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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Margaret BRADY
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 21:44:33 -0500
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Nan,

The date of the obit is 17 Feb 1950. Happy Easter!!!

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Nan Brennan <>
Date: Friday, April 6, 2007 21:39
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Margaret BRADY
To:

> Hi Bill,
>
> I think Nellie is usually a nickname for Ellen or Helen, could
> be Eleanor, too, or something with a "nel" in the middle.
> For example, Cornelia can have the nickname Nell of Nellie.
>
> I don't think that Bridget Meehan is yours. I could be wrong of
> course.I still think a good clue to Maggie's father is the
> second born son, Thomas Brady.
>
> Could I have the date on Maggie's obit again?
>
> Happy Easter!
>
> Nan
>
>
> On Apr 6, 2007, at 9:25 PM, wrote:
>
> > Nan,
> >
> > In looking at Maggie's obit again, I'm not sure it is any one
> of
> > those. Here is the obit:
> > Margaret Brady Walsh, late of 8633 Vernon avenue, beloved wife
> of
> > the late William, loving mother of Catherine O'Connor, the
> late
> > William, Margaret O'Toole and Thomas Walsh, fond sister of
> Mrs.
> > John Burns of Kenosha, Wis., the late Mary Hackett, Catherine
> Hunt
> > and Nellie Weber. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m., from funeral
> home,
> > Halsted at 76th street, to St. Clotilde's church. Interment
> Mount
> > Olivet cemetery.
> > I haver tried to look for a Mary Hackett, a Catherine Hunt,
> and a
> > Nellie Weber in the Trib archives before to no avail. I even
> did
> > some searching in Kenosha also to no avail. What is Nellie
> a
> > nickname for?
> >
> > Bill
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Nan Brennan <>
> > Date: Friday, April 6, 2007 21:14
> > Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Margaret BRADY
> > To:
> >
> >> Bill,
> >>
> >> Which Bridget Meehan in the 1910 census was she:
> >>
> >> I found three (only checked correct spelling of Meehan):
> >>
> >> **Bridget, age 49, b@1861 Canada, emigrated 1885, parents
> born
> >> Ireland
> >> husband John born Kentucky, daughter Sadie age 21 born Canada
> >> living in the 4th ward 3139 Halsted St. (So Halsted St)
> >> Bridget A. Meehan, widow, age 53 b@1857 Ireland, emigrated 1870
> >> 28th Ward 2427 N Fairfield
> >> children: Jessie, Paul, Elizabeth, John C.
> >> Delia Meehan, age 25, b@1885 Ireland, emigrated 1905 (couldn't
> >> be
> >> witness to 1895 marriage)
> >> 10th ward 1109 15th St- married 1 year.
> >> husband Patrick, age 26, b@1884, emigrated 1904
> >>
> >> **I am assuming this is the one you refer to? But she was
> >> dead by
> >> 1920, not 1930.
> >> I came up empty on obits for all three John, Bridget (Delia)
> >> and
> >> Sadie/Sarah/Sara.
> >> But if this first one was the correct one, there is
> >> inconsistency
> >> (surprise!) in the census records.
> >> Some have her born Ireland, some have her born Canada.
> >> "Sadie" was
> >> born in Canada.
> >> Also, Bridget was born in 1861, that's older than I though
> >> Margaret's
> >> sister would be.
> >> You don't think this record is too early? Sadie was born
> >> in 1888 in
> >> Canada and John and Bridget married in 1886-possibly in Canada.
> >>
> >> There was a notice in the Tribune for a memorial mass for a Sara
> >> A.
> >> Meehan on Oct 27, 1948 at St Mark's church.
> >> notice was in the Trib the day before on the 26th. There
> >> is no
> >> corresponding death in the Illinois death index, however
> >> there was a death of a Sarah A. Meehan, one year earlier on
> >> October
> >> 27th 1947, so this memorial mass in 1948 is probably
> >> for the Sarah Meehan who died in 1947. I could not find an obit
> >> for
> >> her in 1947.
> >>
> >> Nan
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Apr 1, 2007, at 8:31 PM, wrote:
> >>
> >>> Nan,
> >>>
> >>> A passenger list from the SS Britannic 21 September 1888 shows
> >> a
> >>> family of Bradys - no father is listed. Listed are: Mary
> >> Brady
> >>> (wife - 46), Patrick Brady (farmer - 26), Kate Brady (22),
> >> Maggie
> >>> Brady (16), Bridget Brady (13), Thomas Brady (10), and Annie
> >> Brady
> >>> (8).
> >>>
> >>> The church record of my great grandparents wedding shows -
> >> William
> >>> Walsh and Maggie Brady - 14 April 1895. The witnesses are John
> >> J.
> >>> Meehan and Delia Brady. Another lister provided me with John
> >> and
> >>> Bridget Meehan census data for 1900, 1910, and 1930. The
> >> 1900,
> >>> 1910, and 1930 census in Chicago shows John Meehan and
> >> daughter in
> >>> all the census. Bridget is in the 1900 and 1910 census only.
> >> She
> >>> obviously died between the 1910 and 1930 census. Can you
> >> locate an
> >>> obit for Bridget (Delia) Meehan with a husband, John, and
> >> a
> >>> daughter, Sadie?
> >>>
> >>> I have the obit for Margaret. William (Walsh) Welch's obit I
> >> have
> >>> searched high and low for before I got kicked out of the
> >> Trib
> >>> archives to no avail. William died 22 May 1902. He was a
> >> Chicago cop.
> >>>
> >>> You are right there has been a lot of activity on the
> >> list
> >>> responding to my request. This list is GREAT!
> >>>
> >>> Bill
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: Nan Brennan <>
> >>> Date: Sunday, April 1, 2007 18:06
> >>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Margaret BRADY
> >>> To:
> >>>
> >>>> Bill,
> >>>>
> >>>> Give me the particulars and the siblings and I'll look for a
> >>>> Tribune
> >>>> obit.
> >>>>
> >>>> A lot of great responses from the list!.
> >>>>
> >>>> Nan
> >>>>
> >>>> On Apr 1, 2007, at 4:30 PM, wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Patti,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I have Maggie's obit, but no one else's. I don't have
> >>>> access
> >>>>> anymore to the Trib archives.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Bill
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>> From:
> >>>>> Date: Sunday, April 1, 2007 16:11
> >>>>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Margaret BRADY
> >>>>> To:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Bill,
> >>>>>> Have you looked up all obits for siblings?
> Sometimes there
> >>>>>> is a reference
> >>>>>> to where they came from. If Mary Brady is the Brady
> family>>>>>> of your Maggie, it
> >>>>>> would seem the whole family emigrated and left no one
> >> behind.>>>>
> >>>>>> Patti
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
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