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From: "Alice Lynne" <>
Subject: Powell, Hennessy, Shinners, English, Byrne
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 22:01:39 -0500


Looking for information on the family of John and Johanna POWELL. Part of them came to America on the Ship Laurel from Ireland in 1848. William's and George's information say they were from County Limerick. Edward's death certificate says he was born in County Cork, but it might have been in error. They spent a year in the Buffalo, N. Y. area then came to Chicago. They are in the 1850 Census. Their five boys were William (b. 1827), Giles (b. 1830), John Jr., Edward (b. 1832), and George (b.1841). Edward Lee POWELL and his family later lived at 310 Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois from the 1850s through the early 1880s. He lived near William POWELL who was at 198 Mather. Their brother George lived across the street on Halsted. The brothers are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Ill. Any help on these families would be appreciated. Thanks.
EDWARD LEE POWELL (b. 1832, Ire, d. 16 Aug 1909, Chicago) married Johanna HENNESSY abt 1853 (b. 1832, Ire, d. 17 Oct 1906)
Their Children all born in Chicago, IL:
Johanna 1854-1933, md. John Aug McEVOY;
Margaret, 1855-1945, md. Thomas W. SENNOTT;
Ellen, 1857 -1858;
John H., 1859-1918, md. Katherine HENNESSY;
Ellen (again), 1861-1862;
Mary Ellen "May", 1863-1948 (unmar);
George J., 1865 -1898 (Unmar);
William Henry, 1867-1949 (My grandfather) md. Alice Agnes WALSH;
Sarah Agnes, 1869/1871-1916 md. Charles Augustus TRUE;
Edward J.,1872-1907 (Unmar);

William POWELL (b. 1827), mar. 1. Alice ENGLISH;
Their children:
Johanna, b. 1849;
John, b. 1850;
Julia, b. 1852;

William (b. 1827) married 2. (6 Dec 1855) to Elizabeth or Eliza SHINNERS(b. 1835)
Their Children:
Ellen, b. 16 Sep 1856;
Nellie, b. 1857;
Mary, b. 1858;
Kate, b. 1860;
Edward, b. 1865;
George, b. 1868;
Willie, b. 1870;
Elizabeth, b. 1878;
Have more information & would be happy to exchange.


Giles POWELL of Chicago, IL, (b. 1830 in Ire.; died 3 Dec 1903 in Chicago,IL). He married in Chicago

#1. 9 Jan 1850 Julia ENGLISH. Their children are all born in Chicago:

John T., b. May 1851, mar. Hannah

Julia, b. abt 1853

Jacobium, b. 14 Oct 1854

Edward b. 15 Feb 1857

Johanna, b. 21 Feb 1858

Hannah b. Mar 1859, mar. Thomas POTTER

Margaret, b. Nov 1860

Mary, b. 4 Jul 1862.

Giles POWELL mar. #2. abt 1869 Margaret (b. 1826, d. 6 Aug 1896),

Their Child:

George J., b. 1870, d. 2 Jul 1907, mar. Mary J. O'BRIEN



George POWELL of Chicago, IL, b. 1839/41 in Limerick, Ire, died 1880 in Chicago, IL, buried in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, IL; mar. #1. 20 Apr 1865 in Chicago, IL Anne BYRNE, b. Feb 1848, dau of James and Celia BYRNE. George's and Anne's children are all born in Chicago, IL:

John, b. 19 Jun 1866

Mary, b. 16 Nov 1867, d. 31 Jan 1942, mar. John J. CAGNEY

Geary Willock, b. 13 Nov 1869

George J., b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 20 Sep 1872

George POWELL mar. #2. Ellen BROWN abt 1873

Their children:

Ellen, b. 1874

Celia, b. 15 Nov 1877

George, b. 10 Dec 1878, d. 10 Jan 1880

George Jr. (again) b. 1880



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