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America's ChurchThe National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital$

Thomas A. Tweed

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199782987

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.001.0001

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Appendix 2.1. Selected Adult Female Donors to the Mary Altar from Brooklyn, 1928

Name

Birthplace and year

Ethnicity

Home/rental value

Occupation (donor and household head)

Neighbors’ native languagesa

Neighborhoodb

Parish

Agnes Bowen

Massachusetts (1873)

Unknownc (Canadian mother)

$9,500

None (took in 1 boarder); school custodian (husband)

3: English, German, Swedish

Marine Park

St. Thomas Aquinas (1885)

Mary G. Doherty

New York (1904)

Irish

$6,000

Stenographer; detective (father)

3: English, Italian, German

East New York

St. Malachy (1854)

Marie A. Fox

New York (1880)

Irish

$2,200

None (head: took in 2 boarders); printer (son)

3: English, French, German

Prospect Heights

St. Joseph (1850)

Melvina A. Jones

New York (1880)

Irish

$50

None (head); electrician (son)

3: English, German, “Jewish”

Flatbush

St. Jerome (1901)

Frances M. Kelly

New Jersey (1878)

Unknown

$12,000

None; inspector of boats (husband)

6: English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Chinese

Bay Ridge

Our Lady of Angels (1891)

Elizabeth McCaffrey

New York (1903)

Irish (father)

$40,000 (2 maids)

Public school teacher; none (father)

2: English, German

Flatbush

Our Lady of Refuge (1911)

Anna K. McGrath

New York (1898)

Irish

$8,000

None; “cardboard” in “office” (husband)

3: English, Italian, Norwegian

Red Hook

St. Agnes (1878)

Rosella McHugh

New York (1891)

Irish

$14,000

None (took in 6 boarders); “mechanic” in furniture industry (husband)

4: English, Russian, Italian, German

Fort Greene

Queen of All Saints (1879)

Marie McKeever

New York (1885)

Irish

$10,000 (1 servant)

None; heating contractor (husband)

2: English, German

Park Slope

St. Saviour (1905)

Honoria McLoughlin

New York (1870)

Irish

$15,000

None; none (sister)

4: English, Armenian, French, “Jewish”

Flatbush

Holy Innocents (1909)

Jane M. McShane

New York (1874)

Irish

$5,000

None; cablesplicer for telephone co. (son)

2: English, German

Bushwick

Our Lady of Good Counsel (1886)

Florence Miranda

New York (1907)

Italian

$30

“Racker” in shirt factory; none (mother)

4: English, Italian, Swedish, Serbian

East New York

St. Rita's (1913)

Anna Murphy

New York (1887)

Irish

$25,000

“Copyist” in millinery; carpenter (brother-in-law)

4: English, Spanish, Italian, Yiddish

Marine Park

St. Thomas Aquinas (1885)

Katherine L. Noon

New York (1890)

Irish

$25,000

Secretary; none (sister, who took in 4 boarders)

4: English, Norwegian, Arabic, German

Park Slope

St. Saviour (1905)

Catherine Rizzo

Italy (1894)

Italian

$32

“Sales lady” in candy store; “operator” in shoe factory (husband)

4: English, Italian, Hungarian, Yiddish

East New York

St. Rita's (1913)

Miriam V. Schmid

New York (1888)

Irish

$325 (1 maid)

None; lawyer (husband)

3: English, French, German

Brooklyn Heights

St. Charles Borromeo (1849)

Mary Schumann

Massachusetts (1881)

Unknown

$18,000

None; sales manager (husband)

3: English, Arabic, Norwegian

Park Slope

St. Saviour (1905)

Margaret Shea

New York (1902)

Unknown

$10,000 (1 maid)

Legal secretary; manager at investment firm (brother-in-law)

3: English, “Irish,” Yiddish

Midwood

Our Lady Help of Christians (1927)

Margaret Sherry

Ireland (1893)

Irish

$70

None (took in 2 male boarders, Norwegian and Russian); letter carrier (husband)

