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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Another Posting Names
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 22:19:53 -0500
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There are two Timothy Dacey(s) in the Illinois death index and one
is a Timothy J.
They both died in Cook County.

Timothy J. was only 40 at his death in 1894, so that is not your
Timothy, but the other Timothy was 60 at his death in 1891.
He would have been roughly 33 at the time of the Civil War.

Have you ruled him out?


On Apr 2, 2006, at 3:30 PM, wrote:

> I am still looking for information on TImothy Patrick Dacey who was
> in the
> Chicago area by about 1850 and Ann Ryan. They had my great-
> grandmother in
> 1854, christened at St, Patrick's (?) in LaSalle. She was in an
> orphanage in
> her teens and was hired out at about age 16 to a family. I can
> find her with
> the family in 1870. Her name was Alice Lavinia Dacey. It seems that
> orphanage records were destroyed in the Chicago fire. We can find
> out nothing about
> her parents. I am not sure that they were married. I find a
> Dennis Ryan in
> the census for Cook County and for some reason I'm inclined to
> think that was
> Ann Ryan's brother, but no proof. I am wondering if she died
> either in
> childbirth or soon after, but have no idea how to search for her
> death in the
> 1850s or early 60s. Timothy Dacey signed on for the Union Army,
> but turned
> around and deserted quickly and that's the last heard of him.
> Alice married my
> great-grandfather in Chicago when she was 17 and at some point
> moved to St.
> Joseph, Missouri. As far as we know, she had no siblings.
> If anyone has suggestions or information, I'd be very happy to hear
> as this
> has been a stumbling block for many, many years.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kathy Wright
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