Genevieve L. Colby1,2

F, b. February 1890, d. 5 December 1965
  • Birth*: Genevieve L. Colby was born in February 1890 at Illinois, USA.3
  • (Witness) Census 1900: She appeared on the 1900 census of 4 June 1900 in the household of Francis T. Colby and Rose L. Sullivan at 282 S. Campbell, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.3
  • Residence*: Genevieve L. Colby lived on 22 December 1909 at 6146 Greenwood, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.4
  • (Witness) Census 1910: She appeared on the 1910 census of 4 May 1910 in the household of Rose L. Sullivan at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.5
  • Biography*: Girl Cousin Fails to Save Drowning Maywood Youth: Leonard Sullivan Seized with Cramps While Bathing at South Haven, Mich. -- Theatrical Men Rescuers.

    Leonard Sullivan, the 13 year old son of William R. Sullivan of Maywood, was drowned yesterday at South Haven, Mich., after a girl cousin had made a futile effort to rescue him.
    The girl was Miss Genevieve Colby, the 18 year old daughter of Mrs. Rose L. Colby, 6117 Greenwood avenue. Her father was the late Col. Francis T. Colby of the Seventh regiment. The boy had gone in bathing with her, and when he was seized with cramps she started out after him. When she had almost reached him his head disappeared and she fainted.
    Several theatrical persons were strolling along the beach, and as he saw Miss Colby throw up her hands Hooks Palmer, a singer, plunged into the water with his clothing on. He waded to the girl, but had difficulty in carrying her senseless body to the shore. Two other theatrical men, "Bobbie" Streath and Ray Jackson, plunged into the water in an effort to find the boy's body, and after a long search it was recovered.
    Chicago Tribune, August 30, 1912, page 2.

    Chicago Boy Drowns; Aunt Sinks in Rescue -- Miss Genevieve Colby Saved by Singer While Trying to Aid Nephew.

    Leonard Sullivan, thirteen years old, son of William R. Sullivan of Maywood, superintendent of the Sullivan Oil Company at 413 Wells street, was drowned in the lake at South Haven, Mich., yesterday. But for the promptness and bravery of Hooks Palmer, a Chicago singer, filling an engagement at a South Haven theater, the accident would have resulted in a double tragedy, when Miss Genevieve Colby, aunt of the drowned boy, became unconscious, while swimming about the spot where she had last seen the boy.
    Without waiting to throw of his clothing, Palmer jumped into the heavy surf and went to Miss Colby's assistance. She had gone under when he reached her, but Palmer dived and brought her to the surface.
    He had a hard battle to reach shore with Mis Colby, but finally managed to do so in an exhausted condition, and had to be dragged from the breakers by those on shore.
    The accident occurred only a short time before the arrival of the boy's father, who went to South Haven yesterday to attend a family reunion. It was not until he reached there that he became aware of the tragedy that changed rejoicing into mourning. Charles J. Sullivan, an uncle of the drowned boy, was found at Muskegon by telegraph and he hastened to South Haven.
    According to accounts that reached Chicago last night, Leonard, who was an expert swimmer for a lad of his years, ventured out too far and was taken with cramps. Before Miss Colby could reach him he had gone down for the last time.
    Robert Streath and Ray Jackson of Chicago took part in the search for the boy's body, which was recovered and carried to the Sullivan cottage before the arrival of the father.
    The family, consisting of Mr.. and Mrs. Sullivan and a younger son, left for Chicago last night, accompanying the body, according to dispatches from South Haven.
    Miss Colby is the daughter of Mrs. Rose L. Colby, a well-known educator and former president of the Catholic Writers' Guild and widow of the late Colonel Colby of the Seventh Regiment. She lives at 6146 Greenwood avenue.
    Chicago Examiner, Vol. 10, no. 217, page 1.6,7
  • Married Name: As of 11 April 1917,her married name was Parro.8
  • Marriage*: Genevieve L. Colby married Earl D. Parro on 11 April 1917 at St. Ita Church, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.8,9
  • Death*: Genevieve L. Colby died on 5 December 1965 at Park Forest, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 75.
    Genevieve Parro, nee Colby, Dec. 5, 1965, late of park Forest, Ill., wife of the late Earl D. Parro,D.D.S; loving mother of Donald F., Richard J., D.D.S., Robert C., Vincent E., William C., and the late David E; 29 grandchildren; dear sister of Mrs. Imogene Chandler, Evelyn, also the late Mrs. Beatrice Hyman and Mr. Francis T. Colby. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 18230 Dixie highway, Homewood. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., from parlors, to St. Joseph's church. Mast 10 a.m. Interment Calvary. Sy 8-5300.
    Chicago Tribune, Dec. 7, 1965, page B14.8
  • Funeral*: She received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 7 December 1965 at St. Joseph Church, Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA.8
  • Burial: She was buried on 7 December 1965 at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.8

