John Dwyer1,2,3,4

M, b. November 1852, d. 30 December 1918
FatherJohn Dwyer5
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsJohn Dwyer Descendancy Indented Chart
Dawson Descendancy Chart
           John Dwyer was born in November 1852 at Ireland..6,7,8,9,5
     A John Dwyer matching the same age was found on a passenger list on 19 May 1874 at New York, New York, sailing from Queenstown, Ireland on the S. S. Baltic10and a John Dwyer was found on a passenger list on 27 November 1874 at New York, New York, sailing from Ireland on the S. S. City of Montreal.11 He was naturalized in 1875 at United States of America.12
     John Dwyer resided between 1875 and 1876 at boards 66 Mill, Waterbury, Connecticut.13 He was employed by Scovill Mfg. Co. between 1875 and 1876 at Waterbury, Connecticut.13
     John Dwyer married first Mary Gorman on 7 October 1876 at Hartford, Connecticut; They were joined in marriage by Reverend J.B. Reed.14,1,15 John Dwyer was a laborer in February 1877 at Hartford, Connecticut.16
     John Dwyer, age 29, appears erroneously as John Wyer, head of household in the census of 4 June 1880 in 11 Queen Street, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, with Mary Gorman, Mary Agnes Dwyer and Catherine A. Dwyer.1 John Dwyer was a laborer in 1880 at Hartford, Connecticut.1
     Mary died on 3 October 1881 in 23 Spruce Street, Hartford, Connecticut, from consumption leaving John a widower.17,18 He was employed by S.Mfg. Co in 1882 at S. Mfg.Co, Waterbury, Connecticut.19
     John Dwyer resided between 1882 and 1889 at 48 Bishop, Waterbury, Connecticut.19,20,21 He was employed by B & B Mfg. Co. in 1888 at Waterbury, Connecticut.20
     John Dwyer married second Anna Dawson, daughter of Peter Dawson and Ellen Cummins, 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.)22,23,24,25,26,15 John Dwyer was a laborer. on 27 December 1888 at Waterbury, Connecticut.27 He was employed by B & B Mfg. Co. in 1889 at Waterbury, Connecticut.21 He was a shophand on 29 March 1890 at Waterbury, Connecticut.28 He was a laborer on 6 January 1892 at Waterbury, Connecticut.8
     John Dwyer resided between 1893 and 1918 at 23 South St., Waterbury, Connecticut.23,29 He was employed by B & B Mfg. Co. in 1898 at Waterbury, Connecticut.30 He was an assistant moulder. between 1900 and 1910 at the Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Co. (W.F.F.& M Co)., Waterbury, Connecticut.31,32,33,34,35,36,23
     John Dwyer, age 45, appears as head of household in the census of 15 June 1900 in 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Anna Dawson, Michael Francis Mitchell, Helen Marie Dwyer and Anna Frances Dwyer.3,37
     John Dwyer resided in 1902 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut.38
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1908 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters.39
     John Dwyer, age 58, appears as head of household in the census of 20 April 1910 in 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Anna Dawson, Anna Frances Dwyer and Helen Marie Dwyer.4,40 John Dwyer was a laborer working for the Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Company in April 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut.4,41
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1912 at South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.42 John Dwyer was employed by Waterbury Farrell Foundry & Machine Company in 1914 at Waterbury, Connecticut.43
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.44 John Dwyer was employed by Waterbury Farrell Foundry & Machine Company in 1915 at Waterbury, Connecticut.45
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1915 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.46 John Dwyer was employed by Waterbury Farrell Foundry & Machine Company in 1916 at Waterbury, Connecticut.47
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1916 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.48 John Dwyer was employed by Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Company in 1917 at Waterbury, Connecticut.49
     John Dwyer and Anna Dawson 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.50,15 and was described as a factory laborer on his death certificate at Waterbury, Connecticut.5
     John died on 30 December 1918 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 66 of pulmonary edema, secondary to cerebral apoplexy.5,51,23,52

