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The Rooney Family


Prepared by: Linus Joseph Dewald Jr.
E-mail: dewald@prenticenet.com
Newsletter: www.prenticenet.com/home/news/
Date: 29 October 1997 and Revised 26 Nov 2015
Source: From a Roots3, Rooney Database

FIRST GENERATION

1. PATRICK ROONEY. Born, circa 1789 in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Ireland per Ancestry.com.

Patrick m. 1st Bessie McGuire, b. in Ireland. They had 1 son and 1 daughter.

  1. Edward Rooney "Ned", b. 1810, Co. Down, Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

He married 2nd Jane McBenus. She was b. 1786, Ireland, and d. in Dalsert, Lanarkshire. Children:

  1. James Rooney , b. 1813 in Ireland and d. 26 Apr 1905, Elba, WI, age 92. He m Annastasia Power, b. 1831 in Ireland. Son:
    1. Owen Eugene Rooney. He m. Elizabeth B. Kelly
  2. John Rooney, b. 1817, Ireland.
  3. Peter Rooney, b. 1820, Ireland, and d. 16 Aug 1897, Blantyre, MalawiMozambique, Africa, age 77.years.
  4. Michael Rooney
  5. Patrick Rooney
  6. Michael Rooney
  7. Sarah Ann Rooney
  8. Alice Rooney

By email of 30 Dec 2004, we received the following information from Mary McClure which may, or may not, relate to this same family:

    I have a relation, Catherine Rooney, who died in 1853 aged 80 (born around 1773). She is buried in Bryansford Cemetery. She had several children, one of whom was Patrick, born 1799, died feb 1879. He married a Catherine McCartan/McCartin. They had 9 Children. This family all lived in Burrenreagh, which is in the Kilkeel district, Castlewellan area, registration district of Bryansford. The aforementioned Catherine Rooney (1773) is my great, great, great grandmother on my mother's side.. I know nothing else about her

    I also have O'Hare relations on my father's side. I know little of them other thatn my great grandfather was Joseph O'Hare. He married a Sarah Lewis. They had at least 10 children, though I'm sure my father told me there were 16. The O'Hare's owned a Dairy on the Glen Road, Anderson's Town.

SECOND GENERATION

2. EDWARD "NED"[2] ROONEY (PATRICK, 1). Born, c. 1808 in Co. Down, Ireland, and d. 24 Mar 1894 in Ireland.

Edward, known as Ned, is the only presently known child of Patrick Rooney, although in those days of large families it seems likely that there were other siblings whose identities have not yet been ascertained.

His exact birth date is unknown, but his eldest child, his son Patrick, was born in 1830. That would suggest that perhaps Ned was around 22 at that time which would place his birth date at about 1808. Neither is his place of death known for certain. In his letter of 11 Jun 1990, Carlisle Ganz writes: "I have no information that he immigrated to the States - I understand that he died in Ireland..." Ned married twice during his lifetime. By his first wife, Margaret (O'Hare), whom he married about 1829, Ned had five sons and a daughter. By his second wife, Mary (Cannon), who he married after Margaret passed away, Ned had two more sons.

The following information is from information excerpted from a letter by Mary Elizabeth Cunningham:

    "Father (Carlisle Ganz says that reference is to Nick Cunningham) left the Ol' Country 28 Jun 1883, sailed from Liverpool 30 Jun 1883. Landed in American 9 July 1883. Came to Nebraska 12 Aug 1888.

    "Father (Carlisle Ganz says this reference is to Edward "Ned" Rooney) was a dealer in Whiteheaven, England and the Isle of Man."

The Isle of Man is a large island situated in the Irish Sea about 50 miles straight east of County Down and about 35 miles from the coast of England, the nearest point on the English coast being the port city of Whitehaven, the city to which Elizabeth's letter probably referred. Unfortunately, Elizabeth's letter did not identify the product in which Ned was a "dealer." Her choice of the word, "dealer," is interesting. The dictionary defines a "dealer" as one engaged in buying and selling; trading, as a "fur trader." Given that time and place, perhaps he was a dealer in livestock such as cattle or sheep. Carlisle Ganz's letter of 11 June 1990 affirms that Ned was a cattle dealer.

In his son's (Hugh) 1882 Marriage Certificate, the son is identified as a fisherman residing in the Town of Peel on the Isle of Man.

Edward , "Ned," died about 1894 at about the age of 89.

Edward, "Ned," married, first, MARGARET O'HARE, circa 1829 (?), in Ire. Born, circa 1804. Margaret apparently d. c. 1855; Edward m. his 2nd wife, Mary Cannon in 1856.

Margaret apparently died after her son, Patrick, had immigrated to America in 1856. Approximately six months after her death, her husband, Edward, married Mary Cannon. Children:

   3       i.  PATRICK "PAT"[3] ROONEY.
          ii.  Edward "Ned" Rooney. Born, circa 1838, in Kilkeel, Down, 
               Ire.[2]. Died, circa 1856, in Great Lakes. 
                     Ned was a seaman. Ned came to America Patrick and was
               working on the Great Lakes on a ship. Concerning his death,
               one version by Joseph R. Prentice he drowned in a storm in 
               Lake Michigan. Another version from Mrs. Edgar Jay Sherman 
               (Annie Rooney) says he came to America with his brother 
               Patrick and drowned at age 18 in an attempt to swim across 
               Lake Michigan. Based on that account, Ned has tentatively 
               been given a death date of about 1838. In another letter by
               Anne (Rooney) Mieback to Mrs. Edgar Jay Sherman purporting 
               to correct the Sherman letter, Anne says Ned came at a 
               different time from Patrick, was homesteading land in 
               Michigan, and drowned while swimming in Lake Superior. 
               Finally, the Eleanor Seberger book says that he was born in
               the year following his brother Patrick's birth which would 
               make his birth date 1831. 

Joseph R. Prentice wrote that Edward"Ned," married, second, Mary Cannon, circa 1856, in Co. Down, Ireland. Born, circa 1831 (?), in Co. Down., Ire. Died 1918. Burial in Alexandria, NE. Mary lived with her son, James after she immigrated to America. We now know, from later research by Tom Cunningham, that Edward"Ned," married, Mary Cannon on 3 Dec.1855 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church, County Down, Ireland.

    Note: Tom Cunningham advises there are 2 Catholic Churches, both known as "Lower Mourne." One is "St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ballymartin - Lower Mourne" and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Glassdrumman - Lower Mourne (see Ancestry.com ). Hugh Rooney's baptism entry specifically names Glasdrummon (St.Mary's). Sometime the priest did not enter specifically which church the event took place. All the Cunningham children's baptism's were at St.Joseph's,as well was Patrick "The King" Cunningham's marriage.

    It is unclear in which church Pat & Rosanna were married at it was listed only as Lower Mourne Catholic Church. It may have been St. Joseph because the family attended that church. It is also unclear in which church Ned Rooney and Mary Cannon were married because it was listed only as Lower Mourne Catholic Church; but since Hugh was baptised at St. Mary's (Glasdrummon) they were probably married at St. Mary's.

    Tom Cunningham also notes that Mary's Cannon surname also appears in documents as "Canning, Kanning, Kenning, Canning, Kennin." For convenience, we use "Cannon."

    Mary Cannon was b. Jan. 1838 (per the 1900 census) and d. 27 Feb 1918 .Burial in Alexandria,Cem. NE. After Edward's death 24 March 1894, Mary and her granddaughter Mary E .Rooney (probably Hugh's daughter ) and her son James emigrated. They departed Liverpool & Queenstown on Nov. 22 & 23, 1894, aboard the "Pavonia," and arrived 2 Dec 1894 at the Port of Boston. Children:

       4     iii.  Hugh Rooney.
       5      iv.  Mark Rooney.
       6       v.  John "Punch" Rooney.
              vi.  Edward Rooney. Born, 1 Nov 1863, in Co. Down, Ire.[4]. 
                   Died, 1946. Edward never married. 
       7     vii.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rooney.
       8    viii.  James "Jim" Rooney.
    

    THIRD GENERATION

    3. PATRICK "PAT"[3] ROONEY (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born, 12 Aug 1830, in Bally Veamore, Down, Ireland. Died, 2 Dec 1914, in Horton, Brown, KS. Burial in Fidelity Cem, Fairview, Brown, KS. For his emigration to America, we have apparently conflicting sources. (1) One source says it was c. 1856 in Galesburg, IL. Occupation: Farmer. (2) However, the story about Pat's emigration to American, it appears that he may have emigrated c. 1857.

    Pat's gravestone says he was born in 1828. Not true, says Anne (Rooney) Miebach. She says Pat added 2 years to his age because he did not want anyone to know he was younger than his wife, Rosanna.

    Concerning Pat's immigration to America, Joseph R. Prentice, a family genealogist living in Annandale, VA, wrote as follows:

      "Pat spent his youth on the Isle of Man while Ned followed the sea," and "things god bad for potato farmers after the famine of about 1847. Pat went to work on the Isle of Man. Pat came back in late 1852, met and married Rosanna Levings. (I) used to hear my grandmother Prentice, nee Maggie Jane Rooney, tell how Pat migrated to America leaving wife with baby, Ed (Albert Edward Rooney), she was a very proud woman. A week or so after he (Patrick) left, she (Maggie) discovered that she was pregnant. Pat wanted her to wait until he had earned enough to set up a proper home for her. She refused to await a child who might be born more than nine months after Pat had left, if she ran a long term. Scandal, you know! So, against his wishes and without telling him, she packed the baby and her few belongings and left for America. Believe that this is the child who was still born and Pat blamed her stubbornness for it especially as the next three were all girls."

    There is, however, a problem presented by that story. According to information received, the first child of Pat and his wife is Albert Edward Rooney who was born 24 Dec 1853 at Bally Veamore, County Down, Ireland, rather than in America. Their second child, Margaret Rooney, was born 1 Apr. 1858 at Galesburg, Knox County, IL. Pat is said to have married his wife in 1853 and immigrated to America in 1856.

    Albert Edward Rooney must be the "Ed" to whom the story referred. If she was thereafter pregnant, and given Margaret's 1 Apr. 1858 birth date, she probably became pregnant about July, 1857. Assuming that Pat is the father, that would place Pat's immigration to America as the latter part of 1857 rather than 1856.

    Joseph also relates another story about Pat's immigration which follows the same general time frame, but from a somewhat different perspective: "(Pat and Rosanna) had been married...and were living with grandfather's people and jobs were scarce for the great famine in Ireland had been just a few years before. They were invited to a dance this nite and stayed until early morning. When they got home, the door was locked and grandfather was so angry he kicked it in and had a quarrel with his parents, and they told him to leave. He went, and sold a horse he felt was his and bought a ticket (sailing vessel) to America. He lacked 5 pounds for enough to bring grandmother and no one could or would lend it to him.

    Grandmother was pregnant when he sailed. He got work putting the railroad through at Galesburg, Ill. at $1.00 a day. He saved enough money for her pasage the first year but the ship was lost on which it was sent, then again he sent it and the bank broke through which it was sent. The third time it was sent Uncle Ed was (illegible: 3 1/3?) years old. Her people with whom she lived (felt?) that he had deserted her and were very mean to her. She supported herself and the baby by doing embroidery work. Her mother was the village school teacher. .p .p Mother (Margaret) was born 9 months after Grandmother landed in Galesburg, IL, April 1, 1857." There are some minor discrepencies. He says Rosanna was pregnant when Pat sailed, and says she gave birth 9 months after arriving in America, yet it is hard to imagine how that could be with the intervening period needed to earn enough money for passage three different times. .p .p In other letters, Joseph mentions the possibility that the child with whom Rosanna was pregnant was stillborn. Based on that statement, which seems to be the most reasonable way to reconcile the story, a stillborn child has been listed with a birthdate of 1856.

    Another anecdote concerning Rosanna's immigration to America: It is said that her son was over two and one-half years at the time she received the money to sail to America. When she got to the boat, she was informed that children over age two would be an additional half fare. She lied and said that the child was not yet two. This little white lie bothered her in her later years.

    The family story is also told that the journey on the sailing vessel which took six weeks and you had to have your own food. One day, while walking on the deck she met the Captain and he said, "Well, Mrs.Rooney, how long has your husband in America?" She said, "Over three years." Then she wondered why he smiled...until she figured it out. Good story, but with a flaw; it assumes that her then current pregnancy did not show and for her to have been pregnant Pat would have been gone less than 9 months so there was no reason for her to have said over three years. The story obviously relates to the "child under two free fare" mentioned above and may just be a family joke.

    Pat and Rosanna moved to Leavenworth, KS in 1858 and to Brown Co. near Fidelity, KS in 1869 where he engaged in general forming for 25 years. In 1894 his family moved to Horton, KS. Pat and Rosanna owned Lots 21-28 in Block 125, CK&N Addition to the City of Horton.

    Joseph R. Prentice writes: "When I was a little boy (around 1920, give or take a couple years), we used to visit my great grandmother (Pat's wife, who would have been in her late 80's or early 90's)...She had a favorite refrain that went about as follows: 'Pat, the dirty devil, him and that whisky! Killed him, it did, right in the prime of his life and left me with the big family to raise and the farm to run.' I used to imagine (Pat) in his 30's from what she said. After I became interested in genealogy, I hunted up his grave in the old Fidelity Cemetery, Nemaha Co., KS. It reads: Patrick Rooney, died at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 20 days. I wonder to what age he might have lived had it not been for the whisky. He was an extremely handsome man even when in his 80's."

    Pat predeceased his wife Rosanna by 10 years.

    He married ROSANNA LEVINGS, daughter of JOHN LEVINGS and ALICE MARGARET HIGGINS, 7 Feb 1853, in Ballyveamore, Ballymartin, Down, Ire.[5]. Born, 20 Mar 1828, in Kilkeel, Down, Ire. Died, 5 Aug 1924, in Sabetha, Nemaha, KS[6]. Death(2) in Horton, Brown, KS. Immigration: May 1856.

