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Rose Bridget (Reilly) McHale (abt. 1884 - 1943)

Rose [uncertain] Bridget McHale formerly Reilly
Born about in Mullaloughter, County Cavan, Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 24 Jun 1914 in Wellesley, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 59 in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Rose Reilly was born in March 1884, likely in Mullaloughter, County Cavan, Ireland. A spinster, Rose married James William McHale on June 24, 1914 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.[1]

Rose B. Reilly and James McHale in Newton, Massachusetts at the birth of their child, Catherine, on January 3, 1919, living at 55 Thomas Street in the 3rd Ward.[2] The "Return of a Birth" lists Rose's birth place as County Cavan, Ireland and her age as 34 at the time of her daughter's birth, making her born around 1884. Her husband, William J. McHale, worked as a teamster and was 41 at the time, having been born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In the 1940 census Rose (age 54) was the wife of William J MacHale in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[3]

Rose's obituary was published in the The Boston Globe on 30 March 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts.[4]

Rose McHale's Obituary
Natick, March 29 - Mrs. Rose B. McHale, 57,wife of William J. McHale, 39 Washington St., died at the Leonard Morse Hospital tonight. A requiem high mass will be held Friday morning at St. Patrick's Church. She leaves her husband; four daughters, Marian, Catherine, Rosaline, and Marjorie and a son, James.

Research Notes

There is, on a parish register entry for a Rose Reilly, baptized on March 22, 1884 in Annagh, Cavan, Ireland, daughter of John and Mary Reilly.[5] There are also at least three immigration records for a Rose Reilly, all seemingly born around 1884. Also on are lots of Ireland census records showing John and Mary Reilly and their family, including Rose, in Mullaloughter, County Cavan, Ireland (available from the National Archives.) At the time of the 1901 census, Rose's siblings included Maryann (age 16), Bridget (age 13), Charles (age 11), Maggie (age 9), and John (age 6).


  1. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, volume 626, and Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2019), Rose B Reilly in entry for Catherine McHale, 1919.
  3. 1940 Census: "1940 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01613; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 9-386
    Ancestry Sharing Link (free access)
    Ancestry Record 2442 #88820138 ($, accessed 8 October 2023)
    Rose B MacHale (54), wife, in household of William J MacHale (61) in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Born in Irish Free State.
    Name Sex Age Status Relation Occupation Birth Place
    William J MacHale M 61 Married Head Laborer Pennsylvania
    Rose B MacHale F 54 Married Wife Irish Free State
    Rosaline A MacHale F 23 Single Daughter Typist Massachusetts
    Catherine T MacHale F 21 Single Daughter New Worker Massachusetts
    Marion MacHale F 17 Single Daughter Massachusetts
    Margurie MacHale F 15 Single Daughter Massachusetts
    James F MacHale M 9 Single Son Massachusetts
  4. Rose McHale's Obituary: ""
    The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) Tue, Mar 30, 1943, page 13
    Newspapers Clip: 133111759 (accessed 8 October 2023)
  5. Catholic Parish Registers, National Library of Ireland, Ireland. Published under the National Library of Ireland's Terms of Use of Material made available on Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 07505 / 03, 1864-1899.

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