Michael Ward RooneyAge: 7418441918

Name
Michael Ward Rooney
Given names
Michael Ward
Surname
Rooney
Birth January 25, 1844 29 29
Ireland

Birth of a brotherJohn Rooney
1845 (Age 11 months)

Death of a brotherJohn Rooney
1847 (Age 2)
Atlantic Ocean

Note: DI657
Death of a motherEllen Ward
about 1847 (Age 2)
Ireland

Marriage of a parentThomas RooneyBridget BrownView family
Type: Religious marriage
October 11, 1856 (Age 12)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Death of a paternal grandfatherMichael (Daddy Mick) Rooney
January 12, 1857 (Age 12) Age: 74
Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can

Source: St Camillus Cemetery, Farrellton, Quebec. Grave markers.
Burial of a paternal grandfatherMichael (Daddy Mick) Rooney
January 1857 (Age 12)
Farrellton, Quebec, Can

Note: XI36
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann Rooney
April 4, 1858 (Age 14)
Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Baptism of a half-sisterMary Ann Rooney
April 18, 1858 (Age 14)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Note: Sponsors: Denis Morris and Ellen Tracy
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Patrick Rooney
February 11, 1860 (Age 16)
Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can

Baptism of a half-brotherJohn Patrick Rooney
March 11, 1860 (Age 16)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Note: Sponsors: Hugh Rooney and Mary Rooney
Birth of a half-brotherPeter Rooney
January 13, 1862 (Age 17)
Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Baptism of a half-brotherPeter Rooney
January 14, 1862 (Age 17)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Note: Sponsors: Peter Collins and Winiferd Brown
Birth of a half-sisterWinnifred Sophia Rooney
August 3, 1864 (Age 20)
Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Baptism of a half-sisterWinnifred Sophia Rooney
August 14, 1864 (Age 20)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Note: Sponsors: Michael Rooney and Catherine Rooney
Birth of a half-brotherThomas James Rooney
July 3, 1866 (Age 22)
Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Baptism of a half-brotherThomas James Rooney
July 24, 1866 (Age 22)
Farrellton, Quebec, Canada

Source: Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Note: Sponsors: James Rooney and Elizabeth Rooney
Death of a half-sisterMary Ann Rooney
August 21, 1870 (Age 26)

Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann Rooney
September 1, 1871 (Age 27)
Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN

Death of a paternal grandmotherCatherine (Mammy Kitty) Caulfield
February 17, 1875 (Age 31)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Burial of a paternal grandmotherCatherine (Mammy Kitty) Caulfield
February 1875 (Age 31)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Death of a half-brotherPeter Rooney
about 1885 (Age 40)

Marriage of a half-siblingHugh M RooneyWinnifred Sophia RooneyView family
July 17, 1888 (Age 44)
Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN

Marriage of a half-siblingJohn Patrick RooneyMary Ester BatterburyView family
February 22, 1892 (Age 48)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

MarriageMargaret MurphyView family
April 14, 1896 (Age 52)
Eden Valley, Meeker Co, MN

Death of a fatherThomas Rooney
April 23, 1897 - Fri evening (Age 53) Age: 83
Bangor Twsp, Pope Co, MN

Address: Died at home: Bangor, Pope, MN
Cause: cancer in the throat
Publication: Pope County Tribune, MN Newspaper
Date of entry in original source: April 30, 1897
Burial of a fatherThomas Rooney
April 1897 (Age 53)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Note: XI125
Birth of a son
#1
Francis Joseph Rooney
January 29, 1898 (Age 54)
Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN

Baptism of a sonFrancis Joseph Rooney
February 2, 1898 (Age 54)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Genevieve Rooney
January 13, 1900 (Age 55)
Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN

Baptism of a daughterMary Genevieve Rooney
January 21, 1900 (Age 55)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Birth of a son
#3
Ambrose Michael Rooney
May 4, 1902 (Age 58)
Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN

Baptism of a sonAmbrose Michael Rooney
May 9, 1902 (Age 58)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Birth of a daughter
#4
Helene Bernadette Rooney
September 1, 1904 (Age 60)
Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN

Baptism of a daughterHelene Bernadette Rooney
September 4, 1904 (Age 60)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Note: Sponsors: James D Rooney, Mary Cashman
Death December 12, 1918 (Age 74)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Burial December 14, 1918 (2 days after death)
Padua, Stearns Co, MN

