We know that Emily Josephine Heaviside’s three brothers, William, Henry and John, also emigrated to New York and were policemen in the New York Municipal Police Department. William was the first in 1860, he petitioned for Naturalization on September 8, 1870. Henry was next, coming in 1863. He petitioned for Naturalization October 20, 1868 at the time living at 7 Madison Street. He was not Naturalized until 10 years later on September 10, 1878. The witness to his becoming a citizen on that date was his brother-in-law Simon Dunn. John was third to emigrate in 1872. I am unable to find his Naturalization information. In the 1870 census, Henry was living with Simon and Emily Dunn. In the 1880 census, John was living with Henry and his family. In the 1878 New York City Directory, Henry was living at 7 Madison Street.
In 1880, Henry Pearcy Heaviside was living at 63 Catharine Street. Henry married Mary Corrigan in 1872. They had their first child John Burrows Heaviside in July of 1873. They would have Mary in October 1883; Henry P. Junior in April of 1891 and Frederick J. in March of 1893.
In the 1900 Federal Census when Henry is living at 48 St. Marks Place in Brooklyn. He is still a policeman and is 55 years old. His wife Mary is 44, born in May of 1856. Henry claims he emigrated in 1855. His son John Burrows is 26 and a book keeper; Mary is 16 and works as a stenographer. John Heaviside has left the police department and now sells furniture at 84 Atlantic avenue in Brooklyn in the late 1880’s early 1890’s. John Heaviside of 84 Atlantic Avenue died at age 57 on March 23, 1892. We do know that Henry Heaviside purchased a plot in Calvary cemetery on January 18, 1883. We do know that on that same date, a Patrolman named William Heaviside died from an infection in his hand caused by a bite sustained while on duty.
Patrolman William Heaviside died January 18 1883 from an infection he contracted after being bitten by a sick person he was attempting to aid. On February 8, 1882, Patrolman Heaviside was called to the corner of James Street and Cherry Street, in Manhattan, to aid a person having a seizure. While attending to and aiding the person, Patrolman Heaviside was bitten on the right hand. The hand became infected and swollen soon after. As time passed, the infection got worse and doctors informed Patrolman Heaviside that he was have to have his hand amputated. Patrolman Heaviside refused to have the surgery and died 11 months after being bitten. Patrolman Heaviside was assigned to the 4th Precinct, which is the present day 1st Precinct.
Henry P. Heaviside died April 14, 1908 and was buried in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery. Of the four Heavisides who emigrated from Ireland, only Emily Josephine Heaviside Dunn survives past 1908. She will pass away on November 11, 1914 in the Bronx. She is buried in the Heaviside plot, alongside her husband. Later, in 1927, both Simon and Emily will be removed from the Heaviside plot and reinterred in a plot purchased by Christopher Dunn, their oldest child.
In the next section, I will trace the descendants of Henry Pearcy Heaviside and Mary Colligan.