Owen McLaughlin, II (1863 - 1931)

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Managed by: Richard Norton
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About Owen McLaughlin, II

Owen McLaughlin II (1863-1931) Emigrated from Ireland to USA around 1883; Owner of Coal and Ice Delivery Business in Jersey City, New Jersey (b. July 1863, Ballinalee, County Longford, Ireland - d. March 29, 1931, 5:40 am, Polyclinic Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Parents: Bridget and Owen McLaughlin I (c1840-?).

Birth: Owen was born in County Longford, Ireland in July of 1863.

Emigration: He emigrated to the US around 1883 with his brother: James McLaughlin I (c1875-?).

Marriage: Owen married Margaret Agnes Conboy (1866-1951) around 1890 or 1891 and the oral tradition has been that they were married at Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral in Manhattan, New York but no record has not been found. It is possible they were married at St. Patricks in Jersey City.

Children: Owen and Margaret had the following children: James Alyosius McLaughlin (1892-1964) who never married; Katherine Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989) who married William Thomas Rankin I (1890-1970); Margaret Mary McLaughlin (1897-1985) aka Marge McLaughlin, who married Christopher Aloysius Enright I (1888-1980); and Grace McLaughlin (1899-?).

Jersey City, New Jersey: In 1890-1892 they were living at 105 Danforth Avenue in Jersey City and in 1893 they had moved to 532 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. Owen worked as a laborer until the year 1900, when he started a coal and ice delivery business in Jersey City. In 1900 he was living at 152 McAdoo Avenue in Jersey City. In the 1910 US Census he was indexed as "Owen Mcloughlin". On August 07, 1910 he returned to New York from a trip to Ireland aboard the ship "Celtic". He was still living at 152 McAdoo Avenue in 1917 when his son registered for the draft.

Death: Owen was living at 28 McAdoo Avenue in Jersey City when he died of shock during ulcer surgery at the Polyclinic Hospital in New York in 1931. His death certificate was number "9078", and he was 67 years old.

Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City on April 01, 1931. In the family plot are his wife Margaret, and son James. Also buried there are his wife's father, James Conboy (1837-1902); and his wife's brother, Patrick Conboy (1864-1927).

Memories of Owen McLaughlin: Christopher Aloysius Enright II (1927- ) remembers that: "He lived in New York and he would row across the Hudson River to work in Bayonne for a coal dealer. He left the coal business to become a motorman for the trolley. When he married Margaret he started his own coal business. He would take empty sacks and fill them from a chute on the back of the wagon and carry them on his back, and empty them into the coal chute that led to the customer's basement. When Owen died his brother Jimmy took over the business. Owen would always send a few dollars home to Ireland and his daughter, my mother, would write the letters. She remembered sending the money to Ballinalee, County Longford, Ireland."

Thomas Patrick Norton II (1920- ) remembers that: "He had a coal business in Jersey City and he would deliver coal to my house. I would watch them load the bags into the basement. My father made me count the bags they dumped into our coal bin, even though he was family."

Relationship: Owen McLaughlin II (1863-1931) was married to the first cousin, three times removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Source: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 15, 2003.

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Owen McLaughlin, II's Timeline

1863
March, 1863
Ireland
1892
1892
Age 28
1893
September 22, 1893
Age 30
Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA
1897
March 22, 1897
Age 34
Jersey City, NJ, USA
1931
March 29, 1931
Age 68
New York, New York, NY, USA
1931
Age 67
Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA
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