Monday, March 31, 2008

The descendants of Edward Patrick Carroll Sr & Mary De Bow

This is a series of posts to showcase the genealogy of my cousins who are on the East Coast. They are the descendants of my Grandad's brother, Edward Patrick Carroll Sr.

Since my husband & I will be passing through Philadelphia next September ( a family reunion is planned and we will have the chance to meet my kin !), this is the time to spotlight my family. My cousins live throughout PA,NJ,NY, and FL .

Edward Patrick Sr. came from a family of 4 children.
They were the children of John Joseph Carroll( August 15, 1861,Schuylkill Co,PA-March 21,1914,Philadelphia) and Jeannette "Jenny" McEntee (May 2,1862, Phila-July 10,1936 , Phila).

To view past posts with short biographies about John Joseph Carroll and his own siblings, click here.
Another post features some of the fabulous old photos that cousin Gerry sent last summer.A few photos of Edward P Carroll Sr and his family can be seen here .

To return to the parents of Edward Patrick Sr, 4 children were born out of this union :

-John Bernard Carroll Sr ( my Grandad) born March 24, 1888,Phila; died August,3, 1962, San Diego,CA.
-Andrew Martin Carroll born March 9,1890,Phila; died in 1946.
-Edward Patrick Carroll born on January 8, 1892 , Phila; died on July 1,1957 in Paramus,NJ.
-Agnes Carroll ( dates of birth and death not known). She wed Charles Grieb Sr ( date of union unknown).
I have very little information on Andrew Martin Carroll and Agnes Carroll Grieb.If anyone knows members of their families, please drop me an e-mail at barb62(at) or through a comment.

On February 1,1915 Edward married Mary De Bow( November 8, 1894,Phila-21 December,1990, Meadowbrook,PA. )

Edward and Mary De Bow had 2 sons and a daughter

-John Joseph Carroll Jr
-Edward Patrick Carroll Sr
-Mary Irene Carroll
( married name :Maloney)

I'am tracing each of these families down in 3 seperate posts, to not mix everyone up .

Each post includes all known decendants of John Joseph Jr,Edward Patrick Jr and Mary Irene.

I have wanted to keep the privacy for all living members of my family. I have just put the years of birth to avoid confusion between similar named family members.

Please scroll down to find the post concerning your family member: My apologies if I have forgotten anyone, or if I made a mistake in the information. Please let me know at barb92(at) or through a comment. Thanks in advance.

Cheers to all in the family and we will be in Philly in September " with bells on " !!

The family of Mary Irene Carroll & Frederick J Maloney

The third child of Edward Patrick Carroll Sr & Mary De Bow is Mary Irene Carroll.

She was born in Phila, and married Frederick J Maloney Jr, who deceased in 2002 in New Jersey.

Mary Irene Carroll & Frederick J Maloney had three children :

Mary Ellen Maloney; married to Richard Reinthaler .

They have 3 children :

Brian L Reinthaler married to Sara.

Brian and Erica have 2 children :

Anne June

Scott Reinthaler , married to Sarah .

Amy Carroll Reinthaler

Joseph Frederick Maloney married to Katherine Bissell

Joseph and Katherine have 2 children :


Michael E Maloney
married to Marcie Riger.

Michael and Marcie have 4 children :


Just a call for the children or grandchildren of Mary Irene Carroll Maloney:

I have very little biographical or historical information on Mary Irene's life. I would be more than happy to add this information to what Gerry has previously provided me on John Joseph Jr and Edward Patrick Jr.

The family of Edward P Carroll Jr and Marguerite Logue

This is the second son of Edward P Carroll Sr. & Mary De Bow.

Edward Patrick Carroll Jr was born in 1918 at, Phila. For his sponsors at his christening,he had as sponsors my grandparents, John Bernard Carroll Sr and Mary Agnes Hansen.

He was a graduate of St Edward's parochial school in June 1931, and went on to graduate in 1935 from the Northeast Catholic High school.
In October 1939, he was a apprentice machinist at the Frankford Arsenal and worked in the Fire control instrument division as an instrument worker.

Edward was a WWII Veteran who served in the US Navy from 1944-1946, as a Motor Machinist. After the war,Edward returned to the Frankford Arsenal became Director of the Industrial Services Directorate. He was responsible for a workforse of over 2200 workers involved in the manufacture of fire control,artillary case,fuze,small arms and propellant actuated devices.
Edward also was a special assistant to Congressman Joshua Eibert, from 1974-1977.

Edward Patrick Carroll Jr and Marguerite Virginia Logue were married in 1948,
at Holy Name Church in Phila.

Edward & Marguerite have 3 children :

-Marguerite Virginia Carroll married to George Kelly .

George and Marguerite have 2 daughters :

-Patricia Ann Carroll , married to John Leith .

-Edward Patrick Carroll III ,married to Denise Marie Tomes .