    Rosanna, born in 1828, was the youngest of the six known children of John Levings and his wife, Alice (Eliza, Kathryn, Jane, John, George, Rosanna). (It may be noted that the 1828 birth date tends to corroborate the information provided about her husband's birth date.) The Levings had money enough so Rosanna was sent to France to become a teacher in the hedgerows (underground). (According to one authority, it was illegal in Ireland at that time to teach Catholics how to read or write.) She returned in the early 1850's and married over family's protests; apparently Patrick was a man who could not read or write, had no steady job, no home, and no prosepects and they felt such a well-educated young Irish girl deserved better. She, obviously, felt otherwise and must have found in him many other admirable and redeeming qualities. After marriage their marriage in 1853, Pat and Rosanna moved in with Rosanna's parents. (Note: other versions of the story say they moved in with Pat's parents; that seems more likely, given her parent's hostility to the marriage.)

    According to Joseph R. Prentice's letter of 29 Aug 1986, after Patrick had gone to America to earn money for her passage too, he was just about ready to return to ireland when he received a letter from Rosanna saying, "Do you know what that old fool of a father of yours has done? His wife hardly cold in her grave and he ups and marries a 20 year old girl, Mary Cannon."

    Concerning Rosanna's family history, the following is an excerpt from a 1962 letter from Mrs. Edgar Jay Sherman (Anne Rooney) of San Anselmo, CA to Bernard Rooney III of Dodge City, KS:

      "In 1955 we flew to Belfast and took a cab for the trip to Ballyveamore which is about 35 miles south over a winding narrow road that is used perhaps once a year as a racing track...We visited Mrs. George Haughian, a grandniece of Roseanne, who lives in the old family home (where Roseanne was born and where she lived until she came to America). It is called "Shades of Glentaff."

      "We spent some time talking to Mrs. Haughian and her four daughters--one of them married to a Rooney. She told us LEVINGS had been marrying ROONEYS for a tremendous number of years. All were charming and intelligent but when we learned that Mr. Haughian and the seven sons were out hoeing potatoes on something like forty acres, I felt like bursting into tears - so announced we had to leave and we took our cab back to Belfast, and managed to catch the night train for Dublin."

    Anne Mieback wrote: "...mother always signed her name as Rosanna, never Rosanne, but Father always called her Rosanne." Rosanna died at Sabetha, KS in 1924 at the advanced age of 96 years. Children:

       9       i.  Albert Edward "Ed"[4] Rooney.
              ii.  (stillborn child) Rooney. Born, 1856 (?), in Galesburg, 
                   Knox, IL[7]. No record of the child's birth has yet been 
                   found. The baby's birth and early death is assumed based on
                   family traditions. from 
      10     iii.  MARGARET JANE ROONEY.
      11      iv.  Mary Alice Rooney.
               v.  Rosanna "Annie" Rooney. Born, 19 Feb 1861, in Leavenworth, 
                   KS[8]. Died, 29 Apr 1862, in Leavenworth, KS[9]. Burial in 
                   Fidelity Cem., Nemaha, KS.
      12      vi.  John Francis Rooney.
             vii.  Patrick Rooney. Born, 19 Feb 1864, in Leavenworth, KS. 
                   Died, 5 Aug 1865, in Leavenworth, KS. Burial in Fidelity 
                   Cem., Nemaha, KS.
      13    viii.  William "Will" Tecumseh Rooney.
      14      ix.  George Bernard Rooney.
      15       x.  Arthur Patrick Rooney.
              xi.  Elizabeth Anne Jane Rooney. Born, 7 Feb 1872, in Fidelity, 
                   Brown, KS. Died, 17 Jul 1966, in Los Angeles, L.A., CA[10].
                   Burial in Fidelity, KS. She married Harry Ernest Miebach, 
                   21 Jan 1902, in Horton, Brown, KS. 
                         A 1962 letter by her says she and her husband moved 
                   to Horton, KS to live about 1894 or 1895. After her husband 
                   died about 1925, she moved to California, living in 1962 at
                   1124 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA. 
    

    4. Hugh Rooney (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born and bap. 10 May 1856 as "Hugh Roney", Co. Down, Ire. Died, 7 May 1936 [11]. Burial in Fidelity Cem.

    Hugh is Edward "Ned" Rooney's third child, and the first child of his second marriage to Mary Cannon about 1856. He is a half-brother to Patrick "Pat" Rooney, above. His 14 Feb 1882 Marriage Certificate, issued when he was 25 years of age, identifies his "Rank or Profession" as that of a Fisherman and says that he had lived for the preceeding two years in the Town of Peel on the southwewst coast of the Isle of Man. That would indicate he was 23 when he moved to Peel, perhaps from County Down.

    Since he was married in the Roman Catholic Chapel in the port town of Douglas on the southeast coast of the Isle of Man, he presumably was Catholic.

    There is no specific information presently available concerning Hugh's immigration to America, but it was some time before the birth of his daughter, Eva Catherine Rooney, on 7 Aug 1897 at Oneida, KS.

    He married Isabella "Isabel" Sarah Cunningham. The Peel "Registrar's Certificate For Marriage By License" dated 5 Feb 1882, says that the marriage was to be solemnized in the Roman Catholic Chapel, Town of Douglas. They were married on 13 Feb 1883.

    Isabella was b. 26 Aug 1858 (?), in Town of Peel, Dist. of Peel, Isle of Man. Died, 16 May 1932. Burial in Fidelity Cem.

    Isabella's Marriage Certificate says that at the time of her 1882 marriage she was a "Spinster" of "Full age". One would suspect that term "Spinster" was used in the since of an unmarried rather than an elderly old maid since her husband was but 25 years of age at the time of his marriage to her.

    Her Marriage Certificate states that she lived in the Parish of German in the District of Peel, and that she had lived her entire life in the Town of Peel on the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. In view of the fact that the Marriage Certificate states that the marriage is to be solemnizedin the Roman Catholic Chapel in the Town of Douglas on the southeast coast of the Isle of Man, one can reasonably assume that she was Catholic. Children:

    1. Mary E.[4] Rooney, twin, b. Apr 1883, probably England. Died, 1899, probably in Powhattan, Brown Co., KS. Burial in Fidelity Cem.
    2. John E. Rooney, twin, b. Apr 1883,, probably England. 1900 census in Powhattan, Brown Co., KS. Residence in Stratton, NE[13]. It is unclear whether he is the John E. Rooney shown in the 1910 census in Lincoln, Jefferson Co., NE, as b. c. 1884 with his wife, Minnie L., b. c. 1885, Germany, and children. They later appear in the 1920 census in Burntwood, Rawlins Co., KS: Children:
      1. Leola Rooney, b. c. 1908, NE. At home in 1910 and 1920
      2. Mary E. Rooney, b. c. 1908, NE. At home in 1910 and 1920
      3. Eva M. Rooney, b. c. 1909, NE. At home in 1910 and 1920
      4. Marjorie J. Rooney, b. c. 1912, KS. At home in 1920 census.
      5. John E. Rooney, b. c. 1914, KS. At home in 1920 census.
      6. Anna L. Rooney, b. c. 1915, KS. At home in 1920 census.
      7. Patrick H. Rooney, b. c. 1917, KS. At home in 1920 census.
      8. William Lloyd "Lloyd" Rooney, b. 17 Mar 1919, KS, obtained his SS# in KS, and d. 16 May 1988, Trenton, Hitchcock, NE, per SSDI. Bur. in Atwood, KS, per Chad Rooney, email, 27 Jun 2009.
    3. Mark Rooney, b. 3 Dec 1884, England per 1900 census for Powhattan, Brown Co., KS. . . . . [16]
    4. Anna Rooney. Born, 30 Apr 1886, in Isle of Man, England. It is unclear whether she is the Eliza Rooney shown in the 1900 census at home and as b. Apr 1887, England. Died in Denver, CO. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cem., Denver, CO. Occupation: Catholic Nun.
    5. Hugh Rooney, b. Oct 1889, England. 1900 census at home in Powhattan, Brown Co., KS. Residence in Davenport, IA[13].
    6. Sara Rooney, b. Feb 1891, England. 1900 census at home in Powhattan, Brown Co., KS. . . . . [18]
    7. Patrick J. Rooney. Born, 1893. Died, 1893.
    8. Daniel P. Rooney, b. Dec 1894, KS. 1900 census at home in Powhattan, Brown Co., KS.
    9. Eva Catherine "Catherine" Rooney, b. 7 Aug 1897, Oneida, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [17]
    10. Charles Rooney. Born, 14 Aug 1900, in Unk., Brown, KS. Died, 6 Jan 1984, in Topeka, KS[13]. He married Alice Smith.

    5. Mark[3] Rooney (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born, 29 Jan 1857, in Co. Down, Ire.[14]. Died, 16 Jan 1950[15]. Immigration: 23 Apr 1885, in New York.

    Mark is the fourth child of Edward "Ned" Rooney, the second by his second wife, Mary. According to an account by Mark's sister, Elizabeth, the two of them came to America together in 1885 and went by train the Sebetha, KS where their half-brother, Patrick, and his wife, Rosanna, were living.

    Following his marriage, Mark and his wife apparently lived for a time in Brown Co., KS where his eldest child, Edward, was born in 1889. Some time prior to 1908 Mark and his family moved to Rawlins Co., KS where his eighth and last child, Alice was born. Mark's death date is not known, but it was probably some time after the birth of his last child, daughter Alice, in 1908 in Rawlins Co., KS.

    He married Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Prentice, 11 Oct 1887. Born, 28 Dec 1868, in Nemaha Co., KS. Died, 26 Aug 1933. Burial in Cath. Cem., Beardsley, KS.

    Sarah Elizabeth, known as "Lizzie", is the third of the eleven children of Joseph Rollin Prentice, the third by his first wife, Hester (Lunham). Margaret Rooney, Mark Rooney's father-in-law's second wife, was married to Mark's 28 year older brother, Patrick. Additional information about her may be found in the book, "Ancestors and Descendants of Valentine Prentice" by Linus Joseph Dewald, a great grandson of Margaret Rooney. Children:

               i.  Edward J.[4] Rooney. Born, 24 May 1889, in Brown Co., KS. 
                   He married Kattie.
      19      ii.  Hester Mary Rooney.
      20     iii.  Mark Patrick Rooney.
              iv.  Clara Marie Rooney. Born, 7 Sep 1896[14]. Died, Nov 1966. 
                   She married Mr. Caram.
               v.  Ellen Rooney. Born, 15 Jul 1899. She married Cecil Tabler.
              vi.  Harvey P. Rooney. Born, 14 Nov 1902[14]. Died, 1952. He 
                   married Alta.
             vii.  Infant Rooney. Born, 1906. Died, 1906.             
      21    viii.  Alice Rooney.
    

    6. John "Punch"[3] Rooney (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born, 1861, in Kilkeel, Down, Ire.[16]. Died, 11 Oct 1937, in Topeka, KS[3]. Burial in Fidelity Cem., Nemaha, KS.

    John is the sixth child of Edward, the fourth by his wife Mary. We don't yet know when he immigrated; all we know is that he died in Nemaha Co., KS in 1937.

    He married Cecily/Cecilia McKibbon, daughter of Robert McKibbin and Mary Jane "The King" Cunningham, 7 Aug 1886 (?), in Brown Co., KS. Born, 10 Jun 1867, in Ballyveabeg, Kilkeel, Down, Ire. Died, 15 Aug 1936, in Topeka, Shawnee, KS[17]. Burial in Fid. Cem., Sabetha, KS. Occupation: Housewife. Children:

      22       i.  Edward[4] Rooney.
      23      ii.  John (Jack?) Rooney.
      24     iii.  Florence Rooney.
              iv.  Robert Rooney. Born, 20 Nov 1893. Died, 30 May 1895. Burial in Fidelity Cem.
      25       v.  Cecilia Rooney.
      26      vi.  Robert Rooney.
      27     vii.  Jane Elizabeth Rooney.
      28    viii.  Josephine Rooney.
    
    7.    Elizabeth "Lizzie"3 Rooney (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born, 15 Oct 1868, in 
    Ballyvea, Down, Ire. Died, 195010. Immigration: 23 Apr 1885, in New York. 
    
    Elizabeth, "Lizzie", was the seventh child of Edward "Ned" Rooney, the 
    fifth by his second wife, Mary (Cannon). The following information is 
    excerpted from a letter she wrote: 
    
          "Left Ireland 9 Apr 1885, sailed from Liverpool 11 Apr 1885, landed 
          in New York 23 Apr 1885, went by train to Sebetha, Kansas 26 Apr 
          1885 to brother Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rooney. Kept house for brother 
          Mark, who came with me to this country." 
    
    
    Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rooney were her half-brother Patrick and his wife, 
    Rosanna. 
    
          She married Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cunningham, son of Patrick 
    "Paddy, the King" Cunningham and Elizabeth "Eliza" Levings, 29 Jan 1891, 
    in Sebetha, KS. Born, 29 Jun 1868, in Moneydarraugh, Down, Ire.16. Died, 
    10 Aug 1955. Children:
    
               i.  (6 other children, names unknown) 4. He married Russel A. 
                   Lowrey.
              ii.  John Cunningham. Born, circa 1895 (?).   
      29    iii.  Lloyd Cunningham.
              iv.  John Patrick Cunningham , b. 21 March 1898, in Gladstone, NE, and d.6 April 1969 CO.
                     He married Mary J Hurska 1917 in Hebron Neb. She was born 24 July 1900.Died 14 Aug. 1988 
                     in Lakewood Co.
                    Children:
    	Evelyn Cunningham
    	Francis P. Cunningham
    	Agnes Cunningham
    	Johnny Cunningham
    	Alice M. Cunningham
    	Joseph Cunningham
    	Marvin Cunningham
    	Richard Cunningham
    	Charlotte Cunningham
    	Robert  Cunningham
    	Mary L. Cunningham
    	Janet Cunningham
    	Martin Cunningham
    
    
      30       v.  Mary Elizabeth Cunningham.
      31      vi.  Nicholas Edward Cunningham Jr. 
      32     vii.  Arthur Cunningham.
    

    8. James "Jim"[3] Rooney (EDWARD "NED", 2). Born, 27 May 1872, in Co Down, Ire. Died, after 1940 (?), in Hebron?, NE[19].

    Jim is the eighth and youngest child of Edward, the sixth by his wife, Mary. Acccording to the 29 Aug 1986 letter of Joseph R. Prentice, James married late in life, in his late 60's, and had 5 children under 6 years of age in 1932.

    He married Mary Schmidt, circa 1938 (?), in Alexandria?, NE[4]. Occupation: Schoolteacher. Children:

               i.  (5 children[4] Rooney ).
    

