Marriage of Michael Hickey

Center of Naugatuck, CT 

 

Michael Hickey 

                           

                                             Married: 2 Jan 1884, Easthampton, MA

Ellen Erskine 

 

Children

Agnes Hickey

BIRTH: Nov 1884, in CT

BIOGRAPHY:  

        At the time of the 1900 Census, Agnes was 16 (b Feb 1884), a button shop operator, and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with her Father, Michael (34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: John (14), b Nov 1885; Michael (10), b Jul 1889; and William (8), b Sep 1891; and sisters: Nellie (12), b Sep 1887; and Alice (6) (b May 1890 ?).  All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

DEATH: Before 1910.

 

John Francis Hickey

BIRTH: 26 Feb 1886, in Bridgeport, CT

BIOGRAPHY: 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, John was 14 years old (b Nov 1885), and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with his Father, Michael (34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: Michael (10), b Jul 1889; and William (8), b Sep 1891; and sisters: Agnes (16), b Feb 1884, a button shop operator; Nellie (12), b Sep 1887; and Alice (6), b May 1890.  All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

        John and his brother, Michael, were outstanding baseball players in the old Naugatuck Valley Industrial League. In one year, when both played for Farrell Foundry, John was the league homerun champ and Michael was the runner up. They both also played baseball for the Rubber Regenerating Company (later called the U.S. Chemical Company), after getting jobs there.

        At the time of the 1910 Census, John was 24 years old, a core maker, and living at 114 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T624; Roll: 137; Page: 98; District: 603), with his Father, Michael (45), a mason; his Mother, Nellie (46); brothers: Michael (20), a packer at the Rubber Shop; and William (17), a laborer at the Button Shop; and sister, Alice (15), attending school.

        In the Waterbury City Directory, 1912, Naugatuck,  John F., employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company, was boarding at the home of his parents, at 148 Curtiss Street, Naugatuck, CT.  Also listed as boarding at 148 Curtiss Street was his brother, Michael, a car maker; and his sister, Alice, a button maker.  John's Father, Michael, was listed as a bricklayer.

        The Waterbury, Naugatuck and Watertown Directory,1913, Naugatuck listed the Hickey family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City. Michael was listed as being a bricklayer; Alice as a boarder; John F. as a boarder; Michael as a coreworker, boarder; and William J. as a boarder.

Margaret Dillon

        John married his brother-in-law, John Dillon's, oldest sister Margaret, probably in 1915. The 1915 Waterbury Connecticut City Directory, Naugatuck, lists John as living at 7 Lewis Street, Naugatuck, CT.  When he registered for the draft, on 12 Sep 1918, he was employed as an engraver, at the Rubber Regenerating Company, Naugatuck, CT.  He was described as being tall, and slender, with dark brown hair, and gray eyes.  He lived on Neagle Street, Union City, with his wife, Margaret Mary Hickey.

        At the time of the 1920 Census, John was 39, an engineer at the Rubber Shop, and living with his wife, Margaret (38) at 62 Neagle Street, Naugatuck, CT (3-WD - Series: T625; Roll: 190; Page: 271; District: 305). Living with them, as boarders, were Margaret's sister, Catherine (20), and her husband, Frederick Rainville (21), who worked, as office help, at the Brass Shop. Neither couple had children. John owned their home, and (according to nephew, John Michael Dillon, in his autobiography "Johnny (Bound and Determined)"), he bought his first automobile, a Willy's Knight Overland, in the Spring of 1927.

        At the time of the 1930 Census, John was 44 years old, an engineer at a rubber factory, and living with his wife, Margaret M. (47), at 38 Neagle Street, Naugatuck, CT (3-WD - Series: T626; Roll: 274; Page: 144; District: 186).

        After losing his wife, Margaret (some time after 1930), John married Eileen McSherry (b 23 Aug 1902, d 21 Dec 1981). 

DEATH: John died on 22 Jul 1962.

 

Nellie Hickey

BIRTH: September 1887, in Bridgeport, CT

BIOGRAPHY: 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, Nellie, was 12 years old, and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with her Father, Michael(34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: John (14), b Nov 1885; Michael (10), b Jul 1889; and William (8), b Sep 1891; and sisters: Agnes (16), b Feb 1884, a button shop operator; and Alice (6), b May 1890.  All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

DEATH: Nellie died at the age of 18, probably in 1905, in Naugatuck, CT.

