Wednesday, July 16, 2014

James Malervy

James Malervy was the father of Daniel Malervy. Daniel was the husband of Catherine Boland. James Malervy died at the age of 66 years old from Heart Disease on June 19, 1925 and was interred at St. John the Baptist Cemetery on June 23, 1925. Within ten years, Daniel would also die from heart disease. What is interesting about this certificate is it names the parents of James. Staying with Irish custom, James named his first born son after his own father not self.  I just noticed that James Malervy's occupation was listed as a "Gentleman". Upon further research, I came to the conclusion that this particular part of the family were of independent means which explains a lot as my grandmother was raised by Daniel & Catherine after the death of her mother. Grandmom always said she was from the "Irish Lace Curtain" side of the family. Photographs of my grandmother as a child further explained the financial means of this family as all my grandmother's clothes were of high quality and the furniture in the home was also of high quality. Interesting how facts come together.

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