man Michael ROONEY‏‎, son of Michael ROONEY and Catherine CAULFIELD‏.
Born ‎1809 Galway, Ireland, died ‎6 May 1878 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada‎, 68 or 69 years, buried ‎ Farrellton, Quebec, Can

Married ‎9 Jul 1838 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (21 years married) to:

woman Maria TRACY‏‎
Born ‎± 1818 Ireland, died ‎14 Feb 1860 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can‎, approximately 42 years, buried ‎ Farrellton, Quebec, Can
This family is in the 1851 census of Canada East (Quebec), Ottawa (county), Wakefield. Joseph is not listed there, however.

The "Tracy" name seems to disappear in the Gatineau valley after the 1861 census.


woman Catherine ROONEY‏
Born ‎18 Apr 1839 Canada
Michael and Mary have a "Catherine." However, in the 1861 Wakefield census of Canada, there's another Catherine Rooney living with them, listed as a servant, age 21 (b. 1840). This is probably Michael's brother Patrick Rooney's Catherine (possibly born in 1838 instead of 1840 - or splitting the two, since only their ages are listed, born in 1839 if the census months differ). Adjacent to this Catherine in the census is "Theodore Grovent" (my best guess at the spelling), age 21 (b. ~ 1837). He cannot be found under any of several permutations of the names Gavotte or Grovent in any of the censuses from 1871 1891 for all of Ottawa county.
woman Mary Ann ROONEY‏
Born ‎Feb 1841 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada
woman Bridget ROONEY‏
Born ‎Mar 1844 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can, died ‎15 Dec 1922 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN‎, 78 years
woman Ellen ROONEY‏‎
Born ‎23 May 1846 Wakefield Twp, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
woman Ellen ROONEY‏‎
Born ‎12 May 1847 Wakefield Twp, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada
woman Elizabeth ROONEY‏
Born ‎13 Jun 1849 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Can
Elizabeth Rooney is listed in the 1891 Canada census as married to Charles Hemphill, born about 1854.
man Michael ROONEY‏
Born ‎25 Jul 1851 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died ‎13 Jun 1885 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada‎, 33 years
man Joseph Patrick ROONEY‏
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.
woman Agnes ROONEY‏
Born ‎31 Oct 1858 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died ‎15 Oct 1932‎, 73 years
man William ROONEY‏
Born ‎8 Feb 1861 Wakefield Twp, Quebec, Canada, died ‎18 Jun 1931 Sacramento, California, USA‎, 70 years
In 1915 he's part of a real estate company in Virginia, Rooney & Murphy.

All three of the sons are single and residing together in the 1940 census of Sacramento, California and involved in manufacturing, possibly in relation to the automobile. The sister is in San Francisco. None of the children appear to be married.