John Mahoney and Patrick Gilligan’s Death – 1898

John Mahoney, my great-grandfather, was again mentioned in the newspaper, Brooklyn Eagle, on 7 November 1898, in the case of Patrick Gilligan's death. Here his address was slightly wrong, it should be 1424 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn. Most of the New York City newspapers had at least one article about this case between November 5th and … Continue reading John Mahoney and Patrick Gilligan’s Death – 1898

Mystery Monday – 1898 Brooklyn Murder of Patrick Gilligan

Family legend tells of the story of my great-grandfather, John Mahoney (1860-1916), being connected to a Brooklyn murder mystery. My father and his siblings would talk about their grandfather having to leave Brooklyn when their mother, Mary Mahoney Doran, was three years old, because of this death in which John Mahoney was implicated.  Since we … Continue reading Mystery Monday – 1898 Brooklyn Murder of Patrick Gilligan