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Mahoney: Miscellaneous Records


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John Mahoney (John/John)
1893 - 1933

Birth: John Mahoney's birth record has not yet been located.

Confirmation: John received his confirmation at Holy Cross R. C. Church, Harrison, NJ where he took the confirmation name of Francis.

Census Records:
1915 New Jersey State Census
John Mahoney, son, age 21, born August 1893 in New York, parents born in Ireland, Charcoal worker, can read and write english.

Draft Registration
The following information was reported on John Mahoney's World War I Draft Registration dated June 5, 1917: John Mahoney. Age 24. 11 Hamilton Street, Harrison NJ. Date of birth August 17, 1893. American Citizen. Born Brooklyn, NY, USA. Occupation: Laborer, Charcoal Co., residence 404 John Street, East Newark, NJ.
His mother is dependent on him. He is single, white, had no prior military service, short in height, of medium build, has blue eyes, red hair, and no disabilities.

Service Record
On John's service record it says his mother's name is Catherine. This is most likely a reporting error. The other information on that record appears correct.

Death occurred on March 6, 1933 at Hudson Hospital. He is buried at Holy Sepulchure Cemetery, East Orange, NJ No. 4 Grave Lot 76, Section W. His residence at the time, according to his death certificate was 40 - 3 34th Street, East Newark, NJ. At that time his occupation was noted as Laborer, City Streets.


Mary Margaret Mahoney (John/John)
1895 - 1961

Mary Margaret Mahoney was born April 2, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY.


Mary, daughter of Jno. and Maria Carter Mahoney, received her confirmation at Holy Cross R. C. Church, Harrison, NJ. She chose Agnes as her confirmation name.

Census Records:
1915 New Jersey State Census
Mary Mahoney, daughter, age 20, born April 1895 in New York, Thread worker, can read and write english.

On January 17, 1917 Mary married Bernard Doran of Newark, NJ at Holy Cross R. C. Church, Harrison, NJ. She and Barnie had 9 children. The names of the next generation are not provided here for privacy reasons.

Mary Mahoney Doran died on September 16, 1961 at her home in Newark, NJ. Her death certificate states her father's name is Michael Mahoney. Everything points to that being a reporting error. Although Dolores Doran told this writer that she was told his name was Michael.


Timothy Mahoney (John/John)
1897 - 1947

Timothy was born in 1897

Census Records:
1915 New Jersey State Census
Timothy Mahoney, son, age 17, born Dec 1897 New York, Occupation: Shade rollers, can read and write english.

1930 Federal Census
Tim is living with his mother and brother in Harrison, NJ.

Died in Brooklyn, NY of tragic circumstances ironically not far from where he was born. This leads us to speculate that he may have been visiting relatives or friends of the family still living in Brooklyn.

Mahoney, Timothy. Died August 23, 1947. K.C. Hosp., N.Y., age 60 (incorrect, should be 49). Cause of death: none on permit. Buried Sept 6, 1947 buried Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in 2 Grave lot no. 405, section W (same plot as his mother Mary Carter Mahoney). Certificate: Rev. William T. Lynch. Undertaker. B. Fay. Source: Holy Cross (North Arlington, NJ) Cemetery burial records on LDS microfilm.

Timothy's residence in his 1947 death record: 315 Bowery, New York, NY.


James Mahoney (John/John)
December 1897 - died before 1900

December 20, 1897. Brooklyn New York, Birth Index records. Film #1324734. Mahoney, James 20131 1424 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY parents: John Mahoney and Maria Carte. Number of children born to this mother is 4. Time of birth is 9 pm. Filed January 7, 1898.



James Mahoney died as an infant. The next child born is also named James Mahoney. The census records indicate 7 children were born to John and May Mahoney and only 4 survived.


James Mahoney (John/John)
1900 - 1901

1900 NJ Birth record, M20. No name for child, male, white, DOB 14 Jan 1900. 26 Harrison Ave., Harrison, NJ. father John Mahney (sic) age 40 tanner, mother Mary Carter age 32, both born Ireland, nbr children by this marriage 5, nbr living 4. medical attendant, Ch. Bergmann midwife, 1900 1 Febr.

James Mahoney also died as an infant. He died just short of his second birthday, on December 17, 1901. He is buried Holy Sepulchure Cemetery, East Orange, NJ, Grave 2 lot 177 Block R Address listed as 26 Harrison Ave., East Newark, NJ


Michael Mahoney (
1902 - 1904

1902 Birth certificate #5982. No name given, male, white, DOB 14 Feb 1902, 25 Harrison Ave., Harrison city, Father John Mahony age 35 laborer, Mother Marie Kather (sic) age 35, Nbr children in this marriage 6, nbr living 4. Medical attendant, Ch. Bergmann, midwife, 9 Woods Street, March 1, 1902. Source: New Jersey Archives, microfilm of NJ birth records 1902.

Michael Mahoney died in 1904 or earlier as records indicates 7 children were born and only 4 were living at the time that Peter Mahoney was born.



Peter Mahoney (John/John)
1904 -1951

Peter was born March 20, 1904 in Harrison, New Jersey. Source: Holy Cross R. C, Harrison, NJ. Church baptism records.

Peter married Mary Dorothy Zielinski on November 28, 1928 in Harrison, NJ.

Mary's Obit from the Newark News. Tuesday, September 24, 1985. "Mary Mahoney. Mrs. Mary Dorothy Mahoney, 79, of Lyndhurst died yesterday in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. A Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst, following the funeral from the Ippolito-Stellatto Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. Mrs. Mahoney was a purchasing agent for the West Hudson Hospital, Kearny, where she worked for 20 years, retiring in 1977. Born in Passaic, she lived in Harrison and moved to Lyndhurst six years ago. Surviving are two sons, Peter and Thomas, and two grandchildren.

Mary's brother Joseph Zielinski died during World War II.

From: In Memoriam, published by the town of Harrison, NJ in 1947. 1909-1944 Roll of Honor. Joseph R. Zielinski

"A veteran of action in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of Cherbourg, Machinist Mate 2nd Class Zielinski was inducted into the naval service on August 23, 1943.  He trained at Lido Beach, New York, and Norfolk, Virginia.

Assigned to the USS Wasp, he served on that vessel in the actions of Normandy and Cherbourg.  Falling ill as a result of smoke poisoning, he was evacuated to the States as a patient and died on October 24, 1944, at the San Diego Naval Hospital, California. His burial and final internment were at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey.

Machinist Mate Zielinski was born in Passaic, New Jersey, August 9, 1909.  He was educated in Harrison and was last employed in Newark, New Jersey, by the Firemen's Insurance company.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zielinski, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Phelan and Mrs. Mary Mahoney; and a brother, Thomas Zielinski."

Children: Mary and Peter Mahoney had twin sons. The names of that generation are not provided here for privacy reasons.

Peter's Obit from the Newark Evening News, Thursday, June 28, 1951 reads: "Mahoney, Peter P. Suddenly, on June 27, 1951, residence 109 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NJ. beloved husband of Mary (nee Zielinski) and devoted father of Peter Jr and Thomas and brother of Mrs. Bernard Doran of Newark. Relatives, friends and employees of Otis Elevator Co. are invited to attend the funeral from the Bert M. Fay Funeral Home, 332 Harrison Avenue, Harrison on Saturday, June 30 at 8:15 A. M. A High Mass of Requiem in Holy Cross Church at 9:00 A. M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington."