Mary Catherine HARTNETT
b: 22 NOV 1866
d: 23 NOV 1950

Mary Catherine Hartnett came from Churchtown South, also known as Ballintemple or Ballygourney.

Churchtown South is described in Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837:

“CHURCHTOWN, or BALLINTEMPLE, a parish, in the barony of IMOKILLY, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (S. E.) from Cloyne ; containing 1756 inhabitants.

This parish, called also Ballygourney, is situated on St. George’s channel, and comprises 4730 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act and valued at £2123. 19s. 8d., per annum. The greater part of the surface is hilly; the soil generally is light and shallow, resting wholly on a substratum of clay-slate, and the lands are principally under tillage. The village consists of 35 dwellings, most of which are small mud cabins roofed with thatch. Between this parish and that of Kilmahon is a detached portion of the parish of Ballyoughtra, called Snugborough, containing 92 acres, and more than two miles distant from the main body of that parish.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Cloyne, and is part of the union of Lisgoold, and the corps of the precentorship in the cathedral church of St. Colman, Cloyne. The tithes amount to £500. 5s. The old parish church has long been in ruins; but a district church for this parish and that of Ballycotton was erected in 1835, at an expense of £330., raised by subscription. The glebe comprise seven acres in two portions.

In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union of Cloyne ; the chapel is a small neat edifice.

The male and female parochial school for this parish and those of Kilmahon and Ballycotton is situated at Ballybraher, and is supported by subscription; and there are two pay schools.

There are two coast-guard stations, situated respectively at Ballyandrein and Ballycotton, within the Youghal district.”

Here is teh Baptism Record of Mary Catherine Hartnett:

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Baptism date
22 Nov 1866
Alternative parish names
Churchtown, Churchtown and Kilteskin, Kilteskin
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Mother's first name(s)
Mother's last name
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Mary Catherine Hartnett-Dorgan sailed with her five children from (Queenstown) Cobh, County Cork on June 2, 1897 onboard the Teutonic . They arrived at Ellis Island on 9 June 1897. She gave her address as Midleton, which is the Registration nearest Market town. She was 28.

Mary Catherine Hartnett had relatives in Rhode Island. Her husband, Patrick Dorgan, lived with these (unknown) relatives in 1897-1899 until he could find work and a place to live for his own family. They eventually resided at 296 Charles Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

I received this e-mail from Barbara Moriarty-Andrews on July 20, 2001 which describes one of her recollections of Mary Hartnett, her grandmother:

Hi Bill:

I received an updated Dorgan family tree from Pat Maguire. So many interesting things come out in researching our family tree. It is too bad that we do not talk to our older relatives about their past history and only find out after they have died about things that have happened to the

My grandmother, Mary C. Hartnett Dorgan, used to swear that she watched the mermaids playing on the rocks in Ireland, and I believed her. She loved to have me comb and braid her long hair and roll it into a bun. Although she and I were very close, I never knew that she had had children who had died in infancy. She used to sit constantly with a rosary in her hands. At her wake, I swear that I could see her fingers moving on the beads of the rosary she held in her hands.

