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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Murray and Tracey
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 06:34:48 -0500
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There was a Delia Tracey that arrived in NY on May 9, 1863.
She was 21, born abt 1842.
Ship name McCellan.
Port of Departure: England
Place of Origin is "Great Britain".


On Oct 26, 2006, at 12:49 PM, Kathleen M. Klimek wrote:

> I am looking for possible info on a Murray family and a Tracey
> family (or individuals).
>
> My ggg-grandfather Patrick James Murray b. 1846 (or 47) Ireland and
> ggg-grandmother Delia Tracey (born 1847-48) Ireland are both listed
> in the 1870 fed census as living in the third ward Chicago. He was
> listed as laborer, she as domestic servant. I think they were both
> came to the US after 1860 since I cannot locate them (at least in
> IL) on the 1860 census but they are on the 1870 census.
>
> Marriage records state the couple were married Nov. 23, 1872. Holy
> Family parish I believe. So both were around and in that
> neighborhood during the Chicago fire era.
>
> Complicating research is that there is another Patrick Murray born
> in the same year but a different family in a different ward.
>
> Later both are listed in the 1880 census, 7th ward, ED 72,. Delia
> is now listed as Bridget Murray. As is the custom as Delia is a
> nickname for Bridget (or vice versa?).
> In the 1880 census the household is:
> Patrick - age 34
> Bridget – age 32
> Daniel – age 5
> James – age 2
> Mary – age 1
>
> And a relative (brother?) of Delia / Bridget:
> John Tracy (Tracey?) age 42
>
> In the 1900 Census they are listed in West town 9th ward, ED 226
> Daniel Murray – B. 1877
> James – b. 1880
> Mary – b. 1882
> Kittie (Catherine) – b. 1883
> William – b. 1884
> Thomas – b. 1886
>
> I don’t know if Delia/Bridget Murray and Patrick Murray passed
> away by the 1900 census since the children are living alone? Since
> their names are so common I have been unable to locate correct
> death information.
>
> I have genealogy on all the descendants of these Murray children:
> Daniel Joseph (my gg-grandfather), James John. Mary (married
> Phebus), Catherine (married Kyle), William and Thomas.
>
> Anyone who has tips or ideas on records that would help me proceed
> or have more info on this family, thanks! I would like to figure
> out how to find out which county in Ireland this family came from -
> if that is even possible? Limerick? Since a lot of west siders were
> from that county?
>
> And the Tracey family? Any info on them?
>
> Thanks.
>
> K.M.K.
>
>
>
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