Michael Harwood, 1922, Newburgh, Cleveland

Michael Harwood, 1922

Michael Harwood, 1922

This website includes a picture of the 1922 second grade class at Holy Name Parish on Broadway on the southeast side of Cleveland. My mother was in that class and identified most of the children in the picture. She identified the third young man from our right in the front row as Michael Harwood. There was a Michael Harwood living in the area, described below, who is probably him.

Michael Harwood

These articles are easy when someone else does all the work. Most of this information comes from the fogarty Family Tree at ancestry.com. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6628763/person/24043099850.

Michael Joseph Harwood was born in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest son of Michael Joseph Harwood and Mary Fogarty. In 1920 the family was living at 7426 Spafford. All five children were in the household: Edward, Elizabeth, Marie, Helen, and Michael. In 1922 the family was at the same address and Michael Sr. was a lieutenant with the police force.

(The Cusick family was next door at 7424 Spafford. Their son James was also in the second grade and is in the picture as well.)

Michael married Elaine Shea about 1943 and they raised a family of five. Michael died in June 2011; his wife Elaine died in 1986. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery.

Michael Harwood's parents

The fogarty Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6628763/person/24043099850 mentioned above says that Mary Fogarty's father's line goes back to a Thomas Edward Fogarty, born in Tipperary Town, Ireland, in 1824. The Harwoods are said to be an Irish family who spent about a generation or so in England. It is a very well done family tree, so I have no reason to doubt the information.


If you are a relative or descendant of Michael Harwood you are welcome to download the class picture and pass it on. If you would like a larger image, with possibly better resolution, contact me.

Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton