Percy Mahony1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. 27 October 1882, d. 20 September 1915
Percy Mahony
FatherJoshua Mahony Jr.7,2,8,4,9,10,6,5 b. 12 Aug 1858, d. 22 Aug 1934
MotherEliza Ann Travis Littlehales11,2,9,6 b. 2 Apr 1859, d. 27 Feb 1897
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsSamuel and Sarah Littlehales Descendancy Chart
Nicholas and Elizabeth Fleming Mahony Descendancy Chart
Thomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
           Percy Mahony was born on 27 October 1882 at 7 Rugby Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire, England..1,2,12,13,14,15,10 He immigrated on 20 April 1883 to New York, New York, sailing from Liverpool, England on the S. S. Adriatic with his parents and sister, Annie.16
     Percy Mahony appears as Percy Mahoney, age 17, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joshua Mahony Jr. as his son.3
     Percy Mahony appears as Percy Mahoney, age 17, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joshua Mahony Jr. as his son.3      
     Percy Mahony petitioned the court to become a citizen on 21 October 1904 at Waterbury District Court, Waterbury, Connecticut...17
     The Waterbury Directory of 1905, shows that Percy was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men.
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-
first and third Thursdays of each month in Red Men's Hall, Castle's Block. Chief Haymaker, Percy Mahoney; Collector of Straws F. J. Spellman; Keeper of Bundles C. E. Barber.18
     Percy Mahony married Beatrice Aida Smith, daughter of Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg, on 29 May 1905 at Third Congregational Church on Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut. Thomas Mahony, Percy's cousin, was a witness to the marriage as well as Frederick W. Morton.9,19,20,10,21,22 Percy Mahony was associated in 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut, Improved Order of Red Men
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-meets first and third Thursdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, Citizen's Bank Building. Chief Haymaker , E. M. Clarke; Collector of Straws, H. C. Blake; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.23 The National Haymakers' Association was a side degree of the improved Order of Red Men, similar perhaps to the Shriners within Freemasonry. It was founded in 1879, but may be completely inactive and defunct today. Meeting places were titled Haylofts. Sometimes, the meeting halls of the redmen served as Haylofts. Offices had titles like " Collector of Straws" and "Guard of the Barn Door", and candidates for initiation were styled "Tramps" and were overseen by a "Boss Driver". The organization is mysterious and poorly known.
It's impossible to know why the founders of the appendage degree chose to model themselves after the business (or dare one suggest, art?) of hay making. However, hay, as forage, is a vital component of the world's agricultural system, especially within the United States and at the time this organization flourished. In 1912 in Texas, for example, 387,000 acres of Hay were harvested, yielding a total value of $3,557,000. 1912 is also the year that the Texas Haymakers Association, apparently a purely agri-industry interest group, was founded. Other State Haymaker commercial groups existed at various times, too, and it is tempting to speculate that the National Haymakers' Association derived its name as reference to this vital and ubiquitous activity.24 He was associated in 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut, Improved Order of Red Men
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-meets first and third Thursdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, Citizen's Bank Building. Chief Haymaker , E. M. Clarke; Collector of Straws, H. C. Blake; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.23
     Percy Mahony, age 27, appears as head of household in the census of 25 April 1910 in 49 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Beatrice Aida Smith and Bernice Ruth Mahony.4    The Improved Order of Red Men is a Fraternal Organization established in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834. Their rituals and regalia are modeled after those used by native people of North America. The order itself claims direct descent from the Sons of Liberty, noting that the Sons participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed as Native Americans. Thus, they continue to dress as native Americans and are organized into tribes and such.
Their ladies' auxlliary is the Degree of Pocahontas. They sponsored two youth organizations, the Degree of Hiawatha for boys and the Degree of Anona for girls.
Another associated group is its National Haymakers' Association.
The organization claimed a membership of about half a milllion in 1935.25 Percy Mahony was associated in 1912 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, Citizen's Bank Building. Chief Haymaker, A.T. Fossum; Collector of Straws, E. M. Clarke; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.26 He was associated in 1912 at Waterbury, Connecticut, Improved Order of Red Men.
Tunxis Tribe, No 10-instituted December 15, 1889. Meets every Tuesday in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Sachem, W.W. Clarke; C.of R., E.M. Clarke; C. of W., W.F. Engert; K of W., P. Mahoney.26 He was associated in 1913 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Chief Haymaker, S.A.Wells; Collector of Straws, E. M. Clarke; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.27 He was associated in 1913 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Tunxis Tribe, No 10-instituted December 15, 1889. Meets every Tuesday in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Sachem, C.L. Clark; C.of R., E.M. Clarke; C. of W., W.F. Engert; K of W., P. Mahoney.27 He was associated in 1914 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Chief Haymaker, F.A.Wells; Collector of Straws, E. M. Clarke; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.28 He was associated in 1914 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Tunxis Tribe, No 10-instituted December 15, 1889. Meets every Tuesday in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Sachem, C.L. Clark; C.of R., E.M. Clarke; C. of W., W.F. Engert; K of W., P. Mahoney.28 The 1915 Waterbury Directory shows the following: The Improved Order of Red Men.
Tunxis Tribe, No 10-instituted December 15, 1889. Meets every Tuesday in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Sachem, C.L. Merrills; C.of R. E.M. Clarke; C. of W., W.F. Engert; K of W., P. Mahoney.29 He was associated in 1915 at Waterbury, Connecticut, The Improved Order of Red Men.
Haymakers, Tunxis Association-
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month in Red Men's Wigwam, 79 North Main Street. Chief Haymaker, F.W. Davis; Collector of Straws, E. M. Clarke; Keeper of Bundles, Percy Mahoney.29
     Percy Mahony died on 20 September 1915 at Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, from appendicitis and peritonitis and septic meningitis. He died in the same year as his sister, Clara.6,5 He was buried 23 September 1915 Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut, in Section P, Lot 33/34.30,10,31

