James P. Landrigan was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada in March of 1851 (he was baptised on 19 March). His parents were John Landrigan and Catherine McDonald. I have not found records of any siblings born on Prince Edward Island. Nor have I found a record of John and Catherine's marriage.
On 12 June, 1877 James Landrigan married Mary Ann Power (b. Ag 1852, PEI), the daughter of John Power and his wife, Mary, in Charlottetown, PEI. They were wed in the presence of Jane Power and Joseph Carroll.
Five children were born to the couple prior to their emigration to the United States. Two other children were born in New York.
Mary sailed with her children from Halifax, Nova Scotia and arrived in Boston on 5 October, 1891 on the State of Indiana.
James and Mary eventually settled in the bustling town of Huntington, on Long Island's north shore. There James found work as a wood turner at a local lumber yard. At the time of his death, he was employed at the Huntington Sash & Door company. James became a US Citizen on 9 Feb 1894.
Mary died of cancer on 21 February, 1922. James followed her two years later, dying on 24 September, 1924. Both are buried at St. Patrick's RC Cemetery in Huntington, NY. Also buried in the plot is their son-in-law, Wiliam Patrick Kennedy.
The children of James P. Landrigan and Mary Ann Power were:
Landrigans in the local news.
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John Francis Landrigan
When he wasn't working a legitimate job John Francis Landrigan made extra money for his family (he was often providing support to his sister, Mary, and her children while her husband was away) as a bookie. He operated out of the many establishments in the Huntington/Smithtown area. His nephew (my father) vividly recalls one day during the years of prohibition when a large truck pulled up outside of their house and his mother's consternation as the men began to quickly unload dozens of boxes of liquor bottles to hide in her basement. It seems that a "raid" was iminent and Uncle Jack had arranged for the stuff to be brought to his sister's house. But Uncle Jack was adamant that none of his nephews follow in his footsteps and never permitted them to make bets on the races, and held himself up as a poor example of how to make a living. He may have suffered a heart attack at one of his haunts (Frank Friede's was mentioned) and died on 4 March, 1937 at Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY, at the age of 55. His funeral was held at St. Philip Neri's R.C. Church in Northport and buried at West Neck Cemetery.
Jack Landrigan married Mary Dwyer, the daughter of William Dwyer, but they seem to have separated or divorced. They had one daughter, Edna Pauline Landrigan (19 Mar 1898--Feb 1987), who married twice, the first time on 27 Sept 1915 to Patrick Sheridan Lyons (b. 1893), who died in the influenza epic in 1919, and secondly to John Glavin (b. 5 Apr 1892 in Albany, NY), on 1 Feb 1925 in Suffolk County, NY.
Edna had one daughter, Marion Lyons (b. c. 1917) by Sheridan Lyons, and at least two daughters with John Glavin, Catherine Glavin (born abt. 1926) and Jane Frances Glavin (b. abt. 1930).
Anna Forsblom arrived in New York on 4 Mar 1904 aboard the S.S. Oceanic. Her maternal Aunt, Helma Lundell (or possibly Lumdell) was already living in the U.S. [she was living in Northport, NY when she died 10 Sept 1937]. Newspaper articles in The Long Islander (Huntington, NY) indicate that Anna's mother's name was Mathilda and that Anna had the following siblings: Emanuel Forsblom, Herald Forsblom, Hilma Forsblom ], and Ebba Forsblom Besides the above-mentioned Aunt, Anna had another Aunt, whose name has been represented as Elna/Ellen Vistrom/Wistrom [ah! those local newspapers where the spelling of names is always an adventure!], who lived at various times in Illinois and Tacome, Washington.
The children of Joseph Landrigan and Anna Forsblom were:
Reginald Landrigan was employed at Republic Aviation in farmingdale, NY. He married more than once. His first wife may have been Lousie ____. The Florida Divorce Index, 1927--2001 lists a divorce of Reginald Joseph Landrigan in 1946. On 4 August 1955, he married Norma Helen Zuccala in Huntignton, NY.
It was also her second marriage.
Frank and Anita lived in Babylon, LI, and had two sons, Francis William* (14 S 1919--13 My 1991) Landrigan and Robert Landrigan (b. 1924).
[Note: perhaps William Francis]
Frank Landrigan died 22 Nov 1971. Frank and Anita are buried at Long Island National Cemetery (2M 2787).