The Styles Family comes to America – Baltinglass to Auburn, New York

See Background for this post at: The Styles family of Baltinglass, County Wicklow

Edward Styles was born in 1822 in the townland of Ballyshonog in County Wicklow, Ireland. He was baptized on 27 Jan 1822 at Killaveney, Wicklow, Ireland. He was the son of Robert Styles and Anne Byrne.

Edward married Margaret Kavanagh on 20 Sep 1860 at Baltinglass Catholic Church, Wicklow, Ireland. Margaret was born in 1837 in the townland of Carrigeen in County Kildare Ireland. She was baptized on 2 Apr 1837 at Baltinglass Catholic Church, in County Wicklow, Ireland. She was the daughter of James Kavanagh and Catherine Nowlan. They had nine children:

1. Robert Styles (1861-1912)

Descendants of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin

2. Anne Styles Nulty (1863-1947)

Descendants of Anne Styles and Christopher Nulty

3. James Styles (1865-1939)

4. Katherine L Styles Hayes (1867-1946)

Descendants of Katherine L Styles and Maurice Hayes

5. William Styles (1869-1897)

6. Edward Styles (1870-1908)

7. Mary C. Styles Macken (1874-1936)

Descendants of Mary C Styles and Andrew John Macken

8. Margaret T. Styles Ward (1876-1936)

Descendants of Margaret T Styles and Alfred John Ward

9. Thomas Joseph Styles (1879-1951)

On 12 Nov 1888, Edward and Margaret Styles arrived in New York on the SS Adriatic with their five youngest children: William, Edward, Mary, Margaret and Thomas. The four older Styles children Robert, James, Anna and Katherine had already left their hometown of Baltinglass in Ireland and found work in Rochester and Auburn, New York.

SS Adriatic, George Parker Greenwood, 1889

New York Passenger Arrivals: Styles Family, SS Adriatic, 12 Nov 1888


Stiles/Styles, Hayes, Macken and Nulty families in Auburn NY City Directories

1884 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1886 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1887 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1888 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1890 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1891 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1892 Auburn NY Directory, Hayes


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1893 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1894 Auburn NY Directory, Hayes


1894 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1895 Auburn NY Directory, Styles


1896 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1896 Auburn NY Directory, Styles


1897 Auburn NY Directory, Hayes


1897 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1898 Auburn NY Directory, Stiles


1901 Auburn NY Directory, Nulty


1901 Auburn NY Directory, Macken


1902 Auburn NY Directory, Macken


1903 Auburn NY Directory, Macken


1904 Auburn NY Directory, Macken


1946 Auburn NY Directory, Hayes


Edward Styles Sr. died on 8 Sep 1892 at the family’s home, 115 Lewis St. His cause of death was cancer of the neck and face. He was buried on 12 Sep 1892 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Auburn, NY. Margaret Kavanagh Styles died 20 Mar 1896 of exhaustion from unresolved pneumonia. Margaret was buried on 23 Mar 1896 next to Edward in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Edward Styles Sr, death notice, The Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 10 Sep 1892Deaths: STILES--In this city, Sept 8, 1892, at the residence of the family, 115 Lewis St, Edward Stiles. Funeral Services at St. Mary's Church, Monday Sept 12 at 9:30 am
Interment at St. Joseph's cemetery...click title to expand...


Edward Styles, death certificate, 09 Sep 1892, Auburn NY


Edward Styles, age 70, buried 12 Sep 1892, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


Margaret Kavanagh Styles, Funeral Notice, The Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 24 Mar 1896The funeral of the late Margaret Stiles, who died Friday morning, was held from the family home, No. 71 Lewis street...The floral designs were beautiful, consisting of a large cross from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Osborne; wreath, Mrs. H. D. Noble; ... Miss Maggie Hinch; cross, Nellie Russell; large pillow with MOTHER from the family. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in St. Joseph's cemetery. The bearers were Daniel Lyons, Michael Farrell, Lawrence Kehoe, Daniel Nolan, John Kehoe and Michael Lyons...click title to expand...


Margaret Kavanagh Styles, death certificate, 20 Mar 1896, Auburn NY


Margaret Styles, age 47, buried 23 Mar 1896, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


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1. Robert Styles (1861-1912)

Robert Styles was born on 15 Aug 1861 in the townland of Mullarney in County Kildare, Ireland. He was baptized on 18 Aug 1861 at Castledermot, County Kildare. Robert Styles was the oldest of the five Styles brothers and the only one to marry and have children. Robert and his next oldest brother James Styles immigrated to New York and settled in Auburn around 1882-3. Robert was a mechanic and a mason tender and worked for D. M. Osborne & Co. in Auburn. Robert appeared in the town’s papers many times for public fighting and drunkenness. Robert married Bridget Bertha Franklin on 14 May 1888 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA. Bridget was born on 11 Jan 1867 in Carlow, Ireland, the daughter of Lawrence Franklin & Catherine Doyle. Bridget and Robert had eleven children.

New York Passenger Arrivals: Robert Styles age 25, Irish, 6 Aug 1883, SS Helvetia

Robert Styles, Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 15 Oct 1894


Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, married 14 May 1888, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


Edward and Robert Styles in court for fighting, Robert and Bridget Styles leave children alone in home, Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 13 Feb 1899Robert and Edward Stiles were charged with fighting in North street Saturday morning...Edward Stiles formerly boarded with Robert and his wife but trouble grew out of the boarder and husband and wife left each other...About two weeks ago complaint was made to the recorder that the Stiles children were alone in a house in Caitlin street and that the neighbors had cared for them...Stiles...provided for his offspring, passing two in the orphan asylum and finding a boarding place for the baby...click title to expand...


1892 NY Census, Auburn: Robert Styles Family

1900 US Census, Auburn, NY: Robert Styles Family

1905 NY Census, Auburn: Robert Styles Family

1910 US Census, Auburn, NY: Robert Styles Family

Robert Styles died on 15 Jul 1912 after being struck by a train in Scipio, Cayuga County, NY. He was returning home from working on a farm in Oakland by taking the Short Line and, while intoxicated, possibly jumped from one of the trains. Another train hit, killing him instantly and crushing his skull. Robert was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, in a plot next to his children James, Pearl Irene, and Charles. Their graves remain unmarked.