    FOURTH GENERATION

    9. Albert Edward "Ed"[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 24 Dec 1853, in Ballyveamore, Down, Ire.[20]. Died, 3 May 1947, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Burial in Sabetha Cem. Immigration: 1856.

    Ed is the oldest son of Pat and his wife, Rosanna (Levings). Born at Ballyveamore in 1853, he accompanied his mother during her journey in 1856 to join her husband who was working on the railroad in Galesburg, IL. In 1858, when he was 4, his family oved to Leavenworth, KS a few miles north of Kansas City. In 1869, when he was 15, his family moved to Brown Co. in the northeast corner of the State, near Fidelity, KS where his father engaged in farming for the next 25 years. Ed married in 1878 when he was 25.

    Ed died at Fairview, just across the county line from Sabetha, in 1947 at the age of 93 years.

    He married Elizabeth McGuire[21], 22 Oct 1878. Born, 5 Nov 1856, in Johnstown, Cambria, PA[22]. Died, 2 Apr 1934, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Burial in Sabetha, KS. Children:

      33       i.  Mabel Mary[5] Rooney.
      34      ii.  Chester Charles Rooney.
             iii.  Harry Patrick Rooney. Born, 21 Jun 1885, in Fidelity, 
                   Brown, KS[20]. Died, 14 Mar 1954, in Garden City, KS. 
                   Burial in Satanta, KS. He married Marguerite Alice Rooney.
              iv.  Franklin Bernard Rooney. Born, 8 Aug 1889. Died, 6 Mar 
                   1890[23]. Burial in Fidelity Cem., Brown, KS.
      35       v.  Ellena Florence "Nelly" Rooney.
      36      vi.  Orlie Edward Rooney.
              vii  Leslie Rooney, b. c. 1899, KS.  1920 living with his brother, Harry and 
                     his wife.
    

    10. MARGARET JANE[4] ROONEY (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 1 Apr 1858, in Galesburg, Knox, IL. Died, 2 Jun 1928, in Hebron, Thayer, NE[24]. Burial in Sac. Heart Cem., Hebron, Thayer, NE.

    Margaret was the daughter of Patrick "Pat" Rooney and Roseann Levings and the first Rooney born in America, nine months after her mother joined her father at Galesburg, IL where he was working on the railroad.

    In 1858, while still an infant, her father, mother, and four year old brother Albert ("Ed") moved to Leavenworth, KS, a few miles north of Kansas City. In 1869, when she was 11, the family moved to Brown Co. where her father farmed for the next 25 years.

    She married when she was only eighteen, younger than the half-sisters (Emma and Molly) of her husband Joseph, who were living with Joseph on 160 acres in Nemaha Co., KS.

    In addition to taking care of her husband's two young children by his earlier marriage (Joseph and George), she and Joseph promptly started another family of their own. Emma soon left their home about the time of the birth of Margaret's first child to marry a local man, Ruben Brown. Margaret apparently came from a non-demonstrative family, and did not enjoy the "clumsy hugs and sloppy kisses" of young Henry and David, the sons of Joseph's first wife, nor the fact that they called her "maw." They later were sent to live with relatives in Ohio.

    Eleanor Seberger's 1989 book tells the following story:

      "The town of Sabetha, KS where Margaret and her husband, Joseph Prentice, lived before 1894 is approximately 7 miles north of the Fidelity cemetery. The Pat-Rosanna home at that time was an additional 2 miles. (We go back) to that age, with its horses and sleighs (and perhaps Grandfather Prentice's sleighbells on the horses for the ride to Grandmother's house for Christmas.) The trip to see her parents for the final time during the 1893 Christmas season must have been traumatic for Maggie, for the family was moving to Hebron, more than 100 miles away. So for the first time in her 19 years of wedded life (with her husband gone to Kansas City) Maggie may desperately have wanted company.

      The sleigh bells which were Grandfather Prentice's were with us in our Montana years, and used each winter too. They are now in the possession of Joseph Rollin Prentice IV, grandson of my brother J. R., who has them on his apartment wall in Massachusetts,where he is working. They have recently been transferred to new leather."

    In her later years, Margaret suffered from severe arthritis and used crutches. Her knees were terribly swollen and painful. She was 71 when she died.

    She married Joseph Rollin Prentice, 16 Sep 1875, in Nemaha Co., KS[15]. Born, 6 Dec 1838, in Lancaster, Fairfield, OH. Died, 5 Aug 1908, in Hebron, Thayer, NE. Burial in Sac. Heart Cem., Hebron, Thayer, NE.

    Joseph Prentice is the son of John Rollin Prentice and Martha Elizabeth Eyanson. Additional information about Joseph may be found in "Ancestors and Descendants of Valentine Prentice" by a great grandson, Linus Joseph Dewald, email: dewald@prenticenet.com. Children:

      37       i.  FLORENCE ROSANA[5] PRENTICE.
    

    11. Mary Alice[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 25 Sep 1859, in Galesburg, Knox, IL[25]. Died, 8 Feb 1934, in Marysville?, KS[26]. Mary lived at Marysville, KS in 1926, and it is tentatively assumed that she also died there in 1934 at the age of 74 years.

    She married Alexander William McKibbon, 5 Oct 1880, in Beattie, KS. Children:

               i.  Will[5] McKibbon.
              ii.  Inez/Ines McKibbon. She married Mr. Nieberding.
             iii.  Ann McKibbon. Residence in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada[11].
                   She married Mr. Beasley.
              iv.  Maud McKibbon. Resided, 1962, in Marysville, KS[11]. She 
                   married Mr. McCleary/McClary.
    

    12. John Francis[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 13 Aug 1862, in Leavenworth, KS[27]. Died, 17 Feb 1927, in Fairview, Brown Co., KS. Buried: St. Patrick’s Cem. Beattie Marshall Co, KS

    He married Catherine "Kate" McGrath. Born: Aug. 1871 (Stone 1869) in New York Died: 1 Apr. 1916 Buried: St. Patrick’s Cem. Beattie Marshall Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 57789411. Children:

    1. Glenn P. Rooney (Infant), b. 1896, and d. the following year, 1897. Powhattan, KS. Bur. St. Patrick’s Cem. Beattie Marshall Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 57789296.
    2. Marguerite Alice Rooney. Born, 14 Jul 1897, in KS, and d. 25 Jul 2001, age 104 years, Powhattan, KS, Bur. Dudley Twnshp. Cem. Satanta Haskell Co, KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 30631210. Resided, 1990, in Satana, KS. She married Harry Patrick Rooney 29 Dec 1017. Born: 21 June 1885, Died: 14 Mar 1954, Buried: Dudley Township Cem. Satanta Haskell Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 30631150.
    3. Leslie W. Rooney. Born, 7 Dec 1898. Died, 12 Jul 1975, Powhattan, KS. Bur. Dudley Township Cem. Satanta Haskell Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 30631068. Did not marry..
    4. Ward Bernard Rooney. Born, 20 May 1901. Died, 20 Oct 1982 or 1988, Powhattan, KS., Bur. Sabetha Cem. Nemaha Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 112491712. He m. Lillian Walton ub 1927. She was b. 24 Dec 1907, and d. 31 Dec. 2008, age 101 years. Bur. Sabetha Cem. Nemaha Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 32549071.
    5. George A. Rooney, b. 1902, Powhattan, KS, and d. 1908, Brown Co., KS, age 6 years, shot by accident by Handyman. Buried: St. Patrick’s Cem. Beattie Marshall Co., KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 57789361.
    6. John Whit "Whit" Rooney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [38]
    7. Burnell F. Rooney, b. 9 Jan. 1912, and d. 9 Sep 1982, Powhattan, KS. Bur. Dudley Township Cem. Satanta, Haskell Co, KS. He was General Patton’s chef.

    13. William "Will" Tecumseh[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 1 Oct 1865, in Leavenworth, KS[11]. Died, 6 Aug 1952, in Haddam, Washington, KS. Will was named by his mother for Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.

    He married O'Tilla "Tillie" Alta Pelesky, 2 Mar 1902. Born, circa 1870. Died, after 1962[31]. Children:

    1. Anne Elizabeth Rooney. Born, after 1902. Resided, 1962, in 164 Oak Knoll Dr, San Anselmo, CA[32]. She married, first, William Crow. She married, second, Edgar Sherman.
    2. Mabel Rooney. She married James J. Cahill.
    3. Mary Marguerite Rooney.
    4. William Tecumseh Rooney Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [39]
    5. Helen Earnest Rooney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [40]
    6. George dArthur Rooney. He married Shirley Saunders.
    7. Harry Rooney.
    8. Paul Chester Rooney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [41]
    9. Frederick Funston Rooney.
    10. Geraldine Rooney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [42]

    14. George Bernard[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 10 Feb 1867, in Leavenworth, KS. Died, 5 Dec 1954, in Dodge City, Ford, KS. Burial in Maple Grove Cem., Dodge City, Ford, KS.

    George was the ninth of the eleven children of Pat Rooney and his wife, Rosanna (Levings). He was named for George Brinton McClellan, but somehow he became known as George Bernard instead of George Brinton.

    George was born in 1867 at Leavenworth, KS a few miles north of Kansas City where his parents had been living since 1858. In 1869, when he was two, his family moved to Brown County, near Fidelity, where his father farmed for the next 25 years. George married in 1904 at the age of 37. He died at Dodge City, KS in 1954, two months short of his 87th birthday.

    He married Jessie Margaret Shannon, 5 Oct 1904, in Fontanelle, Adair, IA. Born, 1878[11]. Died, 1948. Burial in Sabetha Cem.

    Little is presently known about Jessie. Since she married at Fontanelle, IO, it might be assumed that is where she lived at the time of her marriage. Children:

      43       i.  William Howard[5] Rooney.
      44      ii.  George Bernard Rooney Jr. 
             iii.  Jessie Lorraine Rooney. Born, 16 Jun 1911, in Fairview, 
                   Brown, KS. Died, 29 Jul 1916, in KS. Burial in Sabetha Cem.
    

    15. Arthur Patrick[4] Rooney (PATRICK "PAT", 3). Born, 27 Nov 1869, in Fidelity, Brown, KS. Died, 9 Dec 1920, in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Occupation: Doctor.

    He married Annabelle McCrerey/McCrory, 5 Jun 1900. Born, circa 1869 (?). Children:

               i.  Pearl[5] Rooney[33].
    

    16. Mark[4] Rooney (Hugh, 4). Born, 3 Dec 1884, in Fairview, Brown Co., KS[28]. Died, 28 Oct 1966, Hiawatha Hospital, in Fairview, Brown Co., KS. Burial in Fidelity Cem.

    He married, first, Dolly Scott [34], circa 1912 (?). Died before 2012. Children:

               i.  Fred H.[5] Rooney[35]. Born, 18 May 1913, in Fairview, 
                   Brown, KS[28]. Died, 16 May 1961, in Alexandria, VA. Burial
                   in Arlington Cem., Arlington, VA. He married Marie Tyson.
      45      ii.  Lee P. Rooney.
      46     iii.  Alice Isabel Rooney.
              iv.  George Rooney, d. bef. 2012 per Larry Gilbert, email, 22 Sep 2012
               v.  Dorothy Rooney, d. bef. 2012 per Larry Gilbert, email, 22 Sep 2012
    

    He married, second, Anna Mary Philomena Levings, daughter of James David Levings and Anna Rodgers, circa 1928 (?). Born, 19 Jan 1891, in Brown, KS. Died, 5 May 1970 and bur. in Fidelity Cemetery with her husband, Mark. For her ancestry, see The Levings Family . Children:

              iv.  Dorothy Ann Rooney. Born, 27 Aug 1929, in Fairview, Brown, 
                   KS[28]. Residence in 722 Randall Rd., Lawrence, KS 66049.
               v.  Mary Rosaleen Rooney. Born, 9 Sep 1930, in Fairview, Brown,
                   KS[28]. Resided, 1966, in Los Angeles, CA. She married 
                   Norman Gary Lane, 27 Dec 1958, in Lawrence, KS.
      47      vi.  George Edward Rooney.
    

    17. Eva Catherine[4] Rooney (Hugh, 4). Born, 7 Aug 1897, in Oneida, KS. Died, 21 Sep 1984, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Occupation: Schoolteacher.

    She married Henry Andrew Studer, 23 Feb 1924, in Sabetha, KS[37]. Born, 7 Sep 1898, in Atwood, KS[38]. Resided, 1986, in Countryside, Apt. 4, Fairview, KS 66525. Soon of John Struder and Anna Sowa. Children:

      48       i.  Kathleen Anne[5] Studer.
      49      ii.  Eileen Clare Studer.
      50     iii.  Henry Andrew Studer Jr. 
      51      iv.  Alyce Victorine Studer.
               v.  Raymond Lee Studer. Born, 24 Nov 1939, in Sabetha, Nemaha, 
                   KS[28]. He married Nancy Lucille Norrie, 19 Dec 1959, in 
                   Manhattan, KS.
    

    18. Sara[4] Rooney (Hugh, 4). Died, 11 May 1978, in Goodland, KS[28].

    He married Joseph Studer. Son of John Struder and Anna Sowa. Children:

               i.  (5 children) [5].
              ii.  Joan Struder. Born in Goodland, KS. She married John F.  Beal.
    

    19. Hester Mary Rooney (Mark, 5). Born, 7 Nov 1891, in Fidelity, KS, and d. 25 Aug 1964, St. Joseph's Hospital,Denver, CO. Bur. in Calvary Cem., Alliance, NE, per Kathy Browning, email, 6 Feb 2011.

    Hester is the second of the eight children of Mark Rooney (second son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon) and his wife Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Prentice).

    Not much is known about Hester. She lived for a time at Fidelity where she was born in 1891. Some time between then and 1908 her family moved to Rawlins Co., KS at the northwest corner of the State where the youngest child in the family, Alice, was born. They may have settled at Beardsley, Rawlins Co., where Hester's son, Mark, was born in 1911.

    Kathy Browning's email of 21 Feb 2011 relates that Hester had an 8th grade education. She then went to Normal school, after which, she obtained a teaching certificate. She taught school in a sod schoolhouse in Rawlins County, near Beardsley.

