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New York Claffy/Claffey Families

From Ann and Jim Claffee
This page contains data on families with New York State connections that I am researching for myself or others as well as miscellaneous bits and pieces of information that I have run across in various places, including the internet.  If you are connected to any of them or have any additional information on New York State people please email me and I will include it here.
Daniel Claffy b. @ 1806 in Ireland
+ Elizabeth Delany b. @ 1810, married 1834 in Rochester
-----Hugh b. 1835 (lived in Brooklyn when grown)
-----Ellen b. 1841
-----Michael b. 1839 (Civil War vet)d. 1870
-----Eliza(beth) b. 1842 (think she died before 1860)
-----Mary E. b. 1843
-----James b. 1846
-----Bridget b. 1850
-----Sarah b. 1850
James (Daniel's brother) b. 1800 Ireland - carpenter All children of Daniel & Elizabeth were born in Rochester.  I have additional information on this family.
Living in Middletown (Orange Co.) NY around 1880 at the same time as James Claffy & his wife Ann Hobon(Hobean) Claffy* were:
John Claffy age 50 b. @ 1830 in Ireland
+ Margaret age 45
-----James age 18 b. NY working on railroad
-----Mary age 16 b. NY working in hat factory
-----John age 14 b. NY working in file shop
-----Tassie age 11 b. NY
-----Thomas age 6 b. NY
*See Barbara Sandberg's page listed on title page.
In 1888 a John Claffy & Margaret Claffy sold a large tract of land in the town of Lloyd for $476.  Lloyd is apparently near Brooklyn.
Living in Brooklyn were:
Charles Claffy b. 1798 b. Ireland
+Margaret Claffy b. 1805 Ireland
---John b. 1836 Ireland
---+Margaret b. 1840 NY
-----Joseph b 1869 NY
-----Mary b. 1872 NY
-----John b. 1875 NY
-----Kate b. 1876 NY
-----William b. 1878 NY
The first two children of John appear to have had a different mother.  Margaret being the mother of the last three.
Living in Norfolk, St. Lawrence Co., New York, in 1870:
James Claffy b. @ 1811 in Ireland
Bridget b. @ 1814 in Ireland
Michael b. @1844 in Canada
Charles b. @1857 in New York
Living in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence Co., New York in 1870 with James & Catherine Daily: John Claffey age 15 (b.@1855) and Mary age 12 (b.@ 1858) both born in NY.  They lived next door to the Delaney family who has marriage connections to Claffeys.
John Claffy married Mary Teresa Kiley in 1886 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Auburn, Cayuga Co, NY.
Johanna Claffy died 13 April 1913 in Coxsackie (think this is Columbia Co) NY.
John Claffey b. 1805 Ireland
+Bridget b. 1815 Ireland
-----Mary b. 1840 Ireland
-----Bridget b. 1843 Ireland
-----Catharine b. 1848 Ireland
Above came to Village of Honeoye Falls, Mendon, (Monroe Co.)NY around 1850 from County Westmeath, Ireland. 
-----June/Jennie was born 1853 in Monroe Co. NY
Brooklyn-9th Ward, 1 Oct 1874 Rosa Claffey, age 24, married Henry Williams.
Update 2008                                                                                                                                                    
Miscellaneous New York -August 2008 Update

Need current email address for Barbara Sandberg whose ancestors were from Orange Co, NY.
Rudolph Claffee b 12 Jul 1925 d Feb 1984 ss#119 16 8209 lived at 1990 Ellis Ave, Bronx, NY.

In 1900 Thomas C. Claffey was employed as a janitor at NY Catholic Protectory, an orphanage, in Bronx, NY County, NY.  He was born in 1824. 

In 1860 Richard Claffie was in Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY.

  Mary A. Claffy b Ireland @ 1823 was living with the Knowles family in 1850 in Parma, Monroe Co, NY.

Ellis J. Claffey b 1897 d 1937
   +Margaret M. b 1901 d 1947

Mary Claffey b 1857 d 1936

All buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., NY

Buried in the same cemetery in Section A is Mary Claffey Boyle b 1882 d 1927 at age 45.