Robert Styles, death certificate, 15 Jul 1912, Auburn NY


Body of Man Found on Short Line Track, Robert Stiles Believed to have been Struck by Train, Auburn Coroner is Investigating, The Daily News, Ithaca NY, 15 Jul 1912Robert Stiles, aged 50 years, whose body was found along the railroad tracks two miles south of White’s Crossing at 8 o’clock this morning. The man’s skull was crushed but there was no evidence as to whether he had been struck by a train or been killed in some other manner...Stiles, who is a farm hand, went to Auburn yesterday from White’s Crossing, which is about four miles south of Auburn. He is said to have returned from the Prison City last night and that he was intoxicated. But how the body got two miles south of White’s Crossing the coroner and Short Line officers have been unable to learn...click title to expand...


Bob Styles Killed, Mangled Body Found Beside Short Line Tracks, Was Working Near Oakwood, The Auburn Citizen, 15 Jul 1915John Graney, yardmaster at the Auburn Short Line...discovered the lifeless body of Robert Styles, a mason’s tender residing on Elizabeth street, this city, lying beside the track a mile north of Mapleton. The body was badly mangled and had evidently been struck by one of the trains of the Short Line last night or early this morning. Styles was working for a farmer near Oakwood and had spent Sunday in this city. he left Auburn in the evening on the train over the Short Line at about 6:30. he left the train at White’s intending, it is said, to make the rest of the journey to the farm where he was employed on foot...click title to expand...


Found Dead on the Railroad Track, Robert Styles of Auburn Meets Death at Scipio, The Post-Standard, Syracuse NY, 16 Jul 1912Funeral services will be held Thursday for Robert Styles of No. 67 Elisabeth Street, who met death under the wheels of a train at Scipio some time last night or early this morning. His body was not found until the morning...Besides his wife, Mr. Styles is survived by eight children, Katherine, 21; Edward, 19; Lawrence, 15; Robert, 15; William, 11; George, 8; Margaret, 5, and Charles, 1 year; two brothers, Thomas and James Styles, and four sisters, Mrs. Annie Nulty, Mrs. Katherine Hayes, Miss Margaret Styles and Mrs. Mary Mackin...click title to expand...


After Robert’s death, the youngest children Margaret Mary, George Robert and Charles Styles lived for a time at an orphan asylum in Rochester. Robert’s widow Bridget moved to Detroit, where she married George McFadden in 1914. The Styles children soon joined Bridget in Detroit and found work in the auto industry. Bridget died on 09 Apr 1940 in Detroit, MI. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

1920 US Census, Detroit, MI: George and Bertha McFadden (with Styles children)

1930 US Census, Detroit, MI: Bridget Bertha and William Styles


Children of Robert Styles and Bridget “Bertha” Franklin


1.1. James Styles (1890-1890)

James Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 10 Feb 1890 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 16 Feb 1890 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. James died of Measles on 19 Apr 1890 at the family’s home at 136 1/2 Cottage St, Auburn, NY. He was buried on 20 Apr 1890 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn, NY.

James Styles, son of Robert Styles, baptized 16 Feb 1890, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


James Styles, age 4 mos, buried 20 Apr 1890, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn NY


James Styles, son of Robert and Bridget, death notice, The Daily Bulletin Journal, Auburn NY, 19 Apr 1890



1.2. Catherine Styles (1891-1936)

Catherine “Violet” Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 27 Jan 1891 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 7 Feb 1891 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. When she was only 15, Catherine married Chester Arthur Demars on 19 Dec 1906 in Auburn, NY. After a year of marriage,she stopped living with Chester because of his poor treatment of her and fondness for other young girls. Catherine returned to her parents’ home. In 1909, Chester brought 14 year-old Maggie Miller of Gloversville to live with him in Auburn. Maggie’s parents sought to take action against him for abduction before the couple married in 1910, when Chester was still married to Catherine. In 1911, Chester DeMars was arrested, but not convicted, for the murder of yet another teenage girl named Catherine Brophy. Catherine Styles moved to Detroit, where she lived in the 1930’s, and went by the name Violet after moving to Michigan. She died on 22 Apr 1936 in Detroit. Her last name was Park at the time of her death. She was buried 25 Apr 1936 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Catherine Styles, daughter of Robert Styles, baptized 7 Feb 1891, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


Catherine Styles and Chester Arthur DeMars, marriage notice, The Weekly Bulletin, Auburn NY, 19 Dec 1906


Robert and Bridget Styles, and daughter Catherine Demars in jail for assault, The Post Standard (Syracuse NY), 23 Mar 1908


Chester DeMars suspected of Murder of Catherine Brophy Auburn NY Semi Weekly Journal 24 Oct 1911Chester is about 24 or 35 years old, and for the past five years has become involved in matrimonial complications, owing to his fondness for woman. About five years ago young DeMars married Catherine Styles, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Styles. The girl was employed at the DeMars home at the time, and after a year of married life, which is said to have not been, the happiest, the young wife left him. In 1909, DeMars became acquainted with Maggie Miller, a 14-year-old girl, who lived in Gloversville. who it believed to be the one at whose home DeMars was found. He brought the Miller girl to Auburn, and for several months lived with her at the house of his parents...January of 1910, when the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane society communicated with Chief Ball asking him to ascertain if young DeMars and the Miller girl had been married in Auburn, as the so­ciety was interested in the case and was working up an action for abduction against young DeMars...click title to expand...


Seeking Michigan, Death Certificates: Viola Parks aka Styles, died 22 Apr 1936


1.3. Edward J Styles (1893-aft 1932)

Edward J Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 03 Jan 1893 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 15 Jan 1893 at Holy Family Church in Auburn, NY. Military Service: WWI, 15 Jan 1917-29 Aug 1919, Pvt, Co. M & K, 1 Army Hq Regt. After his discharge from military service in 1919, Edward moved to Detroit, where he was shown living with his mother in the 1920 Census. Ten years later, in the 1930 Census, Edward was an inmate of the Detroit House of Correction. Two years later, he showed up as a resident of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Dayton, Ohio until 14 Dec 1832, when he was discharged and dropped from the rolls.

Edward Styles, son of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 15 Jan 1893, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


NY State, WWI Service Abstract: Pvt. Edward J Styles, Co M & K, 1st Army Hq

1930 US Census, Detroit, MI: Edward Styles, inmate, Detroit House of Correction

US National Military Home, Dayton, Ohio: Pvt. Edward Styles, K Co, 1st Army Hq


1.4. Lawrence E Styles (1895-1936)

Lawrence E Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 24 Jan 1895 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized 15 Feb 1895 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. His godparents were Edward Styles and Ellen Byrne. Lawrence Styles died on 20 Feb 1939 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. Lawrence married Mary Stafford on 30 Oct 1922 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA They had three children.

