Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Joan Rooney visiting upstairs at Barrett apartment 2A, 96l5 Shore Road, Brooklyn
#868 p 30 . Mr.and Mrs George Rooney lived on first floor of six story apartment building near water of "The Narrows" southwest Brooklyn looking west toward New Jersey and statue of liberty.Barrett family lived on second floor September l939 thru June l941.Christmas l940 photo by Commander Barrett. Mrs. Rooney cooked lunch for the Barretts the day they left for Hawaii, probably June 30, l941. She died during World War II, but Sophie, Jack, and John saw Mr. Rooney in l958 the afternoon after they attended wedding of Sophie's nephew Dr. David Geetter to Joan Trouboff in Brooklyn- one of the few times the Barretts returned to Brooklyn.. [p. 198 Library septeber 23, 1970] fireman h. 142 Minden. l;aborer. h. 487 Hanover, roofer, h. 351 East Eighth. Tomothy J. Sullivan marble cutter 16 Hanover Avnue + clerk, 197 Hanover h. 164 Chelsea St., Charlestown. JohnJ. Cochrane 750 Washington, h. 714 East Fourth. James P. Manning accounmtant h. 732 East Fourth.Joseph Curtaz coppersmith h,. 240 Silver St. NOTEBOOK FOUR p 200 Thomas Welch, trader, Goddard near E. Charles Mehegan, teamster Fourth near I John Mehegan laborer, Fourth near I another John Mehegan 20 Washington Place another 87 High Street. Catherine Mehegan, widow h. 106 Purchase. James Mehegan h. 68 Decatur, East Boston. Illingworth, John W. machinist, h. 6 Avenue Block, Washington Village. Joseph J. Illingworth engineer, h. 67 Emerald. William S. Locke, plumber, 2 Harvard, h. Third near G. Edward W. Locke, machinist, boards 315 Broadway. Edward A. Locke 21 State, h. 7 Broad. Benjamin F. Keen, Eighth corner G machinist. Michael J. Driscoll, liquors, 4 India Wharf and 53 Long Wharf, h 22 Purchase. Sidney Bryant, machinist, boards 50 Harrison (not in 1865). Cornelius Crowley 50 Athens,, 44 Spring, 379 Federal, and two in East Boston. 1865 DIRECTORY: Daniel Buckley, laborer, h. 25 North Charles, h. rear 37 Clark, plumber 10 Brattle, h. rear Hawes School, South Boston. No Sidney Bryant. William S. Locke, plumber, 2 Howard, h. Third near G. Cornellius Crowley Athens near A. [p. 201 library September 23, 1970] Thomas Welch, butcher, 4 Goddard opposite Clapp. Thomas Welch, trader 5 Qunicy near D. Michael Thompson machinist boards 178 Harrison Avenue Patrick M. Dailey machinist, 8 Goddard near E. Peter Daly Gold between C + D. William Daly Athens corner railroad. B. Daly sixth near D. James Daly 91 Quincy St. near D. No Daniel Farrell. Bernard Farrell Goddard near E. John Farrell 79 C corner Silver. Lizzie Farrell 167 Fourth. 1864 DIRECTORY Daniel Buckley 25 North Charles, 210 Third, plumber opposite 328 Athens. Daly: Catherine widow 63 A, James Quincy near D, James W. printer 84 Athens, John + Michael Athens near A, Patrick Second near B, Peter Gold near C also 11 Cherry and mariner rear Second near H, William h. Athens corner railroad. No Dan Farrell. Bernard Farrell, Goddard near E. Edward Farrell, Athens near D. Patrick M. Dailey h. 8 Goddard near E. 1863 DIRECTORY Patrick M Dailey h. Goddard near E. no Andrew. Daniel Buckley 19 Third, 25 North Charles, 210 Third, 124 Purchase, plumber 328 Athens, chairseat Institute for Blind. Daniel B. Buckley, Boston Hotel. William Farrell 71 A. [p202] William Farrell, mariner, 10 Stillman Mrs. William Farrell Boston Wharf. Bernard Farrell rear 70 Carver Charles 92 Cross Edward 139 Gold Francis 37 Nashua. Margaret Farrell, widow, 18 Carver. Mary Farrell, widow, 19 Fleet. 1862 DIRECTORY Daniel Buckley, laborer, h. 19 Third and h 5 Livingston Place Daniel, plumber, 10 Brattle h. opposite 328 Athens near Dorchester. chair seatter, Institute for Blind, hairdresser under U.S. Hotel, boards 11 Columbia. Cornelius Crowley Second corner D. 39 East Orange, 311 Federal, 26 Purchase, 117 Lexington,. 69 A. John Illingworth, machinist, 147 Fourth. William S. Locke and William Holt, plumbers 14 Howard h. Third near G. Daly: Peter Gold near C. Patrick slater h. 26 Seneca. carpenter h.92 1/2 Kneeland, laborer Second near railroad. William h. Athens near railroad. William D. grocer 71 Cove.Jeremiah K. liquors 3 East St., corner Cove, James W. 46 Congress boards Athens, James 128 Dorchester Avenue, James 231 Federal, Catherine, widow, 63 A. Daley, Andrew J. trunkmaker h. 26 Lancaster. Catherine Daley widow 189 Second. David (Cal) Third near F. Dailey, Patrick M. h. Foundry near Fourth.Farrell, Barney, Goddard near E. Daniel, machinist [p 203 library September 23, 1970] h. 23 Goddard Catherine widow 75 A Edward 139 Gold .Godfrey 155 Silver. John 99 North Margin, Mary widow Second corner F. William harness maker 126 Dorcheter Avenue. William 75 A.Thomas Welch butcher Goddard opposite Clapp. also a laborer Athens near D. Barry Sullivan, laborer, 151 Purchase. Charles McKenna,baker, boards 99 Prince. Peter McGlinchey carpenter h. 46 East Malden 1861 Directory Daniel Buckley 67-A 5 Livingston Place, Old Road, plumber h. Messenger foot of Chestnut also Dan B.B. Buckley French and Co. not ours. Catherine Barrett widow GODDARD NEAR E. Cornelius Crowley Second corner D, 39 East Orange 81 Gold, 22 East Orange 311 Federal, 26 Purchase, h. boarder C corner Eutaw and two East Boston. 