91st PA: Patrick O'Malley

Patrick O'Malley

Before the war

He was born in 1819/24, in Balcastle [?], Ireland. [sources: date: 3 (40 in 1864), 4 (40 in 1864), 5 (40 in 1864), 9 (40 in 1864), 11 (45 in 1865). place: 3, 4, 5, 9, 11]

On 15 February 1843, he married Elizabeth Jane Hay. She was born in 1820/21, in Nova Scotia, Canada. They were married by J L Connolly, in a Roman Catholic ceremony, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They seem to have had two children (one of whom was less than sixteen in 1865):

[sources: 9, 12, 13]

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er]. [sources: 3, 4, 5, 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 3, 4, 5, 9]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 January 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley. He was mustered in as a private in company K by Lieutenant Brook. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 14]

On 28 October 1864, he suffered a gunshot wound in his left shoulder, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. [source: 9]

On 30 October 1864, he was sent to Columbia US Hospital, Washington, DC. [source: 9]

On 19 May 1865, he was sent to Mower US Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 9]

On 30 April 1865, he seems to have been reported absent sick. [source: 8]

He was discharged at Mower Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21 June 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability. The surgeon reported he had three-quarters disability, because the head and four inches of the left humerus had been resected. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 2 (Columbia Hospital Washington DC), 8 (Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia), 9 (Chestnut Hill), 14]

On 22 June 1865, he was examined by Edward A Smith, who reported him completely disabled because of the resection of the head and four inches of the left humerus. [source: 9]

After the war

On 6 July 1865, he successfully applied for a pension. Although his application was successful, it was approved only after his death, and he was never paid any of the pension. The certificate was issued on 31 August 1866, for $8 per month, retroactive to 21 June 1865, for total disability. His Post Office address was 272 Levant Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 10]

On 2 August 1865, he died. He died of debility from malarial disease. He died at, or was buried from, 272 Levant Street, ward 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 3 August 1865, he was buried at St Josephs Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 11]

On 6 October 1865, his widow, Jane E O'Malley, successfully applied for a pension. Her Post Office address was 272 Levant Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her application was accepted, and a certificate issued on 24 September 1866, for $8 per month, retroactive to 21 June 1865. [sources: 6, 9, 10]

In 1880, his widow, Jane O'Malley, was living at 615 Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Charles, and her daughter Cecelia Alcorn and grandchildren Emma and George H Alcorn. She was a seamstress. [source: 12]

On 2 July 1885, his widow, Jane O'Malley, died. She died of valvular heart disease. She died at, or was buried from, 433 Locust Street, 5th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 4 July 1885, she was buried, at 6th Street Union Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Patrick O'Malley)

2 company K, second register of men discharged (Pat [?] OMalley)

3 company K, descriptive roll, entry 69 (Patrick O Malley)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Patrick O'Malley)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Patrick O Malley)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Patrick O'Malley)

7 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Omalley [?])

8 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Patk OMalley)

9 widow's pension certificate file, Jane Elizabeth Hay, widow of Patrick O'Malley, certificate WC 84,161, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (Patrick O'Malley)

10 pension index, by name (Patrick O'Malley)

11 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2 August 1865 (Patrick O'Mally)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T9, film 1169, page 55 = 18 B handwritten (Jane O'Malley)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1885 (Janie Omalley)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Patrick O'Malley)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1890 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 3 September 2012)
Find a grave
accessed 2 Sep 12 (checked name and cemetery)
GenealogyBank
Philadelphia Inquirer, death notices, 3 to 4 July 1885 (accessed 3 September 2012)

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Patrick O'Malley in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T9, film 1169, page 55 = 18 B handwritten]
[identity is probable, since her and Charles' names and ages and in particular her birthplace match the information in the pension file abstracted below; note, however, that the pension file does not report her as having a daughter]
line1617181920
street nameThird Street
house number[615]    
dwelling visit #95    
family visit #148    
nameO'Malley Jane- CharlesAlcorn Cecelia- Emma- George H.
colorWWWWW
sexFMFFM
age59283051
month born if born in year     
relationship SonDaughter [sic]Grand DaughterGrand Son
single 1 11
married  1  
widowed/divorced1    
married during yearSeamstressLaborerDressmaker  
occupation     
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceNova ScotiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNova ScotiaIrelandIrelandPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceNova ScotiaNova ScotiaNova ScotiaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 February 2015, from Fold3]


