John Hoey

Born: 1824 in Drogheda, Ireland

Died: 1892 in New York, NY

Father: Unknown
Mother: Mary Levins

Submitted by: Arthur Hoey


1824: John Hoey born in Drogheda, Ireland to ? Hoey and Mary Levins. Mary was born in 1793 in Ireland. John had two known siblings, an unmarirried brother or sister, and a sister who entered the "Sisters of Charity" order. Note: Described in family letter c 1895 from the Link Levins family collection.

1824: Future wife Josephine Shaw born in Liverpool, England.

About 1834: Ran away from home and came to America.

1839: Future wife Josephine Shaw marries William H. Russell.

About 1842: At 18, John Hoey starts an Express Service from Washington to the south later know as "Hoey's Charleston Express."

1843: Future adopted son William Hoey born to William H. Russell and Josephine Shaw in Rhode Island.

1847: Future adopted son John Shaw Hoey born to William H. Russell and Josephine Shaw.

1847: Future wife Josephine Shaw granted a divorce from William H. Russell for desertion.

About 1849: John Hoey marries Josephine Shaw and adopts her two sons, William and John.

About 1852: Son George Hoey born in New York..

About 1853: Daughter Josephine Hoey born in New York. She dies in 1905 in Westchester Co., New York.

1860 Federal Census: 616 Fifth Avenue, New York Ward 16 District 3, New York Co., New York
John Hoey, 40, b Ireland, expressman
Josephine Hoey, 33, b England
William Hoey, 18, b New York, clerk
John Hoey, 15, b New York
George Hoey, 8, b New York
Josephine Hoey, 6, b New York
Margaret Bryarty, 25, b Ireland, servant
Mary Morris, 27, b Ireland, servant
Agnes Lawler, 32, b Ireland, servant

1865 or 1866: Son Frederick Chamberlain Hoey born in New York, NY.

About 1866: Son William Hoey marries Madeline Chamberlain.

1870: Bought a residence at 616 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.

1870 Federal Census: 616 Fifth Avenue, New York Ward 19 District 22 (2nd Enum), New York Co., New York
John Hoey, 43, b Ireland
Josephine Hoey, 40, b England
John Hoey, 24, b New York
George Hoey, 13, b New York
Josephine Hoey, 17, b New York
Fred Hoey, 6 [sic], b New York
Kate Rutledge, 40, b Ireland, cook
Kate Kirwin, 23, b Ireland, DS (domestic servant?)
Thomas Curry, 28, b England, waiter
Margaret Reilly, 28, b Ireland, DS

25 April 1872: Boarded steamship "Russia" for Europe, Mr and Mrs. John Hoey, Miss Josephine Hoey, George Hoey, Master B. Hoey and servant.

1874: John Hoey elected unanimously as President of the Monmouth Park Association.

September 1876: Son George Hoey marries Mamie Bevins (niece of accomplished actor Barney Williams).

16 November 1876: Daughter Josephine Hoey marries Charles Russell Hone. Charles R. Hone dies in New York City in 1899.

22 November 1877: Grandson Charles Russell Hoey Hone born to Charles Russell Hone and Josephine Hoey.

About 1877: Son George and  Mamie have a son (name unknown).

About 1879: Sold residence at 616 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.

1880 Federal Census: 616 Fifth Avenue, New York Ward 19 District 22 (2nd Enum), New York Co., New York
John Hoey, 43, b Ireland
Josephine Hoey, 40, b England
John Hoey, 24, b New York
George Hoey, 13, b New York
Josephine Hoey, 17, b New York
Fred Hoey, 6 [sic], b New York
Kate Rutledge, 40, b Ireland, cook
Kate Kirwin, 23, b Ireland, DS (domestic servant?)
Thomas Curry, 28, b England, waiter
Margaret Reilly, 28, b Ireland, DS

1882: Hollywood Park opens in Long Branch, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.

