his wife Elizabeth died of cancer. Two of Thomas's brothers raised the youngest children.





Bridget Healy
Baptized November 23, 1861
Died April 14, 1890

In her early twenties, Bridget moved to St. Paul and worked as a hat trimmer at the Crystal Palace Hat Company. She married Frank Lorig who, with his brothers, formed the Lorig Brothers Wood and Coal Yards. Both Bridget and Frank died of tuberculosis in 1890. Their two daughters were raised by Frank's parents.

Photo of Bridget holding her younger sister Nellie





Mary Healy
Baptized January 31, 1864
Died March, 1866

Mary was the last child born in Ireland. She was named for an older sister who had died while very young. Mary was two when the family left on the S.S. England for New York. She died of cholera on the trip over and was buried at sea.


Katherine Kathleen
Born August 1, 1867
Died January 23, 1961

Kate was the first child in the family to be born in America. Before she married Thomas Manford Cummings in 1890 she was a clerk in a department store in St. Paul. In 1906 Kate and Thomas moved to a farm north of St. Paul where they raised five children. According to the family, Kate was a wonderful cook. A few years after Thomas died in 1921, Kate moved out to Long Beach, California, to be with her daughter. She later moved to Anaheim where she died.





James Henry Healy
Born June 27, 1868
Died September 27, 1960

James, known as Jim, was born in Faribault. He moved to St. Paul and, with his brother John, formed the Healy Plumbing and Heating Company. On a trip to Wyoming where the Company was installing the plumbing for Ft. Russell, he met Lucy Miller. They married in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1909. They raised five children in Mahtomedi, near St. Paul. In the 1950s they moved to San Diego, California, to be closer to some of their children and grandchildren. They moved to Escondido, north of San Diego, in the late 1950s and Jim died there in 1960. Lucy moved back to San Diego. She was living with her daughter in Chula Vista when she died 18 March 1972. They are buried together in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego. Jim and Lucy are the author's paternal grandparents.

Jim Healy and Lucy Miller
Gravestone of Jim Healy and Lucy Miller



Edward Hugh Healy
Born August 15, 1871
Died July 23, 1952

Edward was born in Faribault, Minnesota. He left Faribault for St. Paul around 1885. He worked as a brakeman, a teamster, a waiter and travel agent. He sailed to various ports of the world on passenger ships and freight liners. He also loved trains and went all over the United States by train. He never married but often visited with brothers and sisters, a welcome and well-loved guest who helped with household chores. He died in St. Paul, Minnesota.




John Anthony Healy
Born September 17, 1873
Died 1958

John, known as Jack, formed the Healy Plumbing and Heating Company with his brother James in 1904. He married Josephine Oslund in 1906. They had a home called "Hope Glen" near St. Paul. They raised four children. In 1931 he was injured in an automobile accident and spent many years as an invalid. He died in St. Paul in 1958.





Dennis Lawrence
Born September 15, 1876
Died February 13, 1947

Dennis worked for the Post Office in St. Paul. Later, while still working for the Post Office, he was the secretary for the Healy Plumbing and Heating Company. He married Margaret O'Toole in 1908 and they had five children. Dennis died in St. Paul of pneumonia in 1947.






Ellen Margaret "Nellie" Healy
Born June 20, 1878
Died July, 1967

Ellen, known as Nellie, was a clerk in the Emporium Department Store in St. Paul before marrying John Koehler. John and Nellie moved to Pettibone, North Dakota, where they ran a grocery store. They later moved to Long Beach, California, and opened a grocery store there. About 1927 they moved back to Pettibone where John became the manager of a grocery store. In 1935 he took over the store on his own. He died in 1944. Nellie sold the store and moved back to California where she died in Anaheim in 1967.

Photo of Nellie being held by her older sister Bridget



Related Links:
The Healy Family, Main Page
Patrick Healy and Mary Hope
Thomas Healy and Mary O'Boyle, the paternal grandparents
Mary Hope's family




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