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From: Dan Hogan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Cork records- how?
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 16:29:22 -0800
You have the same problem an most of us, that damn naming pattern.
Also, because of this, many were given nicknames to distinguish from
previous relatives. For example your Nora is most likely Honora.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 03:20 PM, J Lyons wrote:
> I've been following this discussion with interest, as I am trying to
> find records in County Cork. I wish I could find a simple way to do > it.
> Patrick Lyons came to Chicago about 1879. He's in the 1880 census as a
> widower. His children came to Chicago before him. William, my
> husband's g-grandfather, came about 1865. Ellen Lyons Sheehan, Mary
> Lyons Connors, John Lyons, and Patrick Lyons came later. I have burial
> locations for all of these people, and know that they came from County
> I'ver been able to trace these families into the near present, but
> have been stymied about how to work backward.
> I did find an obituary for Patrick jr. which listed Patrick sr. and
> Nora McDonnell as his parents.
> I want to find out if Nora died in Ireland (She's not buried in
> Chicago), where Patrick may have lived- there are 13 in Griffith's
> valuation- and if there were more children.
> -Jennifer Lyons