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Thomas Joseph Flatley

M, b. March 13, 1931, d. June 25, 2009



  • Birth: Thomas Joseph Flatley was born on March 13, 1931 in Kenosha, Kenosha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Kathleen Marie Smith were married on November 16, 1957 in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas Joseph Flatley died on June 25, 2009, at age 78, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: APPLETON - Thomas J. Flatley, 78, formerly of Waupun, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Appleton Health Care Center in Appleton. Tom was born March 13, 1931, in Kenosha, the son of Leo and Helen (nee: D'Arcy) Flatley. On November 16, 1957, he married Kathleen Smith in Racine. Following their marriage, the couple resided in the Racine/Kenosha area until moving to Waupun in 1972. Tom attended St. Norbert College and later Marquette University. He entered the United States Army in 1952 and served in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. Tom was Manager of Capital Insurance in Waupun for 25 years. In 2006, he moved to Appleton. Tom was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waupun, where he was also a member of its Knights of Columbus. He was a member of American Legion Post 210 in Waupun and a past member and past President of the Waupun Kiwanis Club. Tom and his family owned the Flatley Cottage on North Lake in Spread Eagle, where he spent his summers for the past 60 years. Tom is survived by a son, Tom D. (Maureen) Flatley of Neenah; two daughters, Kelly (Rich) Vander Heiden of Appleton and Patty (Steve) Soderberg of St. Paul, Minn.; four grandchildren, Amy, Brian, Michael, and Mary Pat; a sister, Eileen Scott of Iron Mountain, Mich.; a brother, Dr. James (Millie) Flatley of Vero Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen in 1994; and a sister, Jeanne in 1938. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 3, 2009, at 12 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waupun with Rev. John Schmitz officiating. Burial will follow at Springvale Cemetery in the Town of Springvale, where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide Military Honors. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5 until 7 p.m. with a Wake service at 6:45 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family wishes to thank the Appleton Health Care Center for their loving care of their father during his stay. WERNER-HARMSEN FUNERAL HOME 201 East Jefferson Street Waupun 920-324-3071 On line condolences may be directed to:

Kathleen Marie Smith

F, b. February 21, 1934, d. August 6, 1994



  • Birth: Kathleen Marie Smith was born on February 21, 1934.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Joseph Flatley were married on November 16, 1957 in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Kathleen Marie Smith died on August 6, 1994, at age 60.

Martin Horkman

M, b. April 16, 1858, d. August 25, 1859



  • Birth: Martin Horkman was born on April 16, 1858.
  • Death: He died on August 25, 1859, at age 1.

William Koch

M, b. circa 1883

Family: Rozy M Horkman (b. April 1883)


  • Birth: William Koch was born circa 1883 in Illinois.
  • Marriage: He and Rozy M Horkman were married on May 3, 1906 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Ann Deckery

F, b. August 9, 1848, d. July 15, 1905

Family: John Flatley (b. May 1834, d. June 20, 1919)


  • Birth: Mary Ann Deckery was born on August 9, 1848 in New York.
  • Death: She died on July 15, 1905, at age 56.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Sylvester J Shannon

M, b. March 8, 1865, d. June 2, 1944

Family: Johanna F Flatley (b. January 10, 1870, d. August 31, 1916)


  • Birth: Sylvester J Shannon was born on March 8, 1865.
  • Death: He died on June 2, 1944, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Askeaton, Wisconsin.

William J Shannon

M, b. April 23, 1897, d. April 23, 1945



  • Birth: William J Shannon was born on April 23, 1897.
  • Death: He died on April 23, 1945, at age 48.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Askeaton, Wisconsin.

Richard T Flatley

M, b. February 19, 1911, d. August 9, 1969



  • Birth: Richard T Flatley was born on February 19, 1911.
  • Death: He died on August 9, 1969, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in Baltimore, Baltimore City Co, Maryland.

Andrew C Flatley

M, b. October 23, 1912, d. August 1965



  • Birth: Andrew C Flatley was born on October 23, 1912.
  • Death: He died in August 1965, at age 52.