Lawrence Styles, son of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 15 Feb 1895, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


WWI Draft Registration: Lawrence Styles, basket maker, Auburn Prison

Michigan, Marriage Records: Lawrence Styles and Mary Stafford, 20 Oct 1922

1930 US Census, Detroit, MI: Lawrence Styles Family

Seeking Michigan, Death Certificates: Lawrence Styles, died 20 Feb 1939

At the age of 12, Lawrence was arrested for multiple burglaries of the Traub store in Auburn and was committed to the Catholic Protectory in Buffalo, New York. He escaped the institution with a companion in Dec 1909. After being found guilty of 27 more burglaries, he was placed in the Rochester Industrial School, which he promptly escaped in Feb 1910. Newspaper notices after his second escape describe Lawrence as an “attractive looking lad” whose “appearance belies any criminal tendencies.”

Lawrence Styles age 12, Burglarizes Traub Store, Committed to Catholic Protectory, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 4 Sep 1907


Lawrence Stiles is Arrested, Companion Escapes, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 3 Dec 1909


Young Lawrence Stiles Escapes from Industrial School, The Post-Standard, Syracuse NY, 28 Feb 1910


Lawrence Styles at Liberty, Young Lad with Record Escapes from Industrial School


After leaving the Rochester Industrial School, Lawrence was featured in Auburn Newspapers in 1914 for fighting with a police officer on Labor Day, and again in 1915 for burglarizing, along with pal Timothy McCarthy, the Dennis Dye Works, the Smith Brothers’ Seed Store, and Giles’s Roofing store. Lawrence was once again arrested for burglary in Batavia in March 1917. Because of his extensive record, and as he was no longer a minor, the judge sentenced him to 5 years in Auburn State Prison. He served 3 years before being released in 1919, afterwards moving to Detroit.

Falcone Went to Walk with Lawrence Styles as Labor Day Attraction, The Auburn Citizen, 8 Sep 1914


Caught with the Goods, Lawrence Styles and Timothy McCarthy, Two Boys of 20, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 8 Oct 1915


Burglary in Batavia Laid to Auburn Boy, Lawrence Styles,


The night before Lawrence’s marriage to Mary Stafford, he broke into the Ternes Coal & Lumber company. He was later found guilty of the crime based on fingerprints he left at the scene. Newspapers across the country reported the landmark conviction of a burglar by stereopticon views of his fingerprints.

Fingerprints Convict Prisoner Lawrence Styles, Detroit Free Press, 21 Dec 1922


Lawrence Styles Sentenced to Jackson State Prison, Detroit Free Press, 22 Dec 1922


Burglar Lawrence Styles is Convicted by Stereopticon Views, The Pharos-Tribune, Logansport IN, 2 Mar 1923


Children of Lawrence E Styles and Mary Stafford

1.4.1. William Lawrence Styles (Lawrence3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 27 Jan 1926. He died on 1 Jan 2013. William Lawrence married Elizabeth Ann Norrow on 12 Aug 1950 in Detroit, MI.

1.4.2. Living

1.4.3. Lawrence Harold Styles (Lawrence3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 13 Jul 1929 in Detroit, MI. Military service: US Navy from 2 Jan 1946-24 to 1947. He died on 15 Aug 1981 in Allen Park, MI. Lawrence Harold married Eleanor Friedman on 20 Sep 1945 in Steuben, Indiana.


1.5. Robert A Styles (1897-1961)

Robert A Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 1 Mar 1897 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 4 Mar 1897 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. His godparents were James and Maria Muldoon. Robert Styles served in WWI as a Sargent in Co. L, 49th Infantry from 8 Aug 1918 to 21 Feb 1919. Robert, who went by the name “Bobby” as a young man, was a popular Auburn boxer in his late teens and early 20s. During WWI, he taught boxing techniques to other soldiers and participated in entertainment events for troops at various caps in France. Robert married Adelaide Mary Danahey on 19 Oct 1916 in Auburn, NY. They had one child. Robert married Nora Harnett on 12 Aug 1936 in Wood, Ohio, USA. They divorced on 27 Mar 1942 and had no children. Robert died on 7 Aug 1961 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. His body was found floating in the Grand River after he accidentally drowned.

Robert Styles, son of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 4 Mar 1897, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


Robert Styles Jr, age 10, steals purse, Auburn NY Citizen, 14 Oct 1907


1915 NY Census, Rochester: Robert Styles, age 18, Bell Boy for Hotel

NY State, WWI Service Abstract: Sgt. Robert A Styles


Bobby Styles, Auburn Boxer, is back from France, The Auburn NY Citizen, 27 Feb 1919Sergt. Robert Styles of the Forty-ninth infantry, Eighty-third Division has returned home after having put in just one year of the army routine partly on this side and partly in France. Sergt. Styles gained reputation in the boxing game prior to his enlistment and continuing along the pugilistic lines while in army...click title to expand...


1920 US Census, Detroit, MI: Robert Styles, automobile salesman

Body of man drowned in Grand River identified as Robert Styles, The Escanaba Daily Press, 11 Aug 1961The body of a man found floating in the Grand River Tuesday has been identified as that of Robert Styles, 64, of Sparta. Officials said he drowned accidentally...click title to expand...

Robert Styles Jr death 1961 Grand Rapids

Robert A Styles, obituary, The Grand Rapids Press, 9 Aug 1961Robert Styles, age 64, of 608 Schultz Rd. NW, Sparta, passed away Monday. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy of Detroit, and one brother, William of Northville, Mich. Services...at the the Michigan Veterans Facility Chapel where he had been a resident previous to three years ago...click title to expand...


Children of Robert A Styles and Adelaide Mary Danahey

1.5.1 Roberta Katherine Styles (Robert A3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 19 Aug 1916 in Auburn. She died on 3 Sep 2005 in Auburn, NY. Roberta married Charles Edward Cook on 28 Aug 1942 in Auburn, NY.


1.6. Pearl Irene Styles (1899-1908)

Pearl Irene Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 28 Mar 1899 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 15 Dec 1899 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparent was Elizabeth Dooling. Pearl died on 12 Jun 1908 in Auburn, NY from spinal meningitis, and buried on 15 Jun 1908 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn, NY. She was 9 years old.

Pearl Irene Styles, daughter of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 15 Jun 1899, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


Pearl Styles, age 10, buried 5 Jun 1908, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


Pearl Styles removed to Hospital, has spinal meningitis, The Auburn NY Citizen, 4 Jun 1908


Pearl Styles, daughter of Robert and Bridget, death notice, The Semi Weekly Journal, Auburn NY, 16 Jun 1908



1.7. William Styles (1901-1971)

William Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 13 Jul 1901 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 25 Aug 1901 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. William died on 31 May 1971 in Detroit, Michigan.