Margaret Claffey b @ 1860 in Ireland was a widow living in Manhattan in 1920 who came to USA in 1882.  Her daughter was Chelesa Mickes b in NY in 1886 whose father was born in Newark, NJ. 

A June 20, 1906 newspaper mentions a Dr. M. E. Claffey, family physician, from Brooklyn.

In 1850 Jane Claffy b Ireland was living in Steuben, Urbana Co, NY with her children Keron age 9 b NY and Catherine age 19 b Ireland. 

Margaret Claffee b 1844 lived in Nassau, Rensselaer Co., NY and died at age 85 in 1929. 

Mary Claffy married Thomas Reynolds on 4 Jul 1857 at Holy Family Church in Auburn, Cayuga Co, NY (note John Claffy married Mary Teresa Kiley in 1886 in Auburn also.  Some references say he was married in Holy Family Church and some say St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

In 1875 living in Geneva, Ontario Co, NY were Charles Claffy, Ellen Claffy and Thomas Claffy.  Martin Claffey was living with the Andrew Campion family.  In 1879 Martin and Thomas Claffey lived there in 1882 only Thomas is listed, In 1883 Charles Claffey age 26 died there and in 1887 Thomas Claffy was in real estate.

In 1919 in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY Margaret Claffey married J. Connor and Michael Claffey married Kathryn Wimble.

NY deaths:

Richard Henry Claffy, son of Richard and Mary Claffy of 70 Flatbush Avenue died 10 Dec 1862.

Ellen Louise Claffy age 1 daughter of Hugh and Sophia Claffy of 141 Hackett St. died 7 May 1869.

James Christopher Claffy age 5 died 20 May 1874 son of John and Mary Claffy of 134 Union St.

10 July 1874 Honor Claffy was named Administrator of Intestate William Claffin.  Bond 107-50-166 was issued.

In 1855 Daniel Claffy of Rochester, NY ran an ad seeking his brother Hugh last known to be working in Woburn, MA.  I found Hugh and his wife Ruth living in New Hampshire since 1850.  They were still there in 1870, never had any children, and by 1880 Ruth was running the farm by herself.  Daniel’s eldest unmarried daughter, Ellen A. Claffey, who was living with her mother Elizabeth in Rochester inherited their New Hampshire farm.  Ellen was 63 and was there with a man servant running the farm.  She must have sold it because she is not on the 1910 census in New Hampshire.  In 1880 Ellen (Ellon A.) Claffey was 45, single, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Claffey, living with mother age 71 and sisters Bridget 36 and Sarah M. age 33. 
01-Patrick Claffey
02-+Anne Eagan
03-----Daniel Claffey b 24 Jan 1877 d Sep 1950
04-----+Elizabeth Kiernan b 12 Feb 1878 d 11 May 1942
05----------Julia Claffey died 15 June 1991, m Frank Kist
06----------Daniel F. Claffey died 4 Mar 1977, m Mary (Agnes?) Kerby
07----------Anne V. died 31 Dec 1977, m Thomas Kennedy
08 ---------Elizabeth died Apr 1952 married Frank Bayer
09----------John Daniel b 11 Mar 1917 d 9 Jul 1977 m Catherine (Kate) Mary Coughlin 


03-Daniel Claffey baptized by Rev. J. M. Grady on 28 Jan 1877 at Annunciation Church, 88 Convent Ave. NY, NY, God Parents Michael Clafey and Bridget Lanan.  Daniel and Elizabeth Kiernan Claffey are buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY.  Also buried there are Elizabeth Claffey and her husband Frank Bayer, Julia Claffey and her husband Frank Kist and John Daniel and his son Joseph.

