McCole-Braheny Marriage

April 23, 2010

Mary McCole and Patrick Braheny

Wedding Portrait, about 1874

Mary McCole (c. 1850-c. 1930), daughter of William McCole and Catherine Lyons of County Donegal, near Ardara, came to America to the Chilton, Wisconsin, farm of her uncle, Patrick McCole, about 1870. She married Patrick Braheny, a tailor,  and lived in Chicago, in 1900 at 453 Colorado Avenue, on the west side near Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard. They had nine children, Kathleen, James, Florence, William, Milly, Mary, Genevieve, John and Edna.

Their son James married Margaret Lillian Carroll. Here is the announcement of their wedding from the Chilton Times:

July 1, 1905

On Wednesday morning June 28th, at St. Mary’s church Appleton, at 7:30 o’clock occurred the marriage of Mr. James J. Braheny, of Chicago, and Miss Daisy Carroll, of Appleton, Rev. Father Fitzmaurice officiated.
The bride was attired in a traveling gown of champagne voile over taffeta and was attended by Miss Genevieve Carroll who wore French organdy and carried the bride’s bouquet of daisies. Mr Frank McCole, of Chicago, attended the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Braheny left on Wednesday for a two weeks’ trip to the Chain-o-Lakes, after, which they will make their home at 752 Augusta St., Chicago. Both the groom and bride are favorably known in Chilton, they having visited here frequently. The latter is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Carroll formerly of this city. The Times offers congratulations.


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