James Walz1

M

Family: Anna Haughey b. 10 Mar 1896, d. May 1987

Citations

  1. [S166] Chicago Daily News, November 7, 1934, Page 35.
  2. [S1161] Chicago Tribune, October 13, 1949.

Unknown Warner

M

Family: Nell O'Laughlin b. Aug 1885

Robert Watson

M, b. 3 January 1904, d. 10 June 1952
  • Birth*: Robert was born on 3 January 1904.
  • Marriage*: He married Hazel M. Nicholson circa 1936.
  • Death*: Robert died on 10 June 1952 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 48.
    Watson - Robert Watson, beloved husband of Hazel, nee Nicholson; loving father of Robert E., and Lawrence W., brother of Hayes and Lawrence. Funeral Saturday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. from funeral home, 3246 Jackson blvd., to Our Lady of Sorrows church. Interment Mount Carmel. Member of Brophy post, No. 195, American Legion. Kedzie 3-2304.
    Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1952, page N11..1
  • Funeral: He received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 14 June 1952 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1
  • Burial*: His body was interred on 14 June 1952 at Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Mount Carmel Cemetery.1

Family: Hazel M. Nicholson b. 1904, d. 30 Mar 1961

Citations

  1. [S1313] Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1952, page N11, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, accessed February 11, 2011.

Robert Edward Watson

M, b. 14 June 1937, d. 23 January 2009

Robert E. Watson, 1993
  • Birth*: Robert was born at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 14 June 1937.
  • Death*: He died on 23 January 2009 at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 71. Funeral mass for Robert “Doc” Watson 71 is 11 AM. Friday at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 PM. at the Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Ave. (2 blocks west of Rt. 45 on Rt. 176) Mundelein. He was born June 14, 1937 in Chicago and died Friday January 23, 2009 at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In 1956 Doc graduated from St. Phillips High School in Chicago. He earned his PHB from DePaul University, his MBA from Loyola University in Administration and Statistics and his PHD from Loyola in Research Design and a minor in Computer Science. He taught and was also Principal at St. Mary’s Grade School in Buffalo Grove, Assistant Principal at Carmel Catholic High School for 8 years then went back to the classroom and taught math at Carmel for more than 30 years. At the same time Doc taught statistics at the graduate and undergraduate level at Loyola University and National Lewis University for more than 20 years. He was also a former minor league baseball player in the St. Louis Brown organization. His passion in life was the kids he taught at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein and his dogs Nellie, Annie and Willow. He was an avid reader and puzzler. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time at Fred’s Diner in Grayslake with his friends. He is survived by his brother Lawrence W. Watson and his former sister in-law Elaine Beaudoin. In lieu of flowers memorials to Carmel Catholic High School 1 Carmel Parkway Mundelein, IL. 60060 or Save-A-Pet 31664 N. Fairfield Rd. Grayslake, IL. 60030. For information visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.

