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Martin Jennings

Devoted husband, loving father, tireless researcher, Irish historian, teacher, geneologist.

The Jennings Family Tree is dedicated to him.

born: September 20, 1916 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

died: November 16, 1993 in Galway, Ireland

Below: one of Martin's Favorite Pictures, taken in the chamber of a 5,000 year old megalithic cairn at Loughcrew in Co. Meath, Ireland.

Martin's immediate family:

Martin Jennings b: September 20, 1916 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: November 16, 1993 in Galway, Ireland
.............. +Winifred (Una) Walsh d: March 26, 1962 m: August 24, 1942
..................... Grainne Jennings b: August 03, 1944
......................... +Padraic O'Connaoile m: 1977
................................ Martan O'Connaoile b: August 01, 1980
................................ Stiofan O'Connaoile b: January 08, 1982
..................... Aileen Jennings b: August 31, 1945
......................... +Michael Hollenrake m: August 02, 1971
................................ Patricia Una Hollenrake b: November 13, 1973
................................ Sarah Jane Hollenrake b: January 25, 1976
...................... Mary Jennings b: May 12, 1952
......................... +Tim O'Brien m: June 20, 1975
................................ Cormac O'Brien b: January 27, 1977
................................ Caitriona O'Brien b: January 16, 1978
................................ Ruairi O'Brien b: February 04, 1980
...............*2nd Wife of Martin Jennings:
.............. +Maureen McDonnell m: December 28, 1978
..................... Aoife Jennings b: September 27, 1980 in Galway, Ireland d: July 04, 1991 in Galway, Ireland

Below: picture on Martin and Una's wedding day on August 24, 1942

Below: picture taken on August 1st, 1948 of Martin and his wife Una and their first 2 children Grainne and Aileen.

Below: Martin and Una in the early 1940s.  My Mum had already been to America for a vacation before she married Martin in 1942.

Below: picture of Martin with (from left to right in the front) his daughters Aileen and Grainne, his second wife Maureen, and his daughter Mary, and in the back Michael Hollenrake and Padraic O'Connaoile.

Below: picture of (from left to right) of my brother Larry, me (Garrett), Martin, my brother Brian, Maureen and their daughter Aoife. This was taken in 1988, and after meeting Martin here for the first time, I was inspired to start tracing the family tree as well.

Below: picture of my grandfather's family taken in July of 1929. My grandfather Patrick James Jennings and grandmother Mary Walsh had 12 children, which are all in the picture except the youngest Cathal wasn't born yet. The baby on my grandmother's lap is Laurence Frances Jennings (my father) who has flowers over one of his feet because no one could find his other shoe.

His immediate family was:

Patrick James Jennings b: April 20, 1878 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: September 20, 1953 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
.......... +Mary Walsh b: February 04, 1888 in Cloonaughill, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: June 13, 1943 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland m: March 04, 1912 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Bridget (Sr. Mary Columba) Jennings b: January 27, 1913 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... John Thomas (Fr. John) Jennings b: January 24, 1914 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... James Joseph Jennings b: July 08, 1915 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Martin Jennings b: September 20, 1916 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: November 16, 1993 in Galway, Ireland
...................... Mary (Maire') Jennings b: January 14, 1918 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Annie Kathleen (Sr. Malachy) Jennings b: October 10, 1919 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Margaret Teresa (Sr. Ann) Jennings b: January 31, 1921 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo d: July 17, 1995 in Nympsfield, England
...................... Padraic James Jennings b: May 22, 1922 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Veronica Mary Jennings b: August 15, 1924 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo
...................... Lelia Mary Jennings b: March 29, 1926 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo
...................... Laurence Frances Jennings b: January 08, 1928 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland
...................... Cathal Jennings b: October 14, 1930 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: December 25, 1948 in Sligo town, Ireland

Below: picture of my grandfather's family taken about 1940. The youngest son Cathal is in this picture, but Margaret Teresa (Sr. Ann) Jennings was away at school.

Below: picture taken that same day of just the boys (from left to right): Laurence, James Joseph, John Thomas (Fr. John), Martin, Padraic, and the youngest Cathal.

