Thomas Connor

M, b. 1810, d. 28 September 1888
  • Birth: Thomas was born in 1803.1
  • Birth*: He was born in 1810.2
  • Emigration*: He emigrated, in 1855. Point of origin: an unknown place .1
  • Census 1860*: He and Katherine Connor appeared on the 1860 census of 16 June 1860 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Occupation: Thomas Connor was a laborer on 16 June 1860.2
  • Anecdote*: (an unknown value).
  • Biography: In the History of Cook County, Illinois: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, by A. T. Andreas, Published by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, 1884 additional information about St. Mary's Church is provided.


    "St. Mary's Roman Catholic -- This Church, the only one of the denomination in Evanston, was organized and a lot purchased in July, 1864. The ground was upon the present site of the church, on the southeast corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue. Among the best known original members of the Church were George Kearney, William O'Connell, Michael Cunningham, Francis McLaughlin, Thomas Conner (sic), Patrick Conner (sic), James Conner (sic), John Sharp and Patrick Furlong. In a few days about $800 was raised, and a small wooden church building was erected, which is now a part of the schoolhouse. The society, however, was not entirely out of debt and ready to hold the first services until March, 1866.... The Society is now (1884) in a flourishing condition." Page 435.3
  • Death*: Thomas died on 28 September 1888 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.1,4
  • Burial*: He was buried on 30 September 1888 at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Biography*: Thomas and his sister Katherine were twins per Katherine's May 8, 1897 obituary.
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog
    on 1 April 2010.6

Citations

  1. [S165] Evanston Review, May 8, 1897.
  2. [S1152] 1860 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, page 32, Ancestry.com, accessed March 25, 2010.
  3. [S90] Alfred T. Andreas, History of Cook County, Illinois.
  4. [S278] Patrick Connor Monument, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  5. [S398] Evanston Index, September 29, 1888, 3.
  6. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Thomas E. Connor

M, b. 16 April 1857, d. 26 December 1929
  • Birth*: Thomas E. Connor was born on 16 April 1857 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3
  • Birth: Thomas was born at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, on 27 April 1857.4
  • Residence*: He lived on 13 June 1870 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.5
  • Residence: He lived on 16 June 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.6
  • Employment*: Thomas's occupation: Grocery Clerk in 1880.6
  • Marriage*: He married Jennie B. Colbert at Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA, on 27 May 1885. Thomas and Jennie were married by a Catholic priest, Geo. W. Mathews, in Racine, Wisconsin. Their witnesses were John Connor and Minnie Colbert..7,8,3
  • Anecdote*: (an unknown value).
  • Address*: As of 11 November 1927, Thomas E. Connor lived at 1003 Grove Street, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.9
  • Biography*: On his death certificate it says Thomas E. Connor's mother's name was Margaret, last name unknown. Margaret was the first name of his mother-in-law nor his mother.

    Reeling, Viola Crouch, Evanston, Its Land and Its People, R977.32/R527e, 1928, p. 441 - Evanston Public Library

    "Thomas E. Connor, born in Evanston in 1857 began work as a clerk in th grocery of T. C. Hoag later he went into the hardware business with his brother at 618 Davis Street, finally establishing his own store in 1895." (No. 618 was the old number).4
  • Death*: Thomas died on 26 December 1929 at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 72. Chronic myocardditis, Death Certificate says his occupation was Hardware business. Informant: Evanston Hospital records.