    Chicago Sun Times, January 26, 2009
    Robert "Doc" Watson Watson, Robert "Doc" 71, beloved brother of Lawrence W., former brother in-law of Elaine Beaudoin. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Ave. (2 blocks west of Rt. 45 on Rt. 176) Mundelein. Mass of the Resurrection 11 a.m. Friday at St. Gilbert's Catholic Church, Grayslake. In lieu of flowers memorials to Carmel Catholic High School, 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060 or Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. For information visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.
    Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - January 30, 2009
    Deceased Name: Robert "Doc" Watson: Carmel math teacher was 'old school'
    A longtime math teacher and department chairman at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein has died.
    Robert "Doc" Watson was known as an old school math teacher whose insistence on students documenting their work in solving problems, made him memorable both with his young mathematicians and his colleagues. He died Friday at age 71.
    His career spanned more than 30 years at the high school.
    Mr. Watson first taught math at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove from the late 1960s through 1974, where he was instrumental in firming up its math curriculum.
    That same year, Mr. Watson moved to Carmel, teaching for 15 years in the former Carmel High School for Boys. When it merged in 1989 with its counterpart, Carmel High School for Girls, Mr. Watson became the math department head.
    "He was old school and somewhat gruff, but he had a heart of gold," says his colleague Jane Conarchy. "He loved his students."
    Laura Middaugh, a new math teacher in the department at the time, came to appreciate his years of experience in the classroom and overall support.
    "He truly loved his subject matter and loved to find problems with twists in them to make people think," says Middaugh. "He had a fascinating mind and had amazing insights to quantitative issues both in and out of the classroom."
    Students, however, were wary of him at first.
    "He was very strict and somewhat stern, but once you got to know him, you realized he was there for you," says one of his former students, Kevin Kristan. "He wanted you to learn."
    Another former student, Damontae January of Waukegan, still remembers the 23-step proof Mr. Watson made his students learn.
    Mr. Watson, who lived in Grayslake, taught everything from algebra and geometry to upper levels of calculus before he was head of the math department for eight years.
    He ultimately returned to his true love of teaching before retiring five years ago.
    A 1998 Carmel graduate, Stephanie Kane regularly kept in touch with her former teacher throughout college. She vividly remembers his classroom, filled with collages of his former students.
    "His passion for learning, his commitment to mentoring young people and his appreciation for life and laughter motivate me to this day," Kane says.
    Mr. Watson is survived by one brother, Lawrence, of Chicago.
    Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kristan Funeral Home, 219 W. Maple Ave. in Mundelein before an 11 a.m. funeral Mass Friday at St. Gilbert's Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake.
    Robert "Doc" WatsonEdition: L2
    Page: 12
    Copyright (c) 2009 Daily Herald.1,2
  • Burial: He was buried in February 2009; Bob was cremated and his ashes were taken by Larry Watson to be kept until his dog, Willow, dies. Bob has asked that his ashes, those of his three dogs, Annie, Nellie and Willow be buried together.3
  • Anecdote*: Elaine Beaudoin was a reader at Robert Watson's funeral mass on February 6, 2009. She read the second reading from the Phil 4, 4-9.
    Farewell,
    I wish you all joy in the Lord;
    I will say it again: all joy be yours!
    Let your generosity be clear to all.
    And now, my family and friends,
    All that is true, all that is noble,
    All that is just and pure,
    All that is loveable and gracious,
    Whatever is excellent and admirable
    Fill your thoughts with these things.
    The lessons I have taught you,
    The traditions I have passed on,
    All that you heard me say or saw me do,
    Put into practice;
    And the God of Love will be with you.
    The Word of the Lord.3
  • Rcfuneral*: He was buried from on 6 February 2009 at St. Gilbert Church, Grayslake, Lake County, Illinois, USA.2

Citations

  1. [S893] Robert E. Watson, Kristan Funeral Home Obituary, Accessed January 25, 2009.
  2. [S923] Daily Herald, January 30, 2009, page 12, www.genealogybank.com, accessed May 11, 2009.
  3. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Richard E. Wawrzyniak1

M, b. 26 January 1913, d. 9 February 1992
  • Birth*: Richard E. Wawrzyniak was born on 26 January 1913.2
  • Marriage*: He married Julia Czaplak before 1939. Marriage date based on date of oldest child's birth.3
  • Death*: Richard E. Wawrzyniak died on 9 February 1992 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 79.2

Family: Julia Czaplak b. 13 Feb 1913, d. 26 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. [S972] Robert E. Kenney and Euginia M. Wawrzyniak wedding invitation, July 16, 1966 Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  2. [S309] US Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb.org, accessed October 31, 2010, Richard E. Wawrzyniak.
  3. [S1270] Julia H. Wawrzyniak, Memorial Card, October 26, 2010 Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  4. [S1271] Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2010, www.legacy.com, accessed October 31, 2010.

Richard H. Wawrzyniak1

M, b. 15 August 1939, d. 23 April 2000
  • Birth*: Richard H. Wawrzyniak was born on 15 August 1939.1,2
  • Death*: He died on 23 April 2000 at age 60.2

Citations

  1. [S1271] Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2010, www.legacy.com, accessed October 31, 2010.
  2. [S309] US Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, Ancestry.com, Rootsweb.org, accessed October 31, 2010, Richard H. Wawrzyniak.