Below: interesting picture of Lelia Jennings and Vincent Donnelly's wedding, taken on April 22, 1954 in Dublin, Ireland

Below: picture taken that same day of just the Jennings boys (from left to right): Laurence, Padraic, John Thomas (Fr. John), Martin, James Joseph

Below: the whole Jennings family together. Top row (left to right): Annie Kathleen (Sr. Malachy), Margaret Teresa (Sr. Ann), Padraic, Veronica, Lelia, Laurence, Bottom row: Bridget (Sr. Mary Columba), John Thomas (Fr. John), James Joseph, Martin, and Maire

Below: picture of the Jennings family with relatives, spouses and children.

Below: picture of the Jennings family taken at Sr. Mary Columba's 60th anniversary of her service as a nun.

Below: picture of my grandparents (the parents to the 12 children in the previous pictures), Patrick and Mary Jennings.

Below: picture of Patrick Jennings' father John "Jack" Jennings (my Great-grandfather). This picture was taken in 1914.

Here's John "Jack" Jennings' immediate family (he and Bridget Dunne had 11 children):

John Jennings b: 1842 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo d: August 13, 1926
............................ +Bridget Dunne b: 1855 d: July 29, 1903 m: February 04, 1877 in Tobercurry Church, Co. Sligo, Ireland
................................... Patrick James Jennings b: April 20, 1878 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: September 20, 1953 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
................................... John Jennings b: December 10, 1879 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: December 10, 1879 in Lisheen, Ireland
................................... Anne Jennings b: 1880 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1880
................................... John Joseph Jennings b: May 28, 1881 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1966 in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, USA
................................... Catherine (Kate) Jennings b: 1883 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: May 31, 1969 in Boycloonaugh, Charlestown, Co. Sligo, Ireland
................................... Teresa (Bridgid) Jennings b: 1886 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland
................................... Anne Jennings b: 1887 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1889
................................... Michael Jennings b: 1889 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: January 20, 1892
................................... Mary (Sr. Mary Anacleta) Jennings b: 1892 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: January 1981
................................... Margaret Jennings b: 1895 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: February 05, 1920 in Long Branch, New Jersey
................................... Annie Jennings b: 1896 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: December 19, 1970

Below: picture of Vincent, Thomas, Fr. John S.J. , John, and in the front Margaret and Bessie Jennings.

Here is John and Bessie Jennings immediate family:

John Jennings b: May 28, 1881 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: April 1966 in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, USA

......... +Bridget (Bessie) Gallagher b: February 20, 1887 in Ireland d: December 1985 in Neptune, New Jersey, USA m: 1914 in New York, NY

................. John Joseph (Fr. John SJ) Jennings b: January 18, 1916 d: July 19, 1995 in Buffalo, NY

................. Thomas Emmet Jennings b: September 20, 1917 in Long Branch, New Jersey d: January 09, 1964 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

................. Margaret Anne Jennings b: July 24, 1921 in Englewood, NJ

................. Vincent James Jennings b: July 25, 1923 in Cliffside, New Jersey

................. Francis Gerard Jennings b: June 11, 1926 in Palisades, NJ d: April 26, 1950 in Woodbine, NJ

Below: picture of Charles Reilly and Mary Brett, who are my Great-Great Grandparents.

Here's Charles Reilly's immediate family (they had 10 children):

Charles Reilly b: 1830 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1915
.. +Mary Brett b: 1845 d: 1929
........ Paddy Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ John Riley b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Brigid (Beasy) Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Catherine Reilly b: 1867 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: March 17, 1950 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Nora Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Margaret Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Ellen (Nelly) Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ Charlie Reilly b: 1880 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1947
........ Martin Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
........ James Reilly b: in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

 

Below: picture of my immediate family, taken on June 15th, 1996 at Jennifer and my wedding , which includes my Dad (Laurence Jennings), my Mom (Mary Jennings), sister Evelyn and husband Fred with their son Freddy, sister Colleen and husband Frank with their daughter Emma, brother Larry and his wife Iria, brother Brian and wife Frances. The kids were spliced in so I could get everyone in one shot.