    Obit January 2, 1930, duplicated from Evanston Historical Society files. No newspaper name given.
    Thomas E. Connor, an Evanstonian by birth and a business man here for 51 years, died at the Evanston hospital Friday following a short illness. He was 74 years old and was born in a house which formerly stood in the vicinity of Michigan avenue and Burnham place. A short time later the family moved to a new home built by James Connor, Thomas' father, at 1121 Lake street.
    Mr. Connor received his primary education at a parochial school here and attended St. Ignatius academy in Chicago for his high school training. After leaving school he worked for T. C. Hoag who owned a grocery store on the southeast corner of Chicago avenue and Davis street, the same store which is now owned by George C. Taylor, who was also employed by Mr. Hoag and worked with Mr. Connor.
    About 1878, Mr. Connor, with his brother James C. Connor, started a hardware business at 618 Davis street, the site of the Connor building which was recently destroyed by fire. He remained there until about 1896 when he opened a hardware store of his own in partnership with Charles E. Arnold at 605-7 Davis street. He operated this business under the firm name of Connor and Arnold until 1901 when he bought Mr. Arnold's interest and continued the business under the name of Thomas E. Connor Hardware company at the same address. In 1924 he built the present Connor building at 1506 Sherman avenue and the business has been located there ever since. His two sons Thomas E., Jr. and James were associated with him in business. The Thomas Connor residence, which he occupied after he was married and in which his eight children were reared, was located at 1217 Oak avenue but in recent years he has lived at 1122 Oak avenue adjoining his eldest son's apartment, since the death of his wife seven years ago.
    Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Mary's church and interment was at Calvary. He is survived by his two sons, Thomas E., Jr., and James C. and six daughters, Miss Elizabeth Connor; Mrs. E.J. O'Laughlin of Pasadena, Calif; Mrs. J. Gaudino of San Pedro, Calif; Mrs. Frank O'Connor; Mrs. N. W. Benedict; Mrs. D. J. Harrison, all of Evanston..4
  • Burial*: His body was interred on 30 December 1929 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery. Death Notice: Connor, Thomas E. Connor beloved husband of the late Jennie B. Connor, nee Colbert, fond father of Thomas J., James C., Elizabeth, Mrs. D.J. H (B?)arrigan, Mrs. N.W. Benedici, Mrs. E.J. O'Laughlin, Mrs. J. Gaudino and Mrs. F. O'Connor. Funeral Monday from residence 1(3?)22 Oak Ave. Evanston to St. Mary's Church. Interment Calvary Cemetary. Chicago Tribune, December 27, 1929 Friday, Pg 23..
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog
    on 1 April 2010.10

Family: Jennie B. Colbert b. 6 Dec 1865, d. 7 Dec 1921

Citations

  1. [S1667] Lori Reiss, "Connor relative," e-mail to Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, September 26, 2012, Information from James Connor and Anastasia Colfor Bible.
  2. [S1680] James and Anastasia Connor Family Bible, Entry written by sister Mary in 1877.
  3. [S1878] Thomas Connor and Jennie Colbert Marriage registration: Pre-1907 Wisconsin Marriage Records, Microfilm, Racine County, vol. 3, page 272.
  4. [S124] Thomas E. Connor, Death Certificate.
  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. [S1154] Wisconsin Historical Society, online www.wisconsinhistory.org, Thomas Connor-Jennie Colbert marriage.
  8. [S1680] James and Anastasia Connor Family Bible.
  9. [S656] Chicago Tribune, November 11, 1927, p. 32.
  10. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

Thomas James Connor

M, b. 22 October 1893, d. 28 January 1968
  • Birth*: Thomas was born at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 22 October 1893.1,2
  • Baptism: He was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 29 October 1893. Religion: Roman Catholic; James Connor and Catherine Connor were sponsors. Priest was Hugo P. Smyth. His name on the baptism record was James Thomas, but was called Thomas James in later life..3,2
  • Name Variation: As of 29 October 1893, Thomas James Connor was also known as James Thomas Connor.2
  • Marriage*: He married Ruth Deal on 16 April 1917. Death notice for Thomas J. Connor cite wife's name.