7: English, Danish, French, Polish, “Jewish,” Norwegian, Russian

Bay Ridge

St. Anselm (1922)

Elizabeth R. Sinnott

New York (1894)

Unknown

$9,000

None; president of taxi co. (husband)

5: English, “Irish,” German, Yiddish, Swedish

Midwood

Our Lady Help of Christians (1927)

Loretta Teets

Connecticut (1878)

Irish

$60

Housewife; electrician (husband)

4: English, German, French, Russian

East New York

St. Malachy (1854)

Loretta Walsh

New Jersey (1889)

Irish

$18,000

Public school teacher; adjuster (landlord)

5: English, Swedish, German, Armenian, Spanish

Fort Greene

Queen of All Saints (1879)

Margaret C. White

New Jersey (1900)

German/Irish

$16,000

Public school teacher; broker (father)

3: English, German, Italian

Bedford Stuyvesant

Holy Rosary (1889)

Elinor Woods

New York (1908)

Unknown

$25,000

Newspaper copywriter; “deputy” commissioner's office (father)

1: English

Crown Heights

St. Francis of Assisi (1898)

Margaret Zimmerman

New York (1879)

Irish (father)

$20,000 (2 maids and 1 secretary)

None; physician (husband)

2: English, Swedish

Park Slope

St. Francis Xavier (1886)

(a.) “Neighbors” here means persons listed on the same page of the federal census in 1930.

(b.) “Neighborhood” labels are taken from contemporary maps and from the Diocese of Brooklyn's parish directory.

(c.) “Unknown” means I was unable to determine ethnicity from the 1930 census or earlier census records.

Source: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930; “Individual Contributions to Fund of International Federation of Catholic Alumnae for Mary Altar,” Archives, BNSIC.

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Appendix 2.2. Selected Adult Female Donors to the Mary Altar from Indiana and Tennessee, 1928

Name

Birthplace and year

Ethnicity

Home/rental value

Occupation (donor and household head)

Neighbors’ native languages

Town

Total in household

Lena Brady

IN (1880)

Irish (father)

$60

Public school teacher

2: English, “Jewish”

Indianapolis, IN

30 (lodger)

Anna Brennan

IN (1905)

Irish (father)

$2,000

Public school teacher

3: English, “Jewish,” Polish

Indianapolis, IN

3

Agnes F. Cruse

IN (1883)

Irish

$13,000

Red Cross secretary/secretary

2: English, German

Indianapolis, IN

5

Celeste R. Dugan

IL (1909)

Irish

$5,500

Clerical work/foreman at chain works

1: English

Indianapolis, IN

5

Margaret Fell

TN (1889)

Unknown

$12,000

None/meat market merchant (brother)

3: English, Italian, Swedish

Memphis, TN

8

Jessie Fellman

OH (1892)

Unknown

$55

None/salesman

2: English, German

Indianapolis, IN

6

Mary Gravel

MA (1880)

German

$12,000

None/superintendent at textile mill

1: English

Signal Mountain, TN

3

Rita Gravel

TN (1915)

German/Canadian

$12,000

None/superintendent at textile mill

1: English

Signal Mountain, TN

3

Bridget Hagerty

IL (1859)

Irish

$12,000

None

2: English, Swedish

South Bend, IN

3

Ellen Keogan

IN (1877)

Irish

$15,000

None/contractor

1: English

South Bend, IN

5

Clara Langsdale

IN (1863)

German (father)

$50

None/ insurance salesman

1: English

Indianapolis, IN

5

Margaret Mette

TN (1869)

Irish

$10,000

None (5 lodgers)/ clerk

1: English

Memphis, TN

8 (5 lodgers)

Ownie Miller

MS (1887)

Unknown

$65

None/ employee of a retail adding machine co.

6: English, French, Polish, German, Yiddish, Spanish

Memphis, TN

3

Rose Quinn

TN (1882)

Irish

Unknown

Manager of lumber co. /none

2: English, Russian

Memphis, TN

2

Mary Ryan

IN (1910)

Irish

$12,000

Bookkeeper/salesman

1: English

Indianapolis, IN

3

Source: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920; Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930; “Individual Contributions to Fund of International Federation of Catholic Alumnae for Mary Altar,” Archives, BNSIC.

