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1880 Timothy O'Connell Dry Goods Advertising Trade Card, Newburyport MA


This is a beautiful and bright yellow lithographed printed millinery trade card for the business of Irish immigrant Timothy O'Connell. He was the founder of a successful dry good, milliner, and or hatter business in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He also is listed as making "Hoop Skirts" in the US census.

The definition of a milliner is one who makes, designs and manufactures women's hats and other related articles to millinery. A person engaged in this trade is called a milliner or hatterThis occupation was first found listed in early sources in the late 1600's. 

Text on advertising trade card reads: "Compliments of T. O'Connell, Dry & Fancy Goods and Millinery, 9 Pleasant St, Newburyport, Mass." It was printed by Bufford's Boston, a well known printing house. You can see their mark in very small letters printed under the advertising script.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Timothy O’Connell was born Jun 6 1839 in County Cork, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1854 and settled in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, becoming Newburyport's most successful fancy goods, dry goods and millinery dealers.

Publication Title: Newburyport, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1873
T. O'Connell in the U.S. City Directories 1822-1995
Residence Year: 1873
Street address: 9 Pleasant St.
Residence Place: Newburyport, Massachusetts

Timothy O'Connell in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date:  Nov 25, 1874
Marriage Place: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Mary Ann Hally O'Connell
(Also seen spelled as Halley)

Timothy Oconnell in United States Census 1910
Event Place: Newburyport Ward 3, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age: 71
Marital Status: Married
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Birthplace: Ireland
Immigration Year: 1855
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Household Age Birthplace:
Timothy Oconnell, Head M 71 Ireland
Mary A Oconnell, Wife F 60 Ireland
George H Oconnell, Son M 32 Massachusetts
Mary T Oconnell, Daughter F 27 Massachusetts
Agnes J Oconnell, Daughter F 25 Massachusetts
Patrick T Oconnell, Son M 21 Massachusetts

     In the 1880's Newburyport, Mass was a very busy and bustling New England seaport town, with many new businesses and wealth. This is Timothy O'Connell's personally printed advertising business card, and a great piece of early Newburyport history. It's a beautiful piece, found in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 

Size: 4.5 x 3 inches
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