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51 Martha Smithwick is possible wife for this Henry. Family F138
 
52 No US immigration records found, and he was not with Catherine Bradshaw and siblings on arrival to US in 1896. Smithwick, Peter Joseph (I115)
 
53 Note that Cottage is listed as the home of George Smithwick in the Will of Peter Smithwick. See: http://smithwickfamily.org/showsource.php?sourceID=S76&tree=smithwick. Smithwick, Robert Henry (I1331)
 
54 Note that in the 1900 Census, the family name is written
"Tetakovsky" (transcribed as "Tetakoosky"); in 1910, "Teterofsky" (transcribed as "Teterophy"); in 1915, "Tetakofsky" (transcribed as "Tetckefsky"); in 1920, "Takofsky".

Also, in naturalization papers, Morris reports his ship as the Albbe which arrived 10 Dec 1891, but this appears to be incorrect. A ship's manifest shows him having arrived on 12 Jan 1892 in the Scandia with his mother and brother. 
(Teterkofsky) Telmar, (Moses) Morris (I1967)
 
55 Note that the house on Peck Lane which was 170 is currently numbered 421. Here's a direct link to it on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5189838,-72.9163713,20z Smithwick, John Patrick (I6)
 
56 Obituary:

Richard James Howard, 72, son of the late Hermine and Stewart Howard, passed away August 2, 2017, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He resided in Cumming, Georgia, before living at Peregrine Landing Assisted Living in Norcross. He is survived by his wife Linda, daughters Carolyn Canouse and Shannon Smothers, son in laws Jack Canouse and Eric Smothers of Alpharetta. He loved his four grandchildren, Casey Marie DeSandre, Rachel Nicole Canouse, Elise Victoria Canouse, Juan Ledezma, and his Grandson in law, Justin DeSandre. He is also survived by a sister, Ruthann Smithwick of Salisbury, Connecticut, along with sister in laws, Carol Mannello of Connecticut and Fran Pistilli of Florida, brother in laws Tom Mannello and Thomas Pistilli, and several nieces and nephews.

Rich (Dick) worked in Commercial Regional Construction for Family Dollar, Just For Feet, and Fred's Stores. He also was Director of Real Estate and Construction for Aaron's in Atlanta. He partially retired and still worked at Stars and Strikes.

Rich was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved collecting and studying weapons from the Civil War period in history. He was an avid reader who read until a year prior to his passing. One of his favorite things to do was playing horseshoes with his Mountain Park friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 11th, 11 AM, at St Bridgid's Catholic Church, 3400 Old Alabama Rd, in Alpharetta/Johns Creek. Memorial contributions in Rich's memory will build a house for a special family in Peru. Online donations at Makeamiracle.net or mail to 9020 Woodland Trail, Alpharetta, GA 30009. (Checks payable to Make a Miracle.)

Richard's family would like to express our thanks to Halcyon Hospice of Athens, and for the wonderful staff at Peregrine Landing. 
Howard, Richard James (I35)
 
57 Occupation TELEPHONE OPERATOR
Industry SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE 
Grennan, Delia M. (I2756)
 
58 Per Anthony Arthur: most likely this Henry was born out of wedlock to Michael Smithwick of Mount Catherine (http://smithwickfamily.org/getperson.php?personID=I274&tree=smithwick)

Per Fiona McMahon: Henry may have been disowned by family for marrying a catholic as this Henry was not catholic. A story from the non catholic Dagg side of the family is that Henry was not born out of wedlock but was written off by his family when he ran off with Anne Hogan niece of a local parish priest. Morgan paul mc Mahon account letter also indicates his wife's mothers father converted as a result of marrying a catholic Carey. A genealogist who I commissioned also told me that one of the land deeds suggested this Henry was closely related to Peter smithwick of Shanbally & to mount Catherine Smithwicks. My sense is that Henry's father was either mount Catherine William or Williams son Michael or from another son of William. 
Smithwick, Henry (I705)
 
