Edward M. Connelly Family

Edward Michael CONNELLY  was born about October 1818 in County Galway, Ireland  to John and Anna CONNELLY. He died 1 May 1910 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Edward married Bridget DOLLY about 1853 in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. She  was born about 1818 and died 19 Oct 1900 in Fairhaven, Whatcom, WA. She was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery but was later reburied at Bay View Cemetery. Edward CONNELLY signed the petition to incorporate the city of Fairhaven in 1890 and served on a committee to outline a plan for the new Assumption Church in 1903.
Obituary of Edward CONNELLY    Obituary of Bridget CONNELLY


  1. Anna CONNELLY, born 4 Dec 1857 in Ireland; died 30 Aug 1926; married (1) Michael PADDEN, Jr. 2 Nov 1877 in Whatcom County, WA. Michael was the son of Michael and Mary (CARBIN) PADDEN. Anna married (2) 27 Jan 1884 Heinrich OESER.

  2. Patrick E. CONNELLY, born 3 Mar 1860 in Tuam, Ireland; died 2 Nov 1950 in Pierce County, WA. He married Elizabeth MURPHY 5 Oct 1891 at New Whatcom, Whatcom, WA. Witnesses were John C. MONAHAN and Maggie CONNELLY. Elizabeth was born June, 1871 in Illinois to Michael and Margaret (O'CONNELL) MURPHY. In 1900 census Patrick is listed as a policeman in Fairhaven with 3 sons: Edward M., Emmett J. (d. 9/10 Apr 1905 of spinal meningitis), and Robert E. Patrick CONNELLY was a signer of the petition to incorporate the city of Fairhaven in 1890.

  3. Bernard CONNELLY, born about 1861/2 in Ireland; died 23 Oct 1889. He was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery but his remains were later reburied in Bay View Cemetery.

  4. Margaret CONNELLY, born about 1864/5 in Pennsylvania and died 23 Dec 1898. She married John Charles MONAHAN 3 Nov 1892 at New Whatcom, Whatcom, WA. Witnesses were T. F. MONAHAN and Annie PADDEN. John was born in NY 20 Jun 1864 to Thomas E. and Jane (BRODY) MONAHAN and died 2 Apr 1915 in Pendleton, OR. He is buried in Bayview Cemetery.  Margaret was interred in Mt. Calvary Cemetery and when that cemetery closed was re-interred at Bayview.

  5. Kate CONNELLY, born about 1866/7 in Pennsylvania; married Samuel A. HOYT.

Submitted by Cathy Padden Atkinson

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