Family: Earl D. Parro b. c 1891, d. b 6 Dec 1940

Citations

  1. [S1428] Chicago Tribune, December 24, 1909, page 12, Proquest Historical Newspapers, accessed December 29, 2011.
  2. [S1736] Probate Court of Cook County #8887 (Doc. 111, Box 32, Page 398), Proof of Heirship, deposition of Rose L. Colby, January 6, 1910, 5 pages.
  3. [S1432] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 357, Precinct 29, Ward 12, FamilySearch.org, accessed December 28, 2011.
  4. [S1736] Probate Court of Cook County #8887 (Doc. 111, Box 32, Page 398), Letters of Administration, January 22, 1909, 1 page.
  5. [S1433] 1910 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 415; Ward 7, Page 8A, Ancestry.com, accessed December 29, 2011.
  6. [S2073] Chicago Examiner, August 30, 1912, Vol. 10, No. 217, Page 1, Article provided by Marilyn Colby, April 27, 2015.
  7. [S2072] Chicago Tribune, August 30, 1912, Page 2, Accessed May 1, 2015 on Chicago Tribune, ProQuest.
  8. [S1439] Chicago Tribune, December 7, 1965, page B14, Proquest Historical Newspapers, accessed December 30, 2011.
  9. [S1440] Parro-Colby marriage license, no. 757641: Earl D. Parro and Genevieve Colby,.
  10. [S1439] Chicago Tribune, December 7, 1965, page B14, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, accessed December 31, 2011.

Imogene H. Colby1,2

F, b. October 1891

Family: Percy G. Chandler b. c 1892

Citations

  1. [S1428] Chicago Tribune, December 24, 1909, page 12, Proquest Historical Newspapers, accessed December 29, 2011.
  2. [S1736] Probate Court of Cook County #8887 (Doc. 111, Box 32, Page 398), Proof of Heirship, deposition of Rose L. Colby, January 6, 1910, 5 pages.
  3. [S1432] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 357, Precinct 29, Ward 12, FamilySearch.org, accessed December 28, 2011.
  4. [S1736] Probate Court of Cook County #8887 (Doc. 111, Box 32, Page 398), Letters of Administration, January 22, 1909, 1 page.
  5. [S1433] 1910 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 415; Ward 7, Page 8A, Ancestry.com, accessed December 29, 2011.
  6. [S1441] Chandler-Colby marriage license: Percy G. Chandler and Imogene H. Colby.
  7. [S1439] Chicago Tribune, December 7, 1965, page B14, ProQuest, accessed December 30, 2011.

Rosita Marie Colby1

F, b. 30 November 1886, d. 30 March 1892

Citations

  1. [S1429] Rosita Marie Colby, Illinois Certificate of Death, FamilySearch.org, accessed December 28, 2011.
  2. [S1431] Rose Evangeline Colby, Illinois birth certificate no. 119740, FamilySearch.org, accessed December 28, 2011 (December 7, 1886).
  3. [S1437] Calvary Cemetery, Colby, Francis T., Gravecard.

Philip Coldwell1

M, b. circa 1879, d. before 1915

Family: Helena Reilly b. c 1880

Citations

  1. [S1217] 1911 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Ardardagh, Ireland, Line 6, Accessed September 4, 2010, http://www.nationalarchives.ie/
  2. [S1215] 1901 Irish Census, County Cavan, Stradone, Drummuck, Ireland, Line 11, Accessed online http://www.nationalarchives.ie/, September 4, 2010.
  3. [S293] Probate Court of Cook County no. 23559 (Doc. 148, page 543), Proof of Heirship, May 10, 1915.