59 Per Donald De Witt: Richard was responsible for naming the town (started as a railroad siding) of Smithwick, South Dakota. Smithwick, Richard Henry (I1333)
 
60 Per Fiona McMahon: Anne Mary Carey born 1833 was daughter of a Miss O'Brien who married Carey. These O'Briens were dispossessed in the Cromwellian confiscation of Carrigogunnel Castle in County Limerick. Ann Carey's uncle, Father Crotty, parish priest in Castleconnell Co. Clare reared her. Daniel O'Connell used to dine with Father Crotty and Ann often sat on his knee as a child. Source = Morgan Paul McMahons letter of account. Woodford House built in 1821 in Castleconnell was held by Patrick Carey junior in early 1850s, his father was William Pat Carey of Woodrow died 05 Dec 1809 age 36 yrs. Carey, Anne Mary (I716)
 
61 Per Jimmy Cavanaugh, John was with the Rainbow Division in WWI, was gassed, and "was not the same when he returned". Galvin, John Patrick (I2571)
 
62 Per Marjorie Quarton - Mary died in her twenties. Smithwick, Mary Probyn (I358)
 
63 Peter retired from farming at Shanbally, leaving his son John in charge. Peter, Mary and their son George lived at Tullamore Park near Nenagh until they died. This taken from relative, Marjorie Smithwick Quarton. Smithwick, Peter (I291)
 
64 Possible death in 1923 -- see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FTNV-83V Bradshaw, Anne (I951)
 
65 Possible family (Dehaven): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVT9-3FQX Smithwick, Marilyn L. (I1359)
 
66 Presbyterian marriage certificate solemnized in Toberkeigh in the in the Co. Antrim in 15-Jan-1904 lists James Howard as a labourer residing in Araboy, father William farmer.

Annie J Thompson also listed as labourer residing in Moycraig, father John Thompson farmer. 
Howard, James (I86)
 
67 Remembrance from Monica (Johnston) Pepicelli:

Friends - this is a bit long but the war stories are interesting to read

Wanted to let you know that my 95 year old father (William S. Johnston) passed late yesterday afternoon. His passing, while not tragic at his age and because he has lived a vibrant and full life, will still be tinged in sadness. My dad was part of the "greatest generation" as that era of Americans are now referred in vast appreciation. He was an Ivy League graduate (Brown) and started his own successful advertising firm (Johnston Marketing Group) in Tarrytown NY, in the 1970?s, after having spent 10 years at TWA.

He left college in his senior year and served as an Captain in the US Army Air Force in WWII as a pilot of a B24 Liberator and was a Squadron Leader in the USAAF 7th Bomb Group out of India and bombing the Japanese along the Burma railway. His goal was to cut off communications and the transport of ammunition and supplies by the Japanese. He was also tasked to fly gasoline (and sometimes alcohol :-) ) from India to China to supply American and British Air Bases deep in China.

A few stories from his WWII career:

His route was over the hump (or Himalaya Mountains from Kuprmitola India (now Dhaka, Bangladesh), to Chengdu, Sichuan or Kanchow China. The route was known as one of the most difficult anywhere. My dad had to fly over trackless jungles in Burma and the rugged uncharted Himalayas (the highest mountain range in the world, with extremely unpredictable weather such as monsoons, thunderstorms and winds over 100 miles/hr. He and his crew would fly between 12,000 and 30,00 feet in an unpressurized plane with a leather jacket, hat and oxygen mask! Imagine doing that today!!!

His Colonel wanted to be more effective with the bombing of the supply lines and devised a new concept: ?Dive? Bombing in a B-24, a huge feet given the size of these planes. They achieved this by installing a bomb release button on the pilots wheel. The method was to approach the target at around 5,000 ft and ?diving? down to a pullout between 1000 to 1500 feet or less, depending on terrain, giving the B24 pilots the opportunity to drop down low, aim the plane and drop the bombs. The planes generally cruised at 156 t0 170 mph, so when they pulled out of a dive it was at around 200 to 210 mph giving the plane a nice upsweep with those big wings. The success of this bombing technique allowed my dad and his squadron to make three passes at a supply dump target to ensure accuracy so as not to endanger the POW camps right next to the supply dumps. Mission achieved!

