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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Canavan in Chicago
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 01:32:32 -0600


Merril, I can't remember if any of us sent you these, so I am reposting:

These are from Tom Cook's database of Chicago Irish Families:

Is this first one yours? John from Balla, Mayo?

Canavan, John, May 27, 1899, aged 63 yrs., husband of Catherine, nee
Carney, native of Raduff Balla, Co. Mayo, father of James, Patrick,
John, and Thomas Canavan, brother of James, Thomas and Lettie
Canavan. Funeral from resid., 413 W. 51st st. to St. Anne's Church to
Mt. Olivet (Chicago Daily News)

Canavan, Thomas, died May 16, 1895, aged 36 yrs., husband of Mary,
nee Carroll, brother of Michael, John, Mary and Delia, native of
Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. Funeral from resid., 6326 Loomis st. to St.
Brendan's Church to Mt. Olivet -May 17, 1895 (Chicago Daily News)

Here is the obit of Austin's mother (previous post about Austin A
Canavan Pa to Kankakee to Chgo)

Tribune, May 6, 1899

ANN CANAVAN, Sumner, Kankakee County, Il
did yesterday, age 82 years. She was the
widow of Anthony Canavan, who prior to his death
in 1890 was well known as a leader in Kankakee County,
having been for many years a member of the
County Board of Supervisors. Mrs Canavan
with her husband settled in Sumner in 1848. Nine
Children, five songs and four daughters survive.
These are James Canavan of St Joseph Mich.,
John Canavan, Greene Co Ia; Attorney Austin A Canavan
of Chicago; Patrick Canavan, Thomas Canavan, Supervisor
of Kankakee County; Mrs Mary McNulty, Greene County Ia;
Mrs Catherine Parish of Momence IL; Mrs Ellen Bowe of
Chicago, and Mrs Margaret E. Casey, wife of John D. Casey,
assistant to the Probate Judge of Cook County.

Note there is a conflict between the date of Arrival in Kankakee:
This obit states 1848, one census shows 1858.


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