    Hester married Adam J. Haller on 11 May 1910, Immaculate Conception Church, Rawlins Co., KS.. Children:

    1. Paul Mark Haller, b. 17 Oct 1911, Beardsley, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [52]
    2. Marie Haller, b. 6 Feb 1913, Beardsley, KS, and d. 14 Jul 1989. Bur in cem. in North Platte, NE
    3. Nickolas "Nick" Haller, b. 29 Apr 1915, Beardsley, KS, and d. 14 Feb 1998. Bur. in Eagle Point Nat. Cemetery, Eagle Poiont, OR.
    4. Anna "Ann" Haller, b. 7 Aug 1917, Beardsley, KS, and d. 28 Aug 2008. Bur. Mary 's Assumption Cem., Herndon, KS. Resided, 1989, in Herndon, KS[39].
    5. Monica "Mike" Haller, b. 2 Feb 1920, Beardsley, KS. In 2011 she lived in Landers, CA, healthy and sharp at the age of 91 years.
    6. Teresa "Pat" Haller, b. 22 Oct 1922, Beardsley, KS, and d. 28 Sep 1999, Denver, Co. Bur. Ft. Logan Military Cem., Denver, CO..
    7. Ruth Hallerl b. 24 Aug 1925, Beardsley, KS and d. 15 Jun 1983. Bur. Alliance City Cem., NE
    8. Andrew Haller, b. 15 Mar 1928, Beardsley, KS, and d. 24 Sep 2003. Bur. Ft. Logan Military Cem., Denver, CO..
    9. Hubert "Mike" Haller, b. 23 Jan 1930, Atwood, KS, and d. 28 May 1998. Bur. cem., Ceder City, UT. By email of 22 Feb 2011, Mark Bauman says he is a descendant of Adam Haller and Hester Rooney. Specifically, I am the grandson of Hubert Michael Haller. He married Dorothy Albers of Modesto, CA. She was born in 1935 and still lives in Cedar City, UT. Together they had four daughters.
    10. Jacob "Jake" Haller, b. 14 Jan 1933, Atwood, KS. Lives in Richmond, MO;.
    11. John Haller, b. 14 Jan 1933, Atwood, KS. Bur. Nebraska Vetrans Cem., Allliance, NE.
    12. Chrles "Charlie" Haller, b. 18 Jan 1934, Atwood, KS. Lives in Ft. Lupton, CO.
    13. Alouyis "Louis/Loujie" Haller, b. 18 Jan 1934, Atwood, KS, and d. 1935 at 1 year of age; had German measles and went into pneumonia. Kathy Browbning's email of 21 Feb 2011 suggests that perhaps his death res9ulted from the dust of the dust sorms of that period.
    14. Joseph "Joe" Haller, b. 18 Sep 1935, Atwood, KS. Lives in Hemingford, NE.
    15. Francis Patrick "Pat" Haller, b. 16 Jan 1937, Atwood, KS. Lives in Hemingford, NE..

    20. Mark Patrick[4] Rooney (Mark, 5)[40]. Born, 7 Dec 1892, in Fairview, Brown, KS[41]. Died, 17 Feb 1947, in Denver Co., CO.

    He married, first, Olivia Oletha Pearson/Heaton, 27 Mar 1915. Born, 13 Sep 1894, in Atwood, Rawlins,KS[42]. Died, 20 Feb 1958, in Oroville, Butte, CA. Burial in Oakland, Alameda, CA. Dau. of Chris Samuel Pearson and Arabele Lois Gitting. By e By email of 27 Dec 2009, Holly Irish relates the following:

      "From the story my mom told me, my great grandparents Mark and Olivia divoriced and she moved to California. When Olivia came to California she took the four boys with her, Mark Chirstopher, Gail, Glen William, and Oral (Dan). She then married a man by the last name of Irish who, in turn, adopted all four boys and they took his last name. Hence our last name of Irish."

    Children: of Mark and Olivia:

    1. Mark Christopher[5] Rooney (Chris Irish). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [53]
    2. Gail Douglas Rooney. Born, 6 Oct 1917, in Beardsley, Rawlins, KS[14]. He married Mary.
    3. Glen William Rooney. Born, 16 Apr 1919, in Atwood, Rawlins, KS[14]. Died, 20 Apr 1942.
    4. Dan "Oral" Edwin Rooney, aka Dan Irish, b. 17 Feb 1921, in Beardsley, Rawlins, KS[14]. He married Doris Ernestine Rice, 31 Dec 1941. She was b. 9 Oct 1925, Upham, ND, and d. c. 2007 in Carson City, NV. Children per Holly Irish, email, 26 Dec 2009:
      1. Carol Irish. She m. Huge Rugge. Son:
        1. Robert Rugge. He m. Myla. Son:
          1. Barret Rugge.
      2. Glenn W, Irish. His email of 20 Feb 2010 reads, in part, as follows:

          I am Glenn W. Irish, and I am very much interested in Joseph R Prentice, who was awarded the Medal of honor in the Civil war. I believe him to be a Great Great Grandfather of mine.

          I was in the Army also as a SP5, Rto/Fo, Eco, all of 1967, with the 9th Inf Div in Vietnam. . . .I am the eldest son of Dan Edward (Oral) Irish and Doris Ernestine Rice. I have an older sister named Coral who married Hugh Rugge and they have a son named Robbie. Robbie married Myla and they now too, has a son named Barret. My two younger sister and brother is Noreen and Danny.

          I became divorced since 1998 from my 1st wife, Joanne Hollenbeck who I had four four daughters: Heather, Kathy, Kelly and Holly. After ten years of being alone, I finally was remarried last December 27, 2008 to my new wife from the Philippines named Meriam T. Dumadag- Irish.

          We currently live in a small little town in Princeton California, in an old Methodist Church we are remodelling as our home and which was also built in 1862, the same year Joseph R. Prentice was awarded the medal of honor that's why this is very significant and historic to me too.

        Glenn m. 1st Joanne Hollenbeck. Divorced in 1998 They had 4 daughters:

        1. Heather Irish. She m. Mr. Parnell and has 2 sons:
          1. Theodore David Parnell.
          2. Shane Michael Parnell.
        2. Kathy Irish. Unmarried in 2009.
        3. Kelly Irish. She m. Mr. Parham and has a son:
          1. Madison Parham (daughter).
          2. Mason Parham, b. c. Feb 2010.
        4. Holly Irish per her email of 26 Dec 2009..

        Glenn m. 2nd Meriam T. Dyumadag from the Philippines.

      3. Noreen Irish. Sge has three children: Patrick Daniel Westerberg, Bernadett Westerberg, and Nicholas Prescott Irish.
      4. Danny Irish. He m. Kathrine King. Daughter: Daniella Irish. She m. Mr. Allen. They have 2 daughters

      Oral m. 2nd Unknown. Son: David Irish

    He married, second, Hazel Myers, 28 Sep 1928[43]. Children:

               v.  Raymond Rooney. Born, circa 1929 (?)[43]. Died, circa 1945 
                   (?).
              vi.  Carolyn Rooney. Born, circa 1931 (?)[43]. She married Olen 
                   Guthrie.
             vii.  Marilyn Rooney. Born, circa 1933 (?). She married Richard 
                   Philbrick.
      54    viii.  Elizabeth Rooney.
      55      ix.  Joan Rooney.
      56       x.  Barbara Rooney.
    

    21. Alice[4] Rooney (Mark, 5). Born, 21 Aug 1907, in Rawlins Co., KS.

    She married Elden Ernest Harper. Born, circa 1907 (?)[43]. Resided, 1970, in 24540 Hemet St., San Jacinto, CA. Children:

               i.  Lewis Edward[5] Harper. Resided, 1970, in 6263 Montcalm, 
                   Newark, CA.
    

    22. Edward[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, 19 Oct 1887, in KS. Died, 29 Apr 1956, in Topeka, KS[3]. Occupation: Attorney.

    Edward is the oldest son of John Rooney (fourth child of Edward "Ned" and his wife, Mary Cannon). Born in 1887, the year following his parents marriage in Brown County, KS, it is probable that he was born in Brown County. Since his father died in 1937 in adjoining Nemaha County, it is probable that he spent his youth in one, or perhaps both, of the counties. Edward died in 1956 at the age of 68. Carlisle Ganz reports that Edward died at home on his lunch break.

    He married Anne/Anna Henry. Born, circa 1887 (?)[44]. Died, 29 Oct 1956, in Topeka, KS[45]. Children:

      57       i.  Edward[5] Rooney Jr. 
      58      ii.  John Henry Rooney.
    

    23. John (Jack?)[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, 10 Jul 1889, in KS. Died, 26 Jul 1966. 1930 census in Downs, Osborne Co., KS.

    John, apparently also known as "Jack," was the second of the eight children of John Rooney (son of Edward "Ned" and his second wife, Mary Cannon) and his wife Cecily (McKibbon). Like his older brother, Edward, he was probably born in Brown County and spent his youth in Brown and/or Nemaha Counties. He died in 1966 sixteen days after his 77th birthday.

    He married Sadie Garrett. Born, circa 1895, KS. Resided, 1985, in 419 NE 6th St., Abiline, KS 67410. Children (per 1930 census):

    1. Murry Rooney, b. c. 1912, KS.
    2. Robert M. Rooney, b. c. 1914, KS.
    3. Patrick Vardeman Rooney, b. c. 1916, KS, and d. 16 Feb 1985, Long Beach, CA. He m. Velda Loreen Boyd on 12 Apr 1935, Cawker City, KS. She was b. 2 Jul 1918, Osborne, KS. Children:
      1. (dau.) Rooney. She m. Mr. Condry and had a daughter who m. 1st Mr. Arnold and 2nd Mr. Graham.
      2. (dau.) Rooney. She m. Mr. Gillengerten and had a daughter.
    4. Walter W. Rooney, b. c. 1919, KS.
    5. Harold G. Rooney, b. c. 1921, KS.
    6. Thelma A. Rooney, b. c. 1923, KS.
    7. William F. Rooney, b. c. 1929(?), KS

    24. Florence[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, circa 1893 (?), in KS. Died, before 1986[44].

    Florence is one of the eight children of John Rooney (Son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon). We do not yet know her date and place of birth, but it may have been in the early 1890's in Brown County, KS where her parents were married in 1886.

    She married Earl Cromer, b. c. 1888, CO and d. before 1986 [44]. They appear in the 1930 census in Marion, Marion Co., KS. Children:

    	i.  Henry Cromer, b. c. 1914, KS.
    	ii. Dorothy Cromer, b. c. 1921, KS.
    

    25. Cecilia[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Died, before 1986[44]. Cecilia was the fifth of the children of John Rooney (son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon). Her date and place of birth are presently unknown, but was around 1890 and perhaps in Brown County, KS where her parents had been married in 1886. Not in 1930 census.

    She married John Kamlowski. Died, before 1986[44]. Children:

      59       i.  John[5] Kamlowski Jr.
    

    26. Robert[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, 20 Jul 1893, in Washington, KS[28]. Died, 23 Dec 1968, in Muskogee, OK[45].

    Robert was one of the eight children of John Rooney (son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon).

    He married Magdaline Elizabeth "Mike" Weidel, circa 1920 (?), in Washington, KS. Born, 11 Feb 1904, in Hebron, Thayer, NE[28]. Resided, 1986, in (address unknown[44]. Dau. of Stephen J. Weidel and Caroline Louise Engel. Children:

               i.  Robert[5] Rooney. Born in Hebron, Thayer, NE[46]. Died, 28 Jun 1957. He married Grace Pray, before 1957 (?). 
    		Died at age 16?.
              ii.  Wilhemina Marie Rooney. Born in Hebron, Thayer, NE[28]. She m. Howard B. Shirley. 
             iii.  Patricia Jane Rooney. Born in Topeka, KS[28]. She m. R. L. Entielain.
    
    
    27.   Jane Elizabeth[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, 26 Jul 1895, in 
    Inmesdale, KS. Died, 12 Oct 1918[3]. Burial in Alexandria, NE[18]. 
    
    Jane is one of the eight children of John Rooney (Son of Edward "Ned" 
    Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon. Born in 1895 at Inmesdale, KS she
    died in Alexandria, NE in 1918 at the age of only 23, 3 months after the 
    birth of her son, Phil. 
    
          She married Phillip Augusta Connell, 20 Jun 1917. Born, circa 1895 
    (?). Died, before 1986[44]. Burial in Alexandria, NE. Children:
    
      60       i.  John Phillip "Phil"[5] Connell.
    
    
    28.   Josephine[4] Rooney (John "Punch", 6). Born, 27 Oct 1908 (?). Died, 
    5 Jul 1974[45]. 
    
          She married Chester Ilhinger. Died, 23 Jul 1990, in Willits, CA[44].
    Children:
               i.  Pat/Patty Lou[5] Ilhinger. Born, 21 Aug 1927, in Topeka, 
                   Shawnee, KS[44]. She married William L. Cunningham, 31 Mar 
                   1950.
              ii.  Chester Eugene Ilhinger. Born, 28 Aug 1929, in Topeka, 
                   Shawnee, KS. He married Jo.
             iii.  Robert Forrest Ilhinger. Born, 1 Jun 1931, in Topeka, 
                   Shawnee, KS. He married "Mel" Pasche.
              iv.  Josephine Ann Ilhinger. Born, 28 Jul 1933, in Topeka, 
                   Shawnee, KS. She married Robert Perry.
    
    
    29.   Lloyd[4] Cunningham. Born, 2 Jun 1896, in Gladstone, NE[28]. Died, 
    19 Sep 1950, in Fairbury, NE. Burial in Cath. Cem., Alexandria, NE.
    
          He married Ida E. Doehring, circa 1915 (?). Born, 12 Aug 1898. Died,
    7 Jun 1954. Burial in Cath. Cem., Alexandria, NE. Children:
    
               i.  Arthur Lawrence[5] Cunningham. Born, 16 Aug 1916[28]. Died,
                   23 Jan 1963. He married Eleanor Christina Marie Goeking, 11
                   Sep 1939.
              ii.  Nicholas Gustav Cunningham. Born, 15 Nov 1917, in Fairbury,
                   Jefferson, NE[28]. Died, 19 Jun 1963. He married Isabelle 
                   Carol Friesen, 16 Jul 1938.      
             iii.  Eleanor Cunningham. She married, first, Ira Corbey. She 
                   married, second, Warren Shroll.
              iv.  Harvey Cunningham. Born, 1922[28]. He married Doris.
               v.  Elizabeth Josephine Cunningham. She married Charles 
                   Munstein.
              vi.  Bernard L. Cunningham. He married Edna Freisen.
             vii.  Mary Ann "Peewee" Cunningham. She married, first, Sidney 
                   Backer. She married, second, Donald Larkins.
            viii.  Katherine Cunningham.
              ix.  Patrick Cunningham.
    