Anastasia "Anna" Colfer

F, b. 1821, d. 15 April 1884
  • Birth*: Anastasia was born at County Wexford, Ireland, in 1821.1,2
  • Married Name: As of 1842,her married name was Connor.2
  • Marriage*: She married James Connor at Taghmon, County Wexford, Ireland, on 8 August 1842.3,2
  • Emigration*: They emigrated, in 1854. Point of origin: an unknown place .4
  • Emigration*: She emigrated, in 1855. Point of origin: an unknown place .2
  • Residence*: Anastasia "Anna" Colfer and James Connor lived on 13 June 1870 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Residence: Anastasia "Anna" Colfer and James Connor lived on 16 June 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.6
  • Residence*: Anastasia "Anna" Colfer lived in April 1884 at Lake Street and Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Death*: Anastasia died on 15 April 1884 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.
    Obituary: "Death of Mrs. Connor" On Tuesday, the 15th inst., Mrs. Anna Colfour, wife of James Connor, died at her home, corner of Lake street and Ridge avenue, aged 63 years. Some weeks since she visited her daughter in Chicago and while there was prostrated with an attack of typhoid pneumonia. Recovering sufficiently to return to Evanston, as it was supposed, she was again taken ill and the former disease was followed by aneurism of the artery of the left limb, and the attending physician found it necessary to amputate that member. The operation was performed, but with the previous sickness and the shock of the amputation, she died within half an hour.
    Mrs. Connor was born in County Wexford, Ireland in 1821. She married in 1842, and came to this country and settled in Evanston, whence her husband had preceded her two years before, and where they have lived every since. Five children, survive this mother, three of whom, James C., Thomas and John are well known here.
    The funeral services took place Thursday morning from St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Father Donahue officiated, and requiem high mass was celebrated. The interment took place later at Calvary Cemetery. The husband and children have the sympathy of many warm friends in this village. Evanston Index, April 19, 1884, page 2.

    Death Notice: Connor - Mrs. James Connor, at Evanston, April 15, 1894. Funeral at 10:30 Thursday morning. Friends are invited. Chicago Daily Tribune, April 17, 1884, page 8.2,7,3
  • Funeral: She received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 17 April 1884 at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Name Variation: As of 17 April 1884, Anastasia "Anna" Colfer was also known as Colfour.2
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 17 April 1884 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery.8
  • Name Variation: As of 27 May 1885, Anastasia "Anna" Colfer was also known as Coffer.9
  • Blog*: She was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog on 1 April 2010.10

Family: James Connor b. 1818, d. 2 Oct 1897

Citations

  1. [S497] 1870 US Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Glendon, Washington, DC, Page 516, line 1.
  2. [S162] Evanston Index, April 19, 1884, pg. 2.
  3. [S1680] James and Anastasia Connor Family Bible.
  4. [S653] Unknown author, Industrial Chicago, p. 746.
  5. [S515] 1870 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, pg. 70.
  6. [S529] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, ED 218, Page 50, line 1.
  7. [S922] Chicago Daily Tribune, April 17, 1884, page 8, ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune, accessed May 10, 2009.
  8. [S163] Anna Colfour Grave Record, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Lot 44, Block 4, Sect Q.
  9. [S1878] Thomas Connor and Jennie Colbert Marriage registration: Pre-1907 Wisconsin Marriage Records, Microfilm, Racine County, vol. 3, page 272.
  10. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Andrew Colfer1

M, b. 1867
  • Birth*: Andrew Colfer was born in 1867 at USA.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Colfer, died January 26, 1885, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502664,.

Andrew Colfer1

M, b. 1823, d. 8 November 1886

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Andrew Colfer, died November 8, 1886, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502897,.

Catherine Colfer1

F, b. 1868
  • Birth*: Catherine Colfer was born in 1868 at USA.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Colfer, died January 26, 1885, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502664,.

Margaret Colfer1

F, b. 1870
  • Birth*: Margaret Colfer was born in 1870 at USA.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Colfer, died January 26, 1885, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502664,.

Mary Marion Colfer1

F, b. 1873
  • Birth*: Mary Marion Colfer was born in 1873 at USA.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Colfer, died January 26, 1885, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502664,.