Person:Mary Shields (23)

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Mary Shields
m. 13 Sep 1885
  1. Joseph Reid1888 -
  2. William Reid1890 -
  3. Irving Reid1899 - 1903
  4. Grace Reid1904 -
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Name Mary Shields
Alt Name Marnie Shields
Gender Female
Birth[9] 7 Apr 1865 New York, New York, United States
Census[1] 1 Jun 1870 New York, New York, United States
Marriage 13 Sep 1885 Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesto Stephen Reid
Census[2] 1 Jun 1900 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States985 East 161st Street
Census[3] 1 Jun 1905 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States985 East 161st Street
Census[4] 15 Apr 1910 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States803 East 161st Street
Census[5] 1 Jun 1915 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States803 East 161st Street
Census[6] 1 Jan 1920 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States803 East 161st Street
Census[7] 1 Jun 1925 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States436 East 155th Street
Census[8] 1 Apr 1930 Bronx, New York City, New York, United States427 East 161st Street
Death[10] 20 Apr 1948 Bronx, New York, United States

Mary Shields was born on 7th April 1865 in New York, daughter of Margaret Shields, formerly Willis, and her husband Michael Shields, a tailor. Margaret and Michael were Irish immigrants. Mary appears to have been known as Marnie. She appears with her parents and siblings in the 1870 census in New York County.

On 13th September 1885, aged 20, Marnie married a bricklayer named Stephen Reid, who had arrived from Ireland a couple of years earlier. They had seven children together, but four died young. Each census from 1900 to 1920 finds them living at East 161st Street in the Bronx area of New York City. In August 1920 Stephen travelled to Ireland to visit his family. It is not clear whether Marnie travelled with him. He stayed for over a year, returning in November 1921.

The 1925 census finds Stephen and Marnie living at East 155th Street in the Bronx. By 1930 they had returned to East 161st Street. Despite being born in the United States, in 1933, aged 67, Marnie applied for American citizenship.

Stephen died in 1935, aged 81. Marnie survived him by thirteen years. She died in the Bronx on 20th April 1948, aged 83.

References
  1. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), New York Ward 17 District 8, 1 Jun 1870.

    Michael Shields, 50 [1819/20], male, Tailor, b. Ireland
    Margaret Shields, 43 [1826/7], female, Keeping House, b. Ireland
    Ann Shields, 17 [1852/3], female, Dress Maker, b. New York
    Ellen Shields, 13 [1856/7], female, b. New York
    Mary Shields, 5 [1864/5], female, b. New York

  2. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), Bronx Borough, District 1008, 1 Jun 1900.

    Address: 985 East 161st St, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, white, male, b. Jan 1876, aged 28 [1872/3], married 15 years, born Ireland, parents born Ireland, immigrated 1880, 20 years in US, naturalized, Fore-man, 0 months not employed, reads, writes, speaks English, owns house free of mortgage
    Reid Marnie, wife, white, female, b. April 1868, aged 32, married 15 years, mother of six children, three of whom still living, born New York, parents born Ireland, reads, writes and speaks English
    Reid Joseph, son, white, male, b. May 1888, aged 12, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York, At School, attended school 9 months, reads, writes, speaks English
    Reid William, son, white, male, b. Jan 1890, aged 10, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York, At School, attended school 9 months
    Reid Irving, son, white, male, b. Nov 1899, aged 6 months, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York

  3. New York, United States. 1905 State Census, New York / Bronx / A.D. 35 E.D. 14, 1 Jun 1905.

    Address: 985 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, white, male, 49 [1855/6], born Ireland, 20 years in US, citizen, Superintendent?
    Reid Mamie, wife, white, female, 38 [1866/7], born U States, 38 years in US, citizen, housework
    Reid Grace, daughter, white, female, 9/12 [1904], born U States, citizen
    Reid Joseph, son, white, male, 17 [1887/8], born U States, citizen, Electrician
    Reid William, son, white, male, 16 [1888/9], born U States, citizen, School

  4. United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), Bronx Borough, Supervisor's District No.1, Bronx Assembly District 34, Enumeration District 1536 Ward 23 Page 6201, 15 Apr 1910.