04-Elizabeth Kiernan Claffey was the daughter of James Kiernan and Julia Marshall and was baptized 17 Feb 1878 by Rev. H. Prat at St. Agnes Church, 141 E 43 St, NY, NY, God parents Thomas Kiernan and Anne Marshall.  Elizabeth married Daniel Claffey at St. Roch (?) 525 Wales Ave, Bronx, NY on 05 Nov 1905.  Best man Edward Murray, Bride’s maid Emma Hart.  The Rev John Milo performed the ceremony.

05-Julia Claffey Kist had one child, Frank Kist who died 15 June 1991.

06-Daniel F. Claffey had 4 living children Daniel, John (d 7 May 1971), James and Joseph.  Still born were Daniel, Thomas, Patrick and twins John and Joseph.  John (d 7 May 1971) had daughter Denise, Daniel F.’s son James had James and Scott, Daniel F’s son Joseph P. was b in NY and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, then moved to NJ.  He married Patricia J. Laytham b in NJ. and they had Elizabeth Marie and Colleen Anne.

07-Anne V. Claffey Kennedy had 4 children:  Elizabeth, Thomas, Joseph and Marie Kennedy.

08-Elizabeth Claffey Bayer had 5 children:  Joseph, Eileen, Jean, John and Vincent Bayer.  Her husband Frank Bayer died Sep 1979.

09-John Daniel Claffey was married 2 June 1946 Annunciation Church by Rev John McSherry, best man was Daniel Claffey, Brides maid Marion O’Connell.  John Daniel had 4 children:  Catherine (Pidgie), John, Joseph (d 20 June 1949) and Karen.  John Daniel Claffey was born at home, 519 W. 131st St, NY, NY.  His mother Elizabeth Kiernan Claffey was 39 years old when he was born.  John Daniel’s death info was recorded in District 3529-69, Orange Co, NY, St. Anthony Community Hospital, Physician David J. McConell, Cause:  Arterio Sclerotic Heart Disease, Strong Funeral Home, Oak St., Greenwood Lake, NY.

July 28, 1896, Rochester, NY
Patrick Claffey, who is accused of robbing the house of A.C. Jackson at 253 Mt. Hope avenue last Saturday morning and also Guilford’s drug store at 227 Lake avenue one week ago Friday night, was arraigned before Judge Ernst in Police Court this morning and waived examination.  The details of Claffey’s capture in Buffalo were published yesterday.  When found he had a quantity of jewelry on his person, which has since been identified by Messrs. Jackson and Guilford as their property.  The jewelry included a ruby ring, set with turquoise and diamonds, ten in number; a diamond ring, with two diamonds and one large pearl; a small ring set with pearls alone; one small watch with jewelry setting and chatelaine attachments; a gold pencil with black jet bands; diamond earrings, a pearl file for the finger nails, a red morocco jewel case and a watch chain with a Masonic charm.  Chief Cleary received word from Chief of Police Dennis of Charlotte this morning that Claffey was arrested at that place on the night after the Guilford robbery and that when arraigned next morning he had given a watch as security for his appearance on the date of the trial.  The watch was forwarded to Chief Cleary today, and identified by Mr. Guilford as his property.  Claffey’s case will now go before the grand jury. 

In 1920 Helen Claffey, widow, born MA, was a roomer with Mary C. Murphy in Geneva, Ontario Co, NY.

In 1879 in Geneva, NY Directory, Martin Claffey, grocer and Thomas Claffey, maltster. 

The 1875 Geneva, NY census lists Martin Claffey, Charles Claffy, Ellen Claffy and Thomas Claffy.  One Charles Claffy died in Geneva in Sep 1833.  The April 1877 Geneva Gazette lists a real estate transfer from William G. Dove to Thomas Claffy.  The 1870 index lists Thomas Claffey and Mary Claffrey; 1865 lists Mary Claffy.  There is an Ellen Claffy on the 1870 census in Ontario County.

24 Oct 1840 John Claffy was naturalized in Warren Co, NY.

Buried in Saratoga Co, NY, Waterford Rural Cemetery:

Hattie Claffey 18 Jun 1885, John Claffey, no dates, removed from Moreau, NY which is also in Saratoga Co, Louis A. Claffey, 25 Apr 1911.  Also George T. Claffy 31 Jan 1959 died at residence of his son Bert J. Claffy, Wyhantskill, Mart Etta Claffy 11 Aug 1943 wife of George T. Claffy, and Mary Etta Claffy 27 Dec 1946.

