John McLOUGHLIN m. 1873 London, England, Jessie WAGNER
Hello.I've been trying to find more information about my husband's grandmother for several years. He knew very little about her childhood. The family-story was that Annie Mary Magdalene McLAUGHLIN was born in Ireland ~1890, and she was raised in England. And, she spent several years of her childhood in a Convent.
From census information, I found out Annie came to the US ~1908 (Age ~18) and married in Waltham, MA (US) in ~1910 to James GAVIN of Waltham. (His parents b1860 in County Galway, Ireland, and came to MA/US in 1880's.)
This week I received the death record for Mrs. Annie GAVIN from 1949 in Cambridge, MA, where the family lived. It said that her father was (unknown) McLAUGHLIN and her mother was (unknown) McDERMOTT. They were born in Ireland and she was born in London, England. (Annie had thought her father was born in England and she was born in Ireland.)
I just mentioned this on the Ireland Mailing List and 2 people responded with information.
They found the possible, extended family of Annie in the 1901 census for London, England. Probable step-father, Samuel LUSCOMBE, and mother, Jessie LUSCOMBE, with her children, Catherine McLOUGHLIN, 23, Louise McLOUGHLIN, 19, Sophia McLOUGHLIN, 14, and Annie McLOUGHLIN, 11.
And, Samuel LUSCOMBE and Jessie McLOUGHLIN had married in London in 1899. And, John McLOUGHLIN and Jessie WAGNER had married in London in 1873. The 1881 census showed John McLOUGHLIN had been born in Scotland in ~1856. And, he and Jessie had 2 young daughters, Eleanor and Catherine. Evidently Elearnor died young as she is not mentioned in the 1891 census. John died in 1890 and that was when Annie was the year Annie was born. Possibly their 5 young daughters were in the "Convent of the Sacred Heart" in London from 1891 to 1898; 3 of the girls were there in the 1891 census but Annie would have been an infant.
One problem with this family is that the death record in Cambridge, MA, in 1949 for Annie showed her mother's maiden name as McDERMOTT. But, Annie died suddenly at 58, and either her adult children didn't know the information about their mother's parents, or had remembered wrong. Or, perhaps Annie didn't know the exact details.
I can offer another FYI that there was another Anna McLOUGHLIN / McLAUGHLIN born in London, England, in ~1887. Her parents appear to be John McLOUGHLIN, a seaman, born in Ireland. This 1891 census also showed his wife as Mary, born in London, and 3 young children, including Annie, 4, born in London.
When Annie McLOUGHLIN / McLAUGHLIN arrived in the US in ~1908, we don't know whether she traveled alone at Age ~18, or whether she traveled with family members.
There were several Annie McLAUGHLIN's arriving in the US ~1908 at the Ellis Island site, but they don't seem to match my husband's grandmother's information.
I was wondering if anyone knew of the above families, or found the names familiar.
Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)
(James and Annie GAVIN had 3 sons and 2 daughters and descendants are still in the area.)