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McKeever Ancestry

McKeever Ancestry

Rosie Maas Schmidt (View posts)
Posted: 950115194000
I am looking for information on the McKeever name from the North of Ireland, preferaby County Armagh. Both my maternal great grandmother and great grandfather had the surname McKeever. They met after both came to the US at different times. My great grandmother was Mary Bridget McKeever and my great grandfather was Michael McKeever (he was a tailor).

McKeever ancestry

Laurence J. McKeever (View posts)
Posted: 951303316000
Father Thomas P McKeever
Mother Mary ( nee Sloan )
Both born around 1900 in County Armagh
Father was member of The New York City Police
Dept. from 1925 to 1962. Had brothers Michael
, Felim, Peter, Patrick and sister Theresa
Also siblings that did not come to US
Mother had brother Joseph Sloan and sister
Susan plus siblings that also did not
come to US


Rosie Maas Schmidt (View posts)
Posted: 954066522000
I have a g.g.grandmother, Bridget MaryMcKeveever, married John McCloskey lived in Derry Co. any relations ? Came to Ca. in 1869

we have a Mary McKeever

McKeever, of Staten Island NY (View posts)
Posted: 957334182000
the name Mary McKeever is in our family book

here it is sorry no dates.
Robert McKeever married Mary Cahill (McKeever)
William J.

We are linked by the William J. who married and then went on to have my husbands father
Joseph Edward who was always called Edward.
It seems in his family the name on the birth certificate was not always the name you are called by the middle name is. Perhaps this can help the only date I can give you is that William J the son of Robert and Mary McKeever resided in Staten Island NY and William died Aug. 25. 1971 date of birth unkown.

Mckeever and NYC Police department

Liza and Kevin McKeever (View posts)
Posted: 957342226000
Please look at our tree under this sight.
McKeever, William of Staten Island.
According to family Oral history there is a long line of McKeevers in the NYC police dept.perhaps we are distantly related.
let us know what you think

Patrick J. McKeever

Patricia McCready (View posts)
Posted: 960275840000
My grandfather, Patrick J. McKeever, was in the NYC Fire Department and retired about 1940. Not sure when he was born but he married Annie Sullivan in 1903 so was probably already with the N.Y.F.D. at that time. I was told by my aunt Mary McKeever that he fought the Triangle fire in 1911.

His parents came from Donegal (family legend says their ship landed in NY the day after Lincoln's assasination) and he was one of six children, although I don't know anything about any of them. If he was able to go to work for the fire department, maybe one of his brothers got a job with the police.

Your aunt Mary McKeever

Liza (View posts)
Posted: 960369331000
Perhaps there could be a link here.

this is as far back as I have.
Robert McKeever married Mary Cahill
children :
William J.
Mary (could this be your aunt Mary, maybe depending on your age?)
9 children

then William J. first born son married Irene
Crowely and then married Anna Galbrith

children fathered by William J. :
(all by Irene)
(by Anna)

the Joseph ( is really called Edward) and that is listed on SS. but states Joseph on birth certificate.
Maybe there is a link
I will do more research to find out.

Mary McKeever

Patricia McCready (View posts)
Posted: 960369921000
Thanks for answering but no, different Mary. My aunt's parents were Patrick Annie Sullivan McKeever. They lived in NYC.

Looking for a Mary, a Patrick or an Annie in an Irish-American group is like looking for Joe Smith.

NJ McKeever Policemen

Sheila Ann McKeever Murl (View posts)
Posted: 982328953000
I am just starting to research my father's family. My grandfather, Michael, was a Trenton, NJ policeman and so was my father, John, and his brother, James. My father was very active in Police Organization, to include Police and Fire Pension Board. NY being so close, perhaps some of your family know of him. Would have been during the years of 1950-1985. Please email me at if you have any info or any leads on how to trace my Iris roots.

Email me Liza!!!!!

Posted: 990518249000
Edited: 1003980373000
Rita, first name Margaret, Married Gustav Swanson And Had 6 kids, one of wich is my g grandmother. I know that Lillian McKeever Married into the Cohey's (Cahey). Her Son Jimmy is the 95th Justice of the Siupreme Court of thee State of New York. Rita has one daughter still alive, Margaret Gardner, and loads of cousins. We need to talk!!!!
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