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Susan Cummiskey, acct. 16132

Additional Information on Susan Cummiskey:

Susan Cummiskey 16132 and 50744 was sister of Ellen Cummiskey 1556 and was with her in the same household in the 1st enumeration of the 1870 census. Susan got married in 1870 to James Gibney and moved to CT. Ellen later moved there and presumably lived with her sister’s family until she died in 1892.

New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940 (

 Name: James Gibney

Event Type: Marriage

Event Date: 03 Oct 1870

Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York

Event Place: Manhattan, New York

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Marital Status: Single

Race: White

Birth Year (Estimated): 1831

Birthplace: Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Father's Name:  Michael

Mother's Name: Bridget Dunn

Spouse's Name: Susan Cummiskey

Spouse's Gender: Female

Spouse's Age: 32

Spouse's Race: White

Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1838

Spouse's Birthplace: Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Spouse's Father's Name: Hugh

Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Harvey

Reference ID: cn 6797

GS Film Number: 1544437

Meriden (CT) Morning Record, Monday, July 1, 1901

“Susan, wife of James Gibney, died at her home, 269 Hanover street, Sunday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock from the effects of a paralytic shock and injuries she received by falling down a flight of stairs after the shock, on last Thursday afternoon.  Deceased was born in Ireland and had been a resident of Meriden for over thirty years.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s church and besides a husband, leaves four children, Misses Mary and Margaret, and J. Edward and Hugh.  The funeral will probably be held tomorrow morning with a high mass of requiem at St. Joseph’s church.  The family have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their sad affliction.”


Meriden (CT) Morning Record, Monday, June 27, 1904

“James Gibney aged 74 years, an old and respected resident of Meriden, died Sunday morning at his home, 269 Hanover street, after a lingering illness.  He is survived by one son, Hugh, and two daughters, Mary and Margaret, of this city, and one brother, Edward, also two sisters, Mrs. Lowney and Mary Gibney, of New York.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning with a high mass of requiem at St. Joseph’s church.  Interment will be in the family plot, St. Patrick’s cemetery.”

Sometime between 1880 and 1892, Ellen Cumaskey/Cummiskey went to Meriden, CT where her sister, Susan Cummiskey 16132, lived with her husband, James Gibney.

It appears that James and Susan Gibney moved to Meriden soon after they were married.  James was a laborer in 1872 but a grocer thereafter.

      1872 Meriden, CT directory: Gibney James, laborer, home South Ave cor. South 3rd

      1878 Meriden, CT directory: Gibney James, grocer, home 58 South Ave.

      1893 Meriden, CT directory: Gibney James, grocer 269 Hanover, home same addr. 

Susan’s sister Ellen Cummiskey d. 15 Jan 1892, age 81y and was buried St. Patrick's Cemetery, Meriden, CT in the Gibney plot.

Susan Cummiskey Gibney d. 30 Jun 1901 age 64y and James Gibney d. 26 Jun 1904.