In 1850 Thomas Cloffey (probably should be Claffey) was on Rome, Oneida Co, NY census. 

10 Sep 1837 at St. Patricks Cathedral in Rochester, Monroe Co, NY Lucy Claffy was godparent to Charles Buckley, son of James Buckley and Maria Clancey.

Ellis Leroy Claffey was a WWII vet from Ilion, Herkimer Co, NY.

Joseph Claffey b 15 May 1911, d 14 Nov 1987 and Louise T. Claffey b 18 Dec 1912, d Oct 1993 were from NY and are buried in Greenville, SC 

In 1889 in Albany, NY lived Morris Claffee on Clinton Ave, and Mrs. Jane Claffy lived on the corner of Judson & Third Sts.

Around 1889-1892 in Rome, NY was Miss Mary Claffey, milliner, Michael C. Claffey, Michael Claffey who worked for Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburgh Railroad as baggagemaster & conductor, all living at 124 Canal St. in a boarding house run by Mrs. Catharine Claffey.

Also living in Rome were James Claffey, and Mrs. Patrick Claffey.

In 1850 Rome, Oneida Co, NY was Thomas Cloffey age 30, laborer, cannot read or write, b Ireland and wife Elizabeth age 27 b Ireland and one year old daughter Elizabeth whose middle initial is either S or A.

In 1920 in Rome, NY was Michael Claffey b NY age 63 parents b Ireland and his wife Linda b NY age 48 father b Germany, mother b NY, and Catherine Young, mother-in-law, age 74, father b Martzler (Germany?) mother b Germany.

Bessie H. Claffy Wallaber b 1895 d 1967 wife of Earl C. Wallaber is buried at Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery in Westernville, Oneida Co, NY.

Mary Claffey b 1867 d 1936 buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Section B, Genesee Co, NY.

Thomas Claffy born in Co. Westmeath Ireland sailed from Liverpool headed for Albany, NY.  He filed a Declaration of Intent to become a Citizen 30 Aug 1869, age 60, and was naturalized October 26, 1871, from Naturalization Book #22 from Albany.

NY City Deaths

NAME                  AGE            DATE

James Claffey        37 y             02 May 1901

Julia Claffey           62 y             12 Nov 1901

John Claffey          58 y             30 Dec 1901

Delia Claffey          56 y             05 Apr 1896

Mary Claffey          9 y              06 Aug 1896

Daniel A. Claffey   23 y             19 Sep 1897

Winfred Claffey     57 y             23 Mar 1898

Catherine Claffey   87 y             22 Apr 1898

Marcella Claffey    63 y             23 May 1898

Nora Claffey         43 y             21 Mar 1892

Charles Claffey      1 yr            23 Apr 1894

James F. Claffy     12 d             19 Apr 1900

Mary Claffy           57 y             3 Jul 1901

John Claffy            1 m             10 Apr 1896

Keran Claffy          6 y              11 Aug 1896

Kiernan Claffy       18 y             12 Aug 1896

Michael Claffy       42 y             6 Apr 1897

Robert J. Claffy     22 y             29 Jun 1892

Ann Claffy            13m             30 Aug 1893

Michael Claffy       9m              16 Dec 1894

Ellen Claffey was the daughter of Charles and Anna Egan Claffey.  She was born in Oneida County, NY in 1840, but lived in Highmarket.  Her siblings were Marie b 1828 (married Hughes, then James Leo); Brigit; Elizabeth b 1837 (m. Dennis Fox); and Anna b 1842 (m. John McGovern).  Ellen married Patrick McHale b c1830 Co. Mayo Ireland the son of Patrick and Margaret Mullarkey McHale.  He came to Lewis Co, NY with his mother (father died at sea) and siblings William b.c. 1822, Michael b.c.1827, James b 1828 (m. Ellen Hanley); Edward b 1835 (m. Margaret McGowan), Hannah b.c. 1836 (m. Patrick O’Toole, and John b.c. 1841 (m. Elizabeth Coleman).  <>