Joseph Weber1

M, d. after 1915

Family: Margaret Niederehe b. c 1854, d. a 1915

Citations

  1. [S1240] Germany Marriages, 1558-1929, online FamilySearch.org, Joseph Weber-Margaret Niederehe Marriage, July 17, 1880, Accessed October 2, 2010.
  2. [S1737] Probate Court of Cook County #24244 (Doc. 149, page 433), Proof of Heirship, Barbara Niederehe deposition, April 1, 1915, 4 pages.

Margaret Welsch

F, b. 1825, d. 20 September 1890
  • Birth*: Margaret was born at Ireland in 1825.1
  • Birth: She was born in 1830 at Ireland.2
  • Married Name: As of circa 1853,her married name was Connor.
  • Marriage*: She married Patrick Connor circa 1853. Date estimated based on the birth of the first child..
  • Census1860*: Margaret, James, Bridget and Edward was listed as a household member living with Patrick Connor on the 1870 Census at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Residence*: She resided at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, on 15 June 1880.3
  • Death*: Margaret died on 20 September 1890 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.1,4,5
  • Funeral: She received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 22 September 1890 at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 22 September 1890 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery. Evanston Index, September 29, 1890, page 2

    Mrs. Margaret Connor
    The remains of Mrs. Margaret Connor, who was killed by a train last Saturday were laid to rest at Calvary Monday morning. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church, Fathers Donahue, Conway and Tonissi officiating. Father Conway spoke feelingly of the loss sustained, not alone by the church, but by the entire community, in the death of Mrs. Connor. She had, he said, been one of the pillars of the church since its inception, thirty-seven years ago. At service last Sunday morning he had remarked the fact that her place was empty for the first time within his recollection. She had been a hard working woman, burdened with the care of a family, her husband having been an invalid for ten years prior his death. She had been faithful over a few things and had now gone to be made ruler over many things.
    The church was filled with those gathered to pay respect to her memory and many beautiful floral pieces were presented. The body was carried from the church by Messrs. Mathew Larkin, P. O'Neil, George Kearney, William Currey, Mathew O'Connor, and William Devine. It was taken to its last resting place in Calvary Cemetery.


    The Evanston Review, September 20, 1890, page 5

    A Shocking Accident
    At 8:30 this morning, Mrs. Margaret Connor, well know to all old Evanstonians, was struck and instantly killed by a train on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad at Grove street and Benson avenue. Mrs. Connor had just left St. Mary's Church, where she had been attending mass. Going down Maple avenue to Grove street she started over town. At the Benson avenue crossing she found the railroad guard gates down, but as a Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul train going south had just passed, she supposed the gates had been lowered for that, and that the gateman had been slow in raising them. She walked around the guard and started across the Northwestern tracks, not noticing a train coming at full speed from the north. The gateman saw her peril and rang his alarmbell as loudly as possible, but before she could get across the train was upon her. The cow-catcher struck her, throwing her forty or fifty feet, breaking her neck and arm, bruising her in a shocking manner, and killing her instantly. In an incredibly short space of time a crowd had gathered, and loving hands bore all that was mortal of the poor woman to Hebblethwaite's undertaking establishment. The coroner was immediately notified, and an inquest will probably be held this afternoon. No fault can be attached to the gateman for the accident, as his gates were down and his warning bell sounding.

    Mrs. Margaret Connor was the widow of Patrick Connor. She was born in County Wexford, Ireland, sixty-five years ago. For the past thirty-five years her home has been in Evanston, where she had lived, loved and respected by all with whom she came in contact. She leaves four children, James, John L., Edward F., and Bridget, all of whom are grown.

    Mrs. Connor was a faithful and conscientious christian woman, indefatigable in her attendance on divine service, true alike to her God and her church. In speaking of her this morning Father Conway said: "Too much cannot be said of her christian character. She was one of the founders of our church and has been untiring in her efforts to keep up its standard. Unflagging in her devotion, she was a constant attendant on all services and was at mass but ten minutes before her sad death. She was scrupulously honest and outspoken, disdaining subterfuge, but always kindly spoken and thoughtful of the feelings of others."

