Patrick and Catherine (Fox) Hennessey, James and Emma (Brasket) Hennessey

P.W.  Hennessy married Kate Fox June 10, 1888, recorded in Jefferson County - JP John Nicholls of Golden performed the ceremony.

William James Hennessy was born in Denver County July 5, 1889.

Patrick proved up  a quarter in 23, 8N 52W in 1914, and cash-claimed one in  33, 6N 50W in 1908.

There's a Patrick W. Hennessey in Esmeralda County, Nevada in 1910, 54, married to Catherine 38, with a son William S. 21 born in Colorado.

Sterling, Colorado Riverside cemetery records have a burial August 1, 1913, with the lot owner Pat Henesey.  Lot 3, space 1, block 5, section 1-72.

 In 1920 Denver Patrick W. Hennessy 71 born in Massachusetts, Katherine 56 born in Scotland have Wm J. Hennessy 30, born in Colorado.

William James Hennessy married Alice Wright Jun 22, 1922, recorded in Jefferson County.

In 1930 Patrick W. and Catherine "Hennesly" are in Denver, and Catherine "Hennesy"  is widowed in 1940 Denver.
William P. Hennessey married Agnes P. Combs February 22, 1930, recorded in Denver. (Probably a different one)

In Denver Fairmount cemetery is a stone "Patrick W. 1854-1935 Catherine 1863-19XX" so maybe Catherine is really buried in Nampa.

William J. Hennessy, born July 5, 1889, died in Nampa Idaho Feb 16, 1962, parents Patrick Hennessy and Catherine Fox.  FindAGrave # 66237762 has him buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa.  William J. 1889-1962, Alice 1886-1961, and Catherine 1856-1958 share a tombstone there.

Chariton Iowa 1952 The marriage of Miss Rosemary Newman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Newman, of Indianola, formerly of Chariton, to William Wright Hennessey of Indianola, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hennessy of Nampa, Ida., took place at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Presbyterian church in Indianola. The Rev. James Angell read the double-ring ceremony.  Mr. Newman gave his daughter in marriage. She wore a white suit with navy accessories. Her flowers were red carnations.  Mrs. John Colbank of Des Moines was matron of honor. She wore a pink suit. Norman E. Miller of Iowa City was best man.  Mrs. Hennessy attended Simpson college and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Mr. Hennessy was graduated from Simpson and is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  After a week's trip the couple will live in Indianola  until fall, when they will be in Percival, where Mr. Hennessy will be coach.


He might be the James - son of Simon and Ellen.

 Aug 27, 1870 - Irish American Newspaper Information Wanted Ads
"Of William Hennessy, a native of Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, who is about 17 years of age. He came to this country in the steamship Columbia in 1868, and went to his uncle's residence at Ottumwa, Iowa. Any information
concerning him will be thankfully received by his brother, Simon Hennessy, at 13 Rose Street, New York City."

In 1870 New York City, Simon Henessey is 36, a hotel waiter, Ellen 30 (or 36) both  born in Ireland, with Jno J. 7 and Mich J. four months, both born in New York.

Simon Hennessey, born in Ireland, was naturalized in Wapello County, Iowa January 21, 1875.

Simon registered to vote in 1886, 1888, 1890, and 1892 in Alameda County, California.

It's not James R. Chambers who claimed 160 acres in section 8, 17, and 18, 10N 48W in January 1890.

1890 San Francisco 

Simon Hennessey (alias James Chambers) filed October 1890 as an invalid for the 1st NJ Cav, and then Ellen Hennessy filed December 1895 for a widow's benefit, both from California.

St. Mary's cemetery has per FindaGrave # 88731938

Birth:  unknown Death:  Nov. 26, 1895  

In 1892 "Ellen Hennessey, as guardian ad litem of Kate Gallivan, charges the latter's guardian, Timothy Regan, with buying land with his ward's money and keeping the title in his own name."

May 1899 San Francisco "McMAHON— In this city. May 3, 1899, Thomas F., beloved husband of Mary A. McMahon. a native of County Clare, Ireland, aged 52 years.  The funeral will take place this day (Saturday), at 1:30 o'clock, from the parlors of J. C. O'Connor & Co., 767 Mission street, thence to St. Peter's Church for services at 2 o'clock. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery"

In 1900 San Francisco, Mary A. McMahon, born March 1858 in New York to Irish parents, is widowed.  She has Mary A.  26, Kate 19, Bessie 18, Thos F. 15, Agnes 9, Loretta 6, Emmet 8, and Frances 4.  All the kids were born in California.