 

Michael Philip Hickey

BIRTH: 6 Mar 1890, in Bridgeport, CT

BIOGRAPHY: 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, Michael was 10 years old (b Jul 1889), and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with his Father, Michael (34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: John (14), b Nov 1885; and William (8), b Sep 1891; and sisters: Agnes (16), b Feb 1884, a button shop operator; Nellie (12), b Sep 1887; and Alice (6), b May 1890.  All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

        Michael and his brother, John, were outstanding baseball players in the old Naugatuck Valley Industrial League. In one year, when both played for Farrell Foundry, John was the league homerun champ and Michael was the runner up. They both also played baseball for the Rubber Regenerating Company (later called the U.S. Chemical Company), after getting jobs there.

        At the time of the 1910 Census, Michael was 20 years old, a packer at the Rubber Shop, and living at 114 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T624; Roll: 137; Page: 98; District: 603), with his Father, Michael (45), a mason; his Mother, Nellie (46); brothers: John (24), a core maker ; and William (17), a laborer at the Button Shop; and sister, Alice (15), attending school. 

        In the Waterbury City Directory, 1912, Naugatuck, Michael, a car maker , was boarding at the home of his parents, at 148 Curtiss Street, Naugatuck, CT.  Also listed as boarding at 148 Curtiss Street was his brother, John F., employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company; and his sister, Alice, a button maker.  Michael's Father, Michael, was listed as a bricklayer.

        The Waterbury, Naugatuck and Watertown Directory,1913, Naugatuck listed the Hickey family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City. Michael was listed as being a bricklayer; Alice as a boarder; John F. as a boarder; Michael as a coreworker, boarder; and William J. as a boarder.

        The 1915 Waterbury Connecticut City Directory, Naugatuck listed the family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City.  Michael was listed as a bricklayer, John F. and William J. were listed as boarders; and Michael P. was listed as a coreworker, boarder.  The Waterbury City Directory, 1917, Naugatuck also listed the family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, but John F. had married Margaret Dillon and moved to his own home at 7 Lewis Street.  Alice Hickey had married John Dillon and wasn't listed.  Alice and John Dillon did board at 172 Curtiss Street from 1916 through at least 1918.

        When he registered for the draft, on 5 Jun 1917, Michael was employed as a foreman at the Rubber Regenerating Company, Naugatuck, CT.  He was described as being of medium height, and medium build, with brown hair, and brown eyes.  He lived at 172 Curtiss Street with his parents.

Jessie Patterson

        Michael married Jessie Patterson, in 1918.  At the time of the 1920 Census, Michael was 29 years old, a foreman at the Rubber Company, and living with his wife, Jessie (23), a stenographer at the Rubber Company Office, at the home of her parents, John Patterson (54), who worked at the Brass Shop, and Margaret (53). They lived at 325 North Main Street, in Waterbury, CT (2-WD - Series: T625; Roll: 194; Page: 158; District: 440).

        At the time of the 1930 Census, Michael was 29 years old, a foreman at the Rubber Regenerating Co., and living with his wife, Jessie M. (35), his son, Donald P. (7), and his widowed father-in-law, Joseph Patterson (65), a laborer for the Metal Co. Michael owns his house at 18 Woodruff Street, Waterbury, CT (
3-WD - Series: T626; Roll: 280; Page: 23; District: 239).

        In the Waterbury, Naugatuck, Watertown Directory, 1948, Michael was listed as the Vice President of Sanford's Overlook Farms, Inc., 841 Main Street, Oakville, CT. He and his wife, Jessie M., still lived at 18 Woodruff Street, in Waterbury, CT. Their son, Donald P. (tool designer for the Bristol Company), and his wife Doris B., lived with them.

DEATH: Michael died at age of 84, on 1 Sep 1974, in Waterbury, CT.

 

William James Hickey

BIRTH: 26 Jun 1892, in Bridgeport, CT

BIOGRAPHY: 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, William was 8 years old (b Sep 1891), and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with his Father, Michael (34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: John (14), b Nov 1885; and Michael (10), b Jul 1889; and sisters: Agnes (16), b Feb 1884, a button shop operator; Nellie (12), b Sep 1887; and Alice (6), b May 1890.  All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

        At the time of the 1910 Census, William was 17 years old, a laborer at the Button Shop, and living at 114 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T624; Roll: 137; Page: 98; District: 603), with his Father, Michael (45), a mason; his Mother, Nellie (46); brothers: John (24), a core maker; and Michael (20), a packer at the Rubber Shop; and sister, Alice (15), attending school.

