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Address 444 East 15th Street, New York, New York West 35th Street, New York, New York 3 Osborne Avenue, East Norwalk, Connecticut 27-40 Butler Street, East Elmhurst, Corona, Queens, New York 27-40 Butler Street, Queens, New York 27-40 Butler Street, Queens, New York
Husband Bernard, 42, married 7 years, painter, born in Ireland, 20 years in the United States Bernard, 47, painter, born in Ireland, 23 years in the United States, citizen Bernard, 53, house painter, born in Ireland Bernard, 63, owner, house painter, born in Ireland, immigrated in 1875, naturalized in 1890
Wife Elizabeth, 30, married 7 years, born in Ireland, 17 years in the United States, citizen Lizzie, 37, born in Ireland, 10 years in the United States Elizabeth, 42, housewife, had 11 children but only 4 still living, born in Ireland Elizabeth, 55, born in Ireland, immigrated in 1890 Elizabeth, 55, owner, widow, born in Ireland, immigrated in 1887 Elizabeth, 66, owner, widow, born in Ireland
Daughter Agnes M., 6, born in New York Agnes, 11, born in New York Agnes M., 16, born in New York, shirt factory seamstress Martin and Agnes McTavey Lyden Family Tree
Daughter Mary, 5, born in New York
Daughter Catherine, 1, born in New York
Daughter Jane, 4/12, born in New York
Son Benjamin, 2, born in New York Benjamin, 7, born in New York Benjamin, 16, born in New York, metal worker in a shop Benjamin, 25, born in New York, elevator operator Benjamin, 33, born in New York, handyman in an apartment house
Daughter Lillian, 4, born in New York Lillian, 15, born in new York Lillian, 23, born in new York, typist in an oil and grease factory Lillian, 32, born in New York, stenographer for a building contractor
Son David, 1, born in Connecticut David, 11, born in Connecticut David, 21, born in New York, billing operator in a brokerage firm

1891 map
1891 map showing Stuyvesant Street and the East Village. (On March 3 and 4, 2020, Johhnny Varro recorded an album at Flux Studios, 154 East 2nd Street, between Avenue A and Avenue B, just off North-east corner of Avenue A.)
Bernard McTavey renounced the Queen of England at the Superior Court in 1889. He was living at 834 4th Avenue in an area of Manhattan that is now known as the East Village. It is roughly defined as the area east of the Bowery and Third Avenue, between 14th Street on the north and Houston Street on the south. When he received his naturalization from the Superior Court in 1891, he was living a block or so away at 19 Stuyvesant Street in Manhattan. Next door at 21 Stuyvesant is the brick Federal style house where Hamilton Fish (Governor and U.S. Senator) lived from 1898-1838. The house was built by Peter Stuyvesant, great grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland until it was ceded to the English in 1664 and was renamed New York.

Elizabeth McTavey was born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1879. She had a brother Patrick and a sister Katherine (Katie). All three emigrated to New York. Source: family tree by Wendy Allen Yates, daughter of Eleanor Alba Lyden, sister of Ruth Edith Lyden, who married William X. Byrne.

Agnes McTavey was born October 12, 1893, in New York City. Her parents were Bernard McTavey and Elizabeth McTavey. Source: New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909.

The 1894 city directory for Manhattan, Bernard McTavey, painter, lived at 626 E. 13th Street, in the East Village.

Bernard McTavey, 38, and Lizzie McTavey, 27, were married on November 21, 1894. The ceremony was at the Methodist Episcopal Chapel at 543-547 East 11th Street in the East Villlage. They lived at 626 E. 13th Street.

Four McTavey children died in in Manhattan between 1898 and 1901.

  • Elizabeth A. “Nancy” McTavey, 1, died October 4, 1898.
  • Catherine A. McTavey, 1, died June 19, 1900.
  • Mary McTavey, 5, died June 24, 1900.
  • Jane McTavey, 1, died April 30, 1901.
Source: Index to New York City Deaths 1862-1948. The 1910 census says that Elizabeth had 11 children altogether. So, there must have been another three children who died in infancy.

On August 8, 1904, Bernard McTavey purchased the house at 27-40 Butler Street, East Elmhurst, Corona, Queens, New York. Source: Will and Probate Records.

Bernard McTavey appears in the Norwalk, Connecticut, city directory:

  • 1912: Bernard McTavey, painter, home at 29 Ann Street, South Norwalk
  • 1914: Bernard McTavey, painter, home at 45 North Main Street, South Norwalk
  • 1915: Bernard McTavey, painter, home at 45 North Main Street, South Norwalk
Source: Index to New York City Deaths 1862-1948.

The 1924 voter list for New York City: Bernard McTavey, 37 Butler Street, Queens.

Bernard McTavey died August 4, 1928, at 27-40 Butler Street, Queens, New York. The cause of death was arteriosclerosis. He was buried August 7, 1928, in Calvary Cemetery. He was born in Ireland in 1856. His parents were Hugh and Bridget McTavey. His wife Elizabeth McTavey survived him. Source: New York City Department of Records & Information Services; New York City, New York; New York City Death Certificates; Borough: Queens; Year: 1928.

In the 1930 census, Elizabeth's granddaughter Jean Lyden is living with her. (She is also counted in Lyden family.)

Elizabeth Mc Tavey, widow, died March 18, 1948, at 27-40 Butler Street, Queens, New York. She was buried March 22, 1948, in Calvary Cemetery. She was born in Ireland on November 17, 1878. Her parents were James and Mary McTavey. Her husband was Bernard McTavey. The informant was Agnes Lyden. Source: New York City Department of Records & Information Services; New York City, New York; New York City Death Certificates; Borough: Queens; Year: 1948.

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