Family with parents - View family
father
Thomas Rooney
Birth: March 17, 1814 31 30Athlone, Roscommon Co, Ireland
Death: April 23, 1897Bangor Twsp, Pope Co, MN
mother
Ellen Ward
Birth: about 1815
Death: about 1847Ireland
 
Marriage:   — Ireland
Michael Ward Rooney
Birth: January 25, 1844 29 29Ireland
Death: December 12, 1918Padua, Stearns Co, MN
23 months
younger brother
John Rooney
Birth: 1845 30 30
Death: 1847Atlantic Ocean
Father’s family with Bridget Brown - View family
father
Thomas Rooney
Birth: March 17, 1814 31 30Athlone, Roscommon Co, Ireland
Death: April 23, 1897Bangor Twsp, Pope Co, MN
step-mother
Bridget Brown
Birth: June 6, 1823Kilgarvan Par, Co Mayo, Irl
Death: August 22, 1922Bangor Twsp, Pope Co, MN
 
Marriage: October 11, 1856Farrellton, Quebec, Canada
18 months
half-sister
Mary Ann Rooney
Birth: April 4, 1858 44 34Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
Death: August 21, 1870
22 months
half-brother
John Patrick Rooney
Birth: February 11, 1860 45 36Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Death: September 25, 1942
23 months
half-brother
Peter Rooney
Birth: January 13, 1862 47 38Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: about 1885
3 years
half-sister
Winnifred Sophia Rooney
Birth: August 3, 1864 50 41Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: May 16, 1942Bangor Twsp, Pope Co, MN
23 months
half-brother
Thomas James Rooney
Birth: July 3, 1866 52 43Wakefield Twsp, Gatineau Co, Quebec, Can
Death: July 1934
5 years
half-sister
Mary Ann Rooney
Birth: September 1, 1871 57 48Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: June 25, 1963Glenwood, Pope Co, MN
Family with Margaret Murphy - View family
Michael Ward Rooney
Birth: January 25, 1844 29 29Ireland
Death: December 12, 1918Padua, Stearns Co, MN
wife
Margaret Murphy
Birth: April 13, 1861Ottawa, Can
Death: December 20, 1948Padua, Stearns Co, MN
 
Marriage: April 14, 1896Eden Valley, Meeker Co, MN
22 months
son
Francis Joseph Rooney
Birth: January 29, 1898 54 36Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: October 19, 1956Padua, Stearns Co, MN
23 months
daughter
Mary Genevieve Rooney
Birth: January 13, 1900 55 38Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: September 16, 1960
2 years
son
Ambrose Michael Rooney
Birth: May 4, 1902 58 41Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: June 22, 1975Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN
2 years
daughter
Helene Bernadette Rooney
Birth: September 1, 1904 60 43Raymond Twsp, Stearns Co, MN
Death: September 8, 1997San Rafael, CA

 
Shared note
(Medical):Michael Rooney was born in Ireland. His mother died in Ireland while Michael was an infant. When he was three years of age his father, Thomas Rooney and an Aunt, Katherine Rooney, brought him to Wakefield Township, Quebec, Canada. His father was employed in the woods near Ottawa, Canada for about seventeen years. He decided to take up farming and heard there was much land being given away in the United States and in 1855 he removed to New York City and a few years later to St Anthony, MN where he was employed until about 1863 when they came to Stearns county and settled on a homestead in Raymond township. Thomas Rooney and his son Michael Rooney took adjoining claims and during the winter Thomas Rooney went to live at the home of his son. A claim jumper came through the country and finding the log cabin un-occupied move his family in and laid claim to the property. In 1872, the grasshoppers came and destroyed all the crops and Michael Rooney left his father on his homestead and went to Montana to hunt buffalo. The hides were worth $30 each and the government granted them permission to shoot a certain number. In 1896, Michael Rooney and Margaret Murphy were united in marriage at the Assumption Church in Eden Valley. Margaret was born in Ottawa, Canada of a family of eight children. To Michael and Margaret were born four children that eventually lived on their own farms in Raymond township near Padua, MN. The Rooney families were the first to settle in Raymond Township. They erected a church and a school building in Padua. The original church structure was sold to Michael Rooney and a new church was erected in 1886. (This church burned down in 1943 and the present church was then built). Michael Rooney served on the school board and as assessor for several years. He died in 1918, at age 74 years, and is buried in St Anthony's cemetery at Padua. Cause of death: Dispepsia causa mortis.