I have found something kind of interesting. I am having no luck finding out anything about my Grandfather, Thomas Patrick Fennessey, but I came across this.
The Name "Fennessey" & all of it's varied spellings (Fennessy,Finnesssy, etc. etc.) derivesfrom the Gaelic "O'Fiangusa". The O'Fiangusa's were a group of Chiefs who lived near Cashel, Ireland.
Anyway, if anyone knows anything about Thomas Patrick Fennessey, who resided for atime in Washington State, PLEASE let me know.He married & divorced my Grandma, Hazel Shaw, in the late 1920's. He worked for the RR in Canada & died about 1929 & is buried in Lethbridge. Alberta. I know that to be accurate because I saw his grave when I was a kid. I am beginning to think that he was beamed down from a space ship!!