     On 2 January 1919, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut, after leaving from his late home on 23 South Street, the funeral was held at 9 o'clock with a mass of requiem solemnized by Rev. Father Butler. The pallbearers were Dennis Brennan, Patrick Burke, Peter Dawson, his wife's nephew, John Mitchell Sr., John Mitchell Jr., (cousins) and John Dwyer, his cousin.53 He was buried on 2 January 1919 at New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.23,53   
John Dwyer, wife and two daughters (Anna and Catherine Hayden)

Family 1

Mary Gorman b. c 1851, d. 3 Oct 1881
Children

Family 2

Anna Dawson b. 1848, d. 17 Jun 1935
Children

Obituaries and Other News Articles

     On 30 December 1918, the following obituary appeared in the Waterbury Evening Democrat:
John Dwyer died this morning at his home 23 South Main street after a brief illness. He leaves his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Dennis J. Slavin, Mrs. William Hayden, Mrs. Joseph Phelan, and Miss Anna Dwyer and a son, Frank Mitchell of White Plains, N. Y. Mr. Dwyer had been an employee of the Farrel Foundry Co. for 25 years and was greatly respected and admired among a wide circle of friends who will be grieved at his sudden death.54

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
188011 Queen Street, Hartford, Hartford, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer, age 29, appears erroneously as John Wyer, head of household in the census of 4 June 1880 in 11 Queen Street, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, with Mary Gorman, Mary Agnes Dwyer and Catherine A. Dwyer.1
190086 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer, age 45, appears as head of household in the census of 15 June 1900 in 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Anna Dawson, Michael Francis Mitchell, Helen Marie Dwyer and Anna Frances Dwyer.3,37
191023 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer, age 58, appears as head of household in the census of 20 April 1910 in 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Anna Dawson, Anna Frances Dwyer and Helen Marie Dwyer.4,40

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
between 1875 and 1876boards 66 Mill, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer resided between 1875 and 1876 at boards 66 Mill, Waterbury, Connecticut.13
between 1882 and 188948 Bishop, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer resided between 1882 and 1889 at 48 Bishop, Waterbury, Connecticut.19,20,21
between 1893 and 191823 South St., Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer resided between 1893 and 1918 at 23 South St., Waterbury, Connecticut.23,29
190286 Washington, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer resided in 1902 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut.38
190886 Washington, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1908 at 86 Washington, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters.39
1912South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1912 at South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.42
191423 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.44
191523 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1915 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.46
191623 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson resided in 1916 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their daughter, Anna.48
191723 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Dwyer and Anna Dawson 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.50,15

