The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
Charles Patrick Mulhern (M)
(10 August 1893 - 31 August 1953)
Relationship=Great-grandson of John Rafferty.
Relationship=Grandson of James Mulhern.
Last Edited=30 Mar 2005
Charles Patrick Mulhern was born on 10 August 1893 in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.2 He was the son of John Mulhern and Emma Rafferty.1 The letter that Charles wrote to his grandparents, Amanda and Edward Rafferty, appeared in the local newspaper of Ironton in 1907. See the document for the transcription and scanned image.3 Charles served in the military between 1909 and 1945. Some of these years were in the regular Navy and some of the years were as a Navy reservist. He fought in at least both World Wars.2 Charles was enumerated for the 1910 Federal Census dated June 1910 on board the U.S.S. Delaware which was part of the U.S.S. Delaware, U.S. Naval Forces. His age is given as 20. It is believed that he was only 16 at the time of this census and that he lied about his age to enlist in the navy earlier.4 Follow the link to see the census image. Follow the link to see pictures of Charles' military carrer.
Charles Patrick Mulhern
The letter that Charles wrote to his grandparents, Amanda and Edward Rafferty, 12 January 1911 appeared in the local newspaper of Ironton, Ohio. See the document for the transcription and scanned image.3
Charles married Alice Bertha Dalenberg, daughter of Nicolas Dalenberg and Klaartje De Jong, in 1920 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. He was about 27 and she was about 26.5 Charles and Alice had 5 children. These children are Patricia Alice, Margaret Angelus, Thomas Daniel, Barbara Mary and Paul Charles.
Charles, age 36, and Alice, age 36, were enumerated on the 1930 Federal Census at 4231 42nd Street in San Diego, San Diego County, California. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Patricia (age 6), Margaret (age 5), Thomas (age 4 years and 1 month) and Barbara (age 2 years and 2 months). Also enumerated in his household were Leo, Charles' brother, and Mrs. Clara Dalenberg, Alice's mother. The rent on their house is $35 a month. They do not own a radio. Charles is listed as a veteran of the World War.5 Charles worked as a county tax assessor.2 Follow the link to see the census image. At the time of his death, he had been a resident of San Diego for 35 years (moving here in 1918).2
Charles died on 31 August 1953 at 4150 Marlborough in San Diego, San Diego County, California.2 He was 60 old. The cause of death was from "multiple pulmonary inferets with pleuritis" caused by "renal calculus" which was removed in December 1949. He had an operation on 11 April 1953 to have prostate cancer removed. According to his granddaughter, Doris, his wife nursed him at home. He continued to grow weaker and weaker until he died.2 Follow the link to see the death certificate. He and Alice were buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, San Diego County, California.2
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