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Bernard "Barney" Carr

Bernard "Barney" Carr

Male 1845 - 1912  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name Bernard Carr 
    Nickname Barney 
    Born Mar 1845  Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1912  Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Jan 1912  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2260  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2019 

    Father Simon Carr,   b. Abt 1812, Inver, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1888, Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Grace Monaghan,   b. Abt 1804, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1882, Ballymacavany, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1836  Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Main House
    Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Main House
    Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany in 2016. The original structure consisted of the first floor section, without the wing to the left. The wing and the second floor were added later. Still owned and lived in by the Carr family, who explained this history to Robert Simon, who took the picture.
    Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Panoramic View
    Carr Homestead in Ballymacavany - Panoramic View
    Panoramic view of fields of the Carr homestead in Ballymacavany, as seen from the road in front of the main house. Photograph by Robert M. Simon.
    Family ID F675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann McGarrigle,   b. Abt 1848, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 16 May 1869  Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Carr,   b. 21 Jan 1871, Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1904, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Mary Anne Carr,   b. 14 Dec 1872, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age < 7 years)
    Documents
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912) | McGarrigle, Ann - Marriage
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912) | McGarrigle, Ann - Marriage
    1869 Irish Civil Registration marriage record for Barney Kerr and Ann McGargle.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Prendergast,   b. Abt 1859, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1896, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1882  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Carr,   b. 23 Oct 1883, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1883, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Grace Agnes Carr,   b. 23 Dec 1884, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Matilda Carr,   b. 27 Feb 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Bernard Francis Carr,   b. 24 Jan 1889, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1979, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. John Simon Carr,   b. 20 Jul 1891, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hugh Joseph Carr,   b. 2 Apr 1893, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1893, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Walter James Carr,   b. 17 Sep 1894, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1973, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Documents
    Carr, Bernard  (1845-1912) | Prendergrast, Margaret - Marriage
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912) | Prendergrast, Margaret - Marriage
    1882 marriage record for Bernard Carr and Margaret Prendergrast, from the parish records of St. Patrick's RC Church, Philadelphia.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1845 - Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 May 1869 - Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1912 - Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Photograph of Bernard Carr, circa 1900 (estimate by Irish relatives). Original photo in the possession of Kathleen Carr, Mountcharles, County Donegal, who provided the identification.

    Documents
    Carr, Bridget (1871-1918) | Carr, Bernard (1845-1912) | Carr, Bernard (1875-1962) - News Articles
    Carr, Bridget (1871-1918) | Carr, Bernard (1845-1912) | Carr, Bernard (1875-1962) - News Articles
    1908-1909 news articles from the Wilmington (Del.) Evening Journal on the lawsuit of Bridget Carr against her uncle, Bernard Carr, in which she sought equal pay to his male bartenders.

    Headstones
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Tombstone of Bernard Carr, his wife Margaret, and 2 children of this marriage, in (Old) Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. West side of tombstone.
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Carr, Bernard (1845-1912)
    Tombstone of Bernard Carr, his wife Margaret, and 2 children of this marriage in (Old) Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. South side of tombstone giving Bernard Carr's place of birth as Lough Derg, Donegal, Ireland.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      - Year of birth would be 1845-1846, according to age (23 years) in record of his first marriage to Ann McGarrigle in the Irish Civil Registration Records, available by purchase from www.rootsireland.ie and in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Named in the record as Barney Kerr (a common variant of Carr) of Ballymacvanny, Pettigo District, County Donegal, and his father is identified as Simon Kerr.
      - Year of birth would be 1843-1844, according to age (36 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 409C, line 37. Place of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Bernard Carr, widower, with son Thomas Carr and nephew Simon Carr.
      - Year of birth would be 1844-1845, according to age (37 years) in 1882 record of his second marriage to Margaret Prendegast in the Philadelphia Register of Marriages for 1882, page 161, line 3. Place of birth given as Ireland.
      - Year of birth would be 1844-1845, according to age (44 years) in 1889 record of birth of his son Bernard Francis Carr. Place of birth given as Ireland.
      - Year of birth would be 1852-1853, according to age (40 years) in 1893 record of birth of his son Hugh Joseph Carr. Place of birth given as Ireland.
      - Year of birth would be 1848-1849, according to age (45 years) in 1894 record of birth of his son Walter Carr. Place of birth given as Ireland.
      - Month and year of birth given as March 1845 in 1900 U.S. Census for Delaware, New Castle County, E.D. 4, Sheet 16A, Line 26. Place of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Bernard Carr, with niece Bridget and children.
      - Year of birth would be 1842-1843, according to age (69 years) in 1912 Death Certificate, described below. Place of birth given as Ireland.
      - Year of birth would be 1842-1843, according to age (69 years) given on his tombstone inscription in Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.
      - Identified as the son of Simon and Grace Carr by virtue of (1) having his father named as Simon Kerr in his first marriage record, (2) being described as the uncle of Simon Carr -- a son of Thomas and Ann McGarrigle -- in the 1880 U.S. Census, (3) being described as the uncle of Bernard Carr (b. 1875) -- another son of Thomas Carr and Ann McGarrigle -- in the younger Bernard's U.S. immigration record, and (4) being described as the uncle of Bridget Carr -- a daughter of Thomas Carr and Ann McGarrigle -- in the 1900 U.S. Census.
      - Tombstone inscription describes him as a "a native of Lough Derg, Co. Donegal, Ireland." Lough Derg is a lake just outside Pettigo, and adjacent to Ballymacvany.

