Patrick Joseph Quigley (1849–1910) and Helen “Nellie” Agnes Shaw (1852–1919)
Patrick Joseph Quigley was born on 17 January 1849 in Ireland, probably in County Cork. His father was James Quigley; however, his mother’s name is unknown. By 1872, Patrick had married Helen “Nellie” Agnes Shaw. The 1900 census indicates that Patrick immigrated to the United States in 1864. The 1866 and 1867 St. Louis city directories list someone named Patrick Quigley as a car man and as a driver; the 1870 directory lists a carriage driver named Patrick Quigley, but it is uncertain whether this is the correct Patrick Quigley. In 1880, Patrick was living with his wife and children on Chouteau Avenue and was working as a railroad conductor. By 1889, he was a grocer, and he was still a grocer in 1900, living at 2745 Chouteau Avenue. Patrick died on 24 January 1910 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Helen “Nellie” Shaw Quigley apparently shared a birthday with her husband. She was born on 17 January 1852 in England. Her father was Charles Shaw; her mother’s name is unknown. She immigrated to the United States in 1857. The 1880 census lists Nellie as a store keeper. The 1902 and 1903 city directories list her as a grocer, but they also list her and Joseph P. Quigley as having a shoe store called “N. A. Quigley & Son” at 2813 Chouteau. In 1910, she lived at 2815-A Arsenal Street, and at the time of her death she was living at 2837-A Gasconade. She died on 2 January 1919 at St. Anthony’s Hospital and was buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Quigley Family, 21 January 1906
Top Row, left to right: George, Edward, Silas, Joseph, and James
Middle Row: Charles and Harold
Bottom Row, left to right: Patrick, Nellie, Lizzie, Corrine, Helen Shaw Quigley
Photo in the collection of Barbara Quigley
Used with permission
This couple had eleven children, with one daughter who died in infancy, all born in St. Louis. Their ten surviving children were as follows:
Written by Barbara Quigley, great-grandaughter
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