- Born: Cir 1889, Glenariff, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
- Marriage: Catherine Durham in 1919 in New York City, New York
- Died: 5 Apr 1928, Queens, New York, New York at age 39
In 1911 Robert is single and living with his parents in Red Bay, Antrim, Northern Ireland ... see general notes on his father, Patrick Harvey for 1911 Irish Census facts.
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Harvey
Ethnicity: Great Britain, British
Last Place of Residence: Glenariff, Ireland
Nearest relative or friend: father, Patrick Harvey, Kilmore, Glenariff
Sailing from: Londonderry on March 23, 1912
Date of Arrival: Apr 01, 1912
Age at Arrival: 23
Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Caledonia
Port of Departure: Londonderry
Manifest Line Number: 0024
The 1920 Federal Census for Manhattan Assembly District 111, New York, New York, District 831 page 291B, dated January 18, 1920 records Robert Harvey (31 - Ireland) with his wife Katherine (30 - Irish Free State) and daughter Anna E. (0/12 - NY) living at 2098 8th Avenue. Robert immigrated in 1912 while Katherine in 1904 [could be 1909]. They were both Naturalized in 1919. Robert is employed as a New York City Policeman.
The 1930 Federal Census for Queens, New York, New York, District 778 page 210A, dated April 5, 1930 records the widow [see notes below from Brian Francis Harvey regarding Robert's death] Catherine Harvey (39 - Irish Free State/Irish Free State/Irish Free State) and children Anna E. (10 - NY), Robert B. (7 - NY), and Mary F. (1 - NY) living at 2804 44th Street. Also in the household is Catherine's single sister, Elizabeth Durham (24 - Irish Free State/Irish Free State/Irish Free State). [Thus, Catherine's maiden name must be Durham] Elizabeth is a Cashier in a Restaurant and the only person in the household who is working. Elizabeth immigrated in 1924 while Catherine in 1914. Catherine reports being married at age 28.
In an email from Brian Francis Harvey dated Nov. 14, 2012:
You have my father's newspaper obits info 5/15/04 on your website. My Father's name is Edmund Patrick Harvey, My Grandfather is Edmund Patrick Harvey & My Great Grandfather is Patrick Harvey married to Mary Harvey Sharpe. My Grandfather was born 12/21/1883.
In your website my Father is listed with his siblings:
Rose, Edmund, Mary, Robert, John, Ellen.
My Grandfather's siblings would be:
George, Robert, Mary, John, Patrick, Edmund, Annie.
Robert who you mentioned is my Grandfathers younger brother who came to NY, joined the Navy & then went on to the NYPD. He died at Bellevue Hospital in NYC 4/5/1928 due to health complications.
The 1940 Federal Census for Manhattan Borough, New York, New York, District 31-2113 page 26154A/B, dated April 2, 1940 records the widow Catherine Harvey (50 - Ireland) with children Anne E. (20 - NY), Robert (17 - NY), and Mary F. (11 - NY) living at 572 West 173rd Street, Apt 14. Also in the household are William Durham (38 - Irish Free State) and Elizabeth Durham (32 - Irish Free State. William is employed as a Policeman at the West 100th St Police Station and Elizabeth is a Cashier in a Restaurant. They are both listed as "-in-law"s. Anne is employed as a Linen Checker at a Hospital.
Robert married Catherine Durham, daughter of William Durham and Mary, in 1919 in New York City, New York. (Catherine Durham was born circa 1886 in County Roscommon, Ireland and died after 1940 in Manhattan, New York, NY.)