Anna Dawson1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. 1848, d. 17 June 1935
FatherPeter Dawson4,6 d. 21 Jan 1891
MotherEllen Cummins6,4 b. c 1815, d. 30 Mar 1888
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsJohn Dwyer Descendancy Indented Chart
Dawson Descendancy Chart
           Anna Dawson was born in 1848 at Baylin, City of Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland..8,9 Anna came with her sister or friend to the USA during the Famine. This sister or friend was the governess to the governor of Massachusetts in Boston.10 She resided at Hartford, Connecticut.11
     Anna Dawson married first Michael F. Mitchell between 1870 and 1880 at Connecticut; They were married on the 1880 census and Michael was found on the 1870 census alone.1
     Anna Dawson appears as Anna Mitchell, age 27, in the census of 7 June 1880 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Michael F. Mitchell as his wife.1 According to the census, Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 313 Bank Street with Anna's sister, Ellen Dawson.1,12 (an unknown value), Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 313 Bank Street.13 (an unknown value), Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 311 Bank Street.14
     Anna Dawson married second John Dwyer, son of John Dwyer, on 11 April 1888 at Waterbury, Connecticut, by Robert A. Lowe, Justice of the Peace. (From what their daughter Anna has said, it sounds like John and Anna were friends beforehand).15,16,4,5,17,10
     Anna Dawson appears as Annie Dwyer, age 45, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his wife.18,19 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1908 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters.20
     Anna Dawson appears as Annie Dwyer, age 55, in the census of 20 April 1910 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his wife.21,22 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1912 at South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.23 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.24 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1915 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.25 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1916 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.26 Anna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1917 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna. According to Anna F. Dwyer, her mother lived downstairs and she lived on the second floor.27,10
     Anna Dawson appears as Anna Dwyer, age 65, in the census of 5 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his mother-in-law.3 Anna Dawson resided on 5 January 1920 at 622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her daughter, Anna and her other daughter, Helen Phelan and her husband, Joseph Phelan and their two children, Joseph and Francis.3 She resided bt 1920-1935 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her daughter, Anna.28,29,30,31
     Anna Dawson appears as Anna Dwyer, age 59, in the census of 5 June 1930 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as mother (mother of Helen).31
     Anna Dawson died on 17 June 1935 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, of arterial sclerosis.5,4 She was buried on 20 June 1935 at New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.4

Family 1

Michael F. Mitchell b. 1852, d. c 1883
Children

Family 2

John Dwyer b. Nov 1852, d. 30 Dec 1918
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1880Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson appears as Anna Mitchell, age 27, in the census of 7 June 1880 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Michael F. Mitchell as his wife.1
190086 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson appears as Annie Dwyer, age 45, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his wife.18,19
191023 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutAnna Dawson appears as Annie Dwyer, age 55, in the census of 20 April 1910 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his wife.21,22
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutAnna Dawson appears as Anna Dwyer, age 65, in the census of 5 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his mother-in-law.3
1930700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson appears as Anna Dwyer, age 59, in the census of 5 June 1930 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as mother (mother of Helen).31

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
Hartford, ConnecticutAnna Dawson resided at Hartford, Connecticut.11
June 1880313 Bank Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAccording to the census, Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 313 Bank Street with Anna's sister, Ellen Dawson.1,12
1881313 Bank Street, Waterbury, Connecticut(an unknown value), Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 313 Bank Street.13
1882311 Bank Street, Waterbury, Connecticut(an unknown value), Anna Dawson and Michael F. Mitchell resided at 311 Bank Street.14
190886 Washington, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1908 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters.20
1912South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1912 at South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.23
191423 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.24
191523 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1915 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.25
191623 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1916 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.26
191723 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson and John Dwyer resided in 1917 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna. According to Anna F. Dwyer, her mother lived downstairs and she lived on the second floor.27,10
5 January 1920622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutAnna Dawson resided on 5 January 1920 at 622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her daughter, Anna and her other daughter, Helen Phelan and her husband, Joseph Phelan and their two children, Joseph and Francis.3
bt 1920-1935700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe resided bt 1920-1935 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her daughter, Anna.28,29,30,31

