It has been too many years and I don't know if you are still here but I have more info on my George Frederick Hanratty. Mother is supposed to be a Margaret Hanratty no known dad.
I have a birth record for him and his twin siblings (this was always a story in the family but never proven)
Births Reported in 1898. Borough of Richmond. Name: George F. Hanratty Birth Date: 28 Apr 1898 Certificate Number: 468
Births Reported in 1899. Borough of Richmond. Name: John Hanratty Birth Date: 26 Dec 1899 Certificate Number: 1417
Births Reported in 1899. Borough of Richmond. Name: Fanny Hanratty Birth Date: 26 Dec 1899 Certificate Number: 1418
I also have him in the 1900 census in Richmond Co. NY with dad Mary(misprint) age 38, Margaret age 26, Patrick 3, George 2, John M. 5mon, Mary N. 5mon. Ann age 73.
In 1880 census in Richmond Co. NY I have the same family only there is Ann age 53, with son Owen age 12 and son Patrick age 16. Now by the 1900 census Owen would be 32 and Patrick would be 36 so where are they? And Ann aged 53 is now 73 and living with son's family.
In 1880 there were several otehr family in the NY and MD area.
One was couple? in Orange Co. NY Laurence and Elizabeth both age 35 with children Owen 8, Robert 7, Sarah 5, Charlotte 3 and Elisabeth 1 but Laurence is listed as self and all others are listed as "other" so no one is listed as wife or son, etc... Oh and Elizabeth 35 was listed as born in IRE and Laurence as born in ENG
In 1880 census Weschester Co. NY are 2 sisters Aggie age 21 and Mary J age 25
In 1880 census Manhattan NY there is an A. Hanratty age 62 b IRE listed as mother with John Hanratty age 60 listed as other b IRE and Ellen age 16 b NY listed as other.
IN 1880 census Brooklyn NY there is a Bernard Hanratty age 40 with wife Catherine age 30 both B IRE with son James age 12 and Eliza J Hanratty age 70 b NY listed as other she would most likely be Bernard's mom, but why born in NY?
In conclusion I believe that this Laurence family is related to my George b/c he has a son Owen which is in the family and a son Robert and my George named one of his kids Robert.
OK I probably just confused everyone! I think I have in my file that Michael and MArgaret are parents of my George Frederick Michaels parents are Peter and Ann and he had sibling James, John, Patrick, Sarah and Owen.