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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] 40th Avenue
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 00:34:21 -0500
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I think I am wrong about it being the10th ward.
The numbering system is different in 1900.
In other words, if you were at the first house south of 12th street
on Crawford, I would assume you were at 1201 or 1202 etc south Crawford.
But that's not the case. So 1503 south 40th Avenue would not
probably not be just north of 1600.
It probably would be some ways south of 16th street which might put
it in the 29th ward, I'm not sure.
I'm trying to figure out the numbering system for 1900.
On May 30, 2006, at 10:22 PM, Nan Brennan wrote:
> You've stumped me, Bill!
> There were only 35 wards on the 1900 map.
> I thought maybe the boundaries had changed, but I looked at 1910
> and that also had 35 wards.
> However, in 1910 ward boundaries had changed and that address looks
> to be in the 34th ward in 1910
> On May 30, 2006, at 10:03 PM, <> wrote:
>> The death certificate states that it was the 39th Ward. It could
>> be an error?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Nan Brennan <>
>> Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 21:47
>> Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] 40th Avenue
>> > Bill, I think you are right that 40th Avenue was Crawford/Pulaski.
>> > There's a 1900 map at "A Look at Cook" website
>> > http://www.alookatcook.com/1900/1900ChgoCtymp.htm
>> > 40th ave is clearly marked.
>> > That address 1503 S 40th would be literally on the border of the
>> > 10th
>> > Wd.
>> > I assume with the odd number "3" that it would be on the east
>> > side of
>> > 40th, so would be the 10th Ward.
>> > The adjoining ward to the West would be the 28th Ward.
>> > Nan
>> > On May 30, 2006, at 9:25 PM, <> wrote:
>> > > Listers,
>> > >
>> > > I just received my gr gr grandmother's, Catherine Welch,
>> > death
>> > > certificate. It states that she died at 1503 S. 40th Avenue.
>> > She
>> > > died 3 January 1909. I'm sure that was prior to the street
>> > name
>> > > changes. Having lived in Chicago for 50+ years, I know that
>> > 4000
>> > > West is Pulaski/Crawford. Would this be the same as 40th Avenue?
>> > >
>> > > She was buried at Sag Cemetery with her son, my gr
>> > grandfather,
>> > > William Walsh. Is this the St. James Cemetery in Lemont?
>> > According
>> > > to one website, this is where many of the workers that built
>> > the
>> > > I&M Canal are buried. This may solve the mystery of the hamlet
>> > of
>> > > Hastings, Illinois.
>> > >
>> > > Bill Karr in Peoria, IL., USA
>> > >
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