John Patrick ROONEY, son of Thomas ROONEY and Bridget BROWN.
Born 11 Feb 1860 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can, died 25 sep 1942 Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota, 82 years, buried Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA
John P. Rooney's naturalization record is at the Pope County courthouse, date 29 march 1897. He was at one time a Pope County commissioner and, according to Ambrose Gaffaney, had a wry sense of humor.
The Minnesota death record on Family Search has his birth year as 1858.
They were farming in Grove Lake in 1910.
Married 22 Feb 1892 Padua, Stearns Co, MN (50 years married) to:
Mary Ester BATTERBERRY
Born 15 sep 1864 Kandiyohi Co, MN, died 18 Jan 1961 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, 96 years
1. Peter ROONEY
Born 18 Mar 1893 Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, USA, died 30 Jan 1896 Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, USA, 2 years, buried Feb 1896 Padua, Stearns Co, MN
Glenwood Herald, February 7, 1896:
"Died, Peter, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Rooney, on Thursday, January 30, in the town of Bangor, after an illness of about a week. Pete was an unusually active and healthy boy of this age and his death will be a great surprise to his numerous friends, and a sad loss to the grief-stricken parents who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community."
Cause of death: Sore throat.
2. Constant Mark ROONEY
Born 12 Aug 1893 New York, died 4 Dec 1972 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 79 years
Constant was living on the farm with his parents in 1930, and in Anoka in 1961. He probably did not marry.
3. Hannah Ruth ROONEY
Born 11 Aug 1894 Minnesota, died 26 Jan 1977 Renville County, Minnesota, USA, 82 years
Ruth was married twice, the first time (?) to James Woodall, and he may be the father of Helen. Helen was born in 1915 in Minnesota but she's not listed with the rest of the family in the 1920 census of Carpio, North Dakota. Her two younger brothers are there, Donald and George, both born in North Dakota.
4. Bridget Edna ROONEY
Born 8 Jul 1896 Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, died 27 May 1994 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, 97 years
5. Madonna Mary ROONEY
Born 30 May 1899 Sedan, Bangor, Pope, Minnesota, USA, died 3 Nov 1986 Minneapolis, Anoka, Minnesota, USA, 87 years, buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN
Baptismal sponsors: James Rooney, Anna Rooney.
In 1918, Madonna Rooney (along with a Mary Egan, and several others) were juniors in the St. Gabriel's Hospital school for nurses in Little Falls.
SSGT, US AIR FORCE
6. Anna Clara ROONEY
Born 13 Apr 1902 Sedan, Pope County, Minnesota, died 9 Jan 1997 Waconia, Carver, Minnesota, 94 years
Baptismal sponsors: Edward Kelley, Theresia Kelley.
Anna and Harry's two children, Charles and Mary, were living with her parents in the 1930 census. Claire is lodging in Minneapolis, and one of the other lodgers is Harry Stremlow.
In the 1940 census Mary Eileen is living with them in Minneapolis. Charles would have been 17 and was living with his cousin (or aunt) Helen Swenson (m. William) Glieden as a farm hand in Grove Lake. His mother and sister and stepfather are living in Minneapolis..
7. Margaret Ellen ROONEY
Born 8 sep 1904 Minnesota, died 13 Jan 1909 Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota, USA, 4 years, buried 14 Jan 1909 Padua, Stearns Co, MN
Baptismal sponsors: Thomas J Rooney, Catharine Killeen.
Died at age 4 from Diptheria.