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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] O'Keefe Missing G Uncle in Chicago 1920's
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:20:39 -0500
I couldn't find an obit in the Tribune (1920-1940)
Illinois Death Index has these entries.
OKEEFE ARTHUR M/W UNK 6019153 1934-03-17
COOK CHICAGO 34-07-11
OKEEFE ARTHUR A M/W UNK 0000854 1944-01-25
COOK BLUE ISLAND
O'KEEFE ARTHUR M/W Y-68 0043185 1949-10-25
ARTHUR M/W Y-68 0043185 1949-10-25
(This Sangamon O'Keefe is probably NOT him, as he was born in
Illinois per th 1920 census)
You may alread have this but in 1910 (census) he was living at the
Acme Hotel (employed as a printer) at 518 West Madison in the 18th Ward.
Ward Boundaries were Ward 18; Tract R 7 (pt.of) Bounded by; W.
Madison, South Branch Chicago River, W. Adams, S. Desplaines.
On Jul 26, 2007, at 7:27 PM, Kevin J. O'Keefe wrote:
> Arthur McCabe O'KEEFE, Canadian born at Lindsay, Ontario August 25,
> 1878, was my great-uncle. He was Baptized September 1, 1878 and
> never married as long as we know. He moved to St. Catherine's,
> Ontario during WW1 to work as a printer there. During the 1920s he
> was a printer at one of the newspapers in Chicago; the Tribune or
> the Sun Times I guess. There was a printers' strike and he ended up
> on hard times after the strikes were defeated. My grand-father and
> another great-uncle tried to convince him to return to Canada
> (Lindsay)but he never did. The trail ends when my great-grandmother
> Ann-Jane (McCabe) O'Keefe stopped getting Christmas cards from him
> in the twenties. Does this match any of your family history?
> All the Printers' Union records are in the archives at Bolder
> Colorado University Library but I was told by the archivist there
> that the records are not much help.
> Did he go to St. Basil's Catholic Church in the south side of Chicago?
> thank you, Kevin O'Keefe, Lindsay Ontario Canada
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