Martin Reddy

Birth Name Martin Reddy
Gender male
Age at Death 51 years, 1 month, 28 days


According to the Irish Times website, the name Reddy is a form of the surname Roddy, and is commonest in County Kilkenny.

On his 1900 Census, Martin Reddy said he arrived in the United States in 1873. No record of this trip was found in the index at Castle Garden, but if Martin made a later trip, then this might be him: a Martin Ready, 24, laborer, arrived at Castle Garden on 19 May 1879, aboard the ship the Republic, which left from Liverpool and Queenstown. The age matches Martin's.

He was in Cleveland by 1879 or so for sure, since his 1900 Census and the age of their oldest child point to a marriage by that date.

Ths is the listing for Martin and Mary's marriage in the Cuyahoga County Marriage index. The volume includes dates between Sept 1878 and Feb 1880, which would agree with all their other information.

Martin worked as a laborer and then as a watchman before becoming a patrolman for the City of Cleveland. He had retired by 1900.

Martin and Mary Reddy seem to have lived in the same home, or at least on the same street, for the entire time they are on the Cleveland records. Orlando St. became E. 95th St after the reorganization of Cleveland street names in 1905. Sandusky Ave retained its name. In 1882 the Reddys were on Orlando St, and in 1914 Mary was still living on E. 95th when she died.

Censuses and other information:

1880 Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Series T9, Roll 1008, Page 289D
on Orlando St, no house number given


Martin in the Cleveland City Directories at

1882 Reddy Martin Orlando, nr Sandusky
1883 Ready Martin laborer Orlando, nr Sandusky
1884 Ready Martin laborer Orlando, nr Way
1886 Reddy Martin watchman Orlando, nr Sandusky
1888 Reddy Martin patrolman Sandusky, cor Orlando
1889 Reddy Martin patrolman Orlando, nr Sandusky
1891 Reddy Martin patrolman Orlando, east side, 2nd house south of Sandusky
1896 Reddy Martin patrolman 13 Orlando
1897 Reddy Martin patrolman 13 Orlando
1898 Reddy Martin patrolman 13 Orlando
1899 Reddy Martin patrolman 13 Orlando
1900 Reddy Martin patrolman 13 Orlando

1900; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 26, Cuyahoga, Ohio;
Roll T623_1257; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 135.
at 13 Orlando St.

Martin Reddy 43, Nov 1856, Married 21 years, IRE IRE IRE, arrived 1873, Naturalized, retired policeman
Mary Reddy 45, Sep 1854, Married 21 years, IRE IRE IRE, arrived 1873, 6 children, 6 alive,
Micheal Reddy 19, Oct 1880, OH, laborer, steel mill
Thomas Reddy 18, Nov 1881, OH, roller's helper
Nora Reddy 17, Aug 1882, OH, telephone operator
Mary Reddy 15, Nov 1884, OH
Martin Reddy 12, Dec 1887, OH
Annie Reddy 8, Mar 1891, OH


Id#: 0290315
Name: Reddy, Martin
Date: 1907
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #067.
Notes: 1855 - 1907. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth November 1856 Ireland   1a
Death December 29, 1907 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   2 3a
Event Note

Record of Deaths, Cuyahoga County
December 29, 1907
Martin Reddy
55, white, male, married
of cardiac failure and pneumonia, duration 6 days
born in Ireland, parents also
at his residence, 3743 East 95th, ward 18
buried: Calvary



Family of Martin Reddy and Mary McNamara

Married Wife Mary McNamara ( b. November 9, 1857 d. January 31, 1914 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 27, 1878 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   4
Event Note

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
Name: Martin Reddy
Spouse's Name: Mary Mcnamara
Event Date: 27 Nov 1878
Event Place: Cuyahoga,Ohio

"Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Martin Reddy and Mary Mcnamara, 27 Nov 1878; citing Cuyahoga,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0877920 V. 22-23.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Michael Joseph ReddyOctober 3, 1879April 27, 1945
Thomas ReddyFebruary 3, 1881September 20, 1944
Nora J. ReddyAugust 1882about October 6, 1963
Mary ReddyNovember 1884September 2, 1966
Martin ReddyDecember 28, 1887March 15, 1934
Ann ReddyMarch 1891October 21, 1974

Source References

  1. 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 18, ED 70, sheet 6, family 133
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 Feb 2014), Jas Mcaney in household of Lizzie Welch, Precinct D Cleveland City Ward 18, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet , family 133, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241254.

  2. Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland News Index and Necrology File
  3. Ohio County Death Records, 1840-2001
      • Page: Martin Reddy, Cuyahoga Co, December 29, 1907
      • Citation:

        "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), Martin Reddy, 29 Dec 1907; citing Death, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, source ID item 1, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,977,542.

  4. Cuyahoga County Marriage Index