      IMMIGRATION: Year of immigration given as 1875 in 1900 U.S. Census.

      MARRIAGE:
      - First marriage to Anne McGarrigle:
      Full date given as 6 May 1869 in Carn Parish register, on FHL Microfilm No. 926049. Named (in Latin) as Bernardum Kerr and Annam McGargle. Witnesses were Bridget Gallagher and Mary Byrne. Priest was Fr. Neal Ryan. This date is taken as the more reliable one.
      Full date of 16 May 1869 given in Irish Civil Registration marriage record available by purchase from www.rootsireland.ie and in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Named in the record as Barney Kerr (a common variant of Carr) of Ballymacvanny, Pettigo District, County Donegal, and his father is identified as Simon Kerr. Wife is named as Ann McGargle, the daughter of Barney McGargle of Fincastle.
      Wife named as Anne McGarrigle in birth records of two children, Thomas and Mary Ann, in Ireland Births and Baptisms data base on www.familysearch.org, and in the Irish Civil Registration birth record for Thomas Carr, purchased from www.rootsireland.ie.
      Listed as a widower in the 1880 U.S. Census, indicating that his first wife had died between 1872 and 1880.
      - Second marriage to Margaret Prendegast:
      Wife identified as Margaret Prendergast in genealogical information compiled by Catherine Dolan Simon from correspondence with Irish relatives.
      Wife identified as Margaret Predegast in record of marriage in the Philadelphia Marriage Register for 1882, page 161, line 3. Full date of marriage given as 3 October 1882. Officiating priest was Rev. James E. Mulholland. Name of church is indistinct.
      Wife identified as Margaret Prendergrast in record of marriage in the Marriage Register of St. Patrick's RC Church, Philadelphia, page 224, available on findmypast.com. Full date given as 3 October 1882. Witnesses--William McGonigle and Mona O'Brien.
      Wife identified as Margaret Prendegrast in Delaware birth records of their children. This marriage would have taken place between 1880-1883.
      Listed as a widower again in 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census, after death of second wife in 1896.

      ADDRESSES:
      - Ballymacavanny, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland (1869 Marriage Record)
      - Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland (1871 record of son Thomas's birth)
      - Main Street, Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland (1872 record of daughter Mary Anne's birth)
      - 1416 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [home address] (1880 U.S. Census; Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1881, page 299)
      - 11 Benton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1881, page 299 [business address]; 1886, page 305) Note: Benton Street used to run between Ranstead and Market Streets in the block between 15th and 16th Streets. It was subsequently renamed Hicks Street. 11 Benton Street was halfway up the block on the east side of the street.
      - 508 Church Street, Wilmington, Delaware (1889 birth record of his son Bernard; 1889 Wilmington City Directory, page 128)
      - Water and King Streets, Wilmington, Delaware (1893 record of birth of his son Hugh, 1894 record of birth of son Walter)
      - N.E. cor[ner], E. Water and King, Wilmington, Delaware (Gopsill's Wilmington Directory, 1898, p. 148; Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer, 1899, p. 181; Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer, 1900, p. 192)
      - 4 South King Street (adjacent to entry for a residence on Water Street), Wilmington, Delaware (1900 U.S. Census)
      - 119 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware (Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer: 1903, p. 192; 1904, p. 199; 1905, p. 197; 1907, p. 208; 1909, p. 201 [business address])
      - 1102 Madison Street, Wilmington, Delaware (Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer, 1909, p. 201 [home address]; 1910, p. 214 [home address]; 1911, p. 213 [typo in home address]; 1912 Death Certificate)

      OCCUPATION:
      - Butcher (1871 record of son Thomas's birth; 1872 record of daughter Mary Anne's birth)
      - Saloon keeper (1880 U.S. Census; 1882 marriage certificate; 1889, 1893, 1894 records of births of children; 1900 U.S. Census; 1912 death entry)
      - Wines and liquors, Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer, 1903.
      - Bartender, Wilmington City Directory and Business Gazetteer, 1904.

      DEATH:
      - Full date of death given as 28 January 1912 in combined death and burial certificates filed in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online at www.familysearch.org. Location of death given as Wilmington, Delaware, likely at home. Cause of death was chronic interstitial nephritis.
      - Full date of death also given as 28 January 1912 in entry in Registration of Deaths in the City of Wilmington, 1902-1914, page 145, line 39, online as part of Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954, at www.familysearch.org. Place of death given as 1102 Madison Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

      BURIAL:
      - Full date of burial given as 31 January 1912 in combined death and burial certificates filed in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online at www.familysearch.org. The Wilmington, Delaware form was signed "Dougherty and McGillin" in the undertaker line, but a different undertaker was used in Philadelphia (This may indicate that the body was released to his cousins in Philadelphia, who were surnamed Dougherty and McGillin). The Philadelphia address used prior to burial was given as 2215 North 15th Street, Philadelphia (currently a residence in the neighborhood). This burial certificate states that he was buried in New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original burial part of the certificate gives 31 January 1911 as the burial date, but the other forms and an office stamp on the Delaware part of the form (perhaps from the City of Wilmington when it processed the form) give the year as 1912.
      - Actual burial was in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Section U, Range 6, Lot 25, according to records provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cemeteries Office to Robert M. Simon on 17 September 2012. Date of burial was 31 January 1912. Tombstone on site is intact.


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