Joseph Patrick ROONEY, son of Michael ROONEY and Maria TRACY.
Born 31 Dec 1855 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died 14 Oct 1921 St. Louis Co., Minnesota, 65 years
The family came from Canada in 1899, according to the 1900 census (under the name "Romney") in Virginia, Minnesota. There were 8 children born of which 8 are alive. The 1910 census says they immigrated in 1898. All eight of the children (one to be born) are listed in the June 1905 Minnesota State census in "Missabe Mountain," St. Louis County, Minnesota. They're in the 1910 census under the name "Romey" in Virginia with nine children (out of 10, one having died). Joseph Patrick is a bartender.
Married 4 May 1886 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (35 years married) to:
Born 20 Oct 1862 Fieldville, Quebec, Canada, died 31 Oct 1940 St Louis County, Minnesota, 78 years
She was living in Virginia, Minnesota in the 1940 census, so presumably died there.
1. Mary Helena ROONEY
Born Jan 1887 Wakefield, Quebec, Canada, died after 1910 United States, at least 23 years
2. Michael Thomas ROONEY
Born 20 May 1888 Farrelton, Quebec, Canada, died 6 Feb 1959 Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota, 70 years
He emigrated to the U. S. in 1898. He's in the 1930 and 1940 census in Virginia, Minnesota, occupation firefighter.
3. Honora Agnes May ROONEY
Born 6 May 1890 Wakefield, Quebec, Canada, died 31 Oct 1981 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, 91 years
4. Ellen Rose ROONEY
Born Mar 1892 Farrellton, Quebec, Canada, died after 1910 United States, at least 18 years
Nellie R is a stenographer in Virginia in 1915. Three of her siblings are also listed.
5. Elizabeth C ROONEY
Born Jun 1894 Farrellton, Quebec, Canada, died after 1910 United States, at least 16 years
6. William Richard ROONEY
Born 9 Jun 1896 Canada, died 13 Jan 1988 North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, 91 years
In the 1920 census, he's in Virginia, St. Louis County, with the family. In 1926 he got married and in 1930 he's in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin with his wife Blanche and niece Elizabeth Jean (or Betty Jane) Larson, born in Wisconsin in 1926. It's possible his wife's maiden name was Larson, or one of four sisters married a Larson, and then she died. In doing searches under the name Larson for his sisters, nothing comes up. In 1940 they're in Milwaukee. And William and Blanche both die in California. He was in the Navy in both world wars.
7. Joseph Patrick Francis ROONEY
Born 28 Aug 1898 Farrellton, Quebec, Canada, died 4 Mar 1979 St Louis County, Minnesota, 80 years
Joseph arrived in the U.S. about 1901.
8. Henry John ROONEY
Born 23 Mar 1900 St Louis County, Minnesota, died after 1918 United States, at least 18 years
Henry was living in Virginia in 1918 when he registered for the WWI draft.
9. Margaret Mary ROONEY
Born 4 May 1906 St. Louis County, Minnesota, died United States