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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] James Holligan obit Chicago Fenian 1899
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 00:47:25 -0600

Chicago Tribune March 9, 1899

JAMES HOLLIGAN, Chicago, died yesterday
from old age. He was 98 years old. The funeral
will be held at 1030am at the residence of his daughter,
Mrs W. J. LLOYD, 446 Claremont avenue, to St. Charles
Church. Interment will be at Calvary. Mr Holligan was
born in King'sCounty, Ireland, and when still a young
man came to Baltimore. In 1857 he came to Chicago,
having married in Baltimore to Miss ELIZABETH O'CONNOR
in 1850 (?1859?) He was an Irish patriot, an adherent
of Gladstone, and in former years a contributor to the
funds of the Fenian organization. He enjoyed the
distinction of having kept since 1840 a total abstinence
pledge he signed in Ireland at the request of
Father Matthew, founder of Catholic total abstinence
societies. At the time of the fire of 1871 he conducted
a furniture store at Polk and Jefferson streets which
escaped destruction. The building adjoining it on the east
was destroyed. His wife died eight years ago.
The surviving children are Mrs W.J. Lloyd, whose husband
is assistant superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph
company, and two sons, W.R. and JAMES P. HOLLIGAN.
both telegraph operators. Death resulted from a general
breaking down of the system.

Notes: Elizabeth Holligan's funeral was at Holy Family Church
They were living at 2?6 Maxwell st in Sept 1891, the
date of her Trib death notice.

There was a James P Holligan who died May 1904, wife Mary nee Kendrick.
residence 1396 Jackson blvd. Funeral May 22 for Lady of Sorrows to
Could be the son.

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