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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Roll Call McDowell
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:55:45 -0500
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I don't think that area was largely transients.
There were many large private homes and buildings with two and three
apartments, and many people took in boarders.
It was very common. And the boarders were working class people.

I'm stumped on Neil. He's not in the SSDI. He would be about 91
through wouldn't he?
Have you looked through online telephone directories.

Any one else have any ideas?


On Aug 13, 2007, at 3:14 PM, wrote:

> Hi Nan!
> Yes, that's Ada. Someone suggested that the John may really be
> Sadie since
> the other info fits her exactly. It says Married so I'm wondering
> where
> Robert McDowell b. 1852 in Brooklyn can be? The RR closed in CO
> about 1914. I
> thought I saw Robert was a bookkeeper in Denver. But I can't find
> where I saw
> that--maybe an old phone book for Denver?
> His son, William Freeman McDowell, has a WW I card showing he's
> living in
> Chicago in 1917. I saw from a recent posting that the area he
> lived at was
> rooming houses and for transients. Berkeley Street. In 1930 they
> are all in
> the same location.
> Any idea how I can find Neil?? Someone suggested it was a
> nickname for
> Cornelius but that hasn't come up in any search so far. The Neil
> McDowell in the
> WW II lists fits age but I can't find him after that.
> Thanks!!
> Barbara
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