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Re: Quigley, Cooney from Nenagh

Posted: 1211578418000
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: Sullivan, Murphy,Maseeth

While researching my Great-Grandmother I came across her marriage announcement in the local paper in 1907. The name Archbishop Quigley is mentioned as being the Uncle of a Miss Josephine E. Maseeth, who was a bridesmaid [Maid of Honor] for my Great-Grandmother Ella Katherine Murphy. I do not know if Ella and Josephine were related, since I haven’t been able to connect them, but they may be.

Perhaps something else in the article may yield clues for you.

Below is the full article.

As is appears in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on Wednesday, January 23, 1907.
Helen Katharine Murphy Becomes Bride of J. F. Sullivan, of New York.
At the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Miss Helen Katherine Murphy yesterday morning at 9:90 o'clock became the bride of James Frederick Sullivan, of New York. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. John Quinn, of Mount Read, a cousin of the bride, assisted by Rev. Thomas F. Connors, rector of the church. The sanctuary was adorned with palms and carnations. Seated there, aside from the two celebrants of the nuptial mass, were: Rev. J. J. Donnelly, of Victor; Rev. Father Donlon, of Scranton, Pa.; Rev. J. J. Breanihan, of Churchville: Rev. James Doyle, of Whitesborough; Rev. J. J. Kelley, of Spencerport, and three clergymen, of Rochester; Rev. Dr. A. E. Brees, of St. Bernard’s Seminary; Rev. Augustine M. O'Neill, of Immaculate Conception Church; Rev. D. J. Curran, of Corpus Christi Church; Rev. J. H. O'Brien, of St. Augustine's Church; Rev. William Glevson, of St. Mary's Church, and Rev. James A Hickey, of Holy Apostle Church. Miss Katherine Butler, the organist, played the bridal chorus from "Lohengrin" when the bridal party entered and Mendelssohn's March when it retired. Parts in the mass were sung by Miss Dorsey, soprano and William F. Predinore.
Miss Josephine E. Maseeth was bridesmaid and J. A. Henneasy, of Auburn, was the groomsman. The bride was gowned in white chiffon over taffeta, elaborately trimmed with duchess lace. She wore a sunburst of diamonds, the groom's gift to her, and carried a mother-of-pearl prayer book and white carnations. Her maid wore a white embroidered robe over taffeta, with bodies of pink velvet and carried pink carnations.
A wedding breakfast was served to some fifty guests at the home of the bride's sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Maloney, No. 388 West Avenue. Beautiful decorations in pink and green decked the rooms. Among those present from out of town were: Mrs. A. Sullivan, mother of the groom, and sons; W. J. and J. O. Sullivan, of Providence; M. E. Sullivan, also a brother of the groom. J. J. Maloney, Louis Trieg and W. H. Plunkett, of New York; Mrs. Ellis and Miss Bampfield, of Niagara Falls; Mr. and Mrs. William Daly and daughter, of Brockport, and Mrs. Thomas Fennell, of Canandaigua. Telegrams of congratulations were received from friends of the groom throughout the state. The bride's gift to her maid was a handsome bracelet. The groom gave to his man and usher pearl scarf pins.
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan's wedding trip is to include Washington and Atlantic City. After March 10th they will be at home at the Van Cortland apartments. Park Avenue and Ninety-Sixth Street. New York. Mr. Sullivan is connected with the Daprato Statuary Company of that city.
Before the marriage the bridal party was entertained by Miss Maseeth, who gave a dinner, at which time Archbishop Quigley of Chicago, uncle of the hostess, bestowed his Episcopal blessing on the bride and groom. 8howers were given by Miss Schwab and Miss Popp. All the members of the wedding party, excepting bride and groom, were entertained last night at Cloak’s.

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