William Styles, son of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 25 Aug 1901, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


1915 NY Census, Rochester: William Styles, age 15 Bell Boy for Hotel

1940 US Census, Northville, MI: William Styles, age 38

Boy Fires Shot at Store. Bites Policeman When He Takes Revolver from Him, Rochester NY Democrat and Chronicle, 17 Jul 1917William Styles, 15 years old, who says he lives in Detroit, Mich, is detained at the Shelter on a charge of juvenile delinquency...click title to expand...


Boy, Thought From Here, Terrorizes Big Hotel, The Auburn NY Citizen, 3 Oct 1917Lad, Giving the Name of William Styles, Holds Up Diners in Detroit Hostelries at Point of Gun, Overpowered by Six Men and Arrested...


Boy Bandit Holds Up Cafe and Hotel, Detroit Free Press, 3 Oct 1917Forces Diners to Throw Watches on Floor, Drives Drinkers to the Street after Making Motorist Unwilling Chauffeur. William Styles, giving his age as 16 and his home Auburn NY, pushed the barrel of a loaded revolver against Langley's Stomach...



1.8. George Robert Styles (1903-1956)

George Robert Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 26 Feb 1903 in Auburn, NY. After his father’s death in 1912, George lived at St. Mary’s Boys Orphan asylum in Rochester, NY, where he is listed in the 1915 NY State Census. George Robert married Gertrude Jasin on 28 Apr 1926 in Detroit, MI. They had two children. George Robert Sr. died on 14 Apr 1956 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery along with his mother and siblings.

1915 NY Census, Rochester: George Styles, age 11, inmate, St. Mary’s Boys Orphan Asylum

1930 US Census, Detroit, MI: George Robert Styles Family

1940 US Census, Detroit, MI: George Robert Styles Family

George Robert Styles, obituary, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr 1956

George R Styles obituary, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr 1956
Children of George Robert Styles and Gertrude Jasin

1.8.1. George Robert Styles Jr. (George Robert3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 2 Dec 1927 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He died the same day.

1.8.2. George Robert Styles Jr. (George Robert3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 18 Mar 1930 in Detroit, MI and died on 15 Jul 2011 in Lancaster, OH. He married Barbara Ann Sienkiewicz on 25 Nov 1948 in Detroit, MI.


1.9. Margaret Mary Styles (1906-1987)

Margaret Mary Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born on 17 Aug 1906 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 11 Dec 1906 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparents were Edward Styles and Ellen Burns. Margaret married George Lymperis on 7 Feb 1925 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. They had one child, a premature infant boy who died the day he was born. Margaret Styles married Timothy Francis McCarthy on 24 Sep 1931 in Detroit, MI. They had two children. Margaret Mary Styles McCarthy died on 20 Jul 1987 in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan, USA.

Margaret Styles, daughter of Robert Styles and Bridget Franklin, baptized 11 Dec 1906, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


1930 US Census, Detroit, MI: Timothy and Margaret McCarthy

Children of Margaret Mary Styles and George Lymperis

1.9.1 Infant Boy Lymperis (Margaret Mary3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 28 Mar 1927 and died the same day in Detroit, Michigan.

Children of Margaret Mary Styles and Timothy Francis McCarthy

1.9.2 Eileen McCarthy (Margaret Mary3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 27 Feb 1932 and died on 09 Apr 1932 in Detroit, Michigan.

1.9.3 Joyce Elaine McCarthy (Margaret Mary3, Robert2, Edward1) was born on 30 Jul 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She died on 09 Mar 2010 in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan. She married Donald Marshall Grossman on 02 Aug 1952 in Redford, Wayne Co, Michigan.


1.10. Charles Styles (1907-1908)

Charles Styles (Robert2, Edward1) was born Oct 1907 in Auburn, NY. He died on 13 Mar 1908 in Auburn, NY at the age of 5 months.

Charles Styles, age 5 mos, buried 14 Mar 1908, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


Charles Styles, son of Robert and Bridget, death notice, The Semi Weekly Journal, Auburn NY, 17 Mar 1908



1.11. Charles Styles (1911-aft 1956)

Charles Styles (Robert2, Edward1) After his father Robert’s death, Charles, like his next oldest brother George Robert, lived at St. Mary’s Boys Orphan asylum in Rochester, NY, where the 1915 NY State Census lists him as an inmate. By 1920, he had moved to Detroit and was living with his mother, siblings and step-father. Charles married Lucinda Smith on 22 Jun 1935 in Detroit, MI. Charles was arrested in Detroit for unarmed assault with intent to rob in 1933, which required a prison sentence of 1/2 to 15 years. After serving the minimum six months in Jackson State Prison, he was paroled. He returned to prison on a parole violation three months later. In 1938, Charles was arrested again, this time for breaking and entering a building at night. He was sentence to the minimum possible of 3-1/2 years. The 1940 US Census lists him as an inmate of Jackson State Prison in Blackman, Michigan. After two returns to prison from parole on violations, and several transfers between the Michigan State Prisons of Marquette and Jackson, Charles was finally released from prison on 8 Sep 1950 when he had served the maximum time for his crime. Charles Styles was named as a surviving relative in his brother George Robert Styles’s obituary in 1956, but not in his brother Robert A Styles’s obituary in 1961, so it is assumed he died between 1956 and 1961, although a death record for him has not been located.

1915 NY Census, Rochester: Charles Styles, age 3, inmate, St. Mary’s Boys Orphan Asylum

1940 US Census, Blackman, MI: Charles Styles, inmate, Jackson State Prison

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2. Anne Styles Nulty (1863-1947)

Anne Styles (Edward1) was born Jun 1863 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. She was baptized 21 Jun 1863 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. After immigrating to America, Annie worked as a domestic laborer in Rochester and Auburn, NY. Annie married Christopher Nulty on 2 May 1898 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Auburn, NY. Christopher was born 13 Apr 1868 in Balbriggan near Naul, County Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Christopher Nulty & Catherine Murray. Christopher immigrated to the USA in 1893, returning home in 1897 and again in 1903 to visit. Annie and Christopher had four children and three grandchildren.

