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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] John and Michael McMahon Worth and Palos
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 07:17:05 -0500

JOHN McMAHON, farmer, P.O. Worth, was born in Ireland in 1836, son of
James and Margaret McMahon. He came to New York in 1852, where he was
engaged in farming, which pursuit he followed until 1857, when he
removed to Cook County, and engaged in the same occupation. Itc was
married in 1864 to Miss Mary McMahon, daughter of Patrick and Mary
McMahon. They have ten children--Daniel, Minnie, James, Margaret,
Kittie, Johnnie, Annie, Julia, Thomas and Adelaide. Mr. McMahon has
been Assessor of Palos Township fourteen years, school trustee three
years, and school director six years. Mrs. McMahon's parents were
early settlers of Cook County, first locating in Chicago, where they
resided thirteen years, then in Palos Township, where they were
engaged in farming until the father's death, in June, 1871, at the
age of sixty-six. The mother is living at the age of sixty-eight years

MICHAEL McMAHON, farmer, P.O. Worth,was born in Ireland in 1838, son
of James and Margaret McMahon. He came to America in 1853 with his
parents, and remained for about six years in western New York. In
1858 he came to Cook County and located in the township of Palos. In
1864 he purchased the farm where he now resides, containing 199
acres, and engaged in general farming and stock-raising. Mr. McMahon
was married in 1867 to Miss Julia Ford, who died in 1873, leaving two
children, Julia and Roger. He was married in 1879 to Miss Kate
McEnery, daughter of Daniel and Kate McEnery. They have two children,
Nellie and Mary. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and
he is a mem-her of the school board on which he has served six years.

History of Early Chicago,
Albert D. Hager

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