Mary Catherine (Hartnett) Dorgan died on November 23, 1950 at 930 PM at 34 Bellview Avenue in the Spring Green section of Warwick, Rhode Island. She had lived there for ten years. According to her death certificate she died of a coronary thrombosis caused by arteriosclerosis and a hypertensive heart disorder. She was 75 years, 10 months, and 24 days old. (Actually she was ten years older!) The informant of her death was her son, William Dorgan, who lived with her. She was buried on November 27, 1950 in St. Anne's Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island, Section 7, Lot 1123 next to her husband, Patrick Dorgan, who died 13 years previously on December 9, 1937. The funeral director was J. F. Skeffington.
  • 22 NOV 1866 - Birth - ; Churchtown South, East County Cork, Ireland
  • 22 NOV 1866 - Baptism - ; St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland.
  • 27 NOV 1950 - Burial - ; St. Anne's Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island, Section 7, Lot 1123
  • 23 NOV 1950 - Death - ; Warwick, Rhode Island
  • 9 JUN 1897 - Emmigration - ; Sailed from Queenstown (Cobh), Cork, Munster, Ireland to Ellis Island, New York on board the White Star Line Ship "Teuto
  • 1897 - Last Irish Residence - ; Midleton, Cork, Ireland
  • Religion - Roman Catholic
ABT 1800 -
1832 - 1893
Mary Catherine HARTNETT
22 NOV 1866 - 23 NOV 1950
Family Group Sheet - Child
Birth1832Garryvoe, Garryvoe Lower, Parish of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Marriage5 FEB 1856to (Mary) Catherine DUHIG at St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland
FatherDenis HARTNETT
PARENT (F) (Mary) Catherine DUHIG
Marriage5 FEB 1856to John HARTNETT at St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, East County Cork, Ireland
FatherWilliam DUHIG
MotherMary SPALANE
BirthDEC 1856
Birth1857Garryvoe, County Cork, Ireland
Birth21 APR 1872Garryvoe, County Cork, Ireland
FMary Catherine HARTNETT
Birth22 NOV 1866Churchtown South, East County Cork, Ireland
Death23 NOV 1950Warwick, Rhode Island
Marriage26 NOV 1886to Patrick J. DORGAN at Cloyne RC Church, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
Birth26 APR 1860Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Death9 DEC 1937 Cranston, Rhode Island
Marriage26 NOV 1886to Mary Catherine HARTNETT at Cloyne RC Church, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
FatherPatrick DORGAN (DARGAN)
MotherJohanna (Ann) (Nancy) FLYNN
PARENT (F) Mary Catherine HARTNETT
Birth22 NOV 1866Churchtown South, East County Cork, Ireland
Death23 NOV 1950 Warwick, Rhode Island
Marriage26 NOV 1886to Patrick J. DORGAN at Cloyne RC Church, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Mother(Mary) Catherine DUHIG
FAnne Theresa DORGAN
Birth24 APR 1887Churchtown South, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Death1 JUN 1975Warwick, Rhode Island 02888
Marriage26 JUN 1913to John Henry MAGUIRE , Jr. at Providence, Rhode Island
MPatrick Francis DORGAN
Birth28 MAY 1891Ballybraher, Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland
Death8 APR 1969Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage12 JAN 1914to Sarah Violet WATERS at St. Patrick's Church, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriageto Edna FRECHETTE at New York, New York
FMary Catherine DORGAN