New York Passenger Arrivals: Ann Styles age 20, born in Ireland, 30 Apr 1885, SS Wyoming

New York Passenger Arrivals: Chris Nulty age 24, born in Ireland, 28 Aug 1893, SS Campania

New York Passenger Arrivals: Christopher Nulty age 26, American Citizen, residence: NY, born in Balbriggan, 18 Jun 1897, SS Britannic

New York Passenger Arrivals: Christopher Nulty age 32, American Citizen, residence: Auburn NY, born in Dublin, 19 Mar 1903, SS Germanic

Christopher Nulty and Anna Styles, married 2 May 1898, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Auburn NY


1900 US Census, Auburn, NY: Christopher & Annie Nulty Family (Thomas Styles, boarder)

1905 NY Census, Auburn, NY: Christopher & Annie Nulty Family (Thomas Stiles, boarder)

1920 US Census, Auburn, NY: Christopher & Annie Nulty Family

1930 US Census, Auburn, NY: Christopher & Annie Nulty Family

1940 US Census, Auburn, NY: Annie Nulty Family

Earlier this year, I received a letter written by Anna (Annie) Styles Nulty in 1946 to a friend who had also come from Baltinglass. The owner of the letter, in a thoughtful gesture, looked for relatives of Annie’s and found my family tree. Annie wrote the letter on 1 Oct 1946, three months before she died on 19 Jan 1947. She suffered from dementia at the time she wrote this letter, as was noted on her burial record. In it, she describes coming to America to work in Rochester to earn money for the entire family’s passage.

I worked hard the wages was small for 10 years I worked for 8 dollars a month sent it home to my dear mother sent for 10 of them from Ireland.

Christopher Nulty died on 03 Apr 1940 in Auburn, NY. Annie Styles Nulty died on 19 Jan 1947 at Mercy Hospital, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA. She was buried next to Christopher and daughter Agnes in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Christopher Nulty, obituary, The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 1940


Annie Styles Nulty, death certificate, 19 Jan 1947, Auburn NY


Annie Styles Nulty, obituary, The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 1947



Children of Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles


2.1. Agnes Catherine Nulty (1899-1914)

Agnes Catherine Nulty (Anne2, Edward1) was born on 17 Apr 1899 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 07 May 1899 at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparents were Andrew Macken and Margaret Styles. Agnes died on 14 Jul 1914 in Auburn, NY.

Agnes Nulty, daughter of Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles, baptized 7 May 1899, St Mary's Church, Auburn NY



2.2. Charles Edward Nulty (1901-1901)

Charles Edward Nulty (Anne2, Edward1) was born on 20 Feb 1901 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 17 Mar 1901 at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, NY. His godparents were James Ryder and Margaret Styles. Charles died on 13 Aug 1901 in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA.

Charles Edward Nulty, son of Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles, baptized 17 Mar 1901, St Mary's Church, Auburn NY


Charles Edward Nulty, son of Christopher and Anne, death notice, The Auburn NY Bulletin, 14 Aug 1901



2.3. Helen A Nulty Marquart (1903-1963)

Helen A Nulty (Anne2, Edward1) was born on 03 May 1903 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized 31 May 1903 at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparents were William Close and Alice Lyons. Helen died on 24 Jan 1963 in Auburn, NY. Helen Nulty married: Irvin K Marquart 18 Aug 1925 at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, NY. They had three children.

Helen Nulty, daughter of Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles, baptized 31 May 1903, St Mary's Church, Auburn NY


Helen Nulty and Irvin Marquart, wedding announcement, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 20 Aug 1925


Mrs Irvin K Marquart Dies after Illness, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 24 Jan 1963


1930 US Census, Owasco, NY: Irvin and Helen Marquart Family

1940 US Census, Owasco, NY: Irvin and Helen Marquart Family

Children of Helen A Nulty and Irvin K Marquart

2.3.1. Theodore Irvin Marquart(Helen A3, Anne2, Edward1) was born on 15 Jul 1926, Auburn NY. He died on Nov 1995 in Auburn, NY.

2.3.2. Robert Jacob Marquart (Helen A3, Anne2, Edward1) was born in 1929, Owasco, NY. He died on 30 Oct 1932 in Auburn, NY.

Robert Jacob Marquart, obituary, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 13 Oct 1932


2.3.3. James Richard Marquart (Helen A3, Anne2, Edward1) was born on 26 Apr 1932, Auburn, NY. He died on 21 Feb 2007 in Auburn, NY.


2.4. Anna Nulty (1905-1976)

Anna Nulty (Anne2, Edward1) was born on 18 Jul 1905 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 3 Sep 1905 at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparents were Robert Coughlin and Margaret Styles. Anna died on 23 Mar 1976 in Auburn, NY.

Anna Nulty, daughter of Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles, baptized 3 Sep 1905, St Mary's Catholic Church, Auburn NY


Anna Nulty obituary, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 25 Mar 1976


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3. James Styles (1865-1939)

James Styles (Edward1) was born on 26 Mar 1865 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. He was baptized on 2 Apr 1865 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. James worked as a laborer and mechanic when he immigrated to Auburn around 1883. He appeared in Auburn Newspapers many times for fighting in the streets, often with his brothers. He was reportedly a large man and hard for police officers to handle. James moved to Rochester around 1905, where he lived until his death on 13 Sep 1939. The funeral director brought James’s body back home to Auburn. His nephew John Joseph Hayes hosted his funeral at the Hayes home, 17 Foote Street. He was buried along with his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

James Stiles, Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 12 Oct 1894


James Styles smarts off to judge, The Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 28 Dec 1896James Stiles will learn that it is not well to play with fire. James was arrested shortly after 11 o'clock Saturday evening in Water Street. James is a hard man to handle and it took three officers to land him at the City hall...click title to expand...


Threatened His Brother, The Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 23 May 1898James Styles...was arrested this afternoon charged with threatening personal violence to his brother, Robert...click to expand...


James Styles, obituary, The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 15 Sep 1939James Stiles, formerly of Auburn, died in Rochester, Wednesday evening after a long illness. Mr. Stiles was born in Ireland and had resided in Auburn for over 30 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hayes and Mrs. Anna Nulty of Auburn; one brother Thomas Stiles of Indianapolis, and by several nieces and nephews...click title to expand...


James Styles funeral, Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 16 Sep 1939The funeral of James Styles who died in Rochester Wednesday evening was held in the home of his nephew John Hayes 17 Foote Street...Bearers were Thomas Conner, Clarence Walker, Andrew Macken, James Ryder, Peter Lynch and Nicholas Perkins...click title to expand...