    Evanston Historical Society Newspaper clippings. May 25, 1967
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Connor, 1123 Noyes St., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Lake Worth, Fla., at the home of their son, Thomas Jr., and his three children
    The Connors have three other grandchildren who live with their father, John Black, in Endwell, N.Y. Their daughter, Mary Black, died three years ago.
    Mr. Connor is a life-long Evanstonian. He ran the hardware store at 620 Davis St., which was established by his late father..4
  • Residence: Thomas James Connor lived on 27 April 1942 at 2148 Grey Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1
  • Employment*: He was employed on 27 April 1942. He was self-employed with his place of business at 624 Grove Street, Evanston, Illinois.1
  • Description*: He was described as being 5 feet, eleven inches tall, 185 pounds, with a light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. on 27 April 1942.1
  • Residence: He and Ruth Deal lived on 27 July 1947 at 731 Reba Place, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Residence*: He resided at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 2 March 1950, at 2204 Asbury Avenue. See marriage announcement of Thomas H. Connor.
  • Death*: Thomas died on 28 January 1968 at Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA, at age 74. Death Notice from Evanston Historical Society files, Evanston Review, Feb 1, 1968, page 86
    Thomas J. Connor, 73, of 1123 Noyes St. died Sunday in Lake Worth, Fla.
    A life long resident of Evanston, he was employed by Carson Pirie Scott and Co. His father, Thomas E. Connor, had a hardware store in Evanston many years. Upon their father's death, Mr. Connor and his brothers operated the business for a short time.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruth Deal, a son, Thomas H. of Lake Worth; three sisters, Mrs. M. W. Benedict of 1567 Ridge Av., Mr. D. J. Harrigan of 1217 Oak Av., and Mrs. John Gaudine of Los Angeles; and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. today at the Fitzgerald and Franklin funeral home, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

    Page 22, Section 1, Chicago Tribune:
    Thomas J. Connor of 1123 Noyes street, Evanston, beloved husband of Ruth Deal Connor; fond father of Thomas H. Connor of Lake Worth, Fla., and the late Mary Black; also six grandchildren; brother of Mrs. N. W. (Margret (sic)) Benedict, Mrs. D. J. (Ruth) Harrigan and Mrs. John (Jane) Gaudino of Las Angeles, Cal., also the late Anna O'Laughlin, Helen O'Connor, and Betty and James Connor. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from Fitzgerald and Franklin Funeral Home, 1571 Maple avenue, Evanston, to St. Mary's church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Calvary cemetery. Un 9 - 2900.6,7,8
  • Burial*: His body was interred on 1 February 1968 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery. See death notice under text.

Family: Ruth Deal b. 24 May 1893, d. Jan 1987

Citations

  1. [S2182] World War II draft registration card for Thomas James Connor , Serial number 1926, Draft Board, Evanston, Illinois.
  2. [S2354] St. Mary Church, Evanston, Illinois, "St. Mary Church Records," Baptismal entry, Page 25, MF# 1548257, Thomas James Connor.
  3. [S103] James T. Connor, Baptismal Record.
  4. [S1422] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1914-1942, online www.ancestry.com, Connor-Deal marriage, Ancestry.com, accessed October 26, 2011; License number 0758753.
  5. [S722] Chicago Tribune, July 27 1947, Page N5.
  6. [S138] Chicago Tribune, January 30, 1968, Section 1, page 22.
  7. [S375] Nancy Post, "Post, Nancy - Connor Ahnentafel."
  8. [S426] Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1968, A2, Chicago Tribune, p.A2.

Unknown Connor

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Family:

William John Connor

M, b. 14 July 1910, d. 4 April 1942

Family 1: Elaine Eugenia Fitzgerald b. 24 Jul 1911, d. 31 Mar 1998

Family 2: Gracia Violet Pennington b. 24 Oct 1910, d. 15 Dec 2000

Citations

  1. [S218] Letter, Harriet Sowinski to Nancy Connor Post, Not dated, Original letter in the possession of Nancy Post, copy in possession of Elaine Beaudoin.
  2. [S375] Nancy Post, "Post, Nancy - Connor Ahnentafel."
  3. [S224] Connor-Colfour Family, Research of Daniel R. Schattnik, 24 pages, Received via U.S. mail February 13, 2001 from Daniel Schattnik Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.