He was the first to bomb the Bridge over the River Kwai (and yes, someone else claimed it but he knew it inside and that was enough for him). And unlike the bridge in the movie, which was made of bamboo, and destroyed by Alec Guinness, the real bridge was a steel reinforced bridge seen below in current condition repaired from the bombing (photos below). Beyond that, he led the longest military flight in the ENTIRE war on a bombing mission from central India "thru/not over" the Himalayas to eastern China and back.

He was awarded the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Pacific Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and the American Services Medal.

When the war was over, he returned to Brown University to finish his college education and begin his career in advertising with a job selling the Today Show with Jack Parr. He then moved to TWA for most of the 60?s and made sure his family was able to travel all over the US and Europe to experience different cultures. ($5pp back then?Yes! Standby at $5 per person!)

Dad was an exceedingly decent and modest man of great integrity. He was a gentleman always and is a man who leaves a big shadow over our family which numbers 23 children and offspring. He outlived my mom, Catherine by 20 years. He leaves his loving family of four daughters and his devoted son and four sons-in-law and of course, his grandchildren. He was a great dad who always loved adventure. He wanted his family to experience all the world had to offer. 
Johnston, William Smithwick Sr. (I202)
 
68 See this for gravestone photos: http://95.44.104.52:280/Derrynane/DSC01938,%20O'SHEA,%20DOYLE,%20MURPHY,%20SHEEHAN.jpg Shea, Bartholomew (I2541)
 
69 Social Security Index lists birthday as 1/10/1905, but his father's application for naturalization lists this date. Telmar, Louis (I1972)
 
70 Spinster (per London Gazette) Smithwick, Geraldine (I338)
 
71 Terry Keating Smithwick was a very well respected widow of John Keating, MD. She raised her many children after her husband's untimely death and was a popular member of the Democratic party in New Milford. She was elected for several terms as Tax Collector for the town of New Milford. Late in life she married Henry Smithwick.  O'Neill, Theresa (I460)
 
72 The headstone shown in Calvary Cemetery is a memorial only. Georgina was buried in Canada. Dionne, Marie Virginie Georgianna (I55)
 
73 The headstone shown in Calvary Cemetery is a memorial only. Juste was buried in Canada. Soucy, Juste (I54)
 
74 The Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland includes: 1802 Glison, Elizabeth, Dublin, widow  Elizabeth (I937)
 
75 The Oregon Death Index lists a Virginia Smithwick death on 23-Jul-1943: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZH9-RNW  Smithwick, Virginia C. (I1358)
 
76 The parish register shows Thomas and Mary as parents, but the birth is after the marriage of Thomas and Anne, and the census shows Joseph in the same household with Anne. Deferring to census pending other input. Bradshaw, Joseph (I2413)
 
77 The sponsors of the baptism are John Smithwick and Kate Bradshaw. Bradshaw, Thomas (I2414)
 
78 The will of John Smithwick was proved by his wife Anna (Lloyd) Smithwick alone in the prerogative Court of Ireland on 18 March 1801. Smithwick, John (I273)
 
79 This child was listed as Elizabeth in the Cork baptism registration, but in immigration and all further censuses as Mary. I would suspect that Elizabeth and Mary were separate siblings, except census of 1880 records 9 children, 8 living, and that number should be 10 if Elizabeth and Mary were not the same kid. Smithwick, Mary/Elizabeth (I1913)
 
80 This Mary Carty was born in Moroe, which is where John Smithwick was living before enlisting in the army: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61039&h=5052077&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=sad6435&_phstart=successSource -- not sure if this is the same. Carty, Mary (I1902)
 
81 Unmarried Galvin, Thomas Joseph (I2558)
 

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