Clarkson, Thomas Michael

Birth: 21 APR 1858 • New York City, , New York, USA
Death: 24 JAN 1905 • Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA

When Thomas Michael Clarkson was born on April 17, 1858, in New York City, New York, his father, Thomas, was 33 and his mother, Catherine, was 37. His parents died young. Thomas Michael was only one year old when his father died–and just six when his mother died five years later. In an interview with Jim Barclay in October 1977, Mary Catherine (Sister St. Rita) Clarkson, Thomas’ daughter, said, “It is surmised that the family returned to Ireland only to send Thomas back to the states when he was 12 to live with the O’Grady’s, his mother’s sister, in Charleston, WV.” Records show Thomas died in New York City, but it is possible Catherine took the children back to Ireland after their father died, and, when she died, the O’Grady’s took over care of the children, bringing them back to the United States when they immigrated.

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Birth Record, Thomas Michael Clarkson, New York City

1870 Federal Census, Children of Thomas J. N. & Catherine Clarkson

1880 Federal Census, Thomas & Sarah J. O’Dea Clarkson

1900 Federal Census, Thomas M. Clarkson Family

Wheeling WV City Directory, 1892

Marriage License, Thomas M. Clarkson and Sara O’Dea

Obituary, Thomas Michael Clarkson

Probate Record, Thomas M. Clarkson

Thomas Michael Clarkson
b: 21 Apr 1858
d: 24 Jan 1905
Thomas J. N. Clarkson
Abt. 1825 - 27 MAY 1859
Thomas Michael Clarkson
21 Apr 1858 - 24 Jan 1905
Michael Kelly
abt 1802 - Jun 1894
Catherine Kelly
1821 - ABT 1864
Mary Catherine Kenny
Abt. 1805 - Mar 1884
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas J. N. Clarkson
BirthAbt. 1825England
Death27 MAY 1859 New York City, NY
Marriage19 Sep 1850to Catherine Kelly at Burrishoole, Mayo, Ireland
PARENT (F) Catherine Kelly
Birth1821Clontuskert, Galway, Ireland
DeathABT 1864 Clontuskert, Galway, Ireland
Marriage19 Sep 1850to Thomas J. N. Clarkson at Burrishoole, Mayo, Ireland
FatherMichael Kelly
MotherMary Catherine Kenny
MThomas Michael Clarkson
Birth21 Apr 1858New York City, , New York, USA
Death24 Jan 1905Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Marriage9 Oct 1879to Sarah Josephine (Sallie) O\\'dea at Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA
MRichard Clarkson
Birth1855New York, New York, USA
FAnna Marie Clarkson
BirthNov 1854Ireland
Death8 Apr 1936Parkersburg, Wood Co, West Virginia
Marriage17 APR 1878to John Simpson Higgs at Marshall Co. West Virginia
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Michael Clarkson
Birth21 Apr 1858New York City, , New York, USA
Death24 Jan 1905 Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Marriage9 Oct 1879to Sarah Josephine (Sallie) O\\'dea at Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA
FatherThomas J. N. Clarkson
MotherCatherine Kelly
PARENT (F) Sarah Josephine (Sallie) O\\'dea
Birth19 Oct 1857Melick, Galway, Ireland
Death13 Jan 1927 Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA
Marriage9 Oct 1879to Thomas Michael Clarkson at Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA
FatherPatrick J O''Dea
MotherKatharine Rafferty
MPaul Joseph Clarkson
Birth22 Apr 1897Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Death31 Jul 1951San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
Marriage12 Apr 1921to Mary Virginia Fischer at Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, USA
FMary Catherine (Sister St. Rita, CDP) Clarkson
