Dennis Nicklaus genealogy (mother's side)

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  • ID: I4744
  • Name: John Francis ``Frank'' Kealy 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Nov 1879 in West Side,Crawford Co.,Iowa 1 2
  • Death: 19 Jun 1966 in Hastings, Nebraska
  • ADDR: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital 1 2
  • Burial: 21 Jun 1966 Hastings, Nebraska
  • ADDR: Parkview Cemetery 2
  • Occupation: founder of Kealy Construction Company, and previously a farmer and
    railroad worker Hastings,Nebraska 3
  • Text: Biographical Information by Dennis Nicklaus:
  • Text: Frank (as he is almost always known) enlisted in the US Army during
    the Spanish American war in 1898. He was a corporal in the
    3rd Nebraska Regiment, Company K.
    The battles were all over by the time the regiment was completely
    assembled. But they were sent to Havana, Cuba and arrived there
    in January of 1899 where they served on patrol duty and ceremonial occasions.
    Frank is quoted in an article about this history and the experience
    in camp in Florida before being sent to Cuba, as follows:
  • Text:
    John (``Frank'') Kealy (Dr. Donovan B. Foote's father-in law) later
    reflected on conditions he experienced while stationed in Florida:
    ``Our camps were laid out with the row of company cook tents (no fly
    screens) next to the open latrines and we sat around there in the sand
    to eat whatever was dished up to us with one hand while using the
    other to brush flies. Even after a lot of deaths from typhoid,
    dysentery, etc. there was nothing done about it. One morning nine men
    in our company was all that could stand up in line to answer roll
    call.'' Company K was fortunate to have no fatalities in Florida since
    5,000 of the 5,400 American deaths in the war were caused by disease.
  • Text: Frank's Kealy construction company built St. Mark's Cathedral
    in Hastings. He founded the company in 1910.
  • Text: For more details, see
  • Text: Some of Frank's children put together a booklet listing most of his
    descendents and relatives in 1980. As of 1980, they counted
    30 grandchildren (18 boys, 12 girls) and 36 great-grandchildren
    (13 boys, 23 girls) of Frank and Addie Kealy. I have very little
    information on the family after that 1980 date. 1
  • Text: In May of 1955, Frank and Adeline were awarded the medal Pro
    Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope Pius XII, presented by the Bishop,
    in recognition of their services ``for the Pope and Church.'' 2 4
  • Text: \image{photo/lawler/}{Frank and Addie (Mitchell) Kealy, married Sept. 15, 1903}{kealyfrad-pic}{2in}
  • Text: \imwide{photo/lawler/}{Frank and Addie (Mitchell) Kealy and their children. Back row, L to R: Florence (Miller), Josephine, Dick, (Msgr.) Thomas, Marie (Foote), Margaret (Maher). Front: Eileen, Danny, Mary Ellen, Patricia, Loretta}{kealyfradkids-pic}{2.5in}
  • Note:
    He's named simply Frank in Mel Foley's records, and in Eileen's
    biography and Pat's obit. But Eileen's bio said Frank started
    the Kealy construction company, and that matches up with the J. Frank
    or John Frank Kealy named in the Spanish American War article
    and in the St. Mark's Cathedral construction history.
    Full name confirmed by Kealy booklet.
  • OBJE:
  • FORM: jpg
  • Title:
    Frank and Addie (Mitchell) Kealy, married 15 Sep 1903
  • FILE:
  • Note: From their 50th anniversary flyer, rec'd 2001 from Mel Foley
  • OBJE:
  • FORM: jpg
  • Title:
    Frank and Addie (Mitchell) Kealy and their children. Back row, L to R: Florence (Miller), Josephine, Dick, (Msgr.) Thomas, Marie (Foote), Margaret (Maher). Front: Eileen, Danny, Mary Ellen, Patricia, Loretta
  • FILE:
  • Note: From Mel Foley, received 2001.
  • Note: SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Mel Foley's records. sheet B.9.

    Father: John Frederick Kealy b: 10 Jun 1855 in Lewis Co.,New York
    Mother: Alicia Ellen Lawler b: 18 Aug 1858 in Clinton Co.,Iowa

    Marriage 1 Adeline Emily ``Addie'' Mitchell b: 14 Jun 1881 in near Trumbull,Clay Co., Nebraska
    • Married: 15 Sep 1903 in Hastings,Nebraska 1
    1. Has No Children Margaret Mary Kealy b: 5 Jul 1904 in Prosser,Nebraska
    2. Has No Children Thomas Mitchell Kealy b: 24 Dec 1905 in Prosser,Nebraska
    3. Has No Children Florence Adeline Kealy b: 2 Oct 1907 in Hastings,Nebraska
    4. Has Children Richard John ``Dick'' Kealy b: 1 Jul 1910 in Hastings, Nebraska
    5. Has No Children Marie Alicia Kealy b: 4 Jan 1912 in Hastings,Nebraska
    6. Has No Children Josephine Helen Kealy b: 18 Jan 1915 in Hastings,Nebraska
    7. Has No Children Loretta Jane Kealy b: 14 Feb 1917 in Hastings,Nebraska
    8. Has Children Alice Eileen Kealy b: 29 Nov 1918 in Hastings,Nebraska
    9. Has No Children Daniel Francis ``Dan'' Kealy b: 13 Dec 1920 in Hastings,Nebraska
    10. Has No Children Patricia Jeanette ``Pat'' Kealy b: 14 Jun 1923 in Hastings,Nebraska

    1. Title: The Kealy Family of Hastings, NE
      Author: Margaret (Kealy) Maher and Loretta Kealy
      Text: About 44 half-pages of information about relatives of
      the Kealy family. Assembled about 1980.
      Received from Janet Kealy in Jan., 2001.
    2. Title: Frank Kealy Dies Sunday
      Name: (probably) The Hastings Tribune
      Date: Abt 20 Jun 1966
    3. Title: Eileen (Kealy) Worden, WASP, Class 44-1
      Text: in 2004
      (formerly at and then
    4. Title: Rosary Friday for Mrs. Kealy
      Name: (probably) The Hastings Tribune
      Date: Abt 24-25 Nov 1955
    5. Text: Lawler Family Records kept by Mel Foley, sent to D. Nicklaus June 1996.
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