My parents had 7 children, here is their immediate family:

Laurence Frances Jennings b: January 08, 1928 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland
..... +Mary Ellen McNicholas b: May 01, 1930 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland m: January 26, 1963 in Chicago, IL
...................... Evelyn Mary Jennings b: January 03, 1964 in Dublin, Ireland
........................... +Bozzel Fred Adkins III b: March 31, 1956 in Key West, FL m: November 02, 1996 in St. Mary's Freemont Center, Mundelein, IL
................................ Bozzel Fred Adkins IV b: August 22, 1997 in Hoffman Estates, IL
...................... Brian Patrick Jennings b: March 20, 1965 in Dublin, Ireland
........................... +Francis Chi b: February 07, 1967 m: February 19, 1993 in New York, NY
...................... Garrett Jennings b: February 09, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland
........................... +Jennifer Onesto b: July 20, 1965 in Chicago, IL m: June 15, 1996 in St. Vincent de Paul, Chicago, IL
.......................Lawrence John Jennings b: February 06, 1967 in Chicago, IL
........................... +Iria Elisa Irlanda Mendez b: August 13, 1966 in Santurce, Puerto Rico m: January 02, 1998 in Basilica de San Juan, Puerto Rico
................................ Elisa Tamara Irlanda Jennings b: January 28, 1999 in Oak Park, IL
...................... Gerard Frances Jennings b: January 28, 1968 d: March 30, 1968
...................... Colleen Ann Jennings b: July 25, 1969 in Chicago, IL
........................... +Frank F. Suljic b: April 23, 1966 in Chicago, IL m: June 01, 1991 in St. James Church, Arlington Hts., IL
................................ Emelia Maria (Emma) Suljic b: August 23, 1997 in Arlington Hts., IL
...................... Mary Jennings b: June 24, 1970 d: June 24, 1970

Below: picture of my Mom's parents' family. It's Thomas and Marie McNicholas (my Great-grandparents) and their 11 children, only 9 on the picture. John McNicholas was my Grandfather.

Here's Thomas and Marie McNicholas' immediate family (they had 11 children):

Thomas McNicholas b: 1853 d: January 03, 1936
............ +Marie Hyland b: 1856 d: January 20, 1939
................... Michael McNicholas b: 1881 d: 1883
................... Michael McNicholas b: 1884 d: 1905 in England
................... Mary McNicholas b: 1885 d: May 04, 1957
................... Ann McNicholas b: 1886
................... John McNicholas b: September 1887 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo d: May 14, 1971 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo
................... Thomas McNicholas b: 1891 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo
................... Margaret McNicholas b: 1893 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo
................... Bridget McNicholas b: 1895 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo
................... Kate McNicholas b: 1897
................... James McNicholas b: 1900
................... Patrick McNicholas

Below: pictures from the McNicholas Family Tree

mcnichs.jpg (46182 bytes) Here is a picture taken at the wedding of Josephine McNicholas and Eric Nolan, of the six McNicholas brothers and sisters all born in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo (from left to right)

Patrick Joseph McNicholas b: February 05, 1932

Annie Theresa McNicholas b: April 26, 1936

Bridget Philomena McNicholas b: January 09, 1940

John McNicholas b: April 25, 1933

Mary Ellen McNicholas b: May 01, 1930

Thomas McNicholas b: March 08, 1931

joswed2.jpg (33196 bytes) Here is a picture taken at the wedding of Josephine and Eric:

Josephine Ann McNicholas  b: January 14, 1970 in Ara, Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland

............+Eric Nolan b: in Dublin, Ireland m: October 25, 1999 in Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Below: pictures from the Hughes Family Tree, with my grandmother Winnifred Hughes.

