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Thomas Meskill

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I'm looking for information on my great grandfather. Thomas Fracis Meskill. born 12 August 1875 in Jersey City, NJ. He had at least one sister. Married Laura Fletcher of NJ in 1896. Only two of his children lived to adulthood, Florence and Grace. Thomas was catholic but was diowned by his family because he got married. They hoped he would become a priest. His father also A Thomas Meskill was born in Ireland.
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MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN J. MESKILL WAS BORN IN PHILADELPHIA AROUND 1860. HIS FATHER, JOHN, ARRIVED FROM IRELAND AND WAS NATURALIZED IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1856. MANY DESCENDANTS ( MESKILL'S ) STILL IN PHILLY.ARE WE SOMEHOW RELATED?

Meskill

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I don't know if we are related. My great-grandfather Thomas Francis Meskill was born 12 Aug. 1875, Jersey City, N.J. His father was Thomas Meskill from Ireland. I'm trying to find more but it is hard. Good Luck

Thomas Meskill

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Hi! DAvid Do you know when your great-grandfather died. Mine died July 1945. At the time he was living in NYC, either Brooklyn or the Bronx. I haven't looked at the board for a while. It would be cool if we ware related. I don't know much about him. He ran out on my great grandmother, Laura Fletcher Meskill when my grandmother was 12 (Florence Elizabeth Meskill VanEmburgh). He left Laura for another woman. This would have been around 1917. So not much was ever said. How are you related?

Thomas Meskill

Dennis Meskill (View posts)
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Barb, I'm David's cousin, also from Philly. I know there was a Connecticut Governor named Thomas Meskill in the mid to late part of the 1900s. If you researched information on him it could lead to your great-grandfather. Maybe the Governor was a son from a second marriage of your great-grandfather.

I THINK WE ARE COUSINS .

MARY MESKILL (View posts)
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I HAVE SOME RELATIVES IN IRLAND . MY GRANDFATHER RICHARD J MESKILL WAS BORN AND RAISED THERE AND THEN HE WENT IN TO THE SERVICE.

I THINK WE ARE COUSINS

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RICHARD MESKILL: born in Ballymac, Limerick, Ireland. Was Career US Army and later postmaster of San Antonio, TX.
If this is your Grandfather, he was my Great Uncle Dick. Email Me. I have much information on the family.
itburke@xtdl.com

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Ruth Prior (View posts)
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My father was Thomas, he had 3 brothers,John,Michael & Daniel(who died in infancy) a sister Margaret. All lived in Connecticut. John Meskill & Margaret Bennett were their parents. John immagrated from County Clare and Margaret (Maggie) from what was known at that time as Queens County

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Barbara (View posts)
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Hi! Back when the Gov. Meskill was in office, my one cousin wrote him. We were not sure if there was a relation. He said there were three Thomas Meskills around the same time. All I've found out so far is that My great grandfather Thomas Francis Meskill was the oldest of 4 children. He was born in 1875 in Jersey City. His parents were both from Ireland. Dad was Thomas F. Meskill and mother was Ellan Whealen. She came over in 1870. Not sure of Tom, Sr. Tom Sr. died between 1893 and 1900. Ellan and three children were in Jersey City for the 1900 census. One son's name was William. I can't read the other children's name. by that point my great grandfather had married Laura Fletcher, also of Jersey City. (1896)

There was not much contact with the Meskill family. Story is that they disowned them. Story also goes that Thomas, Jr. was supposed to have been the priest (oldest son) but getting married....

That's about all I know.

Barb

Re: Thomas Meskill

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Classification: Query
Surnames: Meskill
In your Aug. 2002 message you mentioned a cousin who might be related to the former Gov. of Ct.My husband,William Meskill is from New Britain,Ct. and I believe that his father and the Gov"s father were brothers / cousins and would appreciate any info thanks
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