15 June 1882: Grandson Harold Hone born to Charles Russell Hone and Josephine Hoey at Hollywood, New Jersey.

Spring 1883: Son George first attributed to having mental illness.

3 October 1883: John Hoey takes out an advertisement in the New York Times requesting the public not to cash and drafts or checks made or indorsed by son George Hoey due to his unfit mental condition.

Before 1885: Son John Shaw Hoey marries Emma Fling.

1887: Son Frederick C. Hoey takes over management of Hollywood Park.

20 October 1889: John Hoey, President of the Adams Express Company, arrives in New York from Liverpool aboard the Cunard Line steamship "Umbria."

1888-1891: John Hoey was the 4th chairman of Adams Express Co.

23 January 1891: Grandson John Shaw Hoey born to son John S. Hoey and Emma Fling in North Carolina.

13 October 1891: Removed from the office of President of Adams Express Company by the Board of Directors.

14 November 1892: John Hoey, dies of Bright's (kidney) disease at the Delmonico Apartments in New York, NY.

January 1894: Granddaughter Josephine Hoey born to son John S. Hoey and Emma Fling in New Jersey.

11 March 1896: Son John Shaw Hoey dies at Long Branch, New Jersey of the grip and neuralgia of heart.

July 1896: John's wife Josephine (nee Shaw) Hoey dies of cancer at the Hollywood estate in Long Branch, New Jersey.

1899: Son-in-law Charles Russell Hone dies of typhoid fever at 207 West Seventieth Street, New York, New York.

1900 Federal Census: 58 ?Ocean? Avenue, District 124, Ocean. Monmouth Co., New Jersey
Emma Hoey, head, Feb 1858, 42, b Pennsylvania, widow, 3 children with 2 surviving
John S. Hoey, son, Jan 1891, 9, b North Carolina
Josephine Hoey, daughter, Jan 1894, 6, b New Jersey
Kittie ?Wells?, servant, Jun 1879, 23, b Massachusetts, cook

1901: The Hollywood Estate, home of the Hoey family in Long Branch, Monmouth Co., New Jersey sold for $211,000 by trustees.

February 1902: Son William Hoey commits suicide in New Rochelle, NY.

November-December 1902: Daughter Josephine (nee Hoey) Hone performs in "The Stubborness of Geraldine" at Garrick Theatre, 67 W 35th St, New York, NY.

18 August 1907: Son George Hoey dies in Brooklyn, NY.

19 August 1907: Son Frederick C. Hoey marries Elsie Louise Ferguson. Living in West End, NJ.

1910 Federal Census: 88 Second Avenue, District 79, Long Branch Ward 1, Monmouth Co., New Jersey
Josephine [sic] Hoey, boarder, 46, b Pennsylvania, widow, 3 children with 2 surviving, none
John S. Hoey, boarder, 19, b North Carolina, student
Josephine Hoey, boarder, 15, b New Jersey, none

1 June 1917: Grandson John Shaw Hoey registers for the WWI draft in Franklin Co., New York. He was born 23 January 1891 in Kittrell, North Carolina. He lives at 54 Park Avenue, Saranac Lake, New York. He is unemployed but was last employed as a lawyer for Elliott and Herbert in Columbia, South Carolina. He is stricken with tuberculosis. He is tall and with a slender build and had brown eyes and hair. Note on record "died since June 5."

3 July 1917: Grandson John Shaw Hoey dies at Saranac Lake, New York.
New York Times Obituary-4 July 1917
HOEY-At Saranac Lake, NY, July 3, 1917, John L.[sic] Hoey, in his 26th year, dearly beloved son of Emma and the late John L.[sic] Hoey. Interment at Laurel Hill, Philadelphia, Penn.

1920 Federal Census: 53 Main Street, District 92, Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., New York
Mrs. Emma Hoey, roomer, 65, b Pennsylvania, widow, TB patient

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Josephine Shaw Hoey (Oct 1863)
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York

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