Birth19 MAR 1905Providence, Rhode Island
Death20 DEC 1996Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Marriageto Raymond James MORIARTY
MTimothy Joseph DORGAN
Birth17 JUN 1902Providence, Rhode Island
Death17 APR 1903Providence, Rhode Island
MMichael Joseph DORGAN
Birth25 FEB 1889Ballybraher, Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland
Death10 AUG 1967Hooksett, New Hamshire
Marriage29 JUL 1914to Catherine Josephine KING at Immaculate Conception Church, Warwick, Rhode Island
MJohn Joseph DORGAN
Birth16 DEC 1895Ballybraher, Ballycotton, Parish of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
DeathAFT 22 DEC 1895Ballybraher, Ballycotton, Parish of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
MWilliam Joseph DORGAN
Birth11 APR 1897Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Death22 FEB 1983Warwick, Rhode Island 02889
Marriage25 JUL 1923to Helen Louise McINTOSH at Fall River, Massachusetts
Marriage9 JUN 1917to Jessie GREIG at Saint Patrick's Church, Providence, Rhode Island
MDavid Andrew DORGAN
Birth9 SEP 1893Ballybraher, Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland
Death4 OCT 1984Providence, Rhode Island 02905
Marriage5 NOV 1919to Ellen Margaret DOORLEY
Descendancy Chart
Mary Catherine HARTNETT b: 22 NOV 1866 d: 23 NOV 1950
Patrick J. DORGAN b: 26 APR 1860 d: 9 DEC 1937
Anne Theresa DORGAN b: 24 APR 1887 d: 1 JUN 1975
John Henry MAGUIRE , Jr. b: 24 DEC 1884 d: 16 AUG 1935
Patricia MAGUIRE b: 6 NOV 1929
Mary MAGUIRE b: 14 APR 1914 d: 19 MAR 1938
John H. MAGUIRE b: 14 APR 1916 d: APR 1969
Helen MAGUIRE b: 17 FEB 1918 d: 1 SEP 2000
Joseph F. MAGUIRE b: 19 MAR 1920 d: 15 APR 2002
Carolyne Ellen SWANSON b: 18 JUN 1919 d: 2 APR 2007
Carol MAGUIRE b: 10 MAR 1944 d: 9 JUN 2013
Jack WITHROW b: 15 MAR 1942
Andrea WITHROW b: 24 SEP 1973
Natalia Ann SOBOCINSKI b: 18 AUG 2002
Ryana Carolyne SOBOCINSKI b: 5 SEP 2001
Emily Teresa WITHROW b: 19 AUG 1976
Michael Joseph MAGUIRE b: 4 FEB 1949
Eloise Jane MAGUIRE b: FEB 2004
Daniel John MAGUIRE b: 2 JUN 1954
Kathryn C. MAGUIRE b: 26 OCT 1984
Francis Paul MAGUIRE b: 29 AUG 1922 d: 23 JUL 2013
Margaret O'BRIEN b: 26 JUL 1918 d: 28 MAR 1993
Joseph MAGUIRE b: 6 OCT 1955
Rita KESTERSON b: 6 OCT 1955
Anne Maureen MAGUIRE b: 14 FEB 1989
Patrick Joseph MAGUIRE b: 1 JUN 1985
James MAGUIRE b: 1947
Susan d: 6 APR 2000
Molly Kathleen MAGUIRE b: 25 AUG 1977
Bridget Anne MAGUIRE b: 19 APR 1981
Maximilian Andrew b: 4 FEB 2008
Tyler Francis b: 4 FEB 2008
Courtney Marie MAGUIRE b: 21 MAY 1983
Elaine MAGUIRE b: 1950
Brian Christopher POWERS b: 5 FEB 1980
Jeff Hugh POWERS b: 29 NOV 1983
William MAGUIRE b: 9 OCT 1924 d: 27 NOV 2014
Ann MAGUIRE b: 1 JUN 1927
Thomas MORGAN Jr b: 7 OCT 1921 d: 1 APR 1998
Thomas A. MORGAN b: 17 NOV 1952
Ana Maria Lemus VIDES b: 9 APR 1951
Jackie Elizabeth MORGAN b: 22 JUN 1983
DUGAL b: 22 JUN 1983
Rachel Anne MORGAN b: 29 JAN 1986
Anne Marie MORGAN b: 14 AUG 1988
Timothy MORGAN b: 5 JUN 1967
John Patrick MORGAN b: 2 JUL 1954
Michael Francis MORGAN b: 6 OCT 1957
Hope MAGUIRE b: 5 AUG 1931 d: APR 2013
Maureen GAYNOR b: 20 MAY
Patrick Francis DORGAN b: 28 MAY 1891 d: 8 APR 1969
Sarah Violet WATERS b: 1884 d: 23 JAN 1938
Edna FRECHETTE b: 22 JAN 1901 d: MAR 1967
Mary Catherine DORGAN b: 19 MAR 1905 d: 20 DEC 1996
Raymond James MORIARTY b: 5 NOV 1898 d: 26 SEP 1971
