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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] James Quirk b Limerick 1844 emig Chicago
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 07:01:22 -0500

JAMES QUIRK, foreman of the killing and cutting department of Davies,
Atkinson & Co., packers, was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1844, and
after leaving school was employed in the pork packing business. In
1864 he came to Hamilton, Ontario, where he entered the employ of
this firm in their house in that city. In 1872 he came to Chicago and
took charge of the cutting and killing department in their
establishment here. Mr. Quirk has been employed in packing houses
since he was thirteen years of age, and had a large experience in
this particular branch of the business. The firm employ in all some
seventy-five men in this department. Mr. Quirk has made his home in
Hyde Park for the past four years.

History of Early Chicago
Albert D. Hager

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Thanks. Nan

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