Birth19 Jun 1899Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Death19 Feb 1987San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
FAnna M Clarkson
Birth5 Oct 1894Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, USA
Death7 Nov 1972Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, USA
MLawrence J. Clarkson
BirthAbt. 1886Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA
DeathAbt. 1887Littleton West Virginia, USA
FCatherine (Katie) Clarkson
Birth19 Jan 1889Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Death8 Dec 1897Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
MRichard John Clarkson
Birth11 Jan 1881Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA
Death11 May 1939Ardmore, Oklahoma
Marriage14 Sep 1910to Mary Lillian Gould at Harrison, West Virginia
MThomas Homer Clarkson
Birth22 Aug 1891Littleton, Wetzel, West Virginia, USA
Death13 Jan 1970Enid, Oklahoma
Marriage4 Mar 1935to Maria Gesina Schepers at Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, USA
Marriage26 Nov 1914to Ruby Veronica Clay at St Xavier''s Catholic Church, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, USA
Marriage13 Jun 1920to Mary Lorraine Emily Evans at Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA
MJoseph James Clarkson
Birth19 Mar 1885Charleston, West Virginia
Death29 Feb 1960Jefferson, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage5 Oct 1905to Lulu L Lemley at Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Michael Clarkson b: 21 Apr 1858 d: 24 Jan 1905
Sarah Josephine (Sallie) O\\'dea b: 19 Oct 1857 d: 13 Jan 1927
Paul Joseph Clarkson b: 22 Apr 1897 d: 31 Jul 1951
Mary Virginia Fischer b: 1 Mar 1893 d: 4 Oct 1977
Thomas Clarkson b: 5 Jul 1926 d: 5 Jul 1926
Albert Clarkson b: 5 Jul 1926 d: 5 Jul 1926
Robert Fischer Clarkson b: 16 Mar 1924 d: 6 Dec 1997
John T Clarkson b: 11 Nov 1928 d: 31 Dec 1999
Richard Joseph Clarkson b: 13 Mar 1925 d: 8 Jun 1998
Pearl Louise Dittfurth b: 31 May 1928 d: 20 May 1973
Mary Virginia Clarkson b: 6 Jul 1927 d: 6 Feb 2002
Peter Joseph Clarkson b: 31 Jan 1923 d: 4 May 2011
Helen Rita Richter b: 11 Feb 1924 d: 23 Sep 2004
Joseph Albert Clarkson b: 19 Aug 1931 d: 26 Apr 2010
Mary Catherine (Sister St. Rita, CDP) Clarkson b: 19 Jun 1899 d: 19 Feb 1987
Anna M Clarkson b: 5 Oct 1894 d: 7 Nov 1972
Lawrence J. Clarkson b: Abt. 1886 d: Abt. 1887
Catherine (Katie) Clarkson b: 19 Jan 1889 d: 8 Dec 1897
Richard John Clarkson b: 11 Jan 1881 d: 11 May 1939
Mary Lillian Gould b: 29 September, 1880 d: 8 Feb 1966
Sarah L. (Sally) Clarkson b: 29 Apr 1913 d: 2 Jul 2003
Catherine Anne Clarkson b: 24 Dec 1914 d: 3 Feb 2000
Albert Gould Clarkson b: 15 Jul 1912 d: 11 May 1939
Francis Richard Clarkson b: 22 Sep 1917 d: 17 Apr 2010
Thomas Homer Clarkson b: 22 Aug 1891 d: 13 Jan 1970
Maria Gesina Schepers b: 8 February 1901 d: 6 May 1942
Gesina Joan Clarkson b: 25 Jul 1935 d: 24 Jan 2015
Ruby Veronica Clay b: 25 May 1897 d: 3 Feb 1919
Infant Girl Clarkson b: 3 Feb 1919 d: 3 Feb 1919
Thomas Lewis Clarkson b: 28 Aug 1915 d: 1953
Mary Yvonne Clarkson b: 12 Mar 1917 d: 30 Dec 2001
Mary Lorraine Emily Evans b: 12 Mar 1904 d: 29 Aug 1926
Margaret Ann (Peggy) Clarkson b: 19 July 1926 d: 13 Aug 2011
Daniel Dunn Meaney b: 07 Nov 1924 d: 13 Apr 2011
Paul Gregory Clarkson b: 19 Oct 1924 d: 4 Jan 2005
Robert Thomas Clarkson b: 24 Dec 1922 d: 15 Mar 1990
Jerome Joseph Clarkson b: 7 May 1921 d: 20 May 1989
Joseph James Clarkson b: 19 Mar 1885 d: 29 Feb 1960
Lulu L Lemley b: 31 May 1882 d: 6 March 1975
Thurman Gregory Clarkson b: 29 Nov 1906 d: 27 Mar 1968