May White

F, b. 1878, d. 1947

Family: Edward Bernard Finnegan (b. January 23, 1872, d. March 23, 1938)


  • Birth: May White was born in 1878.
  • Death: She died in 1947, at age ~69.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Michael Summers

M, b. 1833, d. 1923

Family: Mary Flatley (b. 1841, d. 1923)


  • Birth: Michael Summers was born in 1833.
  • Death: He died in 1923, at age ~90.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Askeaton, Wisconsin.

Dennis Connelly

M, b. June 29, 1793, d. May 9, 1871

Family: Winnifred Nolan (b. 1797, d. April 20, 1879)


  • Birth: Dennis Connelly was born on June 29, 1793 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Winnifred Nolan were married.
  • Death: Dennis Connelly died on May 9, 1871, at age 77, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Chilton Times
    Saturday, May 13, 1871

    At Chilton, On Tuesday the 9th inst., of failure of the digestive powers, DENNIS CONNELLY, aged 77 years.

    The deceased was a native of the Parish of Lisanuffy, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. He came to this country in 1847 and was a resident of East Greenwich, in Rhode Island, for four years but finally moved to this county and settled at Stony Brook.

    Since his residence here his course of life has been so upright and honorable that he hadn't an enemy in the world but was regarded as an honest man, a true Christian and genuine friend by all who knew him as well as one of the most accommodating and unselfish men in the community. The close of his long and well spent life was peaceful and happy, his bedside being surrounded by the faithful and untiring wife and other relatives, he willingly allowed the spirit to depart from the earthly tenement and return to the God who gave it. His many kind acts will long be remembered, while the results of his virtuous and truly Christian life and example will never pass away. A good man has fallen and our citizens deeply mourn his departure and sympathize with the bereft family. Over sixty teams were in the funeral procession.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1847.

Winnifred Nolan

F, b. 1797, d. April 20, 1879

Family: Dennis Connelly (b. June 29, 1793, d. May 9, 1871)


  • Birth: Winnifred Nolan was born in 1797 in County Rosscommon, Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and Dennis Connelly were married.
  • Death: Winnifred Nolan died on April 20, 1879, at age ~82.
  • Note: Chilton Times April 26, 1879

    Died – Departed this life, with her peace fully made with her Maker, at the residence of Mrs. Mary Callaghan, in this city, Mrs. Winifred Connelly, nee Nolan, relict of Dennis Connelly, Esq., at the ripe age of 80 years.

    The deceased was born in the parish of Lisanuffy, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Emigrated with her husband and family to the United States in 1847, and resided in Rhode Island until 1852 when she became one of Calumet's pioneers at Stony Brook near what is now the City of Chilton, where she and the other hospitable inhabitants of Strokestown colony cast anchor.
    As an active worker in the hive of human industry and a general reliever of all ills to which flesh is heir too, old lady Connelly had few equals and no superiors in our primitive days, and so well discharged the duties of every department of life that her visits were as welcome as the grace of God and she was entertained as an angel might be, coming unawares—always welcome.

    She died as she lived, a model Christian, and with an unswerving faith in the belief of her fathers, and a mind as clear as the springs of the Emerald Isle, and when she reviewed her peaceful countenance in the calm repose of Death we could not help thinking of the widowed woman of whom the Saviour remarked "she is not dead, but sleepeth."

    Let all so form our action in life that when the grim monster approaches we can cheerfully exclaim, "Oh Death where is thy sting, or grave thy victory.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1847.

Mary Connelly

F, b. 1829, d. May 22, 1881


Family: James Callaghan (b. 1829, d. May 2, 1871)


  • Birth: Mary Connelly was born in 1829 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and James Callaghan were married.
  • Death: Mary Connelly died on May 22, 1881, at age ~52, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Callaghan Chilton Times March 28, 1881

    Died – At her residence in this city, on the 22nd inst., Mrs. Mary Callaghan, aged 55 years and seven months. The deceased was born near Ballinafad, Co., Roscommon, Ireland, and with her parents, emigrated to the U.S. in 1847 and located in Rhode Island, where, in 1850 she was married to Patrick Harlow. In 1853 or 1854, she and her husband located near what is now the city of Chilton, and underwent the privations and hardships incident to pioneer life. He died in 1858, leaving four children, and she subsequently married James Callaghan, by whom she had three children. He died some years ago, and there now survives her, six children, several grandchildren, as well as her brothers, Patrick, Michael and James Connelly and one sister, Mrs. Owen Wade, all of whom were early settlers here, although now, widely scattered apart. The deceased was an excellent wife and mother, a faithful Christian, true friend and an obliging neighbor, and her death is deeply regretted by all who knew her. Reguiescat in pace.