Possible  brother William J. Hennessy

Birth:  Jan., 1882  OBIT DOESN'T MATCH 1880 CENSUS
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Death:  Jul. 14, 1913
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Source of obituary
San Francisco Examiner, Saturday, July 14, 1913, page 4

CA Death Index:
Hennessy, William J., age 31 years, died 6/13/1913 in San Francisco, CA; state file# 20289 

William Justin Hennessey

Interment St. Mary's cemetery, Oakland, California  - NOT IN FINDAGRAVE

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS--Officers and members of San Francisco Council No. 015 are  hereby notified to attend the funeral of our late brother,  William J. Hennessy, today Monday  at 9 a. m.. from his late residence, 1457 Tenth Avenue

In 1900 San Francisco, Ellen Hennessey born Aug 1839 in Ireland, has had ten children, five living.  William J. born February 1880 in Ireland, is with her, and Frank McMahon grandson born August 1894 in California, is with them.

In 1910 San Francisco William J. is 30, Elma S. 25, with a lodger Ambrose F. McMahon 14, and brother Michael J. Hennessy 39.

In 1880 Lincoln, Nebraska, Emma N. Brasket is 13, born in Indiana, daughter of Mary 32 and D.S. Brasket 34.  There's another entry for David S. Brasket 36, and Mary A. 33, and Emma 13.  Siblings Marion A. 11, Rosell 9, Crete 7, and Virgie 1.  David, per one tree, died in 1896 and is buried in California.  In 1900 Mendocino County, Mary Brasket born March 1847 is widowed, with five kids still living - two died. Kearney L. born April 1873 , a day laborer, and Valeria I. Feb 1890, both in Nebraska, are with her. 

Rossell said in a taped interview " There were nine of us. Six boys and three girls. I was next to the last of the family. The youngest girl. There was one boy younger."

SIBLING:  1899 Ukiah, California " Crete Brasket was chosen to barbecue the meat for the 4th."

SIBLING:  .A. Brasket, born May 1867 in Wyoming, is in Humboldt County, California in 1900, a boarder with T.J. and Josephine Hull.  He's in Mendocino County in 1910, still single, married to Henrietta B. in 1920 Mendocino County - he's 51, she's 56.  Henrietta is divorced in 1930 San Francisco.  Marion Arthur Brasket died in Kern County October 31, 1935.

1910 Census

 4   Brasket, Kearney Lacrette     Scotts Valley       37 Farmer              Willits            
64  Brasket, Marion Arthur        Little Lake No. 1   43 Teamster            Willits            
34  Braskett, Kearney Lacrete     Little Lake No. 1   36 Blacksmith          Willits            

1923 Ukiahville, California "RELEASE OF MORTGAGE "T.E. Simonson to Mary N. Brasket, dated March 12, 1923."


In 1870 New York James Hennessey is 26, born in Ireland, single, an iron moulder, in a rooming house.

James Hennessey is 36 in 1880 Saint Joseph, Missouri, widowed, a stone mason born in Ireland, boarding with the large James Long family - also a stone mason.

James P. Hennessey married Emma N. Brasket Dec 22, 1882, recorded in Weld County.

In 1885 Weld County, Jim Hennessy is 40, born in Ireland.  Emma is 18, Indiana.  The households before are E.B. Porter, 38 and L.J. wife.  He's a bathhouse keeper.  Son R.J. is 14.  Next is Allen Draper 24, a ranchman born in Alabama.  Following the Hennesseys are Andrew 23 Germany and Elizabeth Miller 18 Belgium -farming.  Next is A. McMillen, 30, born in Canada, with Lizzie 25 and Arthur 2 Michigan.  A. is a station agent.

Andrew Miller cash-claimed a quarter in 5N 55W in 1886 (now Morgan County) and another in 1891.  There was another claim in 1890 by n Andrew J. Miller in 6N 46W, but that would be far from a "station" - on the Yuma/Phillips County line.

James P. Hennessey cash-claimed 155 acres in 5, 5N 54W (Washington County) and 32, 6N 54W (Logan County) in 1888.

POSSIBLE  In 1900 Barton County Kansas, James Hennessey born August 1845 in Ireland, married two years to Joanna Oct 1866 Indiana.  She's had five children, four living.  Mary E. Hennessey  born March 1899 in Kansas, Lena Herres February 1888 , Frank Herres May 1890 and Henry Herres Nov 1893 , all three Johanna's kids born in Kansas.  -

December 22, 1892 "An infant child of J.M. Herres and wife died at Hoisington last week."

