Sunday, July 8, 2012

1940 Census - Loretta LEEHIVE


Analysis: Loretta LEEHIVE, age 39, is found in the 1940 US Census enumerated on 3 April 1940 and living as a nun at the College of St. Vincent in Rye, Westchester County, New York.

Loretta is the daughter of Dennis LEEHIVE and is listed with others in the convent.

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • When did Loretta Leehive enter the novitiate and where?  When did she take her vows and in what order did she serve?

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct
Result: Positive

Name: Loretta Leehive
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Nun
Home in 1940: New York, Bronx, New York
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Street: North Of West 261st Street - Riverdale Avenue
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rye, Westchester, New York
Residence in 1935: Rye, Westchester, New York
Sheet Number: 1B


Source: 1940 United States Federal Census, Westchester County, New York, population schedule, Rye, Enumeration District 3-1212, p. 1B, institution, Loretta LEEHIVE; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2012); from National Archives microfilm T627, roll 2491.

1940 US Census - Dennis LEEHIVE


Analysis: Dennis LEEHIVE, age 75, is found in the 1940 US Census enumerated on 13 April 1940 and living with his daughter Elizabeth Leehive at 63 Henry Street in Kingston, Ulster County, NewYork. Dennis is listed as widowed.

Amazingly, Dennis is still working at age 75 (and worked 56 hours the week prior to 13 April 1940) as a watchman for several buildings.

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • When did Dennis Leehive's wife, Mary FITZGERALD, die? She was listed in the 1930 US Census.
  • Elizabeth was selected for the Supplemental question, being on line 55. Is there any insights to be gleaned from this data?

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct
Result: Positive

Name: Dennis Leehive
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Kingston, Ulster, New York
Street: Henry Street
House Number: 63
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kingston, Ulster, New York
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 12B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 339


Source: "1940 United States Federal Census," Ulster County, New York, population schedule, Kingston, Enumeration District 56-36, p. 12B, family 339, Dennis LEEHIVE; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2012); from National Archives microfilm T627, roll 2794.

Dennis LEEHIVE - 1864-1945

Michael Leehive is my 2nd great granduncle and son of John LEEHIVE.

Born: August 1864
Birth Location: Kent, England
Died: 1945
Death Location: New York

Spouse: Catherine FLAHERTY

Children: Michael Leehive, Julia Leehive

1900 US Census - Dennis LEEHIVE Family


Analysis: Dennis LEEHIVE, age 35, is found in the 1900 US Census enumerated on 19 June 1900 and living with his family in Rosendale, Ulster County, NewYork. Dennis is listed as married, his wife being Mary FITZGERALD (33). He is also living with his five children: John Leehive (12), Joseph Leehive (10), Elizabeth Leehive (9), Dennis Leehive (5) and Margaret Leehive (2).

Dennis Leehive's occupation is listed as a hostler. He is listed as having immigrated to the United States in 1872 and is a naturalized citizen. In addition, Dennis is living right next to his brother Michael Leehive and the Slattery children.

Important data points and questions/theories:
  • When did Dennis get married to Mary Fitzgerald and where? With their oldest child John having been born in April 1888, it is presumed they married prior to September 1887. In addition, both Dennis and Mary list themselves as having been married for 13 years.
  • Mary lists having given birth to six children with five children living. Who is the child that died - when and where?
Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct
Result: Positive

Name: Dennis Leehive
[Dennie Luhive]
Home in 1900: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Age: 35
Birth Date: Aug 1864
Birthplace: England
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1872
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Spouse's name: Mary L
Marriage Year: 1887
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 13
Residence : Rosendale Township (North Part Excl. Rosendale Vill.), Ulster, New York
Household Members:
Dennis Leehive 35
Mary L Leehive 33
John Leehive 12
Joseph Leehive 10
Elizabeth Leehive 9
Dennis Leehive 5
Margaret Leehive 2

"1900 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com), population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 28B, enumeration district 127, dwelling 472, family 589, Dennis LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1170.

1900 US Census - Michael LEEHIVE Family


Analysis: Michael LEEHIVE is found in the 1900 US Census enumerated on 19 June 1900 and living as caretaker for the children of Martin SLATTERY and Michael's sister Margaret LEEHIVE in Rosendale, Ulster County, NewYork.

Michael is listed as single. He is living with his six nieces and nephews: Mary Slattery (15), Thomas Slattery (13), John Slattery (11), Martin Slattery (9), James Slattery (7) and Julia Slattery (5).

Michael Leehive is listed as a laborer at the "cement works," Rosendale cement being well-known around the world at that time. He is listed as having immigrated to the United States in 1872 and is a naturalized citizen. In addition, Michael is living right next to his brother Dennis Leehive and family.

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • Where was Michael Leehive naturalized and where are the records?
  • How did Michael Leehive become the guardian for the Slattery children and when?
  • The youngest Slattery child was born in August 1894 which means Margaret Leehive was alive prior to August 1894 and Martin Slattery was alive prior January 1894.

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct
Result: John Leehive

Name: Michael Leehive
Home in 1900: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Age: 29
Birth Date: Nov 1870
Birthplace: England
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1872
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Rosendale Township (North Part Excl. Rosendale Vill.), Ulster, New York
Household Members:
Michael Leehive 29
Mary Slattery 15
Thomas Slattery 13
John Slattery 11
Martin Slattery 9
James Slattery 7
Julia Slattery 5

"1900 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com), population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 28B, enumeration district 127, dwelling 473, family 590, Michael LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1170.

Michael LEEHIVE - 1870 - aft 1930

Michael Leehive is my 2nd great granduncle and son of John LEEHIVE.

Born: Novemebr 1870
Birth Location: Greenwich, London, England
Died: After 1930
Death Location: Unknown. Assumed to be New York

Spouse: Catherine FLAHERTY

Children: Michael Leehive, Julia Leehive

1880 US Census - John LEEHIVE Family


Analysis: John LEEHIVE is found in the 1880 US Census enumerated on 7 June 1880 and living with his children in Rosendale, Ulster County, New York. John is listed as widowed.  He is living with his four children John Joseph Leehive (19), Dennis Leehive (15), Margaret (Maggie) Leehive (13) and Michael Leehive (9).

Important data points and questions/theories:

  • How did John Leehive come to live in Rosendale and from where?
  • Who was John Leehive's wife? Assume that she died no later than 1871 since the youngest child, Michael Leehive is listed as being 9 years old.
  • The enumerator wrote LEHIVE instead of LEEHIVE. Use Lehive as a surname variation on searches.
  • Occupation listed as laborer. Listed as having been unemployed for 5 months in the census year.

Source Type: Derivative
Clarity: Clear
Information: Primary
Evidence Type: Direct

Name: John Lehive
Home in 1880: Rosendale, Ulster, New York
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
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Occupation: Laborer
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
John Lehive 47
John Lehive 19
Dennis Lehive 15
Maggie Lehive 13
Michael Lehive 9

Source: "1880 United States Federal Census", Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com), population schedule, accessed 20 April 2010, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, p. 139.2, enumeration district 149, dwelling 12, family 18, John LEHIVE, digital image; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 940, image 0280.