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From: sarah toblesky <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Chicago Church Records
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:49:09 -0500
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Hi Tom:
I have the death certificates for two of my great uncles. Both list their parents as John Fleming, and Mary Butler. Both are listed as being from County Limerick, Ireland. My grandfathers death certificate just lists parents names, John Fleming & Mary Butler with no country listed. Also Mary Butler Fleming's obit in the Chicago Tribune said she was from Maulleen, County Limerick, Ireland.
My dad told me that Mary Butler's family had a RC Bishop in it. I checked various Irish sites and found a George Butler was the Bishop of County Limerick. He died in 1886. A priest in County Limerick sent me a copy of a page which looks to be some sort of encyclopedia with a picture of Bishop George Butler and his autobiography. He looked just like MY DAD...whose name happens to be George! I have been trying to prove that Bishop George Butler is related but I haven't been able to.
Thank you for your time, Tom.
Sally> From: > To: > Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:42:36 +0000> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Chicago Church Records> > Sarah,> > What source gave you the information that they were from Co. Limerick? If you hadn't mentioned county Limerick, I would have guessed Kilkenny to be their place of origin as those are very common family names in Kilkenny. > > --Tom Cook (who enjoyed the Southside Irish parade this year...thought I nearly froze my toes off!)> > -------------- Original message -------------- > From: sarah toblesky <> > > > > > Margaret I am fortunate to have an LDS library here in my small town. I left > > Illinois a long time ago. I also have spent a fortune renting church films. > > Their library has helped me get to where I am today especially when you consider > > I didn't have very much to start with. I even had special privileges from the > > current Bishop of County Limerick. When I told him I thought I might be related > > to Bishop George Butler, he told his archivist to help me in any way. > > Unfortuneately I didn't get much info. I haven't been able to tie Bishop Butler > > to my Mary Butler (dont know her parents, siblings, etc.). Although the Bishop > > was supposed to have lots of relatives (never determined to what degree they > > were related) who were Catholic priests. ONe was Thaddeus Butler and priest who > > served in the Civil War working out of Chicago. That was a dead end too. Oh > > well! Thank you for your thoughts. > > You can order the Archdiocesan records > > from you nearest LDS Family History > Center -- go to familysearch.org to find > > the nearest center and to the > Library/Library Catalog then search by subject > > Chicago Illinois>Church records -- > you will have to scroll through many pages > > (not alphabetical) to find the > church. Click on film notes to read what is on > > the film -- if there are any death > records (if there are, they are quite > > scant). With the film number, you are > ready to order the film. Takes 4-6 weeks > > to arrive and costs about $5.75 > for one month.> > Good luck> > Margaret > > McCarthy> > > > **************It's Tax Time! Get tips, forms, and advice on AOL > > Money & > Finance. (http://money.aol.com/tax?NCID=aolprf00030000000001)>; > > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an > > email to with the word 'unsubscribe' > > without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Climb to the top of the charts! Play the word scramble challenge with star > > power. > > http://club.live.com/star_shuffle.aspx?icid=starshuffle_wlmailtextlink_jan > > > > ------------------------------- > > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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