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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Roll Call McDowell
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:00:34 -0500
There was a Neil McDowell, born Illinois 1916, that enlisted in the
US Army Air Corp on 3 April 1942. Married, one year of college.
There was a Nel McDowell name as a scout leader from the Woodlawn
neighborhood in a Mar 3, 1935 Tribune article on the Boy Scouts in
Your Neil would have been about 19 by then.
I saw your William Freeman McDowell was living at 4211 Berkeley Ave
in his WWI draft.....I think this would be the Woodlawn
neighborhood....if not pretty close.
THANKS TO YOU I NOW HAVE A ED FOR 42ND AND BERKELY.
Another lister was asking about a Irish woman's boarding house around
42nd and Berkley just within the past few days. I was having trouble
zeroing in on the neighborhood. Funny co-incidence.
On Jul 20, 2007, at 6:26 PM, wrote:
> McDowell Longford, Ire Brooklyn, NY Denver, CO Chicago, IL
> Robert McDowell b. Longford 1812 m. Eliza Byrne b. Ire 1816 marriage
> location/date unknown
> Came to US in 1841
> Their children:
> Robert b. 1852 Brooklyn* (His line follows)
> Eliza J. b. 1853 in Michigan d. NY 1888
> Ellen b. 1859 in Brooklyn, NY d. 1891 in Mamakating, NY
> (Sullivan County)
> M. James Reilly/Riley b. 1850 Longford. in Brooklyn in 1876
> Robert b. 1852 in Bklyn
> Marries Sadie (Sarah) A. Freeman b. 1865 Virginia married 1886 in
> CO d. Chicago, IL Nov 1950
> Robert is the Auditor of the Colorado Eastern Railway which closes
> Can't find a death record
> Their children:
> Ada b. 1890 in Denver 1920 census is a stenographer in Chicago,
> IL d.
> Chicago Nov 1981
> William Freeman b. 1893 in Denver Is in Chicago, IL when
> registers for WW I
> d. Chicago Nov 1972
> m. Gladys Zimmerman b. NY 1896 d. Chicago 1939
> Marriage records not found
> 1920 census is in Toledo, OH Son, Neil, 4 years old.
> 1930 census in Chicago, IL
> Have not been able to find any info about Neil except in 1920
> and 1930
> census records
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