Citations

  1. [S129] Michael Mitchell household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 42, page 24, dwelling 152, family 227.
  2. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 435, sheet 234, dwelling 458.
  3. [S285] Joseph Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 464, sheet 6A, dwelling 41, family 110.
  4. [S88] Anna Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  5. [S67] The Waterbury Democrat, June 18, 1935.
  6. [S761] Baptismal Record for Ann Dawson: 16 May 1848.
  7. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "grand aunt Anna (Dawson) Mitchell Dwyer."
  8. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows at the bottom of the page "County of West Mead, Ireland, City of Athlone, Suburb Baylin."
  9. [S67] The Waterbury Democrat, June 18, 1935, shows she was born in County Westmeath, Ireland.
  10. [S55] Interview, Anna Dwyer, 1980's.
  11. [S67] The Waterbury Democrat, June 18, 1935, states that she came to the US as a young girl and was a resident of Hartford (CT) for a short time.
  12. [S1539] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Waterbury, Connecticut: 1880. Michael Mitchell, h. Bank and South Leonard.
  13. [S1539] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Waterbury, Connecticut: 1881. Michael Mitchell, h. Bank and South Leonard.
  14. [S1539] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Waterbury, Connecticut: 1882. Michael F. Mitchell, h. 311 Bank Street.
  15. [S1321] The Marriage of John Dwyer and Anna Mitchell, 11 April, 1888, Registered in the book: Waterbury Marriages, Jan 1874-1894, Volume 3, Pages 282-283.The Groom, whose name was erroneously written as John Wyer, was described as 37 years old, residing in Waterbury, but born in Ireland. It was written that this was his second marriage as he was widowed. The bride, Annie Mitchell, was described as 37 years old, residing in Waterbury, but born in Ireland. It, too, shows that this is the second marriage as she was widowed. They were joined in marriage by Robert A. Lowe, Justice of the Peace, State of Connecticut Bureau of Vital Statistics, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  16. [S63] The Waterbury Republican, Dec 31, 1918.
  17. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458, shows that they were married for 12 years.
  18. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458.
  19. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer, 1900; Section D, Page 157.
  20. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1908 (Section D, Page 26): shows John Dwyer, h 86 Washington.
  21. [S284] John Dwyer, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 11B, dwelling 74, family 149.
  22. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1910: shows John Dwyer, h 23 South.
  23. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer,1912.
  24. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1914: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 124.
  25. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1915: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 123.
  26. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1916: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 255.
  27. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1917.
  28. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1920: shows Anna Dwyer, wid of John 700 Baldwin.
  29. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1925, page 232.
  30. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1930, page 270.
  31. [S286] Joseph F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-250, sheet 6B, dwelling 47, family 123.
  32. [S1596] Ella Mitchell entry, Birth Registration, shows her mother as Annie Dawson (7 October 1879).
  33. [S1610] Ella Mitchell, Ella Mitchell's Death Registration, shows her mother as Annie Mitchell.
  34. [S1595] Annie Mitchell entry, Birth Registration, shows mother as Annie Dawson (7 October 1879).
  35. [S1609] Annie Mitchell, Annie Mitchell's Death Registration, shows mother as Annie Mitchell.
  36. [S682] White Plains Newspaper, 10 February 1951, shows Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mitchell.
  37. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "grand aunt Anna (Dawson) (Mitchell) Dwyer....child: Frank Mitchell."
  38. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Frank Michal (sic) Mitchell; shows his mother as Anna Dawson.
  39. [S894] Questionnaire, Bernice Ann Goulden to Taryn L. Phelan, 7 October 2008, shows mother as Anna Dawson Mitchell Dwyer.
  40. [S6] Joseph and Helen Phelan's Marriage Certificate.
  41. [S84] Helen Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate, Helen's mother is misspelled as Annie Dorson (27 dec 1888).
  42. [S50] Helen Phelan's Death Certificate.
  43. [S91] The Waterbury Republican, 25 September, 1943.
  44. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "grand aunt Anna (Dawson) (Mitchell) Dwyer....child: Helen Dwyer."
  45. [S85] John Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate (29 mar 1890).
  46. [S878] John Dwyer, Death Registration, Volume 3, DEATHS, Jan.1887-Dec.1898, Town of Waterbury, shows parents as John and Annie Dwyer.
  47. [S83] Anna Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate, (6 Jan 1892).
  48. [S86] Anna F. Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  49. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "grand aunt Anna (Dawson) (Mitchell) Dwyer....child: Anna Dwyer."