William Thomas Connor1

M, b. 5 November 1877, d. 15 August 1958
  • Birth*: William was born at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 5 November 1877.2,3
  • Baptism: He was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 12 November 1877. Religion: Roman Catholic. Godparents: Thomas E. Connors and Mary E. Connors.4
  • Residence*: He lived on 17 June 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.5
  • (Witness) Will: He witnessed the will of Philip J. Sullivan on 8 December 1909; "This is the last will and testament of Mr. Philip Sullivan made this eighth day of December A. D. 1909 in Evanston County of Cook, and State of Illinois, as follows.
    I bequeath all my prpoerty real estate and personal what so ever and when so ever to my wife Ellen Sullivan and appoint my said wife executrix of this my will and herby revoke all other wills.
    In witness where of I her unto set my hand and seal, the day and year above mentioned.
    Philip Sullivan.6
  • Biography*: Signed Ellen Connor Sullivan's will dated December, 1919. Lived at 1220 Maple, Evanston, IL at the time.
  • Residence: William Thomas Connor lived in 1942 at 1220 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.3
  • Employment*: He was employed in 1942 at V. McGurn, 1716 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.3
  • Milit-Draft Reg*: He registered for the draft on in 1942.3
  • (Witness) Letter: He was mentioned in the letter of Mary Lucy Connor on 29 December 1954; 1220 Maple Ave
    Evanston, Ill
    December 29, 1954

    Dear Rose:
    We received your nice card and were glad to hear from you, but sorry that you hurt your leg and had to go to the Sanitarium. I hope you are feeling much better now and will soon be well.
    Ann Phelan like it very much at Sacred Heart and enjoyed meeting you and Genevieve.
    It is good of Genevieve to think of having us out and I wish we lived nearer so we could see each other oftener. Right now we are rather tied down on account of Will's illness. He suffered a severe stroke almost five years ago and has been an invalid ever since.
    He lost his speech as well as being paralyzed and lately he does not see very well so it is quite pitiful.
    If you or any of the family have a car, and are out this way, we would love to see you all. I often wish I had learned to drive when I was younger - We might have kept Charlie's car. We still miss him so much.
    Well, we had good Christmas weather - It was nice getting out to Mass under the stars. The rest of the week has been so unusual with rain, snow, wind and today thunder and lightening. I'm afraid there will be many accidents.
    Father Charles Sullivan came out to see Will the Sunday before Christmas. He looks real well now but I think he has too much to do. The Jesuits work hard.
    Perhaps someday we can get together and have a good visit. In the meantime we all wish you and yours health and happiness in the new year.
    Sincerely yours,
    Mary Connor.7
  • Death*: William died on 15 August 1958 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, at age 80.8,9,1
  • Burial*: His body was interred on 18 August 1958 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery.8,10

Citations

  1. [S1680] James and Anastasia Connor Family Bible.
  2. [S95] Unknown volume, Connor, William Thomas, Baptismal Entry, November 12, 1877, St. Mary's Church.
  3. [S1689] World War II draft registration card for William Thomas Connor , serial no. U1123, Draft Board, Evanston, Illinois.
  4. [S95] Unknown volume, Connor, William Thomas, Baptismal Entry: MF# 1548257, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12, 1877, St. Mary's Church.
  5. [S516] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, ED 218, pg. 52, line 31.
  6. [S1461] Philip J. Sullivan Will.
  7. [S2294] Letter, Mary Lucy Connor to Rose Haughey McBride, December 29, 1954, Original letter in the possession of Daniel Schattnik. Copy of letter sent via email c 2006.
  8. [S112] Chicago Tribune, August 17, 1958, Part 1, pg. 30.
  9. [S192] William T. Connor, Obituary.
  10. [S113] William T. Connor Grave card, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Lot 4, Bk 10, Sect. Y.

Margaret Conway

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  • Marriage*: She married John Ginty circa 1848.1
  • Married Name: As of 1848,her married name was Ginty.1
  • Name Variation: As of 20 March 1853, Margaret Conway was also known as Peggy Convey.2

Family: John Ginty b. b 1828

Citations

  1. [S33] The Family of John Ginty, Complied by Mayo North Family History Centre, December 7,1998 Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  2. [S1340] Baptism register1847-1902, Margaret Ginty Baptismal Register: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, MF#1279232, Item 16, March 20, 1853, Killasser Church.