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4. Katherine L Styles Hayes (1867-1946)

Katharine L Styles (Edward1) the second oldest Styles daughter, was born on 9 Mar 1867 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. She was baptized on 17 Mar 1867 at the Catholic Church in Baltinglass. After immigrating to America, Katherine earned a living as domestic laborer. She worked in Auburn’s South Street homes alongside Harriet Tubman, to whom she became a close friend. Katherine married Maurice F Hayes (son of John Hayes & Nora Mulcahy) in July 1897 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn, NY. Maurice was born in County Waterford, Ireland in 1862 to John Hayes and Johanna Mulcahy. His older brothers Timothy and John Hayes as well as his older sisters Ellen Hayes Brennan and Nora Hayes Danahey had immigrated to Auburn, NY before him. His name appears in records occasionally as Morris. Katharine and Maurice had four children and seven grandchildren.

Maurice Hayes, Declaration of Intention for Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 7 Oct 1889


1892 NY Census, Auburn: Morris Hayes (far right side, 12 lines from bottom of page, mistakenly says born in the US)

New York Passenger Arrivals: Morris Hayes, 25 Oct 1889, SS Britannic

Maurice Hayes, Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 25 Aug 1893


1892 NY Census, Owasco: Kate Styles, domestic

1900 US Census, Auburn, NY: Maurice and Kitti Hayes Family (James Styles, boarder)

Maurice Hayes died on 23 April 1904 at the family home, 85 Cottage Street. Tragically, Maurice and Katie’s youngest daughter Hannah passed away the same year on August 24 after being sick for less than 24 hours. Katherine died on 8 May 1946 at Cowan Nursing Home, Auburn, NY, after several months’ illness.

Maurice Hayes, obituary, The Auburn NY Bulletin, 1904


1905 NY Census, Auburn: Katherine Hayes Family (Edward Styles, boarder)

1910 US Census, Auburn, NY: Katherine Hayes Family (Thomas Styles, boarder)

1915 NY Census, Auburn: Katherine Hayes Family

1920 US Census, Auburn, NY: Katherine Hayes Family

1925 NY Census, Auburn: Katherine Hayes Family

Katherine Styles Hayes, death certificate, 8 May 1946, Auburn NY


Katherine Styles Hayes, obituary, The Syracuse Herald-Journal, 8 May 1946



Children of Maurice F Hayes and Katharine L Styles


4.1. John Joseph Hayes (1898-1976)

John Joseph Hayes (Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 5 Jul 1898 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 24 Jul 1898 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. His godparents were James Galley and Maria Callon. John served in the United States Marine Corps in WWI from 25 Oct 1918-30 Dec 1919. John married Ruth V Potter about 1925 in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA. John Joseph Hayes died on 14 May 1976 in Auburn, NY.

John Joseph Hayes, son of Maurice Hayes and Katherine Styles, baptized 24 Jul 1898, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


NY Abstracts of WWI Military Service: John Joseph Hayes, USMC


1930 US Census, Auburn, NY: John Joseph Hayes Family

1940 US Census, Auburn, NY: John Joseph Hayes Family

1946 Auburn NY City Directory, John J and Edward L Hayes, guards


John Joseph Hayes Sr, obituary, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 16 May 1976


Ruth V Potter Hayes, obituary, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 16 Jun 1988


Children of John Joseph Hayes and Ruth V Potter

4.1.1. Helen Margaret Hayes (John Joseph3, Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 4 Jun 1926 in Auburn, NY. She died on 17 Jan 2006 in Dresden, Yates, NY. She married Paul C Warden on 17 Oct 1953 in Auburn, NY.

Helen Margaret Hayes and Paul C Warden wedding, Geneva NY Daily Times, 23 Oct 1953


Paul C Warden Obituary, Dresden NY, 24 Jun 2000


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4.1.3. Living


4.2. Margaret Hayes Gilmore (1899-1971)

Margaret Hayes (Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 06 Oct 1899 in Auburn, NY. She was baptized on 08 Nov 1899 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. Her godparents were James Styles and Bridget Donovan. Margaret married John J Gilmore about 1929 in New York, USA. John Gilmore was born on 06 May 1892 in Seneca Falls, NY and died on 06 Dec 1980 in Pittsford, Monroe County, NY. Margaret Hayes Gilmore died on 03 May 1971 in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA. Margaret and John had two children.

Margaret Hayes, daughter of Maurice Hayes and Katherine Styles, baptized 8 Nov 1899, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


1930 US Census, Seneca Falls, NY: John and Margaret Gilmore Family

1940 US Census, Seneca Falls, NY: John and Margaret Gilmore Family

Margaret Hayes Gilmore Obituary, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 6 May 1971


Children of Margaret Hayes and John J Gilmore

4.2.1. John E Gilmore (Margaret3, Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 27 May 1930 in Auburn, NY. He died on 04 Feb 2016 in Troy, Bradford County, NY.

4.2.2. Living


4.3. Edward Lincoln Hayes (1901-1979)

Edward Lincoln Hayes (Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 19 Jul 1901 in Auburn, NY. He was baptized on 11 Aug 1901 at Holy Family Church, Auburn, NY. His godparents were Thomas Walsh and Maria Logan. Edward married Josephine Murray about 1930 in Auburn, NY. They had two children and nine grandchildren. Edward Lincoln Hayes died on 3 Jan 1979 in Auburn, NY.

Edward Lincoln Hayes, son of Maurice Hayes and Katherine Styles, baptized 11 Aug 1901, Holy Family Church, Auburn NY


1930 US Census, Montezuma, NY: William and Catherine Murray Family Page 1, Page 2

1940 US Census, Auburn, NY: Edward L Hayes Family

Josephine Murray and Edward Hayes, marriage, 1930, Port Byron NY


Farm Couple Builds Addition, Mrs. Edward Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Staehr, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 16 Feb 1961

Edward Lincoln Hayes, Pigeon Racing, Letters and Documents

Edward Lincoln Hayes, obituary, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 5 Jan 1979


Josephine Theresa Murray Hayes, obituary, The Citizen, Auburn NY, 8 Jul 1981


Children of Edward Lincoln Hayes and Josephine T Murray

4.3.1. Jean Marie Hayes (Edward Lincoln3, Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 31 Jan 1931 in Auburn, NY. She died on 2 Apr 2007, Auburn, NY. Jean Marie married Joseph Paul Staehr Sr on 6 Dec 1959, Auburn, NY.

Jean Marie Hayes and Joseph Paul Staehr, wedding, The Cayuga Chief, Auburn NY, 11 Dec 1958


The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY: Jean Staehr, obituary, 2 Apr 2007


4.3.2. Josephine Theresa Hayes (Edward Lincoln3, Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 19 Jun 1936 in Auburn, NY. She died on 2 Jun 2013 in Auburn, NY. Josephine married George Henry House on 10 Sep 1955 at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn, NY. George Henry House was born on 11 Aug 1932 and died on 17 Jul 1976 in Auburn, NY. Josephine married Joseph A Ferraraccio “Joe”. Joseph was born on 15 May 1941 and died on 20 Sep 1989 in Auburn, New York. Josephine married Robert “Bob” D. Deyo, who survives her.