Rosa Claffey age 24 m. Henry Williams age 28, 1 Oct 1874 in Brooklyn.  They were Roman Catholic.
Town of Dewitt, Ononda Co. NY, St. Mary’s Cemetery Lot #2

E. D. Claffey 1863 – 1935

Sarah A. Claffey 1855-1921 wife of E. D.

Rome, NY, Oneida Co. deaths

Margaret E. Claffey 15 Mar 1985

James L. Claffy 10 Sep 1977

Rhoda R. Claffy 27 Nov 1983

Rome, NY, Oneida Co, NY

Female Claffee b 18 Aug 1849 to Thomas Claffee

Child’s first name is not given.  This is the only birth listed where the name of the wife was not given.  Perhaps she died in childbirth.

John Claffy was naturalized 24 Oct 1860 in Warren Co., NY

New York City Naturalization Petitions

Daniel Dominick Claffey, 360 W 119 St, 15 Jan 1918, vol 290 pg 180

John Francis Claffey, 51 Bradhurst Ave, 29 Feb 1912, vol 46, pg 129

John Joseph Claffey 765 10th Ave, 09 Jan 1923, vol 580, pg 44

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on 25 June 1885 that Joseph J. Claffey graduated from the commercial course at Central Grammar School.

The 1880 census of Middletown, Orange Co, NY lists John Claffy age 50 b in Ireland, town of birth looks like Uallkilltown.  I have the handwritten card of the census taker and if he is yours I will send it to you to figure out the writing of the townland.  His wife was Margaret 45, kids James 18, Mary 16, John 14, Tessie 11, Thomas 6.  All kids b in NY.

Bridget Claffy married Andrew Fihily 8 Aug 1839 Roman Catholic, Killtomb and Camma, Roscommon, Ireland.  Immigrated to Middletown, Orange Co, NY.  Feeley Kids: Catherine Feley/Feeley b @ 1847, James 1849 never married, Daniel 1850, Bridget 1853, Rose 1860, Elizabeth 1863, Michael 1866.  Bridget Claffy (the mother) died 2 July 1881 age 58.

Thomas Claffy was christened 1 Jan 1837, Roman Catholic, Killtomb and Camma, Roscommon, Ireland, parents James Claffy and Mary Feely.

Thomas Claffy of Clinkin near Bray, Ireland, was in Orange Co, NY in 1848 married to Elizabeth Callahen, daughter of James Callahen of Rochester, NY.

Brooklyn NY Claffey Family

This family is on the CT page but ended up in Brooklyn living at 601 Water Street, Borough of Manhattan.

01-Joseph or Jacoba (James) Claffey

02-+Margaret Unknown maiden name

03-----James Claffey b May 1862 Ireland d 2 May 1901 NYC

04-----+Mary Boland b @ 1873 Ireland

05----------Hubert J. Claffey b 20 Jan 1892 CT

06----------+Leona Cormier b 1892, m Sep 1917, Ozone Park, NY

07----------------Leona Claffey b 10 Aug 1918 Brooklyn d 18 Oct 1958

08----------------+Francis J. Diskin

09--------------------Francis Jerome Diskin d  06-01-04 age 57

10----------William Claffey b 1895 CT

11----------Michael Edward Claffey b 21 May 1897

12----------James Claffey b 1899 NY Borough of Manhattan


O3-James Claffey worked as a laborer and lived at 601 and 608 Water St, to USA @ 1890 at age 25, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

11 & 12 Michael and James spent some time at St. Joseph’s Orphanage after their father died.