        In the Waterbury City Directory, 1912, Naugatuck, the Hickey family was listed as living at 148 Curtiss Street, Naugatuck, CT.  Listed as boarders were William's brothers: John F., employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company; and Michael, a car maker; and his sister, Alice, a button maker.  William's Father, Michael, was listed as a bricklayer.

        The Waterbury, Naugatuck and Watertown Directory,1913, Naugatuck listed the Hickey family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City. Michael was listed as being a bricklayer; Alice as a boarder; John F. as a boarder; Michael as a coreworker, boarder; and William J. as a boarder.

        The 1915 Waterbury Connecticut City Directory, Naugatuck listed the family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City.  Michael was listed as a bricklayer, John F. and William J. were listed as boarders; and Michael P. was listed as a coreworker, boarder.  The Waterbury City Directory, 1917, Naugatuck also listed the family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, but John F. had married Margaret Dillon and moved to his own home at 7 Lewis Street.  Alice Hickey had married John Dillon and wasn't listed.  Alice and John Dillon did board at 172 Curtiss Street from 1916 through at least 1918.

        William married Margaret I. Curtin (Marbel), on 22 Jun 1916.  She was the daughter of Charles and Johannah Curtin, born 18 Mar 1895, in Naugatuck, CT.  When William registered for the draft, on 5 Jun 1917, he was employed as a laborer at the G. M. R. Shoe Company, Naugatuck, CT.  He was described as being of medium height, and medium build, with black hair, and brown eyes.  He lived at 174 Curtiss Street with his wife, Margaret.  

        At the time of the 1920 Census, William was 27 years old, a clerk in a factory, and living with his wife, Margaret (24), a laborer in a factory, at 1 Orchard Street, in Platts Mills, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T625; Roll: 190; Page: 256; District: 304). 

Bill Hickey

        At the time of the 1930 Census, William was 37 years old, an electrician at the Rubber Mill, and living at 599 High Street, Naugatuck, CT (2-WD - Series: T626; Roll: 274; Page: 58; District: 180), with his wife, Margaret (33). They lived at that address for the remainder of their lives.

Marbel and Bill Hickey, with 

Bill Petitjean - Summer 1977

 

Bill Hickey - 1977

DEATH: 18 Nov 1981

BURIAL: William is buried with his wife, Marbel (d 6 Nov 1979), at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT.

 

Alice Marie Hickey 

BIRTH: 1 Sept 1894, in Seymour, CT.

BIOGRAPHY: 

        At the time of the 1900 Census, Alice was 6 years old (b May 1890 ?), and living at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT (3-WD - Series: T623; Roll: 144; Pages: 199 & 200; District: 338), with her Father, Michael (34), b March 1866, a day laborer; Mother, Nellie (32), b Aug 1867; brothers: John (14), b Nov 1885; Michael (10), b Jul 1889; and William (8), b Sep 1891; and sisters:  Agnes (16), b Feb 1884, a button shop operator; and Nellie (12), b Sep 1887. All of the children were born in CT and all, except Agnes, were attending school.

        At the time of the 1910 Census, Alice was 15 years old, attending school, and living at 114 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T624; Roll: 137; Page: 98; District: 603), with her Father, Michael (45), a mason; her Mother, Nellie (46); and brothers: John (24), a core maker; Michael (20), a packer at the Rubber Shop; and William (17), a laborer at the Button Shop. 

 

        In the Waterbury City Directory, 1912, Naugatuck,  Alice, a button maker, was boarding at the home of her parents, at 148 Curtiss Street, Naugatuck, CT.  Also listed as boarding at 148 Curtiss Street were her brothers: John F., employed by the Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company; and Michael, a car maker.  Alice's Father, Michael was listed as a bricklayer,

        The Waterbury, Naugatuck and Watertown Directory,1913, Naugatuck listed the Hickey family as living at 172 Curtiss Street, Union City. Michael was listed as being a bricklayer; Alice as a boarder; John F. as a boarder; Michael as a coreworker, boarder; and William J. as a boarder.

 

Alice Marie Hickey

 

        Alice married John Joseph Dillon (b 8 Mar 1890), on 28 Oct 1914 ( Invitation).

 

John Joseph Dillon

Before they were married, John had hired Alice to be the piano player in his dance band, "Dillon's Eight Piece Orchestra", because he needed someone who was good at keeping the beat, when he stopped drumming to sing. 