Josephine Theresa Hayes and George Henry House, wedding, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 16 Sep 1955


The Citizen, Auburn, NY: Josephine T. (House) Deyo, obituary, 5 Jun 2013


4.4. Hannah Hayes (1904-1904)

Hannah Hayes (Katherine2, Edward1) was born on 19 Feb 1904 in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA. She died on 24 Aug 1904 in Auburn, NY after being sick for less than 24 hours.

Doubly Bereaved, Hannah Hayes, age 6 months, daughter of Katherine Hayes, dies within 4 months of her father Maurice, The Auburn NY Weekly Bulletin, 26 Aug 1904


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5. William Styles (1869-1897)

William Styles (Edward1) was born on 22 Jan 1869 at Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. He was baptized on 31 Jan 1869 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. William Styles worked as a mechanic and painter after immigrating to Auburn with his parents in 1888. He once attacked his mother after coming home “not altogether sober” in the summer of 1890. Forgetting about the glass door in his way, he lunged at her, punched directly through the pane of glass and severed an artery in his hand.

William Styles, Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 13 Oct 1894


He Cut His Wrist, The Auburn NY Daily Bulletin, 5 Aug 1890The Stiles family of 57 Holley Street got into another jangle yesterday which almost resulted fatally to one of the parties concerned. William Stiles, a chip off the old block, went home yesterday afternoon not altogether sober...click title to expand...


William Styles died on 06 Dec 1897 at his family home, 19 Francis St. in Auburn, NY. William was the first of the Styles siblings to pass away. He was only 28 years old and while his death was untimely, the cause of it is entirely unsurprising. He fractured his spine after falling down a steep hill in the back of Parmelee Malt house on Barber Street. An ambulance brought William home, where the doctor came to call and examine him. When asked about the incident, he repeated, “dead men tell no tales.” William died the next morning. He was on 09 Dec 1897 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn, NY.

William Styles, death certificate, 6 Dec 1897, Auburn NY


William Styles, age 25, buried 9 Dec 1897, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


A Fatal Fall, William Stiles Toppled Down an Embankment at the Parmelee Malt House, The Weekly News and Democrat, Auburn NY, 8 Dec 1897The details of the accident are not well known and at first there was a suspicion of foul play, as a man who was with Stiles Sunday morning could not be found Monday nor could his name be learned. Certain words which Stiles kept repeating during Sunday night rather tended to strengthen the suspicion of foul play. Stiles would say nothing when questioned as to how he was injured except to repeat on several occasions: Dead men tell no tales...click title to expand...


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6. Edward Styles (1870-1908)

Edward Styles (Edward1) was born on 27 Dec 1870 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. He was baptized on 01 Jan 1871 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. Edward Styles Jr, born one year after his brother William, worked as an iron moulder for D.M. Osborne & Co in Auburn, NY. He was known for fighting with his brothers and appearing drunk in public. Living at the home of his brother Robert in 1908, he acquired pneumonia. After several months illness, and the deaths of two of Robert’s children, Edward was removed to the City hospital. Edward died on 24 Jul 1908 at Auburn City Hospital, NY. He was buried on 27 Jul 1908 in the family plot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Auburn.

Edward Styles, death certificate, 24 Jul 1908, Auburn NY


Edward Styles, age 32, buried 27 Jun 1908, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Interments, Auburn NY


Death of Edward Styles, The Auburn NY Citizen, 24 Jul 1908On Tuesday Mr. Styles complained of feeling ill. On Wednesday pneumonia set in and he was removed to the hospital. He gradually grew worse until 7 o'clock this morning when death came to his relief. The deceased was a young man who was well known in this city...click title to expand...


Edward Styles Jr funeral, The Auburn NY Citizen, 27 Jul 1908The funeral of the late Edward Styles was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Christopher Nulty, No. 5 Cornell street...The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in St. Joseph's cemetery. The bearers were Patrick Mullally, Matthew Walsh, Peter Lynch, John Ross, John Lynch and Joseph Roach...click title to expand...


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7. Mary C Styles Macken (1874-1936)

Mary C Styles (Edward1) was born on 28 Jan 1874 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. She was baptized on 01 Feb 1874 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. Mary Styles married Andrew John Macken in 1903 in Auburn, New York. Before her marriage, Mary worked as a domestic laborer, a stenographer and trained nurse at The Pines home for “Insane and Nervous Invalids.” Andrew was born on 20 Dec 1872 in Snowtown, County Meath to a farmer Daniel Macken and Mary O’Connell. Daniel Macken was president of the Naul branch Irish Land League, and had been imprisoned in 1882 under the Coercion Act. The Mackens were friends and neighbors with Christopher Nulty’s family in Ireland. Andrew boarded with Christopher Nulty and Anne Styles Nulty at 5 Cornell Street when he first arrived in America, which is how he met his wife Mary Styles.

New York Passenger Arrivals: Andrew Macken, 25 Feb 1899, SS Britannic

Andrew J Macken Naturalization, Cayuga County NY, 13 Jun 1904


Andrew Macken’s brother, Daniel O’ Connell Macken, was a member of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic and gave a speech to the Auburn Council of the organization, which was recorded in the 21 Oct 1922 edition of The (Auburn NY) Citizen Advertiser.

Daniel O’Connell Macken Gives Talk on Irish Freedom, The Auburn NY Citizen Advertiser, 22 Oct 1921Daniel O’Connell Mackin, who during the World War was one of Syracuse’s most able four-minute men, spoke on the Irish cause at Maccabee Hall last night...Ireland was a free nation until England’s avarice for more territory took her by physical force, he added. And since that time Ireland has been struggling for her freedom and Mr. Mackin declared that they will not give up until they get it...click title to expand...


1892 NY Census, Auburn: Mary Stiles, domestic

1900 US Census, Auburn, NY: Andrew Macken (Mary Styles was not recorded)

1910 US Census, Auburn NY: Andrew and Mary Macken Family

1920 US Census, Auburn NY: Andrew and Mary Macken Family

1930 US Census, Auburn NY: Andrew J, Daniel E, and Mary H Macken

1930 US Census, Ovid NY: Mary C Macken, patient

1940 US Census, Auburn NY: Andrew J Macken and daughter Mary H

Mary C Styles Macken died 5 Feb 1936 in Willard State Hospital near Ovid, Seneca County, NY. She had been ill for several years and living apart from her family. The bearers at her funeral were Richard and Daniel Macken (brothers of Andrew J Macken), nephews John and Edward Hayes, James Ryder and John McGrain. Andrew John Macken died on 11 Jan 1847 in Auburn. He was laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery next to Mary.