There were two Lena Herres in Great Bend - 1894 

A week later "J.M. Herres and wife desire to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted in the last sad rites of their beloved deceased sister, Lena Herres."

March 1894

February 28, 1895 San Francisco Call "


He Kills His Wife, Daughter and Himself. Hoisington, Kans., Feb. 27. — Crazed with liquor, John M. Herres, a shoemaker, this evening fatally stabbed his wife, killed his daughter Fannie and then committed suicide. A shoeknife was used to commit the crime. Herres, who is a German, kept a small shoeshop and confectionery-store, back of which the family, consisting of the parents and   four  children, lived.  When sober he was quite industrious, but such periods were not frequent. Drink transformed him to a perfect fiend, and upon several occasions previous to to-day fie had driven his family from the house, uttering threats of violence.  Today he was more than ordinarily vicious, and shortly after 5 o'clock started an unprovoked attack upon his wife. With a small knife used in his shoeshop he slashed an ugly, gash in her throat, and ended by stabbing her repeatedly in the breast. Believing her dead Herres attacked Fannie, almost severing her head from her body, and then with the same instrument slashed his own throat from ear to ear, dying almost instantly. The girl is dead and her mother dying. The absence of the three other children doubtless prevented a tragedy of larger proportions.

1895 "Mrs. Herres, of Hoisington, who was so badly cut about the head and neck by her husband some time ago, is able to be up and around."

1906 "Miss Lena Herres and Louise Bowler, of Hoisington, were visiting in the (Walnut Valley) neighborhood a few days."

"Leo Redetzke's father, John L., and H. E. Herris bought the land in May of 1915, and it has since come down the Redetzke family line."

Barton County Gleanings " James HENNESSY, formerly an engineer located at this place but late of Texas, has returned to Hoisington and has his old run again. --" 

In 1910 Hoisington, James is a retired engineer, 64, Anna 44 with stepson Henry Harris 16 a clerk in a general store, and daughter Lelia / Celia ? 4 born in Kansas.

On the same page is Anna Hennessey, 10 born in Kansas, a "daughter  ??" of Wm. A. and Josie Scott.

In 1916 Johanna Hennessey owned a quarter in Barton County, joining land of John Redetzke.

One tree said Mary Elizabeth Hennessey married Howard Finn in 1919,

In 1920 Hoisington, James 75 and Johanna 53 have Mary 20 and Cecilia 13, both born in Kansas.

In 1925 Hoisington James, Johannah, and Cecilia have no occupations.  James said he immigrated in 1849, naturalized in 1867, and came to Kansas from Texas.

In 1930 Johanna is widowed, 63, with daughter Mary Finn, 23, married

James -August 15, 1844-January 20, 1928 and Johanna (Redetzke) Hennessy (1866-1948) are buried in Hoisington.

HOISINGTON - Joyce Lee Jaynes, 78, died May 27 2001 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus in Wichita. She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Hoisington, the daughter of Henry Edward and Ruth Whitcomb Hunt Herres. She married Lloyd L. Jaynes Feb. 12, 1943, in Phoenix, Ariz. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Jaynes was a member of Vine United Methodist Church in Hoisington, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Great Bend Area Panhellenic. Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Craig E. Jaynes of Jamestown, Ohio, and Brent A. Jaynes of Overland Park; two daughters, Jerree Cooper of Hoisington and Leesa Zimmerman of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Ed Herres of Hoisington; and nine grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Hoisington with the Rev.Janet Myers officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery.

Cecilia H. Goodwin born April 13, 1906 in Kansas, died Nov 14, 1991 in Los Angeles, mother's maiden name Redetzke, fathr "Clonmel"

Katherine Hennessey married Elbert E. Smith September 23, 1903, recorded in Denver County,  A.E. Chase, minister, of Glendivery, Colorado performed the ceremony. (Glendevery is in Larimer County. The Laramie River Dude Ranch is located in north central Colorado just a few miles from the Wyoming border. Valley residents call our area Glendevey, Colorado although the Glendevey post office closed nearly fifty years ago. The postal service now uses Jelm, WY to deliver the mail)


The Loveland Reporter Newspaper
Thursday, April 23, 1908, Page 1.

