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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Obituary Look Up??
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 21:33:08 -0600
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Kelly I misread your email, I thought you were looking for Chicago
Trib obits.
Judie--you found a lot !


On Jan 4, 2007, at 11:00 AM, Judith Mason wrote:

> Kelly, here's what I found for Edward and Timothy in Ancestry's
> database "Irish in Chicago 1872 - 1925". The articles/obituaries
> are extracts from various Chicago publications.
> Hope this is of some help.
> Judie Mason
> Chicago
> Burke, Thomas Husband of Sarah (nee Hogan), father of John,
> Edward and Timothy Burke, Mrs. Giveney, Mrs. Dwyer, Mrs. Clark,
> Mrs. Maher, Mrs. Carrod, and Mrs. Carberry, uncle of Father Paul
> Burke of McHenry, Ill., and the late Fr. James Burke of St. Louis,
> also Timothy, David, John and Edward. Funeral from residence 6621
> Green st. to St. Bernard's church thence to Mt. Olivet cemetery.
> Native of Sollihead, Co. Tipperary. --July 5, 1906 (1)
> Burke, Mary, died Feb. 13, 1902, aged 26 yrs., at resid. 3944
> Western ave., daughter of Edward and Catherine Burke, born in Co.
> Mayo. Funeral from St. Agnes Church to Mt. Olivet (1)
> Burke, Ellen (nee Fraher) wife of the late John, mother of
> William, Edward and Oliver Burke at her late residence, 820 37th
> st., native of Co. Limerick. Funeral from Nativity church to Mt.
> Olivet cemetery. --Nov. 13, 1905 (1)
> Burke, Edward P., was born in Madison, Jefferson County, IN on
> Jan. 17, 1848, the son of John Burke and Mary Fallon, natives of
> Co. Roscommon who came to the U.S. in 1833. They settled in Indiana
> until 1870 when they came to Chicago, and two years after returned
> to the Hoosier State. Here the next eight years of their lives were
> spent, and they returned to Chicago in 1880. In the latter year his
> father died, and in 1881 his mother. In Chicago, Edward Burke was
> apprenticed to a stonecutter, and later was elected president of
> the Stonecutter's Association. In 1874 he abandoned the business of
> stonecutting to accept a position with Fowler Bros., as foreman in
> their establishment at the Union Stockyards. Here he remained for
> nine years, finally leaving to go into business for himself later
> becoming associated with the firm of McKeon, Kelly & Burke, cut
> stone contractors. This firm operated extensive yards on 21st st.
> near Archer ave. He was elected three successive times to
> the city council from the 5th ward. In 1880 he defeated George
> Turney, independent democrat, and Thomas Ryan, receiving a
> plurality of over 600 votes; and in 1882 he defeated Edward O'Hare,
> independent democrat and Fred Aye, republican. In 1886 he was
> nominated for State Senator. He married Mary E. McKeon in June,
> 1873, and they had five children. He died on July 1, 1892. (28)
> note: (1) Chicago Daily News
> (28) "Men Who Have Made 5th Ward Chicago" 1895
> wrote:
> I don't have access to any Chicago libraries as I live out-state.
> Would
> it be possible for one of you who does have access to check for two
> obituaries for me?
> 1. Timothy BURKE, b. 1862 Ireland (he lived in Wisconsin, Chicago, and
> the last record I have of him is 1910 in Wisconsin, but he could well
> have gone back to Chicago after 1910)
> 2. Edward Timothy BURKE, b. 1890 Chicago, 1900 living at 2322 Fulton,
> Chicago (West Town), 1910 with his father, Timothy BURKE, in
> Wisconsin;
> 1920 the only Edward BURKE I can find in Wisconsin or Illinois is one
> Edward T. BURKE living at 7332 Dante Ave, Chicago with his wife, Anna
> B., two children, Eleanor b. 1915 & Edward R. b. 1918 and his
> mother-in-law, Ellen GALLAGHER.
> Kelly Ward, Schoolcraft, Michigan
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