Wednesday, December 30, 2015



ROSALIE was known as ROSE most of her life. She was two years younger than my grandmother so I would think they did a lot of things together.  I did find a newspaper article that stated they both contributed $.10 to a fund run by the Mayor.  All the sisters lived together in their early twenty’s while working in their first jobs.  ROSE indicates in the 1915 census that she is a typist for a paint company.  Then in 1920 she is a stenographer.
ROSE met WALTER CALLAHAN and they were married on October 15, 1919 at Our Lady of Angels Church in Brooklyn, New York.
WALTER CALLAHAN was born December 1, 1894 to JEROME and MARGARET CALLAHAN.  WALTER also had a brother JEROME JR. who was born in February of 1898 and died June 25, 1902. WALTER’s mother died sometime between 1910 and 1920.  WALTER was in WW1 but didn’t serve overseas. 
In the 1920 Census ROSE AND WALTER CALLAHAN are living in Brooklyn with WALTER’s father JEROME CALLAHAN.
During the next ten years ROSE and WALTER had 4 boys.  WALTER JR. was born in 1921, JEROME born in 1923, ROBERT born in 1925 and RICHARD born in 1927. RICHARD died April 7, 1930 at the age of 2.
Most of their married life was spent on Long Island in Brooklyn, Farmingdale and Central Islip where they lived when WALTER died on June 7, 1966.

Frankie, Rose, Isabel, Alice, Walter Callahan, & Jack Farrell

The first son, WALTER JR. was in the science field and lived in Washington D.C for many years and lived in California with his wife, Judith.  He died June 20, 2004 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California.
The second son, JEROME CALLAHAN became a priest and was ordained in 1951.  He was known as Father Ronan.
Father Ronan Callahan, a Passionist priest, seminary professor, and overseas missionary,
died at Saint Mary Home, West Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  His obituary can be found at this web site.

Father Ronan
The youngest son, ROBERT CALLAHAN became a lawyer and had a firm on Main St. in Farmingdale, NY for many years until he retired.  The firm was Carmen, Carmen and Callahan.  My husband and I used him as our lawyer for many years.

ROSE TIERNEY CALLAHAN died July 23, 1973 after living many years in a nursing home in Farmingdale near her son ROBERT.  ROSE is buried in HOLY CROSS CEMETERY in Brooklyn with her husband, WALTER, son RICHARD and father-in-law JEROME CALLAHAN

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