Joanne Bowler

F, b. 4 August 1873

John Bowler

M, b. 21 April 1868

Mary Bowler

F, b. 22 April 1863, d. 28 August 1903

Connor/Bowler gravestone, Calvery Cemetery, Evanston, IL, South 1/2 Lot 14, Block 9, Section D
  • Birth*: Mary was born at Cahirciveen, Filemoor, County Kerry, Ireland, on 22 April 1863.1,2
  • Baptism: She was baptized at Holy Cross Church, Cahirciveen, Filemoor, County Kerry, Ireland, on 23 April 1863. Religion: Roman Catholic. Birth and Baptismal Certificate from Holy Cross Church, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry..
  • Married Name: As of 7 February 1885,her married name was Connor.3,4
  • Marriage*: She married John A. Connor at St. Patrick Church, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 7 February 1885. The witnesses were his cousin Edward F. Connor and Mary Moroney per Dan Schattnik family history..3,4
  • Address*: As of 15 March 1902, Mary Bowler and John A. Connor lived at 1300 Ashland, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Death*: Mary died on 28 August 1903 at 1121 Lake Street, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 40.
    Obituary: Mrs. Mary Connor, beloved wife of John A. Connor, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock of consumption. Mrs. Connor had been long and familiarly known to Evanstonians, and had been especially active in church circles. She had been a member of the Catholic denomination since childhood, and associated herself with St. Mary's church on coming to this city. She was prominent in charitable and social church work, and was an active member of the sodality of St. Mary's chruch. Mrs. Connor was born in the Parish of Filemore, Town of Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland, and emigrated to this country with the earlier Irish Americans. Funeral services will be from the home next week, interment being at Calvary cemetery.
    The Evanston Index, August 29, 1903

    Death Certificate notes that a permit number 319 was issued on August 29, 1903 so she could be buried. States age as 40, born in Ireland, occupation Housewife.

    Chicago Irish Families, 1875-1925
    Connor, Mary (new Bowler) died August 29, wife of John A., native of Dineenmore, Parish Filemore, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry. Funeral from her residence, 1121 Lake st., Evanston to St. mary's church thence to Calvary cemetery. August 29, 1903, The Chicago Daily News, 1878-1902 funeral notices..6,7,8
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 30 August 1903 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery.8

Family: John A. Connor b. b 16 Oct 1852, d. 8 Mar 1932


  1. [S136] Chicago Daily News, August 29, 1903, Page 3
    Mary Connor (nee Bowler), beloved wife of John A. Connor, 1121 Lake Street, Evanston, native of Cahircween, parish of Filemoor, County Kerry, Ireland.
  2. [S497] 1870 US Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Glendon, Washington, DC, Page 516, line 1.
  3. [S170] Connor - White/Bowler, Family Groupsheet.
  4. [S216] Connor/Bowler, Marriage Certificate.
  5. [S586] Caroline Connor, Illinois birth certificate no. 2633, Family History Library, MF#1288035 (March 23, 1902).
  6. [S136] Chicago Daily News, August 29, 1903.
  7. [S194] The Evanston Index, August 29, 1903.
  8. [S222] Mary Bowler, Death Certificate.

Patrick Bowler


Family: Hanora Shea

Patrick Bowler

M, b. 27 February 1866

Alfred Boyd1

M, b. 16 October 1919, d. 28 January 1925


  1. [S1999] Alfred Boyd, Illinois death certificate, Accessed at FHL, February 9, 2015.
  2. [S2108] 1920 US Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Ward 7, Washington, DC, Dist 116, sheet 6B, Line 53, Accessed Family Search 5 February 2015.

Elizabeth Ann Braband1,2

F, b. 7 February 1950, d. 24 March 2017

Elizabeth Ann Sullivan Albert 1950-2017
Photo courtesy: Donnellan Funeral Home, Skokie, IL
Photograph by Picasa
  • Birth: Elizabeth Ann Braband was born.1
  • Birth*: She was born on 7 February 1950.2
  • Married Name: As of 1973,her married name was Albert.1
  • Name Variation: As of 1989, Elizabeth Ann Braband was also known as Betty Ann Albert.1
  • Death*: She died on 24 March 2017 at Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at age 67. BIOGRAPHY

    Elizabeth Ann Albert “Betty Ann”, “B”, age 67, of Glenview. Beloved wife of Robert Albert. Loving mother of Amy Schmidt and Ryan Albert. Cherished grandmother of Kayla and Alyssa Schmidt. Dear sister of Jim (Carol) Braband, Mary (Larry) Hochendoner, Patricia Bechelli, John (Ann) Braband, Kathy (John) O’Loughlin, and Tom (Susan) Braband. Devoted daughter of the late Doris and Leonard Braband.