Elbert Smith is Sentenced to the Penitentiary

Elbert Smith, recently found guilty of horse stealing and altering of brands, was sentenced by Judge Gamble in the district court Monday to a term of not less than two nor more than four years in the state penitentiary at Canon City. Judge Gamble, in pronouncing sentence declared to Smith that he believed the jury had returned a just verdict. Smith claimed from the start that he was innocent and that, when the crime of stealing one of the horses was fastened upon him, he said that he took that one, mistaking it for one of his own. The animals belonged to August Brieg, who formerly made his home with the Smiths on the Laramie River, and the family has been known there for many years. The prisoner's father, Joe Smith, now resides in Fort Collins. Elbert has a wife and one child, about three years of age.




In 1910 Forsythe precinct, Rosebud County, Montana, M.C. Smith is 23, married but no spouse.  She has daughters O. Smith 4, born in Colorado and V. Smith two months old, born in Montana.

Mary Catherine Smith, born at Sterling Colorado, widowed, daughter of James P. Hennessy and Emma Nora Brasket, married Charles Maurice Davis, both of Forsyth, Montana June 5, 1911. She was 23, so she would have been born about 1888.  Marriage was recorded in Miles City, Custer County, Montana.

Charles Davis, whose death was briefly mentioned in the last issue of The Mail, was born at Sherwood, Branch county, Michigan, Nov. 28th, 1862, and departed this life at the home near Langdon Oct. 13th, 1924, aged 61 years, 10 months and 16 days.

"Deceased was the son of Oscar and Elizabeth Davis and at the age of sixteen moved with the family from Michigan to Minnesota. He was united in marriage with Almira Coy at Silver Creek, Minn., Jan. 1st, 1882. To this union were born seven children, Frank, the eldest, preceded his father to the grave a year ago, on Oct. 22nd, 1923, at Cedro Wooley (sic), Wash. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and the following children: Floyd E., of Annandale, Mont.; Chas. Morris, who recently returned home from Wyoming; Mrs. Elizabeth Kamhoot of Thurlow, Minn.; Mrs. Mabel Harriman of Greenwood, Neb.; Mrs. Myra Smith of Hamburg, Ia., and Theodore William at home.

"For over a quarter of a century the family of Charles Davis was closely identified with the upbuilding of Eastern Montana, Mr. Davis being a rancher for that period. In 1902, when the eastern half of Montana was divided and Rosebud county organized, Mr. Davis was appointed its first sheriff. He served in that capacity for three years. At that time a rough element of citizenry was prevalent in the mining camps in and near Anaconda and neighboring towns, and Sheriff Davis's fearlessness and zeal for upholding the law proved a valuable asset to the new county of Rosebud. After holding the office of Sheriff for three years Mr. Davis was elected county treasurer of Rosebud county in 1905, and served in that capacity for one term.

"The family moved to Southern Missouri in 1911 and to Hamburg, Iowa, in 1915. In 1919 they came to Atchison county, settling on their farm of 240 acres southeast of Landon.

"For twenty-five years Mr. Davis had been a member of the Masonic fraternity. Testimony of his friends tells of his purpose of right living and right doing, confirmed by the statement of a member of his family, 'Those who knew him best loved him most.'

"The funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 15th, at the home, by Rev. C. F. Jenkins, interment taking place at Hunter cemetery."  # 67993135

Charles M. Davis, divorced, married Hazel F. Jensen July 14, 1928 in Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana. Charles M. 1888-1951 is buried in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Mary C. Hennessey, 38 , married Sam Courtney, 36 in Fort Collins Dec 15, 1926.

In 1930 Ventura County, California, are Mary 44, and Sam 41 Courtney (he was born in Scotland).  Her father was born in Northern Ireland, mother in Indiana.  She was first married at 19 - that would be about 1905.

In 1940 Los Angeles County, Sam is a carpenter, 48, born in Scotland, Katherine 51 Colorado, with Mary 16 and Helen 13, both born in Colorado.

Oral Interview March 8, 1979

Edna Denham Interviewer: Alice Clark

Edna Denham B. October 23, 1907  Albany, Wyoming

Husband: Arthur Denham

Deceased parents: John and Rosell McLennan

Well, I was born up on a ranch out of Albany, in Albany County, Wyoming. My mother was Rosell Brasket McLennan. And Dad was John McLennan. He was born in Scotland and was brought here when he was three years old, to the United States. He was a freighter from the north. I think Minnesota. And then that was when he met my mother, and they were married in Nebraska. And they moved to Laramie. See, Albany is only about 45 miles out of Laramie. We lived on the ranch there until I was about five. Then we moved to Laramie where I went to school most of the time that I went to school. I finished school out in a little logging camp in California. Tehachapi, California. Then later, wemoved back to Wyoming and there I met Art and we were married here in Fort Collins, in 1926.



