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Charles Lafferty

Male 1867 - 1936  (69 years)


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  • Name Charles Lafferty 
    Birth 11 Aug 1867  Ballymetumbah, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Ward 30, district 771, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Enumerated 6 Jun, resided 2622 Catherine St, visit 148, family 169:
      Charles Lafferty - age 33, head, b. 18 May 1867 Ireland, m. 13 years, laborer, 13 yrs in US, year of immigration "13", owned home
      Bridget - age 31, wife, b. 8 Aug 1868 Ireland, m. 13 years, 5 ch born, 4 living, 13 yrs in US, year of immigration "13"
      John - age 11, son, b. 11 Sep 1888 PA
      Annie - age 9, daughter, b. 19 Jul 1890 PA
      Joseph - age 5, son, 21 Jul 1895 PA
      Charles - age 3, son, b. 9 May 1898 PA
    Census 1910  Ward 26, district 712, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Resided 618 So. Taney, visit 102, family 108:
      Charles Lafferty - age 44, head, b. Ireland, m. 22 yrs, railroad engine hostler, immigrated 1887
      Bridget - age 45, wife, b. Ireland, m. 22 yrs, 4 ch, immigrated 1887
      John F. - age 21, son, b. PA, single, wagon driver
      Anna - age 19, daughter, b. PA, single, dry-goods sales girl
      Joseph A. - age 14, son, b. PA, single, wagon driver
      Charles Jr. - age 12, son, b. PA, single,
    Census 1920  Ward 30, district 1001, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Enumerated 7 Jan, resided 2615 Bainbridge street, visit 142, family 165:
      Charles Lafferty - age 53, head, married, imm. 1887, naturalized 1894, b. Ireland, railroad engine hostler
      Bridget - age 53, wife, married, imm. 1887, naturalized 1894, b. Ireland
      John F. - age 32, son, single, b. PA, ice company dealer
      Anna - age 28, daughter, single, b. PA, dep't store saleslady
      Joseph I. (or J) - age 24, son, single, b. PA, city gov't patrolman
      Charles McBride - age 16, nephew, single, b. PA, ice company helper
    Census 1930  Ward 30, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PA 
    • Enumerated 12 Apr, resided 2615 Bainbridge st, visit 264, family 264:
      Charles Lafferty - age 65, head, owns home - value $4500, b. Irish Free State, m. at age 28, railroad engineer, imm. 1887
      Bridget - age 65, wife, b. Irish Free State, m. at age 28, imm. 1887
      Joseph - age 35, son, single, b. PA, contractor carpenter
      Charles - age 32, son, widowed, b. PA, park guard
      John - age 10, grandson, b. PA
      Anna - age 8, granddaughter, b. PA
      Mary - age 6, granddaughter, b. PA
      Mildred - age 4, granddaughter, b. PA
      James - age 2, grandson, b. PA
    Death 3 Dec 1936  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burial 7 Dec 1936  Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Charles gave his birth place as 'Ballymetumbah' Ireland in three places in his Naturalization paperwork signed on 18 Feb 1910. His petition was approved, his Oath of Allegiance declared, and the Certificate of Naturalization (No. 145083) was issued on 29 Aug 1910.

      Ballymultimber is 331 acres in County Londonderry, or Derry, one of two most northern counties, on the coast of Lough Foyle. (Thanks to John McKenna, a cousin of Jack Lafferty who is a great-grandson of Charles Lafferty, for providing maps of the area.)

      Charles Lafferty's birthdate was given as 18 May 1867 in the 1900 census where, in addition to the usual month and year, the enumerator wrote the exact day above the month. However, the dates given in the census are contradicted in his Naturalization paperwork where it is given as 11 Aug 1867. As helpful as the census enumerator was, I'm using the date from the Naturalization papers because they were given in an affidavit signed by Charles. (It is also still possible that the census was correct, that there were two Charles Laffertys born in the same year and the Naturalization papers do not belong to this one. I've not completely sorted this out yet and hope to find more information.)

      He was aged 28 at his marriage according to the 1930 census where his age is given as 65. Philadelphia marriage records gives his marriage year as 1887. His birth date is about 1859 according to his age at marriage, about 1865 according to his age given in the 1930 census.

      Charles resided at 2622 Kansas St., 30th Ward, in 1894 at the death of his son Charles. The death certificate doctor was C. G. Polk, residing at 2219 Catherine St. In the 1900 census Charles and Bridget lived at 2622 Catherine St. (I'm interested to know whether the name of Kansas st was changed to Catherine st between 1894 and 1900. The residence number being the same, it's possible Charles and Bridget hadn't moved at all.)

      His death certificate states Charles was born in Ireland, was a widower, his wife's name Bridget Lafferty, and his occupation was given as Hostler for P.R.R. It gives his residence as 2615 Bainbridge and the informant was Charles A. Lafferty at the same address. It gives his parents' names as John Lafferty and Mary Payne.
      .....
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
      Ship Furnessia - departed Glasgow Scotland and Moville Ireland, arrived NYC 23 May 1887

      p03 109 "Bernd" Lafferty - age 18, male, laborer, steerage III, 1 bag
      p03 137 Patrick McBride - age 19, male, laborer, steerage IV, 1 bag
      p04 152 Hugh McBride - age 21, male, laborer, steerage IV, 1 bag
      p07 332 Charles Lafferty - age 20, male, laborer, steerage I, 1 bag
      p08 362 "Bridt" McBride - age 20, female, nil (no occ), steerage III, 1 bag
      p08 373 Sarah McBride - age 14, female, nil (no occ), steerage III, 1 bag

      The same ship arrived in NYC Nov 15 1887 from Glasgow and Moville and the passenger manifest filled out by the Master John Heddeswick includes:

      p01 025 Mr. McBride - age 44, clergyman, Saloon compartment, 7 pcs of luggage

      Miss McBride - age 27, lady, Saloon compartment, 7 pieces of luggage
      .....
      Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958, Co Strabane, 1867:
      Charles Lafferty
      Alexander Lafferty
      John James Lafferty
      Susan Lafferty
      Theresa Lafferty
      .....
      Holy Cross Cemetery
      Charles M Lafferty - d. 8 Feb 1906
      [Painter, born DE, son of Daniel Lafferty, resided 2541 Brown st, relationship to this family unknown]
    Person ID I18996  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2020 

    Father John Lafferty,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Payne,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bridget McBride,   b. 8 Aug 1868, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Dec 1934, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Marriage 1887  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Philadelphia Marriage index: Charles Lafferty married Bridget McBride in 1887, license #14628
    Children 
     1. John F. Lafferty,   b. 11 Sep 1888, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jan 1947, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years)
     2. Annie B. Lafferty,   b. 19 Jul 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Nov 1959, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
     3. Charles Lafferty,   b. Nov 1892, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Aug 1894, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. Joseph A. Lafferty,   b. 20 Feb 1895, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 May 1940, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years)
     5. Charles A. Lafferty,   b. 9 May 1897, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1937, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
    Family ID F8753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 7 Dec 1936 - Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Death
    Lafferty-Charles d1936
    Lafferty-Charles d1936

    Immigration
    Lafferty-Charles Declaration of Intention 1907
    Lafferty-Charles Declaration of Intention 1907
    Lafferty-Charles Oath of Allegiance 1910
    Lafferty-Charles Oath of Allegiance 1910
    Lafferty-Charles Petition for Naturalization 1910
    Lafferty-Charles Petition for Naturalization 1910

  • Sources 
    1. [S198] 1900 Census.

    2. [S17] Vital Records, Death certificate, 1891.