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John Austin Vahey

Male 1899 - 1953  (53 years)


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  • Name John Austin Vahey 
    Born 05 Aug 1899  Brickens, Ballyhaunis District, County Mayo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  14 Grape Street, Manchester, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 8 May 1953 
    Informant: E. Fletcher, Occupier 
    Cause: L.A. Myocardial Degeneration, Spastic Paraplegia 
    Died 8 May 1953  Newholme, Nell Lane, Withington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I believe this was the Withington Hospital, on the site of the old Chorlton Barlow Moor Work House.
    Person ID I2451  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2017 

    Father Anthony Vahey,   b. 1 Nov 1865, Brickins, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1941, Royal Infirmary, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Winifred McGarry,   b. Abt 1873, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1944  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 12 May 1898  Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Aug 1899 - Brickens, Ballyhaunis District, County Mayo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1953 - Newholme, Nell Lane, Withington Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1911 Irish Census - Winnifred Vahey and Family
    1911 Irish Census - Winnifred Vahey and Family
    The 1911 Irish Census shows Winnifred Vahey (age 38, a farmer, born County Mayo, head of household) living with her two children: John Vahey (age 12), and Delia Vahey (age 11). Winnifred has been married for 14 years, which coincides approximately with 12 May 1898 marriage date. The ages for John and Delia correspond with other records, but where is John's twin Mary? The census record shows Winnifred has had two children, both living.

    Residence shown as House 11, Brickeens, Bekan Civil Parish, Culnacleha District Electoral Divison.

    Census from the Irish Family History Federation.
    Mary Catherine Vahey - Born 5 Aug 1899
    Mary Catherine Vahey - Born 5 Aug 1899
    Civil birth record. Born 5 Aug 1899, in the Ballyhaunis District, County Mayo. Father: Anthony Vahey; Mother: Winifred McGarry. Gender incorrectly shown as male. Notes indicate: "E.Kate/Catherine. twin of John Austin. Margaret McGarry 'present at birth.'"

    Irish Family History Foundation
    1901 Irish Census - Thomas Vahey and Family
    1901 Irish Census - Thomas Vahey and Family
    The 1901 Irish census shows Thomas Vahey (farmer, age 80, Roman Catholic, born in County Mayo) living with his wife Bridget [Curly] Vahey (age 75). With them is their son Anthony (age 34, shown as a "farmer's son"), daughter-in-law Winefred Vahey (age 26), and granddaughers Delia (age 6 months) and Mary (age 2) and grandson John (age 2). They are living at house 13, Brickeens, Bekan Civil Parish, County Mayo.
    Death Certificate - Anthony Vahey
    Death Certificate - Anthony Vahey
    Died 1 August 1941 in Royal Infirmary, Manchester. Age 75 years, formerly a scaffolder's labourer, cause of death septicaemia and epididymo-orchitis (with orchidectomy). Certified by F.S.A. Doran, FRCS. Informant John Vahey, son - living at same address (5 Sackville Street, Salford 3).
    John Vahey - 1939 Register
    John Vahey - 1939 Register
    The 1939 Register, taken on 29 September 1939, provides a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Details of around 40 million people were recorded in in more than 65,000 volumes (transcript books).

    The Register shows John Vahey, DOB 7 AUG 1899 (corrected from 7 AUG 1906) living at 14 Grape Street, Manchester. He is single, and a labourer - builders.
    John Vahey Death Certificate - 8 May 1953
    John Vahey Death Certificate - 8 May 1953
    Occupation - General Labourer. Age 53. Died of left atrial (l.a.) myocardial degeneration and spastic paraplegia. The informant was E. Fletcher, Occupier

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Family Search Website, (http://www.familysearch.com), Film 101259, Volume 4, Page 78, Digital GS 4195895, Image 00080 (Reliability: 3), Apr-June 1898 Quarter.
      Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958