01-Hugh Claffey

02-+Margaret Scott b 1840 Ireland d 29 Apr 1910, to USA @1885

03-----William Claffey b 1870 Ireland d 7 May 1913 age 43

04-----+Bridget O’Connell b Ireland

05----------Margaret b Oct 1898 NYC d 9 Nov 1909 NYC age 11

06----------Hugh b Jul 1899 NYC d 20 Aug 1899 NYC age 1 m

07----------William b 1906 NYC d 31 May 1915 NYC age 9

08-----Bessie Claffey b 1873 Ireland d 12 July 1910 NYC age 37

09-----Michael Claffey b 1879 Ireland d 16 May 1904 NYC age 25


03-William Claffey was a laborer who worked in a stable and lived in a tenement at 644 Water Street, Borough of Manhattan.  Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, to USA @ 1883

08-Bessie Claffey died at St. Joseph’s hospital


See details of the following at which is Joe Beagle’s web page

Claffy, Ann b: ABT 1828 in Ireland d: 1 Sep 1865 in Fort Ann, Washington Co, New York
Claffy, Ann Rose b: 2 Jan 1862 in Newmarket, York Co, Ontario d: 22 Apr 1862 in Newmarket, York Co, Ontario
Claffy, Anna b: ABT 1863 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY
Claffy, Burt b: ABT 1905 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY
Claffy, Emma b: 1856 in NY
Claffy, George Thomas b: 9 Jul 1874 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY d: 31 Jan 1959 in Wynantskill, Rensselaer Co, NY
Claffy, Hattie b: ABT 1869 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY d: 18 Jun 1885 in NY
Claffy, Ida b: 1859 in Glens Falls, Warren Co, NY
Claffy, Infant
Claffy, James b: 1780 in King's Co, Ireland d: 1 Apr 1860 in Newmarket, York Co, Ontario
Claffy, James Sutluff b: 1858 in Newmarket, York, Ontario d: 4 Jun 1860 in Newmarket, York, Ontario
Claffy, John b: ABT 1825 in Ireland d: AFT 1910 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY
Claffy, Joseph b: ABT 1840 d: AFT 1871
Claffy, Julia b: 1852 in NY
Claffy, Living
Claffy, Living
Claffy, Mary Etta d: 27 Dec 1946 in Cohoes, Albany Co, NY
Claffy, Mary Lizzie b: 30 Apr 1860 in Newmarket, York Co, Ontario d: 21 Jul 1895 in San diego,Ca
Claffy, Patrick Henry b: Mar 1832 in Ireland d: 20 Sep 1889 in Windsor, Essex Co, Ontario
Claffy, Thomas b: Mar 1832 in King's Co, Ireland d: 9 Dec 1862 in Newmarket, York, Ontario


01-Thomas Claffey b @1818 in Ireland d 6 Jun 1888 Sharon PA

02-+Elizabeth “Betsey” Callahan b 1823 Ireland

03-----James Claffey b NY 1854

04-----+Elizabeth Herrman b @ 1860 WI, parents b VA

05----------Margaret Claffey b @ 1894 in PA

06----------Henrietta Claffy b @ 1897 in PA

07-----Susie Claffey b @ 1855 in Canada, parents b Ireland

08-----+William Howley (or Honley)

09-----Jane Claffey b 18 Aug 1849 in Rome, NY (Oneida Co.), parents b Ireland

10-----Jennie Claffey b @ 1861 in Ontario

11-----+W.W. LaVake (or Levake) of Alliance (Stark Co.) OH

12-----Thomas Claffey, Jr. b 1859 in Canada


Thomas Claffey’s obit 28 Jun 1888, Acton Free Press, p2, col. 2 mentions daughter Mary Albin of Belleville, Illinois.  This family needs to be researched further to clear up some things that don’t quite fit

01-Thomas Claffey, Catholic, probably from Dublin, Ireland, died in Sharon, PA, buried Newcastle, PA.  Lived in Acton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) from 1850 to 1865.  Called “Black Tom”.  Family legend says he was a railroad worker before coming to USA.  In 1848 he worked for Daniel Sharpe in Orange Co, NY.  Listed on 1850 Rome, NY census as Thomas, Elizabeth and Elizabeth J(ane) Cloffey.

