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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Captain Daniel Quirk bKerry d Chgo 1883
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 04:01:47 -0600

Chicago Tribune 30 Jul 1883



Capt. Daniel Quirk, well known in military circles in this city, died
at his residence on Superior Street yesterday morning after a
somewhat protracted illness. The Captain was born in Kerry, Ireland,
about fifty-five years ago and came to this country with his family
when a mere boy. They settled in Chicago where they have since
resided. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, the deceased, with his
brother, took a prominent part in organizing the Twenty-third
Illinois Regiment, in which they served with distinction untill the
close of the War.
Returning to this city, they engaged in commercial pursuits. For a
time the deceased was a valued employe of the Chicago Post Office.
Owing to failing health, he was obliged to resign about two years
ago. A visit to Ireland last fall failed to make any improvement in
his shattered constitution. The Captain was a brave man, an
accomplished soldier, and a good citizen.

The funeral will take place from the residence on Superior Street to
the Cathedral of the Holy Name, at 10 o'clock tomorrow, and thence by
cars to Calvary Cemetery.


Illinois Death Index:date of Death: 7/29/1883, age 55, certif No

1880 Census

Daniel Quirk (age 40** b Ireland) and wife Maggie age 35 b NY) were
living at 273 Superior St and was employed by the Post Office.
Also living with him:
Sister in law Annie O'Connor, single age 20, born NY
Niece, Lenora Young, age 16, born Ireland
Boarder, Maria Janes, age 23, born Illinois, clerk in the Post Office.
** the age is obviously wrong, see 1870 census below.

1870 Census Chicago Ward 20
Daniel Quirk, age 40, born Ireland, Clerk Post Office
Wife Margaret J. age 33, born Ireland(1880 census says born NY)
Lenore Young, age 8, born Scotland(1880 census says born Ireland)
Ellen Quirk, age 76, born Ireland

Illinois Marriage index:7/7/1852Daniel Quirk to Margaret Jane Moore

Illinois Death Index: Ellen Quirk 3/14/1881 age 88 cert no 0002570
** not in 1900 census this is probably the correct Ellen's death cert
Ellenor M. Quirk 11/23/1907 age 85 cert no 00014405
one of these two is probably Daniel's mother ** not in 1900 census
this is probably the correct Ellen's death cert

???QUESTIONhow can Annie O'Connor, single, be his Sister in law?
the only think I can think is that Maggie is his 2nd wife and
Annie is sister of his 1st wife??

1900 Census
Margaret is still living at 273 Superior Dist 722, Chicago Ward 24
Widowed, Age 65, born ireland 1935, emigrated 1850 (born March 1835)
also living with her is "daughter" Lenore Neary age32 born Scotland,
emigrated 1868?
Son in law Nickolis J. Neary, age 44, born Ireland emigrated 1875, a
clerk in an abstract office
(illinois Marriage index Nicholas J. Neary to Leonore M. Young .
4/21/1885 Cook County)

Boarder, James Burke age45 born Ireland April 1855 dry goods salesma,
emigrated 1875
Board William Fogarty age 55 b Sept 1855 Ireland, landlord

1910This family has moved to Evanston. Ward 2, 1015 Dempster St.

Nicholas Neary, age 61,b Ireland abt 1849, married 25 years
emigrated 1869, Examiner, Title Trust Co
Leonor Neary, age 46,b Scotland
William Neary, age 32, single, born Illinois, own Income
Margaret J. Quirk, age 76, born Ireland, emigrated 1837, own income
Annie Knier, age 20, servant, born Wisconsin.

1920Back in the city, Chicago Ward 21, Dist 1184, 18 East Huron

Nicholas is age 70,working for (or owns? abstract co) Lenora, age 58,
William still single 44 and unemployed.
Nicholas died May 3, 1920. Census was taken on January 23.
Funeral from residence, 18 E Huron, to Holy Name Cathedral. Burial
Calvery Cemetery.


William or Lenore aren't found in the 1930 census.

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