7 Daileys no Andrew. A Patrick Dailey on Foundry near Fourth. Andrew Daley trunk maker h. 50 Lowell. Anthony E near First. Sarah widow Athens near E. Daly, Catherine widow 10 Milton Place, Daniel 124 Purchase, James carpenter Athens near D. James W., printer, house on Athens, Margaret, widow First near E. Malachi 106 Fourth -provisions. Peter Fourth near C. Farrell, Barney + Hugh carriage maker Goddard near E. no Daniel. 1858 Daniel Buckley 15 Livingston [p 204] 347 North, charcoal peddler 16 Malden. Robert Barrett, milkman Goddard near Lark. also another a porter at 92 South. Patrick M. Dailey Foundry near Fourth. Patrick Dailey 122 Purchase. Thomas Dailey, mariner, 229 North. Thomas V. Dailey, grocer, 122 Endicott. No Dan Farrell. Barney Farrell 16 South Bennett John Farrell 254 Second. William Farrell 60 Fourth 2 Charles Mehegan 365 Federal, 5 Cove Place, 2 John Mehegan 76 Broad and rear 358 North. 2 Timothy Mehegan tailor 6 Wendell, Vinal's Wharf, Thomas Welch, butcher, Goddard near Clapp and eight others. 1857 Daniel Buckley Fifth near E, rear 347 North, 5 Gridley. (2) Robert Barrett milkman GODDARD NEAR LARK also another a porter at 92 South. No Daniel Farrell. Barney + Hugh Farrell at Goddard. 2 Charles Mehegans 365 Federal, 273 Broad. 2 John Mehegans 106 Purchase Street sailmaker, 76 Broad, laborer. 1856 Daniel Buckley teamster Boston Wharf. another Second near A and a Mrs. 22 Fleet. ROBERT BARRETT milkman GODDARD NEAR LARK Daniel Farrell, laborer, h. rear 166 Federal. Hugh Farrell, carriagemaker, house foot of Goddard. p. 205- Barney Farrell Goddard near E 2 John Mehegans silmaker 106 Purchase laborer 5 Cove Place. Charles Mehegan laborer 365 Federal Dennis Mehiggin read 272 north John Megihan 17 Washington Avenue. 1855 No Robert Barrett Daniel Buckley Second near B rear 24 Belcher Lane, tailor rrar 390 Commercial and Mrs. 22 Fleet. Dennis Daly 31 Oliver. 5 Dailey Barney 136th Fourth George 177 Second, Michael blacksmith 152 Fourth, Owen 1 Adams Place Peter Park St. Place. No Daniel farrell No Illingworth. John Mehegan 5 Cove Place. John Mehiggan 17 Washington Avenue. 1854 Dan Buckley Second near B Mike _+ Tim Mehegan John Mehiggin 17 Washington cove.Dailey, george, grocer 177 Second, James 23 Washington Place, Jaemes servantAmerican house, Jeremiah 149 Endicott , John 95 Fourth,Michael 135 Fourth, Peter 183-Fourth near D, Richard 58 Nashua Thomas 27 Oliver.[p.206 Library September 23, 1970]William Daley Second corner Third. 1852-1853 ATHENS CORNER SECOND, HANOVER STREET MARY BARRETT born ATHENS CORNER SECOND , another at Hanover Street. (Mary Barrett born Athens, corner Second). Daniel Buckley 10 Fleet, Belcher Lane[*Carpenter 5 Wharf may refer to Robert Barrett?] Barney Farrell 16 Bennet. Hugh Farrell wheelwright First near I. No Dan Farrell. John Mehiggin rear 73 A. another 17 Washington Avenue.Michael Mehegan 18 High. [16 Daileys] 2 Daily 44 Daley 8 Daly. Catherine Daley widow Second corner E. Malachi Daley Second near A. Michael 14 Cove, Patrick Cove, John Dailey Third Corner F. John Daly Silver near C. Patrick 4 Wharf, 1852 DIRECTORY Robert Barrett Athens near Second Daniel Buckley 5 Wharf. listed twice as carpenter and tailor. Hugh Farrell First near I. Barney Farrell 16 Bennet. Mehiggan, John rear 73 A + 17 Washington Avenue Michael Mehegan 18 High 6 Daly Patrick 4 Wharf 113 Havre John Silver near C. 71 Emerald. Michael 68 Atkinson, Richard 8 Charlestown James M. 108 Leverett, dentist. + 1851 Daniel Buckley 10 fleet, probably not ours. Robert Barrett, Athens near second, laborer. [p 207 library September 23, 1970] Daley 7 David, Dennis, Michael, Patrick. William Daley SECOND CORNER A James Dailey SECOND NEAR B 1849-50 DIRECTORY ROBERT BARRETT A corner THIRD laborer John Mehagen A near Third. John Daley 4 Cove. Daniel Buckley Fort Hill rear gun house laborer. tailor 5 Powers Court 3 Broad Street. boarding house. end September 23 notes.
Subject: Joan Rooney
Year: 1940December