    
    30.   Mary Elizabeth4 Cunningham. Born, 12 Feb 1901, in Gladstone, NE. 
    Died, 20 Sep 1980, in Fairbury, NE.
    She married Russell Edward "Bud" Lowery, 3 Nov 1923, in Council 
    Bluff, IA. Born, 11 Sep 1899, in Smith Co., KS[28]. Died, 30 April 1992, Beatrice Neb.
    Children:
               i.  Elizabeth Lorraine[5] Lowery. Born, 22 Jul 1924, in Omaha, 
                   Douglas, NE[28].Died 1 Dec 2000, Beatrice Neb. She married     Charles Leonard Fitzgerald, 17 Jan 1942.
    
              ii.  Russell Nicholas Lowery. Born, 27 Sep 1927[28].Died 15 Jan 1999,Norfolk,Neb. He married Norma Lee Allen.
    
    
    31.   Nicholas Edward[4] Cunningham Jr. Born, 29 May 1903, in Gladstone, 
    NE[28]. Died, 16 Nov 1966, Jefferson,Neb.      
          He married Lillian "Lilly" Kirby, 7 Jan 1930. Born,20 Jul 1906, Jefferson,Neb 
    (?). Children:
    
               i.  Ruth[5] Cunningham. Born, 1932, in Gladstone, Jefferson, 
                   NE[28]. She married Richard Tuma.
              ii.  James Edward Cunningham. Born, 18 Jan 1934, in Gladstone, 
                   Jefferson, NE[28]. He married Patricia Ruth Arner, 28 Dec 
                   1954.
    
    
    32.   Arthur[4] Cunningham. Born, 29 Dec 1913, in Gladstone, NE[28].Died 11 Jan 2002 Col.
    
          He married Anne Elizabeth Nutsch. Born, 11 Oct 1909,Col.
    Children:
    
               i.  William[5] Cunningham.
              ii.  Sharon Cunningham.
             iii.  Rita Cunningham.
              iv.  Kate Cunningham.
    
    
    
                                FIFTH GENERATION
    
    
    33.   Mabel Mary[5] Rooney (Albert Edward "Ed", 9). Born, 3 Sep 1879, in 
    Fidelity, Brown, KS[11]. Died, 9 Dec 1929, in Austin, Travis, TX. Burial 
    in Mt. Hope Abbey, Topeka, KS.
    
          She married Dr. William Irwin Joss[47], 20 Aug 1902, in Fairview, 
    Brown, KS. Born, 5 Jan 1871, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Died, 22 Feb 1938, in
    Oklahoma City, OK. Burial in Mt. Hope Abbey, Topeka, KS. Children:
    
      61       i.  Viola May[6] Joss.
      62      ii.  Beulah Belle "Be-Be" Joss.
      63     iii.  Elizabeth Rose Joss.
    

    34. Chester Charles[5] Rooney (Albert Edward "Ed", 9). Born, 21 Nov 1883, in Fairview, Brown, KS[48]. Died, 7 Apr 1961, in Dodge City, Ford Co., KS , age 77.

    He married, first, Ada Esther Marlow, 29 Apr 1910.

    Although her name is not yet known, she appears in the Rooney group photograph; she appears in the front row, second from the left, in the dark dress. Children:

    1. Archie Rex[6] Rooney, "Jack,", b. 7 Sep 1922, in Minneola, KS, and d. May 1987 in Dodge City, KS, at the age of 64. Children:
      1. Connie Rooney. She m. Mr. Dellinger. Daughters
        1. Amy Lynn Dellinger. She m. Matt Woydziak. Children:
          1. Wade Woydziak.
          2. Emily Ann Woydziak.
        2. Wendy Ann Dellinger.
      2. Jack Rooney. Children:
        1. Tony Rooney
        2. Zakira Rooney (Immel)
        3. Sharice Rooney
        4. Christian Rooney

    Chester m. 2nd Ada Esther Marlow, 31 Dec 1921. She was b. 30 Mar 1901, in MO, and d. 7 Apr 1990, in Dodge City, KS, at the age of 89. Children:

    1. Donna Lee Rooney. . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [64]
    2. Son Rooney

    For a group portrait, see Ancestry.com .

    35.   Ellena Florence "Nelly"[5] Rooney (Albert Edward "Ed", 9). Born, 14 
    May 1891, in Fidelity, Brown, KS. Died, 25 Sep 1981, in Wichita, Sedgwick,
    KS[49].
    
          She married John Franklin Tiller, 15 Jun 1912, in Fairview, Brown, 
    KS. Died, 1932[11]. Burial in Topeka, KS. Children:
      65       i.  Stanley Rooney[6] Tiller.
      66      ii.  Harry Bernard Tiller.
      71     iii.  Dean Jackson Tiller.
     
    
    
    36.   Orlie Edward[5] Rooney (Albert Edward "Ed", 9). Born, 17 Nov 1895, in Fidelity, Brown, KS[11]. Died, 26 Nov 1969, in Topeka, KS. Burial in Sabetha Cem., Sabetha, Nemaha Co., KS.
    
          He married, first, Jennie Marie Smith, 26 Dec 1919. Born, 20 Oct 1897[50]. Died, 18 Jul 1936, in Sabetha, KS. Burial in Sabetha Cem. Sabetha.  Children:
    
      67       i.  Rosanne/Rosanna M[6] Rooney.
      68      ii.  Edward "Eddy Lee" Rooney.
      69     iii.  O'Jay Rooney.
      70      iv.  Donald Ray Rooney.
     
    
          He married, second, Venita, 22 Apr 1939.  She was b. c. 1911.
    
    
    
    37.   FLORENCE ROSANA[5] PRENTICE. Born, 20 Aug 1876, in Sabetha, Nemaha, 
    KS. Died, 29 Oct 1946, in Santa Ana, Orange, CA. 
          Florence is but one of the children of Joseph Rollin Prentice and 
    Margaret Jane Rooney. Additional information about Florence, her siblings 
    and her children may be found in "Ancestors and Descendants of Valentine 
    Prentice" by her grandson, Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., published 1993 by Heritage
    Books, Inc. 
    
          She married Adolph Joseph Dewald, 27 Oct 1897. Born, 29 Dec 1873, in
    Waterville, Waseca, MN. Died, 2 Oct 1960, in Santa Ana, Orange, CA. 
    
    Adolph is the son of Mathias "Martin" Dewald and his wife Amelia (Gregor).
    Additional information about Adolph, his ancestry and his descendants may
    be found in "The Family of Johann Dewald and Anna Maria Klein" by Linus 
    Joseph Dewald Jr. Children:
    
               i.  (See Dewald Family Genealogy) [6].
    

    38. John Whit "Whit"[5] Rooney (John Francis, 12). Born, 27 Jul 1906 [51]. Died: 21 Sept. 1973, Powhattan, KS. Buried: Elsmore Cem. Elsmore Allen Co, KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 54872464. Reba left the family when the children were young.

    He married, first, Rebecca Elizabeth Akin "Reba" c. 1929-30, Satanta, Haskell Co, KS. Born, 10 Dec 1911, KS, and d. 26 Apr 1992, in Needles, CA. Buried: Needles Riverview Cem. Needles, San Bernardino Co., CA. Find A Grave Memorial# 10156160. Photo on Ancestry.com . Children:

    1. Archie Franklin[6] Rooney, b. 5 Oct 1934. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [72]
    2. Dau. Rooney

    Rebecca/Reba m. 2nd Clifford F. Bunyan, b. 26 Nov 1911, KS, and d. 6 Dec. 1969, Needles, CA.. Bur. Needles Riverview Cem., Needles, San Bernardino Co., CA. Find A Grave Memorial# 10070392. His Ancestor Chart at Ancestry.com . Daughter:

    1. Shirley J. Bunyan, b. 26 Nov. 1911. She m. Charles J. Raley Jr., on 21 Dec 1959, San Bernadino, CA. Son:
      1. Michael Patrick Raley, b. 21 Dec 1941.

    Rebecca Reba m. 3rd. William Christian Kaiser Jr., on 8 Apr. 1971, San Bernardino, CA. He was b. 10 Aug. 1910 and d. 13 Mar. 1992. Bur. Inglewood Pk. Cem., Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., CA. Find A Grave Memorial# 47029857.

    John/Whit married, second, Reba Etta Shank c. 1940. Born: 14 Sept. 1917, Died: 26 Jun. 1966. Buried: Elsmore Cem. Elsmore, Allen Co, KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 54872465. Buried w/John Whit. Children:

    1. Vickie Lee Rooney, b. 5 Nov. 1947, and living in 2015. She m. 1st Lowen Allen “Chip” McDonald, on 3 Jun 1967. He was b. 11 May 1947 and d. 18 Jul. 2010. Bur. Buffalo Cem., Buffalo, Wilson Co., KS. Children:
      1. Sean Edgar McDonald (Mother-Vickie Rooney), b. 18 Dec. 1968 and living in 2015. He m. Traci Reinch on 25 Jul 1998. He was b. 20 Sep 1971 and living in 2015.
      2. Matthew Charles McDonald (Mother-Vickie Rooney), b. 20 Nov. 1972 and living in 2015. He m Marta, 27 Nov 2001 and b. 7 Jan 1981, Poland, and living in 2015.

      Vickie m. 2nd Gary Charles Winans on 3 Nov 2012. He was b. 2 Oct. 1942, and living in 2015.

    2. Rodney John Rooney, b. 31 Oct. 1951 and living in 2015. Did not marry.

    He married, third, Anna Malinda “Annie” Jackson Page in 1967 per Vickie McDonald-Winans, . Bronson Bourbon CO, KS Born: 15 Jul. 1911, Died: 20 Jan. 1987. Buried: Moran Cem. Moran, Allen Co, KS. Plot: South Section, Block 6, Row 1, Lot 44, Plot 3. Find A Grave Memorial# 57512052.

    39. William Tecumseh Rooney (William "Will" Tecumseh, 13).

    He married Mamie Edith "Pat" Patton on 14 Apr 1935, Raton, NM. He was a farmer. Children per Steve Rooney, email, 18 Jan 2011:

    1. Robert Brockman Rooney, b. 11936 and d. after 18 hours.

    2. William Thomas Rooney III, b. 8 Nov 1937, Garden City, KS. He m. Anne Marie Weisenberger White on 17 Nov 1961 at Mount Clemons, MI. Children:
      1. Robert Joseph Rooney (1955),
      2. Deborah Lynn Rooney Fief (1956),
      3. Sandra Kay Rooney Bernasky (1957),
      4. William Thomas Rooney IV (1962),
      5. Mary Anne Rooney Hoodenpyle (1966),
      6. Linda Kathleen Rooney Harger (1968),
      7. Amy Katherine Rooney (1970).

    3. Linda Anne Rooney, b. 14 Dec 1939. She m. 1st Armond Jamil Habiby in Dec 1961. She m. 2nd Stephen Markstein in 1968. Hed. Jan 1996 . She m. 3rd Donald Shaw on 6 Dec 2000. Children:
      1. Anne Stephanie Habiby, b. 1963.
      2. Suzanna Rooney Markstein, b. 1973.

    4. Ronald Harry Rooney, b. 31 Dec 1945. He m. Glenda Dewberry in April 1973. Son:
      1. Christopher Ray Rooney, b. Sep 1974.

    5. Stephen Patton Rooney, b. 19 Dec 1951. He m. Cindy Gail Kaplan on 1 Nov 1986. Children:
      1. Stephen Charles Kaplan Rooney, b. 13 May 1990.
      2. Ava Pat Kaplan Rooney, b. 8 Nov 1996.
    40.   Helen[5] Rooney (William "Will" Tecumseh, 13).
    
          She married Bill Bledsoe. Children:
    
               i.  Mary Ann[6] Bledsoe.
              ii.  Bonnie Bledsoe.
             iii.  Billie Bledsoe.
              iv.  Sally Bledsoe.
    
    
    41.   Paul[5] Rooney (William "Will" Tecumseh, 13).
    
          He married Mary K. Brennan. Children:
    
               i.  Paul[6] Rooney.
              ii.  Mary Kay Rooney.
             iii.  Margaret O'Tilla Rooney.
    
    
    42.   Geraldine[5] Rooney (William "Will" Tecumseh, 13).
    
          She married, first, Unknown. 
    
    
          She married, second, Don Simpson. Children:
    
               i.  Susan[6] Simpson.
              ii.  David Simpson.
    
    
    43.   William Howard[5] Rooney (George Bernard, 14). Born, 11 Jun 1906, in
    Fairview, Brown, KS[11].
    
          He married Jean Stevenson[52], 23 Jul 1930, in Turon, Reno, KS. 
    Children:
               i.  William Howard[6] Rooney Jr. Born, 11 Nov 1934, in Dodge 
                   City, Ford, KS. He married Charlotte Barlow, 12 Sep 1959, 
                   in Charlotteville, VA.
              ii.  Baby Boy Rooney. Born, 28 Jun 1937, in Dodge City, Ford, 
                   KS. Died, 28 Jun 1937.      
    
    
    44.   George Bernard[5] Rooney Jr. (George Bernard, 14). Born, 14 Dec 
    1908, in Fairview, Brown, KS[11]. 
    
    George Jr. is one of the two sons of George Sr. (son of Pat Rooney and his
    wife Rosanna Levings) and his wife, Jessie Shannon. Nothing is known about
    his date or place of birth other than that his parents were married in 
    1904 at Fontanelle, IO and his father died in 1954 in Dodge City, Ford, 
    KS. 
    
          He married, first, Doris R. Dockstader[53], 31 Oct 1931, in Beloit, 
    Mitchell, KS. Born, 26 Sep 1909, in Croker City, Mitchell, KS[11]. 
    Resided, 1990, in 1918 LaMesa Dr., Dodge City, KS 67801. 
    