O'Malley Patrick
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2 August 1865, Patrick O'Mally]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Patrick O'Mally
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, fourty [sic] five
5. married
6. Date of Death, Aug. 2nd 1865
7. Cause of Death, Debility from malarial disease
H. Leaman M.D.
Residence, No. 231 North 11th St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 5th ward
12. Street and Number, No 272 Levant Street
13. Date of Burial, August 3rd 1865
14. Place of Burial, St Josephs Cemetery
T T B McCormick Undertaker.
Residence, 321 South 6th street

widow's pension certificate

[widow's pension certificate file, Jane Elizabeth Hay, widow of Patrick O'Malley, certificate WC 84,161, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15]
[abstracted from 26 pages on Fold3, September 2012]
15 Feb 1843
Patrick O'Malley married Elizabeth Jane Hay, in Nova Scotia, by J L Connolly (pp.2, 7)
witnesses Michael Nannan and Michael Wallace (p.7)
her declaration claimed 16 Feb 1842, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Rev Mr Conelly (pp.2, 3)
married in a Roman Catholic Church in a foreign country (pp.2, 7)
one child under 16: Charles, born 18 July 1850 (pp.2, 3)
26 January 1864
Patrick O'Malley enrolled and mustered as private (pp.2, 17, 19 (20 Jan), 20)
he was a laborer (p.20)
enlisted by Lieut Shipley at Philadelphia on 21 January 1864 (p.25)
40, born Ireland, 5'10" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, laborer (p.25)
25 Oct 1864
suffered gunshot wound in left shoulder at Hatchers Run (p.3, 5 [28 Oct], 19 [28 Oct], 20 [28 Oct], 25 [28 Octo])
30 Oct 1864
O'Malley was sent to Columbian US Hospital, Washington DC (p.20)
19 May 1865
sent to Mower US Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia (pp.20, 25)
21 June 1865
discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability at Philadelphia (pp.2, 5, 14, 19, 20, 22)
he had last been paid 31 December 1864 by Major Gripon (p.14)
off duty seven months according to O'Malley (p.25)
'because of resection of head + four inches of left humerus, disability 3/4'; wounded at Hatcher's Run (pp. 2, 25)
22 June 1865
totally disabled according to the examining surgeon Edward A Smith (22 June 1865) (pp.19, 22)
'Resection of 4 inches of upper ends of left humerus - R. primary' (p.22)
6 July 1865
Patrick O'Malley applied for a pension, application 76,250 (pp.2, 23)
40 years old (p.20)
application granted 28 August 1865, certificate 48,865, issued on 31 August 1866 (after his death) (pp.2, 3, 19)
he would have received $8 per month, retroactive to 21 June 1865, for total disability (p.19)
attorney: W N Ashman (pp.19, 20)
witnesses: Patrick Mahoney, James D Bartlett (pp.20-21)
dated 22 June 1865 (p.20)
post office address 272 Levant St, Philadelphia PA (p.19)
he never received any of his pension (p.2)
2 Aug 1865
Patrick O'Malley died at 272 Levant St, Philadelphia PA, of malarial disease aggravated by wound (pp.2, 3, 6 ["debility from malarial disease"])
45 years old, born Ireland (p.6)
buried St Joseph's Cemetery (p.6)
attended by surgeon from 13 July until death (p.2)
12 Sep 1865
Dr Henry Leaman MD certified that Patrick O'Malley suffered from 'debility arising from malarial disease, aggravated by a gun shot wound in the left shoulder joint' (p.13)
Leaman was confident the 'miasmatic influence' was contracted in the army, since he had seen it frequently in the service, and nothing in Philadelphia would explain it (p.13)
Leaman treated O'Malley from 13 July 1865, to his death on 2 August 1865 (p.13)
22 Sep 1865
Thomas L Connolly certified a transcription of the church marriage record for Patrick O'Malley and Elizabeth Jane Hay (p.7)
US Consul for Halifax, Nova Scotia, certified the relevant details, on 27 Sep (p.8)
6 Oct 1865
Jane E O'Malley widow of Patrick O'Malley (H) applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.3)
application 111,707 (p.9)
resident of Philadelphia, post office address 272 Levant St (p.4)
dated 6 Sept 1865 (p.3)
attorney W N Ashman (pp.2, 3)
witnesses Ellen Burgoyne, Mary Schmidt (pp.3-4)
application accepted 17 September 1866. certificate dated 24 Sep 1866, number 84,161. initially received $8 / month, retroactive to 21 June 1865 (pp.2, 11)
23 Apr 1866
the Adjutant General's Office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.14)
8 May 1866
O'Malley's invalid pension certificate file was incorporated (pp.2, 10)
19 July 1866
the Treasury Dept, 2nd Auditor's Office, reported the above-summarize enrolment information to the Pension Bureau (p.17; see pp.15-16 for the request, dated 8 May 1866)
23 July 1866
the Pension Bureau received a response to the last circular 16 (p.10)
10 Feb 1869
[O'Malley's] disch[arge was sent] to W N Ashman (p.12)
[something?] was filed in the Pension Bureau, and [illegible word] made on certificate of disability (p.12)

widow's death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1885, Janie Omalley]
[transcribed 3 September 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Mrs. Janie [sic] Omalley
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 65 Years
5. Widow
6. Date of Death, July 2d 1885
7. Cause of Death, Valvular disease heart
A. W. Duvall M.D.
Residence, 901 So. 4th st
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Housekeeper
9. Place of Birth, Novascotia [sic]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 5
12. Street and Number, 433 Locust st
13. Date of Burial, 4th July
14. Place of Burial, 6th St Union Cem.
Stephen T Bavis + Son Undertaker.
Residence, 937 S. Fifth St

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