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Photo #73557

Last Name: Foley

First Name : Joseph

Middle Name: Davis

Subject's City: Newcastle West

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Subject's County: Limerick

Subject's Country: Ireland

Date: 1851-1900


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Comments: Joseph Davis Foley (Nee: ) | Newcastle West Ireland | 1851-1900 | Comments: Joseph Davis Foley (c1859) was born in Newcastle West, Limerick, to John Hogan Foley (c1817) and Elizabeth Davis who married on 23 Jan 1841. Joseph had 5 siblings whose names were: Daniel Foley, (Baptised 18 Jan 1845), John Foley, (Baptised 23 Feb 1847), Denis Foley, (Baptised 17 Dec 1848), Matthew Foley, (Baptised 6 Oct 1850), Elizabeth Davis Foley, (Born 15 Apr 1857). Joseph immigrated to the US in the late 1880's as did one or two of his brothers. He was an Engineer and the inventor of Foley's Universal Angular Instrument. It was a device for measuring height, distance and degree both on land and at sea. He may have been the Joseph D. Foley, of Troy, NY who was granted a patent in 1912 by the US Patent Office for a Range Finder. His date of death is unknown.

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