    Doris is active in family genealogy and has been a major contributor to 
    information about the Rooney family tree. Children:
    
      73       i.  George Bernard[6] Rooney III.
              ii.  Noel Dockstader Rooney. Born, 28 May 1935, in Dodge City, 
                   Ford, KS. He married Sharon Lee Theis, 5 Aug 1956, in Dodge
                   City, Ford, KS.
    
          He married, second, Edith McGrath. 
    

    45. Lee P. Rooney [5] (Mark, 16). Born, 26 Jul 1914, in Fairview, Brown, KS[54]. Died, 27 Sep 2001, in Victorville, CA[4]. Burial in St. Augustine Cm, Fidelity, KS.

    He married, first, Delia Leuthold. Children:

    1. Gerald "Gary"[6] Rooney, b. 18 May 1936, Fairview, KS. . . . . . [45.1]
    2. Dollie Rooney. Residence in Los Angeles, CA. She m. Mr. Rohlf and in 2004 lived in Muscotah, KS.

    He married, second, Daisy Vickery, Feb 1997.

    45.1 Gerald "Gary"[6] Rooney, b. 18 May 1936, Fairview Kansas. Resided, 1966, in Los Angeles, CA. His obituary in the Hanford, CA "The Sentinal" reads, in part, as follows:

      Gerald L. Rooney, Hanford resident, 67, passed away 17 Feb 2004 at his home following a valiant battle with cancer.

      Gary was born on May 18, 1936 in Fairview, Kansas. He was raised in Muscotah, Kansas with his sister Dolly until age 18. On a football scholarship he attended two years of college. Married with two children, Gary and his wife resided in Kansas City, Kansas for many years. This is where Gary started his sales career that spanned 42 years. After moving to California in the 60s, his family resided in Norco. He continued as a feed broker with a customer base that included Chino, Ontario and the Tulare basin. Gary was a dynamic salesman and was passionate about his work.

      In 1979, he married Joyce Swank. Together for 25 years, they ran his corporation, Dynamic Special Products, Inc. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was also very active in Alcoholics Anonymous.

      Gary is survived by his mother, Della Rooney of Sebetha, Kansas; his wife, Joyce of Hanford; sister, Dolly Rohlf of Muscotah, Kansas; son, Bret Rooney of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Kimm Vanna of Laguna Beach, Calif.; grandsons, Kyle and Bryan Rooney of Durham, N.C.; stepdaughter, Diana Tapken of La Pine, Ore.; stepson, Eugene Swank of San Bernardino, Calif.; step granddaughters, Charlotte Johnson of Sherwood, Ore. and Shelby Swank of San Bernardino, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Zane, Ian and Ashlyn Johnson of Sherwood, Ore.

      Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 20th at People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21th at People's Funeral Chapel. Burial will be La Pine Community Cemetery in La Pine, Oregon.

      In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances be made to Adventist Health Home Care Hospice Services, 823 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230 and/or Fort Roosevelt, P.O. Box 164, Armona, CA 93202 in Gary's name.

    Gerald, Gary, m. 1st Velda on 6 Aug 1955, Holton, KS, and divorced in 1974. Children of Gerald and Velda per Velda Smith's email of 30 Aug 2017:

    1. Kimberly Ann Rooney, aka Kimm, b. 11 Apr 1958, Kansas City, MO. She m. Mr. Vana/Vanna and in 2004 lived in Laguna Beach, CA.
    2. Bret Patrick Rooney , b. 15 Jul 1960, Horton, KS. In 2004 he lived in Durham, NC. Children (per obituary):
      1. Kyle Everet Rooney of Durham, NC, b. 18 Aug 1987, Corona, CA. He m. Heather Hazen Walter on 24 Oct 2013. Children:
        1. Tyler Walter Rooney.
        2. Parker Walter Rooney.
      2. Bryan Patrick Rooney, b. 20 Apr 1990, Corona, CA. He m. Sarah Taylor on 24 May 2013. Children:
        1. Nila Jolene Rooney, b 10 Jan 2016.
        2. Scarlett Faith Rooney, b. 3 Apr 1917.

    He m. 2ndJoyce Swank in 1979,

    46. Alice Isabel[5] Rooney (Mark, 16). Born, 7 Aug 1917, in Fairview, Brown Co., KS[28]. Died 11 May 2012, Sabetha, KS. Residence in 332 S. 8th St., Sabetha, KS. Her obituary, from Larry Gilbert's email of 22 Sep 2012, reads as follows:

      Alice Isabel SHOWMAN, 94, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

      She was born in Fairview on Aug. 6, 1917, the daughter of Mark and Dollie SCOTT ROONEY. She graduated from Fairview High School.

      Isabel married Emery SHOWMAN on Aug. 31, 1940. They owned and operated a trucking business for many years. Later, Isabel worked for WADDELL & REED and WITTMER Farm Realty, before eventually opening a family real estate firm, SHOWMAN Realty, L.C. with her son and daughter-in-law, and eventually her grandson. Isabel enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, Kansas basketball games, and spending time with family and friends. Emery died April 1, 1990.

      Also preceding Isabel in death were her son, Fred SHOWMAN on March 4, 2005; he parents; three brothers, Fred, Lee and George ROONEY; and a sister, Dorothy ROONEY.

      Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Marilyn SHOWMAN of Sabetha; a grandson, Shawn SHOWMAN and wife Carly of Lawrence; a sister, Mary LANE of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

      Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the United Methodist Church in Sabetha. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. A private family inurnment will take place in the Sabetha Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are going to a charity that has yet to be designated, sent in care of POPKESS Funeral Home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.popkess-mortuaries.com. The Sabetha Herald, 16 May 2012.

    She married Emery L. Showman, 31 Aug 1940, in Topeka, KS. Died, 1 Apr 1990. Children:

    1. Fred Gerard Showman, b. 27 Apr 1953, Sabetha, KS, and d. 4 Mar 2005. His obituary, from Cat Rooney's email of 17 Jan 2012, reads as follows:

        Fred Gerard Showman, 51, Sabetha, died March 4, 2005, at a Sabetha hospital of a sudden heart attack following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born April 27, 1953, in Sabetha, the son of Emery Leroy and Alice Isabel Rooney Showman. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1971 and attended Washburn University and The University of Kansas.

        Mr. Showman owned and operated Fred's Small Engine in Topeka before moving to the Kansas City area for health reasons. He worked for Rose's Lawn & Garden and Thrifty Steam Clean, both in Grandview, Mo., Raymore Lawn & Garden, Raymore, Mo., and later for John Deere Lawn & Leisure, Lee's Summit, Mo. He began his real estate career in 1980, working for Wittmer Farm Realty of Topeka. In 1996, the family started Showman Realty, L.C., and Mr. Showman was supervising broker at the time of his death. After moving back to Sabetha, he also worked as a small engine mechanic and machinist at Mellenbruch Machine Shop in Fairview.

        He served as a volunteer fire fighter for Fairview-Walnut Fire Department. He also served on the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha.

        Fred married Marilyn Ann Henry on July 27, 1974, in Wetmore. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Shawn F. Showman, Lawrence; and his mother, Isabel Showman, Sabetha.

        Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Father Bernard Kimminau on March 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. Inurnment will be in Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions made to the Fred Showman Memorial Fund were given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association, the Fairview-Walnut Fire Department, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

      Fred m. Marilyn Ann Henry on July 27, 1974, in Wetmore, KS. Living in 2012. Son:

      1. Shawn F. Showman. Living in Lawrence, KS, in 2012.

    47. George Edward Rooney (Mark, 16). Born, 5 May 1933, in Sabetha, Nemaha, KS[28] , and d. 5 Mar 2011, Lawrence, KS. Resided, 1966, in 9203 Beverly, Overland Park, KS. By email of 18 Dec 2011, Catherine Rooney Howland has provided the following obituary for George:

    George "Ned" Rooney

    Mass of Christian Burial for George "Ned" Edward Rooney, 77, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:00 a.m., March 10, 2011 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Visitation is at the church at 9:00, rosary at 9:30 and funeral mass at 10:00. Luncheon provided prior to departure for graveside services at Fidelity in Fairview, KS. Burial will follow at Fidelity Catholic Church Cemetery in Fairview, KS.

    Mr. Rooney died Saturday, March 5, 2011.

    He was born in Hiawatha, KS on May 5, 1933, the son of Mark and Anna Mary "Philomena" Rooney. He attended eight grades in a rural one-room school, Franklin Grade School, and graduated from Fairview High School in 1950. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in accounting and he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Soon after graduation, he passed the CPA exam.

    George met Mary Lou Rickman after they both earned their degrees at KU. On October 22, 1956, they were married in Arizona at Ft. Huatchua where George was serving in the army.

    Their first set of twins (boy and girl) was born at the army base with the son not surviving as they were premature. Three years later, the second set of twins, fraternal boys, were born. George worked as an accountant and cost accountant at IMCO, Ethyl, Brockway, and Summit and resided with his family primarily in Overland Park, KS; Baton Rouge, LA; and Richmond, VA. He retired at the age of 70 from Summit. George went through life with his wonderful sense of humor, positive attitude, and gentleness.

    He was great with math/numbers. For example, one day, he decided to look at his wife's Sudoku puzzle book and he quickly figured out the math sequencing for them. His passions also included road trips with the family, history, reading, golf, and playing cards. George and Mary Lou were seen as a special couple in their later years together as they both were totally devoted to helping each other after they each had strokes.

    He is survived by a loving family which includes: daughter, Cathy "Cat" Howland, and husband Darren, Lawrence, KS; sons, Kevin Rooney, and wife Ellen, Baton Rouge, LA, and Bruce Rooney and wife, Donna, Louisburg, KS and five grandchildren, Emily, Nick, Eliza, DeAnna, and Marshall Rooney. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Rooney, by just 20 days; his parents, siblings Dorothy, Fred and Lee Rooney, and infant son, James. Suggested memorials to your choice, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Send in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044-3402.

    He married Mary Lou Rickman on 22 Oct 1956 at Ft. Huatchua, AZ, where he was serving in the Army. She d. 13 Feb 2011. Children per his obituary:

    1. James Rooney, twin son, died in infancy.
    2. Cathy "Cat" Rooney, twin daughter. She m. Darren Howland and in 2011 lived in Lawrence, KS.
    3. Kevin Rooney, twin in 2nd set of twins. He m. Ellen and in 2011 lived in Baton Rouge, LA.
    4. Bruce Rooney, twin in 2nd set of twins. He m. Donna and in 2011 lived in Louisburg, KS.
    48.   Kathleen Anne[5] Studer. Born, 16 Mar 1929, in Sabetha, Nemaha, 
    KS[28]. Residence in 504 N. 2nd St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.
    
    

    She married Jessie I. Haag and later divorced. He was b. 2 Aug 1925, Wichita, KS, and d. 16 Oct 2007 in Leawood, KS. The Children: i. Kim Haag. ii. Karen Haag. iii. Annette Haag. 49. Eileen Clare[5] Studer. Born, 1 Jun 1930, in Sabetha, Nemaha, KS[28] and d. 5 May 2008, Topeka, KS. Bur Mt. Calvary Cem., Topeka. In 2991 she lived at 2901, SW Armstrong, Topeka, KS 66614. She married Thomas J. Haefele on 18 Oct 1951, Fidelity, KS. He was b. 25 Aug 1926 and d. 22 Jun 1998.Born, circa 1930 (?). Children: i. Cindy Haefele. ii. Thomas Joseph Haefele. iii. Daniel/Danny Haefele. iv. Sue Haefele. 50. Henry Andrew[5] Studer Jr. Born, 5 Sep 1931, in Sabetha, Nemaha, KS[28]. Residence in 520 S. 14th St., Sabetha, KS 66534. He married Sharon Littrel, 4 Oct 1956. Born, circa 1931 (?). Children: i. Melody Ann[6] Studer. ii. Terry Gai Studer. iii. Christopher Allen Studer. iv. Victoria Lynn Studer. 51. Alyce Victorine[5] Studer. Born, 15 Jul 1935, in Sabetha, Nemaha, KS[28]. Residence in Desoto, KS. She married Thomas King. Born, circa 1935. Children: i. Ronnie[6] King. ii. Mike King. iii. Derrill King. iv. Kenneth Mark King. 52. Paul Mark "Paul" Haller, b. 17 Oct 1911, Beardsley, Rawlins Co., KS, and d. 22 Dec 1993, KS. Bur. in cem., Strattion, NE. in 1989 resided in Stratton, NE. Paul Mark Haller is the son of Hester Mary Rooney and Adam Haller. Hester was the second of the eight children of Mark Rooney (second son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon). He married Mary "Leona" Elizabeth Hielers. Born, 18 Sep 1907, in IN. Resided, 1974, in Stratton, NE 69043[4]. Children: i. Dolores Magdalon[6] Haller. ii. Margerie Leona Haller. 74 iii. Pauline Joan Haller. iv. Albert Joseph Haller. v. Marguerite Esther Haller. vi. Frank Ervin Haller. Born, circa 1953 (?). Died, 3 Mar 1980.

    53. Mark Christopher Rooney (Chris Irish) (Mark Patrick, 20). Born, 28 Feb 1916, in Beardsley, Rawlins, KS[14]. Resided, 1990, in 4107 W. Barbara, Phoenix, AZ 85051.

    He married Twyla Mae Caldwell, 1 Jan 1938, in Reno, Washoe, NV. Born, 7 Feb 1918, in Altonah, Duchesne, UT[14]. Dau. of Earl Caldwell and Lucinda Jane Alexander. By email of 27 Dec 2009, Holly Irish says that as of 2009, Mark and Twyla have 20 grandchildren and 120 great grandchildren.

    Children of Mark and Twytla:

      75       i.  Twyla Raenell[6] Irish.
      76      ii.  Ina Lee Irish.
      77     iii.  Christine Irish.
    
    
    54.   Elizabeth[5] Rooney (Mark Patrick, 20). Born, circa 1935 (?).   
    
          She married Victor Castle. Children:
    
               i.  Troy[6] Castle.
    
    
    55.   Joan[5] Rooney (Mark Patrick, 20). Born, circa 1937 (?).   
    
          She married Richard Buffem. Children:
    
               i.  Mark[6] Buffem.
              ii.  David Buffem.
    
    
    56.   Barbara[5] Rooney (Mark Patrick, 20). Born, circa 1939 (?).   
          She married Richard Brienza. Children:
    
               i.  Matthew[6] Brienza.
              ii.  Marlin Brienza.
             iii.  Myron Brienza.
              iv.  Monica Brienza. Born, 1970[43].         
    

