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From: "Mike McDonnell" <>
Subject: Fw: McDonald's in Chicago
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 18:56:31 +1030
From: Mike McDonnell <>
To: : <: >
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2001 18:15
Subject: Re: McDonald's in Chicago
>In the early 1900's most of my fathers brothers and sisters went to Chicago
>from Newport County Mayo and lived, worked and died there the last of them
>in 1952 and his wife Mary McDonald nee Regan in 1963. My father went in the
>other direction to England. His one other sister Anne m. Patrick DYRA and
>remained on the family farm at Callowbrack near Newport Co.Mayo
>Thomas J.MCDONALD m. Barbara MORAN
>Kate MCDONALD m. Tom COLLINS a Chicago Policeman
>Ellen (Helen) MCDONALD m. Owen LAMB
>Bridget (Delia) MCDONALD m. Michael CASEY
>Michael E. MCDONALD m. Mary REGAN
>Mary MCDONLAD m. John F. TIERNEY
>All the above 6 lived and worked and died in Chicago.
>One imporatnt piece of information concerns the sons of Michael and Mary.
>They had five sons and all served in the U.S.Services during 1942 - 1945,
>One of the boys - John Joseph MCDONALD was killed in action in 1944 in the
>Phillipines at the age of 23 and left a widow Marguerite nee Doyle and a
>baby son John Dennis MCDONALD. One of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in
>South Chicago was named in the honor of John Joseph.
>I know that when the last of the first generation of families died in 1963
>i.e. Mary nee Regan she and Michael had ten surviving grandchildren.
>Any information concerning the descendants of these my aunts and uncles
>would greatly appreciated.