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Thomas Emmet Jennings b: May 26, 1954 in Teaneck, New Jersey
.........+Carol Anne Lanzalotti b: September 14, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA m: July 28, 1990 in Fort Dix, New Jersey and family (Tom Jennings has done a lot of the research into the Jennings Family Tree)

Below: several pictures from the Walsh family

Thomas Joseph Walsh b: August 05, 1893 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: February 26, 1945 in Cook County, Chicago, IL
.......... +Bertha Loftus b: October 14, 1896 d: October 07, 1997 m: April 06, 1921 in Cook County, Chicago, IL
................... Kathleen (Kay) Walsh b: 1922 and Marie Walsh b: 1923

Louis J. Walsh b: May 01, 1908 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: July 14, 1991 in Ballinisland, Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Bridget Agnes Walsh b: August 22, 1899 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: October 21, 1986

Michael Walsh b: July 07, 1902 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: October 07, 1988 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Matthew Walsh b: February 17, 1904 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: October 23, 1979 in Cook County, Chicago, IL

Catherine Reilly (Granny Walsh) b: 1867 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: March 17, 1950 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland m: February 09, 1885 in Curry Church, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Annie Kate (Sr. Emerentia) Walsh b: April 04, 1901 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: March 16, 1958 in Rome, Italy

Agnes (Sr. Venantius) Walsh b: January 06, 1910 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Bertha Loftus Walshb: October 14, 1896 d: October 07, 1997 m: April 06, 1921 in Cook County, Chicago, IL with her 2 daughters: Kathleen (Kay) Walsh b: 1922 and Marie Walsh b: 1923

Agnes (Sr. Venantius) Walsh b: January 06, 1910 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Kathleen (Kay) Walsh (Evaldson) b: 1922 and Marie Walsh (Schuering) b: 1923

Mary (Mai) McGowan b: January 06, 1910 in Ballinisland, Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland d: December 31, 1998 in Ballinisland, Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Agnes (Sr. Venantius) Walsh b: January 06, 1910 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Bertha Loftus Walsh b: October 14, 1896 d: October 07, 1997 m: April 06, 1921 in Cook County, Chicago, IL

Catherine Irene Madden Walsh b: March 14, 1916 d: January 31, 1995 m: June 29, 1940 in St. Brendans' Church, Chicago IL

Agnes (Sr. Venantius) Walsh b: January 06, 1910 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland (a nun with a gun)

Michael Walsh b: July 07, 1902 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: October 07, 1988 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Annie Kathleen (Sr. Malachy) Jennings b: October 10, 1919 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Martin Madden
.. +Mary Hughes m: June 19, 1915
...... Catherine Irene Madden b: March 14, 1916 d: January 31, 1995
........ +Matthew Walsh b: February 17, 1904 in Cloonaughill, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: October 23, 1979 in Cook County, Chicago, IL m: June 29, 1940 in St. Brendans' Church, Chicago IL
........... Mary Catherine (Marie) Walsh b: March 21, 1942
................. +Thomas Joseph Crowe b: January 27, 1930 in Hollyford, Co., Tipperary, Ireland m: June 19, 1965 in St. Sabina's Church, Chicago

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Below: A picture of The Barker family, which is a huge branch on the Jennings family tree. Seated in the middle is Beach Barker and his wife Mary Alice Jennings. They had 11 children, here is the immediate family.

1 Beach Barker b: October 29, 1874 in Corning, Iowa d: June 18, 1961 in Molalla, Oregon
.. +Mary Alice Jennings b: April 10, 1881 in Cully, Charlestown, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: June 21, 1962 in Molalla, Oregon m: April 10, 1901 in Hepburn, Iowa
........ 2 Ralph C. Barker b: December 30, 1901 in Corning, Iowa d: February 01, 1902 in Corning, Iowa
........ 2 Otho Paul Barker b: January 27, 1903 in Corning, Iowa d: January 26, 1981 in Oregon City, Oregon
........ 2 Harold Beach Barker b: November 02, 1904 in Corning, Iowa d: January 24, 1982 in The Dalles, Oregon
........ 2 Beulah Eunicy Barker b: August 29, 1907 in Corning, Iowa d: February 23, 1990 in Denver, CO
........ 2 Loyal Wayne Barker b: October 29, 1909 in Corning, Iowa d: May 1986 in Sturgis, South Dakota
........ 2 Homer Burton Barker b: September 25, 1911 in Corning, Iowa
........ 2 Marvin Melchi Barker b: February 04, 1915 in Corning, Iowa d: January 20, 1985 in Great Falls, Montana
........ 2 Doris Ellen Barker b: July 11, 1917 in Corning, Iowa
........ 2 Marjorie Maxine Barker b: November 21, 1919 in Corning, Iowa
........ 2 Verla Irene Barker b: March 03, 1922 in Corning, Iowa
........ 2 Vivian Marie Barker b: July 08, 1927 in Corning, Iowa