    57. Edward Rooney Jr. (Edward, 22). Born, 14 Jun 1914, in Topeka, KS[55].

    Edward Jr. is the son of Edward Sr. and Anne/Anna Henry. Edward Sr. was the oldest son of John Rooney, who was the fourth child of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon.

    He married Gadrielle "Gabby" Meriam Haggiag, 21 Mar 1944, in Casablanca, French Morroco. Born, 4 Nov 1916, in Tunis, Tunesia[28]. Dau. of Jacque Haggieg and Emily Hyat. Children:

              i.  Marsha Ann Rooney. Born, 3 Aug 1945, in Bowling AFB, 
                   DC[44]. She married Ronald Honeycutt.
             ii.  Barbara Frances Rooney. Born, 7 Jul 1946, in Topeka, 
                   KS[28]. She married Allan Barnett.
            iii.  Edward Rooney III. Born, 8 Feb 1950, in Topeka, KS[28]. He 
                   married Diane.
            iv.  Emily Margaret Rooney. Born, 8 Jun 1952, in Topeka, KS[28].
                   She married Harm Raymond Lowstuter.
    

    58. John Henry[5] Rooney (Edward, 22). Born, 13 Nov 1916, in Topeka, KS[56]. Died, 12 Jul 1980.

    He married Jean Catherina Eagen, 3 Mar 1943, in Topeka, KS. Born, 21 Aug 1909[3]. Children:

               i.  Edward Patrick "Pat"[6] Rooney. Born, 3 Nov 1944, in 
                   Everett, WA[56].
              ii.  John Michael "Mike" Rooney. Born, 3 Nov 1944, in Everett, 
                   WA[28]. He married Donna Hook.
             iii.  Mary Jean Rooney. Born, 14 Jul 1947, in Topeka, KS[28]. She
                   married Daniel DeYoung.
              iv.  Kathleen Ann Rooney. Born, 16 Oct 1949, in Topeka, KS[28].
    
    
    59.   John[5] Kamlowski Jr. Resided, 1986, in VA?[44]. 
    
    John Jr. is the son of Cecilia Rooney. Cecilia is the daughter of John 
    Rooney, son of Edward "Ned" Rooney and his second wife, Mary Cannon. 
    
          He married Unknown. Children:
    
               i.  (3 boys, 1 girl) [6].
    
    
    60.   John Phillip "Phil"[5] Connell. Born, 13 Jul 1918, in Gladstone, 
    NE[55]. Resided, 28 May 1937, in Gilead, (or Hebron?), NE.
    
          He married, first, Minta/Minita Ruth Dean, 28 May 1937, in Hebron, 
    NE. Born, 20 Dec 1918, in Percival, IA. Resided, 5 Mar 1983, in Gladstone,
    NE. Dau. of John Wesley Dean and Alma McBeth. Children:
    
               i.  Phyllis Jane[6] Connell. Born, 18 Jun 1937, in Alexandria, 
                   Thayer, NE[45]. Died, 7 Jun 1938.       
              ii.  Roma Kay Connell. Born, 14 Dec 1940, in Belvidere, Thayer, 
                   NE. She married Donald Spafford, Jan 1961.         
             iii.  Phillip James Connell. Born, 9 Jan 1942, in Hebron, Thayer,
                   NE. He married Beverly Chambers, 1966.             
              iv.  Patricia Pauline Connell. Born, 4 Oct 1946, in Fairbury, 
                   Jefferson, NE. She married James Groathouse, 10 May 1966.      
               v.  Patrick Joseph Connell. Born, 10 Mar 1949, in Fairbury, 
                   Jefferson, NE.
    
          He married, second, Elaine Joyce Thieme. Born, 13 Aug 1943, in 
    Fairbury, Jefferson, NE[3]. Dau. of Edwin Thieme and Edith Schmidt. 
    Children:
    
              vi.  John Christopher Connell. Born, 7 Dec 1972, in Fairbury, 
                   Jefferson, NE[57].
             vii.  Jayme Crystal Connell. Born, 23 Jan 1974, in Fairbury, 
                   Jefferson, NE.
            viii.  Elsie Jane Connell. Born, 26 Jun 1975, in Fairbury, 
                   Jefferson, NE.
    
    
    
                               SIXTH GENERATION
    
    61.   Viola May[6] Joss. Born, 23 Sep 1908, in Newark, Licking, OH[11]. 
    Died, 1 Jun 2000, in Beaumont, Jefferson, TX.
    
          She married Gilbert T. Adams/Timbrell[58], 28 Sep 1932, in 
    Shreveport, LA. Children:
    
               i.  Gilbert[7] Adams/Timbrell. Born, 1 Jul 1942.       
              ii.  Johnny Adams/Timbrell.
             iii.  Elizabeth Adams/Timbrell. Born, 27 Jan 1948.      
              iv.  Patricia Anne Adams/Timbrell.
    
    
    62.   Beulah Belle "Be-Be"[6] Joss. Born, 8 Dec 1910, in Hereford, TX[11].
    Residence in Dallas, TX. Occupation: Teacher.
    
          She married Milburn "Dan" Levelle Daniels[59], 3 Jun 1939, in 
    Wheeler, TX. Born, 24 Mar 1906, in Cleburne, TX. Died, 14 May 1947, in 
    Dallas, TX. Burial in Hillcrest Mem. P, Dallas, TX. Children:
    
      78       i.  Paul Rooney[7] Daniels.
    
    
    63.   Elizabeth Rose[6] Joss. Born, 27 Feb 1920, in Fairview, Brown, 
    KS[11].
    
          She married Herbert Oldham, 5 Aug 1938, in Beaumont, Jefferson, TX. 
    Children:
    
               i.  Elizabeth Anne[7] Oldham.
              ii.  Linda Kay Oldham.
    
    
    64.   Donna Lee[6] Rooney (Chester Charles, 34). Born, 9 Jun 1925[11]. 
    Resided, 1997, in Tahlequah, OK[60].
    
          She married, first, Mr. Oakes. Children:
    
               i.  Steven[7] Oakes. Born, 23 Aug 1943.      
              ii.  Vicki Oakes. Born, 29 Sep 1946.      
             iii.  Gregory Oakes. Born, 8 Feb 1954.       
    
          She married, second, (Lloyd Short?). 
    
    
    
    65.   Stanley Rooney[6] Tiller. Born, 3 Nov 1914. Died, 1996, in Kansas 
    City[60].
    
          He married Francis Linville. Children:
    
      79       i.  Barbara[7] Tiller.
              ii.  Arthur Robert Tiller. Born, 14 Jul 1951, in Kansas City, 
                   KS.
    
    
    66.   Harry Bernard[6] Tiller. Born, 24 May 1926, in Orlando, FL[11]. 
    Resided, 1997, in Council Bluffs, IA.
    
          He married Betty Lou Sharp, Jun 1950. Children:
    
               i.  Sara Jane[7] Tiller. Born, 27 May 1951.      
              ii.  Freddy Bruce Tiller. Born, 10 Mar 1952.      
             iii.  John Patrick Tiller. Born, 12 Jan 1954.      
    

    67. Rosanne/Rosanna M[6] Rooney (Orlie Edward, 36). Born, 27 Mar 1920, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Died, 9 Sep 2001, in Duarte, CA. Burial in Live Oak Mem. Pk, Monrovia, CA. She lived in Fairview, Kansas until 1948 when the family moved to Victorville, California, and then later on to Duarte, CA.

    She married Harold David Schneider Sr., 1 May 1942, in Fairview, Brown, KS. Died, 22 Mar 1993. Children:

    1. Harold David Schneider Jr., b. 16 Aug 1944, Horton, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [67.1]
    2. Patrick Edward Schneider, b. 15 Sep 1946 and d. 13 Oct 1995 in Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., CA. Bur. with his parents at Live Oak Mem. Pk, Monrovia, CA. He m. Cynthia Mae Levins on 4 May 191618, Los Angeles, CA. She was b. 8 May 1946 and living in 2016.
    3. Carrol J. Schneider. Born, 12 Jul 1951. She m. Mr. Rencoret and in 2012 lived in Laverne, CA.

    67.1 Harold David Schneider Jr., b. 16 Aug 1944, Horton, KS, and d. 20 Sep 2012, Sabetha, KS. Bur. Sabetha Cem., Sabetha, Nemaha Co., KS. He lived in Fairview, Kansas until 1948 when the family moved to Victorville, California, and then later on to Duarte, California. His obituary reads as follows:

      Harold David Schneider “Dave” peacefully passed away on September 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 16, 1944 in Horton, Kansas to Rosanna Rooney and Harold David Schneider Sr. He lived in Fairview, Kansas until the age of four when the family moved to Victorville, California, and then later on to Duarte, California. He attended Lutheran parochial school and then graduated from Duarte High School in 1962. Following high school graduation, he attended Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California where he received an AA degree in accounting and where he played in the band and met Carolyn Huffman.

      David and Carolyn were married April 17, 1964 in Chino, California.

      He worked for General Telephone in Southern California until moving back to Kansas in 1974. He and Carolyn bought farmland southwest of Sabetha and built their family home.

      He was employed with Justice/Flairfold/Abitibi Price in Hiawatha, Kansas for a number of years where he worked as an electrician. He also worked at the Sabetha Manor where he did maintenance work and enjoyed driving the van for the residents. After reaching retirement, he worked at Garrett’s Country Mart where he loved visiting with all of the customers.

      He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church. He served as an elder at First Lutheran in Sabetha, Kansas and more recently was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Fairview, Kansas. He was a member of the Capioma Cemetery Board. He enjoyed traveling, especially to visit his children. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren and loved creating adventures for them. He loved to fish, take pictures, garden, travel, study genealogy and visit family and friends. David never knew a stranger and always loved to make people laugh.

      He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Sabetha. His three children, Bonnie (Schneider) Becker and her husband Glenn of Byron, Illinois; Mark Schneider and his wife Amy of Topeka, Kansas and Jim Schneider and his wife Michelle of Bellingham, Washington; four grandchildren, Josh, Emi, Xander and Noah. He is also survived by his sister, Carole Rencoret, of Laverne, California and many nieces, nephews and cousins and his faithful dog Molly.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosanna and Harold Schneider; his brother, Patrick Schneider; brother-in-law, Victor Rencoret, and his mother and father-in-law, Mary and Virgil Huffman.

    David m. Carolyn Huffman 17 Apr 1964 in Chino, CA. She was b. 27 Jul 1944 and living in 2016. Children:

    1. Bonnie Schneider. She m. Glenn Becker and in 2012 lived in Byron, IL.
    2. Mark Schneider. He m. Amy and in 2012 lived in Topeka, KS.
    3. Jim Schneider. He m. Michelle and in 2012 lived in Bellingham, WA.
    68.   Edward "Eddy Lee"[6] Rooney (Orlie Edward, 36). Born, 28 Jun 1921, 
    in Fairview, Brown, KS. Died, 29 Apr 2000, in Topeka, KS. Burial in Isely 
    Cem., Fairview, Brown, KS.
    
          He married Louise Puvogle/Puvogel, 1943, in San Luis Obispo, CA. 
    	Born: 13 Aug. 1918, Died: 25 May 2012.  Buried: Isely Cem. Fairview Brown CO, KSChildren:
    
               i.  Richard Edward[7] Rooney. Born, circa 1944.       
              ii.  Patricia Ann Rooney. Born, circa 1946.       
             iii.  Diana Kay Rooney.
              iv.  Karen Rooney. Born, 9 Sep 1953.       
               v.  Sharon Rooney. Born, 9 Sep 1953.       
              vi.  Michael Lee Rooney.
    
    69.   O'Jay Junior "OJ" Rooney Jr., b. 12 Jul. 1930 and d. 17 Jul. 2013, Sabetha, KS, and bur.Mt. Hope Cem., 
     Hiawatha, Brown CO, KS.  
    
    

    He m. Emma Mae Proctor. She was b. 22 Mar 1928, and was living in 2015. Children: i. Jenny[7] Rooney. 70. Donald Ray[6] Rooney (Orlie Edward, 36). Born, 15 Nov 1924 in Fairview, Brown, KS. Died, 14 Apr 2001, in Fairfield, CA. Burial in Fairfield Mem. Pk, Fairfield, CA. He married Wanda F Cloud as her 2nd marriage on 18 Jul 1964. She was b. 22 Apr 1935 and living in 2015. Children: i. Cynthia Ann[7] Rooney. Born, 6 Aug 1950. ii. Daniel P. Rooney. Born, 29 Dec 1955, in Los Angeles, CA. iii. Donald Mark Rooney, b. 11 Jul 1962. Son: a. Donald Mark Rooney Jr., b. 21 Jul 1993 (Per Donald Rooney, email, 12 Apr 2005) iv. Ronald Lee Rooney, b. 25 Nov 1863. v. Kathryn Rooney (a step-sister by her mother's prior marriage per Donald Rooney email of 12 Apr 2005) 71. Dean Jackson Tiller (Ellena Florence "Nelly" Rooney, #35), b. 31 Aug 1916. Dean Jackson Tiller and his daughter Jacque, along with their spouses were killed in a plane crash in Park Co., WY on 22 Aug 1970. Bur. Beaumont Cem. Butler Co, KS He married Catherine Irwin " Kay" on 26 Nov 1937. Born: 14 Jul. 1915, Died: 22 Aug. 1970 (Killed in Plane Crash). Bur. Beaumont Cem. Butler Co., KS Children: i. George Richard Tiller. Born, 8 Aug 1941. George Tiller was the doctor running the abortion clinic in Wichita, KS who was shot and killed on 31 May 2009. Cremated. Location of ashes is unknown. He m. Jeanne Guenther. She was b. 24 Jun. 1943, Died: Living in 2015 ii. Diana Kay Tiller. Born, 21 Aug 1943. Living in 2015. iii. Jacque Paula Tiller. Born, 24 Jul 1946. She m. Joseph Maurice Birnhard Biddinger. He was b. 9 Dec 1945. Dean Jackson Tiller and Jacque, along with their spouses were killed in Park Co., WY on 22 Aug 1970. Both bur. Little Cem., Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO.

