http://mctiernan.com/McTsch.htm     as of 5-5-2015
The Founder of The McTernan School, Waterbury, CT
The known family structure for Charles C. McTernan who founded The McTernan School in Waterbury, CT in 1912.
A later name of the school was St. Margaret-McTernan School now named The Chase Collegiate School
This McTernan family immigrated from Co Leitrim, Ireland
James McTernan   =   Alice or Mary
Co Leitrim                                      
Patrick McTernan *                   =        Aurelia Clapp, nee Allen
12-25-1829--8-5-1883                              1-1816--7-23-1900  b. Sumner, ME
Co Leitrim                                                                               
Charles*
1-1839-
-1916
Ireland

John Henry McTernan  =  Elizabeth Huckle
5-23-1855--1919  MA             1856   England
Sarah Agnes
Clinton
2-12-1857--2-17-1919 MA
Catherine
7-9-1859-
MA
Patrick H.
1863-

Jessie E.
10-1891-- MA
Clara Lee (2nd)     =    Charles C.   =       Isabel E. Winn (1st)
3-19-1899--4-1982  5-4-1882--5-25-1967 MA   1884--1930  MA        
Nilla G
Bock
1885-
1964
Harry H
1891-
-1960
Percey R
1892-
-1942




Dr. John Winn
1912--1994
Richard B.
1917- 1935
Donald         =          Nelly Guerin
12-15-1919--8-29-2002         1925-- 10-14-2004

Sally
1926-
-1934
Annie
-1959
James
-1959






Regina  Bellier
8-1947--
Patricia
-1948

Angeline Lequand
1951-



Joe
Earl
1905-







Maureen
6-5-1971-

Caroline (Louve)
6-6-1975-
Sabine
1-12-1982-
Anne-Laure
1980-1981

Frederic
Lequand
1985-
Oliver
Lequand
1988-



Joseph






Antone
Lefranco
11-22-2002-
Marie
Renard
2-12-2001-
Gaby
Renard
8-4-2004-












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* = immigrant, above dates are birthdates or years with a - means birth - death.  dtate of birth may be next to date.  Surnames are usually McTernan but check the surname above the individual. Clara Lee was Charles' second wife. Charles' three sons were by his first wife Isabel Winn

Charles was a bachelor and died in Walpole, MA in 1916 living with his neice Sarah Agnes Clinton, nee McTernan and her husband Hugh Clinton, 6-1855--1923, along with their 3 children. Hugh and Sarah Clinton were married in MA in 1882.  Charles was buried at the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery in Foxbourgh, MA. His brother, the immigrant Patrick McTernan and his wife Aurelia Clapp, nee Allen were married in Foxbourgh on 3-21-1852.  Patrick's naturalization was at USCC in Boston on 5-7-1855 which papers listed Co Leitrim as their residence in Ireland.  Immigration date arrival in Boston 8-10-1849.

Photo at left is of Aurelia McTernan, nee Clapp, nee Allen, 1816--1900, born in Maine who was the wife of Patrick McTernan, 1827--1883

John Henry McTernan, 1855--1919, born in MA married Elizabeth Huckle in Foxborough, MA on 11-24-1880.

Frederick Chase of Waterbury, CT hired Charles to tutor his sons. Frederick Chase was a manufacturer of brass goods... must have owned a factory in Waterbury or thereabouts with a huge house on 165 Grove Street with lot of servants. He did have two sons: Augustus 13 and Edmond 12.

Charles McTernan on the 1900 Foxboro, Norfolk Co. MA census is unmarried at this time, only 18, born May, 4, 1882, in MA. His father: John Henry, 45 years old is a farmer born in MA. John Henry's father, Patrick was born in Co Leitrim, Ireland. John Henry's wife Eliza Huckle, 44, born April 1856, in England, came to U.S. in 1866. Their other child was a female,  Jessie E. born Oct. 1891, 8 yrs old in 1900. born in MA. John H. McTernan's mother and sister lived with them.

