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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Ald Jeremiah Mulvihill b Kerry murdered inChicago 1894
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 00:50:21 -0500


Mulvihill, Jeremiah, alderman,
died, the victim of Michael Fewer's murderous bullet. The funeral
occured from his residence to St. Stephen's Church. For an hour
before the departure of the funeral cortege, throngs of friends
waited before the house on Austin ave. and Green st.

Ald. Mulvihill was born in Kilmeany, Co. Kerry about 36 years ago.
The family was evicted when he was six years old, and all emigrated
to this country, settling at Toronto, Clinton Co., IA on a farm. At
the age of 21 yrs., he married Miss Davitt, a distant relative of the
famous Irish agitator, Michael Davitt, and they moved to this city.
He worked for some time for Col. William P. Rend, coal merchant, and
then went into the mineral water business. Mr. Mulvihill's parents
died in Iowa ten years ago, leaving several younger children, some of
whom, one married sister and a brother, reside in Chicago. -Feb. 3, 1894

April 19, 1894 Chicago Daily Tribune

Michael Fewer, who shot and killed Ald Meremiah Mulvihill of the
Seventeenth Ward in a West Side saloon, will be placed on trial
before Judge Sears next Monday Morning.

April 24, 1894 Chicago Daily Tribune

Michael Fewer was placed on trial before Judge Sears yesterday
morning for the murder of Ald Jeremiah Mulvihill in Edward Mussey's
**saloon No 140 Sangamon Street, Jan 25. The impaneling of the jury
occupied the entire day's session.

** another article identifies this as Ed Hussey's saloon.

Another article gives Mulvihill's address as 118 N Austin and reports
he owned two saloons, one at Austin and Indiana Sts and one as
Halsted and Indiana.

Note: Today all four of these are N/S streets so the addresses above
may or may not be correct. Indiana would have to have been an E/W st
at that time. Was it? anybody on the Chicago list know?

April 27, 1894 Chicago Daily Tribune:
jury ruled accidental discharge of the revolver.

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