James Callaghan

M, b. 1829, d. May 2, 1871

Family: Mary Connelly (b. 1829, d. May 22, 1881)


  • Birth: James Callaghan was born in 1829 in County Limerick, Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Connelly were married.
  • Death: James Callaghan died on May 2, 1871, at age ~42, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James Callaghan Chilton Times May 6, 1871

    FATAL ACCIDENT – We are again called upon to record an accident of a fatal nature, which took place on Monday night the 1st inst., by which James Callaghan, of this town was deprived of life. As we gleaned the fats they are as follows:
    On Monday the deceased and other attended a "sowing bee" at his brother-in-law's—Patrick Mortal's—and arrived with his brother and cousin in this village late in the evening. About nine o'clock the three teams started for Stony Brook, the team of the deceased taking the lead. He was seated on somo marsh hay, on a rack, sitting near the horses as the lines were short. Owing to a sudden jolt when passing through a ravine he slipped off the rack and, the horses becoming frightened it seems that the wagon was overturned, and the deceased received internal injuries of which he died next morning. When first discovered he was hailed by his brother who found him lying near the hay, the horses and upturned wagon being a few rods further on, and his reply was "I am killed. " He was taken home and medical assistance called, but he was beyond human aid.
    James Callaghan was a native of the Parish of Drumin, Co. Limerick, Ireland. He came to this country in 1849, landed at Boston and resided in Massachusetts five years, when he removed to Calumet County, which he selected for a permanent home. All who knew him will corroborate our statement when we say he was an honest and industrious man, as well as a social and obliging neighbor. His age was 44 years.

Eliza Connelly

F, b. 1835, d. 1922


Family: Owen Wade (b. 1835, d. June 6, 1930)


  • Birth: Eliza Connelly was born in 1835 in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and Owen Wade were married.
  • Death: Eliza Connelly died in 1922, at age ~87, in Nebraska.

Owen Wade

M, b. 1835, d. June 6, 1930

Family: Eliza Connelly (b. 1835, d. 1922)


  • Birth: Owen Wade was born in 1835 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Eliza Connelly were married.
  • Death: Owen Wade died on June 6, 1930, at age ~95, in Nebraska.

James Connelly

M, b. September 16, 1836, d. December 28, 1904


Family: Margaret Higgins (b. November 20, 1838, d. September 11, 1925)


  • Birth: James Connelly was born on September 16, 1836 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Higgins were married.
  • Death: James Connelly died on December 28, 1904, at age 68, in Fremont, Dodge Co, Nebraska.
  • Note: Thanks to contributor #47105797;

    James Connelly Chilton Times (Wisconsin) January 14, 1905

    James Connelly, aged 68 years, died Dec. 28, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bender, of Fremont. Mr. Connelly was brought to Fremont from St. Joseph's hospital, Omaha, where he had been under treatment for cancer of the stomach.
    The deceased is survived by a wife, ten children, forty-one grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Owen Wade of Norfolk, Neb.
    James Connelly was born in Roscommon County, Ireland, Sept. 16, 1836. He came to Providence, R. I., with his parents in 1846, and from there to Calumet County
    in 1850. On Nov. 14, 1859 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Higgins.
    In 1864 he enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry and served through the war.
    In 1870 he moved to Olwien, Ia., and from there he came to Nebraska, settling on a farm in Madison County where he lived until 1894, when he retired and moved to the city of Norfolk. He resided there until October 1904, when he moved to Fremont. During life Mr. Connelly was a devout member of the Catholic Church.
    Services were held at St. Patrick's church in Fremont Friday morning. The remains, accompanied by his family, were taken to Tilden for burial. After short funeral services, conducted by Father Walsh at St. Mary's church, Tilden, the remains, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends from Norfolk, Battle Creek and Tilden, were taken to the cemetery southwest of the
    town where the last rites were performed. -- Battle Creek, (Neb) Enterprise

    James Connelly was a brother of the late Michael Connelly of this place. (Chilton, Wis.) He was known to all the early settlers, by whom his death will be regretted. Mrs. Thos. Flatley and Mrs. Luke Owens of this city are nieces of the deceased.