 

Below: A picture of Mary Alice Jennings, later Barker, Thomas Jennings, Patrick Jennings, Lawrence Joseph Jennings and Bridget Jennings, later Sr. Frances

Mary Alice Jennings b: April 10, 1881 in Cully, Charlestown, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: June 21, 1962 in Molalla, Oregon

Thomas J. Jennings b: January 07, 1872 in Cully, Curry, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1930

Patrick Jennings b: 1837 in Cully, Co. Sligo, Ireland d: 1909 in Iowa

Laurence Jennings b:1879

Bridget (Sr. Frances) Jennings b: 1882

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Below are pictures from Laura L. Olsen Barker Brown's family:

7 Jerald Homer Barker b: October 17, 1949 in Faith, South Dakota

........... +Laura Lee Olsen b: August 29, 1956 in Newark, Ohio m: June 14, 1975 in Littleton, Colorado

............................ 8 James Burton Barker b: September 18, 1980 in Wheatland, Wyoming

.............................. 8 John Ryan Barker b: September 17, 1981 in Wheatland, Wyoming

......................................... +Misty Ann Reilly b: in Thornton, Colorado m: March 05, 2002 d: April 07, 2002 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

............................... 8 Jessica Lynne Barker b: February 28, 1983 in Wheatland, Wyoming

............................... 8 Jason Lee Barker b: June 11, 1985 in Wheatland, Wyoming

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Below is a picture of Dean Thomas Jennings family:

7 Dean Thomas Jennings b: March 17, 1951

............... +Kathleen Kiefer b: February 07, 1950 m: June 06, 1973 in Council Bluffs, Iowa

...................... 8 Matthew Jennings b: January 14, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska

.......................8 Margaret Jennings b: June 01, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska

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Below is a picture of the Iowa Jennings:

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Below is a picture of the Laurence Joseph Jennings Clan:

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Below is a picture of Michael & Nellie Sullivan:

1 Michael J. Sullivan

.. +Ellen (Nellie) F. Jennings b: December 28, 1878 m: November 23, 1897 d: 1915

........ 2 Winifred (Evelyn) Sullivan

............ +Edwin Moore

........ *2nd Husband of Winifred (Evelyn) Sullivan:

............ +Ollie Teeters

........ 2 John Edward Sullivan b: March 11, 1900 in Corning, Iowa d: August 17, 1966 in Valley City, North Dakota

............ +Rose Nickols b: August 31, 1902 in Lake George Township, Minnesota m: November 19, 1929 in Valley City, North Dakota d: November 30, 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

........ 2 Julia Sullivan b: June 30, 1901 in Messena (Edna) Iowa d: December 09, 1978 in Strand, Iowa

............ +Edwin Clifford Stuvick b: March 26, 1898 in Corning, Iowa d: March 26, 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska

........ 2 Agnes Sullivan

............ +Alvie Erickson

........ 2 Frances Sullivan

............ +John Nissen

........ 2 Hubert Sullivan

............ +Hazel

........ 2 Dorothy Sullivan b: April 21, 1912 in Creston, IA

............ +Eugene P. Meegan b: October 24, 1907 in Chicago, IL m: January 20, 1940 d: November 11, 1992 in Arlington Hts., IL

........ 2 William Sullivan b: May 29, 1914 in Mt. Etna, Iowa

............ +Marion Quinn b: February 28, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois m: April 19, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois

 



Below: Picture of John M. Jennings, who was killed in WWI

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