Family

Beatrice Aida Smith b. 16 Apr 1882, d. 26 Jul 1974
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1900Waterbury, ConnecticutPercy Mahony appears as Percy Mahoney, age 17, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joshua Mahony Jr. as his son.3
1900Waterbury, ConnecticutPercy Mahony appears as Percy Mahoney, age 17, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joshua Mahony Jr. as his son.3
191049 Wood Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutPercy Mahony, age 27, appears as head of household in the census of 25 April 1910 in 49 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Beatrice Aida Smith and Bernice Ruth Mahony.4

Citations

  1. [S611] Percy Mahony, Birth Certificate (4 December 1882).
  2. [S351] The Littlehales Family Bible.
  3. [S283] Joshua Mahoney household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 422, sheet 18, dwelling 270, family 401.
  4. [S284] Percy Mahony, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 465, sheet 17B, dwelling 148, family 359.
  5. [S250] Percy Mahoney's Death Certificate.
  6. [S198] Interview, Bernice Healey, 31 July 1996.
  7. [S611] Percy Mahony, Birth Certificate, shows father as Joshua Mahony (4 December 1882).
  8. [S283] Joshua Mahoney household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 422, sheet 18, dwelling 270, family 401, shows the son of Joshua Mahoney as Percy Mahoney.
  9. [S200] Certificate, Percy Mahony and Beatrice Aida Smith marriage of 29 May 1905.
  10. [S428] The Waterbury Republican, September 1915.
  11. [S611] Percy Mahony, Birth Certificate, shows mother as Lizzie Mahony, formerly Littlehales (4 December 1882).
  12. [S283] Joshua Mahoney household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 422, sheet 18, dwelling 270, family 401, shows birthdate as COtober 1882, age 1,7 and birthplace as England.
  13. [S284] Percy Mahony, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 465, sheet 17B, dwelling 148, family 359, shows age 27.
  14. [S203] Elsie Lillian Mahony entry, Birth Certificate, shows age 30 and birthplace as England (15 October 1912).
  15. [S250] Percy Mahoney's Death Certificate, shows his birthdate as YEAR: 1882, MONTH: 10, DAY: 27 in Sheffield, England.
  16. [S577] Joshua and Lizzie Mahony and two children, S. S. Adriatic Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 20 April 1883; Microfilm serial: M237, Microfilm Roll:M237_463as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  17. [S1127] The District Court of Waterbury Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, NARA Series M1299, Page 196, Roll Number 25, Roll Description M426 (Andreas) - M520 (Wicenta), (21 October 1904), Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  18. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  19. [S1665] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Marriages, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, Percy Mahoney and Beatrice Smith, 1905-05-29, Waterbury.
  20. [S284] Percy Mahony, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 465, sheet 17B, dwelling 148, family 359, shows married for 5 years.
  21. [S1668] Beatrice Mahony's Death Certificate, shows spouse as Percy Mahony.
  22. [S430] The Waterbury Republican, 27 or 28th of July, 1974, shows widow of Percy Mahony.
  23. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  24. [S449] Wikipedia, online http:/e.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Haymakers'_Association.
  25. [S450] Wikipedia, online http:/e.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improved_Order_of_Red_Men.
  26. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  27. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  28. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  29. [S209] Waterbury, Connecticut City Directory.
  30. [S250] Percy Mahoney's Death Certificate, shows Riverside Cemtery as Burial Place.
  31. [S197] Percy Mahony and wife Beatrice Smith Tombstone, Riverside Cemetery, 496 Riverside Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  32. [S204] Bernice Ruth Mahoney entry, Birth Certificate, shows the father of Bernice Ruth Mahoney as Percy Mahoney (24 January 1907).
  33. [S367] John and Bernice Healey's Marriage Certificate.
  34. [S195] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 March, 1997.
  35. [S203] Elsie Lillian Mahony entry, Birth Certificate, shows the father of Elsie Lillian Mahony as Percy Mahony (15 October 1912).
  36. [S211] The Waterbury Republican-American.
  37. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, Elsie L. Rowley, Not Given, 20 June 1996,shows father's surname as MAHONEY.