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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:36:32 -0400

In my ongoing pursuit of Timothy and Tobias BURKE in Chicago:

I have found an Edward T. BURKE in the 1920 Census Ill>Cook>Chicago -
City 7th Ward
7332 S. Dante Ave. The house is still standing according to the City
Assessor's web site.

BURKE, Edward T. Head, 31, (b. 1890) Illinois (parents b. Ireland),
Repairman Batteries
" " Anna B., Wife, 29 (b. @1890) Illinois (parents b. Ireland)
" " Eleanor, Daughter, 4-9/12 (b. March 1915??) Illinois
" " Edward R., Son 1-4/12 (b. July 1918??) Illinois
GALLAGHER, Ellen, Mother-in-Law, 56, wd., (b. 1873) Ireland (parents b.
- AND -
In the 1930 Census Ill>Cook>Chicago - City 8th Ward, Block 290
7739 S. Eberhart Ave. The house is still standing according to the City
Assessor's web site.
Two listed people:
BURKE, James J., Son, 2/12 months, self & parents b. Illinois
GALLAGHER, Ellen, Mother-in-Law, 65, Wd., self & parents b. Ireland,
Immigrated 1883, No Occupation

Now this 1930 entry is a puzzler. No where can I find the members of the
BURKE family that are with Ellen GALLAGHER in 1920! Surely at age 65 she
is not the mother of a 2 month old son named James J. BURKE, and living
in a one-family house without any income.

- Is there a 1930 Chicago city directory available on line?
- Are Chicago1914 era marriage license indexes on line?
- Is there someone who will look this up for me and see if Edward T.
BURKE lives at 7730 Eberhart Ave in 1930?
- Any suggestions on how to find if this Edward T. BURKE is the Edward
Timothy BURKE, son of Timothy BURKE and Retta DEXTER, baptized 16
November1890 at St. Mel's Catholic Church, Chicago?

Kelly Ward
Schoolcraft, Michigan

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