I'm researching the O'Grady/Grady family history and have a Loretta or Laura Andrews who married a ? Agnew.I have additional information about her mother's side of the family and thought I'd post it here in case anyone is looking:
I have listed everyone as O'Grady, though they were sometimes listed as Grady in censu information and baptismal records. Most censuses show them in the Allegheny Co., South Fayette Township area; and in McDonald PA on Laurel Hill. Family history says they were buried either at Robinson Run cemetery or St. Patricks in Noblestown, but neither cem has records of the O'Gradys.
Michael Joseph O'Grady b. in Ireland in 1847 (d. ?). MICHAEL may have been the son of a Patrick and Elizabeth O'Grady, living next door to them in McDonald, PA. Patrick and Elizabeth (both b. in Ireland) had three sons living with them at the time of the 1870 census: Martin, b. 1855 Thomas b. 1851 Jon b. 1859 Elizabeth died prior to 1880, as Patrick is listed as a widower on the 1880 census.
Michael married Margaret McCloskey in England. She was born in Ireland in 1849. Their first child, Maria Anne(MARY)GRADY was born in Thornley, Durham, England in 1868 or 1869. In 1869 they emigrated to the U.S. and settled in McDonald, Pennsylvania, Laurel Hill. They had at least 12 children, who were:
Maria Anne (Mary) O'Grady 1868 - 1945; about 1891 she m. William Andrews, a coal miner, born 1866 in Ohio and their children were: ..3 Loretta or Laura Andrews (married ? AGNEW ..3 William Andrews
James O'Grady, b. 1869 m. Bessie WHALEN
Ella O'Grady b November 1870 m. T. John DAUGHERTY b. Dec. 1869. Carnegie, Pa., occupation, flagman for R.R.; 1900 census lists them married 7 years, with three of four children living. Ella's sister Elizabeth O’Grady was a boarder with them in 1900. Their children were: ..3 John Daugherty b. 10/1899 ..3 James Daugherty b. 1/1898 ..3 Margaret Daugherty b. 11/1893 married ? LOESEL ..3 Regina Daugherty (b. after 1900) married ? Moore
Michael O'Grady b. about 1872 according to 1880 census. Not listed in 1900 census
Margaret O'Grady b. about 1874 m. HOFFESS and their daughter was ..3 Alma Hoffess, b. about 1897. In the 1900 census at the age of 3 she is living with her aunt and uncle ANDREWS
Elizabeth O'Grady or GRADY b. about 1878 m. Stephen RODGERS after 1900 and their children were: ..3 Donald Rodgers ..3 Mary Lou Rodgers married ? Maloney ..3 Ralph Rodgers
Theresa O'Grady, b. 1886 died 1946 and buried in PURDY family plot of Robinsons Run Cemetery. She m. Robert PURDY b. abt. 1879 in WV; married in or before 1910 and their children were: ..3 Robert Purdy ..3 Harold Purdy ..3 John Purdy
Veronica or Bronica O'Grady was b. 1880
Agnes O'Grady b 1884 - d. 1960 m. James MURRAY and their children were: ..3 Paul Murray ..3 Joseph Murray ..3 Margaret Murray m. ?Ball ..3 George Murray
Gertrude O'Grady d. 1956; m. ? RYLANDER
John O'Grady? b, 1887 +never married
Rebecca Mildred O'Grady 1890 m. Edward L. Smith b. 1889 - December and their children were: ..3 Edward De Forest Smith ..3 Joseph Smith 1910 - ..3 Regis Smith 1911 - 1977 ..3 Martha Phyllis Smith 1913 - m. +Russell Dudley Pitner 1903 - 1976 ..3 Richard Smith 1915 -
Bertha O'Grady, b. 1891
Would really love to find someone else working on this family!