Edward and Denise have 2 daughters :


The family of John Joseph Carroll Jr & Geraldine Manning

John Joseph Carroll ( 1916,Phila - 2008,FL )was married to Geraldine Marie "Gerry" Manning (1918,Phila- 2002, FL).

John Jr was a U.S Veteran, having entered the US Army as a private on August 13,1941. He was assigned to Officiers candidate school in August 1943 and commisioned 2nd Lieutenant ,Army Ordnance and corporal Officer on October 31,1943.After several assignments overseas in Australia,New Guinea and the Philipines, John was discharged as a Captain in April 1946.He was recalled to active duty in January 1951 with the Phila Ordnance distict until 1943, then left for Korea in March 1953. John returned to Phila in December 1953.

In civilian life, John worked as a Sales Representaive of Automotive products from 1945-1950;After Korea, he continued to work in several automotive product companies from 1954-Jan 1964. John than worked forthe City of Phila as Safety Officer in the Dep't of Public Property.

This was until his retirement in 1982.

John Joseph Carroll Jr. and Geraldine Marie Manning were married on May 5, 1943 at Saint Joachim's R.C. Church, Phila.

John and Geraldine had 2 children :

-Geraldine Marie "Gerry" Carroll
-John Patrick Carroll

Gerry Carroll is married to William Joseph "Bill "Crowley .
Gerry and Bill have 2 sons :

-Kevin David Crowley, married Arin Manale .
Kevin and Arin have 2 children :

Colin Crowley
Rian Crowley

-Shawn Steven Crowley married to Lora Ann Forscht .

Shawn and Lora have two sons and a daughter :

Cameron Crowley

Devon Crowley

William " Will" Crowley

( Note: Devon & William are twins)

John Patrick Carroll's first wife was Marlene Painz
They have 2 sons :

-Brian Carroll, married to Erica.

Brian and Erica have two children :


-Michael Carroll , married to Bridget Machio .They have a son :

Liam Carroll.

John Patrick Carroll's second union is to Lynn Kiersey.

They have one son :

-Robert "Bob" John Carroll

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The wearing o' the green

Just a note in passing that I have posted some photos of Saturday's Saint Pat's concert in Paris.

This huge combination sports arena and concert hall held 17,000 participants to various artists and dancers from Brittany ( West France),Wales,Scotland, and yes Ireland.

Leaving you with this view of the Coleman Irsh dance company :

They were just so beautiful and talented !

You can see other photos at Home in France , which is my personal blog.

Have a nice day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

James J Carroll and the Molly McGuires

When I made the acquaintance of my cousin Gerry last summer, she passed on several old photos to me.
One of these was a photo of the J.J. Carroll tavern :

If you click
here you can see another post on the tavern. A friend of my friend Rita, did some photo enhancing of this image.

I had just finished reading a book called "Making Sense of the Molly McGuires" by Kenneth Kenny.I highly recommend this book for anyone that has Schuylkill County ancestors and especially miner ancestors.Instead of doing an in-depth critique, I'am sending you to the following link to discover this book.Click HERE to see Making Sense of the Molly McGuires on Google reader.Some parts of the book may not be included, but this will give you the general feel for the book.

I think that Google reader is a nifty tool. Of course, not authors are available here, but it is nice to browse titles of those available.

I was reading the book to learn more about the who were the McGuires and exactly where the violence came from.Having miner ancestors in Shenandoah, I could not deny what a huge impact all this had on my family.

It was a "bonus" in reading this book, to finally learn who the saloon keeper James J Carroll was. A brief run down :

James Carroll was born towards 1837 near Wilkes Barre, in Luzerne County,PA. He was born of parents who immigrated from Ireland;His wife was a member of a large O'Donnell family of Wiggins Patch PA. In 1872, Carroll moved to Tamaqua. He took over the saloon in the photo.He was secretary of a society called the AOH, or the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, in Tamaqua.

He was one of 20 men who were executed for murder. In the case of Carroll, we was charged for the murder of Benjamin Yost, who was a Policeman. The murder of Yost was planned in Carroll's tavern.This took place on July 14,1875 in Tamaqua.

Carroll and four men named Thomas Duffy,Patrick McGehan,James Roarity, and James Boyle were charged with Yost's muder.This was thought up in the Carroll tavern in Tamaqua.
On May 4, 1876, the above mentioned men were set on trial in Pottsville, and on July 22 of the smae year, were found guilty of first degree murder.Carroll and the 4 other men were hung in Pottsville on June 21, 1877.

I encourage those with Schuylkill county ties to read through this book.

Objectively, I do not see a direct link between our Carroll family and James J Carroll. Although, one cannot rule other lines, including distant cousins that I may still ignore.

We do have a member of our family, the son of Andrew & Catherine Carroll, who was also named James ( Big Jim). To add to the confusion, he was said to be pro-Molly McGuire.You can read his biographical information here and find his photo here .

According to our family history, he fled for his(and his family's) life, to live far away in Chicago. What incident could have make him run away with his family ??

These remain our family mysteries...

Have a nice day and Happy ancestor hunting to all.