Created February 10, 1997; updated January 7,
The McGeady Home Page
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We regret to report the passing of Paul McGeady this past Thursday, June 14, 2007, in New Orleans. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. Paul's work uniting the McGeady families has connected many current generations of McGeadys to their ancestors and to their Irish and American heritages, and we know that our families across the veil are welcoming him and thanking him for keeping alive their memories and connections with those of us here in this life.
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Mary McGeady Taylor, born
June 4, 1913 in Philadelphia, PA, was the child of Charles E.
McGeady (McGady), born about
March, 1880 in East Mauch Chunk [now
Jim Thorpe], Bethlehem, PA, and Mary Ellen Brennan, born September, 1883 in
Schuykill county, PA. Mary was the second to
youngest child in that family, which included Edward ("Ned")
McGeady (Brother Gratian in the Christian Brothers religious order), born
about 1903; Helen McGeady
Loughery, born about August 31, 1905; James
McGeady, born about 1907; Charles
McGeady, born about 1909;
Catherine McGeady Walsh, born
about June 16, 1911; and Alice
McGeady (adopted name: Smith),
born some time after 1913. Mary Ellen died giving birth to Alice. Alice was
raised by an aunt (her mother's sister?) and uncle in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Charles McGeady's father was Edward
born in Ireland
in December 1845.
Edward and John McGeady
served on the Union side in the Civil War. Ben
Nevis researched their records and the battles in which
they were fought and wrote a book of his findings: Edward
and John McGeady in the Civil War.
(Click to see pages from Edward McGeady's diary: diary1,
His mother was Ellen Dever, born in Ireland about
1845. (Ellen had a brother, John, born about 1847.)
Their children were: daughters: Eleanor
McGeady, born about 1865; Agnas
McGeady, born about 1872; and
sons: John McGeady, born about
1877; and Charles McGeady, born
about March, 1880.
It seems that Ellen may have died, because around 1893, Edward married a
woman named Cecelia, who had a child named Lottise H.,
born about 1884. Edward and Cecelia had 2 children: Amelia C. McGady, born August 1894, and Edward McGady, born December 1897.
(McGeady) father was John
McGeady, born about 1815 in
Ireland. His mother's name was Nancy, born about 1820 in Ireland. Their children
were John, born about 1840 in Ireland; Edward, born in December, 1845 in
Ireland; Mary McGeady, born about
1847 in Pennsylvania; Bridget
McGeady, born about 1854 in
Pennsylvania; and Mannas, a son, born about 1859 in
information, click here to read the findings of Paul McGeady's research.
of Eamonn McGeady, a tribute by
his nephew, Stuart
McGeady, and Eamonn's obituary in The
When you read this article, you will find a couple of errors. Jim Morgan
put a wreath on his ancestor Michael's grave (not Charles McGeeady) and the next
McGeady Reunion is in 2003, not
2004 - see the link to the 6th Grand Reunion (above), which links to the
official Reunion page. Article
about the McGeady Reunion 2000
Study of an Irish
Schoolhouse, Gweedore, County Donegal, includes a
link to a letter
from a McGeady descendant who went to a McGeady Reunion in Ireland over 13
years ago and whose mother went to this very school.
Tom Mathews, piper and McGeady descendant at Reunion
McGeady video and bio at Touro Law Center Cyber Conference 1997 Paul appearing as
counsel in a Supreme Court
A page about Steven McGeady
at the 5th World Wide Web conference. There are audio and
video clips of his presentation. Steven testified against Microsoft in the
suit by the Justice Department. Here is one article.
Here's a partial
transcript and here's an article in The Washington
Post. Here's mention of him again in relation to website
McGeady is a typo for Steven McGeady.
Go to Edit, choose Find and enter
McGeady. It will take you
to the place in this page where Sister Mary Rose McGeady is
mentioned. Sister is descended from the Hazleton McGeadys. Here's
another mention of Sister's books. Sister in the news in the Las
Vegas diocese and mentioned in the New York Times
article about Covenant House founder.
McGeady's Town Pub in Monroe, MI
Links to Other McGeady Home Pages:
The "Baltimore McGeadys"
--- Stuart McGeady's Irish Stu
---Steve McGeady's web pages for the "Baltimore McGeadys"
---Steve has set up a website for all
the McGeady websites to gather
McGeadys in this genealogy
Links to Pages that mention a
(Since McGeady is not a very
common name, there's a better than usual chance someone with that surname might
be related to Chuck's Mauch Chunk McGeadys. I
can't do this for Schmidts, Brennans, or Parkers,
since there are so many people with those surnames.).
McGady-Saier listed as an official McGady/McGeady
researcher. Here's her Family
Stephen McGeady, MD, on the editorial
board of Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology at Jeff in Philly. On
this page is listed a presentation
Kathleen, associated with the legal profession
McGeady is Top Teacher at St. Andrew's Secondary in Scotland. Lucia McGeady is a
practitioner of Action Research.
McGeady who races model cars. Wonder how he did in the
Pinewood Derby, if he was a Cub Scout!
McGeady, co-sponsor of Chesapeake Hospice Charity Regatta, according to
Inside Annapolis and taking a side in a debate. Another
Christina, in Ireland, finished a Fun Walk for Hospice. Lisa Ann McGeady
finished an Ocean View 5 K. Kieran McGeady
finished a 5 mile run in Texas. Bridget
McGeady is a Lacrosse star and so is Joe
McGeady. And Mairead McGeady helps others be fit. Roy McGeady is a
tennis champion. As is John "Speedy"
McGeady, usher at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in NJ
McGeady - another McGeady in Public
McGeady (19 years old) was passenger on a ship arriving in Australia in
1861. Patrick McGeady arriving in
on the Stardust Microchips heading to Comet Wild 2
to make a 2004 visit.
As it turns out that there are a lot of McGeadys on the web, I'll stop here. If you want me
to add a McGeady link, send me an
General Reference Links
Link to the best list of genealogy helpful links
I've seen so far:
Roots Forum (where I got my start with online
genealogy and some great responses specifically related to our
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. I've forwarded information
about this newsletter to many people. This is an easy way to access
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