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Ireland  James  Duffy

  (1827 (?)Ireland  - December 12, 1890 (?)Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA )  
Age: 67

James Duffy was born 1827 (?) in Ireland. James Duffy was the child of

He married  Mary Ann Woodburn .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Mary Ann Woodburn  was born 1832 in Ireland .  She died May 29, 1912 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA . 

James Duffy died December 12, 1890 (?) in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA.

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Occupation: Shoemaker

Born in Donegal, Ireland

All information is spotty. The James Duffy who was married to Mary Ann Woodburn can be found with wife and 4 children in the 1870 Cuyahoga Falls, Summitt county, Ohio, USA census. In the 1870 census, he is 43 and a shoemaker. In the 1880 census, same place, Mary Ann (as Marian) is still married, but no James (because James is in the Cleveland census in an asylum suffering from mania. This was probably due to diabetis. By the 1900 census, he is back home and says that he was born in Ireland in March of 1827 and aged 73 (so matches all his previous years of birth given in the censuses of 1827). Mary says she was born in July of 1832 in Ireland. Interestingly, Isaac says he came to the States in 1880, which would explain why he wasn't in the 1870 census with his parents. Frederick says he emigrated in 1864 to the USA. James and Mary Ann seem confused as they say they emigrated to the US in 1850, but have only been in the US 36 years (which = 1864). They also say they have been married 50 years and have had 6 children, all surviving.
This from the Ohio death records on the LDS site. Mary Ann died May 28, 1912 and Isaac died February 20, 1917. There is a plaque for James and Mary and sons Isaac and Frederick in the Oakwood cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit county, Ohio (which is logical, for that is where they lived from 1864 until their deaths - except for Isaac).
Evidence is circumstantial - both James and Mary were sponsors for the 1840 baptism of ELiza's first child, and were witnesses at Eliza Duffy (McVey's) 1853 re-marriage to Daniel Thompson in Bytown (after her first husband William McVey's early death in 1850). This was from Daphne’s Forum email in July 2011 on
It makes sense because one of the sons of Mary Anne and James Duffy were named Andrew Cochran Duffy, b. 1860. I believe that Mary Anne died shortly after his birth.

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James Duffy married Ireland Mary Ann Woodburn-- Place: 

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Canada/New France William Arthur Duffy (August 12, 1881 , St. George Ward, Ottawa Carlton, Ontario, Canada - July 26, 1938, Farm Poimt at Meech Lake Creek in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)

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1827 (?)

Invention1829 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)

News1839 - January 6 – Night of the Big Wind: Ireland is struck by the most damaging cyclone in 300 years.

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Invention1841 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

Invention1842 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)

Invention1843 - The Christmas card is invented (John Callcott Horsley, England)

News1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
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Invention1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, United States)

News1848 - July 29 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

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Invention1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)

Invention1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)

Invention1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)

Invention1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)

Invention1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)

News1869 - The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - March 20, 1869

News1869 - A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
"Vive la Republique!
"The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on that day she will be shot. She seldom gives a chance. The opportunity won't be lost!

News1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News1870 - In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - May 14, 1870

World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

News1871 - It is a curious fact, demonstrated by a recent British census, that the population of Ireland is actually less than the number of Irish who are now in the United States.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 8, 1871

Invention1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).

March 7, 1876

Invention1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more incredibl...Read MORE...

Invention1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater, and...Read MORE...

Invention1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

Invention1884 - The roller coaster (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)

News1887 - The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.
He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; there have been evicted for non-payment of rent, 3,365,000; and there emigrated, 4,185,000.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 4, 1887

News1887 - Michael Davitt is credited with the positive assertion that Ireland will have home rule within three years.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - January 8, 1887

News1888 - About five thousand immigrants arrived in New York on the 9th, about one-half the number coming from Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 16, 1888

News1889 - At Clongorey, Ireland, thirteen tenants were evicted from their holdings on the 29th ult.,
and after the tenants had been driven from the houses twelve of the buildings were destroyed by the agent.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - April 6, 1889

Invention1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)

December 12, 1890 (?)
Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, USA

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