    Address: 803 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid, Stephen J, head, male, white, 54, married 24 years, born Ire-English, father born Ire-English, mother born Ire-English, immigrated 1882, naturalized, speaks English, Bricklayer - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes, owns house with mortgage
    Reid, Mary, wife, female, white, 43, married 24 years, mother to 7 children, 3 children still living, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born Ire-English, speaks English, occupation: none, reads and writes
    Reid, Joseph S, son, male, white, 21, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, speaks English, Electrician - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes
    Reid, William, son, male, white, 20, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, speaks English, Plumber - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes
    Reid, Grace, daughter, female, white, 5, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, occupation: none, has not attended school at any time since 1 Sep 1909

  5. New York, United States. 1915 New York State Census, Election District No. 12, Assembly District No. 34, Bronx, New York City, 1 Jun 1915.

    Address: 803, E 161st St
    Reid, Stephen, head, male, 58 [1856/7], b. Ireland, Bricklayer
    Reid, Marny, wife, female, 45 [1869/70], b. US, Housework
    Reid, Joseph, son, male, 27 [1887/8], b. US, Electrician
    Reid, William, son, male, 25 [1889/90], b. US, Plumber
    Reid, Grace, daughter, female, 10 [1904/5], b. US, School

  6. United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), Bronx Assembly District 3, Bronx, New York, Enumeration District 217, 1 Jan 1920.

    Address: 803 East 161 Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid, Stephen, head, owns house with mortgage, male, white, 62 [1857/8], married, emigrated 1883, naturalized 1893, reads and writes, born Ireland, mother tongue Irish, father and mother both born Ireland, mother tongue Irish, speaks English, Bricklayer for Building Co, worker
    Reid, Mary, wife, female, white, 50 [1869/70], married, reads and writes, b. New York, parents both born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, speaks English, occupation: None
    Reid, William, son, male, white, 30 [1889/90], single, reads and writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, Plumber for Government, worker
    Reid, Grace, daughter, female, 15 [1904/5], single, attended school in three months, reads and writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, occupation: None
    [separate household at same address]
    Reid, Joseph, head, male, white, 31 [1888/9], married, reads & writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, Electrician for Contractor, worker
    Reid, Ella, wife, female, white, 29 [1890/1], married, reads & writes, born New York, father born New York, mother born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, speaks English, occupation: None
    Reid, Royal, son, male, white, 1 1/12, single, not attended school in last three months, does not read or write, born New York, both parents born New York, does not speak English, Occupation: None

  7. New York, United States. 1925 New York State Census, Bronx County, New York City: Election District 35; Assembly District 1; Page 2, 1 Jun 1925.

    Address: 436 East 155th Street, Bronx, New York City
    Reid, Stephen, husband, male, 65 [1859/60], b. Ireland, bricklayer
    Reid, Marnie, wife, female, 50 [1874/5], b. United States, housewife

  8. United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), Bronx Borough, District 53, 1 Apr 1930.

    Address: 427 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, rents home for $30 a month, male, white, 71, married, aged 27 at first marriage, reads and writes, b. Irish Free State, parents born Irish Free State, English spoken at home before coming to US, immigrated 1886, naturalized, speaks English, Bricklayer, Bldg Contractors, not currently employed
    Reid Marnie, wife, female, white, 55, married, 18 at first marriage, reads and writes, b. New York, parents both born Irish Free State, speaks English, no occupation

  9. Naturalization Papers, New York, United States, 28 Feb 1933.

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / PETITION FOR CITIZENSHIP
    To the Honorable the U.S. District Court of Southern District of New York N.Y.
    The petition of Mary Reid, hereby field, respectfully shows:
    (1) My place of residence is 416 E. 156th St. Bronx, N.Y.
    (2) My occupation is housewife
    (3) I was born in New York, N.Y. on April 7, 1865 My race is Irish
    (4) [crossed out]
    (5) I an married. The name of my husband is Stephen we were married on September 13, 1885 at New York, NY; he was born at Dublin Ireland on December 26, 1855; entered the United States at New York, N.Y. on 1882 for permanent residence therein, and now resides at 416 E. 156th St. Bronx, N.Y. I have 3 children, and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of eash of said children are as follows: Joseph May 9, 1888; William June 17 1889; Grace Dec. 19, 1904; all born in New York, N.Y. and all reside at New York, N.Y.

  10. New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 (FamilySearch).

    d. 20 Apr 1948, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA: Mary Reid, 83 [1864/5], daughter of Michael Shields and Margaret Willis