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From: Judith Mason <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Murphy - McMahon - Conway
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:10:32 -0800 (PST)
Yes, on the statewide index the groom was Patrick CONWAY, bride was Catherine MASON. On the certificate, the spelling of Catherine's surname was difficult to read.........looked like MAFON. Catherine's maiden name was McMAHON and her first married name was MURPHY.
Sharon Kavanagh <> wrote:
Judie - are you saying McMahon was spelled Mason?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Mason"
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:40 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 my research.
> To make a long story short, I have completed a good part of the family
> tree for
> 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
> I someone belongs to this family, I will be more than happy to pass on
> what information I have.
> Judie Mason
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