Margaret Higgins

F, b. November 20, 1838, d. September 11, 1925

Family: James Connelly (b. September 16, 1836, d. December 28, 1904)


  • Birth: Margaret Higgins was born on November 20, 1838.
  • Marriage: She and James Connelly were married.
  • Death: Margaret Higgins died on September 11, 1925, at age 86, in Nebraska.

Julia Tobin

F, b. 1819, d. April 4, 1904

Family: Michael Connelly (b. September 12, 1824, d. August 16, 1901)


  • Birth: Julia Tobin was born in 1819 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and Michael Connelly were married in 1870 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Julia Tobin died on April 4, 1904, at age ~85, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Julia Connelly Chilton Times April 9, 1904

    Died – At St. Mary's hospital at Manitowoc, on Monday morning April 4, Mrs. Julia Connelly, aged 85 years. Mrs. Connelly was a native of Ireland, and came to this country in the early fifties. She was married to the late Michael Connelly in 1870 at Milwaukee and came to this city where she resided until 1885 when she moved with her husband to Nebraska. In 1901, she and her husband returned to Chilton where Mr. Connelly died three months after his return. Mrs. Connelly has been afflicted with blindness for the past fifteen years, and in October last owing to ill health she was taken to St. Mary's hospital at Manitowoc for care and treatment. The remains were brought to this city on Wednesday morning and taken to St. Augustine's church where the funeral services were conducted.

William Forkin

M, b. August 15, 1853, d. October 21, 1885

Family: Anna Connelly (b. December 24, 1858, d. November 29, 1943)


  • Birth: William Forkin was born on August 15, 1853 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Connelly were married in 1879.
  • Death: William Forkin died on October 21, 1885, at age 32, in Nebraska.
  • Note: William Forkin Chilton Times October 1885

    Died – At the residence of his father-in-law, Michael Connelly at Battle Creek, Nebraska, on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, William A. Forkin, of this city. The deceased has resided in this county since a child. He was the youngest son of John Forkin, Sr., and was born in Chilton Town, August 15, 1853. In 1879 he was married to Miss Annie Connelly by whom he had three children. About five years ago, ill health compelled him to give up farming and he moved to this city. During the years of his suffering every available means had been tried to restore him to health but in vain. Four weeks previous to his death, Mr. Connelly was here from Nebraska, and Mr. Forkin thought a change of climate would benefit him, so he accompanied him on his return home. Shortly after arriving at Battle Creek he was taken with a bad spell and his wife telegraphed to Michael Forkin, brother of the deceased, left for the bedside of his brother, but did not arrive until after death had taken him across the river. The remains were conveyed to this city, arriving here on Monday.
    The funeral occurred from St. Augustine Church, Monday afternoon and the remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends.
    Mr. Forkin was a man who was respected by all who knew him and his death will be deeply regretted. He leaves a wife and three children, father, mother, four brothers and three sister and other relatives to mourn his loss.

Luke Owens

M, b. April 4, 1855, d. March 9, 1944

Family: Anna Connelly (b. December 24, 1858, d. November 29, 1943)


  • Birth: Luke Owens was born on April 4, 1855 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Connelly were married.
  • Death: Luke Owens died on March 9, 1944, at age 88, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Bridget Cooney

F, b. 1882, d. 1940

Family: Dennis Connelly (b. April 11, 1865, d. February 14, 1909)


  • Birth: Bridget Cooney was born in 1882.
  • Marriage: She and Dennis Connelly were married.
  • Death: Bridget Cooney died in 1940, at age ~58, in Nebraska.

Harry G Ontko

M, b. March 22, 1906, d. February 23, 1951

Family: Genevieve Rose Flatley (b. August 28, 1898, d. March 14, 1966)


  • Birth: Harry G Ontko was born on March 22, 1906.
  • Marriage: He and Genevieve Rose Flatley were married.
  • Death: Harry G Ontko died on February 23, 1951, at age 44.