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From: "Marilyn Shanahan" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1884 Partial Poll LIst
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:16:01 -0600
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Hello John:
Wondering if you have a Thomas Farrell on your voter registration list? He
had sisters, Bridget, Mary and Johanna. They all lived pretty much together
in Chicago, coming from Ontario CA.
Thanks for the help.
Marilyn Shanahan

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Corrigan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:01 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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