    Elizabeth passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017 with family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty Ann, known to many as “B”, was born to the late Doris and Leonard Braband on February 7, 1950. She was the cutest, funniest and most happy go lucky in the entire clan. She was the favorite child and all the kids knew it but no one resented it. She attended St. Francis Xavier grammar school, Marywood High School and had a brief stint for just a taste of college at the University of Dayton. She and her husband Robert met in high school. She married the love of her life in 1973 and have had a blast ever since. They loved going to Vegas and spending time together with family at the beach. She has a very close group of friends since high school that they laughed and celebrated with several times a year. She loved her children with all her heart. Amy and Ryan could talk to her about anything and they were by her side even at the toughest times. She loved their friends too as the Albert front door, snack cabinet and candy drawer was always open. B was an expert shopper and loved searching for outfits for Kayla and Alyssa. She enjoyed spending many weekends making cupcakes, playing games or shopping with her girls who were the light of her life. Betty Ann was blessed with a large and loving family which also included 22 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. They all loved B. When the cancer was diagnosed over 3 years ago she had an optimistic attitude and everyone she encountered on that journey would marvel at how positive she was. “I’m Good” she would always say even when we knew she wasn't. Her smile was infectious. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Elena, RN Rosa and PCT Rose for their incredible compassion and friendship with B throughout this very difficult time.

    Visitation: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove Street, Glenview, IL 60025.

    Interment: Private Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook, IL 60062.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to:

    Sister Barbara
    Sisters of the Living Word
    800 North Fernandez Avenue, B Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5336

    Info: or (847)675-1990.2
  • Burial*: She was buried after 24 March 2017 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois, USA. (an unknown value).2


  1. [S2776] Wilmette Life, 20 Jul 1989, p. 186, Accessed March 24, 2019 through the Wilmette Public Library Local History Collection online
  2. [S2777] Donnellan Funeral Home website, March 28, 2017,, Accessed March 25, 2019.

Leonard T. Braband1,2

M, b. circa 1926, d. 15 July 1989

Doris S. and Leonard T. Braband gravestone
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook, Illinois
Photo courtesy: FAG, L. Winslow creator

Family: Doris Lorraine Sullivan b. 1 Dec 1924, d. 9 Jul 1989


  1. [S1549] Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1965, page A13, ProQuest, Accessed April 26, 2012.
  2. [S2776] Wilmette Life, 20 Jul 1989, p. 186, Accessed March 24, 2019 through the Wilmette Public Library Local History Collection online
  3. [S1676] Find A Grave, online, Doris S. and Leonard T. Braband gravestone; memorial ID 25468630, created 23 Mar 2008 by L. Winslow. Accessed March 24, 2019.

Bridget Brady1,2

F, b. 28 September 1893, d. 6 November 1990

Family: Matthew Sullivan b. 5 Dec 1881, d. 21 Mar 1946


  1. [S2406] Eileen Sullivan, "The Sullivan's - Matthew," e-mail to Elaine Beaudoin, December 9, 2016, Included a photo of the Sullivan home in Denbawn which has now been torn down.
  2. [S2414] Matthew Sullivan, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellananagh, Denbawn no. 38, Certificate provided by Eileen Sullivan, January 11, 2017 (May 27, 1927).
  3. [S2630] Eileen Sullivan, "Descendant List of Matthew Soroghan."
  4. [S2407] Thomas Sullivan Gravestone, Drumvaddy Cemetery, Denn Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.
  5. [S2412] Sullivan-Fitzpatrick marriage license, no. 6, registered April 26, 1957.
  6. [S2631] Marriage register: entry for Matthew Sorohan and Bridget Brady, August 18, 1919, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland, Accessed February, 2018.
  7. [S2664] Multiple transcribers and multiple photographers, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, Cavan Index, Photos by Breedeen Nulty; transcription by Valerie Ackroyd. Image 152 - In loving memory of | Thomas Sullivan | Denbawn | Died 12th Dec. 1978 | Age 58 yrs. | His mother Bridget | Died 6th Nov. 1990 | Aged 96 yrs. Denn Cemetery, accessed March 19, 2018.

Elizabeth Brady1

F, b. circa 1851, d. before 12 March 1928

Family: Edward C. Kean b. c 1843, d. b 10 Sep 1883


  1. [S2114] Edward Kean Cemetery Record, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.