Mary C Styles Macken, death certificate, 5 Feb 1936, Auburn NY


Mary C Macken, obituary, The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 5 Feb 1936


Mary C Styles Macken, funeral, The Citizen-Advertiser, Auburn NY, 7 Feb 1936


Andrew John Macken, obituary, The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, 11 Jan 1947


Andrew John Macken, funeral, The Auburn NY Citizen, 14 Jan 1947



Children of Andrew John Macken and Mary C Styles

Daniel Edward Macken (1905-1989)

Daniel E Macken Associate Justice 1968-1974 Born 1905 Died September 7, 1989

Daniel Edward Macken (Mary C2, Edward1) was born on 21 May 1905 in Auburn, NY. He died on 7 Sep 1989 in Fairport, Monroe County, NY. Daniel married Mary Frances Loos on 6 Jul 1932 in Auburn, Cayuga, NY. Daniel E Macken graduated from Syracuse University Law School in 1928 and from 1960-1957 served as an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of the State of New York [link]. In a 1960 article from the Auburn NY Citizen Advertiser, Daniel Macken visits his native Auburn, NY and reminisces about his childhood home.

Justice Macken Praises Cayuga County’s Lawyers. Native of Auburn Recalls Boyhood, The Auburn NY Citizen Advertiser, 9 Oct 1960



7.2. Mary Helen Macken McGuiness (1909-1976)

Mary Helen Macken (Mary C2, Edward1) was born on 11 Dec 1909 in Auburn, NY. She married Walter F McGuinness on 29 Dec 1941 in New York. Mary Macken McGuiness died on 13 Apr 1976 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY. She was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn, NY.

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8. Margaret T Styles Ward (1876-1936)

Margaret T Styles (Edward1) was born on 19 May 1876 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. She was baptized on 21 May 1876 at Baltinglass Catholic Church. Margaret, my great-grandmother, was the youngest of the four Styles sisters. At the age of only 16, she appears in the 1892 NY State Census working as a domestic laborer alongside sister Annie at 99 South Street in Auburn, NY She worked for many years as a dressmaker, attendant and servant at various homes in Auburn, NY. Like her sister Mary before her, she worked as a trained nurse at The Pines home for “Insane and Nervous Invalids.” From 1911-1915, she was a nurse at Willard State Hospital near Ovid, New York in Seneca County.

1892 NY Census, Auburn: Margaret Styles, age 15, domestic

1900 US Census, Auburn, NY: Maggie Styles, servant, 192 Genesee Street

1915 NY Census, Romulus: Margaret Stiles, attendant, Willard State Hospital

1920 US Census, Auburn, NY: Alfred J Ward, Margaret T Ward, Thomas J Styles

1930 US Census, Indianapolis, IN: Margaret Ward, James Ward, Thomas Styles

1930 US Census, Notre Dame, IN: Alfred Ward

Margaret met and married Alfred John Ward, an English golf professional, between 1916-1918 in New York. In 1918, they lived at The Glen Springs resort and sanitarium in Seneca County where Alfred taught golf to guests. Alfred Ward was born on 24 Jun 1883 in Battersea, Surrey, England to Thomas James Ward and Sarah Courtneidge. Alfred and Margaret had one son.


Children of Alfred John Ward and Margaret T Styles

8.1. James Joseph Ward (1923-2000)

James Joseph Ward (Margaret T2, Edward1) was born on 23 Nov 1920 in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, USA. He died on4 Oct 2000 in Bradenton, Florida. He married Mildred Geneva Butcher on 14 Jun 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After her marriage, Margaret helped manage the clubhouses where Alfred held positions as the club’s golf professional. She later worked as a cook in private homes in Indianapolis. Margaret died on 19 Mar 1936 (one month after sister Mary’s death) of bronchial pneumonia. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis. Her obituary appeared in both Indianapolis and Auburn, NY newspapers.

Margaret Ward obituary Indianapolis Star 21 Mar 1936 p21c8
Margaret T Styles Ward obituary, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar 1936
Margaret Styles Ward obituary, Auburn Citizen Advertiser, 13 Apr 1936
Margaret Styles Ward obituary, Auburn Citizen Advertiser, 13 Apr 1936

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9. Thomas Joseph Styles (1879-1951)

Thomas Joseph Styles (Edward1) was born on 26 Jan 1879 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland. He was baptized on 2 Feb 1879 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Baltinglass. “Uncle Tommy” was the youngest Styles sibling. He worked odd jobs and bounced between the homes of his sisters. He boarded at the home of Annie Styles Nulty from at least 1900 to 1907. In the 1910 Census, he was living with sister Katherine Styles Hayes and her children at 85 Cottage St, where he gave his occupation as an unemployed odd-jobs laborer. It is unclear whether he did odd jobs or if it was odd when he had a job. While Thomas adopted behavior similar to his older brothers, it appears his sisters did try looking out for him. Margaret appeared in court in August of 1908 on an appeal to get him out of prison. Margaret and sister Katie acted as sureties for his $200 bond. Their advocacy did not end up helping set Tommy on the straight and narrow, however, as he was back in prison four months later.

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Thomas Joseph Styles, WWI Draft Registration Card, 1918, Auburn NY

His World War I draft card describes Tommy as medium height, slender, brown hair with blue eyes and out of work. A note on the card states: “Left Arm. ‘cannot use.'” By 1920, he had moved in with Margaret Styles Ward and her husband Alfred Ward at 38 Grant Ave, his job listed as “none.” Shortly after this, Tommy moved with Margaret and Alfred to Michigan, then Indiana. He lived with my grandfather James Joseph Ward until he died in 1951.

Tommy had a strong Irish brogue according to my dad, aunt and uncle who remember him. He believed in leprechauns and liked to reminisce about going to the saloons in his younger days. Thomas Joseph Styles died on 21 Oct 1951 in Indianapolis General Hospital after falling on the floor at home and breaking his femur. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis along with his sister Margaret.

Thomas J Styles obit Indy Star 22 Oct 1951 P23 Col 3
Thomas J Styles obituary, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Oct 1951
Thomas J Styles, burial card Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis
Thomas J Styles, burial card Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis

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SOURCES – Reference Notes: Page 1, Page 2

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