02-Elizabeth “Betsey” Calahan probably married @ 1848 in Orange Co, NY.  She was 6 feet tall, daughter of James Callahan of Rochester, NY.  Her sister was Esther Callahan, also 6 feet tall b 1832, married James Rogan and they lived in New Castle PA on 1871 census, along with Elizabeth Callahan Claffey, age 90.

03-James Claffey was a stone mason and probably worked on canals.

04-Elizabeth Herrman, Catholic, daughter of Sebastian Herrman and Anna Kirch

05 Margaret Claffy and

06-Henrietta Claffy were living with their maternal grandfather, Sebastian Herrmann in Sharon, PA in 1910.

09-Probably Elizabeth J(ane) on 1850 census.  Married a Canadian Mr. Westerman and lives in Canada.

10-Jennie (Sabina) Claffey LaVake had William Stanley @1876 and Lilly @1878.

12-Thomas Claffy, Jr. lived in Sharon, PA

CLAFFY-On Friday, June 13, 1920, at her residence, 246 Carroll St., Brooklyn, Margaret, widow of John Claffy.  Solemn mass of requiem on Tuesday, June 23, at 10 o clock, in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Hlcks and Summit Sts. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Automobile cortege.


Here are the obits for 1) Margaret Claffey Hoffman, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Claffey, and 2) Peter McGowan, husband of Catherine Claffey.  Catherine was also a daughter of Thomas and Margaret.

Mrs. Margaret Hoffman, "widow of Frank [Hoffman, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter McGowan, Highmarket,
but a I few hours after the death of her brother-in-law, Peter Mc-Gowan, the cause of death was bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. Hoffman was formerly Miss Margaret Claffy, daughter of the late. Thomas Claffy. She was born in Highmarket, but since her
marriage had spent most of her life in nearby towns. She 1s survived by one. sister, Mrs. Peter McGowan, Highmarket:
also a nephew, Daniel Claffy, of Lyons Falls, where the body was taken.

Peter Mc-Gowan an aged resident of Highmarket, died at his home Thursday, December 29 at noon. Apoplexy was the cause of his death. He was ill only a couple of days, attending- church the previous Sunday. He was born in Highmarket March 14. 1847, son of the late Mr and Mrs John McGowan. Many years ago he married Miss Catherine Claffy, of Highmarket and he always resided in
this town. He leaves his wife and one brother, N James Mc-Gowan of Lyons Falls, and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral was held from St. Mary's  church, Constableville, Saturday morning at 10:30, Rev. F. P. Diviney officiating.
Burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery. The funeral was in charge of Undertaker C. Trainor.

Mrs. Maria Claffey Minton, 94, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Wright), in
New Haven, Conn. Death was attributed to the infirmities of advanced age.
The body was brought to Lowville to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Ohria Brant. Funeral services were
held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from St. Peter's church, with interment at
Constablevile. Mrs. Minton was born in High market Feb. 5, 1844, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Claffey. When a young woman she was married to Martin
Minton, of Highmarket He died in Houseville 54 years ago. During her active life, Mrs. Minton was a domestic nurse. Until 1933 she resided with Mrs. Brant in this village. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wright of New Haven; Mrs. Brant, of Lowville, and Mrs. William McEntyre, of New Haven; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

In Coxsackie, Green County, NY in 1880 lived Peter Claffy, age 40, laborer, born Ireland and his wife Johannah, age 40 also born Ireland.  Their children were:  George 14, Peter N. 12, Mary A. 10, John W. 8, Sarah (H?) 6, and Margaret

Contributor 8.  Zo Newell page   Lawrence Claffy family of New York
Contributor 11. Dolly Rogers Claffey Family of  St. Lawrence Co., New York
Contributor 12. Barbara Sandberg  Claffy Family of Orange Co. New York
Contributor 13. Robert Peterson  Claffey Family of New York City
Contributor 14.  Carolyn Futrell   Daniel Claffey Family of New York

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