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From: "Marilyn Shanahan" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1884 Partial Poll LIst
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 14:12:16 -0500
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Hello John:

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Corrigan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 9:01 PM
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1884 Partial Poll LIst


> Hello,
>
> 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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