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From: "Kevin J. O'Keefe" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] O'keefe Missing G Uncle in Chicago 1920's
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:58:07 -0400
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Nan, The leads end with the postcard to my grandmother. I'll keep digging
though. This is the closest I have come to new info on him. Thank you very
much! Kevin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nan Brennan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] O'keefe Missing G Uncle in Chicago 1920's


> Hi Kevin,
>
> Information on death certificates will vary.
> I wouldn't waste time or money on the Arthur O'Keefe in Sangamon Il,
> he was an Illinois farmer and so was his father before him
> Your Arthur might be one of the other two in Cook county.
>
> I suggest you take a look at the ChicagoGenealogy.com site for
> obtaining the death certs (I gave you the cert nos) and also look at
> the Illinois death index.
>
> As to censes online, the 1881 UK and 1880 US are free online at
> FamilySearch.org.
> You should check with your local library and see if they have free
> access through Ancestry or Proquest to other census records, US and
> Canada.
>
> I subscribe to Ancestry, you could try a free trial offer http://
> www.ancestry.com/, but I think you do have to give them a credit card
> number.
> Better to check with your library and local genealogy center first
> about what is available.
>
> I agree with you that the Arthur O'Keefe at the Acme #2 Hotel in the
> 1910 census is almost certainly your greatuncle.
> Everything matches--age, name, occupation, born Canada.
>
> You said he stopped writing in the 1920s, do you have any address for
> him in the 1920s?
>
> Nan
>
>
> On Jul 27, 2007, at 7:57 AM, Kevin J. O'Keefe wrote:
>
>> Nan,
>>
>> Does the Illinois death certificate mention where the birth may
>> have been or
>> the person's profession?
>> May I view the US census online?
>>
>> I think the printer in the Acme Hotel may be my uncle...how many
>> arthurs
>> could have been printers? As for the one in Sangamon ...his birth
>> may be an
>> error.
>> Thank you very much for the help. This is the closest I have ever
>> got to his
>> whereabouts.
>>
>> bye for now, Kevin
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nan Brennan" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 4:12 AM
>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] O'keefe Missing G Uncle in Chicago
>> 1920's
>>
>>
>>> Kevin,
>>>
>>> I can't find your Arthur O'keefe in the 1920 or 1930 census.
>>>
>>> And there is no way we can tell by looking at these Illinois death
>>> index records if one of those three
>>> was the same person who was at the Acme Hotel in 1910. None of them
>>> even show age except the one in Sangamon that we've ruled out.
>>> He's about the right age, but born Illinois
>>>
>>>
>>> I don't know if you want to take a gamble on one of those two
>>> certificates.
>>> There were two other Arthur O'Keefe's in Illinois and neither was
>>> your greatuncle.
>>>
>>>
>>> He may have moved on to another state, a different profession.
>>> He may have been missed or misspelled in the censes.
>>> He may have gone by a different first name.
>>>
>>> Nan
>>>
>>> On Jul 27, 2007, at 12:23 AM, Kevin J. O'Keefe wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thank you for the info Nan. One of these may be the one! I will
>>>> order a
>>>> death record and check out some church parishes and cemeteries in
>>>> the area.
>>>>
>>>>> I see in the 1881 Canadian census (familysearch.org) that Arthur
>>>>> had
>>>>> several siblings.
>>>>> Have you pursued leads with these family members and descendants?
>>>>
>>>> All the famly members in the 1881 census, and the ones to follow,
>>>> all stayed
>>>> in Lindsay and are buried here in Lindsay. Art was the only one to
>>>> move
>>>> away.
>>>>>
>>>> Which one of the O'Keefes below was the printer that lived in the
>>>> Acme
>>>> Hotel? My grand uncle Arthur was a printer.
>>>> Also, what does M/W UNK mean?
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> thank you, Kevin O'Keefe, Lindsay Ontario Canada
>>>>
>>>>
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