    72. Archie Franklin[6] Rooney (John Whit "Whit", 38). Born, 5 Oct 1934 in Garden City, KS, and d. 7 Jul 2007, Garden City, KS. Buried: Dudley Twnshp. Cem. Satanta, Haskill Co, KS. Find A Grave Memorial# 30454290. Raised by aunt and uncle, Harry Patrick Rooney.

    He married Judith Rouse, 30 Mar 1956. Born: 23 Feb. 1934. Living in 2015. Children:

    1. William Patrick Rooney. Born, 9 Nov 1957 and living in 2015, KS.
    2. Ardith Rooney. Born, 30 Dec 1958 and living in 2015. She married Mr. Dunn.
    3. RoxAnn Rooney. Born, 12 Sep 1961 and living in 2015, KS. Resided, 1997, in Wellington, KS.
    73.   George Bernard[6] Rooney III (George Bernard Jr., 44). Born, 28 Sep 
    1933, in Dodge City, Ford, KS[11]. Resided, 1962, in 1809 1/2 Sixth, Dodge
    City, KS.
    
          He married Anita Louise McCoy[62], 28 Dec 1957, in Pratt, Pratt, KS.
    Born, 9 Jan 1931, in Pratt, Pratt, KS. Children:
    
               i.  George Bernard[7] Rooney IV. Born, 4 Apr 1959, in Dodge 
                   City, Ford, KS.
              ii.  Shannon Louise Rooney. Born, 18 Dec 1961, in Dodge City, 
                   Ford, KS.
    
    
    74.   Pauline Joan[6] Haller (Paul Mark, 52).
    
          She married John Huss, 3 Aug 1954. Children:
    
      80       i.  Michael Donald[7] Huss.
      81      ii.  Patrick Huss.
      82     iii.  Paula Anna Huss.
    
    
    75.   Twyla Raenell[6] Irish (Mark Christopher (Chris Irish), 53). Born, 
    17 Dec 1938, in Oakland, Alameda, CA[14]. Resided, 1992, in 4107 W. 
    Barbara, Phoenix, AZ 85051.
    
          She married Daniel Francis Null (nee McLaughlin), 12 Jul 1958, in 
    Concord, Contra Costa, CA. Born, 15 Jun 1937, in Antioch, Contra Costa, 
    CA[14]. Son of Daniel Melvin McLaughlin & Elaine Ann DeStefano. Children:
    
               i.  Wendy Rae[7] Null. Born, 8 Jul 1959, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14].
              ii.  Elaine Louise Null. Born, 26 Aug 1960, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14].
             iii.  Laura Irene Null. Born, 28 Feb 1964, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14].
              iv.  Charlene Diane Null. Born, 1 Nov 1969, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14].
               v.  Daniel Ernest Null. Born, 23 Nov 1972, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14]. Died, 7 Dec 1972.       
              vi.  Christopher Earl Null. Born, 7 Feb 1974, in Walnut Creek, 
                   Contra Costa, CA[14].
    
    
    76.   Ina Lee[6] Irish (Mark Christopher (Chris Irish), 53). Born, 24 Jan 
    1942, in Oakland, Alameda, CA[14].
    
          She married, first, Richard Wallace Johnson, 1964. Divorce, after 
    1965 (?). Born, 23 Apr 1941, in Redding, Shasta, CA. 
    
    
          She married, second, Jack Lee Kennerson. Children:
    
               i.  Jeffrey Lee[7] Kennerson. Born, 19 Nov 1966, in Sedro 
                   Wooley, Skagit, WA[14].
              ii.  John Christopher Kennerson. Born, 30 Oct 1969, in Walnut 
                   Creek, Contra Costa, CA[14].
             iii.  Jacqulyn Christine Kennerson. Born, 30 Oct 1969, in Walnut 
                   Creek, Contra Costa, CA.
              iv.  Jennifer Dawn Kennerson. Born, 4 Nov 1972, in Anchorage, 
                   AL[14].
    
    77.   Christine[6] Irish (Mark Christopher (Chris Irish), 53). Born, 28 
    Feb 1943, in Oakland, Alameda, CA[14].
    
          She married Franklin Ray McKnight, 5 Sep 1959, in Concord, Contra 
    Costa, CA. Born, 5 Sep 1937, in Fayette, WV[14]. Children:
    
               i.  Franklin Ray[7] McKnight. Born, 13 Sep 1960, in Anacortes, 
                   Skagit, WA.
              ii.  Christine Machele McKnight. Born, 24 Oct 1961, in Oak 
                   Harbor, Skagit, WA.
             iii.  Kimberly Dureen McKnight. Born, 31 Aug 1963, in Concord, 
                   Contra Costa, CA.
              iv.  Julie Raylean McKnight. Born, 5 May 1965, in Oakland, 
                   Alameda, CA.
               v.  Lorene Ann McKnight. Born, 26 Aug 1967, in USNA, Subic Bay,
                   Philippines.
              vi.  Teddie Lynn McKnight. Born, 24 Jan 1970, in Lemore, Kings, 
                   CA.
             vii.  Mark Paul McKnight. Born, 13 Nov 1972, in Lemore, Kings, 
                   CA.
    
    
    
                               SEVENTH GENERATION
    
    
    78.   Paul Rooney[7] Daniels. Born, 14 Jul 1941, in Dallas, Dallas, TX. 
    Occupation: Invest.Banker.
    
          He married, first, Evon Breeding[63], 1961. Born, 18 Dec 1940, in 
    Dallas, Dallas, TX. Children:
    
      83       i.  Dan Rooney[8] Daniels.
      84      ii.  Dawn Daniels.
             iii.  Don Daniels. Born, 1966, in Wheaton, DuPage, IL. Resided, 
                   circa 1966, in Wheaton, DuPage, IL.
      85      iv.  Debbie Daniels.
      86       v.  Denise Daniels.
              vi.  David C. Daniels. Born, 10 Sep 1971, in Wheaton, DuPage, 
                   IL. He married Susan Chandra[64], 6 Jun 1994, in Sioux 
                   City, IA.
    
          He married, second, Marcia Lois Butler. Resided, 2000, in 17 Union 
    Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187. 
    
    
    
    79.   Barbara[7] Tiller (Stanley Rooney, 65). Born, 14 Aug 1939, in 
    Topeka, KS.
    
          She married Dallas K. Crow, 4 Jul 1958. Children:
    
               i.  Dallas[8] Crow. Born, 11 Jul 1959.      
              ii.  Kerry Crow. Born, 9 Nov 1960.       
    
    
    80.   Michael Donald[7] Huss. Born, 2 Jul 1955. Resided, 1989, in 
    Lexington, NE[39].
    
          He married Kyla Garrelts. Born, circa 1955 (?). Children:
    
               i.  Heather Mae[8] Huss.
    
    81.   Patrick[7] Huss. Born, 4 Mar 1957.       
    
          He married Janice Elaine Pummer. Children:
    
               i.  Michael Alan[8] Huss.
              ii.  Tara Lee Huss.
             iii.  Beth Arlene Huss.
    
    
    82.   Paula Anna[7] Huss. Born, 27 Sep 1959.      
    
          She married Rodney Sramek. Children:
    
               i.  Ryan John[8] Sramek.
              ii.  Alison Elizabeth Sramek.
    
    
    
                                 EIGHTH GENERATION
    
    
    83.   Dan Rooney[8] Daniels (Paul Rooney, 78). Born, 11 May 1962, in 
    Dallas, Dallas, TX.
    
          He married Vicki Lynn McGatlin[65], 6 Aug 1983, in Mt. Pleasant, TX.
    Children:
    
               i.  Heather Lynn[9] Daniels. Born, 19 Mar 1985, in Ridgewood, 
                   NJ.
              ii.  Amber Grace Daniels. Born, 28 Sep 1986.      
             iii.  Joel Paul Daniels. Born, 27 Apr 1988.      
              iv.  Bonnie Joy Daniels. Born, 6 Apr 1990.       
               v.  Alden John Daniels. Born, 30 Nov 1991.      
              vi.  Josiah Dean Daniels. Born, 4 May 1994.       
             vii.  Aspen Estelle Daniels. Born, 22 May 1996.      
            viii.  Sterling Clark Daniels. Born, 2 May 1998.       
              ix.  Eleanor Dawn Daniels. Born, 14 Jul 2000.      
    
    
    84.   Dawn[8] Daniels (Paul Rooney, 78). Born, 28 Oct 1963, in Garland, 
    TX.
    
          She married W. Scott Womack[66], 29 Dec 1984, in Wheaton, DuPage, 
    IL. Born, 21 Jun 1962. Children:
    
               i.  Tyler James[9] Womack. Born, 22 Mar 1988, in Indianapolis, 
                   IN.
              ii.  Gregory Paul Womack. Born, 22 Mar 1988, in Indianapolis, 
                   IN.
             iii.  Kevin Womack. Born, 3 Mar 1992.       
              iv.  Brian Womack. Born, 9 Mar 1994.       
    
    
    85.   Debbie[8] Daniels (Paul Rooney, 78). Born, 22 Mar 1968, in Wheaton, 
    DuPage, IL.
    
          She married Michael T. Christie[67], 23 Dec 1989, in Wheaton, 
    DuPage, IL. Born, 4 Jun 1966. Children:
               i.  Catherine Alissa[9] Christie. Born, 16 Dec 1996.      
              ii.  Rebecca Olyvia Christie. Born, 28 Oct 1998.      
    
    
    86.   Denise[8] Daniels (Paul Rooney, 78). Born, 20 Dec 1969, in Wheaton, 
    DuPage, IL.
    
          She married Craig Barwell[68], 16 Jun 1995, in Seattle, WA. Born, 16
    May 1965. Children:
    
               i.  Joshua Paul[9] Barwell. Born, 27 Jun 1997.      
              ii.  Samara Noel Barwell. Born, 28 Dec 1998.      
    
    
                               NOTES AND REFERENCES
    
      [1]Joseph R. Prentice.
    
      [2]Info. from Joseph R. Prentice, 29 Aug 1986.
    
      [3]Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990.
    
      [4]Joseph R. Prentice, 30 Sep 1974.
    
      [5]Marriage Lic.; Doris Rooney, 23 Nov 1987.
    
      [6]Buried in Fidelity Cemetery.
    
      [7]Doris Rooney, 23 Nov 1987: Family Traditions.
    
      [8]May be 6 Feb 1862, 1962 letter said celebrating 90th birthday.
    
      [9]One source said 1961, but is named in 10 Mar 1962 letter as living.
    
     [10]Resided, 1962, at 1124 W. 7th, Los Angeles, CA.
    
     [11]Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993.
    
     [12]Marriage License.
    
     [13]Named in obit. of sister, Anna.
    
     [14]Olive Clayton Group Sheet.
    
     [15]Doris Rooney, 23 Nov 1987.
    
     [16]Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990; from tombstone.
    
     [17]Death Cert.
    
     [18]Carlisle Ganz.
    
     [19]Joseph R. Prentice, 30 Sep 1974; another source says died 1939.
    
     [20]Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990; Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993.
    
    
    
    
    COMMSOFT ROOTS III                                                      39
    
    
                               NOTES AND REFERENCES
    
     [21]Dau. of Bernard (Bryan) McGuire and Mary Britt.
    
     [22]Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993; Marcia Daniels, 15 Aug 2000.
    
     [23]Per headstone.
    
     [24]Another source says 28 Jun 1928.
    
     [25]Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993; another source says b. 25 Sep 1858.
    
     [26]Another source says died 8 Feb 1936.
    
     [27]Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990; Jack Heaps, 02 Jun 1993.
    
     [28]Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990.
    
     [29]Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993; SSDI.
    
     [30]Per SSDI.
    
     [31]Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993; mentioned as living in letter of 10 Mar 1962.
    
     [32]Letter from her dated 14 Apr 1962.
    
     [33]Did not marry.
    
     [34]Perhaps b. 1889, d. 1926 and bur. in Fidelity Cem.
    
     [35]No children.
    
     [36]Blocker-Levings Book, 1989.
    
     [37]Eleanor Seberger book; Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990.
    
     [38]Carlisle Ganz, 22 Oct 1986; 23 Aug 1990.
    
     [39]Eleanor Seberger book.
    
     [40]Group Sheet by Twylla Raenell Null says he was born 7 Dec 1893.
    
     [41]IGI, KS.
    
     [42]Olive Clayton says "Pearson"; Jos. R. Prentice says "Heaton".
    
     [43]Joseph R. Prentice, 20 Sep 1974.
    
     [44]Sadie Rooney, 15 Nov 1986.
    
     [45]Sadie Rooney, 15 Nov 1986; Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990.
    
     [46]Sadie Rooney, 15 Nov 1986); Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990.
    
    
    
    
    COMMSOFT ROOTS III                                                      40
    
    
                               NOTES AND REFERENCES
    
     [47]Gottlieb Joss and Martha Robins.
    
     [48]Group Sheet, Jack Heaps, 2 Jun 1993.
    
     [49]Mentioned as living in 10 Mar 1962 letter.
    
     [50]Different sources give different name for Orlie's wife.
    
     [51]RoxAnn Rooney, email, 2 Nov 1997.
    
     [52]Dau. of Henry & Cordelia (Price) Stevenson.
    
     [53]Dau. of Ralph Walter & Gertrude (Rodkgers) Dockstader.
    
     [54]Carlisle Ganz, 23 Aug 1990; Joseph R. Prentice, 30 Sep 1974.
    
     [55]Sadie Rooney, 15 Nov 1986; Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990 & 23 Aug 1990.
    
     [56]Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990 & 23 Aug 1990.
    
     [57]Carlisle Ganz, 11 Jun 1990).
    
     [58]Note: Marcia Daniel's email of 15 Aug 2000 says surname is Timbrell.
    
     [59]Son of Mack Levelle Daniels and Etta Harrell.
    
     [60]RoxAnn Rooney, 3 Nov 1997, rrooney@idir.net.
    
     [61]1997: rrooney@idir.net.
    
     [62]Dau. of Ray & Vena (Grant) McCoy.
    
     [63]Dau. of Clark W. Breeding and Edith Simpson.
    
     [64]Dau. of Michael and Lynette Chandra.
    
     [65]Dau. of Ropnald and Lavella McGatlin.
    
     [66]Son of James and Charlotte Womack.
    
     [67]Son of Thomas J. and Jane Christie.
    
     [68]Son of Robert and Susan Barwell.
    
    
    
    

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