Unknown Conway

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  • Note*: Unknown Conway In the Griffith's Valuation for Carrowbeg, Killasser, County Mayo, there are two Conmys listed which in other records are Conveys: Anthony Conmy and Patrick Conmy. Their property was leased from Edward Baxter. It was the same "plot" of land that John Ginty farmed. John Ginty had No. 1, a; Anthony Conmy had No. 1, k; and, Patrick Conmy had No. 1, m. circa 1850.1

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1412] Richard Griffith Commissioner General Valuation Office, General Valuation of Ireland, Valuation of Tenements, griffiths.askaboutireland.ie, accessed December 31, 2010.

Claude Alva Cooley1

M, b. 6 April 1880, d. 22 January 1918
  • Birth*: Claude Alva Cooley was born on 6 April 1880 at Illinois, USA.3,4
  • Census1900*: Claude was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1900 Census at 571 Flournoy Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.4
  • Occupation*: He was Shipping (?) clerk on 14 June 1900.4
  • Marriage License: He and Mary (Mayme) F. Madigan obtained a marriage license on 5 February 1907 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Marriage*: He married Mary (Mayme) F. Madigan at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, on 11 February 1907.1,5
  • Biography*: He was a clerk with the railway. Lived at 2918 Flourney, Chicago from Chicago City Directory, 1910.
  • Residence*: Claude Alva Cooley lived in April 1910; Owns home free of mortgage.6
  • Occupation: He was Railway mail clerk for the government in April 1910.6
  • Census1910*: Claude was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at 2918 Flournoy Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.6
  • Association*: He was associated in 1918; St. Cecilia Commandery, Knights Templar.2
  • Association: He was associated in 1918; Member of Siloam Lodge, St. Cecilia chapter.2
  • Religion*: He was Mason.2
  • Employment*: He was employed in January 1918.3
  • Address*: As of January 1918, Claude Alva Cooley lived at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.3
  • Death*: He died on 22 January 1918 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 37. Illinois Death certificate no. 6002114.
    Chicago Tribune, January 25, 1918 - Claude Alva Cooley, beloved husband of Mrs. Mae Madigan Cooley and son of Mrs. M. S. Cooley and the late William H. Cooley, at his residence, 2918 Flornoy st. Member of Siloam lodge, St. Cecilia chapter, and St. Cecilia commandery, Knights Templar. Templar service, Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 o'clock, at West Side Masonic Temple. Note: Helen Sullivan McIntyre said he died of gangrene from an accident which occurred at work.7,2
  • Funeral*: He received the blessing of the church at the funeral on 25 January 1918 at West Side Masonic Temple, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Burial: He was buried on 25 January 1918 at Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA.3

Family: Mary (Mayme) F. Madigan b. 17 Apr 1879, d. 29 Sep 1955

Citations

  1. [S42] Certificate, Claude Alva Cooley to Mayme V. Madigan marriage of 11 February 1907, Family History Library, MF#1704626.
  2. [S642] Chicago Tribune, January 25, 1918, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive; Record Number: 19180125dn011, Accessed March 10, 2006.
  3. [S872] Claude A. Cooley, Illinois Certificate of Death, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, MF # 1852586.
  4. [S643] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 351; Page 20A; Ward 12, Ancestery.com; Accessed March 10, 2006.
  5. [S895] Cooley-Madigan Marriage License: pilot.familysearch.org, accessed February 12, 2009.
  6. [S644] 1910 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 667; Page 152B; Part 2; Line 29, Ward 13, Ancestery.com; Accessed March 10, 2006.
  7. [S641] Claude A. Cooley, Illinois Statewide Death Index, Accessed March 10, 2006.

William H. Cooley1

M, b. circa 2 March 1852, d. 31 January 1907

Family: May Sherwood b. Jul 1856, d. 3 Nov 1947

Citations

  1. [S642] Chicago Tribune, January 25, 1918, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive; Record Number: 19180125dn011, Accessed March 10, 2006.
  2. [S844] William H. Cooley, Illinois Undertaker's report of death, Micropublication #1239750, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [S643] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 351; Page 20A; Ward 12, Ancestery.com; Accessed March 10, 2006.
  4. [S645] William H. Cooley, Illinois Statewide Death Index, Accessed March 12, 2006.
  5. [S1375] Chicago Tribune, February 3, 1907, page 7, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), accessed February 2011.