Citations

  1. [S658] John Dwyer household, 1880 United States Federal Census, Hartford, Connecticut, population schedule, Hartford, ED 6, sheet 15, dwelling 73, family 165.
  2. [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.His surname is written erroneously as John Wyer, State of Connecticut Bureau of Vital Statistics, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  3. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458.
  4. [S284] John Dwyer, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 11B, dwelling 74, family 149.
  5. [S87] John Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  6. [S1667] Mary Dwyer entry, Birth Record, Record of Births in the Town of Hartford, 1877. , shows the age of Mary's father as 25 and birthplace as Ireland (February 26, 1877).
  7. [S658] John Dwyer household, 1880 United States Federal Census, Hartford, Connecticut, population schedule, Hartford, ED 6, sheet 15, dwelling 73, family 165, shows age 29 and birthplace as Ireland.
  8. [S83] Anna Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate, (6 Jan 1892).
  9. [S284] John Dwyer, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 11B, dwelling 74, family 149, shows birthplace as Ireland.
  10. [S1369] John Dwyer, S.S. Baltic Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 19 May 1874; Microfilm serial: M237, John Dwyer, Microfilm Roll: 389as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  11. [S1370] John Dwyer, S.S. City of Montreal Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 27 November 1874; Microfilm serial: M237, John Dwyer, Microfilm Roll: 395as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  12. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458, shows 1875 and states that he had been a citizen for 25 years.
  13. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1875-1876, page 50.
  14. [S1661] Certificate, John Dwyer and Mary Gorman marriage of 7 October 1876.
  15. [S55] Interview, Anna Dwyer, 1980's.
  16. [S1667] Mary Dwyer entry, Birth Record, Record of Births in the Town of Hartford, 1877. , shows occupation of father as laborer (February 26, 1877).
  17. [S1671] Mary Dwyer, Death Registration.
  18. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Hartford, CT: 1882 (City Information). Page 477. Title: Necrology of Hartford; Of All Ages 21 Years of Age and Upward. For Geer's Hartford City Directory. It shows the deaths between June 1, 1881 and June 1, 1882 in Hartford, CT: Dwyer, Mrs. Mary, 33, Oct 3 (1881).
  19. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1882, page 9.
  20. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1888, page 96.
  21. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1889, page 98.
  22. [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.
  23. [S63] The Waterbury Republican, Dec 31, 1918.
  24. [S88] Anna Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  25. [S67] The Waterbury Democrat, June 18, 1935.
  26. [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.
  27. [S84] Helen Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate (27 dec 1888).
  28. [S85] John Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate (29 mar 1890).
  29. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Helen Dwyer, 1910.
  30. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1898, page 156.
  31. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458, shows job description.
  32. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer, 1900; Section D, page 157; shows working for W.F.F. & M. Co.
  33. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1902 (Section D, Page 37): shows John Dwyer, emp W F F & M Co.
  34. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1905, page 193.
  35. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1908 (Section D, Page 26): shows John Dwyer, emp W F F & M Co.
  36. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Helen Dwyer, 1910.
  37. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer, 1900; Section D, Page 157.
  38. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1902 (Section D, Page 37): shows John Dwyer, h 86 Washington.
  39. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1908 (Section D, Page 26): shows John Dwyer, h 86 Washington.
  40. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1910: shows John Dwyer, h 23 South.
  41. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1910: shows John Dwyer, emp W F F & M Co.
  42. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer,1912.
  43. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1914: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 124; shows his employer as W F F & M Co.
  44. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1914: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 124.
  45. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1915: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 123; shows his employer as W F F & M Co.
  46. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1915: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 123.
  47. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1916: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 125; shows his employer as W F F & M Co.
  48. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1916: John Dwyer; Section D, Page 255.
  49. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1917.
  50. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1917.
  51. [S1666] CT State Library-(CT Vital Records)-Index of Deaths, 1897-1968, online www.ctatatelibrarydata.org, John Dwyer; 1918-12-30, Waterbury.
  52. [S731] The Waterbury Democrat, 30 Dec 1918, Page 7, shows that he died at home, 23 South Main Street.
  53. [S732] The Waterbury Democrat, 2 January, 1919, Page 7.
  54. [S731] The Waterbury Democrat, 30 Dec 1918, Page 7.
  55. [S1667] Mary Dwyer entry, Birth Record, Record of Births in the Town of Hartford, 1877. , shows her father as John Dwyer (February 26, 1877).
  56. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Mary Dwyer; shows father as John Dwyer.
  57. [S66] The Waterbury Republican-American, June 28, 1969.
  58. [S147] Mary Slavin's Death Certificate.
  59. [S1579] Certificate, Katherine A. Dwyer and William T. Hayden marriage of 25 November 1903, shows the bride's father as John Dwyer.
  60. [S105] The Waterbury Republican.
  61. [S6] Joseph and Helen Phelan's Marriage Certificate.
  62. [S91] The Waterbury Republican, 25 September, 1943.
  63. [S50] Helen Phelan's Death Certificate.
  64. [S878] John Dwyer, Death Registration, Volume 3, DEATHS, Jan.1887-Dec.1898, Town of Waterbury, shows parents as John and Annie Dwyer.
  65. [S86] Anna F. Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  66. [S89] The Waterbury Republican.