Alice and John

        Alice and John boarded with her family at 172 Curtiss Street from 1916 through at least 1918.  In 1920, the Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown, Connecticut City Directory listed them as living at 13 Melbourne Court.  

        At the time of the 1920 Census, Alice was 25 years old, and living with her husband, John (29), her son John Michael (4 years and 4 months), and her daughters, Eleanor (2 years and 4 months), and Julia (3 months), at 98 Melbourne Court, Naugatuck, CT (1-WD - Series: T625; Roll: 190; Page: 147; District: 298). John was a rubber cutter at the Rubber Factory, but he was also a farmer, with 10 cows Holstein and Guernsey (one named Darby, and her calf named Coochie) and a small milk route. 

Cecelia Hickey (a cousin), Julie, Eleanor, Alice, and John M. Dillon, 

and Coochie; Melbourne Court Farm

        The family moved in with Alice's parents, Michael and Ellen Hickey, at 421 North Spring Street, from 1922 to 1924. Son, John Dillon, remembered having gone with his grandfather to help build the house, which had started out as a "bungalow". After the Dillons moved in, Michael built two more rooms, one above the other, and turned a small bedroom into a bathroom.

        They purchased a second farm in 1924, five acres slopping down (East) to Hop Brook, in the North Church Street area.  At the time of the 1930 Census, Alice was 35 years old, and living with her husband, John (40), sons, John (14), William (8), and Edward (1 year and 9 months), and daughters, Eleanor (12), Julia (10), and Alcea (5), at 648 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT (
3-WD - Series: T626; Roll: 274; Page: 106; District: 185). John was a laborer at the Zinc Mill.  Her seventh child, Jean Maureen, was born after the 1930 Census in 1932. 

Dillons visiting Grandma and Grandpa Hickey

421 North Spring Street - 1932

        After Alice's Mother died, in 1934, the family moved back in with her Father, Michael, at 421 North Spring Street, Naugatuck, CT. Shortly after that, Michael built a three room, brick bungalow (with fireplace), on his next door lot, and moved there.

        Alice had another child, Theresa Mary, in 1936, but she died within 24 hours of birth. She was buried at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT, on top of Grandma Ellen Hickey's coffin.

Alice Dillon, Alcea Dillon, Nellie Crighton, Dave Crighton, Julie Crighton

Julie Dillon's Wedding - 1942

         In 1946, Alice was 52 years old, and living at 421 Spring Street, Union City, Naugatuck, CT (Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown, Connecticut City Directory, 1946), with her husband, John J. (56), an inspector in Waterbury; her daughter, Alice H. (22), a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; her son, Edward (18); and her daughter, Jeanne (14). 

DEATH: Alice died at the age of 56, on 14 Aug 1951, in Waterbury, CT (St. Mary's Hospital) of cancer (originally of the gallbladder).

BURIAL: St. James Cemetery, in a family plot purchased by her husband, John, at the time of her death. The grave stone has an engraving of Saint Teresa, her favorite saint. After her death, her husband, John Joseph Dillon (d 28 Aug 1968); daughter, Julia Dillon Crighton (d 17 May 1964), and her husband, David B. Crighton (d 21 Jun 1995); daughter Eleanor Dillon Petitjean (d 25 Jun 1976) and her husband, William G. Ptitjean (d 25 Jul 2010); daughter, Jeanne M. Furtado (d 15 Jan 1999), and her husband, Edward Furtado (d 26 Apr 2003); daughter Alice Dillon Fager (d 21 Jul 2011), and her husband, Harry E. Fager (d 2 Jun 2010); were also buried in the family plot. The grave stone also memorializes her son, Edward Patrick Dillon, who disappeared when his jet plane crashed off of Cape Cod, MA in 1954.

 

Genevieve Hickey

BIRTH: Genevieve was born on 10 Jun 1897, Hill Street, Naugatuck, CT.

BIOGRAPHY:  

        Genevieve died at the age of two, shortly after having her picture taken by a professional photographer who came through the neighborhood.

DEATH: 23 Oct 1899, at her home at 219 Prospect Street, Naugatuck, New Haven County, CT.

BURIAL: Genevieve was buried from her home, on 24 Oct 1899, in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT.

 

Hickey Family History

Marriage of John Dillon

Other Links:

Dillon Family History

Marriage of Edmund Dillon

Bunce Family History

Erskine Family History

Marriage of John Erskine