A Maria Heslin was godmother to 2 of my ggrandfather Patrick Heslin's children born in New Haven, CT in 1868 and 1872.Patrick was born in Ireland c. 1843, son of Peter and Ellen Heslin.He first appears in the New Haven City Directory about 1867-68 living at the same address as James and Bernard Heslin.Neither James nor Bernard is in the Directory the next year.In 1867 Patrick married Catherine Carberry in New Haven.He died in New Haven in 1888.I have not been able to find out where in Ireland Patrick came from or anything about other relatives.Do you know if your Maria's father Patrick had a brother named Peter?Have the names James and Bernard come up in your research?My Patrick named his sons Peter and James.
With regard to your date of death query, I looked in the city directories and found the following: 1.In 1921-22, no Kennys are listed.However, there is a Maria J. Kenney widow of Thomas W. living at 269 Portsea St with Thomas empl.the railroad and William H. a mechanic. 2.The same is true in the 1922-23 directory. 3.In 1923-24 none of the Kenneys above are listed but there is a Maria Kenny widow of Thomas living at 173 DeWitt St. with Jennie employed at P,J. Cronan& Co. and William H. machinist 4.The same is true in the 1924-25 directory. 5.There are no listing for any of these people under either spelling in the 1926 directory. 6.In the 1927 directory there is only a Thomas J. Kenny and wife Annie living at 299 Columbus Avenue with Edna employed at Sargeant and Company and Robert T. a plumber.
You probably found your DOD info long ago (this posting has been up a while) but maybe something will be of help and perhaps you will have something that will help me.Here's hoping, Pat heslin