    High mass will be celebrated by Fathers Conway and Donahue at St. Mary's Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the remains will be taken to Calvary Cemetery for interment by carriage..6
  • Note*: She A coroner's inquest report regarding the death of Margaret Connor is located in volume 22, page 185. Inquest records are held at the IRAD, Northeastern Illinois University Library. on 23 September 1890.4
  • Biography*: Inquest no. 7806, upon the body of Margaret Connor at 616 Davis St. in the Evanston. County of Cook, State of Illinois, on the 20th and 23rd days of Sept. A. D. 1890. Verdict: The said Margaret Connor now lying dead at Calvary in said City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Ills. came to her death on the 20th day of Sept. A. D. 1890 near Benson ave. on C and N. W. Ry tracks from shock and injuries rec'd by being struck by Passenger Engine #100 drawing passenger train #1 belonging to the C and N. W. Ry Co. on their tracks at the Benson ave Street crossing, Evanston Ills. Sept 20th 1890
    Witness: J. L. Connor, S. Evanston, Carpenter. There were eight other witnesses also.5
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog
    on 1 April 2010.7

Family: Patrick Connor b. c 21 Dec 1823, d. 28 Mar 1880

Citations

  1. [S228] The Evanston Review, September 20, 1890.
  2. [S973] 1860 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, Page 29, line 18, Ancestry.com, accessed August 5, 2009.
  3. [S530] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, ED218, page 306C, line 34, MF#1254201 Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S942] Cook County Coroner's Inquest Record Index, 1872-1911, online http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/…, Margaret Connor, vol. 22, page 185.
  5. [S947] Connor, Margaret, Inquest Report, Cook County Inquest no 7806, Chicago, Illinois, vol. 22, page 185.
  6. [S225] Margaret Connor Grave card, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Lot 44, Bl 11, Sect N.
  7. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Lillian Wessolick1,2

F, b. 7 December 1893, d. 26 February 1964

Lillian Wessolick Rohloff Gravestone, Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois
Photograph by Picasa 2.6

Family: William Herman Martin Rohloff b. 30 Sep 1893, d. 13 Nov 1954

Citations

  1. [S1034] Lillian Rohloff, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  2. [S1000] Cara McIntyre Batke, "Batke Genealogy Data," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, November 13, 2006.
  3. [S1064] Lilie Wesoleck, Illinois Return of a Birth no. 18716, FHL #1287952 (January 6, 1894).
  4. [S1007] 1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Maine, Washington, DC, ED 2200, Page 10B, Ancestry.com, accessed November 18, 2006.
  5. [S1224] Rohloff-Wessolick Marriage License: Family Search, accessed September 11, 2010, Collection: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.
  6. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Russell A. Rohloff, accessed November 18, 2006.
  7. [S1269] Russell Arthur Edward Rohloff, Illinois affidavit and birth certificate of correction no. 49580, FamilySearch.org, accessed October 18, 2010 (June 14, 1957).
  8. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Arthur W. Rohloff, accessed November 18, 2006.
  9. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, George W. Rohloff, accessed November 18, 2006.
  10. [S1052] Mary Wessolick, Illinois Coroner's Certificate of Death, FHL #1953840.
  11. [S1050] Chicago Tribune, February 27, 1964, page D12, Accessed, December 1, 2006, ProQuest.

Michael Wessolick1

M, b. circa 1850, d. 8 June 1919

Family: Mary Scuncuss b. 23 Apr 1855, d. 4 Oct 1942

Citations

  1. [S1034] Lillian Rohloff, Illinois Medical Certificate of Death.
  2. [S1054] Michael Wesolick, Illinois Death Certificate, FHL #1852773.
  3. [S1064] Lilie Wesoleck, Illinois Return of a Birth no. 18716, FHL #1287952 (January 6, 1894).
  4. [S1052] Mary Wessolick, Illinois Coroner's Certificate of Death, FHL #1953840.