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From: Judith Mason <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Murphy - McMahon - Conway
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:06:39 -0800 (PST)
Anna/Annie Conway b.c.1876 Chicago - parents b. Ireland
m. Peter J. Minster b.c.1876 Chicago - father b. Germany, mother b. Wisconsin
son: James b.c.1903
1910 Census - Peter is a saloon keeper
1920 Census - Peter is a city policeman
I am tracking the name "Miniter" in Ireland, Chicago and elsewhere.........it is often mispelled as Minister or other ways.? I would be happy to receive any information on "Minster" that you might have.
Thank you very, very much!
From: Judith Mason
Sent: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:40 pm
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Murphy - McMahon - Conway
In the IL Statewide Marriage Index there is an entry for Patrick Conway and
Mrs. Catherine Mason married by a justice of the peace in Chicago on March 18,
1874. I thought I'd struck gold in finding a sister to my gr grandfather
Matthew Mason. When I received the marriage certificate, Catherine's surname
didn't look like Mason but I couldn't make out what it was so I went ahead with
To make a long story short, I have completed a good part of the family tree
Mrs. Catherine McMahon - (Michael)Murphy - (Patrick)Conway. Have Calvary
records that include surnames McClorey, Garvey, O'Donnell, Minster and Smith
along with some death certificates, census information and obituaries.
I someone belongs to this family, I will be more than happy to pass on what
information I have.