GRACE EMILY YOUNG born, July 4 1883, at Sheldon, la., married, March 2 1902, Kearney LaCrete Brasket, at Willits, Calif, and lives at Stevenson, Calif. Seven children, all born in Humbolt County, Calif. (Mrs. K. L. Brasket).

i. Mary Cecilia, b. May 2 1906, md. Aug. 11 1923, Lloyd Mount Joy Sawyer and lives in Humbolt Co., Calif. Five children: Lucine Goldie, b. Apr. 11 1924; Lorin Ellis, b.Dec. 6 1927; Leland Marvin, b. Nov. 18 1928; Joy Estelle, b. Feb. 3 1930; and Dora Jane Sawyer, b. Nov. 21 1939-

ii. Alice Lucille, b. Sept. 20 1908, at Fortuna, Calif., md. June 24 1930, Leonard Monroe Whitlow, at Fortuna. Two children: Leonard Veldon, b. March 11 193 1, and Ardis Elaine Whitlow, b. Aug. 27 1934.

iii. Arthur Eugene, b. July 30 1910, d. Sept. 30 1917.

iv. Kenneth LaCrete, b. Feb. 7 1917, at Fortuna, Calif.

v. Eva, b. Oct. 24 1919, d. Dec. 4 1919.
vi. Edith, twin of Eva, d. Oct. 25 191 9, at Fortuna, Calif,
vii. Clyde Emile, b. Oct. 7 1920, at Fortuna, Calif.

Ukiah Daily Journal, California Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 9, 1988 at 1 p.m. at the Laytonville Fire Hall for Kennith LaCrete Brasket, 70, who died Dec. 30 in a Ukiah hospital. Officiating will be Jack Campbell. Private inurnment will be at Willits Cemetery, arrangements by Ankcr-Luicier Mortuary. Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Fortuna; Brasket was a Branscomb resident his adult life, coming to this community from Fortuna. He was a timber faller employed by Luber Logging Co, and was a caretaker for Dottie Jack and Cliff Johnson of Jackson Valley. He served in U.S. Navy during World War II. Surviving him are three children, Dennis Brasket of Laytonville, Richard Brasket of Alaska, and Carla Knight of Willits; 17 grand- children; -five-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer Disease Foundation.




There's a James P. Hennessey 1881-1951 and Roberta 1864-1917 buried in Pueblo Colorado. - this one is too young to be the 1888 one.

Lincoln Nebraska 1964 Mr. and Mrs. Clement R. Paswaters of Rt. 5 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14 with a family dinner at their home. Present were the couple’s sons-in-law and daughters, Messrs. and Mmes. James Hennessey of Pueblo, Colo.,

The Platte County Nebraska one born in 1878 is also too young

James Patrick Hennessy, was born in Lost Creek Township February 25, 1878. He is the son of John and Mary Ann Francis Hennessy. John Hennessy was born in County Kerry, Ireland, October 14, 1839, and died June 26, 1921, at Platte Center, Nebraska. Mary Hennessy was born May 17, 1848, also in County Kerry, Ireland, and died May 15, 1914, at Platte Center.

James Hennessy had thirteen brothers and sisters. Mary Jane Hennessy, who was Mrs. Henry Burke, died in Platte Center in 1935. Margaret is married to T. H. Gleason. William P. Hennessy is married to Margaret MacEvoy. Robert died at the age of three months. Nora is married to Patrick H. Roberts. John died in infancy. Katheryn, who was Mrs. John R. Cooney, died July 6, 1937. Edward died at the age of three. Josephine is married to James G. Lee. Rose Ann died at the age of six, Thomas at the age of five. Gertrude Hennessy died in Columbus, September 6, 1938. Leo Francis Hennessy is married to Katheryn Considine.

Mr. Hennessy attended St. Joseph's Parochial School and School District 24. On June 15, 1921, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Platte Center, he was married to Margaret Elena Gleeson, daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth Curran Gleeson. Mr. and Mrs. Hennessy have one son, James Francis, who was born March 12, 1927. James Francis attended St. Joseph's School and the District 24 High School. A daughter, Mary Margaret, was born August 5, 1923; and died September 19, 1923.

Mr. Hennessy, a farmer, has always been active in community circles. He is a member of the Catholic Church and was formerly a member of the Knights of Columbus. Politically, he is a Democrat.


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