Margaret Malloy Tinneny


Photo: Margaret Malloy Courtesy of Richard Tinneny.

During a visit to his hometown of Philadelphia, Rich Tinneny finally located the grave of his great grandmother, Margaret Malloy Tinneny, the wife of Patrick “Yankee Pat" Tinneny of Goladuff.  Margaret was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland about 1864 and died in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia on May 24, 1919. She was 55 years old. She and her 9 surviving children followed her husband to the United States and settled in Philadelphia around the turn of the 20th century. Their young son Francis was buried in Greenock, Scotland where the family lived following Margaret and Patrick’s marriage.

Photo: Headstone with the inscription of Mary Jane Malloy Dougherty’s name marking the grave where Margaret Malloy Tinneny is buried in St. Mary of the Assumption cemetery in Roxborough. Note coincidentally, the metal grave marker with the crucifix on it on the grave in the background was made by Margaret Tinneny’s son- in- law Michael Sickinger who was married to her daughter Catherine.  Photo: Courtesy of Richard Tinneny.

Rich had located Yankee Pat’s grave years ago in Westminster cemetery across the river from Manayunk and found that his wife Margaret was not buried with him.  In the 2-place grave buried with him was his daughter Elizabeth who had preceded both he and Margaret in death when she was only 16 years old.

After doing some research in Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Manayunk, Rich located Margaret’s grave in the burial lot of her sister Mary Jane Malloy Dougherty in Saint Mary’s cemetery at Lemonte & Cinnaminson Streets near Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.  She was buried in Lot 43; grave 8 Saint Hubert Section of the cemetery.  The lot was owned by the Dougherty family and has a headstone on it with the inscription Mary J. Dougherty 1858-1916.  That Mary Jane was Margaret Malloy Tinneny’s sister.

Information on the others buried in the lot can be found in the following extract from the church records at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church. Extract courtesy of Mary Beth St. Mary’s office volunteer.

Margaret Malloy Tinneny is the great grandmother of all of the Tinneny, Sickinger, Hart, McColgan, and McKenna descendants of Yankee Pat Tinneny of Goladuff.


Copyright  R. Tinneny,  All Rights Reserved, 2002-2018