Library Forum

A partnership of Clare County Library and Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
It is currently Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:29 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Chicago address
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Posts: 134
As an Irish woman I would have to reply to that last post -

"That beats Banagher" https://www.irishtimes.com/news/that-be ... r-1.318057

Saying that Ashland is "among the longest in Chicago", does that imply that there are others of similar length?

Lucille


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Chicago address
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:10 pm
Posts: 61
Western Avenue is the longest at 27.3 miles
Halsted is second at 21.5 miles
Ashland is third at about 20 miles


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Chicago address
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:43 am
Posts: 102
Hi Lucille,

Congrats on your publication of "Women of Clare" with the Clare Roots Society!

Back in August I looked unsuccessfully for the obituary for Mary Kane in the Chicago newspaper archives. I did find the below obituary for a Michael Kane whose wife was Mary Kane (nee Markham). This is a different family than the Kane family that you were researching, so I didn't bring this up as not to muddy the waters with your looming deadline.

Top marks for whoever wrote the obituary as although short it is packed full of information. This Michael Kane was born in Carrigaholt. My Clare geography is not the best but I believe this is very close to Furoor where "your" Kane family was from. Also, it states that in 1892 he was living at "615 West 21st Street" which at the time of the 1880 census was known as Clayton Street:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYB9-W36

615 West 21st Street is located in ED 59 just south of ED 60 where in 1880 Mary Kane stated that she was living with all her married children plus Sister Mary Isabella. 21st Street is actually the border between to the two districts so the two Kane families would have been living within one mile of each other. Michael Kane arrived in Illinois at the latest by 1862. When the widow Mary Kane arrived in Chicago with her children it is likely that she would have had some relatives already there. So perhaps this Michael Kane could be a cousin? Or perhaps just evidence that Clare immigrants tended to stay close together when immigrating to America?

Time for me to correct a mistake: ED stands for Enumeration District; I incorrectly guessed Electoral District back in August. It represents the area that just one enumerator was responsible for canvassing during the short census period. So if you have an address it is much easier to locate families in the 1880 census as these districts are quite small compared to the 1870 census which is divided by much larger Wards.

In looking back at the 1880 census for your Mary Kane, I suspect based upon the surname of the enumerator "Richard Elphicke" that he probably wasn't used to a strong Irish accent. And Mr. Elphicke had the back luck of reporting on the Kane Family as the very first family in his district. Hopefully, he became more competent as the census continued. This Chicago neighborhood is still an immigrant neighborhood. If I were a census taker in the upcoming census for this district with only my high school Spanish I surely would make a large number of mistakes!

And out of curiosity... with regards to Chicago history is the story of Mrs. O'Leary and her Cow well known in Dublin circles?


Attachments:
Michael Kane Chicago Daily Inter Ocean newspaper Obituary 4 July 1892.jpg
Michael Kane Chicago Daily Inter Ocean newspaper Obituary 4 July 1892.jpg [ 122.14 KiB | Viewed 97 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group