Timothy Joseph DORGAN b: 17 JUN 1902 d: 17 APR 1903
Michael Joseph DORGAN b: 25 FEB 1889 d: 10 AUG 1967
Catherine Josephine KING b: 5 JAN 1883 d: 21 APR 1944
Thomas Austin DORGAN , Sr. b: 21 DEC 1920 d: 14 MAY 2007
Ann D. O'DONNELL b: 30 NOV 1919 d: 3 SEP 2007
Thomas Austin DORGAN , Jr. b: 29 JUL 1943
Anne Marie DORGAN b: 9 NOV 1944
John William OMWEG b: 30 AUG 1945
John William OMWEG , Jr. b: 11 SEP 1972
Thaddaeus Thomas OMWEG b: 2 JUL 1974
Gregory Michael OMWEG b: 11 AUG 1976
Catherine Anne OMWEG b: 2 APR 1978
David Patrick OMWEG b: 8 APR 1984
Maureen DORGAN b: 4 SEP 1949 d: 15 DEC 1954
Kevin Michael DORGAN b: 17 FEB 1950
Regina Marie DORGAN b: 2 JUL 1951
Omer Ahmed BHAROOCHA b: 29 JAN 1951
Maureen Mariam BHAROOCHA b: 24 FEB 1981
Ahmed Omer BHAROOCHA b: 28 FEB 1984
Virginia Mary DORGAN b: 20 JUN 1954
Monica Maureen DORGAN b: 13 SEP 1956
Christopher J. DORGAN b: 6 JUL 1915 d: 30 JUN 1971
Jennette MOREAU b: 1919
Genevieve L. DORGAN b: 1 JAN 1919 d: 12 MAR 2001
Frederick E. OWEN b: 1 DEC 1914 d: 10 MAR 1998
Mary B. OWEN b: NOV 1944 d: 20 MAR 1945
Kathleen M. OWEN b: 11 FEB 1944
Nanci L. OWEN b: 4 SEP 1947
Stephen M. BREAGY b: OCT 1967
Michael E. BREAGY b: SEP 1970
Frederick H. OWEN III b: 7 SEP 1957
Donna M. LESSIEUR b: 25 JUN 1958
Tanya Marie OWEN b: 20 JUL 1986
Frederick H. OWEN IV b: 20 OCT 1989
Mary C. DORGAN b: 31 JAN 1917 d: 13 FEB 1940
Michael J. DORGAN b: 19 APR 1923 d: 19 APR 1923
John Joseph DORGAN b: 16 DEC 1895 d: AFT 22 DEC 1895
William Joseph DORGAN b: 11 APR 1897 d: 22 FEB 1983
Helen Louise McINTOSH b: 28 DEC 1905 d: 6 NOV 1992
William Joseph DORGAN , Jr. b: 7 JUL 1923 d: 26 AUG 2006
Mary Anne GORMAN b: 7 MAR 1925 d: 28 JUN 1982
Mary Ann DORGAN b: 29 SEP 1947 d: 29 SEP 1947
Daniel Patrick DORGAN b: 30 SEP 1958 d: 25 MAR 1959
William Joseph DORGAN III b: 6 DEC 1948
Edward Michael DORGAN b: 4 AUG 1950
Lori MORRISON b: 9 MAY 1957
Joanne Marie DORGAN b: 4 AUG 1953
John Michael DOOLEY b: 10 NOV 1950
Michael Matthew DOOLEY b: 21 AUG 1977
Meaghan Elizabeth DOOLEY b: 18 JUN 1981
Donna Marie DORGAN b: 9 JUL 1963
Timothy Neil PHELAND b: 3 MAY 1963
Timothy Neil PHELAND , Jr. b: 28 APR 1989
Kyle Patrick PHELAND b: 19 DEC 1992
Mackenzie Marie PHELAND b: 17 SEP 2001
Dolores CARBONE b: 27 FEB 1932
Helen Louise DORGAN b: 19 AUG 1924 d: 26 JUL 2015
Thomas Francis MONAHAN, SR b: 23 DEC 1922 d: 17 AUG 1988
Ellen Margaret MONAHAN b: 26 AUG 1946
Timothy William STAATS b: 23 APR 1967
Dylan Redmond STAATS b: 31 DEC 1993
Brandon Lorenzo STAATS b: 23 SEP 1999
Wendy Lynne STAATS b: 18 FEB 1969
Ramiro REYES b: 12 JAN 1970
Joshua Felipe REYES b: 20 FEB 1997
Kaitlyn Cecilia REYES b: 30 NOV 2006
Andrew Francis MONAHAN b: 8 SEP 1977
Matthew Jean MONAHAN b: 29 JAN 1979
Leslie Marie GAMEZ b: 8 AUG 1984
Madison Hope MONAHAN b: 17 AUG 2007
Dylan Chase MONAHAN b: 18 JUN 2009
Brandon MONAHAN b: ABT 1999
Lynne Ann MONAHAN b: 7 APR 1952
Lynne Ann MONAHAN b: 7 APR 1952
Kenneth Alan MONAHAN b: 29 JAN 1959
Corinne Hope DORGAN b: 28 OCT 1927 d: 7 APR 2015
Earl Earnest HERZOG ,Jr. b: 3 APR 1926 d: 17 SEP 2010
Richard HERZOG b: 16 MAR 1952
David HERZOG b: 12 MAY 1955
Donald E. HERZOG b: 4 JUN 1956
Robert HERZOG b: 29 SEP 1949 d: 25 JUN 2012
Jessie GREIG b: 26 FEB 1900
Baby Son DORGAN b: 9 OCT 1917 d: 15 OCT 1917
David Andrew DORGAN b: 9 SEP 1893 d: 4 OCT 1984
Ellen Margaret DOORLEY b: 9 OCT 1897 d: 6 NOV 1992