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Appendix 2.3. Selected Adult Female Donors to the Mary Altar Living Outside Brooklyn, 1928

Name

Birthplace and year

Ethnicity

Home/rental value

Occupation (donor and household head)

Neighbors’ native Languages

Town

Total in household

Margaret Blake

IN (1899)

Unknown*

$8,000

Stenographer/ inspector at a shirt factory (aunt) (took in 3 boarders)

3: English, Polish, Hungarian

South Bend, IN

5

Alma L. Centlivre

IN (1902)

German/French

$25,000

none/none (mother)

2: English, German

Fort Wayne, IN

6

Margaret Colgan

NY (1904)

Irish

$10,000

Public school teacher/ mason contractor, owned business

3: English, German, Italian

Buffalo, NY

3

Mary Cotter

NY (1900)

Irish

$8,000

Public school teacher/none (father)

1: English

Buffalo, NY

4

Mary Mahoney Curry

NY (1892)

Irish

$16,500

None/lawyer

2: English, “Jewish”

Hartford, CT

4

Mary Agnes Doolan

NY (1898)

Irish

$4,000

Stenographer/none

3: English, Slovak, German

Bayonne, NJ

4

Emma K. Eder

IN (1882)

German

$8,000

None/abstractor in an abstract office

4: English, Russian, Italian, German

Crown Point, IN

4

Helen K. Garry

CT (1903)

Irish

$7,500

Stenographer/wholesale agent (father)

3: English, German, Italian

Albany, NY

4

Loretta Hendrick

CT (1900)

German/Irish

$60,000

Secretary/none (mother)

2: English, German

New Rochelle, NY

7

Marjorie Kroft

NY (1908)

German/Irish

$50

Student/drug store pharmacist (father)

1: English

Newburgh, NY

4

Frances LaPointe

MI (1904)

French (mother)

$12,000

Public school teacher/none (father)

4: English, German, Polish, “Jewish”

Toledo, OH

4

Grace B. Leslie

NY (1883)

English

$41,000

None/cotton goods merchant

4: English, German, Hungarian, Polish

Jersey City, NJ

7 (w/ maid and cook)

Anna M. Malloy

NY (1898)

Irish

$80

secretary/none

9: English, Yiddish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, French, Japanese, Italian

New York City (Manhattan)

2

Angela McGratty

NY (1890)

Irish (father)

$50,000

None/university professor (brother-in-law)

6: English, German, French, Polish, Dutch, Yiddish

New York City (Manhattan)

6 (w/ nurse and maid)

Margaret Mette

TN (1869)

Irish

$10,000

None (5 lodgers)/ clerk at water co.

1: English

Memphis, TN

8 (w/ 5 lodgers)

Dorothy Murphy

OH (1889)

German (mother)

$20,000

None/manager

1: English

Lakewood, OH

5

Frances B. Paine

MA (1894)

Irish

Rent $5,600/year

None/treasurer of a lumber company (brother)

8: English, Serbian, Armenian, Norwegian, German, Russian, French, Polish

New York City (Manhattan)

4 (2 servants)

Clara Schaffler

TN (1909)

Swiss (mother)

$22,000

None/president of coal co.

2: English, “Jewish”

Memphis, TN

4

Mary R. Steudle

NY (1899)

German

$9,300

Public school teacher/none (mother)

4: English, German, Norwegian, Swedish

Buffalo, NY

4

Alice E. Woods

NY (1888)

Irish

$83

Retired (both)

2: English, Italian

Troy, NY

2

* “Unknown” means that the 1930 census only refers to her parents’ birth in Indiana, and I was unable to locate Blake in earlier records, where we might see her grandparents’ immigration status and ethnic heritage.

Source: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930; “Individual Contributions to Fund of International Federation of Catholic Alumnae for Mary Altar,” Archives, BNSIC.

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