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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Murray and Tracey
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 07:03:43 -0500
There was a Bridget Murphy age 50 "single" birth date unknown, born
Ireland at the Cook County Infirmary in Norwood Park in 1900.
I wonder how they knew her age if her birth date was unknown, so many
they didn't really know if she was single, married or widowed either.
Did you get their (Delia and Patrick) marriage license from the State
On Oct 27, 2006, at 6:34 AM, Nan Brennan wrote:
> 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 â€“ age 32
>> Daniel â€“ age 5
>> James â€“ age 2
>> Mary â€“ 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 â€“ B. 1877
>> James â€“ b. 1880
>> Mary â€“ b. 1882
>> Kittie (Catherine) â€“ b. 1883
>> William â€“ b. 1884
>> Thomas â€“ b. 1886
>> I donâ€™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?
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