Crowley Clan News from Around the World

Traci Callister, Oak City, UT: ( I am looking for information on Michael and Amelia (Emma) Hurley Crowley. Amelia came to the USA from Ireland in the late 1840's or early 50's with her parents Patrick and Elizabeth Hurley. They settled in the St. Paul, Minnesota area. Amelia came west with Michael Crowley. I don't know when they were married. All of Michael and Amelia's children eventually ended up in Utah with the exception of their oldest son James whom we lose after the 1880 census. Their children were James, born 1859 in Illinois, Hannah born 1862 in Illinois, Elizabeth born about 1868 in Marion County, Iowa and my great grandfather Michael born 1870 Clinton County, Missouri. Michael married Rosetta Potter in Ogden, Utah and he was a miner in Park City, Utah. Michael was killed in a mine explosion in Park City, Utah. He was a hero in that tragic accident saving others before he lost his own life.

Mary Fran Crowley, Indianapolis, IN: ( My great grandfather was Peter Crowley from Cleveland, Ohio. He was either one of seven brothers or the father of seven who were captains of freighters on the Great Lakes. My grandfather Joseph Neil Crowley died in July 1949 in Toledo, Ohio. I know one family first name is Cornelius. I think the story goes that the seven were all captains, and my grandfather Joseph was the youngest and the shortest. He couldn't see over the top of the wheel so took up another career! What stories!

Joann Crowley Beers, Lodi, Wisconsin: My father, Patrick Joseph Crowley (known as Joseph Bernard Crowley) was the son of Daniel Crowley and Catherine Collins. They Came to Avoca, Minnesota, part of a Bishop Ireland settlement shortly before he was born in 1889. He was the only family member born in the U.S. Their roots were in Bandon and Monkstown in Cork.
I notice the 2007 reunion and am considering the possibility of going to it. I have never traveled to Ireland, but have often thought about it.

Amanda Corbett, Dunmanway, Republic of Ireland: We've been very busy in our little Heritage Centre. We've redecorated and also gone "online" with a broadband connection. It's been a boon. We can serve our public so much better. The only trouble is that we are now training all our volunteers to use the internet. We are located in the Main Street opposite the Bank of Ireland, between the Supervalu store and the Eurospar Store. Our phone number is 023/56508 and our new email is We are still busy assembling the material for our exhibition on local castles including the Crowley Castle and we hope to attract the local children. We've got a special section devoted to the local myths and legends attached to our local castles. We hope people enjoy it. We've had a steady stream of Crowley family members looking for their roots and we always direct them to your brilliant site. Usually they've heard of it and they promise to visit it.

Tom Crowley, Council Bluffs, IA: It has been way too long since our last clan gathering. A wedding in the family kept us from attending the last one. My brother John and his bride-to-be at the time set a wedding date without consulting with his family. Some nerve, huh?! John made up for our disappointment by having the groom’s dinner in a nice Irish pub in Minneapolis. A few songs and pints of Guinness helped to ease the regret of not attending the reunion! It took a little bit more for dad (Clem).

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain