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From: "Marsha Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1884 Partial Poll LIst
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:28:12 -0700
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If you could check on the name James Cook, on South Ashland, I would
greatly appreciate it. Thanks. Marsha Thomas

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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 9:01 PM
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1884 Partial Poll LIst


Prior to the notorious 1884 presidential election, Cleveland vs Blaine
there may have been some shennanigans going on with voter registration.
Hard to believe. In an attempt to clean up the voter list, two papers,
The Tribune and the Inter Ocean published the names of the voters in
some 58 of the 171 precincts in Chicago's 18 wards. The total of the
names which includes some duplications and alternative spellings of
surnames is 39,618. Only one precinct in Wards 13, 14, and 15 were
published. No precincts in Ward 4 which went from 29 st to 39 st, Lake
Michigan to State St were published.
Otherwise the heavily Irish wards are well represented. The list
included only surname and given name or initial and the voter's address.
If you would like to know if someone in your family was registered email
me and I will check. Depending on the number of requests an answer may
take a little while to respond. Please write me before October 15th.
Please include the person's name and address.

John E Corrigan

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