The 1910 census shows Charles McTernan and his wife. He was a teacher (Concord School?) on Wood street, Concord, County of Middlesex, MA. He was 27 years old. Charles' mother was born in England and his father, John Henry was born in MA. Charles' Occupation - teacher in private school-Concord School. His wife's name was Isabel Winn.  Dr. John Winn McTernan, PhD took her family name as a middle name. 

The 1920 census for Waterbury, CT had the family living at 106 Columbia Blvd, Waterbury, CT.  Charles McTernan born in Massachusetts  and was a principal in private school.  The 1930 Census finds them in the same house on Columbia Blvd., Waterbury, CT. The value of the  house $25,000 and they owned a radio

Charles McT was married twice, his first wife, Isabel Winn died in 1930....he remarried a woman named Clara Lee who was very active in providing a birth control clinic to the women of Waterbury. Clarra Lee, the second wife of Charles was born on 3-19-1899 and died April 1982 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York. The following link will give you some history of her involvement with the clinic plus it tells about her marriage to Charles McTernan.  He was 17 years her senior.

http://books.google.com/books?id=DImjEIIZTgsC&lpg=PA52&dq=clara%20mcternan&pg=PA52#v=onepage&q=clara%20mcternan&f=false

Also, looks like the Chase family and the McTernans were friends for a very long time because two of the Chase daughters were also involved in setting up the clinic.  There was opposition to it from the Catholic Church in Waterbury.

Dr. John Winn McTernan settled in Sounderland, Bennington Co, Vermont with his wife Shirley McTernan, nee Hoisington and passed away there.  John enlisted in the US Army on 8-19-1942 or 10-17-1941 for the duration of the war.  In the early 1970s, John gave the last Commencement Address to the graduating class of The McTernan School before they merged with St. Margaret's School the following year.

Donald McTenan, 12-15-1919--8-29-2002 died in France CT SS # 040-24-4430.  Donald married Nellie Guerin from France and moved back to America but then in a few years they moved back to France and had three daughters, Regina, Patricia and Angelina.  Dr. Reginia Bellier, nee McTernan, MD  is a doctor and married to Jacques Bellier.  Angeline Lequand is a nurse, married and has two sons noted above. Caroline or Louve as she is known has two children noted above.

Jacques & Regina Bellier     Regina Bellier was born in CT and a US citizen.  Her sister Angelina Lequand was born in France and is a US citizen
4 Chemin De  Gerville
Gerville, France 76700

Aurelia Clapp 10-28-1848- born in MA was 1 of 4 siblings that were the children  of  the widow Aurelia McTernan, nee Clapp, nee Allen  1-1816--7-23-1900  b. Sumner, ME

Patrick and Aurelia had a fifth child James W. McTernan 12-29-1853--11-17-1865, who died at the age of 12, born in MA
Nellie G. Bock, nee Clinton 1885--1964, married Adam C. Bock, --1958.
Harry H. Clinton, 1891--1960,  married Edith Kelly, 1895--, and had one child that died at 12 years of age.
Percey R Clinton, 1892--1942, had two children, Annie Clinton, --1959, and James Clinton, --1959.

DNA Impact Summery:   the only hope for the McTernan School family to match a DNA group is to find a descendent of Patrick H. McTernan, 1863--, or to link by a paper trail connection to one of the DNA testers at http://mctiernan.com/dnatest.htm   Waiting to find the townland in Co Leitrim, Ireland where the McTernan School family originated.

Note:  In the MA 1855 census there is a Michael McTernan, born in Ireland in 1828 that is living with the above Patrick McTernan, 1829--1883.  There is a possibility that this Michael is the immigrant son of James McTernan of the Norwood, MA McTernan family as both this family and the Norwood McTernan family lived in Foxbourgh, MA for a time.  The Norwood family is at http://mctiernan.com/McTNorwood.htm