First off I screwed up who Helen DURNEY was married to.She was the first wife of Edward T ROACH son of Denis & Mary MEADE ROACH.I have a marriage cerificate for the couple at St Michael's in Midtown Manhattan.They did have a son Edward ROACH but he died shortly after his mother of pneumonia 10/23/1917 helen died in March f 1917. In researching Durney parents I had difficulty with the census data but I did find some strong possiblities. strong possiblity these are his census materials check addresses
1900 There is a Thomas DOrney (prob Durney) 354 West 9th 1900 NY NY 20th ward Manhattan T623 Roll 1092 Pg 268 Ln 47 354 West 9th St blacked out last lines of census page can not read even on negative x400
1910 NY NY 20th ward T624 Roll 1044 Pg 292 Line 15 367 9th Ave (same as Helen's wedding cert) Helens mom died 1891 Durney Thomas age 50 b Ire widower imm 1875 naturalized citizen occupation water dept city Durney Ellen 18 daughter b NY single
1920 NY NY Manhattan T625 Roll 1190 Pg 48 364 9th Ave Durney Thomas age 63 b Ire imm 1880 nat 1885 laborer city living with cousin to John J & Mary Grace (John fireman office bldg).