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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Parish Interest FORTUNE St James
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 22:36:46 -0500
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> Do you have access to The Chicago Citizen or Interocean
> Newspapers. I have
> wondered if there would be an obit for Michael.

No Joe, I don't, and that's another project this list needs to discuss.

Nan

On Jul 21, 2007, at 9:41 AM, wrote:

> Nan,
>
> Thanks for the information and reply.
>
> I have used Griffith's Valuation and believe my family is part of the
> Fortune family that came from townland of Effernoge in Ferns
> County Wexford. The
> given names match up to my family. Michael Fathers name was John
> and his
> mother was Bridget Redmond.
>
> My Great Grandfather was Michael John Redmond Fortune. His wife
> was Annie
> Doyle. They had 8 children.
>
> Margaret 1856 in Dublin
> Bridget Agnes 1858 Toronto
> John 1860 St. Louis
> James 1863 Cincinnati ( My ggreatgrandfather joined the Union Army)
> Ann 1865 Chicago
> Mary Ellen 1867 Chicago
> William 1873 Chicago (My Grandfather)
> Joseph 1877 Chicago
>
> They lived in Bridgeport from 1865 until the early 1900's. My
> grandfather
> married Rose Mcneill from County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1898
> at St.
> James. They eventually moved to 10141 S. Lowe in Fernwood. They
> attended St.
> Margaret of Scotland. My fathers 3 sisters attended Academy of
> our Lady and my
> father and his brother went to Mt. Carmel.
>
> I do not have an obit for Michael. He died on September 19 1917.
> I do have
> one (Chicago Daily News) 1897 for his Wife Annie.
>
> John and Peter Fortune ( Fortune Bros. Brewing Co.) were from the
> same area
> in County Wexford, but I have no information that they are
> related. They
> were a very prominent Chicago Family.
>
> Do you have access to The Chicago Citizen or Interocean
> Newspapers. I have
> wondered if there would be an obit for Michael.
>
> Joe
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